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Tickets for Virgin Voyages’ First Caribbean Cruise Now Open for Everyone


Virgin Voyages’ inaugural season is officially on sale to everyone.

The company’s first ship, the adults-only Scarlet Lady is scheduled to set sail from Miami to the Caribbean beginning in April 2020. The four- and five-night itineraries will include stops in Havana, Cuba; Costa Maya, Mexico and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

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Bookings for pre-sale deposit holders opened on February 5.

Onboard highlights will include 20-plus eateries, free group fitness classes, complimentary WiFi and free basic beverages such as soda, teas, coffee and water. There will also be no gratuities or service charges.

What’s more, each cabin will feature a custom-designed Seabed that’s able to…

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Caribbean Shipping Services from Hull Open with 300 Tonnes Heavy Lift Cargo


Break Bulk and Project Freight Routes Change Port


UK – CARIBBEAN – An international Caribbean ocean shipping service has recently unlocked multiple routes to the Port of Hull, handling thousands of tonnes of break bulk and project cargo per year. Europe Caribbean Line (ECL) represented in the UK by Baltic and European Shipping, saw its first call at Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of Hull this month, with over 300 tonnes of heavy vehicles and industrial components exported to Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad.

The well-established line has relocated to Hull after over 15 years of continuous services running previously from Ipswich, to bolster customer accessibility in the Humber, Midlands and Northern regions, whilst continuing to serve the rest of the UK.

Baltic &…

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How Ferguson and Black Lives Matter Inspired This St. Louis Family to Open a Kids’ Bookstore With a Mission


Editor’s note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.

Jeffrey and Pamela Blair wanted their children to feel proud. Then they wanted all African-American children to feel proud.

The couple’s business, EyeSeeMe, is a 1,200-square foot storefront in the St. Louis suburb of University City. With shelves of bright-jacketed books and bold posters splashed across the walls it confronts–with defiance and love–the weight of history. The Blairs have curated close to 3,000 titles, ranging from Africa-themed alphabets to the lives of black inventors to hip-hop poetry. Collectively, they chronicle African-American lives, history, and culture.

EyeSeeMe says to its young customers: Do you see all these stories of…

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Mastercard to open office in Kingston


Global payment company Mastercard is setting up an office in New Kingston during the first half of 2019, as part of plans to strengthen its presence in the Caribbean.

The Jamaica office will focus on sales and market development.

Mastercard said its Caribbean expansion is “a clear sign of the region’s importance to the company, which plans to continue working to build an innovative payments ecosystem offering consumers secure and convenient solutions”.

Other changes Mastercard is making to its Caribbean structure include, setting up an office in Puerto Rico and expanding its offices in the Dominican Republic, with more local operations as well as offering “Mastercard Advisors” services, which join the existing areas of sales, market development, marketing and digital…

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Open letter to CARICOM and all Caribbean leaders


Bonaire, January 29, 2019

Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

Ultimatum for Venezuela equals ultimatum for the Caribbean to unify to maintain a peaceful democratic Caribbean

With reference to our attached letter of June 11, 2018 urging the CARICOM and the Caribbean region to intervene and object to prevent an armed conflict in the Caribbean we herewith would like to bring the following to your attention:

We regretfully took note that the Dutch government continued on its path to destabilize the peaceful Caribbean region after serving last year a term in the UN Security Council which primary objective is to prevent conflicts.

After the UK and France launched an ultimatum against the sovereign state of Venezuela recently, the Dutch Foreign Minister Mr. Blok announced that the…

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Ethnic Heritage Museum to open exhibit Feb. 10



ROCKFORD — Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., will open a new exhibit honoring local African American officials in celebration of Black …
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