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Warm Jamaican Welcome for Diaspora Radio Journalists

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – May 17, 2012 – WELCOME HOME – Jamaica Tourist Board Meet the People Coordinator George Douglas greets Chris Collie, WAVS 1170 AM in Florida and Wayne Jobson, Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles at a Meet the People welcome reception at Oasis on the Oxford for Diaspora radio journalists from the United States and Canada. During the four-day JTB sponsored press trip, journalists were given a cultural treat in Kingston visiting Devon House, experiencing live reggae music at Hope Gardens and top class athletics at the JN Jamaica International Invitational. The journalists also visited Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, participating in the signature bobsled ride and in Montego Bay were treated to an exclusive two hour cruise aboard the 46’ Hatteras fishing yacht Cheryl Ann, courtesy of Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – May 17, 2012 – JAMAICAN DIASPORA RADIO JOURNALISTS FETED IN THE CAPITAL – George Douglas, Coordinator of the Jamaica Tourist Board Meet the People Programme (right) and Jamaican journalist Dervan Malcolm of Power 106 FM (third left) at a welcome reception for Diaspora radio journalists at Oasis on the Oxford in Kingston recently.  Drawn from across the United States and Canada, the journalists were treated to a fine Jamaican fare including ackee and saltfish, bammy sticks, jerked chicken, festival, cornmeal and potato puddings along with freshly squeezed lemonade.  Visiting journalists were from left to right: Michael Williams, Irie Jam Radio; Pat Montague & Chris Collie, WAVS 1170AM; Irwine Clare, WVIP 93.5FM; Milford Edwards, WDJZ 1530AM; Eddy Edwards, WZAB 880AM; Wayne Jobson, Indie 103.1FM; Jai Ojah-Maharaj, G98.7FM; Lynval Jackson, KFAI Radio; and Pam Spencer, WMBR 88.1FM.


Jamaica Fetes Diaspora Radio Journalists to Promote Island's Golden Anniversary

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – May 16, 2012 – JAMAICA HOSTS DIASPORA RADIO JOURNALISTS – David Lawrence, Operations Manager at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay (centre - green shirt) pose with Diaspora radio journalists while on a JTB sponsored media trip recently. This formed part of the Jamaica Tourist Board’s efforts to raise awareness among the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States and Canada about happenings back home. While in Jamaica, the journalists visited the capital city Kingston as well as the tourist capital Montego Bay to experience a number of the island’s attractions and get an update on plans to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. Participating in the press trip from left to right: Wayne Jobson, Indie 103.1FM; Pat Montague & Chris Collie, WAVS 1170AM; Jai Ojah-Maharaj, G98.7FM;; Michael Williams, Irie Jam Radio; Milford Edwards, WDJZ 1530AM; Pam Spencer, WMBR 88.1FM; Eddy Edwards, WZAB 880AM;; Lynval Jackson, KFAI Radio; Irwine Clare, WVIP 93.5FM; and Howard Duperly, WDNA 88.9FM. Lyndon Taylor and Natalia Lopez of Finn Partners, the JTB’s public relations agency of record escorted the journalists.

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – May 16, 2012 – DIASPORA RADIO JOURNALISTS EXPERIENCE ISLAND’S ATTRACTIONS – Jamaica Tourist Board sponsored Diaspora radio journalists from across the United States and Canada participate in zipline/river tubing Chukka caribbean activity at Good Hope in Trelawny. Press Escort Lyndon Taylor of Finn Partners (left) pose with Chris Collie, WAVS in Florida; Mike Williams, Irie Jam Radio in New York; Eddy Edwards, WZAB in Florida; Wayne Jobson, Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles; Irwine Clare, WVIP in New York along with tour guides. The press trip saw journalists visiting Kingston and Montego Bay.  In Kingston, the journalists were accommodated at Spanish Court, Wyndham, The Courtleigh and the Jamaica Pegasus, and Holiday Inn Sunpree Resort in Montego Bay.


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