|Tourist Board supports message of unity|
|Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:50|
The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board embarked on a number of activities this week relating to the theme of this year’s Caribbean Tourism Day — “One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.”
Celebrated locally and Caribbean-wide on Nov. 2, the objectives of Caribbean Tourism Day are to raise awareness of the importance of tourism in the Caribbean, to enhance the profile of the Caribbean tourism sector in the marketplace, to attract positive media coverage of the Caribbean and to reflect on the invaluable impact of tourism on the economic, social and cultural well-being in the Caribbean.
TCI Tourist Board Acting Director Ralph Higgs noted that the theme is especially relevant and timely for the TCI.
“The theme speaks of unity in the Caribbean region,” he said. “As one Caribbean people, we will sink or float, or float or sink together, and it is important for us to take ownership of this industry.”
“The theme speaks precisely to what we need to speak to at this time, and so with that, the Tourist Board is in full embrace with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and our friends and neighbors in the region to promote the One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.”
Also on Nov. 2, high school students gathered at The Veranda Resort in Grace Bay, Providenciales, for the TCI Youth Congress for the Inter-High School Speech Competition.
Fourth Form students battled it out under the theme “Caribbean Integration: Our Mission for 2010 and beyond.”
Criteria for the competition included articulation, volume, fluency, relevance, accuracy of knowledge, presentation of information, tone, tactfulness, poise and confidence.
In another activity, a Cultural Foods Display at Clement Howell High School let students showcase their skills in food preparation.
“Yes, we are of different nationalities, but we live in the Turks and Caicos, and we should respect each other’s beliefs and religions. You are a part of us.”
Clare also echoed the message of the dangers of crimes in our society and how students can help in solving them.
On Friday, Oct. 29, Clare and other Tourist Board staff made a surprise visit to Ianthe Pratt Primary School and shared with Grades 1 and 2 students a healthy breakfast.
The breakfast initiative was co-sponsored by Graceway IGA.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:59|
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