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Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says,  “despite massive growth projections for global travel and tourism, the small and medium tourism enterprises in tourism-dependent nations are yet to reap the full benefits tourism ought to provide”. “As we observe tourism’s impact on the global economy and celebrate the contribution this […]

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Jamaican films win top awards at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

Jamaican films win top awards at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

Palm Bay – As the curtains came down on the CaribbeanLens Film Festival in Hollywood, California, Jamaican filmmakers were in the spotlight with “70 x Seven”, a BarriVision Films production winning Best Inspirational Film and “Hill and Gully” by New York based Jamaican filmmaker Patrice Johnson, copping the Best Feature Film award. The annual festival, hosted […]

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Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

BARBADOS – Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands Government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations.  Stephen, who has been reviewing the financial outlook of the U.S. Virgin Islands in light of Puerto Rico’s financial challenges, described the measures taken by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp […]

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Hot Temps, Food & Music Graced Jamaican Jerk Fest in DC

Hot Temps, Food & Music Graced Jamaican Jerk Fest in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The second staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, DC took place Sunday, June 18th attracting over six thousand guests at its new venue, the Festival Lawn at RFK Stadium (Lot 6). The fun-filled day offered mouthwatering jerk food selections from various vendors, an interactive Kidz Zone, Jerk Cook-off Pavilion and a […]

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Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and travel, and encourages […]

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Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

MIAMI BEACH – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has been invited to make a special presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, in Miami Beach to further support the twinning of the City of Miami Beach with the resort town of Negril, Jamaica. Minister Bartlett, who first made the […]

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Feel the Vibe of Jamaica’s Laidback Capital of Casual, Negril

Feel the Vibe of Jamaica’s Laidback Capital of Casual, Negril

A Peek Inside Places to Stay and Things to See and Do in Negril, Jamaica  Negril, Jamaica – Set along the western tip of Jamaica is the beach resort town of Negril. Known for its natural beauty, travelers will live out their day dreams with an insta-worthy landscape awash in crystal clear warm waters and miles […]

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The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park to celebrate its grand opening

The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park to celebrate its grand opening

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar will host world-renowned recording artists together under a brand-new, world-class amphitheater,  The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park for a free concert celebrating its grand opening and Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The celebratory grand opening event will unveil to residents, visitors, civic leaders, […]

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Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage Launches HIPAA Compliant Marijuana Delivery Service Partnership with PROPER RX, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.”  OAKLAND – Morgan Heritage is now in the cannabis delivery service in partnership with Proper Rx, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.” The name Morgan is historically synonymous with generational reggae music, and prestigious accolades such as the […]

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2017 Hero CPL Tickets are now on sale in South Florida

2017 Hero CPL Tickets are now on sale in South Florida

LAUDERHILL – Tickets for the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket matches that will be taking place in the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill on the August 5th and 6th  2017, are now available to purchase from 18 outlets across South Florida. Hero CPL’s matches last year brought the “Biggest Party […]

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