PAHO recognises health promoters in Jamaica, Belize, Barbados

PAHO recognises health promoters in Jamaica, Belize, Barbados

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is recognising health promoters in three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as it observes “Wellness Week 2018”. PAHO said that the health promoters from Jamaica, Belize and Barbados are among eight people in the Americas who are being recognised. Wellness Week 2018 is being observed […]

Remembering Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin

By Dana Mathura. This past Aug. 16, the world lost the acclaimed singer-songwriter, Aretha Franklin to advanced stage pancreatic cancer. The Queen of Soul, as she was most often referred to, was 76 years old. She passed away at her home in Detroit just two days after it was announced she was in hospice care. […]

Cuba’s tourism numbers rising despite US ‘campaigns’ – government

Cuba’s tourism numbers rising despite US ‘campaigns’ – government

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – The number of tourists visiting Cuba is rising, despite US “campaigns” to curb economic activity on the communist island, Cuban officials announced Friday. Some three million tourists travelled to the Caribbean nation between January 1 and August 9, and authorities forecast that number could jump to five million by the end […]

PAHO says curative treatment for hepatitis can reduce preventable deaths

PAHO says curative treatment for hepatitis can reduce preventable deaths

WASHINGTON DC, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas. As World Hepatitis Day was marked on Saturday, the international public health agency called on countries in that region, including in the Caribbean, to urgently step up […]

Top 5 Reasons to Cruise With the Family This Summer

By Victoria Falk. Summer is here and the timing is right for a great vacation with the family. Cruises are your ultimate, all-inclusive vacation and present a variety of options to satisfy your entire family. Here are the top 5 reasons:   There is no need to limit your family to one travel destination. Select […]

Birth Tourism and Africa

Birth tourism is a major financial commitment as it costs between $25,000 and $60,000. Antenatal service in Maryland, USA for example, could cost as high as $3,500 depending on one’s country of origin. Compared to the cost of the same service in an average hospital in Africa, it’s almost 300 per cent higher.

Birth Tourism and Africa

By Africa News Tourism is a dynamic industry that grows everyday. Every year, new revenue sources are discovered by nations, and this includes exploration of newer forms of tourism. One of the old, yet recently discovered forms of tourism is birth tourism. Birth tourism is a form of tourism that involves a pregnant woman travelling […]

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

BY  South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts […]