Archive for April 2019

Nevis’ Must-Visit Summer Food Festival

One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing food festivals is back again this summer. The Nevis Mango & Food Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for July 4-7 with a focus on the island’s growing culinary power. The Nevis Mango and Food Festival is an entire weekend totally dedicated to the mango and the deliciously creative cuisine…

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Locally produced “Breadfruit Eau de Vie” receives Gold Medal Award

This 100% Distillate, distilled only from local grown Breadfruit, is produced by Eike Lauff, who has labelled a new selection of St Lucian novelty Spirits under “Caribbean Craft Distilling”. St Lucian “Caribbean Craft Distilling” has claimed additional plaudits to its Gold Medal Breadfruit Eau de Vie at the 2019 ‘World Spirits Awards’: It’s Taro Vodka,…

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Use of Banana fibres

Banana fibre, also known as musa fibre is one of the world’s strongest natural fibres. Biodegradable, the natural fibre is made from the stem of the banana tree and is incredibly durable. The fibre consists of thick-walled cell tissue, bonded together by natural gums and is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. Banana fibre is similar…

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Tortuga Rum Company

When people visit the Caribbean islands they are often presented with a delicious glass or two of rum punch. Oh, but there is something else so yummy that is made of the famous rum of the Caribbean that one must try – specifically, rum cake. Tortuga Rum Cake is known throughout the cruise passenger and…

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Samoa’s coconuts go global

“Coconuts are both culturally and economically important to Samoans,” says Alberta Vitale, Associate Director of Samoa’s Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI). This organisation was originally set up to create opportunities and a regular income for women in Samoa, but today, whole families are involved, helping to gather the coconuts and make coconut oil. Read recent…

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Pacific: Food seen as new tourism fuel

The tourism industry has been advised to learn from how other Pacific Islands nations that are promoting agri-tourism. Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rio Fiocco recently returned from a Regional Agritourism Workshop organized by CTA, PIPSO, SPTO, SPC and IFAD in Fiji on 1-2 April 2019 which discussed how to improve links…

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Caribbean tourism education to the forefront

The Miami-based Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the region’s annual networking, education and best practice sharing event for hospitality and tourism business stakeholders, will bring tourism education to the forefront in 2019. CHTA said recently that the networking conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency…

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