Calendar.Details and contact information for most events listed here may be obtained on the website www.calendar.caribseek.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some dates are tentative, all are subject to change; readers are urged to reconfirm re·con·firm
tr.v. re·con·firmed, re·con·firm·ing, re·con·firms
To confirm again, especially to establish or support more firmly: reconfirmed the reservations. prior to making travel plans.
May 24-June 29: University of Miami This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. For the university in Oxford, Ohio, see Miami University.
The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U Semester in Cuban Studies. "An intensive program of studies to learn and understandCuban history, culture and contemporary events." The courses are "Cuba After Castro" and "History of Cuba Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean islands, was first inhabited by Indigenous peoples known as the Taíno and Ciboney. On 27 October 1492, Christopher Columbus sighted the island during his first voyage of discovery and claimed it for Spain. ." Cost: US$5316 (courses may be audited for US$250 each). Details: Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, PO Box 248174, Miami FL 33124. Tel: 305-284-2822. Fax: 305-284-4875. Web: www.miami.edu/miamisemester.
June 4-6: The Organization of American States Organization of American States (OAS), international organization, created Apr. 30, 1948, at Bogotá, Colombia, by agreement of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, (OAS OAS
See: Option adjusted spread ) 36th General Assembly will be held in Santo Domingo, not at Casa de Campo The Casa de Campo is a large urban park situated in Madrid (Spain), next to the Monte de El Pardo. Both the Parque de Atracciones de Madrid and the Madrid Zoo are located inside the park. , La Romana, as originally planned. Earlier, on May 30-31, a summit of Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration System (SICA See Securities Industry Committee on Arbitration. ) will be held at Casa de Campo. US President George W. Bush has been invited to attend this meeting, which is aimed at analyzing alternative ways to supply fuel given the high prices of oil on the international market. Some 34 heads of state and government are expected
June 7-11. Jamaica: Caribbean Fashion Week. Organized by: Jamaica Minstry of Tourism, email@example.com
June 7-12. St. Martin: Marlin BillFish billfish
Any of several long-jawed fishes, especially those in the family Istiophoridae, including marlins, spearfishes, and sailfishes. The name is also applied to the gar, needlefish, and sauries (family Scomberesocidae), as well as to the swordfish (family Xiphiidae). Tournament. Organized by: Office du Tourisme
June 10-11: Antigua & Barbuda: Antigua Yacht Club--Green Island Weekend. Organized by: Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10-18: Jamaica: Ocho Rios Jazz Festival. Organized by: Jamaica Tourist Board, email@example.com
June 13: Turks & Caicos: Annual Heineken Game Fishing Tournament. Organized by: Island Tourist Board
June 13-14: Puerto Rico: Caribbean Gaming & Hospitality Conference. Organized by: Bruce Smith, brucesmith@ caribbeangaming.net
June 13-16: 7th International Conference on Disasters, Pabexpo, Havana. Details: Jose Llanes Guerra. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: loseventos.cu/desastres2006.
June 17-24: Dive Into Adventure Bonaire Dive Festival, organized by Tourism Corp. Bonaire (TCB See trusted computing base.
1. (jargon) TCB - Trouble Came Back.
2. (security) TCB - (Orange Book) Trusted Computing Base.
3. (operating system) TCB - Task Control Block. ) and its stakeholders in conjunction with event-sponsor Scuba Diving magazine. Open to divers, snorkelers, nature lovers and adventurers around the world, building on the successes of the past seven Bonaire Dive Festivals and recognizing Bonaire not only as a dive destination but also as an eco-adventure destination. Details: 1-800-BONAIRE or Web: www. InfoBonaire.com. And: Lisa Blau/Candice Adams Kimmel. Adams Unlimited. 212-956-5900. Email: Lisa@adams-pr.com
June 20-21: St. Martin: Summer Heat Music Festival. Organized by: Office du Tourisme, email@example.com
June 21: Suriname: Feste Feste
playful fool. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
See : Clowns de la Musique--French Music Festival.
June 25-28: The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) convenes at the annual Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference (CHIC 2006), Hyatt Regency Miami, Florida. Details: Lorraine Ortiz-Valcarcel, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Melissa Rivera, Email: email@example.com Tel 787 725 9139/Fax 787 725 9108
June 25: Aruba: 21th International Triathlon. Organized by: Aruba Triathlon Association, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 28-July 4: Aruba: 20th Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurf and Kite Boarding Competition. Organized by:Cristina Rivas/Quinn & Co., email@example.com
June 29-July 2: 10th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival The St. Kitts Music Festival is a festival of popular music held annually in June on the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts. The Festival was originally called the Shak Shak Festival, and was first held in 1996. . Details: Donna Jannine/Candice Adams-Kimmel. Adams Unlimited.(212) 956-5900. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. And: St. Kitts Tourism Authority. From the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, E-mail info@ stkittstourism.kn. Web: www.stkitts-tourism.com.
September: Travel Agent Month in the US Virgin Islands. The Hotel & Tourism Assn invites agents to spend three nights at participating properties. Details: Web: www.sttstjhta.com
Sept. 12-13: Costa Rica International Business and Investment Summit, Hotel Ramada ra·ma·da
n. Southwestern U.S.
a. An open or semienclosed shelter roofed with brush or branches, designed especially to provide shade.
b. An open porch or breezeway.
2. Plaza Herradura, San Jose, Costa Rica. Organized by the Costa Rican Chamber of Foreign Trade and of Foreign Company Representatives (Crecex), which has 800 members, representing all sectors and services of international commerce. Details: enlace@ crecex. com. And the U.S. Commercial Service in CS Office San Jose, Email: email@example.com]; Phone: 506-220-2454; Fax: 506-231 or web: www. buyusa. gov/ your_office.
Sept. 20: Turks & Caicos is site of World Travel Awards 13th Annual Gala Ceremony,organized by World Travel Awards Magazine 2005, under the caption "More than Sand and Sea." Brainchild of British entrepreneur, Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards dates back to 1993, with the event being hosted in different destinations from New York to London, St. Lucia and Barbados and now the Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (kī`kōs), dependency of Great Britain (2005 est. pop. 20,600), 166 sq mi (430 sq km), West Indies. There are more than 30 cays and islands, of which only six are inhabited. . Voting is done online by 156,000 travel agenciesworldwide.
The awards will take place at a gala ceremony at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa. Details: Formula Emily Agan or Maria Amor, 619-234-0345. Email: agan@ formulapr.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8-14: 39th Bonaire International Sailing Regatta. Welcomes boats in 12 different categories to participate in this Bonairean tradition that attracts sailors from all of the surrounding islands as well as Venezuela, Holland and the U.S. Each year approximately 120 boats from catamarans and yachts to windsurfers and sunfish sunfish, common name for members of the family Centrachidae, comprising numerous species of spiny-finned, freshwater fishes with deep, laterally flattened bodies found in temperate North America. participate in the island's largest sailing races. Details: www.bonaireregatta.com.
Oct. 12-16: 5th annual Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism Meeting (CMEx), in St. Lucia.
Nov. 5: Elections in Nicaragua Elections in Nicaragua gives information on elections and election results in Nicaragua.
The Republic of Nicaragua elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. .
Dec. 4-10: The world's top 18 golfers will assemble at the Sandy Lane resort and golf course in Barbados, which has been selected to host the 2006 World Cup of golf. Some 25 teams, including the top three teams from each of the World Cup qualifying matches in Mexico and Asia, will compete in tournament.
Jan. 18-21: The 2d St. Maarten-St. Martin Classic Yacht Regatta has been scheduled for third week-end of Jan. 2007. Details: Palapa pa·la·pa
1. An open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves.
2. A structure, such as a bar or restaurant in a tropical resort, that is open-sided and thatched with palm leaves. Center & Marina. Airport Road 28 Simpson Bay. St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles. Phone: +5995237671 or +590690629955