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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


Fantastic Fiona Wins Tourism’s Excellence Award

Described by her colleagues as a shining star, a true gem, an extraordinary individual, it came as no surprise that Fiona Hartley emerged winner of the National Tourism Service Excellence Awards. The pleasant, high-spirited room attendant from Beaches Boscobel Resort … Continued


Church Service to Mark Air Jamaica’s 40th Anniversary

A church service is to be held in Miramar, Florida, on Sunday, April 26, to mark the 40th anniversary of Air Jamaica’s first flight. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, will join Jamaica’s Consul-General in Miami, Sandra Grant Griffiths, Air Jamaica … Continued


Young People Urged to Take up Jobs in Tourism

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is encouraging young people to take up jobs in the tourism industry. The Minister, who was addressing the inaugural Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair held last Wednesday (April 8) at the Ritz Carlton Resort … Continued


Growth in Tourism for Winter Season

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is reporting growth in the sector since the start of the winter tourism season on December 15, 2008, despite the economic challenges facing the world. Speaking at a media briefing on Thurday March 19, at … Continued


PM Sings Praises of Sandals Foundation

Prime Minister Golding has endorsed the establishment of the new Sandals Foundation, which aims at improving the lives of residents of troubled communities through educational and environmental outreach. The Prime Minister described the foundation as “a tremendous initiative” and congratulated … Continued


Bartlett Says Government’s Tourism Strategy Working

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has said that Jamaica is one of a few countries in the world experiencing growth in tourism, despite the global economic crisis. Mr. Barlett attributed the achievement to his Ministry’s tourism strategy, when he addressed a … Continued


“Spruce-Up Jamaica” Beautifying Jamaica’s Resort Areas

Efforts to beautify Jamaica’s resort areas have been intensified under phase two of the Spruce-Up Jamaica programme. The programme, which was developed during 2008/2009, aims at providing extensive beautification work in seven parishes – St. James, Westmoreland, Trelawny, St. Ann, … Continued

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