March 10, 2016, Included as part of President Barack Obama’s remarks at the White House dinner last evening was a shout out to the warm welcome offered by Cape Breton Island to American residents considering purchasing a home and moving to the island if Donald Trump were to be elected as President.
He also joked that it they greatly appreciated the residents and good neighbors of Canada for rejecting any ideas about building a wall along their shared border between British Columbia and New Brunswick. View Video Of President Obama’s Remarks
Nov, 22, 2014 A report from Bloomberg identified a that Fitch Ratings had raised the Dominican Republic’s credit rating. Reasons provided for the increase include growth within Dominican Republic’s tourism industry, growth from its gold exports, as well as a reduction in its current account deficit as one of the the Caribbean’s largest economies.
Further details on the change in its credit rating can be found here: Dominican Today
Reports, photos and updates are presently coming in from Bernews on the impact of Hurricane Gonzalos and its hit on Bermuda.
They advise that Police have reported no loss of life and that initial reports from the hospital indicate some storm related injuries but none that were critical. Images can be viewed of the causeway, Belco beginning to repair the electrical grid as well as general storm related damage on its Facebook page.
On its Bernews Website they report that Premier Michael Dunkley has characterized the storm’s impact as “Bermuda is bruised but Unbowed”.
These updates will hopefully provide some comfort to those from away, living off island or to friends with friends in Bermuda.
Earlier this month (May 7, 2014) Lee Abbamonte published a blog list representing his opinion of the 30 best islands in the world. Recognized as a travel expert Lee is renowned as the youngest American to visit every country in the world having undertaken trips and excursions to some 312 total countries.
Lee’s list on islands follows a previously successful post of his view on the 30 best cities in the world. Admittedly he has not traveled to every island but has set foot on many of them and virtually all of the known and / or populated islands.
Its an enticing list to review. Some island names from the Caribbean and around the world are readily recognizable including Bermuda, Aruba and Roatan while others are an education and will need some of your own research.
For more on Lee Abbamonte’s travel experiences and to view his list of the Best Islands in the world you can visit his blog at: Lee Abbamonte Travel Expert
CTV Ottawa reported today that a delegation of officials from the Turks and Caicos Islands were meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister in Ottawa. The group included the Island’s Premier and Minister of Tourism Rufus Ewing.
The subject of Canada annexing the Turks and Caicos is not new. It surfaced back in the 1970’s when Pierre Elliott Trudeau was Prime Minister and has continued to surface since that time.
The question being asked in the CTV report is: “Will the Turks and Caicos become Canada’s 11th province?” Some Canadians and others have taken to providing their opinions on local blogs – with some in favor and others against the idea.