Feeling the love? Teresa Giudice’s new relationship with boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas is off to a great start, according to her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.“Teresa’s good. She’s got her little boyfriend,” the Envy designer, 41, said with a wink to Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah via Instagram Live on Wednesday, November 11. “She’s good.”Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas. Shutterstock (2); Courtesy Digital Media Solutions/Instagram- Advertisement – Us Weekly confirmed earlier this week that Giudice, 48, has moved on with Ruelas, 46, following her split from ex-husband Joe Giudice. A source revealed that the courtship is “very new, but they are happy.”The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, for her part, spoke out amid speculation surrounding her new romance. “Excited to reveal my new boyfriend,” Teresa wrote on Monday, November 9, alongside a pic of the twosome attending a football game.In December 2019, Teresa and Joe, also 48, announced their plans to separate after 20 years of marriage. The longtime pair share daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11.Joe Giudice. Courtesy Joe Giudice/Instagram- Advertisement – Less than one year after announcing their split, Teresa and Joe’s divorce was finalized in September. “They are supporting each other 100 percent as they each pursue their happiness,” an insider told Us at the time. “Joe is in Italy for now, and Teresa is in New Jersey. Their primary focus is and will remain their four beautiful daughters.”Joe returned to his native Italy in October 2019 following his release from prison. When Teresa and their four daughters visited him in the European country last November, a source told Us that the now-exes “talked about their future” and “neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship.”Joe recently confirmed that he is dating an attorney. “She’s helping out a lot out here,” he explained on The Wendy Williams Show in October. “It’s good because I have a lot of things going on out here and she’s putting together a lot of deals for me.”- Advertisement – The businessman continued, “We’ve been seeing each other, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say that we’re boyfriend, girlfriend, but we’re kind of like hanging out a lot.”Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews – Advertisement –
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning an estimated two billion US dollars, according to the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles.Last year, the country had record arrivals of 4.32 million visitors with earnings of US$3.3 billion.Charles, piloting the Tourism Workers Pension Act 2019 in the Senate on Friday, said tourism drives nine per cent of Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) and contributes, in revenue terms, 20 per cent of GDP.He noted, too, that the sector earnings have grown from US$369 million in 2017 to US$431 million in 2018 and that said the tourism industry’s continued growth and success is as a result of the hard work and dedication of the tourism workers.“It is the professionalism and high-excellence service of workers that have contributed to Jamaica remaining top of mind and boasting an enviable 42 per cent repeat visitor rate,” he said.The Tourism Workers Pension Act 2019 seeks to establish a defined contribution pension scheme for hospitality industry workers and Charles told legislators that an increase in visitors equates to greater demand for more trained workers.“The data shows that as at January 2019 there were 120,500 workers in the sector, which represented nine per of the labour force,” he said, noting that employment in hotels and restaurants increased by four per cent from January 2017 to January 2019.“This was approximately an additional 5,000 jobs over the two-year period,” he said.