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Tourism in Jamaica: Resilient and Will Rise Again

Tourism in Jamaica: Resilient and Will Rise Again

Open but not operating at optimal –That appears to be one assessment from the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association on the performance of some properties some six weeks after Jamaica opened its borders to international visitors. However, there is much optimism that the country’s tourism sector is resilient and will rise again.  In this week’s episode of Beyond the Crisis we take another look at the tourism sector and how the phased reopening of an industry critical to the local economy has been unfolding.  Tourism was one of the sectors that literally ground to a halt due to the impact of COVID-19. Hotels...

The Dancehall Professor Orville Hall

The Dancehall Professor Orville Hall

May 10, 2019 Dubbed the ‘Dancehall Professor’, Orville Hall is much more than. His research into Dancehall has lead to Dancehall being implemented as a course at the Excelsior Community College, having written the outline for the institution. The history of Dancehall spanned from the 80s and most importantly the 90s. Hall says in his eyes, 90s Dancehall put Jamaica on the international scene with the emergence Bogle and Dancehall Queen Carlene. Not only that but according to Hall, the many movements of Dancehall are a direct derivative of Kumina movements, which was also a result of  many African retention. His history in the...