CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 11, 2010: CaribWorldNews was among the winners at Thursday`s annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Travel Writer/Photographer of the Year Awards ceremony.
CWNN`s Felicia Persaud won the award for Best Feature for the Caribbean media category for a story she wrote in December on a St. Maarten Rastafarian.
The story titled, `Rastafarian Turns St. Maarten Hillside Into Organic Farm,` won the honor in the category. The story was part of several pieces Persaud wrote on St. Maarten, during her travel there late last year.
St. Maarten`s Commissioner of Tourism, Frans George Richardson, presented the award to Persaud along with CTO Secretary General, Hugh Riley at a media awards luncheon held yesterday at the New York Hemsley Hotel.
Other award winners on Thursday included Michael Nassar of the New York Daily News for Best Feature Article in a Consumer Newspaper; Joe Pike for Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication and Peter Jon Lindberg for Best Feature Article in a Consumer Magazine.
The annual awards were created to `reward writers and photographers for their excellence in covering Caribbean tourism.`