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News and Press Release
Originally published
SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (November 2, 2010) - The Caribbean Media Exchange, a US non profit organization, is responding to the needs of Caribbean nations and citizens badly hit by Hurricane Tomas which left death and destruction in its wake last weekend.

The IRS registered 501(c)(3) organization which produces media symposia on sustainable tourism development has started an online hurricane emergency relief campaign targeting regional and international travel and tourism industry partners as well as the Caribbean's populations abroad.

"CMEx will work with experienced humanitarian assistance organizations to ensure your generosity is honored by contributing to the effective delivery of urgent needs requested by communities in the Caribbean affected by the devastating hurricane," said CMEx President Bevan Springer who has been closely monitoring developments in the Eastern Caribbean nations.

Springer said the donations, which are tax-deductible for US taxpayers who itemize their deductions, will benefit recovery efforts in nations who request urgent humanitarian assistance.

"We pray for the people of the Caribbean during this difficult time and hope to galvanise global support to make a strong contribution to the recovery process," said Springer, a Caribbean national.

Donations can be made at:

100 percent of all donations, less credit card transaction fees, will be directed to recovery efforts on the ground.

About The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx)

The Caribbean Media Exchange produces interactive symposia that match journalists from the Caribbean, North America and Europe with representatives of the government, business hospitality and development sectors to discuss tourism policies aimed at improving the lives of Caribbean people.

Since its inception in October 2001, CMEx has helped improve the quality of media coverage of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean; increase the media's participation in the design of sustainable tourism policies; remind government decision makers of the impact of tourism on other sectors of the economy; and highlight the necessity of tourism to the economies of small island states.

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