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Positive articles, news and events in the Caribbean.

​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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JAMAICA HOUSE 2016 SET TO ROCK RIO

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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African Diaspora World Tourism Awards & Travel Expo 2016

The African Diaspora World Tourism (ADWT) Awards and Travel Expo, will once again take place on AUGUST 26-28TH, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga. (USA) at the Westin Atlanta Airport (4736 Best Road). After the success of the inaugural awards that was attended by people from around the world, the prestigious ADWT-Awards event will again be presented by African D...
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Gov't Scraps Plans To Construct Controversial Negril Breakwater Structures

The Government has scrapped plans to construct controversial breakwater structures off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland, to protect the shoreline. The previous People's National Party administration had insisted that the project to construct the two submerged breakwater structures would go ahead despite strong opposition from stakeholders. The Gle...
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Tourism demand study could reduce island’s import bill

May 23, 2016 Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has issued a charge to local agricultural suppliers to use the recently released tourism demand study to help reduce the island's import bill. The Minister was speaking recently at a special Tourism Linkages Network meeting at the Ministry's New Kingston offices, aimed at providing key p...
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Jamaica’s Timeshare Legislation Takes Effect

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica. May 2, 2016: Efforts to further diversify Jamaica's tourism product have been significantly boosted with the introduction of Timeshare legislation. The Timeshare Vacations Act officially took effect on May 1, 2016 providing unique opportunities for developers and buyers alike. The announcement was made by Minister of Tourism H...
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TEF Welcomes New Chairman

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica; April 11, 2016: Just days after his appointment as Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer (right) was greeted by TEF's Executive Director, Clyde Harrison today (April 11, 2016), on his first visit to TEF's New Kingston Offices since his appointment. Dyer, who previously ...
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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, ...
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