Tag: Jamaica


Jamaica’s Olympic Gold Medalist Briana Williams Makes New Move

Jamaica’s Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Briana Williams has made the decision to switch her coach from former Trinidadian athlete Ato Boldon to a new coaching setup at Titans International Track Club. Boldon was responsible for helping Williams to hone her athletic skills at an early age. She won various athletic events, including double gold at the World Under-20 Championships […]


Jamaica — Tourism Earnings To Exceed US$4 Billion This Year

Jamaica’s tourism earnings are expected to be “significantly higher” this year, exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels, says Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “We are looking now at earning in excess of US$4 billion this year, which would exceed 2019 figures by US$500 million to US$600 million,” he noted. He said that visitors’ arrival, including from cruises, are projected to be above three million, which is similar […]


Jamaica Looking To Tap Into Golf Tourism

Jamaica is looking to revitalize and tap into the potential of the sport of golf to attract visitors to the island, to boost the tourism industry and economy. The global golf tourism market, where people take trips with the main purpose of playing the sport, is valued over US$17 billion, according to the International Association of Golfing Tour Operators (IAGTO). […]


Public Order Must Be Taken Seriously – Minister Bartlett

Jamaicans are being urged to take public order seriously, as blatantly disregarding it poses an existential threat to both tourism and the wider community. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett made the appeal while addressing stakeholders in Negril, following the recent unveiling of a new welcome sign in the resort town. Mr. Bartlett said disregard for public order is currently the […]


The Jamaica Tallawahs Stops Barbados Royals’ In Its Track

The Jamaica Tallawahs have stopped the Barbados Royals’ in its track in heading for qualification in the playoff at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a shellacking to give the Bajan side their first defeat of the season on Thursday at the Queen’s Park Oval. The Tallawahs won in the nick of time by 6 runs on Duckworth/Lewis in what turned […]


Reggae Girlz Captain Shaw Says Learning Experience From Two Match Tour Loss

Jamaica Reggae Girlz captain Khadijah Shaw has labeled the just concluded two-match tour of South Korea as a valuable learning experience, despite the team losing both matches. Following a 1-0 loss to their Asian counterparts on Saturday, the team closed out the tour with a 2-0 defeat on Wednesday.  Despite the results, the tour that was earmarked as an opportunity […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 3,283

Six more COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the country’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 3,283. The health authorities also confirmed 73 more cases of the disease on Friday. These cases were detected in 528 samples, for an infection rate of 14.2 percent. The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that there […]


Jamaica Wins Top Prizes at World Travel Awards

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that while brand Jamaica has traditionally done well on the international stage, receiving several accolades at the World Travel Awards during an ongoing pandemic was a major milestone. Speaking to reporters following the 29th World Travel Awards held at Sandals Montego Bay on August 31, Mr. Bartlett said it was a reminder that […]


Jamaica’s NIR Shows Increase

There was a US$90 million increase in Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) in July. At the end of the month, the reserves were at US$3.75 billion. The NIR was valued at just over 24 weeks of goods and services imports.  Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! Click  https://www.bonfire.com/one-love-72/?fbclid=IwAR2bod-XSyrCPutOwG_SMnKiInk6Bqe2kCtjBsAFISqHluQcujrF2UUkFew Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan […]


Spirit Airlines Set To Increase Service To Jamaica

U.S.-based Spirit Airlines is increasing service to Jamaica with direct nonstop flights between Connecticut and Montego Bay. The service will begin on December 15 this year and operate four times weekly. Delano Seiveright, the Senior Strategist in the Tourism Ministry, says the new flight will boost the number of gateways to Jamaica.  Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today […]