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Readers are invited to submit information on relevant activities, at least 45 days prior to date of your activity. Mail to: Caribbean UPDATE, 116 Myrtle Ave., Millburn NJ 07041. U.S.A. Email: mexcarib@cs.com. Some dates are tentative, all are subject to change; readers are urged to reconfirm prior to making travel plans.

June 25-July 4: Dominica Dive Fest 2004.

June 28--July 2: Dominican Republic. WPGC Punta Cana Beach Bash

June 29--Jul. 2: CubaExpobuceo 2004. Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba. Ministerio de Turismo de Cuba, Sra. Rebeca Jara. Tel: 537 33 0545. Fax: 537 33 4086. Email: rjara@mintur.tur.cu. Web: http://www.cubatravel.cu/

June 30-July 5: 17th annual Aruba Hi-Winds Amateur Windsurfing Challenge. More than 30 countries take part. Details: Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com. Web: www.aruba.com

July 1-3: 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies--Lancaster, United Kingdom

July 2-6: Jamaica CISC 2004: XV Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships.

July 4: Bonaire Dia di Arte--12th Annual Bonaire Art Day 2004.

July 4-20: Saint Lucia Carnival 2004.

July 6-10: Turks & Caicos Islands Billfish Tournament.

July 7-17: 3rd Annual Latin American Cinema Festival of New York--U.S.A.

July 13-15: The Latin American ICT Summit on Digital Opportunities in Telecommunications, Florida.

July 15: With the goal of promoting the untamed natural wonders of Costa Rica's Southern Zone, the Osa Chamber of Tourism (CATUOSA) will hold its 8th annual EXPO-OSA Tourism Exchange at the Radisson Hotel in San Jose. EXPO-OSA is one of the country's largest regional tourism fairs. The event aims to give the Osa Peninsula's tourism providers an opportunity to meet with Costa Rican travel agencies and foreign tourism wholesalers--agencies that create package tours--and promote the region as a destination. The chamber is expecting between 80 and 100 travel agents and wholesalers to visit EXPO-OSA. Details: Osa Chamber of Tourism at 789-7825. website: www.osacostarica.com

July 16-18: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Music Festival 2004.

July 18-21: Central America Full Package Summit, El Salvador. A follow-up to last year's event. Organizers hoped for 250 people and got nearly twice that, including 100 from the U.S. All of the nations in Central America and the Caribbean are invited to send their industry executives. Details: Mike Todaro, Managing Director, AAPNetwork--American Apparel Producers??? Network. Tel:404.843.3171. Fax: 413.702.3226/ Email: miketodaro@mindspring.com. Website:www.aapnetwork.net

July 18-24: Jamaica Red Stripe Reggae Sunfest 2004.

July 22--Aug. 3: Nevis Culturama 2004.

Jul. 23--Aug. 8: Antigua & Barbuda Carnival 2004.

July 25-Aug. 2: Grenada Carriacou Regatta Festival 2004.

July 27-31: Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, 2004.

July 28-Aug. 2: Trinidad & Tobago Trans-Atlantic Expo, 6th Annual International Market & Trade Exposition.

July 29-31: 3rd US/Cuba Legal Conference, Cancun, Mexico. US$400. Details: Mabel Jimenez, Exec. Dir., US/Cuba Legal Forum, 235 SW LeJeune Rd, 2nd fl, Miami FL 33134. Tel: 305-303-0660. Fax: 305-445-8884. Email: uscubalegalforum@yahoo.com

Aug. 1-4: Bahamas WOCCU 7th International Leadership Institute and Annual General Meeting.

Aug. 5-7: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, 14th annual meeting. Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, Coconut Grove, Miami. Theme: "Cuba: Ten Years After The Announcement of Economic Reform." Details: ASCE, PO Box 567, McLean VA 22101-0567. Email: asce@ascecuba.org. Web: http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/asce.

Aug. 9-10: The annual celebration of Grenada's Carnival culminates in a two-day festival. The event will include calypso and steel band competitions, along with colorful costume parades, street "jump-ups" and a traditional "Carnival Queen" beauty pageant. Details: Grenada Board of Tourism at 1-800-927-9554 or visit www.spicemas.com or www.grenadagrenadines.com. And: Melissa Lukis/Inez Freund. RFC&P. (973) 627-8180. Email: lukis@rfcp.com/freund@rfcp.com

Aug. 14-18: Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Golfers from more than 10 countries take part. Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com.

Aug. 15-22: 51st Edition of San Juan International Billfish Tournament, Puerto Rico.

Aug. 24--26: Antigua & Barbuda. The First Annual Caribbean Tourism Convention and International Travel Show 2004.

Aug. 25-27: XVIII Congreso Centroamericano y del Caribe de Avicultura, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Aug. 25-29: The Caribbean Poker Classic, the World Poker Tour Satellite Tournament, sanctioned by the World Poker Tour, at the Royal Oasis Golf Resort and Casino on Grand Bahama Island. The minimum first place prize money is US$250,000 (based on 200 players) plus a guaranteed seat and paid entry for the US$2.5 Million World Poker Tour Final at the Bellagio in Las Vegas valued at US$25,000. Details: Grand Bahama Vacations, Ft Lauderdale. Dana Klein, Tel: 954-923-4343. Tel: 1-800-432-2294.

Aug. 26-28: 6th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, Jamaica.

Aug. 26-30: USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, St. Thomas.

Sept. 2-3: II Cumbre de Ministros de Turismo y de Medio Ambiente de Iberoamerica y el Caribe. Iquitos, Rio Amazonas, Peru. Details: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Calle Uno Oeste No. 50, Urb. Corpac-San Isidro, Lima, Peru. Tel: 511 224 3117. Fax: 511 224 3236. Email: vmt@mincetur.gob.pe. Web: http://www.mincetur.gob.pe.

Sept. 5: 12th Annual Caribbean American Family Day Festival, Business Expo & Job Fair 2004--New York, USA.

Sept. 5--12: Jamaica. The 4th Annual Jamaica Blues Jam.

Sept. 15-17: 18th Annual Convention and Hospitality Expo del Caribe 2004, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sept. 19-25: 44th Montego Bay International Marlin Fishing Tournament, Jamaica.

Sept. 23-25: EMT, Expo Mundial de Turismo 2004. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. Tel: 52-55-85039727. Fax: 52-55-85039717. Email: info@mexico.messefrankfurt.com and info@expoemt.com

Sept. 26-30: International Meeting on Optics, Life & Heritage, Cuba.

Sept. 28-30: IV Encuentro de Turismo de Naturaleza de Cuba-Turnat 2004. Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Details: Ministerio de Turismo de Cuba. Sr. Juan Carlos Govea. Tel: 537 204 5708. Fax: 537 204 4111. Email: eventos@agencia.gav.tur.cu.

Sept. 26-30: 93rd annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities, Long Beach, California. Details: web: www.aapa2004.com

Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Building & Interiors Trade Show (BITS 2004), Trinidad & Tobago.

October: Parliamentary elections in Grenada.

Oct. 3-5: First Centroamerica Travel Market. Guatemala. Details: Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT). Tel: 502-331-3004. Email: comunicacion@inguat.gob.gt. Web: http://www.mayspirit.com.gt/

Oct. 6-8: Infocom 2004, a specialized trade show focusing on information technology sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Panama and other organizations including the U.S. Commercial Service Panama, will be held in Panama. The trade event is aimed at promoting e-business and information technology in Panama and the Latin American Region. InfoCom 2004, will include exhibitions, conferences and seminars specially directed to those who have the responsibility to assure the competitiveness of their companies in this new environment. Details: Internet site: www.infocomexpo.com. Or: Patricia Peterson. Congrexpo INFOCOM 2004. Tel: 507-269-5655. Fax: 507-269-5680. E-mail: patp@congrexpo.com

Oct. 7-10: Caribbean Gift & Craft Show Trade Fair 2004, Barbados.

Oct. 9-10: Third Annual Aruba Musical Festival, featuring world famous rock legends. Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com

Oct. 13-15: Cancun Travel Mart 2004, Cancun, Mexico.

Oct. 17-20: 27th Annual Tourism Conference (CTC-27). Aruba. "Tourism: Driving Business in the Global Economy." Details: Johnson JohnRose, Communications Officer. Caribbean Tourism Organization. Tel. (246) 427-5242. Fax (246) 429-3065. Email: jjohnrose@caribtourism.com. Web: www.onecaribbean.org. www.doitcaribbean.com

Oct. 24-27: AAPG International Conference and Exhibition: Petroleum Industry in the 21st Century, Cancun, Mexico.

November: Parliamentary elections, Cayman Islands.

November: The Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ) is planning a Construction Exposition for Nov. 2004. Participation will be open to all operatives in construction and allied industries both in Jamaica and overseas. This would include suppliers of equipment, building systems, construction materials and other related items. An opportunity exists for exporters of building and construction equipment and materials to participate in this expo. Details: E.A. Finlay, U.S. Commercial Service. U.S. Embassy--Kingston. 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica. Tel: (876) 926-8115. Fax: (876) 920-2580. Email

Nov. 2: Elections in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for Governor and Legislative Branch.

Nov. 4-7: 30th Annual Fall Charteryacht Show, St. Thomas, USVI.

Nov. 5-13: Aruba International Catamaran Regatta. Brings together competitors from Europe, North and South America. Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com. Web: www.aruba.com June 2004.

Nov. 17-22: 2nd Annual Bahamas One World Film Festival 2004.

Dec. 1- 8: Anguilla. The Fourth Biennial Art Festival and Competition 2004.

Dec. 6-8: 28th Annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean. Miami, FL.

Dec. 13-17: Havana International Jazz Festival 2004. Cuba.

2005

Jan. 18-22: 4th Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, 2005. Cayman Islands.

Feb. 4-6: Hardware Expo 2005, Puerto Rico.

Feb. 5: Jamaica Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race 2005.

March 4-6: 25th Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta 2005. St. Maarten.

March 11-15: International Tourism Exchange, ITB Berlin, Germany. Details: Messe Berlin GmbH. Messedamm 22. D-14055 Berlin. Tel: 49-30-30380. Fax: 49 30 3038 2325. Email: itb@messe-berlin.de. Web: http://www.itb-berlin.com.

April 18--24: II Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre, Cuba.

May 15-19: 19th Biennial International Oil Spill Conference--Miami Beach, Florida.

July 17--21: Puerto Rico. 17th Caribbean Geological Conference 2005.
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