US television and film star partners with CTO for Caribbean Week in New York

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NEW YORK, May 16, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says a leading United States television and film star has partnered as the celebrity spokesperson for its 40th celebration of Caribbean Week in New York.

Perhaps best known as the “Medical Examiner, Melinda Warner” on NBC’s long-running top-rated series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and more recently in Paramount Film’s Oscar nominated, “Flight,” – Tamara Tunie “will engage the media as the official spokesperson for the June 1-8  event.”

“I am thrilled to work with the Caribbean Tourism Organization taking the Caribbean’s wonderful message across New York during this exciting week of celebration of the region’s vibrancy and diversity,” Tunie said.

In a statement the CTO said Tunie’s  partnership was secured through the efforts of Marie Walker, the chief executive officer and president of the CTO New York affiliate, Turnstyle Marketing, working with the head of the CTO New York office, Sylma Brown.

“Ms. Tunie will not only create media waves in New York, but she will also attend a select number of the events to include the Caribbean One-Day Bonanza Sale and Rum and Rhythm,” Brown said.

The One Caribbean Vacation Marketplace takes place on June 5 at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

The Caribbean Week in New York also features the “fascinating Students’ Colloquium” at which Caribbean students studying at the tertiary level present “sustainable tourism projects that are practical and can provide a sustainable source of income for Caribbean nationals.”

Additionally, the week features the Caribbean Diaspora Forum, developed in collaboration with the Brooklyn-based Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Caribbean Media Marketplace where CTO member governments and private sector exhibitors interact with leading journalists from trade and consumer press; and the Media Awards Luncheon, where the Organization honors journalists for their award winning features on the Caribbean.

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