August 2, 2021

Jamaica: Caribbean officials descend on Kingston for high-level IMF meeting

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From Nation Wide Radio JM More than 300 officials are expected in Jamaica for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum which is slated for Thursday, November 16 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Among the officials expected to attend the forum are current and former regional heads of government, finance […]

Cruise shipping sector supports UNWTO Global Conference

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Cruise shipping interests in the island’s resort towns are confident that the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism will offer the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the sector. And not only are they calling […]

The View from Europe: Has rail a future in the Caribbean?

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Historically Caribbean railways existed to carry cane to factories, or raw sugar and molasses to ports. Later they were used to transport other agricultural crops, minerals, and, as urban populations grew, provided passenger services. However, the demise of sugar, high operating and maintenance costs, and improvements in road […]

Grange defends Jamaica 55 celebrations

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From Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange is defending Government’s position on the staging of Jamaica 55 celebrations amid a slew of questions and concerns raised by her Opposition counterpart Lisa Hanna. Hanna, in her Sectoral Debate contribution to Parliament earlier this month, insisted that Grange had embarked on […]

MSME the Focus at Inaugural Conference July 19-21

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By Kadian Brown From JIS Story Highlights Heads of Government, industry ministers and small-business operators from across the region will gather at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay from July 19 to 21 to participate in the inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference. The Prime Ministers of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. […]

Cayman Airways’ Summer schedule in full swing

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Cayman Airways’ Summer schedule is now in full swing, with nonstop flights between Grand Cayman and five US destinations, including two seasonal Summer routes – Dallas and Chicago. The airline’s seasonal Dallas flights relaunched on May 24, 2017 and will run until August 19, 2017, with twice-weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight KX320 departs […]

Jamaica’s tourism industry set to make history

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From South Florida Caribbean News Minister Bartlett – Jamaica On The Verge Of Visitor Arrivals History MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – With earnings for the first four months of this year at an all-time high of over US$1 billion, or a 6.5 per cent increase over last year, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett announced yesterday […]

How Prince Harry’s ‘little dance’ for Meghan Markle at Caribbean wedding went disastrously wrong

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By Lucia Binding From International Business Times Suits actress also wore a £5,000 Cartier Love Bracelet at the ceremony. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the wedding of Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip and Laura Hughes-Young in the Caribbean over the weekend, and all eyes were on the royal couple as they attended their first nuptials as […]

Jamaica: MBU hunt $4 million to host CFU club championship

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From Jamaica Gleaner Reigning local national football champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are on the hunt for an additional J$4 million in order to host Group C of the fast approaching Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship. The CFU had approved MBU’s request to host their group from February 20-27 at the Catherine Hall Sports […]

Over-the-Water Villas

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Sandals Royal Caribbean welcomes first Over-the-Water Villas From Breaking Travel News Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has welcomed its first guests to experience the brand’s flagship Over-the-Water Villas. At the same time, Sandals has announced the development of additional Over-the-Water suites at new locations throughout the region. Citing unparalleled […]