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Internationally acclaimed Bishop TD Jakes to stage flagship leadership conference in Jamaica next year

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica; November 12, 2019. Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says internationally acclaimed Bishop TD Jakes is looking at staging his flagship leadership conference in Jamaica next year. The announcement was made at a special brunch, organized by Jamaica Vacations at Royalton Resort, for Bishop Jakes who docked in Trelawny with over 1800 guests as part of his Faith and Family Caribbean Cruise.Thomas Dexter Jakes, more popularly known as TD Jakes, is a pastor, author and film maker. As pastor of the Potter's House, Bishop TD Jakes' conferences draw over 30,000 people."As Jamaica continues to diversify its product offerings to suit the passion points of our visitors, developing faith based tourism is high on our priority list. Many people travel for religious reasons.I am therefore honoured that Bishop TD Jakes has indicated his interest to host his mega conference in Jamaica which will attract thousands locally and overseas," said Minister Bartlett.It is estimated by the World Tourism Organization, that 300 to 330 million people travel for religious purposes every year.Bishop TD Jakes' church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potters Touch, which airs on lightsource.com, the Trinity Broadcast Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Daystar Television Network and the Word Network."We are excited about the possibilities of having some events in Jamaica that i think would be of interest not only to Jamaicans.We are interested in leadership development, where business and faith can collaborate to create a more wholesome atmosphere," said Bishop TD Jakes.Minister Bartlett added that, "Jamaica will be the ideal location for this mega conference given the island's Christian and religious culture.” PHOTO CAPTION MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica; November 12, 2019: Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett (L), in discussion with Bishop TD Jakes ahead of the special lunch organized by Jamaica Vacations (JAMVAC) at Royalton Resort in Trelawny today, in honour of the internationally acclaimed Pastor. Minister Bartlett announced at the lunch that Bishop TD Jakes is looking at hosting his mega Leadership Conference in Jamaica next year. For more information, contact:Corporate CommunicationsMinistry of Tourism64 Knutsford BoulevardKingston 5Tel: (876) 920-4926-30Fax: (876) 906 1729
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Jamaica and Panama to Establish Multi Destination Arrangement

LONDON, United Kingdom – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama is set to establish a multi destination arrangement, as part of efforts to strengthen tourism relations between both countries.

This announcement follows discussions with Minister of Tourism for Panama, His Excellency Ivan Alfaro, and Minister Bartlett at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London yesterday.

“Multi destination tourism is a strategy to increase the product offerings of the respective destinations but more so to enable better air connectivity between markets particularly, for long haul destinations. With this multi destination arrangement, Panama will become a hub for long haul flights and Emirates and Air China are among the two targeted carriers,” said Minister Bartlett.

The Jamaica Tourist Board and the Panamanian Tourism Authority will meet to conclude details of the arrangement by January 2020 for signing during FITUR in Spain.

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How to Recapture Life, Health & Happiness

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Myriads of Baby Boomers numbering into the hundreds of thousands are seeking the Fountain of Youth and have contributed to the development of wellness products and services around the world. They are joined by Millennials who want to experience more health and wellness in their daily lives and while on vacation.

Recapture Life, Health & Happiness with Qigong is a workshop that teaches the preventative and curative practice of therapeutic movement to help you take charge of your life. The Workshop is presented by Glenville Ashby Ph.D. for the first time in Jamaica. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

This practice is used in leading university hospitals worldwide as a complementary healing modality. Learn how these techniques can change your life, manage lifestyle and Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affecting many Jamaicans. Examples of NCDs are: strokes, most heart diseases, most cancers, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and others.

You deserve to be happy, look younger, pain free and live the life you envision. Register today – Space is Limited. Call 876-275-3169 for information and AFYA for booking 876-434-7433.

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Cockpit Country Coalition & Concerned Citizens to Demonstrate September 17, 2019 @ 9 am 

Friday, September 13, 2019. Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. Cockpit Country Coalition and Concerned Citizens have rescheduled the demonstration at the House of Parliament on Duke St. in Kingston.  The new date and time for this peaceful demonstration is September 17, 2019 starting at 8.30 am. at the assembly point at west National Heroes Circle Kingston.

The aim of the demonstration is to make a firm, resounding and decisive statement to the government of Jamaica that the people resident in Cockpit Country, Jamaica, the Diaspora - and our resting ancestors, are diametrically opposed to any form of mining in the Cockpit Country Landscape. The message to the government is to withdraw the ill-conceived "Cockpit Country Protected Area Boundary" presented in Parliament on November 21, 2017 which was designed deliberately by government to facilitate the Mining of rich Bauxite deposits known to be in Cockpit Country landscape and starting with the mining of Special Mining Lease Area 173. 

We call on the government to replace the “Cockpit Country Protected Area Boundary” with the Cockpit Country Stakeholders Boundary which was recommended as the outer border of Cockpit Country Landscape in the 2013 island wide public consultations report on defining the Cockpit Country Boundary done by Prof. Webber.

We appeal to all Jamaicans to travel to National Heroes Circle on Tuesday September 17, 2019 with their Banners for 8.30 am assembly - and then to march to the house of Parliament to convey this decisive message to the Government.

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Cockpit Country Coalition & Concerned Citizens Demonstration for September 17, 2019

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. Cockpit Country Coalition and Concerned Citizens have rescheduled the demonstration at the House of Parliament on Duke St. in Kingston.  The new date and time for this peaceful demonstration is September 17, 2019 starting at 8.30 am. at the assembly point at west National Heroes Circle Kingston.

The aim of the demonstration is to make a firm, resounding and decisive statement to the government of Jamaica that the people resident in Cockpit Country, Jamaica, the Diaspora - and our resting ancestors, are diametrically opposed to any form of mining in the Cockpit Country Landscape. The message to the government is to withdraw the ill-conceived "Cockpit Country Protected Area Boundary" presented in Parliament on November 21, 2017 which was designed deliberately by government to facilitate the Mining of rich Bauxite deposits known to be in Cockpit Country landscape and starting with the mining of Special Mining Lease Area 173. 

We call on the government to replace the “Cockpit Country Protected Area Boundary” with the Cockpit Country Stakeholders Boundary which was recommended as the outer border of Cockpit Country Landscape in the 2013 island wide public consultations report on defining the Cockpit Country Boundary done by Prof. Webber.

We appeal to all Jamaicans to travel to National Heroes Circle on Tuesday September 17, 2019 starting at 8.30 am for assembly - and then to march to the house of Parliament to convey this decisive message to the Government.

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Cockpit Country Coalition & Concerned Citizens September 3 Demonstration Postponed

Thursday, August 29, 2019. Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. Cockpit Country Coalition and Concerned Citizens have postponed the peaceful Demonstration of “No Mining in Cockpit Country Landscape” scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Gordon House until further notice.

This decision was taken consequent upon information that Parliament will not yet be in session on that date. The media will be alerted with the latest developments.

Contact:
Cockpit Country Coalition
876-393-6584

 

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Cockpit Country Coalition & Concerned Citizens to Demonstrate at Parliament September 3

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August 27, 2019. Montego Bay, Jamaica. Stakeholders representing independently-owned and operated micro & small enterprises (MSEs) within Western parishes gathered at the Rastafari Indigenous Village, located in Montego Bay on Sunday, August 25, 2019 as a special feature of the IRITS cultural festival.

The IRITS festival is a celebration of all things Jamaican; it is held on the last Sunday of each month to share culture as follows: music, wellness, ital cuisine & environmental concerns. The meeting, hosted by Rastafari Indigenous Village and facilitated by Hugh Dixon, was a Call for Clarity to mobilize around a Cockpit Country Forum to ‘Reason’ and understand the issues related to mining in the Cockpit Country.

Hugh Dixon, Executive Director, Southern Trelawny Environment Agency (STEA) gave an informative PowerPoint presentation on the history, heritage and socio-economic situations surrounding the recent activities related to mining within the community. 

He showed several maps of Jamaica and highlighted the territory which clearly delineated the Cockpit Country and its boundaries as declared by the Cockpit Country Stakeholder Group (CCSG) separate and distinct from the government’s boundary of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA). The Cockpit Country stretches through the parishes of: St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann, Manchester and St. Elizabeth. Dixon declared that within the Transition Zone approximately 70,000 residents will be impacted. Bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country transition zone will set us up to “lose our livelihoods to a foreign interest that used to suppress us; our people will be disenfranchised and our economy disrupted.”

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CARICOM and African Union lauded for decision to hold a Joint 2020 Summit

Trinidad & Tobago. August 12, 2019.  The Caribbean Regional Coordinating Committee of the Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) takes this opportunity, as we approach the anniversary of the birth of the Rt. Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Africa’s first provisional president, to applaud our CARICOM and African Union Heads of State in their decision to hold a joint Summit in 2020.

As a grassroots movement committed to the establishment of the United African States as a Pan African Federation in a generation or less, the Pan African Federalist Movement recognizes and supports the diplomatic presence of Barbados and Suriname in the form of a joint embassy in Ghana.  We salute Hon. Mia Mottley, respected Prime Minister of Barbados, for also partnering with St. Lucia to establish a joint embassy in Kenya, inviting other CARICOM partners to join this Pan African Initiative and welcome reciprocal diplomatic gestures from the governments of Presidents Addo and Kenyatta by establishing Ghanaian and Kenyan Embassies in the Caribbean.

According to the Jamaica Observer newspaper (August 6, 2019) Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the recent appointment of Kenya's first high commissioner to Jamaica reflects the growing relationship between Jamaica and Kenya, and demonstrates Kenyatta's personal commitment to the Jamaica-Kenya partnership and developing closer ties with the Caribbean community. Discussions are underway to begin flights flying from the East Coast to the West Coast of Africa and directly to Jamaica, and through Jamaica to the rest of the Caribbean. President Kenyatta challenged Jamaica to take advantage of Kenya’s strategic geographic and economic position in Eastern Africa to benefit the people of the two nations. The two leaders will meet again when Holness visits Kenya for the upcoming ACP meeting.

In an era of heightened geopolitical tensions, where the scramble for Africa, with the decimation of Africans at home and abroad, is clearly on the agenda of contending non-African powers, that the present diplomatic strengthening and deepening of academic, research and trade ties at the level of CARICOM and the African Union must be encouraged and complimented by grassroots initiatives such as the Assembly of Caribbean People, the Pan African Grand Market and Festival (Belize), and the Pan African Federalist Movement.

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The 28th Annual Tribute to Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey ready to Roll

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IRIE FM RADIO (107 BAND) presents The 28th Annual Tribute to Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey,  “One Africa - One Nation,” Sunday August 28th  2019. The event will be held in the IRIE FM Court Yard, Coconut Grove Ocho Rios, St Ann, from 6am to 10pm.

Speakers:

Dr. David Muhammad, Trinidad and Eastern Caribbean representative of the Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, will be the keynote.

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Jamaicans Remember Your One Love Birthright During Independence Celebrations

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ONE LOVE JAMAICA ON YOUR 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY. It is time to be truly independent of colonial and post-colonial ideologies and to emancipate ourselves in new enlightened positive values and attitudes, thoughts, words and deeds. Let us unify around preserving our culture and heritage, our indigenous peoples, flora and fauna and bio-diversity of our protected areas

Reggae Icon, Bob Marley sang the Mantra "One Love, Let's Get Together and Feel Alright." He continued "I'm pleadin to mankind - One Love, Oh, Lord, One heart. Give thanks & praise to the Lord and I will feel alright. Let's get together and Feel alright." 

Have we forgotten the meaning of One Love? It is Jamaica's Conscious Lifestyle of Universal Love, Forgiveness and Universal Brotherhood birthed by Rastafari.

Let us return to applying One Love in our homes, in the street, in our offices where ever in the world Jamaians find themselves.

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J$1 Billion in Revenue generated from Reggae Sumfest, says Bartlett

Minister Ed Bartlett & Andrew Holness, Prime Minister Jamaica enjoy Sumfest 2019.

 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated that J$1 Billion was generated at the just concluded Reggae Sumfest music festival held at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay.

“This year was arguably the largest Reggae Sumfest in terms of attendance from both local and overseas guests. On the visitor arrival side, we saw approximately 10,000 people coming to the island for the festival which is an increase of 3000 over last year.

More importantly we estimate the revenue impact from the festival to be $J1 Billion based on average room nights stay of locals and visitors and taxes,” said Minister Bartlett.

Reggae Sumfest, which began in 1993, has been described as the largest music festival in Jamaica and the Caribbean, taking place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay. It attracts crowds of all ages from all over the world and locally, and has featured a variety of Jamaican reggae artists as well as international acts.

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IRIE FM Stages 28th Annual  Tribute To Marcus Mosiah Garvey   

Plans are in high gear for the 28th staging of IRE FM’s annual Marcus Garvey Tribute in the courtyard of the radio station, on Sunday August 18, 2019.


The theme of this year’s tribute is “One Africa, One Nation”.

IRIE FM’s Director of Programmes, Ka’Bu Ma’at Kheru, says the theme is "in keeping with the thrust of the Africa Union (AU) to revitalize Africa through unity and the recent launch of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement".

The vision for the continental free trade area, is for Africa’s 55 nation states to benefit from free trade across all borders within the continent.

Ka’Bu Ma'at Kheru underscores the importance of AfCFTA which she says "has laid the foundation" for what could be the world's largest free trade zone by the number of participating countries, covering more than 1.2 billion people with a combined gross domestic product of 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars, as integral to the vision of Marcus Garvey.

The dream of all African states becoming a member of the free trade area, took a quantum leap towards reality when Nigeria, one of Africa’s strongest economies, signed the agreement on the eighth of July during the launch of the free trade movement.

The only country left to sign the agreement is Eritrea.

Commenting on the advancement of the African free trade agreement, IRIE FM’s Programmes director Ka’Bu Ma’at Kheru hailed it as an important step in “Reuniting the African family for development”, thus echoing the theme of the 1992 staging of Panafest in Ghana, West Africa.

This year, Ghana has taken a significant step in uniting the African family by declaring 2019 "the year of return" and removing visa requirements for a number of countries in the Diaspora including Jamaica.

Ms. Ma'at Kheru points out that the annual Marcus Garvey Tribute at IRIE FM recognizes these milestones toward Africa's rendezvous with destiny and under it's "One Africa; One Nation" theme signals the importance of the African Diaspora to African unity.

The event kicks off at 6am on Sunday August 18, with a live outside broadcast from the grounds of IRIE FM, of the Africa Forum “Running African”. The day’s activities, which will go up to 10pm, will also be streamed live on iriefm.net and carried on the 107 Band.

Speakers will include Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States of America, and Trinidad and Eastern Caribbean representative of the Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam Dr. David Muhammed, as well as, the 2016 IRIE FM/Brian Henry Foundation For Higher  Learning Marcus Garvey Scholarship winner, University of the West Indies Graduate, Crystal Dennis.

There will also be a Marcus Garvey Tribute concert with performances by the Kingston Drummers, Ras Ivie and the Nyabinghi Drummers, Earl Chinna Smith and the Binghistra, Chezidek, Prophecy, Sativa Di Black One, Mixing Lab, JahDon and Hero among others.

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Theo’s Theory Delivers with Cutting Edge Marketing and Management Strategies for the Twenty-first Century

Theo’s Theory on Marketing and Management Strategies is a Business-2-Business (B2B) reference manual designed for neophytes and seasoned entrepreneurs, business executives, sales departments, marketing, and social media departments, website developers, managers, and front-line employees.

The author states that Customer Satisfaction should be the core principle and focus of any business.  It is one of the pillars for success and sustainability.  

Mr. Chambers remind his readers how Social Media’s disruptive innovation has turned traditional marketing, advertising, branding, communication and entrepreneurship upside down.  It has levelled the playing field.

Mr. Chambers also explained how educational institutions are preparing students with the proper marketing, management and analytics tools for future jobs that do not exist today. In order words, they are equipping them with formulas and tools that are applicable across B2B and Business to Consumer (B2C) platforms.

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Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

[The Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 3-5, July 2019 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet.]

The Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 3-5, July 2019 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet.

Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Mottley;  Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell; President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise; Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness; Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris; Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves; and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley.

Belize was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Wilfred Elrington;   Dominica was represented by the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, the Honourable Francine Baron; Guyana was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Dr Karen Cummings ; Montserrat was represented by the Minister of Trade, the Honourable Claude Hogan; and Suriname was represented by the Vice President, His Excellency Michael Adhin.

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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints Mrs. Beverly Nicholson-Doty as its Chief Executive Officer

CASTRIES - Thursday, June 27, 2019 – The Board of Directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Mrs. Beverly Nicholson-Doty as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

Mrs. Nicholson-Doty has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as Commissioner of Tourism at the USVI Department of Tourism from 2007 to 2018. She brings significant experience in marketing, sales and strategic planning in Caribbean travel, tourism and hospitality. Mrs. Nicholson-Doty has developed deep relationships with executives across the airline, cruise, hotel and service industries that serve the region, and has created partnership opportunities that include public, private, non-profit, non-governmental and community-based entities.

Mrs. Nicholson Doty’s achievements include the successful development of the Ports of the Virgin Islands concept to brand and develop a collaborative effort to elevate the territory’s port facilities, and the creation of a strategic plan for positioning the USVI as one of the top destinations for the Meetings and Incentives (MICE) market. She was also instrumental in engineering double-digit airline capacity growth over a 10-year period.

The CEO will be responsible for overall management of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, including oversight of the development of the Authority’s marketing and destination services, and general administration. She intends to work closely with agencies, institutions and individuals within the public and private sectors of Saint Lucia at home and abroad.

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Revamped Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Industry (H.C.C.I.) is ready for Parish Development

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Industry has re-ignited its presence in the parish of Hanover and environs with a new, competent and eager Board of Directors.

The Chamber will seek to recapture its former prominence, help to establish and support business, and to the enhance the development of its members and by extension the Parish.

The Interim Chamber Executives have been meeting for some time and have now re-convened on June 04, 2019 at an official meeting where the new Board of Directors were elected and meeting dates set.

The following persons were appointed to the Executive Board for the 2019 year:

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Health & Wellness Minister Challenges Diaspora to Extend “Jamaica Moves” to Global Stage

Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (second right), interacting with Dr. Richard Manning (right) and patients of the Seaview Gardens Health Centre in Kingston during a ceremony on April 30, when the clinic was formally adopted by Massy Distribution (Jamaica) Limited.

Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s Minister of Health & Wellness, a new moniker for the ministry, addressed the Diaspora Conference Delegates on June 18, 2019. He began his presentation with a report card on the nation’s medical status as of 2017-2018. The topic “Engaging health & wellness agenda, where we are now and where we are going?” set the context for those who would follow with presentations on the panel.

Nation’s medical report card

The Minister reported 1.2 million visits in 2018 and 40,000 surgeries, 32,000 babies delivered, which is an increase he said “although we are growing at a shrinking rate .”  

He reported 2.9 mil. (million) Public health overall visits to health centers & hospital facilities over the past two years. Compared to 2.5 mil. In 2017 to the health centers & hospitals - 1.6 mil and 1.2 mil. respectively the previous year. Admissions totaled 187,000 with a minimum stay of 5 days or less.

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Mayor of Miramar Wants Partnerships to Expand Culture

Mayor of the City of Miramar, Florida, Wayne Messam, has extended an invitation to Jamaica and Jamaicans in the Diaspora to partner with the city to facilitate cultural expansion.

Mr. Messam said the city has invested more than US$30 million in developing its cultural and athletic infrastructure “to provide venues, to provide the possibilities to identify and develop talent, and to enjoy the benefits of entertainment”.

With this investment, the city is now open to the exchange of cultural content that can be leveraged to the benefit of Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora.

Mr. Messam, who is of Jamaican parentage, was speaking in a session at the Eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, on June 19. The session was centred on exploiting the creative industries for economic growth and job creation.

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Jamaica to Chair First Commission for the Americas Meeting in Azerbaijan

KINGSTON, Jamaica; June 14, 2019: Jamaica will preside over its first Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) meeting on Monday, since being elected last month to serve as Chair, for the biennium 2019 to 2021. 

The meeting of the CAM will take place during the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council Meeting, during the period June 16 – 18, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

UNWTO’s regional commissions meet once annually to allow its member states to maintain ‎contact with each other and the UNWTO Secretariat between sessions of the bi-annual General ‎Assembly. 

Minister Bartlett and his delegation will also use the opportunity to begin discussions with the UNWTO Secretary General, Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, regarding the 2020 CAM meeting as well as the 2020 Global Conference on Innovation, Resilience and Crisis Management, which Jamaica will jointly host with the UNWTO.  

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CTO Allied Members Awards Attract Tourism Stalwarts

NEW YORK, NY (xx April 2019) – Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honoured by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner during Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY2019) next month.

Hood is the chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority, and has served at various stages during her career on the CTO’s human resources technical committee, and the boards of the then Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (now the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency) and the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas.

She, along with Colin James, chief executive office of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, will receive the Allied Award for outstandingcontributions to the region’s development.

The Allied Award was established in 2005 to recognise individuals within the CTO family – government, airline, cruise line, allied and affiliate members and CTO staff – who have done an extraordinary job of contributing, in a tangible way, to the sustainable development of the region.

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