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Jamaica to Ramp up COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Jamaica to Ramp up COVID-19 Testing Capacity

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has revealed that urgent steps are being taken to ramp up Jamaica’s COVID-19 testing capacity, amid reports of expected changes in testing requirements by one of the country’s largest tourism source markets – the United States of America. “Like all other nations, we understand the need […]

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Regional Caribbean Tourism Policymakers Connect with Caribbean Political Leaders in the Diaspora

Regional Caribbean Tourism Policymakers Connect with Caribbean Political Leaders in the Diaspora

[BRIDGETOWN, Barbados] – Regional Caribbean tourism stakeholders and political leaders of Caribbean heritage in the diaspora will explore ways to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19 in an online discussion organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency. The forum will bring together political leaders and influencers in the United States […]

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Jamaica Diaspora to Host Citizen Safety Town Hall Meeting

Jamaica Diaspora to Host Citizen Safety Town Hall Meeting

Diaspora Citizen Safety Town Hall Meeting features Jamaica’s Police Commissioner Antony Anderson [SOUTH FLORIDA] – A Jamaica Diaspora Citizen Safety town hall under the theme: “The plan for the sustainable reduction of crime in Jamaica” is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 6 PM EST. The town hall will be presented by the Consensus Monitoring & […]

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Dominican Republic: The Road to Recovery From COVID

Dominican Republic: The Road to Recovery From COVID

By: Gerelyn Terzo The year 2020 may now be in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean that the COVID-19 pandemic has disappeared. For many countries around the world, the pace of infections has ebbed and flowed, including in the Dominican Republic, where the government officials are trying feverishly to prevent a second wave of […]

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Real Estate Market in Jamaica Robust

Real Estate Market in Jamaica Robust

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Curtis Martin, Managing Director of JN Bank says despite the chaos and disruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought globally, real estate investments have remained stable for many Jamaicans throughout 2020. Mr Martin said with this reality, purchasing real estate is one of the most profitable ways through which members of the […]

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Sandals Resorts Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart Dies in Miami

Sandals Resorts Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart Dies in Miami

by Howard Campbell [MIAMI] – Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the Jamaican appliance salesman who became one of the world’s greatest hoteliers, died in Miami on January 4 at age 79. Stewart was founder of Sandals Resorts, one of the leisure industry’s leading hotel brands. His son, Adam Stewart, said his father had recently been diagnosed with […]

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New Year’s Message – Secretary General Caribbean Tourism Organization

New Year’s Message – Secretary General Caribbean Tourism Organization

New Year’s Message from Neil Walters, SG (Ag) CTO  [BRIDGETOWN, Barbados] – As we look forward to the New Year, 2021, it is very timely that we pause and reflect on the year to which we bid farewell. Certainly, 2020 was a year which highlighted many of our vulnerabilities, but more importantly, it taught us […]

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CARICOM Head Hails Strength of the Caribbean’s Public Health Approach Amidst Pandemic

CARICOM Head Hails Strength of the Caribbean’s Public Health Approach Amidst Pandemic

[LONDON] – The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community and Common Market, also known as CARICOM, issued an End of Year Message for 2020 earlier this week. The Secretary-General praised the region’s fight against COVID-19 and optimized health care services in the 15 member states and five associate member states that make up the group. Like […]

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St Kitts and Nevis Records Lowest Coronavirus Rate in Caribbean

St Kitts and Nevis Records Lowest Coronavirus Rate in Caribbean

[LONDON] – The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis boasts the lowest number of coronavirus cases amongst the Caribbean islands. According to MJS & Associates, a company in the British Virgin Islands, statistics show that the dual-island nation has the least severe rate. In a recently published update chart depicting cases in the Caribbean per 10,000 population, St Kitts and Nevis has only reported 28 […]

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Caribbean leaders gather as CCLP to discuss Peace Legislation, Climate Change and Separation of Powers for 2021

Caribbean leaders gather as CCLP to discuss Peace Legislation, Climate Change and Separation of Powers for 2021

[WASHINGTON. D.C.] – A virtual meeting was held on December 17th with Former Prime Minister of Belize the Honorable Said Musa, Former Prime Minister of Guyana the Honorable Samuel Hinds, Former Prime Minister of Grenada the Honorable Tillman Thomas, and a representative for Former Prime Minister of Haiti the Honorable Jean-Henry Ceant, all in attendance […]

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