Most visitors to Jamaica stay at the big resorts in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril, and never venture to Bluefields Bay. And they’re missing out. Not only are the Bluefields Bay Villas an amazing setting with a caring and attentive staff, for Peter it is one of those special places where you know you’ll be back the minute you arrive.
Listen to the Bluefields show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Featured guests include:
Margaret Bernal, board member of the Bluefields Environmental Protection Association, describes the indigenous wildlife in the region and the association and the villas work to keep it protected.
Terry Williams, creator of the Bluefields People’s Community Association, looks at how tourism has impacted the country and the community.
John Racanelli, CEO National Aquarium in Baltimore, talks about what sets the local marine life apart from the rest of the island.
Houston Moncure, local resident who is part of the family business of Bluefields Bay Villas, examines growing up on the island and how the property has continues to evolve.
Carmen Hibbert, executive chef of Bluefields Villas, shares her favorite local ingredients and tricks to preparing the freshest fish.
Susan Racanelli, National Development Director for Seacology, looks at the work of the non-profit that focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world.
Valdence Gifford, founder of the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association, breaks down the rewards as well as the challenges of farming in Jamaica.
C. Braxton Moncure, founder of Bluefields Bay Villas, looks at how the property has attempted to modernize and grow while still maintaining its personal touch.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com