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Stories by Paul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Over the last ­decades, parishioners and visitors to the parish of St Mary have been gawking at the very interesting tombs in the Annotto Bay Cemetery in the said parish. While some have been criticised for being over the top, others are regarded...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It is not news that many of Jamaica’s ­biggest hotels have significantly scaled down their operations as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) scare, which slowly, but surely brought tourism in Jamaica, and the world, by extension, to a...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:22 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It was billed as a weekend of music, “a musical weekend like no other”, and in a significant way, Kingston Creative outdid itself. It delivered. On Friday, February 21, the ‘Kingston Creative Meet-up’ focused on the ‘Migration of the Music’ inside...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Raymond Kirlew and his wife, Grace, are two of the most hospitable people I know. I met them years ago when I went to their home in Discovery Bay, St Ann, to interview them about a ‘cave’ that some workmen had discovered in their backyard....

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:34 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Liquors are a major part of the tourist and hospitality industries. They are ­inseparable. Industry workers such as hosts, bartenders and bar supervisors, and beverage managers then must have a comprehensive knowledge of those alcoholic staples....

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

The Blue Mountain Suite inside The Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew was filled to capacity on Tuesday evening, February 11. Well-known stakeholders in the tourist and hospitality industries, colleagues, associates, family and friends of Dr...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

There is no doubt that Jamaican music has had a significant impact on people’s lives the world over, and, according to Herbie Miller, director of the Jamaican Music Museum (JMM), “the greatest advertisement that we have had for the past 50 years...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Rae Town, a historic inner-city community in east Kingston, is known the world over for the weekly sound-system dances and oldies sessions of yesteryear that unfolded on Rae Street for several years. Those sessions brought many people from all...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

From out of the blue the invitation came. I could not recall the place in the hills of Yallahs, St Thomas, to which my presence was requested, so I did some quick online research. It turned out to be the former home and studio of late master...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:33 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It was with much excitement that Port Royal, the quaint little village, located at the end of the Palisadoes peninsula that partially encloses Kingston Harbour, welcomed its first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery II. Some people are happy about...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Scheed Cole is no stranger to media coverage. The 2017 Jamaica Energy Global national awardee is known as the man at the helm of 360 Recycle, an entity that turns trash into ‘treasure’. Yes, he has been spending his life since 2016 transforming...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Scheed Cole is no stranger to media coverage. The 2017 Jamaica Energy Global national awardee is known as the man at the helm of 360 Recycle, an entity that turns “trash into treasure”. Yes, he has been spending his life since 2016 transforming...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

From Wednesday, November 20, to Thursday, November 21, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) hosted the inaugural Jamaica Health and Wellness Tourism Conference ­inside the Montego Bay Convention Centre under the theme ‘The New Futures’. It was...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

In a sense, the annual Antiques and Collectibles Fair held inside the Lindo Auditorium at Campion College in St Andrew can be referred to as a two-day pop-up museum. It is an event that is replete with a plethora of the items that could be on...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Jamaica is a land where many heroes and legends were born and bred, and in homage to them many monuments, some in the form of statues, were erected. From Morant Bay in the east to Montego Bay in the west, these structures are telling part of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:56 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

On Friday, October 4, inside The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Go! Jamaica Travel, a tour and travel agency located along Trafalgar Road in New Kingston, held its very first travel expo, which saw many stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

The Food Hygiene Bureau Jamaica, a non-government organisation in Kingston, held its 8th International Food Safety Conference last week at The Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew under the theme ‘Caribbean Preparedness – Regulatory control’. “This...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

The week of September 22-28 was observed as Tourism Awareness Week, with World Tourism Day being the 27th. Under the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs – A better future for all’, the Ministry of Tourism highlighted its human capital development strategy, as...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

In his address at the ­unveiling of Miss Lou’s statue in Gordon Town Square last September, Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the ­gathering that the Government would be making Kingston a port of call for cruise ships. “Returning cruise ships to...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:27 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Alao Luqman is a Nigerian artisan and cultural diplomat who has been teaching a variety of art, including ‘chasing and repoussé ’, to Jamaicans since 2017. Chasing and repoussé is a centuries-old technique of etching images and objects in metals...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

It was a warm Sunday evening when Hospitality Jamaica arrived on the cusp of twilight. Sizzling Latin music blared. A few people were at the bar. Someone was being served an original strawberry daiquiri. The scent of Cuban tobacco wafted through...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

In a blue, white and crystal-themed room, sometimes bathing under blue, pink and red lights, the lecturers who teach in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment programmes at Exelsior Community College at 20 Camp Road, Kingston 4, had a ball...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Jazz lovers and other patrons were treated to a delightful concert to observe International Jazz Day on Tuesday, April 30, on the east lawns of Devon House in St Andrew. The eighth International Jazz Day was celebrated around the world, with...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

Jamaica abounds with creative people: singers, dancers, actors, carvers, ceramists, sculptors, painters, illustrators, photographers, fine artists, jewellers. Some are well known, others are not. Despite their fame, or lack thereof, they all need a...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul H. Williams - Hospitality Jamaica Writer

At age 14, Robert Campbell of Race Course, Clarendon, lost his mother. At a crossroads, he said, he was without any skills, and school was not an option. His days at Ensom City All-Age School in St Catherine were over, and his father was absent...

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