November 21, 2019

Travel advisory: Government of Canada warns of ‘state of emergency’ in Jamaica

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By Elana Shepert From Vancouver Is Awesome The Government of Canada has updated the emergency status for Jamaica on a travel advisory due to a continued high level of violent crime. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency effective until October 19, 2019 for Clarendon parish and St Catherine parish. Further, a state […]

Jamaicans.com: Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean news stories you missed the week ending July 5th, 2019

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From Jamaicans.com POPULATION OF JAMAICA GETTING OLDERJamaica had a second consecutive year of negative population growth in 2018, according to the Planning Institute’s Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ). The population was measured an estimated 2.7 million people in 2018. This number was attributed to the fact of a trade-off of 33,100 births and 18.900 deaths […]

Jamaica starts the year with record breaking arrival numbers

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From Travel Pulse WHY IT RATES: The island of Jamaica continues to be a favorite vacation spot for travelers headed to the Caribbean. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the […]

Cartagena Tourism Association joins CHTA as first new destination in 15 years

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MIAMI (April 16, 2019) – Cartagena, the colonial port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, joined the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) as its 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years.   COTELCO Cartagena, a chapter of Colombia’s hotel and tourism […]

Destinations of the week

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Haunted Destinations to Visit on Vacation Dwindling daylight combined with cooler temperatures in the northern hemisphere make autumn the perfect time to explore a new city. Shrouded by legends of the paranormal, these destinations are haunted by real histories that continue to attract ghost hunters and curious travelers alike. From eerie hotels to haunted mansions, […]

JAMAICA: Jamaicans urged to make buildings earthquake resistant

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By Deandrea Hamilton From Magnetic Media TV Montego Bay, October 13, 2018 – Jamaica – Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.  He said that while seismic activity throughout the Caribbean since the start of the year […]

Jamaica: Hotel entertainment coordinator charged with the rape of female guests

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From Jamaica Gleaner Detectives attached to the St James Criminal Investigations Branch have charged the entertainment coordinator who allegedly raped two female visitors at the RIU hotel in Montego Bay, St James. Twenty-four-year-old Demar Dowe Scott, otherwise called ‘Ninja’, of Comfort district in Manchester, is charged with illegal possession of firearm, two counts of assault […]

Arts Festival in Jamaica to expose budding artists across the Caribbean

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By Howard Campbell From South Florida Caribbean News MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Next March (2019) when Oniel Cunningham and his business partners launch CARICS international Fine Arts Festival in Montego Bay, they hope to expose budding artists in the tourist city and Caribbean. An architect by profession, Cunningham has been an art lover for many years […]

Expedia highlights Jamaican mobile demand growth during JAPEX 2018

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From South Florida Caribbean News Montego Bay, Jamaica – Expedia Group™ participated in this year’s Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), which took place September 23-25. The Expedia Group market management team took advantage of this annual event to meet with lodging partners, talk strategy and showcase the latest data findings that are key to travel partner’s […]

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 […]