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Minister with responsibility for the Environment Daryl Vaz says the ministry will be boosting its efforts to educate Jamaicans about the devastating impacts of natural disasters and climate change ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 and ends on November 30. Vaz was ...
A public education campaign, aimed at changing Jamaicans' perceptions and attitudes towards climate change while fostering a more positive approach to the issue by individuals was launched on Wednesday (April 11). Dubbed 'Climate Change Information, Education and Communications Campaign' ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica is among three Caribbean islands to benefit from a four-year initiative that will help the country prioritise and invest in ecosystems that specifically reduce its risk of disasters related to climate change. The Dominican Republic and Grenada are the other two islands ...
Close to 70 per cent of Jamaicans believe that addressing issues of climate change is the sole responsibility of the Government. Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, communications specialist for the adaptation programme and financing mechanism of the Pilot Programme for Climate Change, said the statistics that ...
Jamaica is among three Caribbean islands to benefit from a four-year initiative that will help the country prioritise and invest in ecosystems that specifically reduce its risk of disasters related to climate change. The Dominican Republic and Grenada are the other two islands to benefit from the Resilient ...
NEWS OF a national spatial plan (NSP) that takes account of climate change and which has been some time in coming has been greeted with mixed views from civil society and academia. "The NSP is very important and it would be great if Jamaica could develop a good one which effectively takes into ...
Tourism
One more Jamaican golfer will have the opportunity to qualify for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica's BMW Jamaica Classic. The winner of the Jamaica Pro League tournament, set for April 9-10, will get a spot in the prestigious golf tournament, scheduled for Cinnamon Hill from April 30 to May 6. At the launch ...
Edmund Bartlett yesterday said that Jamaica's tourism numbers for the first quarter of 2018 have hit new records. Bartlett, the tourism minister, was responding to concerns raised by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) spokesman on tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill about “a declining rate of ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Despite a record breaking 2017, Jamaica tourism numbers for the first quarter of the year have hit new records, according to Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “Total stop over and cruise passenger arrivals, stood at approximately 1.3 million for the first quarter of 2018 ...
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves enticing would-be tourists to "Celebrate Ontario" -- the banner under which the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport recently announced a record-breaking investment in festivals and events encouraging people to "discover and explore the province" -- we might ...
Hotels in Kingston are said to be overbooked with just two more days to go before the festivities come to an end. Delano Seivright, Chief Advisor and Strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, told Loop that the hotels are completely overbooked with even the Airbnb and other home sharing platforms ...
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has rapped his Opposition counterpart, Dr Wykeham McNeill, accusing him of delivering “fake news” after McNeill on Thursday released figures showing a sharp fall off in visitor arrivals during the first quarter of 2018. "I don't know where Dr McNeil got his figures from.
Bartlett said with the continued growth in arrivals, Jamaica is on track to surpass its target of 5 million annual visitor arrivals before 2021 under what is called his '5x5x5' growth strategy. In the meantime, the Opposition Spokesman on Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill says there has been a decline in the ...
Despite a record-breaking 2017, Jamaica tourism numbers for the first quarter of the year have hit new records, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. "Total stopover and cruise passenger arrivals stood at approximately 1.3 million for the first quarter of 2018 (January to March). That is over ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says efforts must be made to reduce the ... people who are going to plant (crops, and from these,) process and use what we can locally (for general consumption) and in the tourism industry,” he added.
“We (Jamaica) are importing about nine million kilogrammes and we want to be a part of the process to arrest this situation. ... hands of serious people who are going to plant (crops, and from these,) process and use what we can locally (for general consumption) and in the tourism industry,” he added.
Tourism has been Jamaica's success story over several decades, and continuing its streak, it has coughed up what promises to be yet another winner. It might seem blasÈ to us because we have been talking forever about Port Royal's development potential. In fact, give Urban Development ...
There are points during the annual Road March through Kingston's streets, that the DJ hails persons from various countries and, as Carnival in Jamaica ... He thanked a number of organisations contributing to that, among them, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), ...
Hacker Hostel has a tourism component through which software engineers worldwide are brought in to spend their summer developing solutions for companies that bring problems to StartupRobot for resolution. In return, the tech developers get to experience Jamaica and other Caribbean islands ...
Since it was one or the other, he agreed to the sale of Belmont, which had little commercial prospects for Reynolds as a mining company, but was one of the most valuable scenic properties in Jamaica for tourism development. Belmont was purchased and vested in the UDC. It enhanced its position as ...
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit. ... Bartlett said the positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists ...
'Carnival in Jamaica' 2018, spearheaded by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett's Entertainment Network of the Tourism Linkages Council in the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Olivia Babsy Grange-led Ministry of Entertainment and several private sector stakeholders, including Bacchanal ...
KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says the anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit and that positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists visiting Jamaica recently ...
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit. Mr. Bartlett says the positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists visiting Jamaica ...
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has attributed the record 12.8 per cent increase of visitor arrivals for the first week of April over last year's figures, to Carnival in Jamaica 2018. The Entertainment Network of the Tourism Linkages Council in the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Entertainment in ...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today announced that Bonita Morgan, its director of resource mobilisation and development, had died in the United States, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Morgan, 61, who had been with ...
KINGSTON, JamaicaTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island's Carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 12.4 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the ...
Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island's carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events ...
Defence attorneys representing the three Jamaica Defence Force soldiers who are charged with the alleged murder of Keith Clarke in May 2010, are seeking to have the criminal proceedings against the accused abandoned after producing immunity certificates purportedly signed by then Minister of ...
The Kingston SE tourism committee have collaborated with the Kingston District council to revamp their brochure with the theme of the beach starts here and the red and white colour ... Contact Pauline Williams at the Kingston Newsagency or Jenny Robertson at Aggies Teahouse to lodge your advert.
The Port Royal development would nicely complement downtown Kingston and the historic Spanish Town, as envisioned by former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, and thereby create a significant world business and tourism destination in that triangle. We should also revisit the idea for the construction of ...
More than 50,000 tourists visited Jamaica in the first week of April, which tourism minister Edmund Bartlett said is linked to the island's carnival celebrations. "Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts thousands of visitors to our island. This is why we have invested ...
He attended an internship last summer and received training from Lecturer K'adamawe A.H. K'nife of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, in Jamaica and Mark Harvey of Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) St. Andrews, Kingston, Jamaica. “Tourism is the mainstay of our ...
... for Trelawny being the only parish other than Kingston and St. Andrew to reach and surpass the property tax target for the 2017/2018 financial year. ... The Mayor said it should also be noted that Falmouth is emerging as a major force in tourism, pointing to the cruise-ship pier as “the biggest of its kind ...
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (left) and Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid spar with words to the amusement of graduates in the inaugural graduation ceremony of the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) on Sunday, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
Jamaica Labour party (JLP) candidate for the Yallahs division in St Thomas Western by-election, John Lee, completed his nomination at the Yallahs Baptist ... The Ministry of Tourism is providing $100 million in a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to launch the first ...
Jamaica's failure to embrace and fully participate in Airbnb, a web-based directory of bed and breakfast-type vacation properties, which is redefining the global tourism product, will result in the country missing out on vast economic benefits to be tapped, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett.
The increase in the index is more pronounced for consumers in the Kingston region than in tourism and other areas, a reversal of the trend found in previous studies, Anderson said. "To a large extent they are feeding on the promise, and the clear realisation that the BPO [business process outsourcing] ...
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (left) and Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid spar with words to the amusement of graduates in the inaugural graduation ceremony of the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
Buoyed by their recent success as hosts of the 33rd Carifta Swimming Championships, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn stressed the importance of exploiting sports as a springboard to further boost tourism. Jamaica hosted the recently concluded four-day ...
Officials within the Tourism Ministry are happy with the growth of carnival in Jamaica, and believe the development will not slow down anytime soon. Speaking with The STAR during the Road March on Carnival Sunday, State Minister Alando Terrelonge said having witnessed a strong showing by the ...
St JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The island's tourism product has been boosted with the graduation of the first cohort of 150 certified hospitality workers from the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI). The JCTI, which was created to increase access to certification for recent graduates as well as ...
What we decided in our marketing with Carnival in Jamaica is to break out a highlight period to use and concentrate in the market, how we market to tourists,” explained Bankay who sits as the Chairman of the Sports and Entertainment committee in the Ministry of Tourism under which the Carnival ...
Officials within the Tourism and Entertainment Ministries are happy with the growth of carnival in Jamaica, and believe the development will not slow down anytime soon. Speaking with The STAR during the Road March on Carnival Sunday, State Minister in the Entertainment Ministry, Alando Terrelonge, ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett urged more Jamaicans to embrace innovative tourism enterprises, such as Airbnb, as they have the potential to have a major impact on the local economy. He noted that in 2017 some 910 Kingston hosts earned a collective ...
Photo: Michael Sloley Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, emphasises a point during a meeting with the staff and board of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), at the Ministry's New Kingston offices on Tuesday (April 10), where he outlined plans to restructure the entity.
Jamaica's Aisha Praught earlier today stunned 2015 World Under-18 and 2016 World Under-20 champion Celliphine Chespol of Kenya to win the 3,000m ... Some 910 Airbnb hosts in Kingston, Jamaica earned a collective US$2.4 million from the digital home sharing site in 2017, according to Tourism ...
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmond Bartlett (third left), makes a point to Vice President of the Jamaica Home Sharing Association, Sheri-Ann Llewellyn (left), at the launch of Airbnb's Kingston Host Club at Devon House, St. Andrew, on Tuesday (April 10). Also sharing in the conversation are President of ...
Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett recently declared that Jamaica is well positioned to benefit from the lucrative global health and wellness tourism market. Wait a minute! Why aren't renowned mineral baths such as Milk River and Bath Fountain already world-class brands? The jet set spend billions at inferior ...
With support from the US Embassy, the British Council, the Canadian High Commission, and the Jamaica Tourist Board, among others, Calabash Literary Festival will return to the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, from June 1-3, 2018. This year's festival, titled 'Calabash Lit Up', will feature an astounding ...
Sherie-Ann Anderson is unequivocal about the visitor accommodation service's role in facilitating the bumper crowd of visitors to Jamaica for last weekend's Road March climax to 2018 Carnival in Jamaica. "If it were not for Airbnb, they could not hold. Everywhere in Kingston was sold out. People went ...
The first cohort of 150 certified hospitality workers from the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) graduated recently. The JCTI, which was created to increase access to certification for recent graduates and workers in the industry, saw, for the first time, persons being accredited as hospitality ...
The human capital development programme also includes Team Jamaica educating and generally sensitizing tourism workers at the broad grass root level to what the industry is all about; HEART National Training Agency providing training in various areas of competence for entry level into the industry; ...
Jamaican hosts earned almost $1 billion from the 55,000 individuals that came to the island through Airbnb last year. According to Minister of Tourism, Edmond Bartlett, the still budding relationship between the island and Airbnb, has been very fruitful. Bartlett made the announcement on Tuesday at the ...
Raft captains assigned to Rio Grande rafting, Portland's premiere tourists attraction site, have threatened to withdraw their services, which could result in a shutdown of operations at that facility. The irate raft captains are insisting that unless they are allowed to operate after the closure of the ticketing ...
In her return to COK Sodality since November 2016, Assamba an attorney-at-law who left the organisation in 2001 to become member of parliament for South East St Ann, minister of tourism, and later served as Jamaica's high commissioner to the United Kingdom is seeking to build on the $59.6-million ...
EDMUND Bartlett has announced plans to restructure the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to operate as a centre for innovation. The minister of tourism explained that the objective is to reposition the agency to better enable the tourism industry to respond to the needs of the ever-changing global ...
Airbnb launched the Jamaica Homesharing Association at Devon House on Tuesday, in a bid to help to improve the island's tourism product while enabling more Jamaicans to be involved in the industry. According to president of the Jamaica Homesharing Association, Havanah Llewellyn, the body will ...
As the organisers of Carnival in Jamaica 2018 revel in the record number of visitors it attracted (over 50,000 arrivals have been connected to the season by Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett), I am looking at the calendar of large scale entertainment events in Jamaica and wondering if it is getting to the point of ...
In 2017, Jamaicans who shared their homes through Airbnb received nearly $1 billion from the 55,000 visitors that came to the country through the service. According to Edmond Bartlett, Jamaica's Tourism Minister, the still-growing relationship between Airbnb and the island has been quite positive.
According to Bartlett, the new model will see the expansion of the TEF to include new divisions like the Tourism Linkages Network, the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation and the Craft Development Institute. "The TEF was used like the ATM of government and we were making commitments all over ...
The latest star in the global travel and tourism industry today is from Jamaica and no other than Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism. Travel and Tourism Security was high on the agenda when The Hon. Edmund Bartlett made his presentation at the ongoing 63rd UNWTO Regional ...
The latest Star in the Global Travel and Tourism Industry today is from Jamaica and no other than Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica's minister of Tourism. Travel and Tourism Secutiry was high on the agenda, when The Hon. Edmund Bartlett made his presentation at the ongoing 63rd UNWTO Regional ...
Following a successful presentation on Jamaica's plans to establish a Centre of Tourism Innovation through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Jamaica was asked to lead the development of a similar centre for the region. “Jamaica is excited as we are honoured to be asked to establish this centre ...
We must get to the place where that US$850 million is not going overseas but is being used right here in Jamaica on our farms. “That is the mindset I want us to have… (to) eat what we grow and grow what we eat. Let's produce and take it to our hotels. Tourism is all about linkages and the linkage ...
I've tied my Jamaican roots in every aspect of my successes - at present focusing on the importance of solid healthcare accessibility in the country and leveraging these options as opportunity to increase and foster tourism, the economy and the country as a whole,” he continued, adding “I have such ...
... Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) has called for the establishment of a hotel to cater strictly to business persons who might not be interested in the fun, frolic and entertainment packages being offered by traditional hotels in Montego Bay, St James. While Montego Bay, the nation's tourism capital, ...
Kingston, Jamaica – Following a successful presentation on Jamaica's plans to establish a Centre of Tourism Innovation through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Jamaica was asked to lead the development of a similar centre for the Caribbean region. “Jamaica is excited as we are honoured to be ...
An air services agreement would also boost tourism between both countries. The two leaders who are attending the Summit of the Americas also pledged to deepen cooperation in several key areas of mutual interest. The leaders agreed to greater cooperation on investment and in particular enhancing ...
There should be a theatre strip along the tourist corridor between MoBay and Port Antonio utilising the abundance of our local talent. A Jamaican/Caribbean food strip along the same corridor could be a step in the right direction to create opportunities for our many talented chefs and food service ...
Last week he raised concerns that growth in tourism arrivals was declining: “Dr McNeill says the decline is most likely linked to the declaration of the state of public emergency in St James.”(April 6, 2018) Was this a scoop? Why did I not hear about this complaint from the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist ...
Dr Clarke's affinity with numbers and what ails Jamaica should result in him offering the PM a no-holds barred set of suggestions. ... and effectiveness, we should eliminate three ministries by putting culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sport under a Ministry of Tourism, Sports, and Culture; science, ...
In an article published by the Sunday Observer on February 18, 2018, and written by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, he had this to say: “Developing countries including Jamaica experience a higher rate of tourism leakage than the rest of the world. It has been estimated that the rate of leakage ...
An air services agreement would also boost tourism between both countries. The two leaders, who are attending the Summit of the Americas, also pledged to deepen cooperation in several key areas of mutual interest. The leaders agreed to greater cooperation on investment and, in particular, ...
NEW YORK, CMC – United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty says the territory is open for business, in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. According to a USVI statement issued yesterday, Nicholson-Doty addressed several consumers and industry ...
On her Eisenhower Fellowship, Imani Duncan-Price will be travelling to 10 cities in the United States to learn different approaches to developing thriving industries/clusters in music, sports, and entertainment tourism in Jamaica. As she visits these cities - Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville, ...
Weir is a part of the United Nations Pageant, currently serving as Miss Tourism Jamaica UN 2018/19. "The act of giving back to society has always been a part of me, and ... this opportunity, has helped me to act on it," Weir told The Gleaner. Weir is also the founder of her own philanthropic organisation ...
Adding some more blossoms to this fun-filled programme, is the biggest fashion tour, "Style Week Jamaica" extending the Jamaican fashion hues till May 20th, 2018. This three-day of creative fever here, allow International designers to showcase exclusive accessories, blending in art and music, from all ...
Diana Stewart (2nd right) chairman of Stewart Automotive and recipient of the 2018 American Friends of Jamaica International Humanitarian Peacock Award with (from left) Delano Seiveright, senior adviser/strategist, Ministry of Tourism; Alexis Penna, businesswoman; and Ron McKay, former president ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — American Businessman and Former President of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Ron McKay today ... Luis Moreno and Brenda LaGrange Johnson; Senior Advisor/Strategist for Tourism, Delano Seiveright; Miami Herald Journalist, Jacqueline Charles; Business ...
Jamaica is excited as we are honoured to be asked to establish this centre, especially given the fact that we ourselves have created the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation. Our presentation was well received and has gone a long way in helping to establish Jamaica as a leading destination in the ...
Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufacturing offset growth in tourism and construction. The multi-lateral agency is revising its growth forecast for Jamaica to just 0.9 per cent in FY 2017/2018. It has placed growth at 2¼ per cent in the medium term while noting ...
The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, is attending the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is set to begin tomorrow on April 18. Preceding the opening, he attended a T20 “Meeting of Tourism Ministers” at which he ...
"We are hoping our truck route will be added to the next programming." Valerie Gilreath, grant writing director for the county, reminded council that a tourism resource team visited Kingston last fall. "As a result of their report, you are eligible for a grant that the Office of Economic Development offers twice a ...
... things could look better is on the growth outcome". The IMF said the expansion of the Jamaican economy is estimated to have been a disappointing 0.5 per cent in 2017. Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufacturing offset growth in tourism and construction.
I am focused on bringing some major sporting events to Jamaica, including the Commonwealth Games," Grange told The Gleaner last night. "My intention is to ensure that Jamaica is at the centre of sports tourism and sports tourism is at the centre of brand Jamaica," she added. Grange was at the ...
It is my great honour to be the 15th ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Jamaica. I am confident that with ... in November this year. I believe fine Jamaican brands including Blue Mountain Coffee, tourism, and reggae music will find a better market in China.
China-Jamaica relationship stands as a role model of equality and mutually beneficial cooperation between countries of different history and culture, different political systems ... I believe fine Jamaican brands including Blue Mountain Coffee, tourism, and reggae music will find a better market in China.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given high marks for Jamaica's performance under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), saying programme ... It was noted that weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufacturing had offset growth in tourism and construction.
"I am focused on bringing some major sporting events to Jamaica, including the Commonwealth Games. "My intention is to ensure that Jamaica is at the centre of sports tourism and sports tourism is at the centre of brand Jamaica." Grange revealed her plan at the the Norman Manley International Airport ...
Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) President Metry Seaga has said that “new and emerging” local industries and innovative products will ... He also noted that the traditional productive industries in Jamaica, including manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and services, will all be on display, ...
The people of Jamaica rely on tourism, so ensuring you have a fun, safe journey is important to them. Engage in conversation with them, learn new things and you'll have a new friend for life. The culture and music are also major aspects of Jamaica that make it a worthwhile destination. There's a great ...