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Positive articles, news and events in the Caribbean.

Sharon Parris-Chambers was born in Kingston, Jamaica W.I. She is the Co-founder and President for PanaCarib Business Solutions, headquartered in Jamaica. It is a Tourism/Health & Wellness marketing communications company that has focused competencies in: Marketing/Public Relations and Health & Wellness Consultations, News production and distribution via Online News Channels: PositiveTourism News, PRTravelWire.com and  several other online news journals found at the news distribution portal www.Caribnewsroom.com

Montego Bay awaits the launch of “Vocal Ink - The Mental Intercourse”

Montego Bay awaits the launch of “Vocal Ink - The Mental Intercourse”
​Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. March 25, 2016. The literary world is poised for transformation with the publication of Yasus Afari's first novel, the Afromantic "Vocal Ink - The Mental Intercourse". After a very successful launch in Kingston, Yasus Afari carries the celebration of his ground-breaking novel to the city of Montego Bay, on Thursday, Marc...
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Reggae Marathon a Major Boost to Negril's Economy

Reggae Marathon a Major Boost to Negril's Economy
November 4, 2015; Kingston, Jamaica: President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Lee Issa, has lauded the Reggae Marathon as a world-class event that is boosting the resort town's economy. "The Reggae Marathon has been a major contributor in filling the rooms which 15 years ago remained empty as we awaited the start of the winter tourist season on...
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World Bank Names Jamaica Top Ten Most Improved Economies For Doing Business

World Bank Names Jamaica Top Ten Most Improved Economies For Doing Business
Kingston, Jamaica – The World Bank has named Jamaica one of the most improved economies in which to do business globally in the newly released Doing Business Report 2016 (DBR 2016). The Report, which looks at countries' performance in 11 areas of business regulation, has also ranked Jamaica 64 out of 189 countries in the DBR 2016, which is the high...
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Adam Stewart, CEO, Sandals Resorts International is 2015 Hotelier of the Year

Adam Stewart, CEO, Sandals Resorts International is 2015 Hotelier of the Year

Islands of The Bahamas congratulate Adam Stewart, CEO, Sandals Resorts International, on winning Hotelier of the Year NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism congratulates Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, on winning the prestigious ‘Hotelier of The Year’ award from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), which took place October 2-4,2015 in Puerto Rico. The Hotelier of the Year award is the highest professional honor bestowed on a hotel and resort operation in the Caribbean, recognizing excellence in all areas of operations, as well as a commitment to training and development of staff, contributions to the community and a demonstrated commitment to sound environmental practices. The award also acknowledges each recipient’s active role in both national and regional issues affecting Caribbean tourism. “I would like to warmly congratulate and applaud Adam Stewart on this well-deserved and prestigious achievement,” said Minister of Tourism, The Honorable Obediah H. Wilchcombe. “Since taking the helm of Sandals nine years ago, Adam has transformed the Sandals brand and offerings, which has in turn transformed tourism and travel throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas.

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Negril Hotel Honored with Jamaica’s Top Boutique Hotel Award

Negril Hotel Honored with Jamaica’s Top Boutique Hotel Award

Negril, Jamaica, W. I. (November 29, 2015) Travellers Beach Resort located in the resort town of Negril was recently named by Expedia as “Jamaica’s Top Boutique Hotel, for 2015. On Monday September 21, 2015, at an awards ceremony staged by Expedia, several hotels were honored for their achievements in their areas of excellence.

As the only boutique hotel to receive this award for 2015 from Expedia, Travellers Beach Resort, was selected based on room night production amongst boutique hotels in Jamaica. This increased production comes as a result of improvements in key areas of the property including rooms, grounds, service and overall guest satisfaction.

Winthrope Wellington, an owner of the resort, responded to receiving the honor in saying: “We are honored and humbled to receive this award. It is a great source of pride and validation for the hard work we’ve been carrying out. This award will serve as additional motivation to continue to work hard to improve our product and provide the highest level of service for our valued guests.”

Travellers Beach Resort is a 60-room family-owned resort on the 7 mile beach of Negril, Jamaica that offers a variety of room types, amenities and services. Some of the amenities and services include complimentary WiFi throughout the property, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, gym, spa, SCUBA center, restaurant and bar. Karoke brings out the talent and excitement on Friday’s and Sunday’s. At Travellers Beach Resort, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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​ Sector Leaders Upbeat about Continued Growth in Tourism

​MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Sunday, September 21, 2015) Boosted by a 3.1 percent increase in arrivals between January and June 2015 over the corresponding period last year, both public and private sector leaders are upbeat over the continued growth in tourism. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has said, "This year we've ha...
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PAHO Donates Four Tonnes in Medical Supplies

PAHO Donates Four Tonnes in Medical Supplies
The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has donated four tonnes of medical supplies to the Ministry of Health in Dominica. The supplies arrived on island on Wednesday September 9th at the Douglas_Charles airport. Thais Dos Santos is Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Advisor at PAHO. She said, "These are supplies which were in Haiti. We ...
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Rastafari Rootzfest™ partners with High Times® to produce first Ganja Festival

Rastafari Rootzfest™ partners with High Times® to produce first Ganja Festival
Rastafari In Inity (RII) is proud to announce the historical partnership between Rastafari Rootzfest™ (RII) and High Times® to produce the first Ganja Festival in Negril, Jamaica, the 'Capital of Casual' to be staged November 12-15, 2015. The goal of this project is to produce a comprehensive, educational and well-organized Rastafari event that cel...
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$50 Million Rehabilitation for Milk River Bath & Spa

$50 Million Rehabilitation for Milk River Bath & Spa
Kingston Jamaica: September 2, 2015: The Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment and C and D Construction and Engineering Company Limited, today signed an agreement for expenditure to the tune of just over fifty million dollars ($50M), for the rehabilitation of the West Wing of the Milk River Hotel & Spa in Clarendon. The agreement was signed b...
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Jamaica - host to Spiritual Wellness Conference in 2016

Jamaica - host to Spiritual Wellness Conference in 2016

Negril, Jamaica, W.I. (Tuesday, July 7, 2015). Spiritual Wellness is an emerging sub-sector of Wellness Tourism which comes to Jamaica in 2016. The growth of Spiritual Wellness is pervasive worldwide. Wellness is a journey towards holistic health of mind, body and spirit. Spiritual wellness is the underpinning essence of who we are and encompasses ...
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