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Rum Journal: A Banana Cocktail From the Jamaica Inn

August 31, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A Banana Cocktail From the Jamaica Inn

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We love the venerable Jamaica Inn for its chilled-out and elegant-yet-unstuffy vibe. But we love bartender Teddy, who’s been serving ‘em up for a whopping 50 years, even more. So today we’re featuring an iconic cocktail straight from Teddy’s eponymous beachfront bar. We can’t think of a better way to share the more...

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Hyatt Names General Manager For All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

August 29, 2014 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Hyatt Names General Manager For All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Above: the new Hyatt at Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa Resorts Management has named the general manager for the two new Hyatt all-inclusives set to open in Jamaica later this year. Carl Hendriks will be the general manager for the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall (a family resort) and the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, both in Montego Bay. The more...

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Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies

August 28, 2014 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies

Above: (left) Former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke passed away on Thursday morning, the government announced in a statement. Clarke died in hospital where he had completed a surgery, the government said. Clarke had served eight different terms in Jamaica's Parliament, having more...

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Island Bites: Eating Fried Fish at Jamaica’s Hellshire Beach

August 27, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Island Bites: Eating Fried Fish at Jamaica’s Hellshire Beach

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon IT'S THE Sunday-morning ritual every Kingstonian loves: venturing out of the capital to Hellshire Beach. But the point of the pilgrimage to this St Catherine strip about 30 minutes from the capital isn’t sun, sea and sand. Rather, it’s all about the fish. A string of rustic fish shacks line the caramel strand here, each with more...

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Jamaica: Economy Grew Between 1 and 2 Percent in Second Quarter

August 26, 2014 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica: Economy Grew Between 1 and 2 Percent in Second Quarter

Above: (left) Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Real economic activity in Jamaica grew expanded by between 1 and 2 percent in the second quarter, according to a new report from the Bank of Jamaica. That was the fourth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the bank, with the outlook for the 2014/2015 fiscal year more...

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Jamaica’s Growing Crisis

August 25, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica’s Growing Crisis

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a country. This is the health of our population, and as a result the cost it currently has and its continued impact as it worsens. If, of course, we do nothing about it. Anyone who knows me more...

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Island Bites: Finding Montego Bay’s Secret Lobster Spot

August 23, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

Island Bites: Finding Montego Bay’s Secret Lobster Spot

Above: the Lobster Trapp in Hopewell (All photos by CJ) IT'S THE KIND of place where you have to order before you get there. Not because it's hard to get a table. It's that they won't even put a table out unless they know you're coming. This is Montego Bay, Jamaica's hidden seafood restaurant, a tiny outpost in the village of Hopewell called the Lobster more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Airport Band

August 21, 2014 | 8:03 pm | 0 Comment

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Band

Above: the Sunshine Mento Band (CJ Photo) It's something we think should be mandatory in every Caribbean airport: the musical welcome. Music is one of the best ways to discover a place — and when you arrive after a flight, short or long, authentic music immediately reminds you that you're in the Caribbean. It used to be more common in the region, but today only more...

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Social Justice and Economic Development in Jamaica

August 15, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Social Justice and Economic Development in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor EVERYONE should know by now that I believe Jamaica's economic programme is being managed properly, as the fiscal and legislative adjustments being made are definitely the right option for creating a positive environment for economic development. And certainly, more importantly, is that the leadership of the programme, headed by Peter more...

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IMF Mission Visiting Jamaica

August 14, 2014 | 6:05 am | 0 Comment

IMF Mission Visiting Jamaica

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A team from the International Monetary Fund was set to begin a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday to conduct the fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under the Extended Fund Facility." The mission will be in the country until Aug. 22, according to a government statement. "During that time, they will more...

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