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Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday|Smoke, no fire, on Caribbean Airlines plane

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :: "Smoke, no fire, on Caribbean Airlines plane
Wednesday, February 28 2007
Mechanical problems: A Caribbean Airlines plane, still bearing the pan logo of its BWIA predecessor, at Piarco International Airport on Tuesday night....OFFICIALS at Caribbean Airlines yesterday said smoke emanating from one of its planes was no reason for alarm and its crews are well-trained to handle any emergency. "

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday |Airline reviewing cargo policy

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :: "CARIBBEAN AIRLINES is currently reviewing and upgrading the cargo policies used by its predecessor company, BWIA. This was disclosed yesterday by Caribbean Airlines officials who explained that the changes being looked at are geared towards greater operational efficiency of the airline and greater customer satisfaction. BWIA was closed on December 31, 2006 and Caribbean Airlines commenced operations on January 1."

The Nation Newspaper | Wilcox moving on after conquering Virgin territory

The Nation Newspaper | Wilcox moving on after conquering Virgin territory:Virgin Atlantic's regional manager on the recent merger between Caribbean Star and LIAT "'I think the LIAT/Caribbean Star merger makes a lot of sense and I think that it will prove to be a positive decision for the region, although I know there have been concerns.
'Caribbean Airlines, hard to say. I think it's a time of a lot of consolidation and I think that everybody recognises how important aviation is to the region – intra-regional as well as outside of the region – airlift is absolutely key for business, for tourism; it's essential.' "

SEEN UP NORTH: Air Jamaica stepping up|The Nation Newspaper

The Nation Newspaper|IF THE ART of financial success is finding and polishing a diamond in the rough, then airline and destination partnerships may be the paradigm of the tourism industry.

For the recent turbulent history of the airline industry, with books awash in red ink and mergers, layoffs, route-changes and acquisition, countries like Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours that depend on "airlift" to get tourists to their shores are often left wondering what will happen next.

Our Caribbean – Welcome to 'more at the New Grantley' |The Nation Newspaper

The Nation Newspaper|WELCOME TO the new ultra-modern Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA Inc.). Its ceremonial opening in this year of expected general election awaits some final touches for desired excellence of what easily stands as one of Barbados' most high profile infrastructural development projects in a welcome changing landscape.

Discover the Beautiful World of the Caribbean Islands

by James Penn
Caribbean islands consist of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. It is located southeast of North America, east of Central America and to the North West of South America. That was the geographical location of the Caribbean islands.

The area of Caribbean Sea consists of over 7000 islands with numerous reefs, and islets. It is mostly located on the Caribbean Plate. What we call West Indies is actually a collection of islands. It consists of Antilles which is itself differentiated into three parts-the Greater Antilles on the north, the Lesser Antilles on the south and the east and the Leeward Antilles. Other islands are the Bahamas to the northeast and Bermuda further north in the Atlantic Ocean.

In geo-political terms, West Indies is the "sub region" of North America and consists of 28 territories. These territories include sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. In the past, it was a county named the Federation of the W…