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St. Thomas Jamaica Development Plan to be unveiled this fiscal year

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#Jamaica, April 27, 2021 – The St. Thomas Tourism Destination Development and Management Plan has been completed and will be unveiled in the 2021/2022 fiscal year.

This disclosure was made by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today (April 23) at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ held at the agency’s head office in Kingston.

“The Prime Minister had given instructions as it relates to creating St. Thomas as a new destination. The study has been done and the documents are before us,” said Mr. Bartlett. He informed that the plan has identified 51 projects for implementation over the decade to 2030, of which 40 will be led by the Ministry of Tourism.

“The destination assessment of St. Thomas identified that the parish has numerous attractions and places suitable for the development of tourist accommodation of various types, which should appeal to a wide cross-section of prospective visitors,” said the Minister.

Mr. Bartlett further pointed out that the close proximity of the parish to Kingston, especially to the Norman Manley International Airport, suggests that “considerable tourism development is possible the

He argued that the development of St. Thomas as a new tourist destination will serve as a catalyst for the wider social and economic development of the parish.

Meanwhile, the Minister informed that work is to be completed on the Negril Development Plan and the Tourism Strategy & Action Plan.

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Morgan Heritage Member dies

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Rashaed Esson

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#MorganHeritage#PeterMorgan, February 26th, 2024 – Peter Morgan, member of the Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Band Morgan Heritage, died on Sunday February 25th at the age of 46. His family made the announcement on Instagram, however the cause of his death was not mentioned. Morgan Heritage, an all family group, children to Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, was known for hits like “She’s Still loving me.”

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Jamaica Local Govt Elections held

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#LocalGovElections, February 26th, 2024 – Jamaica’s long awaited local government elections were held today February 26th, after being postponed on several occasions since November of 2020. Reports indicate that just over two million Jamaicans are eligible to vote and that the electoral system was well prepared with a total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island, open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Voters selected from 496 nominated candidates across the island. The date for results is yet to be announced

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Ariel Henry to Finalize Agreement with Kenya for Multinational Force – Could Bring Political Tensions.

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Kenya#ArielHenry, February 26th, 2024 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is flying to Nairobi Kenya on Tuesday February 27th, to finalize the paperwork with Kenyan authorities for the deployment of the multinational force. However, the legitimacy of anything he agrees to or signs is already being questioned because Haiti currently has no parliament and Henry should have demitted office since February 7.  

 

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