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UK and Canada React Angrily to US Tariffs on Bombardier

The US Department of Commerce imposed preliminary tariffs of up to 219 per cent after Boeing alleged the Canadian aircraft maker had been able to sell its regional C Series jets at below cost in the US because of subsidies from the UK and Canadian governments. Theresa May, the British prime minister, said her government […]

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KLE In Drive To Market Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records As Premier Destination For An Authentic Experience

K.L.E. Group Limited (KLE) has advised that T&R Restaurants Limited (trading as FranJam), which is an affiliate company of KLE Group Limited, has signed its first overseas franchise agreement. The deal was struck with a UK company to operate fifteen (15) Tracks & Records Jamaican themed restaurants in the United Kingdom. The development of each […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

More Local Investment In European Plan (EP) Hotels Along The ‘Hip Strip’ Needed – Bartlett

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is calling for more local investment in European Plan (EP) hotels along Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay, St. James, popularly known as the ‘Hip Strip’. Addressing members of the Montego Bay business sector in the city on July 28, the Minister said while he is not discouraging local […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Gastronomic Tourism Identified As A Medium For Diversifying The Jamaican Tourism Product

According to the 2012 United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report, 88.2 per cent of persons “consider that gastronomy is a strategic element defining the brand and image of their destination.” The report notes that territory is the backbone of gastronomic offerings and is an element that differentiates, and is the source of local identity. […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Barbados Reporting 17 Per Cent Increase In Visitor Arrivals From The United States – Sealy

Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is reporting that the island recorded a 17 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the United States market for the year so far compared to the same period last year, which he attributed to the partnership the island has with low-cost US-based carrier JetBlue. The Canadian and Caribbean […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Karisma Hotels Expanding Room Capacity In Jamaica With US$27 Million NCB Corporate Banking Loan

Azul Sensatori Jamaica, owned and operated by Karisma Hotels is expanding its room capacity in Jamaica and has completed the structuring of a US$27 million loan with National Commercial Bank’s Corporate Banking Division (CDB) for the expansion of the Azul Sensatori Hotel in Negril. A renowned leader in international hospitality management with properties across the […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Cut Taxes On Air Travel Tickets To Foster Greater Intra-Regional Travel – Mitchell

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell who is also the new CARICOM chairman, has called for a cut in taxes on air travel tickets as part of measures he says are needed in the region to help foster greater intra-regional travel and close what he labeled the political distance between CARICOM and its citizens. Transportation […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Yes The Government Has Drastically Reduced Its Subsidy To Caribbean Airlines – Imbert

Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister Colm Imbert has disclosed that the Government has drastically reduced its subsidy to Caribbean Airlines (CAL) by hundreds of millions of dollars, indicating that Government subsidy to CAL in 2016 was TT$28.9 million, compared to the over TT$3 billion in subsidies the former People’s Partnership government provided to CAL during […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

185,873 Stopover Arrivals For January 2017, 3.5% Over The 179,559 Recorded January 2016 -JTB

Data published by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), revealed that for the 12 months ending January 2017, total stopover arrivals amounted to 2.2 million relative to 2.1 million for the similar period of 2016. The continued improvements are largely due to increased visitors from the USA, Canadian and European markets, facilitated by an increase in […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months