Friday, August 20, 2010
Newsweek: Jamaica best place in Caribbean
The Jamaican Flag stands out in this Newsweek graphic!
Jamaica ranked 47th out of 100 countries worldwide
Jamaica Observer | Thursday, August 19, 2010
JAMAICA is the top-ranked Caribbean nation to live in terms of education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and political environment, according to Newsweek magazine.
Assisted by experts including Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E Stiglitz, the magazine compiled metrics across those five categories, which ranked the island 47th, three places above Cuba, among 100 countries surveyed.
Newsweek's first-ever Best Countries special issue attempted to answer the question, "…if you were born today, which country would provide you the very best opportunity to live a healthy, safe, reasonably prosperous, and upwardly mobile life?"
The survey will be welcome news for tourism authorities who have been struggling to rebuild Jamaica's image following the civil unrest in West Kingston in May. During this time some hotels in the capital reported that occupancy had fallen to zero levels.
Since that time the Jamaica Observer has been approved by Vogue magazine to participate in this year's global Fashion's Night Out on September 10, when for five hours, participating stores across Jamaica will be slashing their prices.