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Business: Vote for itiba, LLC! WalMart’s Get on the Shelf Competition


How to vote for itiba, LLC for WalMart’s Get On The Shelf competition has been emailed to me! This comes directly from WalMart. Remember, voting officially begins tomorrow, March 7th. The Voting Process The winners of the contest will be determined by public voting, which will begin tomorrow (March 7). Instructions on how to vote via SMS (text message) and through Facebook will be posted on your product page starting tomorrow. (Also see the Voting Terms and Conditions on the site.) The first voting round will finish April 3, and the top 10 entries will proceed to Round 2. So you will be able to vote via SMS (text message) or through FaceBook. There will also be a badge on the website for itiba, LLC site so you can vote there or direct your friends to the site to vote there as well. So don’t forget, tomorrow, March 7th, go to www.getontheshelf.com/product/2704/Caribbean-Skin-Care and VOTE! Spread the word and spread the news! Let’s make history with itiba, LLC, St. Croix and WalMart!

-Yoki Hanley, Owner -itiba, LLC.

About itiba, LLC.: The home of Caribbean inspired, uniquely Crucian skin care products for your skin. All products are handmade in small batches to ensure product quality and freshness. Only vegetable oils, essential oils and phthalate free fragrance oils are used in our products.

For more information about itiba, LLC please visit www.itibabeauty.com  and also check out their Facebook page. You may also make contact via phone 1.888.551.5775, email contactus@itibabeauty.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 2567, Kingshill, United States 00851.

Latina.Com | Which Latina Celeb is Launching a Cosmetics Line for Afro-Latinas?


La La Vazquez AnthonyLa La Vazquez Anthony, wife of professional basketball player Carmelo Anthony, is starting up her own cosmetics line made specifically for African American and Latin women.

“Having my name on a cosmetics line has always been a dream, one I’m excited to share,” she said.

EXCLUSIVE: 3 Fashion & Beauty Tips La La Anthony Lives By

Word on the street is that Puerto Rican Vazquez Anthony got some help from friend Kim Kardashian and has partnered with Kardashian’s friend Loren Ridinger, senior vice president of Market America/Shop.com in creating the line. Her line will be made to be affordable for women of diverse shades.

Vazquez Anthony said, “Every girl always tries to find that perfect color or shade that suits their personality, and now she can do it easily and affordably.”

We’re looking forward to when this line comes out in February! Will you try out her cosmetics?

 

Author: Adriana Rivera

Source: Latina.com

Jamaica Observer: $14 Million Budget for Shaggy & Friends


THE staging of the fund-raising Shaggy and Friends concert is definitely a multimillion-dollar venture.

This year’s event, organised by diamond-selling reggae act Shaggy to raise funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, has a production budget in the region of $14 million.

However, according to head of Shaggy’s Make a Difference Foundation, Rebecca Packer, for the type of event being staged at Jamaica House come tomorrow evening, the spend could have been much higher.

“We really have to thank our sponsors and suppliers — many of whom are providing services for free or at cost — for helping us keep production costs down. A show of this caliber including artists, lighting, sound, décor, food and drink, could easily run us in the region of $50-million,” Packer told Splash last night.

She stated that having gotten over the obstacle caused by the shifting of the original December 30 date, due to the general election, the plans for the third staging of the event were running smoothly. “It’s really like a well-oiled machine. Having gone through the process on two previous occasions we have worked out the kinks.

Packer says rehearsals are already underway, as international acts Eve and Lauryn Hill are already on the island, with Maxi Priest and Deniece Williams scheduled to arrive later today.

This year, the proceeds from the event will go towards the construction of a 15-bed cardiac intensive care unit at the hospital, in conjunction with the international charity, Chain of Hope.

To date, the Shaggy & Friends Make a Difference Foundation has raised a total of JA $57,000,000 (US$650,000), which has gone towards providing vital and life-saving equipment for the island’s sole paediatric hospital.

This year the concert features a interesting mix of local and international acts including Half Pint, Coco Tea, I-Octane, Romain Virgo, Assassin, Wayne Marshall, Mr Vegas, Tami Chynn and Gyptian.

Packer notes that patrons can expect the usual high standard, both in terms of performances on stage, as well as the look and feel of the venue.

“We have worked to create an all-round concert experience for patrons, whether they are in our silver, gold or platinum sections. These includes an impressive choice of food, drink and overall décor.”

One major change in this year’s event is the elimination of the sit-down five-course meal for patrons in the upscale platinum section. But, Packer explains that patrons in this section will still be privy to choice food and drink, as well as participate in the fund-raising auction.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Islands.com | St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes


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The Caribbean’s most historic resort shines with timeless grace. 138 spacious, elegant rooms are spread over 340 acres: in the signature pink Great House, on two of three beaches, on ridges overlooking the sea, gently-rolling golf greens and acclaimed tennis center. Three restaurants, renovated spa and fitness center, designer boutique. Recognized by the National Trust as a Historic Hotel of America.

Enter to win
– 8 days/7 nights accommodation 
– Island tour 
– One day car rental 
– 2.5 hours spa for two people 
– Breakfast daily 
– Floating mats, kayaks, snorkeling at the beach 
– Blackout dates apply


Located on a quiet stretch of beach on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, the Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort combines privacy and relaxation with modern style amenities. The Divi will delight you with its oceanfront accommodations, gourmet food, gorgeous tropical setting and full-range of activities for adults and kids alike.

Three nights, All-Inclusive Stay, featuring the following accommodations… Deluxe King offers a king sized bed with queen sleeper sofa, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, television, clock radio, and private patio or balcony with an ocean view.


At The Palms, our goal is to help every guest transform from island visitor to welcomed friend. Our 40 beach front guest rooms are your home in America’s Paradise. Friendly, attentive staff, 24 hour assistance and security, great snorkeling, swimming pool, award-winning restaurant, on site recreational activities and modern amenities.

7 night stay in a beach front room. Welcome drink upon arrival. Rum and coke in the room. A guided snorkel tour by a Palms staff member. Valued at $2300.


Win a week’s worth of authentic island relaxation on Stx. Best swimming, snorkeling, sunsets, dolphin crossings on the beach at the Sand Castle! Imagine the perch from a SeaView Suite, experience the laid-back, friendly atmosphere…enjoy a massage! Dine waterfront at the award-winning Beach Side Café!

Seaview Suite reserved for 2 persons, 7 nights, 8 days in paradise on the beach with gorgeous sunsets and opportunity for star-gazing! Includes Daily Seaside Continental Breakfast, Scuba Dive or Intro, Unlimited use of snorkel equipment and kayak for 2, Bottle of sparkling wine and Lunch for 2 at the Beach Side Café or Wine Club or Beer Club if the timing is right! Preceded by 2- One Hour Therapeutic Massages to set you right with the world again followed by a Romantic Dinner for 2 at the Beach Side Café.


Relax-on-the-beach in full sun or shade, snorkel the reef or swim in the fresh-water pool. Enjoy ocean-side meals at casual and fine-dining restaurants. Nap in a hammock, get a massage at the Spa, take a nature walk, play tennis, kayak or embark on a sailing charter without leaving the property. www.TamarindReefResort.com

Win 4 days and 3 nights at the oceanfront Tamarind Reef Resort on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix PLUS receive a $100 gift certificate to the Galleon fine-dining restaurant OR receive a $100 gift certificate for a sailing adventure to Buck Island.

Rules Link: St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes – Official Rules

Author: Brandon Pike

   St. Croix Mega Sweepstakes | Islands.com.

How Cruise Ships Avoid Hurricanes | CaribbeanTravelMag.com


Cruising during hurricane season? Here’s what you need to know prior to your cruise vacation.

by Alyx Kaczuwka
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A common concern when booking a cruise during hurricane season (officially June 1st through November 30th, with peak storm activity from August through October) is the weather, and how it might affect your travel plans. In an average year, there are eight to ten named storms, about two thirds of which will develop into hurricanes. Unless you’re planning a cruise outside the hurricane belt, it’s possible there might be an active storm during your trip – but it should be reassuring to know there is a significant amount of planning on the part of the cruise lines to ensure it has little to no impact on the enjoyment of your vacation.

The primary tool the cruise lines have when it comes to dealing with storms is information. In addition to all the precautions that will be taken to ensure your ship won’t cross the path of a storm before you even leave your home port, they will monitor radar changes on the fly with modern satellite equipment, and make changes to an itinerary whenever necessary.

In most cases, the ships will simply change their itinerary to avoid a storm. These diversions may be focused on avoiding the path of the storm – thus keeping you and your fellow passengers out of harm’s way – or avoiding the aftermath of the storm, for example, if a location has been left without electricity. It is not uncommon that the ship will divert and skip a particular port of call for these reasons. The ship may dock in another location. You’re probably familiar with the expression “any port in a storm” – so you may find yourself checking out another city where their port had availability! Alternately, the ship may stay at sea, anchored in calm waters.

There are also times when ships may choose to cruise in a reversed itinerary, if this option will allow them to avoid the storm’s path. And, some will change the itinerary entirely, for example, embarking to Western Caribbean destinations like Cozumel and Riviera Maya instead of Eastern Caribbean destinations like the Bahamas (or vice versa) if the storm is expected to traverse a large path during the cruise’s schedule.

It’s also worth knowing that even if the storm makes a sudden change, modern boats can easily get out of its way. A typical hurricane will putter along at a speed of about ten knots, but cruise ships can easily move at twice this pace.

Overall, if you are flexible, booking a cruise during hurricane season may work out to your advantage. Travel deals often abound during peak season, and while you may end up visiting different ports, or a slightly different order of ports, than you originally planned, it should have little to no impact on your enjoyment. And if you’re still concerned, there’s always the option of purchasing travel insurance, so that you’re covered – just look for a policy that covers weather-related events.

Source: CaribbeanTravelMag.com