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Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism eyeing St. Mary for Sustainable Tourism Development

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism eyeing St. Mary for Sustainable Tourism Development

KINGSTON, Jamaica  –  The parish of St. Mary has been earmarked by Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett as another potential area for sustainable tourism development under the reimaging exercise. Rich in cultural history ranging from Jamaica’s Taino and maroon heritage, St. Mary also offers several elements that can be used to develop the area into […]

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I.AM. Jet Centre Set To Improve Saint Lucia’s Aviation Experience

I.AM. Jet Centre Set To Improve Saint Lucia’s Aviation Experience

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Invest Saint Lucia, the island’s investment promotion agencies, is pleased to announce yet another of its efforts coming to fruition.  Thanks to their competent and diligent hard work, Saint Lucia’s tourism industry is on the receiving end of yet another remarkable investment opportunity, that of the I.AM. Jet Centre. Under the […]

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2020 Presidential Candidates to Speak at the 25th Anniversary Essence Festival

2020 Presidential Candidates to Speak at the 25th Anniversary Essence Festival

Candidates Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren Set to Engage with the Largest Cultural, Entertainment & Empowerment Festival and Largest Annual Gathering of Black Women in the Nation NEW ORLEANS – ESSENCE Communications, Inc. announced that the 2019 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola will host exclusive keynote conversations with five of […]

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Usain Bolt & Glen Christian to be honored at the American Friends of Jamaica Gala

Usain Bolt & Glen Christian to be honored at the American Friends of Jamaica Gala

NEW YORK – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) has announced their 2019 International Humanitarian Award New York recipients: Dr. The Honorable Usain Bolt, 8 Times Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder and Dr. The Honorable Glenford Christian, Founder & Chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies. The awards will be presented at the 2019 […]

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Jamaica Tourist Board Committed to the Diaspora

Jamaica Tourist Board Committed to the Diaspora

Jamaica Tourist Board Reaffirms Commitment To The Diaspora Through Partnership of 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has reaffirmed its commitment to the Diaspora with the partnership support of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, recently. Organized by the Ministry of […]

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Diaspora Says Jamaica Should Become A STEM Island

Diaspora Says Jamaica Should Become A STEM Island

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Marlon Lindsay, a Jamaican entrepreneur, based in the United States is suggesting that Jamaica should strive to become a  science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) island, as the country would benefit if Jamaicans were to go in that direction. Mr Lindsay, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tech Trep in Utah made […]

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Universities Partner to Address Physician Diversity in the U.S.

Universities Partner to Address Physician Diversity in the U.S.

Ross University School of Medicine and Dillard University Partner to Address Physician Diversity in the U.S. NEW ORLEANS – The United States is facing a significant absence of diversity in medicine, and the disproportionately low numbers of African-American doctors is causing negative health outcomes in communities across the country. Reflecting its commitment to improve diversity […]

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Caribbean Airlines Cargo Interlines With Alaska Airlines

Caribbean Airlines Cargo Interlines With Alaska Airlines

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago – Caribbean Airlines Cargo has entered into an interline agreement with Alaska Airlines, which expands the airline’s cargo network by a further sixteen destinations. The arrangement enables the movement of cargo to several popular locations such as Anchorage, Hawaii, Utah, Oregon and Nevada. The airline continues to execute its mandate to […]

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Diaspora can help Jamaica to Attain Vision 2030 Development Goal

Diaspora can help Jamaica to Attain Vision 2030 Development Goal

Mixed Achievement for Vision 2030 Development Plan for Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr Wayne Henry, reported that the country has achieved, or exceeded just over a third of its targets under the Vision 2030 Development Plan for Jamaica. In another 34 percent of cases it improved its baseline performance […]

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Diaspora Urged to Upscale Infrastructure of Jamaican Schools

Diaspora Urged to Upscale Infrastructure of Jamaican Schools

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Leo Gilling, lead of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force in the United States has urged his colleagues to invest in the upgrading of the physical infrastructure of Jamaican schools, by supporting the Pledge2Build Project on the IsupportJamaica.com platform, which is powered by The Jamaica National Group. “…We are not going to have […]

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