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‘I Am Bolt’ Documentary On Track To Premiere In Kingston And London

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday October 20, 2016 – The documentary "I Am Bolt", a film chronicling the life and triumphs of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, is on track to premiere in Kingston and London. The Jamaican sprint superstar is recognized as a legend in his time after winning nine Olympic gold medals and nailing world records for the 100 a...
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Mandeville Peace Coalition Launch Sparks Community Action

​Mandeville, Manchester, October 6, 2016. Manchester Peace Coalition (MPCo) led by its Interim President, Dr Clifton Reid, is a force to be reckoned with in a Jamaica racked by escalating crime in urban centres. In fact, the Coalition's mission as peacemakers makes them a positive force to help transform the parish of Manchester through collaborati...
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Jamaica Ready to Assist Countries Hit by Matthew to Rebuild Their Tourism Sector

KINGSTON, Jamaica; October 6, 2016 :  Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed his deepest sympathy to the people of Haiti, Cuba and The Bahamas, including his colleague Ministers of Tourism, who have been impacted by the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Minister Bartlett has also outlined that Jamaica stands ready to assist in reb...
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Airbnb and Caribbean Tourism

The marketplace is evolving. Ten years ago no one imagined homeowners opening their doors and welcoming strangers to bunk at their tropical beach bungalows or private cozy homes for affordable rates. Forget about standing out in the street waving frantically to flag down a taxicab or worrying about having enough change to hop on a bus. Those days a...
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National Community Tourism Portal Officially Launched

​ KINGSTON, Jamaica; September 28, 2016: As the Ministry of Tourism continues to celebrate Tourism Awareness Week, officials from the Ministry, its agencies as well as tourism partners today (September 28, 2016) participated in the official launch of the National Community Tourism Portal, at Kingston's iconic attraction, Devon House. "It is fitting...
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African Diaspora World Tourism Awards sets new agenda for cultural heritage tourism

​ Jamaica, W.I. (September 11, 2016). The recently held African Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWTA) staged in Atlanta, Georgia set a new agenda for cultural heritage tourism. The 2016 awards were designed to provide intimate and productive buyer and supplier meetings with international delegates. Delegates from Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe...
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​Fans eagerly prepare as Sizzla embarks on his first US Tour after 8 years

August 22, 2016. Fans eagerly prepare as Sizzla embarks on his first US Tour after 8 years. He is on the heels of his Reggae on the River performance, which has been described as a great energetic performance and the best Reggae On the River ever held. Today Team Sizzla arrived in Florida for the second show and will continue on to Georgia, D.C., N...
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Dr Mzembi, UNWTO Secretary General elect, to attend ADWT Awards in Atlanta

Aug. 22, 2016. The Honorable Dr Walter Mzembi, PhD, current Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry for the Republic of Zimbabwe since 2009, will be going to the United States to speak at the 2016 African Diaspora World Tourism Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 27. Dr. Mzembi was recently endorsed by the African Union as the choice for Afr...
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Community Tourism Pioneer to be inducted into African Diaspora World Tourism Hall of Fame

Montego Bay, Jamaica (August 8, 2016). The inaugural African Diaspora World Tourism Awards launched in May 2014 in Atlanta, has taken a giant leap ahead into the future, through a seeming alchemical transformation in just three years, as a major showcase of African royalty and cultural heritage in the Americas. The African Diaspora World Tourism Aw...
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​In Search of Markets — Not Just Medals — in Rio

​ KINGSTON, Jamaica, Saturday August 13, 2016 – It's more than just medals Jamaica is going after at the Olympic Games in Rio. So even with a Jamaican being the world's fastest man aiming to create history for perhaps the final time, it won't be all fun and games for a special tourism team in Brazil's capital. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says ...
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Jamaica's Tourism Minister to Spearhead Marketing Initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Brazil

KINGSTON, Jamaica; August 12, 2016: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to leave the island on Saturday August 13, 2016, to spearhead the Ministry's drive to pursue aggressive growth and marketing strategies, to further develop the country's tourism sector. The Minister will attend several meetings with key tourism partners in the Domin...
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Mutabaruka to be awarded Jamaica's 6th highest honour

 August 8th, 2016 8th, 2016. IRIE FM's Mutabaruka is among four persons from the entertainment and arts fields who will be awarded Jamaica's sixth-highest honour.  Muta, along with the president of VP Records Chris Chin, sculptors Cecil Cooper and Basil Watson will receive the Order of Distinction (OD), Commander Class.Dancehall deejay Sh...
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Ky-Mani Marley to perform at High Vibes Roots & Reggae Festival

​ Kingston, Jamaica, August 5, 2016 – I f all goes as planned, Jamaica looks to welcome the inaugural High Vibes Roots & Reggae Festival , the first of its kind in the Caribbean, at the Aqueduct in Montego Bay on September 3 - 4, 2016. Patrons will have the chance to experience the heart and soul of reggae music while learning about the pivotal...
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Ky-Mani Marley to perform at High Vibes Roots & Reggae Festival

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​Charles Lindo key presenter at Hotel Owners & Investment Summit in Miami

~ Hoteliers and investors from the US and the Caribbean gather to discuss the way forward. MIAMI — The 20th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show opened on Wednesday with hundreds of hoteliers exchanging the most current industry tips and trends. To the theme of "Changing the Hospitality Land...
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"Humanity and I are a microcosm of the universe"

QUOTE: "Humanity and I are a microcosm of the universe" Moving from Darwin's theory "Survival of the Fittest" (1859) which positions organisms to compete against each other for survival.When will humanity emerge from the 'rat race' in search of planetary healing? Will mankind prevent self-destruction from over use of fossil fuels impacting climate ...
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Jamaica's Tourism Minister sets deadline for Falmouth's Transformation

Photo Caption: Falmouth Pier Photo Credit: www.udcja.com Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has set a target date of 2018 for several projects which are on the drawing board to be completed, to transform the Georgian town of Falmouth into a premiere destination in the Caribbean. To this end, the Ministry of Tourism, through the Tour...
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Jamaica Poetry Festival leads in social transformation

Manchester, July 18, 2016. The importance and the relevance of Poetry and the creative arts come into sharp focus at this point in time. This is consistent with the quest for social cohesion and social harmony. Increasingly, the artist has an urgent role to play in the lives of our youth and our communities, especially at this moment of social deca...
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Travel + Leisure ranks three Jamaican resorts among world's best

​ TOURISM OFFICIALS HAIL THE THREE JAMAICAN RESORTS RANKED AMONG WORLD'S BEST BY TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS Photo caption: Round Hill Hotel and Villas Photo credit:  www.indagare.com KINGSTON, JAMAICA – July 18, 2016 – Jamaica congratulates the three luxury hotels ranked among the best in the world in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Aw...
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Kymani Marley Among the Confirmed Reggae Acts Set to Rock Rio this Summer KINGSTON, JAMAICA – July 13, 2016 – As the countdown continues to the single largest sporting event this Summer, the XXXI Olympiad, Jamaica House 2016 was launched in Kingston on Wednesday, July 13. Among those attending the launch were Minister of Tourism The Hon. Edmund Bar...
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