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Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman John Lynch Receives National Honor for Contribution to Tourism

Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman John Lynch Receives National Honor for Contribution to Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) John Lynch has been honored for his sterling service to the development of the Tourism Industry in the Caribbean. Lynch was among 257 prominent and gallant Jamaicans who were presented with national honors and awards for outstanding contribution to the country’s development through their service […]

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JAMPRO to host BPO investment mission with Nearshore Americas

JAMPRO to host BPO investment mission with Nearshore Americas

Kingston, Jamaica –  JAMPRO, in partnership with Outsourcing authority Nearshore Americas, will be hosting an investment promotion mission to encourage more investment in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. The mission, to be hosted on October 19-21, 2017, will introduce investors to the current business opportunities available in Jamaica for the BPO sector. Senior BPO […]

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Jamaica to receive US$20 billion of new investment over 3 years

Jamaica to receive US$20 billion of new investment over 3 years

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON,  D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Minister Audley Shaw says Jamaica will see an injection of over US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Small State Forum at the headquarters of […]

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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Community come together for Hurricane Relief efforts

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Community come together for Hurricane Relief efforts

ST. KITTS – Two historic storms passed within miles of St. Kitts last month; Hurricane Irma to the north, and Hurricane Maria to the south, St. Kitts was spared the worst. With minimal damage to both Ross University campuses and the island, students, faculty and staff have come together to support one another, their sister […]

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Hon. Audley Shaw named ‘Finance Minister of the Year’ for the Caribbean

Hon. Audley Shaw named ‘Finance Minister of the Year’ for the Caribbean

Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw was awarded the Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean 2016 by GlobalMarkets Newspaper at GlobalMarkets Annual Awards Reception at Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC. on Saturday, October 14. Minister Shaw was among fifteen other finance ministers […]

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Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry

Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett said “we can no longer ignore or give insufficient attention to the imminent threat of pandemics and, if we fail to do so, world tourism faces a myriad of global challenges in the event of a world pandemic”. Addressing the International […]

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US Virgin Islands to make headway on power restoration

US Virgin Islands to make headway on power restoration

Linemen arriving in US Virgin Islands to support goal of 90 percent power by Christmas U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Power restoration in the US Virgin Islands is ramping up with the arrival of more linemen in the Territory. Speaking to reporters at Government House, St. Croix on Friday, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced that 60 linemen began […]

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Grants and Angel Investments unlock agribusiness potential in the Caribbean

Grants and Angel Investments unlock agribusiness potential in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –  Known for its spices and nutmeg production, Grenada offers great opportunities for agribusiness entrepreneurs willing to take risks and embark on a new business. Stephanie Ryan is one of them. In 2015, she and her partner Jim Jardine launched Summer Ltd, a company that produces healthy beverages from tropical fruits available on […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Governor, Mapp asks Congress for $5.5 Billion

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor, Mapp asks Congress for $5.5 Billion

Estimate includes funding for new schools, restoring utilities and repairing hospitals ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The cost to rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday. In a letter forwarded to congressional leaders, the Governor outlined the […]

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Abuse of Hurricane Fund in St. Kitts and Nevis to be investigated

Abuse of Hurricane Fund in St. Kitts and Nevis to be investigated

St. Kitts and Nevis Opposition leader says 4,000 passports in 6 months puts pressure on Citizenship by Investment Programme Basseterre, St. Kitts  – Former prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said Tuesday investigations will be carried out into any abuse of monies channelled into the recently announced […]

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