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(L-R) His Worship the Mayor Councillor Paul Thompson; Baroness Francesca Von Habsburg, Founder of Alligator Head Foundation; Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Canada’s High Commissioner Laurie Peters about to enjoy a boat ride during the recent opening of the community based dive and non-motorized water sport facility in Portland.
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (1st right) presents a token of appreciation to Special Envoy for Japan’s EXPO 2025, Masaki Iwakura (2nd left) during a courtesy call at the Minister’s New Kingston office. Mr. Iwakura officially invited the Minister to participate in Tourism EXPO Japan, taking place this September. Sharing in the moment are Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith and Director of Tourism, Mr. Donovan White.
The Mahogany Montego Bay Dance Troupe does a traditional maypole dance during ‘Emancipendence’ celebrations at the city’s pier. Cruise Ship passengers and locals were treated to a variety of Jamaican cultural experiences to commemorate Emancipation Day on Wednesday August 1, 2018.
This expressive wood carving in a kiosk at the Harbour Street Craft Market in Montego Bay caught the attention of Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (right) and Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Godfrey Dyer as they toured the facility recently.
Pastry Chef Lincoln Peterkin (right) explains the inspiration behind his white chocolate replica of iconic Devon House to (L-R), Kevin Hendrickson, Managing Director, Courtleigh Hotel Group; Nicola Madden-Greig, Director of Marketing and Sales, Courtleigh Hotel Group; Dr. Pamella Powell, Technical Director and Culinary Arts Consultant, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Culinary Expo; and Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. The occasion was the JCDC Culinary Expo, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, in early August.

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