Bartlett wants nationals to help grow Jamaica’s tourism sector

Jamaica’s tourism minister Edmund Bartlett
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Concerned about the sharp decline in Canadian visitor arrivals, Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, is urgently requesting the assistance of nationals here as the country seeks to restore growth in this market and to globally entice five …

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T.O. premiere for film on effects of migration, separation

Lisa Harewood
By Admin 13.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR In high school, Lisa Harewood was thinking about becoming a lawyer or journalist. She changed course while enrolled in the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communication (CARIMAC) mass communication program at the University of the West Indies …

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Tourism minister envisions a partnership with Cuba

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 23.03.2016

MONTEGO BAY: Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett does not believe the changing tide in relations between the United States of America and Cuba threatens Jamaica’s tourism market. His comments come as U.S. President Barack Obama makes his historic trip to …

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Serena Williams, Karl Hale team up to build school in Jamaica

Sean Paul, Serena Williams and Karl Hale.
By Admin 09.03.2016

By TOM GODFREY Well-deserving students in rural Jamaica are motivated and eager to learn in a new school that some of the top stars in the sports and music world helped to build. U.S. tennis superstar Serena Williams joined former …

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Jamaica to resume production of Red Stripe for N.A. market

Minister PETER PHILLIPS
By Admin 24.02.2016

KINGSTON: Desnoes & Geddes Limited has announced that it will resume production of Red Stripe beer from Jamaica for export to the North American market in September. The move is expected to create an additional 300 direct jobs, while 3,000 …

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Government targets jobs in global animation industry

Minister JULIAN ROBINSON
By Admin 10.02.2016

KINGSTON: The Government of Jamaica is seeking to tap into potential job opportunities in the global animation industry, estimated to be worth over US$222 billion and for which there is a demand for 30,000 animators. Industry experts believe that of …

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Jamaicans go to the polls on February 25

Jamaican PM PORTIA SIMPSON-MILLER
By Admin 03.02.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaicans will go to the polls in three weeks to choose a new government. Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller announced February 25 as Election Day, as she addressed a mass rally of her People’s National Party (PNP) – the first …

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Jamaica allocates J$200 million into Zika prevention initiatives

Minister HORACE DALLEY
By Admin 27.01.2016

KINGSTON: As neighbouring islands confirm cases of the Zika virus, the Government of Jamaica is taking precautions, allocating J$200 million (US$1.6 million) into prevention and preparedness initiatives across the country. The nation’s Minister of Health, Horace Dalley, said the money …

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Sam Sharpe led a slave uprising in Jamaica against the British

By Admin 22.12.2015

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “King’s House December 22, 1831. His Excellency, the Governor, having received intelligence that a disposition to insubordination has manifested itself amongst certain slaves on a plantation in St. James his Excellency no longer hesitates to …

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Jamaica’s tourism sector experiencing growth, says Minister

Minister Dr. WYKEHAM McNEILL
By Admin 09.12.2015

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has announced that the nation’s tourism sector is experiencing significant growth, with 2,500 new rooms either under construction, being renovated, or to come on stream by the end of the …

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