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  • Photo of Jamaica to host UN tourism conference

    Jamaica to host UN tourism conference

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is celebrating sustainable tourism this year, and Jamaica is to host the major event on the programme – the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. The Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed that the event will be staged between November 27 and 29 in the city of Montego Bay. The United Nations General Assembly…

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  • Photo of USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    FAJARDO, Puerto Rico, Sunday October 2, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) yesterday signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in a landmark move to bolster energy efficiency in the Caribbean’s hotel sector, the largest electricity consumer sector in the region. The agreement, which was signed during…

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  • Photo of Clean energy entrepreneurs trained at boot camps

    Clean energy entrepreneurs trained at boot camps

    Some 163 clean energy entrepreneurs have been trained at three boot camps hosted by the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC). The programme, which offers mentorship and guidance to entrepreneurs in the field of clean energy, is now inviting more companies to be a part of their upcoming boot camp in Antigua and Barbuda from September 27 to 29. The deadline…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Athletes at Rio  Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    CARICOM Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    In a congratulatory message to the athletes from CARICOM Member States at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CARICOM Secretary-General. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated their performance has demonstrated that the Region had the capacity to lead the world in any sphere, provided that the necessary discipline, commitment and focus” were applied. Full  text of message below:   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Jamaica at 54

    CARICOM congratulates Jamaica at 54

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Jamaica on its 54th Anniversary of Independence and pledged continued support for the country’s efforts to achieve even greater levels of development.   In the congratulatory message to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr. Andrew Holness, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque noted the country’s impressive strides in its development since independence in 1962, made through the…

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  • Photo of Montego Bay, Nassau among cities with ‘intelligent solutions’ – IDB

    Montego Bay, Nassau among cities with ‘intelligent solutions’ – IDB

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Cities in two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are among the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) guide of more than 50 examples of cities around the globe that have implemented intelligent solutions. Montego Bay in Jamaica and Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, are included in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean dealing with accelerated and…

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  • Photo of Jamaica participates in clinical trials for Zikv

    Jamaica participates in clinical trials for Zikv

    Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV). Addressing a Ministry of Health/Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Parish Town Hall Meeting at the Sandy Bank Primary School in St. Elizabeth on July 21, the Minister…

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  • Photo of Discussions between Jamaica and T&T to strengthen bonds – PM Holness

    Discussions between Jamaica and T&T to strengthen bonds – PM Holness

    Bilateral discussions between Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are expected to result in robust initiatives that will lead to increased co-operation, and the promotion of improved trade relations. This is the sentiment expressed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who is hosting his Trinidadian counterpart, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, on an official four-day visit.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Ministers continue talks – Bilateral Meeting Positive – PM Holness

    Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Ministers continue talks – Bilateral Meeting Positive – PM Holness

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, on July 18, has led to a deeper understanding of critical issues between the two countries. Making a brief statement at the Office of the Prime Minister following the meeting, Mr. Holness said he and…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister

    Jamaica Welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, and Mrs. Sharon Rowley, arrived in Jamaica today (July 17) for a four-day official visit. They were met at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by a welcoming party led by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister,…

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