Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism  students at the Western Hospitality Institute in Jamaica will present “Crescendo,” the school’s eleventh annual trade show and professional development exercise, at Seneca College in Toronto on Friday. According to a news release, the trade show and professional development exercise for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science  degree in Hospitality Management, is being held […]

Jamaican Prime Minister tells nation: ‘No reason for us to be poor’

Jamaican Prime Minister tells nation: ‘No reason for us to be poor’

KINGSTON, Jamaica  -Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has come a far way in its 55 years of political Independence. In his message to mark, Independence Day 2017 (August 6), the  prime minister said Jamaica has overcome several challenges despite the odds. “We are a tough, courageous, purposeful and determined people. We have proven over […]

Happy Birthday, Jamaica !

We take great pleasure in extending to all our Jamaican Sistren and Brethren our thunderous Birthday Greetings, on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of Independence of their homeland. We share in their joy and heartily endorse their right to express their pride in Jamaica’s many achievements and its outstanding international reputation for excellence in […]

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lamenting that young Jamaicans have never experienced economic growth in their lifetime, Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (ECG), noted that the Council is focused on building the confidence of Jamaicans. Speaking on Tuesday at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, the Jamaica-born Canadian billionaire, noted that very marginal growth for […]

Jamaicans abroad urged to take advantage of local business opportunities

Jamaicans abroad urged to take advantage  of local business opportunities

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is encouraging the Jamaican Diaspora to increase its involvement in the business prospects of Jamaica as a means of strengthening its relationship with the country. He noted that there are business opportunities in logistics, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), nutraceuticals and agriculture. These and other possible areas for engagement […]

Inadequate diaspora engagement costing Jamaica –Neville Ying

Inadequate diaspora engagement costing Jamaica –Neville Ying

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Professor Neville Ying, executive director of the Jamaica Diaspora Institute (JDI), says Jamaica’s challenge is to extend good links established with first generation diaspora Jamaicans to the succeeding generations.. “We succeeded with the older generation, but less so with the second and third generations.” he added. He noted that according to a […]

Reggae Sumfest named among the world’s top 10 festivals

Reggae Sumfest named among the world’s top 10 festivals

Canadian-based online travel agency Flight Network has named Reggae Sumfest among the top 10, on a list of 36 Global Festivals in 2017. The world-renowned reggae festival, which ranked ninth on the list, will take place from July 16-22 in Montego Bay. The list, which was compiled from events from around the world offering patrons […]

Baron a ‘ no show” at Canada Day concert

Baron a ‘ no show” at Canada Day concert

Veteran calypsonian Baron (Timothy Watkins),the “sweet soca man” hailing from Trinidad, who was billed as one of the headliners at a Canada Day concert  in  the Greater Toronto Area did not show up for the event on Saturday – to the great disappointment of his fans. Baron and Jamaican artiste Sanchez, a popular singer whose […]

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