Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

History: 1911-2011 – 100 years in 10 Minutes – video

History: 1911-2011 – 100 years in 10 Minutes – video

The last 100 years have witnessed the greatest changes within the shortest time in regards to World History. The most devastating wars and conflict have been the hallmark of this period.

This video is a powerful and wonderful start point to launch a discussion among history buffs and people of different nationalities and ages of events that occurred between 1911-2011.  Most persons would come up with differences as to  “the 100 most important” events but this a relatively short video and obviously not all important events could be included:

Jamaica’s P.M. Portia Simpson-Miller in Time magazine – Top100

JAMAICA’S PRIME MINISTER PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER CHOSEN AS ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – April 18, 2012 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, has been chosen by TIME magazine’s editors as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”  According to TIME, this coveted list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals and includes people who inspire, entertain, challenge and change the world.

An annual list now in its 9th year, the TIME 100 selects a prized list of pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons. Prime Minister Simpson Miller’s inclusion is among other world leaders, including United States President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Continue reading

Caribbean cruise ships: The imbalance of risk/reward – Commentary

Commentary: Caribbean cruise ships: The imbalance of risk/reward and a Trojan Horse
Published on April 17, 2012
By Robert MacLellan  for Caribbean News Now

April’s annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference in Puerto Rico provides a highly appropriate time and venue to raise questions about the future of the cruise industry in the Caribbean and its impact on the region’s hotel sector.

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Robert MacLellan

Since the beginning of 2012 alone, four cruise ships have now experienced very serious incidents that could have resulted in disastrous damage to the marine environment in tourism dependent areas of the world. One ship, the MSC Poesia, was stranded on a reef in early January while approaching Port Lucaya, Bahamas. The other three ships drifted helplessly, without power or steering capability. The Azamara Quest was adrift for 24 hours in late March near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Philippines. Continue reading