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Dominica ready to host 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Dominica ready to host 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture by: – October 6, 2011 Share Delegates forming part of the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which will be held in Dominica from October 9th to 15th have already begun arriving on island.A move that the organizers say has proven the importance of the event.Accommodations Coordinator of the CWA Athenia Henry told a press briefing today that over 250 delegates have already been booked and have begun arriving in Dominica.She said hotels are booked and all is set for the grand event.“We have used a number of accommodations from Portsmouth to all the way in the south. Over 20 various hotels and guest houses have been used. Delegates are coming from a number of African countries, Europe, Central America and the region. We have also put in place officers who will work well with the delegates who are coming in,” he said.She said there are over 40 VIP’s on the list and the protocol office is well ready to receive these persons.“Chief of our VIP will be our own Secretary General of CARICOM Erwin LaRoque. This is his first visit since his appointment, added to that we have a number of events and meetings taking place. Most of the organizations who have anything to do with agriculture will be in Dominica,” she said.Meantime Coordinator of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Edward Registe says several aspects of the Dominican economy will benefit from event.Described as what may be the biggest agriculture event to be hosted by Dominica, Registe says the main focus will be centered upon the country’s agriculture sector but several other aspects will be involved.“It’s really a national project and several other sectors in society, tourism health trade and others are involved in this. While the focus is on the agriculture sector, it is really a national project,” he explained.Registe said Dominicans must do all in their interest to make sure the seminar is productive and interesting.The event will commence on Sunday.Domincia Vibes Newslast_img read more

Live look at Hurricane Dorian via beach cams

first_imgHurricane Dorian is now a major Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, wind gusts of 220 mph, and storm surge of 18 to 23 feet. According to The National Hurricane Center, the storm made landfall on Elbow Cay at 12:40 p.m and as of 2 p.m update, the storm is heading toward Grand Bahama at 7 mph.Here is another look at Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the Florida coast:For up-to-the-minute information on Hurricane Dorian, visit our Storm Central page here.last_img

Job Vacancy: Hotel opens exciting new Sales and Marketing role

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Highlands Hotel in Glenties is seeking applicants for the role of Sales and Marketing Manager.Location: Highlands HotelMain StreetGlentiesCounty DonegalReporting To: General Manager The Role:The newly refurbished Highlands Hotel is seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager to focus on boosting bedroom, food and beverage, conference, wedding and event sales for the hotel. The hotel is currently pending its 3-star reclassification from Fáilte Ireland following extensive improvements throughout and is located in the picturesque town of Glenties in south west Donegal and just a few miles from the stunning Wild Atlantic Way coastal line with fantastic walking trails, cycling routes and drives on its doorstep.The hotel requires a Sales and Marketing Manager who will be able to drive forward the sales revenue of the hotel through various channels. The role will be responsible for growing the profile of the hotel, be involved in sales budgeting and forecasting as well as maintain and grow existing sales relationships. This is a brand new role and an exciting opportunity for a candidate with great autonomy to really grow the hotel’s business in every area.Main Responsibilities: Utilisation of revenue-generating strategies for the hotel’s bedroom, food and beverage, conference, wedding and event sales with short, medium and long term planning.Regular communication and meetings with the Hotel’s General Manager to evaluate proper room rate and room yield controls and suggest ideas on price strategies and marketing opportunities within the competitive environment.Measurement of ROI of marketing spend and monitor and report on success of marketing activities.The role will suit someone with a passion for building relationships and an excellent knowledge of both the leisure and corporate markets.The ideal candidate for this role will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales role within the hospitality sector.Applications:To apply for this role please send your CV and one-page cover letter including your salary expectations to Sinead Boyle at The Highlands Hotel by email to:[email protected] and part-time applicants will be considered.  Please state your intention on your application. Application date closes on Wednesday 20th September 2017. Job Vacancy: Hotel opens exciting new Sales and Marketing role was last modified: September 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GlentiesHighlands hoteljobssales and marketingVacancylast_img read more