Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 02:13:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 BCCI sends five players to bolster India’s U-19 squad hit by COVID – Guyana newsroom https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/bcci-sends-five-players-to-bolster-indias-u-19-squad-hit-by-covid-guyana-newsroom/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:00:42 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/bcci-sends-five-players-to-bolster-indias-u-19-squad-hit-by-covid-guyana-newsroom/ The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is sending five players to the Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies as reinforcements following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Indian camp, along with five players from the squad. origin in the Caribbean tested positive for the virus this week. The five players sent […]]]>

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is sending five players to the Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies as reinforcements following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Indian camp, along with five players from the squad. origin in the Caribbean tested positive for the virus this week.

The five players sent as reinforcements are Uday Saharan, Abishek Porel, Rishith Reddy, Ansh Gosai and Pushpendra Singh Rathore.

On Wednesday, six Indian players were unavailable for selection for the game against Ireland. The group included Captain Yash Dhull and Vice-Captain Shaik Rasheed. They, along with Aaradhya Yadav, Manav Parakh and Siddarth Yadav were also left out of India’s final group stage game, against Uganda, scheduled for Saturday.

While Sahara, Reddy, Gosai and Rathore were all part of the traveling reserves announced by BCCI ahead of the World Cup, they did not travel to the Caribbean with the main squad. Porel, who was initially not part of the reserves, made the cut in place of Amrit Raj Upadhyay.

Left-arm spinner Upadhyay was initially chosen from the reserves but was capped by Porel, and the reason, ESPNcricinfo understands, is that he is a wicket-keeper. Aaradhya, the main team’s second keeper, is currently isolated, leaving the team with only Dinesh Bana to wear the big gloves.

Saharien is a batter from Rajasthan, who hit 102 in the three-set competition between two Indian Under-19 teams and Bangladesh Under-19 late last year. Reddy is a right arm tailor from Hyderabad who went 5-53 against Bangladesh Under-19s in the same tournament. Saurashtra’s Gosai is a right-handed hitter known for his innovative shot, and Rajasthan’s Rathore is a versatile hitter.

Once the five reservists reach the Caribbean, they will have to serve a period of mandatory quarantine before joining the team. They are currently not part of the main team; the Tournament Event Technical Committee will need to approve them before they can participate in the competition.

It is possible that the committee will only allow them as temporary COVID-19 replacements, which comes with the caveat that they must leave the team once the affected players return after their recovery. If the BCCI wishes, these players may request to be permanent additions to the squad, but this is usually done to replace injured players.

Although the five COVID-infected players are currently in isolation, they are expected to be available for India’s quarter-final game, which is likely to be played on January 29. However, if their recovery takes longer or if more players return positive tests or suffer injuries, the team’s management can dip into their short-term reserves.

India, who became the first team in the competition to advance to the quarter-finals, have their knockout match scheduled in another country, Antigua and Barbuda. This means that players who are currently in Trinidad and Tobago will have to return negative tests before they can fly. (ESPNcricinfo)

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Restaurant Review: Canje – Food https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/restaurant-review-canje-food/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:03:50 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/restaurant-review-canje-food/ canje (Photos by Jana Birchum) Avocado Escabeche Named after the national bird of Guyana, Canje is the passion project of chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Emmer & Rye. Canje offers Caribbean cuisine rooted in Bristol-Joseph’s native Guyana and spanning flavors and traditions from Puerto Rico to Jamaica. Jerk Chicken Caribbean food […]]]>

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Avocado Escabeche

Avocado Escabeche

Named after the national bird of Guyana, Canje is the passion project of chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Emmer & Rye. Canje offers Caribbean cuisine rooted in Bristol-Joseph’s native Guyana and spanning flavors and traditions from Puerto Rico to Jamaica.

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Caribbean food goes unnoticed in Austin, even though Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico are all represented in Austin’s restaurants and food trucks. Some might confuse all Caribbean food with Jamaican pepper profiles, but there are more nuances to the spice palette: allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, paprika. Alongside native ingredients like plantain, guava, and cassava are remnants of colonialism and slavery, like curry, okra, and pigeon peas. All of these ingredients are represented at Canje.

Wild boar pepperbox with roti

Wild boar pepperbox with roti

Canje’s menu is divided into four sections: Wah Gwaan, Suppa, Tryating and Likkle Muore. Before ordering, the waiters inform the customers that the meals are served to share and offer a quantity of plates from the first three categories according to the number of people at the table. When we were a party of two, our server offered four to five plates; a group of five, 10-12 plates (which ended up being too many). Diners are also expected to order all of their savory dishes ahead of time so staff can plan the coursing accordingly.

Island Hopping Cocktail

Island Hopping Cocktail

The menu changes regularly and I regret missing the roasted okra as it rotated off the menu between my visits. In the Wah Gwaan appetizers section, we ordered the bacalaíto fritters and grilled avocado escabeche. The salt cod fritters were good on their own but brightened up significantly by the surprisingly spicy Cuban inspired mojo rojo sauce. We particularly liked the escabeche, which delighted with a smoky, spicy flavor; the contrast in texture between the silky avocado and the crunchy, tangy pomegranate arils and pumpkin seeds made this a standout dish.

Dark chocolate flan

Dark chocolate flan

Some of our Suppa menu selections included Wagyu Beef Curry, Wild Boar Peppercorn, and Jerk Chicken. From Tryating we ordered the Guyanese roti to go with the curry and the pepper shaker and the Carolina Gold rice and the black eyed peas with the jerk chicken. The curry was basically a high (and flavorful) beef stew, but we were intrigued by the choice to use wagyu for this purpose. The boar, hailing from Pflugerville, played second fiddle to his spectacular sauce, a savory mole with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bristol-Joseph’s uncle launches cassareep (cassava root reduction) for this dish in Guyana; it is then transported to Austin for its final preparation. The rich, buttery roti—essentially, a rolled flatbread—was the perfect tool to mop up the scrumptious sauces of both entrees. The jerk chicken was by far the spiciest dish we ate in Canje, and the hazelnut rice and peas tempered the heat beautifully.

The outdoor terrace

The outdoor terrace

Our two favorite desserts from the Likkle Muore menu were the tres leches cake and the dark chocolate flan. The cake was light and feathery without being soggy, topped with a layer of tart guava paste and airy white chocolate cream, giving the dish a lime pie effect. The dark chocolate flan was firm and slightly salty, anchored by cassareep syrup and lightened by pink pineapple and crunchy pecans. It was a confident, sophisticated take on a dessert that is too often cloying and spongy.

Canje has a respectable wine list and, much to the chagrin of my beer-loving partner, a very small beer list. Because the cocktail menu is placed at the forefront of the menu, my companions and I focused on these. A friend ordered the Bacchanalia, a potent gin concoction that she said would lead to a rough morning the next day. Another friend described it as having a distinct caramel browned butter taste. The vodka-based Island Hopping, according to a companion, tasted like “holiday” but had too much ice. I loved my Tamarind Sour; it was like a boozy Sour Patch Kid that involuntarily made my eyebrows twitch. I couldn’t get enough.

When we first visited Canje in mid-December, Omicron had arrived in Austin. We dined inside and there was not an empty table in the dining room. We were 2 feet away from other parties on all sides, and our unmasked server stood between the tables to take orders. The whole experience felt like a marinade in a COVID slow cooker. On our next visit, I insisted on sitting on the terrace, especially since Austin had just moved into Stage 5. On this visit, all floor staff wore masks, which which reassures us more.

The patio is eminently Instagrammable, with pothos and Monstera ivy popping out of wall-mounted planters, and a colorfully painted graphic mural. Even on a 45 degree evening, we felt safe and comfortable, and able to focus on enjoying the meal and the company rather than worrying (much) about COVID.

Canje offers diners the opportunity to sample an array of Caribbean cuisines in a relaxed setting that doesn’t cater to “reggae and rum” stereotypes or compartmentalize any given cuisine. Bristol-Joseph finds the guideline of ingredients and flavors from across the region and presents them thoughtfully and in a way that recognizes the diversity of history and experience of its people. I can’t wait to see the menu evolve with the seasons, especially when it comes to this okra.


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1914 E. Sixth, Ste. VS
Fri-Sat, 5pm-12pm; Sun-Thu, 5pm-10pm
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GMB’s Ranvir Singh emotionally reveals why she kept sexual assault ordeal in documentary https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/gmbs-ranvir-singh-emotionally-reveals-why-she-kept-sexual-assault-ordeal-in-documentary/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 09:34:02 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/gmbs-ranvir-singh-emotionally-reveals-why-she-kept-sexual-assault-ordeal-in-documentary/ Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh has revealed she was torn about keeping her experience in her ITV documentary and explained why she decided to leave it in the final cut. Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Ranvir Singh talks about his own experience of assault Good Morning […]]]>

Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh has revealed she was torn about keeping her experience in her ITV documentary and explained why she decided to leave it in the final cut.

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Good Morning Britain host Ranvir Singh choked up on the ITV show on Tuesday as she revealed she was torn about having a conversation about her past in her new documentary.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star has opened up about the moment in the documentary where she reveals she was sexually assaulted when she was 12.

Ranvir, who waived her right to anonymity, shared her empathy for a woman she spoke to during filming as she revealed her own ordeal “in an effort to comfort her”.

She was speaking to survivor Lisa Phillips, 43, for her ITV documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile, when the trauma was brought to her after hearing Lisa’s story.

Lisa has told how Epstein, who died in prison in 2019, attacked her on his Caribbean island when she was 21.







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She said, “I agreed. You’re not going to kick and scream and beat and scream when you’re on an island.”

Speaking on GMB on Tuesday, Ranvir explained the time when she couldn’t physically comfort Lisa and instead opened up to Lisa about her own past.

Ranvir admitted to hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley that she knew she was on camera, but had “instant” empathy for Lisa and decided to tell her what had happened to her.

Susanna had said, “This interview had an impact on you, didn’t it?







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Ranvir told her: “It’s true. Not one that I expected, it completely surprised me, which I guess speaks to some of the issues with Ghislaine’s trial, the memory of the incidents that occur in your life. nature.

“She was a lot more upset than that, she was very upset because I think what happened was that she came back, she sort of retreated into that moment while she was telling.

“And I think a lot of people who have committed crimes of this nature feel a sense of guilt, could I have done more? Should I have screamed, should I have screamed? Kind of a survivor’s guilt, I think .

“So she was describing it and it was actually an effort to comfort her because a lot of times when we’re doing this work people can think we’re just on TV to make people on TV cry, I’m upfront about the how people see journalists.

“She’s on Zoom and I’m in the UK and there’s no way I can physically comfort her, and it was just for a moment. I felt a really shocking kind of empathy with what she was describing. .

“I was fully aware that we were on camera, but it’s a human-to-human experience when someone says something that painful to you.

“So I told him something happened to me when I was 12, and I understand you shouldn’t feel guilty for not doing it, uh…”

Ranvir couldn’t continue initially as she got angry, before revealing that she had told few people what happened to her before the documentary.

She continued, “Sorry, do you know what? I’ve only told two people about this in my entire life, and in the past two weeks I’ve had to tell family members, etc. .”







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Susanna told him, “You don’t have anything to say to anyone Ranvir.”

Emotional Ranvir continued, “It’s weird because it’s not something you usually talk about, but the point being even Friday, it was very tricky whether I should leave it in the documentary, because it’s is a great thing to say.”

On why she kept the conversation in the documentary, she recalls talking to a juror in Ghislaine’s trial named Scotty, who shared her own experience and how memory can be affected after a sexual assault.

She explained: “He described quite vividly what happened in the deliberation room where they had been there for hours and hours, and there were jurors who had real questions in their minds about the credibility of any of the victims or accusers as they were then, now victims.

“He felt compelled at that point to explain that the memory of a sexual assault is very different from the memory of an assault in the street or a fight in a pub.

“What a sexual assault does to your mind is very, very different and it’s not very well documented. I think that’s part of why we have such low conviction rates in this country for sex crimes, because the jurors just don’t get it.







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“‘If it was me, I’d be kicking or screaming’, but being mugged is very different from being in a room with someone you trust in an environment that’s supposed to be safe and that something something serious is going on here.”

She revealed that Scotty told jurors about his own experience where something had happened to him and that he only remembered certain details, feeling “compelled” to do so after one of the victims’ memories if their own assault was questioned.

Ranvir said, “So yeah, that’s why I left it because I think there’s probably a real misunderstanding.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

* If you have been a victim of sexual assault, you can access help and resources via www.rapecrisis.org.uk or by calling the national helpline on 0808 802 9999

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A story of Blue Bayou, Disneyland’s most popular and booked restaurant https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/a-story-of-blue-bayou-disneylands-most-popular-and-booked-restaurant/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:03:21 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/a-story-of-blue-bayou-disneylands-most-popular-and-booked-restaurant/ POV: You decide you want to have a meal at Blue Bayou, the New Orleans plaza restaurant at Disneyland inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. But you can’t just eat there whenever you want. You need a reservation. So you pick up your phone and open the Disneyland app to reserve a spot, only […]]]>

POV: You decide you want to have a meal at Blue Bayou, the New Orleans plaza restaurant at Disneyland inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. But you can’t just eat there whenever you want. You need a reservation. So you pick up your phone and open the Disneyland app to reserve a spot, only to find there’s no availability – not for a single table on a single day at any time in the future.

So you follow the advice of Disney groups on social media, who have cracked the code. New reservations, they tell you, are released 60 days later and inventory is refreshed at 3:00 a.m. PST every morning. You set your alarm for 2:57 a.m., open the app, and start refreshing.

You press refresh, refresh and refresh, until you finally see it: an available reservation for Blue Bayou. You click. But unless your information was already saved in the app, it disappeared the moment you entered your credit card to hold the table. At 3:05 a.m. each table that has been published for the date – two months in the future – is taken.

It might sound weird, but it happens to Disneyland hopefuls every day.

Part of the problem, of course, is Disneyland’s permanent staffing issue, which limits dining capacity at restaurants and therefore reduces reservation availability. But part of Blue Bayou’s massive appeal is the restaurant itself.

For starters, it’s the best restaurant in Disneyland Park (outside of Club 33, the private club above New Orleans Square that costs $33,000 in initiation fees and requires multi-year purgatory on a waiting list to be considered a member).

But the other part of what makes Blue Bayou so special is that it’s the only place in Disneyland where you can sit down for a great meal and still feel like you’re out for a ride. The restaurant is not just themed like Pirates of the Caribbean, or near the attraction. It’s actually inside the merry-go-round: when you float through the swamp at the start of Pirates, you can see diners seated at tables in what’s decorated to look like a party in the backyard of a mansion. New Orleans, colorful lanterns lit overhead, the smell of the restaurant’s Cajun-inspired cuisine wafting over the boats.

A glimpse of the dining room is enough to explain the popularity of the restaurant. But this is nothing new. The place has been a runaway success from the start.

Blue Bayou opened in tandem with Pirates of the Caribbean on March 18, 1967. The ride and its restaurant were among the last projects personally overseen by Walt Disney, although they opened after his death in December 1966. In its early days, Blue Bayou was the first restaurant ever built inside a carousel attraction anywhere in the world.

Legend has it that Disney’s original vision for Blue Bayou was for the restaurant to include a pirate-themed show as part of the experience, according to Mental Floss. “If Disney had kept the original plans, the dining experience wouldn’t have been so serene,” wrote Stacy Conradt. “While the guests dined on Creole cuisine, the pirates amazed and entertained them. After giving him a dress rehearsal, Walt told his executives that “in this restaurant, the food is going to be the show, as well as the atmosphere”.


What you would have seen on this menu would be similar to a fine dining restaurant in New Orleans. On this early (but undated) menu posted on the Disney Magic Feather Memories fan blog, there are items like Bayou Shrimp, which was “Petite Bayou Shrimps with pineapple in cream sauce” for 85 cents and Seafood Creole (” King crab meat, Bayou shrimp and whitefish in a Cajun sauce of green peppers, tomatoes and celery on rice pilaf” for $3.25).

One thing you can still order today is the Monte Cristo Sandwich, “Sliced ​​turkey breast, ham of your choice, and Swiss cheese dipped in egg batter and fried until golden brown, served with a seasonal fruit compote. At the time, it cost $2.25. Today, it’s on the lunch menu for $29.

Views of Blue Bayou from Disney Instagrammer @coheteboy.

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Even though Blue Bayou has a rabid fan, the food gets mixed reviews, especially since Disneyland reopened last April.

“It’s really expensive [sic] and the food is good but not exceptional,” commented a Disneyland Redditor. “But the environment is great and definitely worth doing it at least once.”

“I’ve been going there for 41 years and the quality of service and food has gone down dramatically,” another Reddit user said. “The food isn’t bad but it isn’t great either. It’s medium. You pay for the atmosphere.

Since its reopening in May, however, there has been another major difference: the restaurant now serves alcohol, making it the only place in Disneyland Park where guests can have a drink, other than Club 33 and Oga’s Cantina.

If you’re not afraid of a little uncertainty, there is another option. Disneyland guests who don’t mind taking a chance might have better luck trying to get a walk-in table at the restaurant, either by talking to cast members at the door or using the Disneyland app. . Your best bet if you try this way: open the app and get ready to join the appointment list when the restaurant opens for the day. It’ll be one more thing you need to do on your phone in the park, but if you’re using Genie Plus, you probably already have it in your hands anyway.



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Conrad opens new luxury beachfront resort in Tulum – Robb Report https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/conrad-opens-new-luxury-beachfront-resort-in-tulum-robb-report/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:04:11 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/conrad-opens-new-luxury-beachfront-resort-in-tulum-robb-report/ Tulum, Mexico has no shortage of cutting-edge luxury boutique hotels, but the coastal region has few big resorts – and almost none of international names – that manage to offer both high-end hospitality and to honor the rich cultural heritage of the region. But Conrad Hotels & Resorts is changing that. With that first look, […]]]>

Tulum, Mexico has no shortage of cutting-edge luxury boutique hotels, but the coastal region has few big resorts – and almost none of international names – that manage to offer both high-end hospitality and to honor the rich cultural heritage of the region. But Conrad Hotels & Resorts is changing that.

With that first look, Robb Reporting May reveal that luxury brand Hilton, which currently manages 40 properties across five continents, will open the Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya on January 15 in a bid to give travelers a taste of the “real” Tulum.

“The hotel in its design and the experience it offers offers a return to the true identity of Tulum through a unique modern expression,” said hotel manager Javier Martinez. Robb Report.

The complex is located on a secluded bay.

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Located eight miles north of downtown on a secluded bay, the 349-room beachfront sanctuary immerses guests in the distinctive landscape. You are surrounded by tropical jungle and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, with hidden cenotes and colorful wildlife just waiting to be discovered. The hotel itself is a smart take on Mayan architecture that pays homage to the environment with natural fabrics and materials. A highlight is the breathtaking macrame installation in the lobby which includes some 7,058 separate cords. Elsewhere, you can expect monumental wooden doors carved by local artisans and hand-painted life-size jaguar murals in every bathroom.

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The hall is topped with a stunning macrame installation.

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Speaking of rooms, each offers panoramic ocean views via floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as stylish furnishings and all the expected comforts. Ground floor rooms have a plunge pool while upper rooms have a private balcony with a relaxation tub. Guests looking for more space can upgrade to a suite that has a living room, dining space for eight, and a master bathroom with tub and rain shower.

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A king bedroom

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Another highlight of the hotel is the spa which allows guests to experience the country’s culture while improving their well-being. Nestled in lush mangroves and inspired by legends of Mayan gods, the spa offers treatments that combine traditional Mexican herbalism and healing techniques with modern science and technology. The Mayan Manteada, for example, involves an ancient massage technique in which shawls are tied around the waist to relax and realign the body. The hotel also has a shaman on-site to perform ancient rituals like the “Purifying Recognition” and “Sacred Cenote” ceremonies.

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Maratea Restaurant

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Throughout their stay, guests can also partake in an array of other activities, from snorkeling and kayaking to lounging by one of the five pools. The hotel also has the largest and only event center in Tulum, which can be used for weddings, parties, conventions, conferences and more on the beach.

The hotel also offers great dining options. There are a total of five restaurants that run the gamut, from a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant helmed by Chef Jeraí Miranda to a Teppanyaki joint that combines classic Japanese and Southeast Asian techniques with local ingredients and styles. The six bars, meanwhile, offer regional spirits and refreshing tropical cocktails, as well as fine wines. If all that doesn’t fill you up, Tulum’s legendary local cuisine is just a stone’s throw away.

“The hotel is unique in its multitude of options for those seeking different types of experiences both on-site and in the larger destination of Tulum,” adds Martinez. Rooms start at $700 a night, suites at $1,000.

Check out more footage from the station below:

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The “stressful” Caribbean tour but Ireland engaged in the series https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-stressful-caribbean-tour-but-ireland-engaged-in-the-series/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 06:01:07 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-stressful-caribbean-tour-but-ireland-engaged-in-the-series/ KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ireland manager Chris Siddle described the setbacks of COVID-19 in the camp as “stressful”, but said the tourists were fully committed to completing the One-Day International series against the West Indies. Two players tested positive upon arriving here last week and were ruled out of the series while two other players […]]]>

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ireland manager Chris Siddle described the setbacks of COVID-19 in the camp as “stressful”, but said the tourists were fully committed to completing the One-Day International series against the West Indies.

Two players tested positive upon arriving here last week and were ruled out of the series while two other players – including captain Andy Balbirnie – as well as head coach David Ripley, returned positive tests after the game opening night last Saturday at Sabina Park.

The development, coupled with some injuries in the Irish camp, has left the squad depleted and forced the postponement of the second match from Tuesday to today, and the cancellation of the one-time international Twenty20 match scheduled for Sunday.

“It’s a very stressful time for guys because once you have a case everyone is waiting for the test results,” Siddle explained.

“You’re isolated in your room, you’re constantly worried: am I next? What is happening? Is this going to be the game? Will it be game off?

“That becomes the main focus of what you do there and all you think about is not so much cricket but you worry about what’s going to happen in terms of COVID and testing and what which may result.”

The disruption for Ireland began during last month’s white ball tour of the United States, where they managed to complete the three-game Twenty20 International series in Fort Lauderdale, but were then forced to abandon the phase Next ODI due to multiple positive cases.

And just before the team left for the Caribbean, two more players tested positive, including versatile batsman Paul Stirling.

Thursday’s ODI will be with Ireland still struggling with a battered squad, but Siddle said there was a desire from everyone involved to move forward with the remaining fixtures .

“I know Ireland and the West Indies team really want to play the games and that was the main reason for delaying the games and removing the T20 at the end,” said Siddle, who returned to Ireland after staying on. with lone players in Florida.

“And that was to make sure we got all the cricket, and that means the first two guys who tested positive for us should be back for the last game, and Andy McBrine who had a blow to the head and a concussion cerebral should be back and available, so we should have a full squad to choose from.

“If you have 13 players available we would be really keen to play a game and I think both teams and most teams in the world would have that attitude. It got to a point after that first ODI where we weren’t more than ten guys and we just couldn’t play.

Siddle, whose wife also tested positive on the US tour after families were allowed to travel with the contingent, said the threat of COVID still remained as cricket continued amid the pandemic.

“We’ve done so many tours. This is our ninth tour where we’ve been in bubbles with COVID…so we understand the stress,” he pointed out.

“I think it hit [us] that the Omicron has been much more contagious in the sense that on previous tours we had a case and it showed up pretty early through routine testing and we were able to contain it.

“While in the US we’ve done our routine testing and we’ve had six people test positive on the same day from the same routine test with no symptoms and that kind of stuff really blinds you when that happens. “

Ireland will face West Indies in the ODI final on Sunday.

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Here are the new hotels in Saint-Barth of the moment https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/here-are-the-new-hotels-in-saint-barth-of-the-moment/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 13:00:48 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/here-are-the-new-hotels-in-saint-barth-of-the-moment/ Saint-Barth is always a fashionable destination. The glamorous ensemble – celebrities, business moguls and people with deep pockets in general – have gravitated around the Caribbean island and the French community for decades. Roman Abramovich is one of the big names to own a home here, and the mega-yachts filled with Bill Gates and Jeff […]]]>

Saint-Barth is always a fashionable destination. The glamorous ensemble – celebrities, business moguls and people with deep pockets in general – have gravitated around the Caribbean island and the French community for decades. Roman Abramovich is one of the big names to own a home here, and the mega-yachts filled with Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are a staple presence in Gustavia Harbor, especially the week leading up to New Years. Regulars come for the setting. pristine with no cruise ship in sight, uncrowded beaches, and a scene that includes lively beach clubs by day and difficult to access restaurants at night.

And we can’t leave out the hotels, which are all small properties and attractions in their own right, seeing guests check in year after year (or even more often than that). Their historic clientele includes everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul McCartney to Beyoncé and Miranda Kerr.

It may have lasting appeal, but the popularity of St. Barts seems to have reached unprecedented levels in recent months: according to Nils Dufau, chairman of the island’s tourism committee and vice chairman of the local government, the 500 hotel rooms in St Barts are almost 100% reserved until President’s Day, and have been since the end of October. “Peak season normally starts on Thanksgiving weekend, but this year it started a month earlier. We’re also seeing a drop in the number of visitors in early January, but that’s not happening this season, ”he says.

One of the new suites at the Sereno, with stunning views and Christian Liagre furniture.

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Another sign of demand: Trade winds, a boutique airline offering regular and private charter flights, which has been operating in St. Barts for 15 years and considers it one of its top destinations, achieved record activity last year. Co-founder David Zipkin says demand is up 40% in 2021 from the previous year and well above 2019 levels (one-way flights average $ 500 per person). “It is a destination that people are eager to visit, partly because it is so glamorous and beautiful and partly because cases of COVID-19 have been very low on the island,” he said. he declares. “We feel safe. “

The pandemic has not hampered the development of St. Barths, especially on the side of luxury hotels where travelers have new and exciting reasons to book a stay.


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Why Death in Paradise actors quit – from marriage saving to Caribbean fears https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/why-death-in-paradise-actors-quit-from-marriage-saving-to-caribbean-fears/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/why-death-in-paradise-actors-quit-from-marriage-saving-to-caribbean-fears/ Getting a role in Death in Paradise can often be a death sentence. The inhabitants of the fictional paradise of Sainte Marie don’t tend to stay too long due to all the stabbing, shootings and deaths associated with the ice pick. But that’s what prompts viewers to watch popular BBC drama about a collection of […]]]>

Getting a role in Death in Paradise can often be a death sentence.

The inhabitants of the fictional paradise of Sainte Marie don’t tend to stay too long due to all the stabbing, shootings and deaths associated with the ice pick.

But that’s what prompts viewers to watch popular BBC drama about a collection of out of the water detectives fighting crime on a tropical island by the millions.

Over the 11 seasons, there have been over 70 murders, including one of the main characters, which makes him almost as deadly as Midsomer Murders.

Four different actors took on the roles of the lead detective – Ben Miller, Kris Marshall, Ardal O’Hanlon, and current star Ralf Little.

Here’s a look at where the former main cast is now and why they left.

Ben Miller – Richard Poole







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It all started when a sweaty, red-faced detective, Richard Poole, arrived on the tropical island in a suit and tie.

He hated living in Sainte Marie during the first series, but eventually began to put up with island life.

But he came to an untimely end early in Series 3 when he was murdered at a Cambridge University reunion as he threatened to expose identity theft – with an ice pick.

Ben Miller decided to quit the role in 2014 because he wanted to save his relationship – and he was close to becoming a father.

“Two weeks after I arrived in the Caribbean, Jessica found out she was pregnant,” he revealed.

“I just got divorced and finally met someone and now I’m halfway around the world and we’re having a baby. Had to do to get my wife back – leave Death in Paradise!”







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The actor rose to fame alongside Pointless host Alexander Armstrong in their Armstrong and Miller comedy sketch.

Since then he has appeared in films by Johnny English, Primeval, Doc Martin and Upstart Crow.

Most recently, Ben played Lord Featherington in the Netflix series Bridgerton, which gambled all of his family’s money and then got it back.

However, it looks like he won’t be returning for a second season, as Featherington walked into a room with some unsavory characters before his death was announced.

Despite his fairly successful ending on Death in Paradise, Ben actually made a comeback for the 10th anniversary celebrations.

The actor jumped at the chance to return to the series as he has “an unfinished business” with the character, which appeared as a hallucination in the last series.

Kris Marshall – Humphrey Goodman







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My Family star Kris Marshall took over from Ben Miller at the start of Series Three.

The forgetful and disorganized DI Humphrey Goodman loved the Caribbean life and fell lovingly in love with DS Bordey.

After solving a special case in London, DI Goodman decided to stay with new lover Martha.

In real life, Marshall chose to quit the show in 2017 due to the pressure the role put on his young family.

He told Radio Times he had an agreement with his wife Hannah that he would only do the show for “a few years.”

“This is something my wife and I discussed about three or four years ago,” Marshall said.

“When I was first offered the job, my son was six months old and my wife was not working, so it was a very easy decision. We decided that I would do Death in Paradise for a few years until that it becomes impossible.

“It was always a pretty limited thing. I certainly didn’t hide it from anyone I work with. I will miss it terribly. There have been times when I’ve been like, ‘Did I do it. good decision? ‘”







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The actor has since appeared in the historical drama Sanditon and the American comedy-drama Better Things.

In June of last year, Kris admitted he had to leave because his son was “getting too Caribbean”.

He told Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain: “I realized I really had to bring my son to school.

“He was getting a little too Caribbean – he refused to wear shoes and only drank coconut water and ate pineapple”

He added: “He was very good on the beach but not so good with math and English so I decided it was time to take him to school. So the show had to go, really. .

“But six months later, I’m standing on a film set in a parking lot in Dagenham thinking at 4 in the morning thinking, ‘Did I make the right decision?'”

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The third man to take over as Detective Inspector was DI Jack Mooney, played by father actor Ted Ardal O’Hanlon.

DI Mooney first appeared when the team traveled to England as part of a murder investigation and was sent to St. Mary’s for a vacation as a temporary replacement.

After three years, it was time for DI Mooney to move on – to return to London with his daughter Siobhan instead of leaving with Anna.

“I have spent the last four summers in Guadeloupe playing DI Jack Mooney, solving over 20 murder cases during my time there!” Ardal O’Hanlon announced.

“It was an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience, working with incredibly talented actors, directors and crew while discovering a magical part of the world.”







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Hinting that the heat may have been the reason for his decision to leave, he added: “It’s time to move on and explore other opportunities – preferably closer to the Arctic Circle. “

Ardal, who has appeared in Doctor Who and Skins, has also done stand-ups on Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntrye’s Comedy Roadshow.

Most recently, he appeared as Eamonn in Channel 4’s second comedy series Derry Girls and is in Taskmaster’s Series 13.

It doesn’t look like DI Mooney is coming back to the series anytime soon, as Ardal has claimed he feels a real sense of closure with the series.

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Family star Royle Ralf Little is currently at the helm as DI Neville Parker, who first appeared midway through Season 9 in 2020.

Neville struggled a bit while on the island due to his several severe allergies.

“It’s the best job on television,” Ralf told the Mirror this week. “Not just in terms of location, because Guadeloupe is beautiful. But the show itself has become quite iconic.

“Within an hour we get a puzzle and murder which is fully solved, with a red herring and a few twists and turns. And yet you have a lot of main characters who all have interrelationships and their own weaknesses and challenges. surpass.

“If you think of pretty much all the other crime shows, they have at least 90 minutes to do it. I think being a part of the show is a huge pleasure for me and kind of an honor.”

It remains to be seen how long Ralf will stay in the role, but the series has already been ordered for another series.

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE BAHAMAS IN JANUARY https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/whats-new-in-the-bahamas-in-january/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:27:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/whats-new-in-the-bahamas-in-january/ NASSAU, Bahamas, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Bahamas invites travelers to plan their next big adventure in 2022, with safe travel protocols in place for residents and visitors. The destination offers diverse vacation experiences that suit everyone’s varying budgets, needs and comfort levels. Customers are sure to get the experience of a […]]]>

NASSAU, Bahamas, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Bahamas invites travelers to plan their next big adventure in 2022, with safe travel protocols in place for residents and visitors. The destination offers diverse vacation experiences that suit everyone’s varying budgets, needs and comfort levels. Customers are sure to get the experience of a lifetime with top-notch attractions and new non-stop flight routes.

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the Bahamas is a prime destination to visit in 2022 – The Bahamas landed fifth on Travel + Leisure‘s “Top 50 places to travel in 2022“- an annual and much anticipated list, inspiring travelers to visit unique destinations around the world. Bahamas is recognized for its adventures off the island, its culinary and cultural offerings.

The Bahamas shine Caribbean Review2022 Caribbean Travel Rewards – The Bahamas received honors in Caribbean Review‘s “Caribbean Travel Scholarships 2022, ”Winning the“ Caribbean Destination of the Year ”award while Andros’ all-inclusive property, Small Hope Bay Lodge, was named“ Adventure Hotel of the Year ”.

United Airlines launches direct route from Cleveland at Nassau – Escape the winter cold to enjoy the sun and turquoise waters thanks to United airlines‘new nonstop Saturday service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the bustling capital of Nassau.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve announces plans for ultra-luxury property in Eleuthera – With only five exclusive properties in the world, the 90 open-air rooms Ritz-Carlton Reserve arrives at Eleuthera, the wonderful outer island known for its expansive white sand beaches and natural beauty.

Grand Isle Launches Shark Tagging Tour – Guests staying at the Grand Isle Resort in Exuma have the chance to experience Under the waves, a unique shark tagging experience with real scientists, contributing to a long term shark study.

New navigation to Grand Bahama Island – Margaritaville Resort & Hotels joins forces with the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offer travelers sail on board Margaritaville At Sea Paradise for two nights from Palm Beach, Florida to Grand Bahama Island. The passage is bookable now with launch on April 30, 2022.

Mix the flavors of Bahamas of the House – Island adventurers can shake their cocktails at home with Bahamian-inspired recipes like a classic Bahama Mama or create their own concoctions with local ingredients like guava and pineapple.

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS

For a full list of offers and packages for The Bahamas, visit www.bahamas.com/deals-packages.

Sun, sand and savings at Reef Atlantis – Travelers can save up to 30% and receive a $ 30 recourse credit to Atlantis reef for stays of seven nights or more. The reservation window is now closed March 31, 2022, to travel to March 31, 2023.

The bride and groom can run away Nassau – Bahamas Wedding Package announces new customizable runaway packages that allow lovebirds to create what their special day looks like.

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What it’s like to cruise with Royal Caribbean’s stricter mask rules https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-its-like-to-cruise-with-royal-caribbeans-stricter-mask-rules/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 19:05:01 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-its-like-to-cruise-with-royal-caribbeans-stricter-mask-rules/ As the Omicron variant began to generate a higher number of cases on cruise ships, Royal Caribbean enacted stricter rules regarding face masks on its ships. The new rules require all passengers to wear their masks indoors, even in vaccinated areas, and the question to what extent these new rules have impacted the cruising experience […]]]>

As the Omicron variant began to generate a higher number of cases on cruise ships, Royal Caribbean enacted stricter rules regarding face masks on its ships.

The new rules require all passengers to wear their masks indoors, even in vaccinated areas, and the question to what extent these new rules have impacted the cruising experience has started to arise.

I sailed Navigator of the Seas about a week after the stricter mask rules came into effect and wanted to share my experience with these new protocols for anyone heading out on a cruise soon.

Keep in mind that my experience is not indicative of what your experience will or will not be. I hope this will give you some insight into what the written policy really means in practical terms.

What is the strictest mask rule?

On December 17, 2021, Royal Caribbean announced that passengers on all crossings through January 5, 2022 will be required to wear masks indoors at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.

Prior to this change, fully vaccinated passengers could travel to designated areas without a mask.

This policy is in place for all crossings departing before January 5, 2022, at which time it will be reassessed.

It is not mandatory to wear masks outside, in the pool, in your cabin or at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

My experience with the new rules

When Royal Caribbean announced the new rule, it seemed like you had to wear your mask indoors at all times, and maybe even between bites or sips of food.

In practice, the rule has not been so restrictive.

Both on my journeys and others reported by readers of RoyalCaribbeanBlog since the new rule took effect, it appears that the rule changed two fundamental things that were happening on board:

  • Eliminate the loophole of someone walking around with a drink as a way of not wearing their mask
  • Enter a vaccinated area and remove your mask without eating or drinking

As more crew members remind passengers to put on or pull on their masks, they are not patrolling the hallways looking for mask compliance. I believe there is a renewed emphasis on making sure masks are worn indoors, but not to the point that it’s overbearing.

My experience on Navigator was that if you are sitting in a bar, restaurant or lounge, as long as there was food or drink in front of you, you were fine without a mask and you weren’t asked to put on the mask. between bites or sips.

During my seven nights on board, I spent a lot of time in the Main Dining Room, Pub, Schooner Bar and Casino. In all scenarios, masks were required upon entry, but as soon as I sat down with food or drink, there was no issue with my mask down.

My observation was that almost all of the other passengers obeyed the mask rules inside. Much like airports, supermarkets, and schools, sometimes you would find someone not wearing their mask, but this was extremely rare and I guess a crew member would remind them to put it on.

The problem with masks under someone’s nose seems to be a bigger problem than cruise lines can fix, but I have observed some crew members asking passengers to fix their masks, especially in the casino. .

Not only were the guests wearing their masks well indoors, but I noticed that many passengers were wearing their masks outside. Admittedly, the low humidity and cooler temperatures of a December cruise on the west coast make wearing a mask outside much more tolerable than if it were in June.

In summary, I thought the new rule was not that different from what it was before, especially in bars or restaurants for eating or drinking.

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Speaking of the casino, another change made by Royal Caribbean has been to ban smoking in the casino.

Previously, the casino was designated a vaccine area and you could remove your mask. In order to keep the masks on, it was forbidden to smoke in the casino.

As a non-smoker I certainly welcomed the change and seated at a table or slot machine masks were worn.

Unlike bars or restaurants, I put on my mask between sips of a cocktail, especially at table games where passengers and the croupier were close to each other.

Passenger reactions

My experience is going to vary from others, so I wanted to share some other comments from people who have been sailing in the past two weeks.

Neesa summed up his thoughts on the new rule by thinking of the big picture: “It’s a lesson in humility on board, I interact with the staff and I feel obligated to comply because I want them to comply. feel comfortable they are important and looking into their eyes i can agree i do it for them. I respect them and the work they do.

Flowrider was also on Navigator of the Seas and shared their observations on the mask rules, “I just got off the navigator. The mask was inside all the time, not outside. When we were lining up to be served at Johnny Rockets or El Loco Fresh they asked us to put it on. No mask required at the pool. “

“Once we got off the ship in Mazatlan / Cabo / Puerto Vallarta, we took off the masks. No one ever asked us to put on the mask except for the obvious interior adjustments i.e. in a shop / store. “

“MDR or Windjammer, you wear it like before. Sitting at table, mask is off. Walk around until buffet mask is on.”

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tonyfsu21 sailed on Oasis of the Seas last week, “the masks inside the ship. You can remove them while eating and drinking in restaurants and bars. You do NOT need to wear a mask at the outdoors on the pool deck and other areas. Outdoors in ports (no mask) inside the vehicle en route to an excursion, you must be masked. “

Tonyfsu21 also spoke about his experience at the casino: “I played the machines all night with a beer in my hand and a mask down. Between two beers while walking in the casino, I had my mask. the same thing. At the end of the day there is no police and it’s not like a prison, it’s a vacation and the staff know it. “

ChessE4 expressed support for the new change: “With the explosion of COVID cases in Florida, I can see why masks would be needed on cruise ships and elsewhere. Things will get better, but we need to take note of our current situation. “


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