The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling Superyacht Is the Toy Boat You Deserve

first_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The vessel is capable of a top speed of 20 knots (25 if you spring for the beefier GTS model). For you land folk, that’s just under 30 miles per hour. While that may not seem like a “breakneck” clip, keep in mind this is a 165-foot long behemoth. For trips across the Atlantic Ocean, the GTT can sustain 17 knots. Plus, a hybrid propulsion system coupled with a rooftop solar panel array allows it to remain at anchor overnight with zero emissions and in total silence.Dynamiq is an ultra-luxury, Monaco-based shipbuilder. They’re credited as the first-ever manufacturer to design an entire category of all-aluminum, sport cruising superyachts capable of greater than 20-knot speeds and a 3,000-mile range. The entirely new class of yacht was dubbed Gran Turismo Transatlantic (hence “GTT”).The price tag? The “entry-level” GTT 165 starts at €24,400,000 (approximately USD $29.6 million). While that doesn’t include taxes, delivery fees, or the European models in the brochure, it still feels like a steal. Don’t forget to set aside an extra quarter-mil for a proper “dinghy.” 1 of 3 The Adastra Trimaran Is a Luxury Adventure Yacht Unlike Any Other Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle 1 of 3 Next Previous last_img read more

Minister says Global Tourism Has Changed

According to Mr. Bartlett, tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are no longer the same, and to the point where the industry is now being “reimagined”. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says global tourism has taken on an extraordinary new lease on life, where almost everything is now done outside of what was once considered the norm. “It is being radically reviewed, reorganised and remade. I dare say that Jamaica too has played her part in this tourism reimagined exercise, through our engagements with global partners,” the Minister told JIS News in an interview. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says global tourism has taken on an extraordinary new lease on life, where almost everything is now done outside of what was once considered the norm.According to Mr. Bartlett, tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are no longer the same, and to the point where the industry is now being “reimagined”.“It is being radically reviewed, reorganised and remade. I dare say that Jamaica too has played her part in this tourism reimagined exercise, through our engagements with global partners,” the Minister told JIS News in an interview.Mr. Bartlett said that in reimagining a destination, “we have to look at areas such as strengthening linkages, promulgating human capital development, piloting the largest wave of product expansion, and also enhancing the use of technology and the Internet”.He added that it also includes effecting a more comprehensive destination assurance programme, improved private- and public-sector stakeholder collaboration, and incorporating innovation in the mix.Mr. Bartlett further informed that tourism has become such a mega global industry that the annual number of tourists crossing international borders was estimated at 1.4 billion in 2018, generating US$1.3 trillion.He said that the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) global tourism data indicate that travel and tourism represented 10.4 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), creating one in 10 jobs, which is 10 per cent of global employment amounting to 319 million jobs.“Caribbean destinations welcomed 29.9 million international visitors in 2018. This represents the second highest number of visitors to the Caribbean on record, surpassed only by the 30.6 million who visited in 2017. In fact, one in five of workers in the Caribbean is employed to the tourism sector, contributing 40 per cent of the region’s GDP,” the Minister noted. read more

Ministry Of National Security Launches AntiViolence Campaign

It is geared towards strengthening social inclusion in crime fighting and violence prevention and reinforcing the social contract between the citizens and the State. Dubbed, ‘Liv Gud’, the national anti-violence campaign is a call to action for all Jamaicans to take a stand against anything that violates good living, and to stand against all forms of crime and criminal activity. As part of the Government’s drive to encourage Jamaicans to adopt a culture of respect while resolving conflicts amicably, the Ministry of National Security has launched an anti-violence campaign. As part of the Government’s drive to encourage Jamaicans to adopt a culture of respect while resolving conflicts amicably, the Ministry of National Security has launched an anti-violence campaign.Dubbed, ‘Liv Gud’, the national anti-violence campaign is a call to action for all Jamaicans to take a stand against anything that violates good living, and to stand against all forms of crime and criminal activity.It is geared towards strengthening social inclusion in crime fighting and violence prevention and reinforcing the social contract between the citizens and the State.The initiative was launched by Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, at Roxborough Avenue, Top Range, Mountain View, in St. Andrew, on September 13.Under the initiative, digital boards have been mounted in May Pen town square, Sam Sharpe square, Spanish Town, Half-Way-Tree; and in St. William Grant Park in downtown Kingston. Murals have also been painted in four communities; and advertisements have been produced for main stream and social media.Addressing the launch, Dr. Chang said the intention is to take the message across the island and restore the sense of family where Jamaicans look out for each other. He added that this will ultimately redound in creating safer communities.He said the objective in this programme is to ensure that citizens and community engagement remains a critical aspect in bringing about safe communities.“Living good is part of the Jamaican culture. Fighting each other, abusing children, abusing women, stabbing each other, fighting and quarrelling between streets and communities is not Jamaican culture. We have, unfortunately, deviated from it too far,” he said.Dr. Chang said the Ministry is committed to working with communities and the relevant stakeholders in order to “rebuild good personal relationships between all of us as brothers and sisters.”He said attributes such as self-respect, self worth and self value are the beginning of living good with each other.“If you understand who we are, where we’re coming from and respect yourself, you are going to respect your brother down there, because we are all Jamaicans,” the Minister said.For her part, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, and Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Andrew, Hon. Fayval Williams, said the initiative will assist in “ironing out differences” in communities.Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Fitz Jackson, applauded the Government for the undertaking. He encouraged Jamaicans to be active partners in reducing violence. Story Highlights read more