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MARTIN P.R. RELEASE FOR JUNE 25

This is the information sent to over 700 media contacts and others about the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sibilly Hodge Serves As USVI Acting Commissioner of Tourism
Monique Sibilly Hodge will serve as USVI Acting Commissioner of Tourism. Governor Charles W. Turnbull will soon name the candidate that he will submit to the Senate for final approval as the Commissioner of the Department of Tourism. Turnbull's previous nomination, Clement "Cain" Magras, was voted down by the V.I. Legislature, which must confirm all nominations for Cabinet- level positions such as the Commissioner of Tourism. Sibilly Hodge previously served as an Assistant Commissioner of Tourism.
USVI Hosts Conference to Launch Cultural Tourism Program for Slave Route Project
USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull will host a conference to launch the Cultural Tourism Program on the "Slave Route" Project for the Caribbean on June 28-30, at the Tamarind Reef Hotel on St. Croix. Sponsored in conjunction with UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization, this three-day conference will focus on the development of a strategy to achieve the primary objective of the "Slave Route" Project, which is to identify, restore and promote sites and places of memory linked to the transatlantic slave trade. Representatives from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Caribbean Hotel Association, the Museum Association of the Caribbean and distinguished ministers of tourism from Ghana and the Caribbean region are expected to attend. Participants will present a document on sites and places of memory in their respective countries, as well as proposals for their promotion of these locations as cultural tourism sites to regional, national and international audiences. For more information about the conference, call (340) 773-1404.
Buccaneer Introduces More Luxury Seaside Rooms and All-Inclusive Summer Package
St. Croix's Buccaneer resort opened eight additional "Doubloon" rooms earlier this year. Tucked away on a private corner of a sandy beach on St. Croix, these seaside rooms offer luxury accommodations and amenities to vacationers. The resort is offering a summer-long, seven-night/eight-day all-inclusive package to introduce these new Doubloons called "Buccaneer Treasures." The package includes accommodations at the Doubloons and the following amenities: welcome cocktails; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; daily greens fees; roundtrip private airport transfers; and complimentary use of snorkel gear and kayaks. (This package is fully commissionable to travel agents at 10 percent.) The all-inclusive package is available now through December 19, at a rate of $3,386 per couple (plus 8 percent government tax). For reservations or more information, call (800) 255-3881 or (340) 773-2100.

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This is the information sent to over 700 media contacts and others about the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sibilly Hodge Serves As USVI Acting Commissioner of Tourism
Monique Sibilly Hodge will serve as USVI Acting Commissioner of Tourism. Governor Charles W. Turnbull will soon name the candidate that he will submit to the Senate for final approval as the Commissioner of the Department of Tourism. Turnbull's previous nomination, Clement "Cain" Magras, was voted down by the V.I. Legislature, which must confirm all nominations for Cabinet- level positions such as the Commissioner of Tourism. Sibilly Hodge previously served as an Assistant Commissioner of Tourism.
USVI Hosts Conference to Launch Cultural Tourism Program for Slave Route Project
USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull will host a conference to launch the Cultural Tourism Program on the "Slave Route" Project for the Caribbean on June 28-30, at the Tamarind Reef Hotel on St. Croix. Sponsored in conjunction with UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization, this three-day conference will focus on the development of a strategy to achieve the primary objective of the "Slave Route" Project, which is to identify, restore and promote sites and places of memory linked to the transatlantic slave trade. Representatives from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Caribbean Hotel Association, the Museum Association of the Caribbean and distinguished ministers of tourism from Ghana and the Caribbean region are expected to attend. Participants will present a document on sites and places of memory in their respective countries, as well as proposals for their promotion of these locations as cultural tourism sites to regional, national and international audiences. For more information about the conference, call (340) 773-1404.
Buccaneer Introduces More Luxury Seaside Rooms and All-Inclusive Summer Package
St. Croix's Buccaneer resort opened eight additional "Doubloon" rooms earlier this year. Tucked away on a private corner of a sandy beach on St. Croix, these seaside rooms offer luxury accommodations and amenities to vacationers. The resort is offering a summer-long, seven-night/eight-day all-inclusive package to introduce these new Doubloons called "Buccaneer Treasures." The package includes accommodations at the Doubloons and the following amenities: welcome cocktails; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; daily greens fees; roundtrip private airport transfers; and complimentary use of snorkel gear and kayaks. (This package is fully commissionable to travel agents at 10 percent.) The all-inclusive package is available now through December 19, at a rate of $3,386 per couple (plus 8 percent government tax). For reservations or more information, call (800) 255-3881 or (340) 773-2100.