Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, addressing the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s (JHTA) 52nd Annual General Meeting at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1. RelatedMajor Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate TourismJune 3, 2013Written by: Bryan Miller FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects, being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1, Dr. McNeill pointed out that the projects are expected to be “transformational”, while pointing out that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will have a pivotal role in implementing these.“The Tourism Enhancement Fund must be a transformational body. I want to see big projects that make a difference to Jamaica,” he stated, while adding that the TEF’s input will also be outlined during his sectoral presentation.The Minister disclosed, however, that consultations have commenced with stakeholders in Ocho Rios regarding the projects to be undertaken in that area. He pointed out that these talks have gained resonance among the parties with whom the Ministry has been dialoguing.Pointing out that projections for the 2013 summer and winter tourist seasons are “looking good”, Dr. McNeill appealed for continued collaboration among all sector stakeholders, “in the interest of the industry”.“I think our partnership is a really strong and good partnership; and it is something we can use as an example for the entire country, when we are all working together to develop Jamaica, land we love,” he stated.The Minister, however, lamented continuous reports being received about the extent of visitor harassment occurring, particularly in the resort areas, which, he asserted, must be decisively addressed.In this regard, he informed that the Ministry has initiated discussions with several key stakeholders, inclusive of the security forces and the judiciary, to institute measures that will curtail such undesirable behavior.“Over the years we have discussed the issue of harassment in Jamaica, and I have taken the initiative now to address it seriously. We have been having discussions, and we are going to be looking at the issues of anti-harassment. Right now, we are doing some work to this end in Ocho Rios, because it is important,” he disclosed.Dr. McNeill contended that if this scourge is rooted out, Jamaica’s tourism industry will be transformed significantly, resulting in increased visitor arrivals, yielding dividends redounding to the country’s long-term benefitContact: Bryan Miller Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTeam Jamaica Impacting Tourism Sector RelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral DebateJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Leaving Cert students will see teachers’ assessments

first_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleA5 completion targets can be met – AndersonNext articleArkle Chairman says gold is more sought after in a pandemic News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Leaving Cert Students will receive their teachers’ estimated marks a week after receiving their official calculated grades next month.According to the Irish Times, students won’t immediately see the extent to which their grades have been adjusted by an algorithm.It comes after almost 40 percent of grades were downgraded in the UK resulting in a U-turn from the British government.The Minister for Education says Ireland’s Leaving Cert calculated grades model won’t have the same problems as the UK system, as a better algorithm is being used. By News Highland – August 19, 2020 Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Leaving Cert students will see teachers’ assessmentslast_img read more

Incumbents unseated in Port Isabel, Laguna Vista and PIISD races

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] dozen people gathered outside Port Isabel City Hall Saturday evening as the polls were set to close. Standing on the steps in front of the plate glass doors where the election results would be posted were several Port Isabel police officers, quietly standing guard should anything untoward happen.As 7 p.m. came and went, the crowd grew restless, peering into windows to see if the count had finally been completed. Both incumbent Guillermo “Memo” Torres and challenger Jeffery Martinez waited surrounded by supporters.Suddenly, a woman came to the door and taped a single sheet of paper onto the clear glass. People crowded around the railing in front of the door in quick silence before the crowd erupted into cheers, throwing their hands up while laughing, smiling and congratulating each other.Martinez had defeated Torres with more than two-thirds of the vote. With smiles on both their faces, Martinez exchanged a handshake with Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora before continuing on to accept more congratulations from well-wishers.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLady Tarpons shine at Meet of ChampsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School girls’ track and field team did rather well at last weekend’s Meet of Champions in Weslaco. The Lady Tarpons finished first in the team standings for competing schools in Class 3A and below, and Daniella Murchison took the…March 28, 2013In “Sports”Martinez, Cantu sworn in at meetingBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] After a memorable election cycle, a new era for Port Isabel City Hall has begun as Jeffery David Martinez was sworn in as the new Place 4 commissioner. Attorney Gilberto Hinojosa administered the oath of office while a large crowd of residents and…May 18, 2015In “News”ICE subpoenaing Port Isabel, Island businesses as agency conducts raids nationallyBy GAIGE DAVILA Special to the PRESS Since Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been issuing subpoenas to Port Isabel and South Padre Island restaurants and hotels, seeking their employees’ records. According to local business owners, ICE is also seeking businesses’ records and employees’ personal information, such as…July 18, 2019In “News”last_img read more

No. 8 LSU holds off Syracuse

first_imgLSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) gets past Syracuse cornerback Wayne Morgan (2) for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday’s game.LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) gets past Syracuse cornerback Wayne Morgan (2) for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday’s game.SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Leonard Fournette posed for a photo with former Syracuse great Floyd Little after leading LSU to another victory, a fitting end to another stellar day for the Heisman Trophy hopeful.Fournette ran for a career-high 244 yards and two touchdowns, Tre’Davious White returned a punt 69 yards for another score, and No. 8 LSU held off fired-up Syracuse 34-24 on Saturday.“He told me I did a great job,” Fournette said of Little, a three-time All-American at Syracuse in the mid-1960s. My job is to make one man miss, and that’s what I did.”It was the second straight 200-yard game and fifth straight 100-yard game for Fournette, and it was a fitting place for him to shine again.Syracuse’s tradition is based on its stellar running backs from the past, the great Jim Brown, Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis and Little, among them. The Carrier Dome field is named in honor of Davis, the first black player to win the coveted trophy (1961).Fournette gained 48 yards to set up his 14-yard scoring run in the first quarter, breaking alone into the secondary after quarterback Brandon Harris flipped him the ball at the last second on a scramble.“I was blocking, it was second-and-long, and when he was going down I said, ‘Brandon, Brandon,’ and he tossed me the ball,” Fournette said. “I almost dropped it. I just wanted to put our team in a good situation.”He did, and then added a 62-yard TD run that gave LSU a 24-10 lead late in the third quarter.Fournette also had an 87-yard scoring run nullified by a false start, but in the end it didn’t matter.“Too many big plays,” Syracuse coach Scott Shafer said. “We were just about there. A couple of plays here and there was the difference. We left a lot of plays on the field. We could have beat this team.”Fournette entered the game with six touchdowns, three in each of the Tigers’ season-opening victories over Mississippi State and Auburn, and was averaging 193.5 yards rushing per game. He boosted his season total to 621 yards.White found a seam up the middle and raced untouched into the end zone to give LSU a 17-3 lead in the third.LSU (3-0), which beat Southeastern Conference rivals Mississippi State and Auburn to start the season, used big plays to hand Syracuse (3-1) its first loss despite being called for 14 penalties for 120 yards.“We weren’t a dominant team today,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “We have characteristics of a dominant team, but we didn’t dominate this opponent.”No play was bigger than Travin Dural’s 51-yard catch on a third-and-5 play in the fourth quarter after the Orange moved within a touchdown. Harris hit Malachi Dupre with an 11-yard TD with 9:14 left to seal it.Junior college transfer Zack Mahoney, the fifth-string quarterback in preseason, made his first start for the injury-plagued Orange and found his touch late. He brought Syracuse to 17-10 with a play-action 40-yard TD pass over the middle to Brisly Estime at 6:02 of the third and hit Ben Lewis on a 2-yard toss early in the fourth.That score came after Fournette’s long TD run was nullified by a false start. Syracuse took advantage of facemask and pass-interference penalties against the Tigers on the 56-yard drive.“I feel like I played OK,” said Mahoney, who admitted he was nervous at the start. “I missed a lot of open throws in the beginning. It just sucks that we lost.”Mahoney got the start after keying last week’s 30-27 overtime victory over Central Michigan with a timely third-down completion in extra time. He finished 16 of 38 for 154 yards and three touchdowns against LSU in a game that did not have a turnover until Mahoney’s pass was deflected and intercepted by linebacker Deion Jones midway through the fourth.Mahoney hit Dontae Strickland for a 5-yard TD strike with 1:53 left, but LSU recovered the onside kick.Fournette made defenders pay on most of his 26 carries against Syracuse’s gang-tackling defense, which entered the game ranked third in the country, allowing under 50 yards a game. He ran over 308-pound defensive lineman John Raymon early in the third quarter two plays before Harris completed a perfectly thrown 42-yard pass down the right side to Malachi Dupre.last_img read more