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Timeshare Vacations Bill Piloted by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill

Mr Speaker it is my pleasure to start the debate on the Timeshare Vacations Bill.

As you know Jamaica is keen on developing a more sophisticated tourism product, one that also embraces the timeshare/vacation ownership market.  

Research has shown that Vacation Ownership is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global hospitality industry, and that there is a huge and...

Remarks by the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment at the official opening of Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, Discovery Bay, St. Ann on Saturday, December 7, 2013

SALUTATIONS:

  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Damion Crawford
  • Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Ms. Jennifer Griffith
  • His Worship the Mayor of St Ann, Councillor Desmond Gilmore
  • Chairmen of the Boards of the Tourism Enhancement Fund,...

Remarks for Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill Minister of Tourism and Entertainment at the launch of Peter Simon’s Reggae Bloodlines Photo Exhibition Thursday, February 28, 2013 at PULS8, Kingston

SALUTATIONS….

Members of the media, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen…good evening.

I am delighted to have been invited to the launch of the “Reggae Bloodlines” photo exhibition as well as being asked to declare the exhibition officially open.

As Minister of Tourism and Entertainment I am even more pleased to welcome back to our shores...

SECTORAL PRESENTATION 2014-2015 PRESENTED BY HON. DAMION CRAWFORD, MP MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND ENTERTAINMENT JUNE 10, 2014

Theme: Progressing on the Path of Progress

Salutations

Mr. Speaker, I am honored to make this, my third contribution to the Sectoral Debate. I thank the Honourable Prime Minister for her confidence in my ability to carry out the duties as State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment. I accept this...

Remarks by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, The Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill at the launch of the Russian & Spanish Languages Skills Training Programme for Tourism Workers, November 21, 2013

SALUTATIONS:

  • Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Mr. Clyde Harrison
  • Mr. Paul BadreSingh, Director of Corporate Services,  Tourism Product Development Company, TPDCo.
  • Mrs. Evelyn Smith, President, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association
  • Mr. Daniel Grizzle, member of the Negril Resort Board
  • ...

Remarks by Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, at the Commissioning Ceremony of the Hyperbaric Chamber at the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory, St. Ann on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I am very pleased to be participating in the commissioning of this new Hyperbaric Chamber, which plays a vital role in the treatment of scuba diving accidents on behalf of the emergency health services. The chamber is a substantial investment in our drive towards promoting dive tourism, while assisting the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory in executing its role and meeting its objectives. 

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