Friday, 22 September 2017

GOOD NEWS: Interactive TV brings fresh vibe to tourist entertainment + National Catholic Conference opens Sep. 29 + CCRP to honour 11 C’bean stalwarts

ICONIC STATUS: The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons takes very seriously their mandate of championing the concerns and achievements of the group that it seeks to serve across the region. On Tuesday, September 26, the CCRP will host a Jamaica 55 Living Legacy Awards ceremony, where a number of luminaries and estimable Caribbean nationals will be presented with awards for their sterling accomplishments over the decades and for their contribution to national and regional development. The honorees are Prof. Mervyn Morris, Mike Fennell, Patsy Ricketts, Noel Dexter, Horace Levy, Major General Robert Neish, Cecile Jarrett, Clembert Powell, Marie Clemetson, Norman Jarrett and Leonie Forbes. The ceremony will take place at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, UWI Campus. For ticket information, call 469-1944. 

VIEWING PLEASURE: We love our tourists! Thanks to the newly launched next-generation-hospitality Interactive TV by C&W Business, visitors to Jamaica can now experience a revolutionized hotel-room entertainment package. “Interactive TV delivers what today’s travelers have come to expect, which is the same high-quality TV experience while vacationing as they enjoy at home,” explains Donovan White, C&W Vice President. It provides guests with the ability to record their favourite shows via a personal video recorder, access popular streaming services (Netflix, Hulu) and enjoy the best of Jamaica. Interactive TV is the latest in the lineup of ICT solutions introduced by C&W Business to support the Jamaican tourism industry. 

GATHER IN MY NAME: Observing the theme “Opening the Door to Life in the Kingdom of God,” the National Catholic Charismatic Conference takes over the Karram Speid Auditorium (Merle Grove High) from September 29 to October 1. Attendees will enjoy dynamic workshops, interactive sessions and praise and worship. The keynote speakers confirmed to address the gathering are Father George Kintiba and Father Paco Gavrilides. There’s a registration fee of $1000. For more information, call 970-1804 or log on to

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