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Island Jam to be Staged from June 25-28

United States (US), radio and television personality, Michael Baisden, will stage ‘Island JAM Take-over 2009’, in Jamaica, from June 25 to June 28, at SuperClubs Grand Lido Braco, in Trelawny. More than 650 listeners of the show in the United … Continued


JTI/ITC MOU to Promote National Export Strategy

The Government’s investment promotion agency, Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Trade Centre (ITC), to support efforts to effectively promote the National Export Strategy among local stakeholders. The Geneva, Switzerland-based ITC, … Continued


Despite Challenges, Tourism Doing Well – JTB Head

Despite the continuing fallout from the current economic meltdown, Jamaica’s tourist industry is holding its own. In April, Jamaica recorded a 5.8 per cent increase in visitor arrivals, when compared with the similar period last year. According to Chairman of … Continued


JTI to Strengthen Links with the Middle East

Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI) and the London-based Middle East Association will jointly host a reception on Tuesday (June 30), in London England, to improve the business relationship between Jamaica and the Middle East. JTI became a member of the … Continued


Tourism Poised to Create Jobs – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that Jamaica’s tourism industry, which contributes 7.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), is poised to create jobs and fill the gap left by the collapse of the bauxite/alumina sector. He … Continued


Tourism Continues to Grow – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said the tourism industry continues to experience growth in key areas, and that the demand for trained personnel in all areas of the industry is great. “As we grow our room stock, as … Continued


Three Artisan Villages to be Established

The Government has announced that three Artisan Villages are to be established in Montego Bay, St. James Ocho Rios, St. Ann and Port Antonio, Portland. The Artisan Village is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism to provide authentic Jamaican … Continued


Ministry of Tourism Stages Care Awareness Seminar

The Ministry of Tourism has increased its service and hospitality offerings to visitors to the island, with the staging of its first Care Awareness Seminar in Montego Bay, St. James for service providers. The seminar, held at the Wexford Court … Continued


Tourism Minister Highlights Growth of Sector

Despite a downturn in tourist arrivals in some countries, Jamaica ended the year 2008 with a four per cent growth over the previous year. This growth has continued into 2009, with the arrival figure for January to April 2009 also … Continued

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