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Welcome to this month’s edition of Caribbean Connection, a monthly e-magazine from
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created Mark Rogersexpressly for travel agents.
This issue is packed with news and deals to help you sell. If you have a spare minute, take a listen to Johnny Cash in our Culture Box singing Bob Marley’s Redemption Song – guaranteed to give you chills.  I’ll be attending DATE next month in Punta Cana.  Consider clicking on the DATE button to learn more about this upcoming travel show in the Dominican Republic. If you’re there, I hope to see you and hear what you think of the show.

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Sandals Whitehouse –
Jamaica’s Jewel on the South Coast

Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa is known as one of Jamaica’s most secluded escapes; a hidden jewel on the south coast many have yet to discover. For those seeking an isolated and chic retreat, this is one Jamaican property which effortlessly captures these qualities. Read More



Taking Off to the Turks & Caicos
by Melanie Reffes
With breezes that are reliably warm and water temperatures never chillier than 73 degrees, the 40 islands and cays in the Turks & Caicos (TCI) are sparkling stretches of sun, sand and sea. Here, welcoming English-speaking locals or “belongers” eagerly roll out the red carpet for visitors.
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Turks & Caicos
Booking Tips

Mustique Made Easy
by Arlene Winnick
I always thought Mustique was a private playground for European celebrities and royalty (just ask Kate Middleton) who hid out in their pricey villas.  My recent visit proved just how wrong I was. Read More

Mustique, Turks & caicos

Guyana - Keeping the Right Balance
by Melanie Reffes
Setting the stage for what promises to be another stellar conference, the 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC – 13) will be held from
April 15 to 18 in Guyana. Read More


Reggie Medford – A Master in Mahogany
by Melanie Reffes
Working in his studio on a picturesque hillside overlooking Bridgetown, Reggie is a self-taught artist and one of the islands natural treasures.  His gallery
is aptly named Medford Craft World and showcases the unique sculptures he crafts from mahogany wood found in Barbados.
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Reggie Medford


by Mark Rogers
Bob Marley’s Redemption Song is one of the most heartfelt songs I’ve ever heard. It’s the simple combination of Marley and acoustic guitar and great lyrics. One afternoon while I was driving and listening to the radio I was bowled over by a version from an unlikely duo: the legendary Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer, former lead singer for The Clash.
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