24.1 C
Basseterre
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Home News Local News Brown: Caribbean Re-Openings Linked To All-inclusive Resorts

Brown: Caribbean Re-Openings Linked To All-inclusive Resorts

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): In the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia and the US Virgin Islands have reopened borders with COVID-19 protocols in place. Jamaica plans to reopen its borders on June 15. Private jets and yachts are now allowed in the Bahamas with a full reopening of borders planned for July 1.

CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority Raquel Brown, at a recent stakeholder meeting organized for restaurant and bar owners at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel, explained while borders here remained closed.

” The first phase of Caribbean reopening primarily focuses on all-inclusive or resorts that are self-sufficient meaning they have several restaurants, retail malls numerous cafes.

Visitors do not need to leave their resorts for example Atlantis or Baha Mar in the Bahamas, ” Ms. Brown said while describing the St. Kitts tourism product as “diverse”.

” Our tourism product in St. Kitts is very diverse and encourages visitors to leave their hotels to dine around, go to any beach they choose to, leave one hotel and go to another hotel… visit craft vendors and enjoy the destination through excursions,” the tourism official declared, while pressing the point that Caribbean countries now offering phased re-openings, are not encouraging, or allowing, visitors to leave their hotel or resort.

In St. Kitts and Nevis, borders will remain closed until the authorities determine otherwise, Ms. Brown restated.

Monday, June 15, is seen as a significant day for the global tourism industry as the European Union moves to re-open some internal borders with the aim of increasing tourism in the summer.

Most Popular

Reese Walters Gets Life Sentence for Murdering Teenager

By Devonne Cornelius St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — Mr. Reese Walters who was convicted of the 2014 murder of 15-year-old Shante Claxton will be...

Promoters Warned that Events Will be Shut Down if they Breach COVID-19 Regulations

By Kevon Browne   St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Officials describe the shutting down of a fete last weekend as a warning, to all, that violation...

Officials Move to Enforce COVID-19 Compliance

By Kevon Browne St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): As the Federation prepares to reopen its borders, authorities plan to step up inspections and to enforce...

Former Nevis Premier to Spearhead Public Sector Reform

By Devonne Cornelius St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will be undertaking a Public Sector Reform program which...

Police Sergeant Charged In Connection With PCCU Fraud Case

By Kevon Browne St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): On Monday, October 19, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force formally arrested and charged Sergeant...

Hanna Makes It Official

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty-five-year-old Lisa Rene Hanna is now officially a candidate to contest the November 7 election to replace Dr Peter...

CXC’s Independent Review Team Report Released

By Kevon Browne St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The official report from the independent review team to review the processes and the modified approach to...

Water Storage Tanks and Delivery Systems Installed in 18 Schools in the Federation

By Kevon Browne St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The federal project to secure water in vulnerable schools in St. Kitts and Nevis saw the delivery...

PM Harris Lauds Several Key Public Officials For Their Exemplary Performance During COVID-19

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 21, 2020 (SKNIS): Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris lauded several key public servants and entities for playing an...

CXC To Respond on Review Waiver Calls Today

(Trinidad Guardian) The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is expected to respond today to a unanimous request by regional Ministers of Education for a waiver...

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW

Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe