Marguerite Diana McIntyre-Pike OD, BSc  Community Tourism Consultant/Trainer with a BSc degree in Tourism Management, Diplomas in Hotel Management, Tourism, Catering Operations, Marketing, and a Certificate in Environmental Management where she studied professionally in Jamaica the UK and Germany. 

She is President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) the Caribbean, Coordinator of the IIPT International Community Tourism Network, and President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages as Businesses and the Academy for Community Tourism (ACT).

She has provided Consultant Services in community tourism to several Caribbean countries, South Africa and Jamaican communities and organizations

Her over 44 years of pioneering services of Community Tourism internationally have garnered widespread recognition, including Virgin Holidays` Award for Best Overall Personal Contribution to Responsible Tourism (2008) jointly with Jane Ashton of TUI Travel, Jamaica's Order of Distinction (OD) (2009), the National Association of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) President’s Distinguished Service Award (2011) and IIPT's Lifetime Achievement Award (2013) and IIPT Championship Business Resilience Award in London November 2019. 

Through the Women’s Bureau of Jamaica, she was one of 50 women receiving the 2012 International Women’s Day Award. Islands Magazine selected Countrystyle for one of its 2007 Responsible Tourism Awards and featured the Community Experience packages among the world's top 20 Responsible Tourism offerings. In August 2016 she was given a Community Tourism Activist Award by the African Diaspora Tourism Network Atlanta and inducted into their Hall of Fame. 

 

Sharon Parris-Chambers was born in Kingston, Jamaica W.I. She is the Co-founder and President for PanaCarib Business Solutions, headquartered in Jamaica. It is a Wellness Marketing Communications company with focused Competencies in: Marketing/Public Relations, Health & Wellness Consultations, News Production and Distribution via news portal Caribnewsroom.com She is a member of Carib Media Exchange (CMEx) Media Forum promoting the Hospitality Industry which supports Journalists & Communications Specialist. CMEx was Founded 2002 by Bevan Springer, Alan Chastenet, et al.

A leader in the development of Health & Wellness Tourism, Sharon was instrumental in helping to establish Jamaica as a Health & Spa destination (2005-2009) through working collaboratively with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and its agencies. Sharon is a former V.P. of the Spa Standards Steering Committee and has been recognized by Tourism Product Development Company and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica for leading the Spa Standards Development, which has been approved for implementation in Jamaica since 2010 and thereafter in the wider Caribbean through CROSQ, the regional standards body. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica has recognized the Spa Standards Steering Committee with a Plaque for their service to Jamaica – October 12, 2010.

A Self-Help Guru and Truth Seeker, Sharon enjoys writing Sel-Development books and Wellness papers, visiting museums and galleries and traveling to learn new cultures.
Living Life as a Sacred Practice, 2019 - Available at www.Balboapress.com

Poetry from the Rose of Sharon, 2011 - Available at www.Amazon.com

Contact: Parrischambers@gmail.com

Paula Robinson is Operations Manager for Caribstore LLC.

An eccentric and funloving individual, she loves nature, listening to music, organic farming, going to the beach, reading and doing research in her spare time.

She seeks to gather and disseminate relevant and appropriate information that can help to uplift, educate, develop or to simply inform individuals of what is taking place around them.

One of her Credo is:

“As we cannot be universal by knowing everything there is to know about everything, we must know a little about everything, because it is much better to know something about everything than everything about something. Such universality is the finest. It would be still better if we could have both together, but, if a choice must be made, this is the one to choose. The world knows this and does so, for the world is often a good judge.”

― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Contact: paula@caribstore.com

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