This Negril Chamber of Commerce Web Page in the Negril Travel Guide is dedicated to highlighting activities and events, and what the Negril Chamber of Commerce is doing to preserve our community, and environment for the future of our residents and visitors.
Should you wish to join the Negril Chamber of Commerce here is a link to a Membership Application.
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Minister of Health Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton visited the Negril Health Centre which has been adopted by the Negril Chamber of Commerce. He was greeted by Lee Issa Past NCC President, Daniel Grizzle Current NCC President, Elaine Bradley NCC Directory – Destination Assurance Council Char, Directors of the Negril Chamber, Negril Health Centre staff, members of the JCF, and NCC Office Manage and staff. After introductions, Elaine Bradley escorted the Minister of Health throughout the Health Centre describing the current facilities and activities taken by Sandals and the Negril Chamber in previous renovations that have been made at the Negril Health Centre.
After the Minister of Health toured the Negril Health Centre interacting with Health Centre staff, Lee Issa discussed with the Minister of Health the projected upgrading and renovation of the Health Centre making reference to the designs provided by the Ministry of Health. The Minister of Health stated that he would address the upgrading and renovation information that had been provided by his Ministry and make sure that it was accurate and verify the cost figures projected to make it happen. He pledged his support to the Negril Chamber of Commerce and will aid the Chamber to make it happen.
Lee Issa, congratulated the Minister of Health for his imitative to encourage the private and business sector to adopt a Health Centre. He stated that when Jamaica’s Health Centre’s are upgrading they will provide excellent and much needed services to the local community and our visitors taking a load off Jamaican hospitals.
Together we can make it Happen.
Below you will find links to the visit by the Minister of Tourism Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton of the Negril Health Centre
There is now a large Artistic Mural beautifying a wall at the Negril Community Centre, Norman Manley Boulevard, in Negril.
Here is how it all came about. Mrs. Elane Allen Bradley, Director of the Negril Chamber of Commerce Director and Chairman of the Destination Assurance Council, was approached by Peter Rose of the Rockhouse Foundation telling her that artistes were coming to Jamaica to create a Mural at the Savanna-la-Mar Savanna-La-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy that the Foundation built, and artiste would like to do a Muriel for Negril.
After rejecting a West End Road location, Mrs. Bradley spearheaded communitications with Directors of the Negrl Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Moore Negril Major, and Ms. Stewart of NIGALPA whom are responsible for the Negril Community Centre. Mrs. Bradley received permission from Ms. Stewart and after the location was viewed by the Mural artiste the decision was made to beautify the Negril Community Centre wall with a Mural.
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Contact: Erica Hawkinson
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 28, 2018, Green Star Movement, a Chicago-based nonprofit that inspires students and community members through the creation of public art, recently completed two large-scale bricolage murals in Jamaica.
In January, Green Star Movement artists and two Chicago teen apprentices traveled to Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland to work on the first mural. Located at the Savanna-La-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy, which is sponsored by the Rockhouse Foundation, the mural blends imagery representing Jamaica’s diverse people, importance of family, and natural landscape. Along with Green Star Movement staff and students, three teens from the community worked on the project for the duration of its installation. The second mural was completed in partnership with the Negril Chamber of Commerce and was installed at the Negril Community Center. This time, Green Star artists teamed up with youth and community members of all ages to work on the project. The mural represents the natural beauty of Jamaica, Negril’s history as a fishing village and the importance of the environment as we look into the future.
As part of the cultural exchange, two of the Jamaican youth artists that participated in either projects will journey to Chicago this summer to work with Green Star Movement and Chicago teens on a mural there. By educating and inspiring youth through these inclusive public art projects and providing them the opportunity to explore new cultures, Green Star Movement hopes to empower the next generation of artists to ignite positive change in their communities.
Green Star Movement is a Chicago-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that inspires students and community members to design and realize public art. Since our founding in 2005, Green Star Movement has provided more than 8000 students with mural arts programming and successfully transformed the interiors and exteriors of almost 90 public spaces, including schools, parks, and community centers. Green Star Movement previously completed an international exchange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
If you would like more information, please contact Erica at email@example.com or 773-844-4034
The Negril Chamber of Commerce has adopted the Negril Health Centre on Nonpareil Road in Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica. It has established a Negril Health Centre Building Fund to assist in the upgrading of the Negril Health Centre. The Fund’s objective is to raise $150 Million Jamaican dollars before the start of the building process.
On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at the Negril Health Centre, Mr. Lee Issa, NCC Past President presented a foam cheque of $1.8 million which represents proceeds raised by the NCC Annual Gala / Silent Auction, and International Food and Wine Event. In addition, Gail Jackson-Brooks of Negril Treehouse Resort presented an actual cheque of $30,000 which was raised from the Negril Golf Scramble 2017 hosted by herself and her husband Jessie Brooks; and Damiani Powell, General Manager of Woodstock Negril presented an actual cheque of $300,000 which was part proceeds from their recent Love at Woodstock Charity event featuring Beres Hammond. (Later, the Event Director of Woodstock Negril, Denise Smith presented the foam cheque version). Thus, the Negril Health Centre Fund is off and running with a total of $2,130,000 JMD donated.
Welcoming Message by NCC President Daniel Grizzle:
Dr. Ken-Garfield Douglas and his team from the Western Regional Health Authority, Staff of the Negril Health Centre, Members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Negril stakeholders and visiting friends. I also extend greetings and acknowledge apologies from Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health, Dr. Wykeham McNeill MP who are unable to be with us this morning due to prior planned engagements, a pleasant welcome to you all and good morning.
Today is a great day for us all here in Negril. Over the years we have bemoaned the fact that Negril is always being left out when it comes to the infrastructural development of the area. We have come to the reality that things will only get better when we the residents leads the way. Today is a step in the right direction. It is important that we have a functional, up to date clinic here in Negril, one that is capable of delivering first class medical care that is accessible to all its residents. For us to achieve this we cannot rely on the government alone, this calls for a united effort by the private and public sector, this includes all of us business and individuals, large and small.
Mr. Lee Issa as our president for the last two years has led the charge for us to have a first class clinic here in Negril. We were informed by the authorities that it will cost close to one hundred and fifty million dollars and they alone could not afford it, hence our then president committed us to raise one hundred million dollars towards the cost. On behalf of the Chamber, I would like to extend our gratitude to our Immediate Past President Mr. Lee Issa and his team from Couples Resorts for making our Gala Dinner and Silent Auction 2017 a success. I would also like to thank Mrs. Gail Jackson Brooks and her Husband, Jessie Brooks of Negril Tree House for hosting the Negril Golf Scramble 2017 – it is the proceeds of these events that we will be presenting today to the Negril Health Centre Building Fund. The NCC will continue to host these and other fundraising events such as our International Food and Wine Event, the brainchild of our first Vice President, Mr. Richard Wallace and other fundraisers such as our annual Gala dinner. We encourage the community and visitors to support these indicatives as all proceeds will go towards a worthy cause that will eventually benefit all.
We have to be the change that we seek for Negril; the expansion of the Negril Health Centre is just one step closer to making our resort town ideal. If you truly love Negril and share the same passion and vision the Chamber has for this community, then join us by giving to this worthy cause. Our aim is to raise One Hundred and Fifty Million Jamaican Dollars before we start the building process. Today, we are at One Million Eight Hundred Thousand. To help us reach this goal, the account numbers for the Negril Health Centre Building Fund are USD 830912 or JMD 830911, Scotia Bank Negril. Together we can make it Happen.
Below you will find links to the Negril Chamber of Commerce Website and Facebook Page with Negril Health Centre Fund postings, video, photos, and additional information.
Negril Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Food and Wine Event @ The Boardwalk Village, July 8th, 2017, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I. The proceeds from the Event aid Negril Chamber of Commerce projects. Event sponsors include: Sandals, Hedonism II, Rockhouse Hotel, AZUL Sensatori Jamaica, Royalton Negril. Couples Resort Jamaica, CPJ, Select Brands, Negril Service Center, The Boardwalk Village, JAMZ.
There is a Negril Chamber of Commerce meeting usually every Month. You can check with the Chamber office at 957-4067, or firstname.lastname@example.org for information when the next Chamber meeting is to be held.
The Negril Chamber of Commerce endeavors to bring all business and residents together to work at making Negril, the best and safest place for its citizens to live, work and raise a family. You are encouraged to join the Chamber, attend meetings and let your voice be heard.
Should you wish to join the Negril Chamber of Commerce here is a link to a Membership Application.
The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, Minister of Tourism @ Negril Chamber of Commerce Community Meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Swept Away, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.
2016 International Coastal Cleanup - Ocean Conservancy at Negril Community Center and Long Bay Beach. Participants included: Negril Chamber Of Commerce, Negril Rotary Club, Negril Treehouse Resort, Rockhouse Hotel, Couples Negril & Couples Swept Away, Azul Sensatori Jamaica, Hedonism II, The Spa Retreat, The Boardwalk Village, Negril Police, & Negril Police Youth Club, the UDC, and Negril Travel Guide.com. Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I. Saturaday, September 17, 2016
Building With Nature - environmentally sound solutions to beach erosion sponsored by the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Swept Away, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.
- Welcome - Lee Issa - President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce
- Introduction - Diana McCauly - CEO Jamaica Environment Trust
- Introduction of Presenters - Sophie Grizzle Roumel - NCC Directory & JHTA Councilor
- Dr. Thomas Goreau - BioRock Technology
- Arjen Luijendijk - Deltares
- Dr. Alexander van Oudenhoven - Leiden University
- Summation - Winthrope Wellington - NCC Director & JHTA Councilor
- Question & Answer Period
- Thank You - Kevin Levee - NCC Directory & Negril JHTA Chapter Chair
The ODPEM hosted a Negril stakeholder public consultation on the Disaster Risk Atlas for Negril at a meeting with the JHTA and NCOC on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Swept Away in Negril. Negril Stakeholder’s believe the Disaster Risk Atlas for Negril paints the worst picture possible to justify why the breakwaters are necessary in Negril, which Negril Stakeholders are adamantly against. You will see the installation of the breakwaters mentioned in the Recommendations photo.
Once the video of the Disaster Risk Atlas for Negril meeting is processed and uploaded to YouTube.com it will be embedded below.
Sand Mining - Shifting Sands? - At Negril Resort Construction Site on Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril. Below you will find a Photo Gallery, and a collection of links to media articles, and videos.
When Money Talks, Jamaica’s Environment Walks...! Is Jamaica For Sale...?
Negril Chamber outraged over sand-mining operations – The Gleaner - Published: Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
SEE DOCUMENT: Quarry license granted to major hotel development in Negril – The Gleaner - Published: Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 1:34 PM - Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer
Hotel accused of illegal sand mining defends itself – The Gleaner - Published: Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 1:09 PM - Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter
Jamaican Observer – News - JET backs Negril Chamber’s position on removal of beach sand - Friday, January 15, 2016
Hotel project threat - Developers consider pulling out over illegal sand mining allegations – The Gleaner - Published: Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM - Gary Spaulding
Negril Chamber still dissatisfied with removal of sand from Westmoreland property – The Gleaner - Published: Friday | January 15, 2016 | 1:39 PM
Cabinet confusion – The Gleaner - Published: Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM - Gary Spaulding
Shifting Sands: An Update on Sand Mining in Negril - Petchary Blog – January 16, 2016
Our Threatened Beaches and New Mega-Hotels: Negril Chamber of Commerce, JET Very Concerned at Sand Mining - Petchary Blog – January 14, 2016
Government’s bungling of Negril Sand Mining Issue troubling says Robinson – First Look - | 2016-01-17
Diana McCaulay: Why moving sand from Negril matters – The Gleaner - Published: Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM - Diana McCaulay, Contributor
CVM Television #WatchCVM Shifting sands from NEGRIL.........all about @liveat7ja
Beach sand policy needed – Vaz - The Gleaner - Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Gov't Lifts Order Barring Sand Removal From Negril Property - The Gleaner - Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 9:05 PM
Minister lifts controversial order to bar sand removal from Negril - RJR News - 7:46 am, Tue January 26, 2016
Cessation Order Lifted On Developer Relocating Sand To St Ann Hotel - The Gleaner - Published: Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM
News Watch Follow up on Cessation Order Lifted On Developer by Minister [7.33 minutes into video] - News Watch Videos - CMV TV - January 25, 2016
Karisma Satisfied With Outcome Of Sand Debacle - The Gleaner - Published: Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:51 PM
Jamaican For Sale - CVM TV Live @ 7 with host Simon Crosskill, January 26, 2016
Silent NEPA's Poor Due Diligence Triggered Sand Saga, Suggests NRCA - The Gleaner - Published: Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 9:40 AM
Negril Chamber To Lobby For Halt On International Funding For Environmental Projects - The Gleaner - Published: Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 1:30 PM
Negril Chamber of Commerce Is “Appalled”; NRCA Chairman Concedes “Bungling”; and Is Jamaica For Sale? - PETCHARY'S Blog - January 28, 2016
Peter Espeut: Of Bungling And Poll Results - The Gleaner - Published: Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Letter Of The Day: Environment Minister Must Care For Environment - The Gleaner by CHRISTINE O'SULLIVAN - Published: Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Letter Of The Day: Stop The Hypocrisy! by JAMAICA CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM (Diana McCaulay, Horace Levy et al) - The Gleaner - Published: Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The leader of the opposition Jamaica Labour Party Mr. Andrew Holness meets with Negril Chamber of Commerce Members at Negril Escape Resort & Spa on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
NEPA's presentation and discussion of selected aspects of the Confirmed Development Order at the Negril Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
The Honourable Desmond McKenzie, CD, MP, JP, Minister of Local Government and Community Development meets with Negril Chamber of Commerce and Community Members on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Swept Away, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.
The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, Minister of Tourism meets with Negril Chamber of Commerce and Community Members on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Swept Away, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.
The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, Minister of Tourism meets for the second time with Negril Chamber of Commerce and Community Members on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Swept Away, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.
Negril Chamber of Commerce Spearheads Roundabout / Bridge painting and clean up…! Chamber Members and Volunteer’s worked very hard and demonstrated their civic pride endeavoring to freshen / clean up Negril for residents and visitors alike. NUH Dirty Up Jamaica…!
The Negril Chamber Of Commerce President, Lee Issa, donates six recycled plastic bottle garbage bins to UDC. Donated recycled plastic bottle garbage bins to be place at Long Bay Beach Park #1 and #2, Norman Manley Boulevard,Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I. These garbage bins are made by Nicky Gordon and created from recycled plastic bottles. NEPA will be emoting and maintaining the donated garbage bins.
The Negril Chamber Of Commerce President, Lee Issa, donates six garbage bins to NEPA. NEPA is placing the garbage bins around the Negril Community Centre and Beach Park. These garbage bins are made by Nicky Gordon and created from recycled plastic bottles. NEPA will be emptying and maintaining the donated garbage bins.
The Negril Chamber Of Commerce International Food and Wine Event on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at The Boardwalk Village, Negril. Featured Cuisine: Jamaican - by Rockhouse Hotel's Pushcart Restaurant, Greek Mediterranean - by Couple Negril, Mexican - by AZUL Senatori Jamaica, Indian - by Hedonism II, and Italian - by Sandals / Beaches Resort. Featured Wine - by SelectBrands with a selections of Hardy's Merlot, Moscato and Chardonnay Wines from Australia.
Sponsors: The Boardwalk Village, Hedonism II, Couples Swept Away, Sandals / Beaches Resort, AZUL Senatori Jamaica, The Spa Retreat, CPJ Caribbean Producers, IRIE Jamz Entertainment, Maxi Press, Rockhouse, Tropical Wedding Solutions, Wedding Entertainment, J. Wray & Nephew, Pepsi, SelectBrands, Stewart's Auto, and DJ Gemini and Gavin.
The Negril Chamber Of Commerce inaugural International Food and Wine Event was a huge success and will become a yearly event. In addition to the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Negril Chefs, and all Sponsors, a special thanks and appreciation goes to Chamber Director Richard Wallace of the Boardwalk Village and his staff for their quality service enabling this year's successful International Food and Wine Event. Best sure to attend next year and feast upon a mouth watering variety of International cuisine, sip wines, and enjoy the Caribbean night breezes while eating and dancing on Negril's famous beach.
Negril Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner 2015 at the Aura Lounge, Swept Away, Negril on December 12, 2015. The guest speaker was Ambassador Paola Amadei – Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Jamaica. The European Union has assisted Negril with ground-breaking projects in the past and the Ambassador is very outspoken on many issues.