How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

By Victoria Falk, award-winning CEO of Passionate Travel Inc.

How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

As we move into the busiest travel season of the year, the winter holiday season, there are constant reminders for consumers to spend money on gifts, dining, entertainment, and a whole host of other things.  It’s hard to walk into a store or turn on the television, without someone trying to convince you to shop […]

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 per cent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, […]

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

UN health agency advisor on immunization policies has called for two smaller doses of polio vaccine to be injected under the skin at six and 14 weeks after birth. WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries are being urged to take immediate action to increase polio vaccination coverage to 95 per cent as the world […]

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Travel Agents understand there are different reasons why a particular hotel/resort can receive a particular rating.

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

By Victoria Falk. People often ask, “Why would anyone use a Travel Agent when you can find everything online?” “Do people still use Travel Agents?” Yes, people still use Travel Agents, especially people who care about getting the best value for their dollars. There are many reasons why people use Travel Agents and here are […]

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health. Keep your breast health in check with the Know the Symptoms guide today. Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? I thought I did, […]

Caribbean Launches “The Rhythm Never Stops” Marketing Campaign

MIAMI, United States, – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in the Caribbean’s incredible natural beauty, diverse cultures and hidden treasures. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism […]

World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), emphasises a point at a post-United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) press conference held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Monday (October 8). At left is Head, Health Promotion & Protection Division, Ministry of Health, Dr Simone Spence. (Photo: JIS) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of […]

Shea Butter: A New and Exotic Cosmetic Ingredient

Shea Butter: A New and Exotic Cosmetic Ingredient

BY VICTORIA ONWUCHEKWA, Ph.D. The pervasive trend to the natural look and to natural sources for raw materials has made a commercial impact on most consumer products including cosmetics. Presently, certain oils traditionally used for edible purposes are being used to an increasing extent in the formulation of cosmetics. Many oils and fats extracted from […]

Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Caribbean tourism experienced contrasting performances over the last year with the newly appointed chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, (CTO), Dominic Fedee, describing the experiences as a “a tale of two situations”. “On the one hand, we have robust growth in countries that were not affected by last year’s hurricanes. On […]

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