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Jamaica’s new Special Task Force will boost testing capacity

In light of new testing requirements by both the Canadian and U.S. governments, Jamaica has announced a special task force to ramp up the island’s COVID-19 testing capacity.
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On-site PCR testing at Jamaica resorts in the works, says JTB

The government of Jamaica has approved a number of private labs to conduct COVID-19 testing for Canadian travellers in destination, plus on-site testing at select resorts in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril is in the works, says the JTB.
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Here’s how Stewart’s entrepreneurial genius helped shape Caribbean tourism

Sandals Resorts International’s obituary for Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart honours the legendary Jamaican entrepreneur’s many accomplishments.
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Jamaica reaches record-high arrivals over the holidays

It was a happy holiday season indeed for Jamaica, which reported its highest seven-day cumulative arrival figures since reopening borders on June 15.
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Sunset Resorts further delays reopening of Montego Bay properties

Sunset Resorts has further delayed the reopening of two key resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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Riu Montego Bay reopens for adults only

Sunwing has welcomed the return of Riu Montego Bay as an adults-only resort.
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JAPEX Live kicks off with record numbers and high hopes for winter season

A record-breaking number of participants has registered for this year’s JAPEX, Jamaica’s premier hospitality and tourism industry event that, for the first time ever, is going virtual in 2020.
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Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests

In keeping with the new trend of suppliers and destinations offering COVID-19 related insurance coverage, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced complimentary assistance services at its resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Brazil.
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“This must become international”: Jamaica launches mandatory protection program

Jamaica has announced a groundbreaking – and mandatory – new program for all foreign travellers, effective next month.
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JAPEX going virtual, scheduled for Nov. 9 – 10

Like just about everything else, JAPEX is going virtual this year, with an online event scheduled for Nov. 9 - 10.
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