Radio Guest List–Calabash Cove Resort and Spa hotel in Saint Lucia–September 29, 2018
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, comes from Calabash Cove Resort and Spa hotel in Saint Lucia. Joining Peter is Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen Chastanet, who explains how village tourism allows Saint Lucia’s visitors to immerse into the culture and have a true and genuine experience of the island. He also outlines how the locals haven’t fairly benefited from tourism yet and what should be done about it. Peter gives a special report on the 40th anniversary of one of America’s worst airline crashes — and what we’ve learned from it, both in terms of aviation safety and…journalism. Guy Ellis, author of A History of St Lucia, has an update on the island. Then, Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor-at-Large for CruiseCritic.com, shares how last year’s hurricanes forced the Caribbean islands to renovate, and most of that news is good. And Patrick Smith, (AskThePilot.com), discusses the recent Sea-Tac Airport incident involving an employee who stole and crashed a plane. There’s all this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from Calabash Cove Resort and Spa Hotel in Saint Lucia.
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Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, explains how village tourism allows Saint Lucia’s visitors to immerse themselves into the culture and have an authentic experience on the island. He also shares why he thinks the Caribbeans haven’t really benefited from tourism yet and what should be done about it.
Hilary La Force, Cultural Activist and Member of the Folk Research Centre, talks about the history of Saint Lucia and explains why it put England and France at war, 14 times.
John Robert Lee, Saint Lucian Author and Poet, talks about how different cultures from Europe and Africa intertwine in Saint Lucia, bringing uniqueness to its nation. He also shares why Creole music is a “gathering of sensations.”
Guy Ellis, Former Reporter for The Voice newspaper and Author of A History of St Lucia, discusses the importance of the U.S. for Saint Lucia’s tourism. He also explains how what happens in the states impacts the island and talks about President Trump’s travel ban. Despite not affecting many countries, he shares how it still discourages people from traveling to the U.S.
Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor-at-Large for CruiseCritic.com, explains how last year’s hurricanes forced the Caribbean islands to renovate, making them better than ever. She then discusses the “small ships Renaissance” and how it’s giving passengers an entirely different feel of the Caribbeans.
Angela Coleby, British Expat and Blogger of Another Rum Punch, tells Peter everything about Caribbean rum. She then reveals a beach in Saint Lucia, which is a hidden gem especially appreciated by dog owners.
Patrick Smith, Airline Pilot and Founder of AskThePilot.com, discusses the recent Sea-Tac Airport incident involving an employee who stole and crashed a plane. He also explains why any wrinkle in weather seems to send air traffic control into havoc.
By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com