Guild member Juliet Rix, an award-winning national journalist, editor and broadcaster, has won the Best National Newspaper Award in the Caribbean Travel Media Awards for her inspiring coverage of Dominica two years after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. The awards are run by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Juliet’s article was published in The Telegraph, in the print edition as ‘The Calm After the Storm’ and online as ‘Rediscovering Dominica two years after the hurricane‘.
Her piece describes the restoration — both natural and human-made — after Hurricane Maria ripped through the West Indian island country on September 18, 2017.
‘Today, Dominica’s nine volcanoes are once again wrapped in rainforest, papayas hang heavy on the trees, the island’s 365 rivers flow unrushed by storm-rapids, and you can once more follow this tiny nation’s many hiking trails (though with minor diversions) to scenic lakes and towering waterfalls,’ she writes in the piece.
Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, said “The Caribbean Travel Media Awards have successively drawn a high standard of entries in all categories, each entry playing their part in raising awareness of the Caribbean as a region, and this year has been no exception.’
Today, Dominica’s nine volcanoes are once again wrapped in rainforest, papayas hang heavy on the trees, the island’s 365 rivers flow unrushed by storm-rapids…
The Awards are sponsored overall by Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc and the Best National Newspaper Feature was sponsored by St Kitts Tourism Authority.
Other winners in the category were:
- 2nd place: Ian Belcher, The Times for ‘How Grenada turned up the heat’
- TIED with James Henderson, The Telegraph for ‘Go Organic, local… and Jamaican’
- 3rd place: Fiona Hyde, Irish Times, for ‘Holidaying solo on the honeymooner’s island of Saint Lucia’
Follow Juliet on Twitter as @julietrix1 to see more of her amazing travel coverage and commentary.
About the Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados, offices in New York and London and representation in Canada, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.