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TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF REGGAE SUMFEST WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016

  • Reggae Sumfest is major event on the international music calendar.
  • That this event is in its 24th year is proof that it is one of the world’s premier music festivals.
  • The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) estimates 6,000 visitors come to the island for the festival each year.
  • It has significantly enhanced Jamaica’s international profile as more...

Talking Points For Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett at the One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival Press Launch Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Knutsford Court Hotel

Salutations:

Colleague Minister, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen…good morning.

  • I am honoured to be here today to participate in the official launch of the One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival, the...

SPEAKING NOTES FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM THE HON. EDMOND BARTLETT AT THE BRITISH AIRWAYS 70TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION AT THE JAMAICA PEGASUS HOTEL 2016 JUNE 10

  • While Pan American was the first commercial airline to arrive in Jamaica in 1930, British Airways has offered the longest continual service. The first British Airways flight arrived in Jamaica in September 1946 under the banner of the British Overseas Airways Corporation.
  •  The flight was made using Lancastrian G-AGWL Star Guide with an average flying speed...

Talking Points By Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial & Food Show 2016 Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon Sunday, July 31, 2016

SALUTATIONS

  • His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica
  • Hon. William Shagoury, Custos Rotulorum, Clarendon
  • Member of the Canadian Senate, Hon. Don Meredith
  • His Worship The Mayor of Montego Bay,...

TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR JAPEX 2016 MONTEGO BAY CONVENTION CENTRE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

SALUTATIONS:

  • Master of Ceremonies...
  • Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith and other Ministry officials
  • Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, John Lynch 
  • Director of Tourism, Mr. Paul Pennicook
  • President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig,
  • ...

Talking Points For Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett at the Official Opening of the Tourism Linkages Network's Christmas in July 2016 Trade Exhibition Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston Thursday July 28, 2016

SALUTATIONS:

  • Colleague Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries,  Hon. Karl Samuda
  • Colleague Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams
  • Members of the Diplomatic corps
  • Mrs....

UNIVERSITY DIABETES OUTREACH PROGRAMME APRIL 28, 2016 OPENING SPEECH

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

I am indeed honoured that I have been invited to convey greetings here today at the opening of the University Diabetes Outreach Programme’s 22nd Annual International Diabetes Conference. I welcome you all to what I know will be an educational and informative programme with this rich combination of academics, researchers, diabetes...

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