Taste of the Caribbean Award Winners

June 12-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency Miami
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2015 Winners - Taste of the Caribbean.

WINNER – CARIBBEAN NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bahamas

GOLD MEDALS
Bahamas, 
Barbados Bonaire
Jamaica
Puerto Rico

SILVER MEDALS
Anguilla
BVI
St. Lucia
Suriname
USVI

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JHTA, Partners, To Host Networking Event

Kingston, Jan. 14, 2015:
The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) is collaborating with several public and private sector partners to strengthen linkages between the tourism industry and local manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the sector.

The initiative is a "Speed Networking Event" to be presented by the JHTA and joint hosts, the Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment, the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation. Sandals Resorts International is a sponsor.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Half Moon Resort, will help participants "hit the ground running in 2015" as they make contacts and negotiate business contracts, JHTA President, Nicola Madden-Greig has said.

Noting that the JHTA and Jamaica Tourist Board-hosted annual tourism industry marketplace, Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEx) has for the past three years welcomed exhibitors from the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Mrs. Madden-Greig said that "the Speed Networking Event will complement that opportunity".

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IMF Newsletter for the Caribbean Region: Caribbean Corner - Issue 3, April 2015

Please see link to the Third Edition of The Caribbean Corner, the IMF newsletter for the Caribbean Region, which has been released and can be found HERE 

Hearts For Hanover Charities - 2015 Sugar Cane Valentines Ball To Celebrate Hollywood Glitz & Glamour

It is that time again when Hanover Charities host their very special event, the Sugar Cane Ball, this year being celebrated on Valentines Day Saturday, February 14 - at the iconic Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

A fixture on the international and local social scene, which sees the good and the great gathering from all over the World - the 2015 Sugar Cane Ball, now in its 58th outing, will celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Last year, Hanover Charities broke its own records and raised over US$230,000 in the single night, so the pressure is on!

Says Chair of Hanover Charities and this year's Co-Chair for the Sugar Cane Ball Katrin Casserly "The majority of our funds are raised from the Silent Auction items for the Ball, which are always unique and one-off, gathered by the very generous homeowners of Round Hill and Tryall. Last year they outdid themselves and promise to do so again for Valentines!"

Co-Chair of Hanover Charities and also this year's Sugar Cane Ball, Jennifer Flanagan of Tryall adds" We were beyond thrilled with the generosity of the party goers last year. Our dedicated committee members and their neighbours at Round Hill and Tryall want to see our many projects continue & grow so we are really looking forward to seeing what they have for us this year"

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