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Caribbean region warning about mosquitoes

Caribbean region warning about mosquitoes

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as “the world’s deadliest animal.” CARPHA executive director, Dr. C. James Hospedales in a message coinciding with Mosquito ...

Challenge Of Developing Health Tourism

Challenge Of Developing Health Tourism

Reliable estimates indicate that by 2021 the worldwide health tourism market will reach somewhere between US$46.6bn and US$125bn per annum, and is experiencing a compound annual growth rate of somewhere between 13% and 19%. In contrast the World Travel and Tourism Council estimates that average growth rates for Caribbean tourism ...

TTC Special: Caribbean: Health tourism can help

TTC Special: Caribbean: Health tourism can help

By Frank Martin TTC Service.-The efforts of the Caribbean in favor of health tourism are redoubled. The reason why is that this industry branch is growing more and more worldwide and will be a great reinforcement for the economies of the regional islands. Although Cuba has for years been a ...

New medical marijuana law announced in U.S. Virgin Islands

New medical marijuana law announced in U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands. Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has given a new medical marijuana law his stamp of approval, making the territory the latest Caribbean jurisdiction to open its doors to cannabis businesses and potential new tourism opportunities. The move has been years in the making, with voters having favored medical ...