July 20, 2018

Protocol amending treaty establishing Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) signed by Prime Ministers

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ECTEL Media Release Monday, July 9, 2018 — Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) announces the signing of the Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia and Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada during CARICOM’s 39th Regular Meeting of […]

Bourdain’s love of Jamaica’s oxtail and curried goat

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BY TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Four years ago, late world-renowned chef and host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain said, “I love the food in this country. I must have Oxtail, whether in the Bronx or in Kingston.” These were endearing words uttered by the storyteller and adventurer, while filming his series in Jamaica. […]

Jamaica: Electronic platform being developed to facilitate investments

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By Denise Dennis From JIS Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), […]

CDB and FAO strengthen partnership with new agreement

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March 6, 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday signed an agreement to strengthen their partnership to help countries in the Region achieve key development goals in agriculture. The Framework Cooperation Agreement makes provisions for CDB to partner with […]

Chelmsford man used fraudulent credit card to fund luxury Caribbean holiday

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By James Gregory From Essex Live News He was found with more than 200 cards which could have been used for fraud. A Chelmsford man who used someone else’s credit card to fund a luxury Caribbean holiday has been spared jail. Corie Riddles, 26, of Courtlands, was also found with more than 200 blank bank […]

Caribbean Travel – This Dreamy Detox hotel is in the Caribbean

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 5, 2018: It’s the New Year and what better way to start than to fulfill your resolution to take better care of your health and body. Well look no further than a detox vacation in a dreamy Caribbean resort which has been listed at 9 out of 10 […]

Murders off the charts

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BY BERT WILKINSON From Caribbean Life As the year draws to a close, many in Jamaica will remember 2017 as the year when gangs and armed criminals appeared to have taken back the inititative from police, setting the country on course to probably record its worst murder rate in 11 years. And the main worry […]

Bartlett named ‘Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year’

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has been named the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year according to the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017, carried out by the Caribbean Journal editorial team. “Being an effective tourism official in the Caribbean isn’t just about management and ideas. It’s about being an ambassador. […]

The View From Europe: UNWTO seeks to broaden tourism’s developmental role

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A new and potentially challenging way of thinking about the future of tourism is evolving. It sees the industry as having an economic purpose that is quite different from the role it presently plays in much of the Caribbean. The new paradigm requires that travel and tourism contribute to […]

Transit Visas for the United States? Why ? UNWTO Secretary General agrees…

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By Juergen T Steinmet From eTurboNews After devastating natural hurricane disasters, Caribbean countries are struggling to bring the islands together. MOU signed at the just-concluded UNWTO Sustainable Tourism conference in Montego Bay opened more doors to establish enhanced and direct air service to and between the island countries. Besides the lack of air services to fly from […]