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Jamaica’s female soccer team Reggae Girlz recently made World Cup history, with the help of Cedella Marley…
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Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz start World Cup action on June 9 against Brazil…
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will bow into World Cup action against Brazil on Sunday, June 9 at 9:30 am ET at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is throwing its support behind the team and giving the Diaspora an opportunity to get in on the action by hosting a series of World Cup Watch Parties in four major markets: New York, Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore and Toronto.
“We are excited that the Reggae Girlz have qualified to represent Jamaica on the global soccer stage,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We are so proud of the Reggae Girlz and invite the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora and friends of Jamaica to come out in their colors and cheer on the team in the opening match in their historic World Cup campaign.”
Jamaica’s senior national women’s soccer team, the Reggae Girlz, qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on October 17, 2018 defeating Panama 4-2 on penalties, becoming the first Caribbean nation ever to qualify for the ultimate competition in women’s football. The 53rd ranked Reggae Girlz is one of four debutants at this year’s World Cup, joining Chile, Scotland and South Africa.
For more information on Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, go to www.reggaegirlz.com.
About Jamaica Tourist Board The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai. TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2019. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for thirteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2019. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.