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Scots have been urged not to travel to England for new year celebrations to get around the more stringent Covid-19 restrictions north of the border.

There is no travel ban currently in place to stop people going to England, where nightclubs are still open. But Deputy First Minister John Swinney said that doing so would go against the spirit of Scottish Covid-19 measures.

BritJam UK, and Khori Hyde, it's founder, has been presented a citation by Seth George Ramocan CD, Jamaica High Commissioner to the UK at the Jamaica High Commission in London, UK.

BritJam is the number 1 international Spring Music event in the Caribbean. It infuses British/American culture with the Jamaican culture and turns it into a week of unbelievable fun where thousands of participants from the United Kingdom, Europe, USA and the Caribbean come together in famous tourist locations in Jamaica.

Starting in 2010, their first festival attracted 200 attendees from the UK, 85 from the USA and 35 from three Caribbean islands (Nassau, Cayman and Antigua) and had a combined total of 15,890 local and international patrons attended the festival over the week.

Over the years the numbers continue to grow by the hundreds and to date, we have experienced approximately 750% growth which translates in over $200,000USD in the local market place and $1,000,000USD total value creation per staging since 2015

The citation from the High Commissioner reads as follows:

“Presented to BritJam UK on the occasion of its 10th anniversary of establishment.

I commend Mr. Khori Hyde, Founder, the Executive, members and friends of BritJam UK for their dedication over the years creating opportunities to promote tourism as well as strengthen cultural connections and empower young people of Jamaican heritage within the United Kingdom, to stay connected to their roots and culture. The organization has also played a key role in building and maintaining strong links between Jamaica and the second, third and fourth generations across the United Kingdom.

Congratulations and God’s richest blessings in the years ahead!”


As BritJam continues to push the brand as an authentic connector and cultural enabler, it is only fitting that the UK will see a homecoming event dubbed 'BritJam Live'. This will be held on 2 January 2022 at world famous Troxy in London.

With the continued support of launch event partner, Victoria Mutual Group (UK), they are then focusing on celebrating Jamaica 60 in the motherland of Africa - 1 week, 3 cities.

Ghana has been selected as its first destination on the continent and the brand BRITJAM is celebrating its 10th Anniversary experiencing significant growth year on year from 15-22 August 2022.

As the festival continues to attract millennials, with readily available disposable income, they treasure our festival as a best kept secret and return with others of similar interests each year.

The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Nicola Madden-Greig, in a letter to the head of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and copied to the region’s Heads of Government and health and tourism leaders, called for the continued adherence to health safety protocols and stepped up vaccinations, but cautioned that rushing to close Caribbean borders and impose difficult and costly travel barriers could delay the recovery and have severe consequences for the region's economies.

Warm blessings of this Season of Joy to all of you from U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism!

We have much to be thankful for after such a challenging year. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we resolve to maintain our commitment to protecting lives and livelihoods, and we remember and give thanks for lost ones as well as our frontline health care workers.

One of South African's best-known figures at home and abroad, the contemporary of Nelson Mandela was one of the driving forces behind the anti-apartheid movement in his country.

He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the abhorrent system enforced by the White minority government against the Black majority from 1948 until 1991.

Expo 2020 Dubai visitor numbers have increased significantly to over 7.1 visitors up to December 20. The news comes as organizers continue to maintain robust Covid-19 measures, seeking to ensure a safe event for all attending.

The largest major global event to be held since the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 measures include the expansion of the number of on-site PCR testing facilities to four, and free testing for all country pavilion staff.

The world's biggest commercial airplane manufacturers are telling the Biden Administration to delay the rollout of 5G cell service next month.

Boeing (BA) CEO David Calhoun and Airbus Americas CEO Jeffery Knittel sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to say the January 5 rollout could cause interference that could "adversely affect the ability of aircraft to safely operate."

Jurassic World fans can get ready for a new adventure with the first-ever Jurassic World virtual run experience in the Asia Pacific region!

The Jurassic World RUN! is an immersive experience for participants of all ages featuring dinosaurs from the ground-breaking film franchise Jurassic World. Following the initial launch, CNeX and LIV3LY are excited to announce 5 new countries in Asia Pacific – Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Fresh from its success in being longlisted for the UK's City of Culture 2025, Derby is set to roll out a host of new visitor experiences in 2022.

After winning praise for is innovative transformation of its traditional Market Place into a summer al fresco meeting-and-eating venue and an autumn outdoor, and indoor, events space, Derby's city centre regeneration will pick up pace in the New Year.

A Shropshire-based soldier and his wife are putting smiles on the faces of orphaned children and adults in Romania, bringing Christmas gifts, clothing and medicines from the UK.

Warrant Officer 2 David Hill lives in Down Hatherley near Innsworth in Gloucestershire with his wife Sarah. Apart from last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, David and Sarah have travelled to Romania to visit orphanages in Bucharest and Bacau for the last 12 Christmases.