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Chris Blackwell Inaugurated into the PSOJ's Hall of Fame
Island Records founder and hotelier Chris Blackwell was inaugurated into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Hall of Fame in a glittering ceremony held at the Kingston Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2009 which saw many of Jamaica's leading business personalities in attendance.
For more than 40 years Blackwell has guided and produced some of the best popular music talent both in Jamaica and the wider international scene. Closer to home - Jimmy Cliff, Millie Small, Bob Marley, Toots & The Maytals and Sly & Robbie readily spring to mind. Further afield, Robert Palmer, Tom Waits, Roxy Music, U2, Grace Jones and The Cranberries number among many of Island's roster of stars from an international label that had its beginnings in Jamaica. More >
Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer.
Source: Al Edwards, Jamaica Observer, Friday, October 30, 2009.
Jamaica Mounted Troup at Strawberry Hill
As part of Strawberry Hill's community programs, the Government of Jamaica has agreed to have the Jamaican Mounted Troop stationed in Strawberry Hill, Irish Town.
They have started patrolling and are real crowd pleasers!!
In June, Island Outpost greeted its first guests at its new Welcome Lounge, located in the Arrivals Terminal of the Norman Manley International Airport. If you are arriving to Kingston from overseas to stay at an Island Outpost Hotel, you will now receive a warm and special welcome once you exit customs.
Island Outpost Inaugurates Welcome Lounge
In the lounge, take a moment after your flight to sit, relax and enjoy one of our signature cocktails and a cool scented towel before transferring to the hotel. This service is complimentary to Island Outpost guests, and will immediately set the stage for the personalized and friendly customer service you will receive during their stay.