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Vanderpool-Wallace: The United States of the Caribbean

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor IN THE MIDDLE of musing about regional cooperation, tourism Ministers and Commissioners were recently invited to imagine a gestalt entity, “the United States of the Caribbean.” They were invited to consider what such an entity would …

Vanderpool-Wallace: The Missing Link For Tourism in the Caribbean

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor TOURISM MINISTERS and Commissioners and their counterparts in the private sector in the Caribbean have come to see that the region’s tourism industry is vastly underperforming compared to the potential that they see. Hotel occupancies across …

Haitian President Martelly to Visit Bahamas

 Above: President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly is set to arrive in Nassau tonight following his trip to Panama and Venezuela. The President, who signed a series of cooperation agreements in the two countries, …

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 Above: Grenadian World Champion sprinter Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development has agreed to establish a regional task force on sports tourism, following the group’s meeting in Guyana last week. The …

 Above: Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace (BIS Photo: Letisha Henderson) The Bahamas has signed a contract to begin construction on a new Marsh Harbour Airport Terminal in Abaco. The project involves several upgrades to the airport’s infrastructure, including 6,100 feet conversion …

 Ambassador Hu Shan and Cabinet Secretary Anita Bernard (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) The new Bahamas National Stadium, a $30 million gift from China to the Bahamas, was officially handed over yesterday. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham held the ceremony for the project, …

 The Bahamian government signed a $48.5 million contract with two local companies for what is dubbed as the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Redevelopment Project. The deal is part of the country’s broader strategy to capitalize on so-called “sports tourism” something …

 By Alexander Britell Earlier this month, we talked to Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace about what trends he had seen in the past few years for Bahamian tourism. We followed up with Minister Vanderpool-Wallace to find out …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The first stage in a $409.5 million airport redevelopment at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has opened, with a new U.S. Departures Terminal arriving on time and at a cost of $198.1 million. The new …

 The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is the Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism and Aviation. After a global financial crisis that hit the tourism industry, and the Caribbean, rather severely, Vanderpool Wallace has moved to bring the Bahamas’ integral tourism sector forward. He …