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Mangos Jamaica, Gleaner Online team up for Earth Hour photo competition

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 3:15 AM

Mangos Jamaica, formerly Pebbles Resort has teamed up with the Gleaner Online for the 'Earth Hour' Instagram competition that will run from March 22 -April 5.

The online competition will require photographers to submit photos that depict Jamaica’s most scenic landscapes and contrast with areas where pollution has taken a toll. Participants must tag @jamaicagleaner and use the designated hashtag #ExtendTheHour.

“The JHTA is always looking for innovative and impactful ways to engage and strengthen the brands of our members. The Gleaner has a great online platform that they have used for the advancement of various causes. We applaud their efforts in heightening the awareness about the environmental effects of pollution and also showcasing brand Jamaica” said Nicola Madden-Greig.

The winner of the photo competition will receive a complimentary two-night stay for two persons, in a Superior Oceanfront Room at the newly opened Mangos Jamaica, a boutique beach resort in Trelawny. The resort is widely known as the former Pebbles Resort and has undergone nine months of renovations to now reclaim its truly authentic Jamaican, all-inclusive, adult’s only experience.

Located on the Northwest Coast of Jamaica in the coastal village of Coopers Pen in the parish of Trelawny, Mangos is located just 19 miles (30 minutes by car) from Montego Bay International Airport and downtown Montego Bay.

“The newly opened Mangos Jamaica Resort is delighted to partner with The Gleaner Online in support of the Earth Hour photo competition. Our newly renovated adults only, all-inclusive resort is nestled amongst lush landscaping. We welcome the opportunity to not only showcase the beauty of Jamaica but to bring awareness to the impact that pollution has on the island and ultimately our tourism product, if it continues,” said Carolyn Lloyd, general manager of Mangos Jamaica.

Mangos Jamaica is a member of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association; the organisation represents Jamaican hotels, other visitor accommodations as well as most suppliers of goods and services to the tourism industry.

“The Gleaner prides itself on having a very strong digital presence locally and internationally. This has not only given our consumers wider options to consume their news but also minimises the usage of paper. We advocate recycling in our offices and take the environment very seriously.”

She continued: “Partnering with Mangos Jamaica through the JHTA was a no brainer because the company is not only utilising environmentally friendly products and procedures at the property but it also offers the perfect getaway and was a fitting prize for this competition,” said Terri-Karelle Reid, The Gleaner's online brand manager.