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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: Some dates are tentative, all are subject to change; readers are urged to reconfirm prior to making travel plans.

July 23-Aug. 8: Antigua & Barbuda: Antigua Carnival Celebrations. Organized by: Ministry of Tourism & the Environment

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

Aug. 1: Anguilla: Heineken Cup Boat Race. Organized by: Anguilla Tourist Board. And: Anguilla Summer Festival. Organized by: Office of the Chief Minister

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: Web:

Aug. 7-10: Belize: International Costa Maya Festival (Ambergris Caye). Organized by: Ministry of Tourism

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 or And: Melissa Lukis/Inez Freund. RFC&P. (973) 627-8180. Email:

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

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

Aug. 24: St. Barthelemy Feast Day. Organized by: Agence Guadeloupe de l'Environement du Tourisme et des Loisils

Aug. 25: Gala concert at the 2d annual Symphony of the Americas, in Oranjestad, Aruba. A blend of native Aruban talent and internationally acclaimed artists. Details: Aruba Tourism Authority. Tel: 201-330-0800 or 1-800-TO-ARUBA. Email:

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: 954923-4343. Tel: 1-800-432-2294.

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

Aug. 27: Miss St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association Pageant. Organized by: Ministry of Commerce Tourism, Investment & Consumer Affairs

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: Web:

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. 14-19: The 2004 Belize Tourism ExpoMarketplace and Expedition (BETEX), organized by the Belize Tourism Industry Association and the BETEX Committee, at the Princess Hotel in Belize City. It will feature three days of exhibitions, during which international wholesalers and travel agents will have the opportunity to meet and network with Belizean tour operators, hoteliers and other members of the Belize tourism industry. Educational seminars and presentations on Belize and Belizean culture will also be offered. Details: Belize Tourism Board. Tel: 501-223-1913. Web: Also: Inez Freund/Robyn Schweitzer. (973) 627-8180.

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: and

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

Sept. 26-Oct. 1: For the third year in a row, online poker site is taking its World Poker Tour event to Aruba. With a guaranteed minimum prize pool of US$4 million and with first place guaranteed to win $1 million, this is the largest World Poker Tour event to date. The World Poker Tour will film the event as part of its 3rd Season on the World Poker Tour television show, which airs Wednesday nights on The Travel Channel. Season three will air in 2005. The event will be held at the Radisson Aruba. Details: Web: Email:

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

Sept. 26-Oct.1 For the third year in a row, online poker site takes its World Poker Tour event to Aruba. With a guaranteed minimum prize pool of US$4 million, and with first place guaranteed to win US$1 million, this is the largest World Poker Tour event to date.. People can win an Aruba Prize Package, which includes the US$6,200 buy-in to the main event and airfare and hotel accommodations for two by playing online at The main event will be held at the Radisson Aruba. Details: Tel: 404-923-9118. Email: marketing @

Sept. 28-30: IV Encuentro de Turismo de Naturaleza de Cuba, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Seminar to focus on nature tourism. Details: Juan Carlos Govea, Ministerio de Turismo, Havana. Tel: +53 7 204-5708. Fax: +53 7 204-4111. Email:

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

October: Parliamentary elections in Grenada. Creole Heritage Month in St. Lucia.

Oct. 3-5: First Centroamerica Travel Market. Guatemala. Details: Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT). Tel: 502-331-3004. Email: Web:

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. Details: Internet site: Or: Patricia Peterson. Congrexpo INFOCOM 2004. Tel: 507-269-5655. Fax: 507-269-5680. E-mail:

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:

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

Oct. 15-24: Global Exchange organizes a trip to Cuba co-sponsored with GEPROP in Cuba (Center for Management of Prioritized Projects and Programs) that focuses on sustainable community and economic development. This research delegation will look at ways that communities in Cuba and the U.S. make economic and community development more sustainable, which implies more locally based. Explore issues around the international economic marketplace and the nexus between development, environment and sustainability. Different visits and meeting will look at the following themes: renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, community health & education, and conservation of biodiversity. Details: Rachel at

Oct. 17-20: 27th annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-27) which takes place in Aruba. The theme of this year's conference is Caribbean Tourism: Driving Business in the Global Economy. Great emphasis will be placed on the development of inventive and novel tourism-related programs that will help drive business to the Caribbean. Details: Johnson JohnRose, CTO. Tel: (246) 427-5242. E-mail: Contact: Kristen Schneider. Tel:(516) 594-4100. E-mail: Web:

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

Oct. 27-29: The Northwest Chapter of the Mexican Chamber of the Electronics Industry, Telecommunications and Information Technology (CANIETI) announced the "Second Edition of the IT Summit of the Americas 2004: Software & Multimedia," to take place in Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California. This USDOC-certified event is being organized through Prosoft (Promoters of Software Development) in cooperation with Mexico's Secretary of Economy. The event organizer confirmed the participation of delegations from different Mexican States, as well as from throughout Latin America Details: Judith Valdes, Tel. 011-52-664-622-7495. E-mail:

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: Web: 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.


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: Web:

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.http:// days ahead from Sun, August 1, 2004 : CTOnet
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