Jamaica Tourism to develop Artisan Villages and Craft Development Institute

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Speaking at a post cabinet press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica Tourism Minister Minister Bartlett outlined the cabinet’s approval to establish Artisan Villages and a Craft Development Institute (CDI) which will significantly boost the Ministry’s efforts to foster the development of the skills of craft entrepreneurs across the island and the effective marketing of their products. The overall strategy also entails the design of a system to produce and distribute Jamaican craft.


Additionally, a Hotel School will offer a more practical curriculum and will complement the current hospitality programs at the country’s tertiary institutions. This is primarily because the institution will operate as both a functional hotel and world-class training institution.