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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- SEPT. 6, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. SEPT. 6, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending Sept. 6, 2019:

The Bahamas tourism ambassador, singer Lenny Kravitz, on Thursday urged all to “help The Bahamas,” adding that he donated to National Association of the Bahamas, WC Kitchen and CORE.

Royal Caribbean International Empress of the Seas was scheduled to anchor off the coast of Grand Bahamas Island and take 10,000 meals, 10,000 bottles of water, generators, medical supplies and other aid items there today.

Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian and Mastercard have so far donated over 3.2 million to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Regional nations are among those pledging to help their neighbors in the Bahamas. So far, Trinidad and Tobago, the British Virgin Islands and the OECS have pledged support of USD100,000 each.

The US is urging nationals to reconsider travel to Freeport, Bahamas on the heels of hurricane Dorian.

Canada is urging its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to the Bahamas.

Food For The Poor has partnered with the Sandals Foundation to ensure they can bring help in the form of tarpaulins and water purification tablets to Bahamians in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has begun to mobilise resources to assist the Bahamas following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has activated its Hurricane Relief Fund to help the people of the Bahamas. Donate at gofundme.com/hurricane-relief-fund-cto.

Masked gunmen have shot dead a 71-year-old British holidaymaker in a robbery in the Turks and Caicos Islands Tuesday, police said.

Trans Guyana Airways has announced a new route to Guyana from Amsterdam International Airport, Schiphol.

British Airways has announced the introduction of two additional direct flights per week to the Eastern Caribbean island nation Saint Lucia from next July.

Singer Mariah Carey went swimming with the dolphins in curacao over the weekend. she performed at the island’s North Sea Jazz Festival on Sunday.

Save 30% off rack rates for stays through Oct 9, 2019 at The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos.

And For a limited time, air-inclusive vacations at select Jamaica resorts receive $100 off per booking with Pleasant Holidays’ Hot Deals.

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