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CTO secretary general, “Complacency puts Caribbean People, Economies at Risk”

CTO secretary general, “Complacency puts Caribbean People, Economies at Risk”

CTO secretary general Hugh Riley raised concerns during UNESCO’s tsunami awareness panel in Paris, France PARIS, France – Secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, […]

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Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell named Caribbean Finance Minister of the Year

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell named Caribbean Finance Minister of the Year

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell is crediting the IMF Structural Adjustment Programme in 2013 for the success of the Grenada economy which resulted in him being internationally recognised as the Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean. The award, from GlobalMarkets, was presented as part of […]

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IDB to Make Over US$50 Million Available a Year for Projects in Jamaica

IDB to Make Over US$50 Million Available a Year for Projects in Jamaica

Derrick Scott Washington DC – The Inter-American Development Bank is to make over US$50 million dollars a year available for investment in a number of projects in Jamaica, through its investment arm, IDB Invest. Tourism, infrastructure, transportation, ports, roads, as well as in the financial sector are the areas identified to benefit, according IDB Invest General […]

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Governor Mapp expresses concern for Trinidadians impacted by severe flooding

Governor Mapp expresses concern for Trinidadians impacted by severe flooding

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has expressed solidarity with the people of Trinidad & Tobago following the dangerous flooding that is seriously impacting residents in communities in various parts of Trinidad. “We in the Virgin Islands know all too well the struggles and the pain associated with natural disasters, as […]

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PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

Kingston, Jamaica – The Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) Jamaica members are in high gear preparing for travel to Accra, Ghana for the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the All-African People’s Conference (AAPC@60) and the PAFM Pre-Congress. The commemoration is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from Saturday December 8 to Thursday December 13, 2018. […]

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Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre today announced the Board of Directors including the Chairman of the Board, former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai. The announcement was made by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Centre. Dr. Rifai […]

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JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

KINGSTON, Jamaica – JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched a campaign in their overseas markets, in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Between October 19 and 25, JN Money customers can donate to the Jamaica Cancer Society’s (JCS)- Reach To Recovery, whenever they visit a JN Money branch in the United States, Canada, the […]

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JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has appointed an Honorary Investment Advisor that will increase business between Jamaica and India, and will promote  Jamaica’s export and investment opportunities. JAMPRO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAFT) officially signed the partnership with Dr Murthy Devarabhotla, Managing Director of Tudor Management Consultants, at JAMPRO’s Head Office on […]

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DDL and Government of Guyana Implementing Public Private Partnership

DDL and Government of Guyana Implementing Public Private Partnership

Public Private Partnership in Guyana to develop milk, local juice industries GUYANA – The Government of Guyana and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have agreed to examine the implementation of a private/public partnership to develop the local dairy industry to provide for milk and dairy products. The partnership will also seek to expand local juice production […]

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Jamaican delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Jamaican delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Cannes, France – As part of the Business of Sustainability for Studios (BOSS) project, JAMPRO and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), led representatives from eight animation and film/TV production studios to the Marché International des Programmes de Communication (MIPCOM) content trade show in Cannes, France. The delegation is the first from Jamaica to attend […]

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