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Bartlett Touts Jamaica as Excellent Tourism Investment Destination

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is an excellent tourism investment destination, with a plethora of opportunities available across the sector. “And it’s not just in the accommodation subsector. There are so many opportunities… in gastronomy, entertainment, culture and heritage, and health and wellness,” he pointed out. “The Government continues to champion investment for the revitalisation of existing tourism assets and the creation of new tourism infrastructure across the island,” he added. The Minister, who was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the new Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth on February 6, said that the Government continues to do its part in facilitating tourism investment “through policy, strategy, product development, human capital development as well as promotion and marketing”. “Besides, Jamaica is a spectacular place to visit and offers a host of historical, cultural and natural attractions, too numerous to mention, which entice some 4.3 million visitors to our island each year. I can assure you, there will be no shortage of visitors to fill the rooms at Ocean Coral Spring,” he said. The Spanish Hotel chain, H10, is investing US$250 million in the construction of the 1,000-room property. Work is under way and the first 500 rooms are expected to be completed by the end of the year. H10 has 50 hotels in 18 destinations. Mr. Bartlett lauded the Spanish investors for their continued belief in the island, pumping in investments amounting to some US$1.6 billion, with another US$300 million in the pipeline. “I can also safely say that about 30 per cent of the rooms built in Jamaica are the product of this Spanish investment,” he said. “Based on my many meetings with Spanish hotel interests, I know we share the importance of tourism and development. We look forward to the contribution that H10’s properties will make to the sustainable growth of Falmouth’s tourism, your integration into the town and the linkages you will foster with our business community,” he added.
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JAMAICA | First Meeting of National Security Council for 2019

KINGSTON, January 28, 2018 - The Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Mr. Fitz Jackson, on Thursday attended the first meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) for the calendar year 2019, on Thursday,  at the invitation of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

JAMAICA | Cabinet Grants Official Funeral for Former Ministers Pringle, Nelson

KINGSTON, January 21, 2019 - Cabinet has approved official funeral services for two former Government Ministers. Former Government Minister and trade unionist Dwight Nelson was accorded an official funeral during a session of Cabinet earlier this month, while former Tourism Minister Frank Pringle has also been accorded an official funeral.

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Do Black Lives Matter in Israel?

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, January 6, 2018 - The Andrew Holness led JLP administration, not unlike former Jamaica Labour Party administrations since Edward Seaga, continue to have a better than cordial relationship with the state of Israel, despite the fact that the Israelis have been hostile to Black people in general, and have displayed outright racist tendencies to black Jews, Palestinians, Africans  and all people of colour who have chosen to settle in Israel.
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