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Above (L-R): Deputy Director of Tourism - The Americas, Donnie Dawson; JTB Summer Intern, Sydney Sarju; Inside Sales Coordinator, Southeast USA, Andrea Chase; Miss Jamaica Florida, Deyon Callender; Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White; Inside Sales Coordinator, West/Southwest USA, Paulette Wright; National Sales Manager, Karlene Shakes; JTB Inventory Control Clerk, Remone Danhi; Business Development Officer, Southeast USA, Christopher Wright.

Jamaica Shines at Miami’s Caribbean305 Cultural Showcase

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) joined the Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebrations, as a premium sponsor of the popular Caribbean305 event. Presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Caribbean305 is an annual event that highlights the art of Caribbean cooking bringing together top chefs and bartenders from more than a dozen destinations in the region.

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Above: Representatives of the Jamaica Tourist Board join members of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica to represent the destination during the Caribbean305 event in Miami.

Jamaica’s culinary team, led by the Culinary Federation of Jamaica, delighted eventgoers with a menu of authentic dishes including Ackee and Saltfish Tostones, Curried Goat Dumplings, and Jungle Juice, a tropical cocktail made with melon, pineapple, ginger, rum, scotch bonnet and mint. The JTB brought the sounds of reggae to the evening’s entertainment with a special live performance by Willie Stewart & Friends.

Caribbean305 was held in South Florida on June 22.

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Above: Members of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica serving up samples of Jamaican fare to attendees at Caribbean305.
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Above (L-R): Deputy Director of Tourism – The Americas, Donnie Dawson; JTB Summer Intern, Sydney Sarju; Inside Sales Coordinator, Southeast USA, Andrea Chase; Miss Jamaica Florida, Deyon Callender; Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White; Inside Sales Coordinator, West/Southwest USA, Paulette Wright; National Sales Manager, Karlene Shakes; JTB Inventory Control Clerk, Remone Danhi; Business Development Officer, Southeast USA, Christopher Wright.
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Above (L-R): Nicola Madden-Greig, Chair, Gastronomy Tourism Network; Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism and Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism – The Americas.
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Above: Members of the Jamaica delegation join Willie Stewart & Friends on stage during the live performance.

About Jamaica Tourist Board 

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.

TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2019. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for thirteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2019. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years. 

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422).  Follow the JTB on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.

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