Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico wins bid for Norman Manley International Airport Public Private Partnership

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B De C.V. (GAP), a Mexican company with 50-year concessions to operate, maintain and develop twelve international airports in the Pacific and Central regions of Mexico, has emerged the provisional Preferred Bidder for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) Public Private Partnership. The decision follows the evaluation process and subsequent approval by Cabinet on September 3, 2018 after public opening of three bid submissions received at the offices of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) on July 20, 2018. In addition to the bid from GAP, two bids were received from Consortia which comprised foreign and local investors. Commenting on the success of the privatisation process to date, Mr. Paul B. Scott, Chairman of the Enterprise… Read More

Norman Manley International Airport Public-Private Partnership Invitation for Prequalification

Norman Manley International Airport Public-Private Partnership Invitation for Prequalification – EXTENDED MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND MINING The Government of Jamaica (the “GOJ”), through the Ministry of Transport and Mining is seeking a private sector operator with proven experience in the airport sector to operate, finance, develop and maintain the Norman Manley International Airport (“NMIA”) under a long term concession agreement (the “Project”). International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), a member of the World Bank Group, has been appointed by the GOJ as lead advisor on the structuring and implementation of the Project. The Development Bank of Jamaica (“DBJ”), the GOJ’s Privatization Agency and PPP Unit are co-advisors and Secretariat for the transaction. The GOJ, IFC and DBJ are launching this invitation for… Read More

KINGSTON, Jamaica — New York Times has designated Kingston as one of the top 52 Best Places to Go in 2017

24. (on the list) Kingston, Jamaica The capital of Jamaica furthers its case as cultural destination, not just a stopover to the beach. Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston’s first new hotel in over a decade, or the SoHo-style Spanish Court Hotel, which has added a second pool, and will open its Montego Bay branch in the summer. Eat like an Olympic legend at Usain Bolt’s restaurant Tracks & Records, or get all things jerk at the latest hot spot Chateau 7 Gourmet Jerk Centre. Take in old-school reggae at the One World Ska and Rocksteady Music Festival,launched this November; at the newly opened Peter Tosh Museum, honoring the former Wailer; or at one of the dub music parties… Read More