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Jamaica and T&T lead the pack as Caribbean film industry grows


Over the last year, the Caribbean has been home to some prominent film productions, among them Idris Elba’s Yardie, Sprinter, executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, an episode of the late Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and the online promo for Warner Brothers Studio’s “The Conjuring” series, “The Nun”.

These productions were shot in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, two countries leading the region in film destination marketing and the development of an indigenous Caribbean film industry.

When it comes to attracting foreign film productions, Jamaica is ahead of the pack.

In 2017/18 the island hosted three feature films, Yardie, Like Father, and The Intent 2, as well as TV shows such as Marvel’s Luke Cage, Caribbean’s Next Top Model, The Amazing Race as well as…

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Jamaica leads Caribbean with Passport to Success master trainers | News


The International Youth Foundation (IYF) in conjunction with New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) Jamaica, hosted a three-day Passport to Success (PTS) master-trainer workshop for professionals from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the MultiCare Youth Foundation at the Medallion Hotel from September 12-14, 2018.

The four trainees then went on to conduct their first ‘Train the Trainers’ sessions the following week, September 18-24.

On completion of their training, the four women – Abbigayle Grant and Dahlia Green of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Sharlene Brooks and Tameka Thorpe of the MultiCare Youth Foundation – will be certified to conduct training in PTS.

Diego Mendez, facilitator, highlighted the positive impact the master trainers will have…

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World Travel Awards reveals Caribbean and North America winners in Jamaica | News


The finest travel brands in the Caribbean and North America have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Jamaica.

The who’s who of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2018 at Sandals Montego Bay to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best.

Winners at the red-carpet reception included the paradise nation of Turks & Caicos, voted Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, while Jamaica’s captivating mix of beaches, culture, music and luxury hospitality was acknowledged with it picking up the title of Caribbean’s Leading Destination.

Miami was also in celebratory mood as it was named North America’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.

Hundreds of the leading travel industries figureheads from across the…

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Jamaica is Open for Business in New York : South Florida Caribbean News


Minster Shaw and JAMPRO Set the Stage for Attracting Foreign Investment

NEW YORK — Jamaica is open for business and its business climate remains ripe for investment were the central messages of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw during a recent luncheon themed “Doing Business with Jamaica” at the Empire Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan.

Minister Shaw was in New York City to reopen the Jamaica…

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Low-cost Canadian airline Swoop coming to Jamaica | News


Canadian low-cost airline, Swoop, is coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica as its first Caribbean sun-destination.

Swoop will operate twice-weekly flights from the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to Sangster International Airport beginning on December 16, 2018, through to April 24, 2019.

The airline will offer fares of roughly 150 Canadian dollars each way between Hamilton and Montego Bay with flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays only.

“The addition of Montego Bay to our network is another important milestone,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop, said in a media release.

“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…

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Jamaica weather: another very wet day in the forecast


Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… An area of Low Pressure west of Jamaica.

Comment…The area of Low Pressure associated with the remnants of Isaac will continue to influence weather conditions across Jamaica for much of today. Expect conditions to gradually improve tonight into tomorrow as the area of Low Pressure drifts further westward. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of some eastern and northern parishes.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
Tonight… Lingering showers across sections of eastern parishes. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston…

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