Almost 30 years ago, I used to write a varieties column in the Sunday section of the Venezuelan “El Nacional” newspaper, went to cover the Aruba Jazz Festival, and it was then that everything started. Enthralled by those turquoise waters of the Dutch Caribbean, I started working on the island, and eventually moving there, where I won the Aruban “Star Journalist” award on two occasions, and left a mark on the local television, press and radio.
Bonaire and Curacao Today were the publications that were first published under my lead in those years, I restlessly traveled around the Caribbean ABC, praising their similarities and differences in favor of diversity. Saint Martin and Saba came afterward, where I led the first diving trip for the press. Only recently, I had a chance to work with Statia, which immediately enamored me.
Throughout the years, I received many awards and acknowledgments from organizations such as the CTO and the CHTA, and from islands such as Aruba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, among others. I organized a number of activities, including my participation in trade shows, conferences, regional media and tourism companies for the sake of promoting, from Mexico to Argentina, the natural beauties and the good practices of the different stakeholders of the Caribbean tourist industry.