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AFRICA | Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insights

Protests against racism have erupted around the globe in recent weeks, sparked by the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota, in the United States. This act of racial violence serves as a timely reminder of the racial inequalities that persist for black people around the world, African diasporas being no exception.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

JAMAICA | Help needed for craft traders and others in sector says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 25, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips says the plight of craft vendors across the island must be urgently addressed as the economic fallout from the Coronavirus has left them and their families without critical support.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Preparations in High Gear for the Reopening of Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

MONTEGO BAY,  June 6, 2020 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has lauded local tourism partners for the high level of preparation evident in key sub-sectors of the tourism industry to protect tourism workers and visitors from the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ahead of the phased reopening of the sector.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | COVID-19-Resilient Corridor Established For Tourists

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, June 5, 2020 - As the Government makes plans to resume operations within the tourism industry come June 15, the Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-resilient corridor”, restricting the movement of visitors to the Northern end of the island.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Opening the economy, June too soon!

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica May 17, 2020 - I was pleasantly surprised at first when I saw the recent Sandals advertisement on MSNBC, announcing the opening of its flagship Jamaican product, and was moved with a sense of awkward pride. Pride in a brand that is the embodiment of unparalleled excellence and refinement, unmatched by any first world tourism product.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Opinion

Jamaica In Dialogue With Key Tourism Partners

KINGSTON, March 24, 2020 - Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) will be charged with driving the recovery of tourism in Jamaica and elsewhere in the region post COVID-19.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Port Royal Welcomes First Cruise Ship

KINGSTON, January 21, 2020 - The historic town of Port Royal, in Kingston, welcomed its first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery II, on Monday, at the newly constructed Port Royal Cruise Port, constructed by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in an effort to expand cruise tourism to Kingston.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism
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