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Oct 15, 2018

IIPT BUILDING COMMUNITIES AS BUSINESSES CONFERENCE

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) BUILDING COMMUNITIES AS BUSINESSES CONFERENCE will take place at the University of the West Indies Visitors’ Lodge in Kingston, Jamaica on November 12 – 15, 2018.

The Conference is in collaboration with Countrystyle Villages as Businesses, the UWI Open Campus, the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods, Making Connections Work Ltd UK/Diaspora Connect 2022, the YES Foundation, the National Best Communities Foundation and the UWI Tourism Society.

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Sep 14, 2018

GT Taylor's Reggae Christmas Extravaganza

Gt Taylor Christmas Extravaganza is a Reggae Dancehall Stage Show that showcases some of the best Reggae & Dancehall artists in Jamaica. This event brings

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Feb 06, 2018

North Coast Cottage

We are ideally located between Negril and Montego Bay, with a breathtaking view of the ocean and easy access to the cottage from the main road. We are

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Jan 16, 2018

IIPT Announces its Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel

PRESS RELEASE Mandeville, Jamaica, W.I. January 6, 2018.

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages as Businesses (VAB) announces the Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel for the 2018 IIPT Year of Community Tourism and Peace. This project is being launched by IIPT Founder/President Louis D’Amore and IIPT Caribbean President Diana McIntyre-Pike as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Community Tourism which was pioneered in Jamaica. Countrystyle/VAB Founder/President, Diana McIntyre-Pike is also the Coordinator of the IIPT International Community Tourism Network. The Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel is a clearinghouse for international community tourism projects and events for 2018. The vision is to create a distribution portal, a ‘One Voice’ approach, for marketing community tourism internationally and showcasing its local and global impact. Countries around the world will be able to share their upcoming community events and learn about projects in which they can participate. The approach also aims to encourage support from funding agencies, non-government organizations, international organizations, potential investors and diasporas. Access to the Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel will provide information for visitors who desire to support community projects, such as Pick a Project or Adopt a Village, while on vacation. The Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel is being designed by Theo Chambers, Webmaster and Chief Solutions Consultant for PanaCarib Business Solutions, Jamaica. The Projects and Events Distribution Channel will be linked to www.AccessCommunityTourism. For more information, contact Diana McIntyre-Pike via email at iiptcaribbean@yahoo.com or 876-507-6326 Contact: Diana McIntyre-Pike iiptcaribbean@yahoo.com 876-507-6326

Jan 16, 2018

IIPT INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COMMUNITY TOURISM AND PEACE DECLARED FOR 2018

PRESS RELEASE Mandeville, Jamaica, W.I. (December 4, 2017)

Louis D’Amore, Founder/President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), has designated 2018 the IIPT International Year Of Community Tourism And Peace in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages As Businesses. In 1994, the IIPT branded Jamaica The Home of Community Tourism in recognition of the two pioneers of the community tourism brand and programmes in 1978 in Mandeville Jamaica, Diana McIntyre-Pike, Founder/President, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network and her late business partner Desmond Henry from Treasure Beach, Jamaica. In 2013, on the recommendation of the IIPT Caribbean Chapter, the IIPT welcomed the Caribbean Region to join as partners. The Caribbean was then also branded "Home of Community Tourism." The IIPT International Year Of Community Tourism And Peace will mark the 40th Anniversary of Community Tourism, which Countrystyle/Villages as Businesses began in Jamaica and is now an international movement. Celebrations in Jamaica will begin on January 1 with a Gospel Concert in Apple Valley Park, Maggotty, St Elizabeth, and will continue at the 15th Annual Resource UNIA-ACL Marcus Garvey Fair in Cross Keys, Manchester on February 25. The 2018 IIPT International Year Of Community Tourism And Peace will also commemorate IIPT’s 30th Anniversary Year. In August 2018, the IIPT will hold its Global Summit in Montreal, Canada on the theme “Sustainable Tourism for Development and Peace.” The Summit will bring together delegates from some 50 countries and feature success stories’ and models of best practice from different regions of the world. The IIPT International Year of Community Tourism and Peace will build towards the first Villages as Businesses Conference and Trade Show, to be held in Jamaica in December 2018. This first of its kind event will be hosted by IIPT Caribbean in partnership with the IIPT International Community Tourism Network, UWI Open Campus and other local and international organizations. The IIPT International Community Tourism Network will be coordinating the 2018 celebrations and encourages communities worldwide to launch sustainable community tourism projects and events for development and peace in their countries and to join in celebrating the IIPT International Year of Community Tourism and Peace in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages as Businesses programme.

International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT): The International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of the environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world. IIPT is based on a vision of the world's largest industry, travel and tourism becoming the world's first global peace industry; and the belief that every traveller is potentially an "Ambassador for Peace. A primary goal of IIPT is to mobilize the travel and tourism industry as a leading force for poverty reduction. www.iipt.org

Jan 16, 2018

Marcus Garvey Fair 2018

Marcus Garvey Fair 2018

This year the Marcus Garvey Fair will be held on February 25th at the Cross Keys High School from 12 noon until ...
Amission Free ... Entertainment, Fun and Food.
For further information call Diana at 876-507-6326

Sep 22, 2017

It Must Be Thursday - Part 2

The no-nonsense Mrs. Mendez had earned the reputation of being a disciplinarian, such that even Mrs. Donaldson seemed almost an angel by comparison. Her

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Sep 22, 2017

It Must Be Thursday - Part 1

“Miss D burs’! Miss D burs’!” The spindly-legged boy shouted from his lookout post at the side of the school building, then started running towards the

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