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Restaurant gives students chance to practise

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

If you want to experience true fine dining at a fraction of the cost then check out the University of the South Pacific’s newly minted Pacific Fusion Restaurant in Namaka, Nadi. The training restaurant — run and managed by the university — boasts menus put together by students themselves that could easily grace the table…

Polynesian flavours at KaiNiue Food Festival in Paradise

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

Polynesian flavours internationally crafted This event is designed to showcase niue island’s extraordinary local produce to the world while guests experience a new flare of cooking from international culinary experts. Running for three days from friday 2nd to monday 5th november 2018 the programme includes sumptuous meals matched with NZ wines and chef cooking demonstrations,…

Fourth Annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

It’s that time of year again when we just have to give in to the fact that we all have to buy ‘roomier’ clothes once October is over. The fourth annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) runs October 20 – 28, and this year promises more deliciousness and support for Kingston’s tourism sector. JFDF…

World Food Day 2018: The contribution of Agriculture, Tourism and Gastronomy

By CTA Admin | Oct 16, 2018

Small island developing states are faced with a hard fight against high food import bills. World Food Day 2018 highlights actions that can be taken by all stakeholders in the food system to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, which calls on the global community to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable…

Why to Try a Taste of St Croix

By CTA Admin | Oct 16, 2018

Long one of the region’s most beloved food festivals, the Taste of St Croix is returning again for 2018. While in previous iterations the festival focused on a culinary competition, this year’s event will be different, aiming to commemorate the revitalization of St Croix’s culinary community. It’s another big step for what has become one…

Egyptian fare the highlight of Food Africa

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Oct 15, 2018

Everything you could possibly want to know about food in Africa will be showcased at the upcoming Food Africa 2018, in Cairo, Egypt on December 8-10.  Whether you are a foodie, or in the food business, Food Africa is an excellent opportunity to network, learn more about food and agro-industries and try locally-sourced and prepared…

Connecting Chefs In Africa to the world

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Oct 15, 2018

Dieuveil Malonga is a self-proclaimed “Afrovisionist”. The 26-year-old Chef has a deep love and appreciation for the rich cuisine of his home continent Africa, and his journey in the food world and what he has achieved in it reflects this. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Germany, Chef Dieuveil is the…

Grenada: Carriacou Corn Festival

By CTA Admin | Oct 9, 2018

Corn is indigenous to Carriacou, and this family-friendly festival explores a variety of ways to prepare it including corn soup, cornbread, roasted corn and lots more. The location is Footprint Behind Sands, and activities include Quadrille dance performances, string & steel band music, domino competitions, and lots of fun activities for children. If you are…

The Barbados Food And Rum Festival 2018

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other…

Tourism as a Driver of Growth in the Pacific

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region. This brief identifies the trends driving this increase. To secure and sustainably harness the benefits of this growth,…

Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

During the week of October 8 to 12, 2018, the Government of Barbados will be hosting the fifteenth (15th) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region”.  First held in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999, CWA takes place under the aegis of the Alliance for Sustainable Development of…

CACAOFIJI 75% by OCHO Chocolate wins gold medal at NZ Chocolate Awards

By CTA Admin | Sep 28, 2018

Bean-to-bar Chocolate Bars, Dark Chocolate Bar Category CacaoFiji is pleased to announce that their cocoa beans have won the Gold medal in the Bean to Bar Dark chocolate category at the 2018 New Zealand Chocolate Awards . The name of bar is Ocho 75% Cacao Fiji Dark Chocolate . New Zealand’s top chocolates were named…

World Tourism Day 2018 “Going Digital: Transforming Tourism and Agriculture in Small Island States”

By CTA Admin | Sep 27, 2018

Data and technology have revolutionised the way we live our lives. In developing countries, these tools have created new opportunities to improve livelihoods and create jobs in both traditional and emerging sectors, with exciting prospects for investment, growth and replication. World Tourism Day 2018 (27 September) celebrates Tourism and the Digital Transformation, bringing technology to the…