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UWI, MONA CAMPUS WELCOMES FOREIGN TEAMS TO JAMAICA FOR 6TH INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Kingston, Jamaica: Top regional and international volleyball teams from Trinidad, Bahamas, Barbados and the USA will begin arriving on the island tomorrow afternoon for the 2011 staging of the annual UWI Pelican International Volleyball Competition this weekend at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus.

The tournament slated for November 18 -20, will see the congregation of some 18 teams for what has become a landmark event on the Mona Campus' sporting calendar. One of the few consistent opportunities for local players to put their skills against international talent, the Pelican Invitational continues to play a great role in improving the overall standard of Club play in the island. 

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MAARTEN GETS JETBLUE DIRECT SERVICE FROM PUERTO RICO, DAILY FLIGHTS FROM SAN JUAN START NOV. 17, 2011

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Nov. 15, 2011) - St. Maarten becomes more accessible for travelers looking to vacation on the "Friendly Island" with the launch of JetBlue Airways daily direct service from San Juan, Puerto Rico Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU) to Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten beginning Nov. 17, 2011.

"We are very excited about the launch of new daily flights from San Juan as it augments our existing non-stop JetBlue service from New York and Boston and allows travelers from other JetBlue gateways throughout the U.S. to connect to 'the friendly island' more conveniently," said Honorable Franklin Meyers, Minister of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Transportation and Telecommunications.

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Pioneer for the blind in Curacao is Regional Unsung Hero 2011

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, November 14,2011 – An 83 year-old woman in Curacao who has spent her adult life championing the rights of the visually impaired has given Curacao its first top award in CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s region-wide Unsung Heroes programme for 2011.

Cornellie Schoonhoven-Muntslag topped the list of 24 regional finalists after a panel of judges met in October to make the final selections.  This is the first year that Curacao has produced the region’s top Unsung Hero.

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Florida Turbine Engineering Leader Showcases Technology at Rockwell Automation Fair

(ORLANDO, FL) — Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), a full-service gas turbine engineering services firm based in Orlando, Florida, will participate at the Rockwell Automation Fair, one of North America's largest industrial expos where Glenn Ayala—TTS Business Development Manager for the Americas— will speak on the subject of turbine control retrofits in Latin American power plants.

TTS' Glenn Ayala is scheduled to speak on November 15th, featuring the TMS-1000 control system, which has been installed in power plants in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico following the company's recent expansion throughout Central and South America.

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CMEx DELEGATES: TAKE MULTICULTURAL MARKETING SERIOUSLY

NEW JERSEY (November 14, 2011) - Caribbean tourism marketers should include the powerful Hispanic-American community and the wider multicultural market segment when promoting the allure of the region to North American audiences.  

Lisa Skriloff, a veteran multicultural marketing expert, and CBS News Associate Producer Ivette Davila-Richards of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), made the call in New York while preparing to address the 20th edition of the Caribbean Media Exchange slated for December 1 to 5, 2011 in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

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