June 16-19, 2013 marks the 5th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, a platform for discussion, development and growth of the island of birth of Jamaicans living around the world. The conference is convened by Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and will explore avenues for greater trade and investment in Jamaica, as the nation continues to celebrate 50 years of independence.
The state of the art Montego Bay Convention Centre will be the setting for Conference 13 which will include interactive sessions, panel discussions, networking and social events. The Conference will present a wealth of information and business opportunities for investing in one of world’s most powerful brands and an influential culture with global reach. Special new features to this year’s conference include a Diaspora Marketplace, a dynamic space for business to business meetings aimed at facilitating investment in local small or medium sized businesses. Diaspora members can reserve booth space here to be at the forefront of trade and networking at the conference.
Without a doubt, the 2013 Jamaica Diaspora Conference promises meaningful engagement with the movers and shakers of business, trade, arts and culture in the Jamaican Diaspora. Register today to be a part of this event, driven by a passion for Jamaica: a nation on a mission. Take a look at this upcoming conference and all it has to offer here on our Youtube channel. For more information on the Jamaica Diaspora Conference please visit: http://www.jamaicandiaspora.gov.jm
One of Jamaica’s most internationally recognised resorts, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013. The luxurious accommodations that have become synonymous with Round Hill continue to attract visitors to the secluded resort, named one of the 2011 Top 10 Classic Hotels in the World by Worth Magazine.
The Caribbean Yoga Conference is back for 2013 with even more outstanding presenters, uplifting workshops and special events all in celebration of sun, seva and sangha. This ultimate in yoga conferences takes place from January 31 to February 3, 2013 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay.
The lush landscape and warm climate of Jamaica set the stage for music concerts, wellness events and historic commemorations in the month of January. Start your New Year off by delving into Jamaica’s vibrant culture at any of these upcoming events.
The 274th Accompong Maroon Festival
The Accompong Maroons celebrate the 275th anniversary of the historic Treaty of 1738 on January 6, 2013 on Jamaica’s south coast. Signed between the Maroons (Africans who were formerly enslaved by the Spanish) and the British after 83 years of failed re-enslavement and battles, the Treaty of 1738 granted the Maroons their own land and governing rights to the nation of Trelawny Maroons. The Maroon Festival will feature traditional dance, music and food as well as Maroon ceremonies at Accompong located in the rugged limestone mountain range called the Cockpit Country.
Montego Bay is renowned for its beauty and range of activities, from white sand beaches to luxury resorts. Included is a wide variety of food options with a list of restaurants and eateries extending from the ritzy to the relaxed. Simply take a walk down Montego Bay’s Hip Strip where Jamaican, Italian and even Irish cuisine can all be found. In keeping with this culinary fusion, this year’s Restaurant Week features a host of restaurants in Montego Bay offering delectable dishes to tourists and locals alike.
The Houseboat Grill, the Pelican Grill and Pier One on the Waterfront are just a few of the restaurants making the Restaurant Week 2012 list. This year guests can savour sweet treats and tasty entrées like Warm Banana Cake with Ice Cream, Smoked Marlin with Scotch Bonnet on Crutes, Mango Cheesecake and many more from their mouth watering menus.
Montego Bay is renowned as the home of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. This November several golf tournaments will take place in the Complete Resort, allowing attendees to enjoy undulating greens and magnificent ocean views. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a pro, come discover Jamaica’s ample golf offerings at any of these upcoming events.
In just a few days the OCEAN Style/AUDI FashionShowcase will light up Montego Bay for its 5th staging, promising the best in fashion, luxury and entertainment from November. 2-4, 2012. The FashionShowcase weekend combines world class fashion with the allure of Montego Bay, enticing the elite from the Caribbean and the world to partake in this top notch lifestyle event.
From October 13- 14, 2012 Montego Bay was the capital of the wonderful world of weddings. The Jamaica Bridal Expo staged its first ever event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, showcasing some of Jamaica’s best wedding vendors and resources in The Complete Resort.
Located on Jamaica’s shores are some of the leading and most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, offering some of the best amenities and experiences found anywhere in the world.It’s no wonder that Jamaica is a destination of choice for celebrities, not only to vacation, but to tie the knot. These high end- locales come with spectacular views and choice accommodations and the staff are adept in catering to the lifestyle of the privileged.
Jamaica has a unique combination of adventurous activities, breathtaking locales and the most exceptional spirit in the world, perfect for spring breakers. Plan for these top Spring Break experiences on your next trip to Jamaica during this our most festive year, Jamaica 50.
The daring challenge of plummeting over 30 feet into crystal clear ocean blues has attracted revellers year after year to Rick’s Cafe in Negril. Started as one of the only modern entertainment facilities in 1974 Negril, Rick’s Cafe is located on the West End Road, near to the famed Rockhouse Hotel and Pushcart Restaurant. Rick’s mixes Negril’s laid back vibe with tasty cuisine, live music and a panoramic view of Negril’s world famous sunsets. Whilst thrill seekers can enjoy the cliff jumping, spectators will be entertained by the skilled local jumpers who up the ante, tending to jump from points higher than the 35 ft platform. For a more romantic experience visit Rick’s After Dark to dine beneath the moonlight to the sound of crashing waves below.