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VPAA Co. dba/Gulfstream International Airlines (“Gulfstream”) has reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase six, 34-seat Saab 340Bplus aircraft.  The Fort Lauderdale-based airline, which serves more destinations in The Bahamas than any other U.S. carrier, will deploy all six Saab’s along its Florida/Bahamas routes, replacing smaller, 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.

With over 45 years of experience in growing Jamaica's exports to enhance national development, the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) today boasts of 225 member companies representing a range of sub-sectors, including agribusiness. It continues to work with Jamaican businesses to seize export opportunities in non-traditional areas such as fresh produce, pharmaceuticals, herbs and herbal products, in order to enhance the island's competitiveness within the global marketplace.

simone-skinnerMovers and shakers of the media, tourism, government and civil society are preparing to examine the linkages between effective communication and wealth creation in the region's most important industry.

Leading regional and international journalists and editors will interact with business leaders, hospitality officials, development specialists, youth delegates and government representatives for the 10-year anniversary of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) slated for December at the Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the mission of the Jamaica 50 celebrations next year is to deepen the spirit of patriotism and nationalism among Jamaicans at home and abroad.

This, she said, will be done through a series of planned activities and projects, which will rekindle a sense of pride in the nation’s independence and create a lasting legacy. The Minister was speaking today (October 13), at the Grand Jamaica Homecoming Business launch, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.