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Public tours of the White House will return to a full operating schedule next month, after nearly a year and a half of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Free tours of the executive mansion were suspended when President Joe Biden took office, as officials tightened virus protocols in line with guidance from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

This past Juneteenth Weekend in the United States, the Hookie Life Entertainment team once again delivered another successful execution of its beloved, annual summertime staple ‘Hookie Weekend’. Caribbean culture was on full display during this line-up of exciting events which attracted thousands of festival lovers to the Washington DC metropolitan region for full a weekend of unmatched revelry.

The tiny Caribbean island of St. Eustatius – known affectionately as Statia - has taken one giant step towards environmental preservation with a commitment to develop critical environmental protection rules.

In keeping with a central government mandate to protect the environment in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, known as the BES islands, the Public Entity St. Eustatius and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management have signed a letter of intent to work together to effectively implement the environmental legislation, thus contributing to sustainable economic growth on the island.

The tiny Caribbean island of St. Eustatius – known affectionately as Statia - has taken one giant step towards environmental preservation with a commitment to develop critical environmental protection rules.

In keeping with a central government mandate to protect the environment in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, known as the BES islands, the Public Entity St. Eustatius and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management have signed a letter of intent to work together to effectively implement the environmental legislation, thus contributing to sustainable economic growth on the island.

The football World Cup takes place every four years, and the 2022 competition kicks off in Qatar in 150 days with dozens of London venues having already registered ticketed events on DesignMyNight (part of Access Hospitality and the UK's largest discovery platform for venues and events)

Veteran tourism marketing executive Beverly Nicholson-Doty has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Figment Design, the Miami-based marketing and advertising agency have announced.

“The entire Figment team is delighted to welcome Beverly to our group. She brings a wealth of experience not only in the Caribbean travel and tourism landscape but also in marketing, sales and strategic planning,” said Jeffrey Pankey, Figment’s President.

The stage is set for a major improvement in both the quantity and quality of social housing in St. Eustatius with the signing this week of a €4 million cooperation agreement by the Public Entity St. Eustatius, the Island Council, the Ministry of Public Housing and Spatial Planning, the Statia Housing Foundation and the Dutch Housing Corporation, Bazalt Wonen.

Massive floodwaters ravaged Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities Monday, washing out roads and bridges, cutting off electricity and forcing visitors to evacuate parts of the iconic park at the height of summer tourist season. All entrances to Yellowstone were closed due to the deluge, caused by heavy rains and melting snowpack, while park officials ushered tourists out of the most affected areas.

Jamaica is set to begin a competition to find a Festival Song for this year. The announcement was made by Culture Minister Olivia Grange CD during the recent Jamaica Diaspora Conference., with competitors’ entries to be accepted over a one-week period. Minister Grange said that she was using her music industry network in order to get producers, song writers and performers on board, to come up with 10 songs that are “of the highest quality”, as she described. 

A five-year-old lion in the western Indian state of Gujarat is recovering his vision after doctors performed cataract surgery on both his eyes. Officials at the Gir forest - the last abode of the Asiatic lion - first noticed something was wrong when the lion stopped responding even when prey was nearby.

GXO Logistics, Inc. the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art warehouse dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector. Located in Caleppio di Settala (Milan), the 20,000-square-meter facility will be equipped with industry-leading technology and environmental systems.