Tourism Ministry Moves Forward with Entertainment Registry

first_imgRelatedMajor Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate RelatedJamaica Welcomes 130 Passengers on New Flight from Canada RelatedJamaica Encouraged to Develop Health Tourism Industry Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is moving ahead with plans to establish an Entertainment Registry, which will certify and register local entertainment practitioners.Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, in his Sectoral Debate presentation on Wednesday, June 3, explained that the registry will provide an information hub “that facilitates the delivery and administration of the processes necessary for the development of a sustainable entertainment industry”.The aim, he said, is to build the industry while ensuring that the stakeholders reap the benefits.He informed that when operational, the registry will provide a central portal for listing Jamaican entertainment services and companies including their key profile and contact information; legitimise the entertainment industry for greater economic benefit; facilitate efficiency and transparency within the entertainment industry; and provide for the free movement of creative skills internationally and across the region.As it relates to free movement for artistes within CARICOM, Mr. Crawford said that the Tourism Ministry has had meetings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on the matter, and has participated in regional discussions, including the 13th Meeting of Officials on the Free Movement of Skills and Facilitation of Travel, which was held in September 2012.Members of the Ministry’s Entertainment Division along with representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Culture and JAMPRO, formed the contingent to the regional meeting.The State Minister said the Division was concerned with free movement within the context of travel of artistes, musicians, sportspersons and cultural workers across the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).“In this context,the Entertainment Registry will provide economic benefits to practitioners through a Regional Customs Exemptions Regime and other incentives especially those derived from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and other trade/development agreements,” Mr. Crawford said.Mr. Crawford, who first announced the move to establish the registry, at a public consultation in Kingston in May, explained at the time, that the registry will assist artistes when they apply for work permits and visas for overseas engagements.“We have heard many complaints of artistes not being able to travel and perform and our research shows that if they were actually listed as professionals (they would be looked at favourably). Persons were saying ‘how do we know that this person is an artiste?’ We have looked at the EPA as it relates to European travel and the freedom of movement also calls for a registry,” he said.Contact: Latonya Linton Tourism Ministry Moves Forward with Entertainment Registry TourismJuly 4, 2013Written by: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

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Gallery: Custom Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline by roCkS!bikes

first_imgCustom Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline built by roCkS!bikes is one mean-looking Yamaha VMax.Meet the latest addition into the Yard Built Yamaha series of custom bikes, the Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline. This is the creative work of Portuguese building duo Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho from the collective known as ‘roCkS!bikes’.The CS_07 Gasoline features a trademark monocoque tank designed by the Portuguese duo, as well as seat and tail units that are similar in design to ones found on the collective’s other builds. The forward mounted tank is in fact a dummy whilst the real one is actually located under the rider’s seat.There are plenty of shiny chrome ‘bling’ covering the bike including on the Brembo brake and clutch master cylinders. This custom’s soundtrack is sweetened further with an SC Project exhaust system too.Other notable bits include a rich array of LSL, Rizoma, and Motogadget accessories that give it a finish that reflect the build quality, which is very high based on what we can gauge in these pictures.According to Yamaha, drag racing bikes inspired the CS_07 Gasoline’s design, explaining its aggressive stance, handcrafted metal fairing, as well as the Mickey Thomson slick rear tyre.The bike also stood as roCkS!bikes tribute piece to celebrate two milestones in Yamaha’s history. The first was to mark the Yamaha VMax base bike’s 30th anniversary whilst the second celebrates the Yamaha marque’s 60th anniversary.You can check out more images of the Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline in the gallery we’ve prepared below.Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline by roCkS!bikes Sources: MCN and AutoEvolution–Ads–last_img read more

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