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Atlanta Fire Department to train 15 firefighters from Montego Bay, Jamaica


Montego Bay’s Mayor Homer Davis (centre), along with Chief of the Atlanta Fire and Rescue (2nd right) pose for a photograph with (L-R) Montego Bay Councilor Dwight Crawford, Chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee Fred Smith, Deputy Chief of Atlanta’s Fire and Rescue Dr Byron Kennedy and Chairman of the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Dr Yvonne Smith. Photo by Derrick Scott

By Derrick Scott

ATLANTA, USA — The Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department has offered to train 15 firefighters from the St James Fire Department in Jamaica, in an extensive six-week training program in Atlanta, Georgia.

The offer was announced by Atlanta’s Fire Chief, Randall Slaughter, during a meeting with mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and his delegation, at the fire…

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Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica


Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Homer Davis (2nd from right) receives a warm welcome from City of Atlanta Director of International Affairs, Vanessa Ibarra, at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities, on Saturday, 29th September, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. Sharing in the occasion from L to R, Fred Smith, Chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee; Alrene Richards-Barr, Director of International Affairs, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport; and Chairman of Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Dr Yvonne Smith. (Photo Derrick Scott)

By Derrick Scott

WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission,…

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Piers Morgan on the joys of the haven that is Jumby Bay, Antigua


The most dreaded words in my life are ‘closed for refurbishment’.

Whenever they apply to my favourite hotels, restaurants, bars or shops, they inevitably signify the end of something I love and the beginning of something I will loathe with a deep intensity.

In my professional world, I crave change and unpredictability because I’m in the news business.

For the past decade, Piers says he has regularly returned to Jumby Bay in Antigua for an August summer 'lads' holiday with his three sons. He's pictured here taking a dip in the water from the comfort of a chair on the resort's main beach

For the past decade, Piers says he has regularly returned to Jumby Bay in Antigua for an August summer ‘lads’ holiday with his three sons. He’s pictured here taking a dip in the water from the comfort of a chair on the resort’s main beach

Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island off the coast of the mainland with 40 hotel suites and 50 private homes. It was previously run by Rosewood Resorts but it is now managed by the Oetker Collection, which has refurbed it

Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island off the coast of the mainland with 40 hotel suites and 50 private homes. It was previously run by Rosewood Resorts but it is now managed by the Oetker Collection, which has refurbed it

Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island off the coast of the mainland with 40 hotel suites and 50 private homes. It was previously run by Rosewood Resorts but it…

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On the Beach in Montego Bay


By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joani Zaccaro, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?

Send it to news@caribjournal.com, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

And tell us where you’re from!

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week.

— CJ


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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Store Bay, Tobago


By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ishmael Baptiste, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at Store Bay on the island of Tobago.

Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?

Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

And tell us where you’re from!

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week!

— CJ


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WestJet’s Swoop announces Montego Bay as first Caribbean destination


Swoop, WestJet’s ultra low-cost carrier, has announced its first Caribbean destination.

From December 16, Swoop will begin flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

The twice-weekly service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) begins December 16, 2018 through to April 24, 2019.

“The addition of Montego Bay to our network is another important milestone,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Many Canadians of Jamaican origin live in the Toronto area, which makes this new route ideal for connecting friends, family and loved ones, as does the vacation appeal of replacing ten feet of snow with ten miles of white sand beaches this winter.”

“We are very excited to see Swoop continue to grow and expand its route offerings,” said…

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