In the first of a series of interviews with Caribbean leaders, Caribbean Journal editor Alexander Britell explores the future of Caribbean tourism with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, former Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, former Minister of Tourism for the Bahamas and head of the Caribbean Tourism Development Company. The two discuss what's working in tourism and how wider regional cooperation could grow tourism revenues.
Monica May — 2015 Public Health Advocate for the State of Florida Department of Health and Star 94.5 radio personality — tells how Burn Fat Orlando helped her burn fat and lowered her cholesterol and diabetes numbers.
Harris Rosen has been a key player and innovator in the hotel industry for decades. But he's also a social innovator. Twenty years ago, he began the Tangelo Park Project. Rosen "adopted" a Florida neighborhood struggling with drugs and crime. He set up pre-school centers throughout the neighborhood using residents who were trained and equipped for early childhood education. Every child attends for free. And every child who graduates from high school and is accepted by a college or vocational school has their tuition paid 100%. The results have been dramatic. High school graduation rates, which had been below 50%, have been near 100% for years. And college graduation rates are approaching 80%. Crime is down 65%. So why is no one using this idea elsewhere?