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Tag Archives: Jamaica

Caribbean Festivals in July you shouldn’t miss

  Everyone needs a good vacation from time to time. Vacations are perfect for rest, pleasure, or a getaway from everyday routine. The Caribbean offers sceneries that calm the mind and body filling you with experiences that will last a lifetime. Caribbean weather is agreeable to most and a variety of side attractions guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Clear beaches …

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Jamaica welcomes 1.7 million visitors already in 2019

Jamaica is definitely making great returns from its tourism sector as reported by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett said this year sees his country get the highest number of visitors it has seen in the first four months of the year. The figures stand at 1.7 million and together they spent a total of $1.25 billion. He …

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All about Jamaica Carnival 2019 [Pictures]

Is there ever a thing like too many carnivals? We can all come to a consensus on that, the answer is ‘No’. We all want to have fun every day and Jamaica is making sure of that with its Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival, the youngest in the country. This festival is one of a kind as it kicked off in February …

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Jamaica keeps breaking low unemployment records

Carol Coy, the Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica announced in January that the country has broken a new record by achieving its lowest unemployment rate ever. As reported by Caribbean360 Coy said, “After record-low unemployment rates of 8.4 percent in July and 8.7 percent in October 2018, the unemployment in January 2019 declined to a new low …

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Happiest countries in the Caribbean 2019

The latest World Happiness Report is out and we have brought you the happiest countries in the Caribbean based on this report. A total of 156 countries out of the 195 countries in the world were studied based on certain factors. The factors include healthcare, income, the standard of living, GDP per capita, security, corruption levels, happiness, and emotional negativity …

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Veteran Jamaican broadcaster, Dorraine Samuels, is dead

Veteran Jamaican broadcaster, Dorraine Samuels, has died after losing a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 59 at the time of her death and her death has brought many to tears. The news of her death was broken by her longtime employer, RJR/Gleaner Communications Group. The company said it was indeed saddened by her death. She had only recently undergone …

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US President meets with five Caribbean Leaders

A press release from the White House has said that President Trump met with five Caribbean leaders on Friday at the Mar-a-Lago. Part of the agenda discussed was China and Venezuela. The press release said the US President met with leaders of Jamaica, The Bahamas, Haiti, Saint Lucia, and the Dominican Republic. President Trump’s meeting among other things was arranged …

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Jamaica making major breakthrough in Tourism sector

This year is spelling great income for the tourism industry in Jamaica. In just three months into the year, the country has already grossed 1 million visitors and $800 million in income. The Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, disclosed the figures at the opening of the Grand-A-View Restaurant and Event Center. The center is the newest attraction in Montego Bay. The …

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Kamala Harris’ father criticizes her stereotype for Jamaicans and marijuana

The Senator from California who is in the race for the 2020 US Presidential elections, Kamala Harris, seems to be getting lots of criticisms in recent times, the latest from her own father. Harris was on the Breakfast Club radio show last week and seemingly, some of her comments angered her father. Professor Donald Harris, the father to the embattled …

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister says sector to create 41,000 new jobs by 2022

Edmund Bartlett, the Jamaican Tourism Minister in a recent report said that his sector is expected to churn out about 41,000 jobs by 2022. He based his projection on the construction boom currently experienced by Jamaica. According to his report, additional 18,157 hotel rooms will be constructed in the country. This number will require more employees since there is an …

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