Jamaica Minister hails tourism stalwarts on receiving national awards

Jamaica Minister hails tourism stalwarts on receiving national awards

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen left in the photo), pauses for a photograph with Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Hon. Godfrey Dyer, following the 2018 Ceremony of Investiture and presentation of national awards and honors, held at Kings House on Monday, where he was conferred with the Order of Jamaica (OJ) for exceptional contribution in the field of tourism.

The occasion was a post-awards luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. During the event, the Minister commended the recipients for the role they have played in the growth of the tourism industry.

The recipients were US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who received an Order of Distinction (OD) for distinguished contribution in safeguarding the interests of Jamaican nationals in the USA Diaspora on immigration matters; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, who received an OD for Outstanding Public Service; Hon. Grace Jones, who received the Order of Jamaica (OJ) for contribution in the field of entertainment internationally; and Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Hon. Godfrey Dyer, who also received an OJ, for exceptional contribution in the field of tourism.

The occasion was a post-awards luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where Minister Bartlett lauded the recipients for their contribution to nation building and for helping the industry to experience record growth in 2017 and 2018.


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Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honorable Andrew Holness (above, second left); his wife and Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew, Juliet (third left); and Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (second-left); join 2018 National Award Recipients for a photograph. The recipients (from left): US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith; Hon. Grace Jones; and Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Hon. Godfrey Dyer.

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (above right) presents Tourism Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Jennifer Griffith with a token of appreciation following the 2018 Ceremony of Investiture and presentation of national awards and honors.

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