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"Humanity and I are a microcosm of the universe"

"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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​In Search of Markets — Not Just Medals — in Rio

​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 m...
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Mutabaruka to be awarded Jamaica's 6th highest honour

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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Jamaica's Tourism Minister to Spearhead Marketing Initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Brazil

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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Ky-Mani Marley to perform at High Vibes Roots & Reggae Festival

Ky-Mani Marley to perform at High Vibes Roots & Reggae Festival
​Kingston, Jamaica, August 5, 2016 – If 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 ro...
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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

​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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Jamaica's Tourism Minister sets deadline for Falmouth's Transformation

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

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

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 Awar...
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JAMAICA HOUSE 2016 SET TO ROCK RIO

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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Gov't Scraps Plans To Construct Controversial Negril Breakwater Structures

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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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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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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Can men get breast cancer?

Can men get breast cancer?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015. Let's do it in the Caribbean Medical Correspondent,  Dr Azadeh, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Gambia, Senior Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology poses an important question for our contemplation and awareness - Why don’t we hear about breast cancer in men?

Breast Cancer in Men

Why don’t we hear about breast cancer in men as much as we hear about breast cancer in women? Men can get breast cancer, too. Male breast cancer (male breast neoplasm) is a relatively rare cancer in men that originates from the breast.

As it presents a similar pathology as female breast cancer, assessment and treatment relies on experiences and guidelines that have been developed in female patients. The optimal treatment is currently not known.

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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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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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TEF Welcomes New Chairman

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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Jamaica’s Timeshare Legislation Takes Effect

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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Tourism demand study could reduce island’s import bill

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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