How Much Can Jamaica Grow?

September 22, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE PLANNING Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is targeting real GDP growth of three percent in the fiscal year 2015/16. This is against the previously targeted 1.5 to two percent, under the current IMF agreement. I have long indicated that Jamaica has the capacity to grow at rates of between three to five percent, in the short to medium more...

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Sandals Rebranding Jamaica Resort

September 18, 2014 | 11:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the soon-to-be Grand Pineapple Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals is rebranding one of its Jamaican resorts. The company announced Thursday that it would be rebranding its Sandals Carlyle Inn in Jamaica into the Grand Pineapple Montego Bay. The change will go into effect Jan. 15, 2015, according to Sandals Resorts International. The more...

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Caribbean Cookbook: A Recipe for Braised Oxtail from Jamaica

September 18, 2014 | 11:05 pm | 0 Comment


The latest edition of Caribbean Cookbook heads to the famous Half Moon resort in Jamaica, where Chef Omar Sybblis of the Pepperpot Restaurant has offered up his special recipe for braised oxtail, Jamaican style. Here's how to make it: Ingredients 4kg Oxtail 2 cups Marinade (instructions below) ½ cup Soy Sauce 1litre beef stock 1 ½ cups chopped more...

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Jamaica Says Fighting Corruption “A National Priority”

September 15, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The "spectre of corruption" is the single issue sapping public confidence in Jamaica's government, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Finance Minister, who was speaking at a conference on the Westminster system of government last week, said public perception of corruption continues to more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Ann, Jamaica

September 14, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tamika Wilks of Woodbridge, VA, who sent in this snapshot of beautiful St Ann, Jamaica. Did you take a great Caribbean photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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How to Make Jamaican Peppered Shrimp

September 13, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment


By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As a kid I remember very well my brother teaching me to drive my grandfather’s old beat up blue stick shift Vauxhall Viva that was always parked in the driveway at home, while my grandfather was at work with my Dad. I was at the tender age of 7, which would put my brother, the teacher, at the ripe old age of 12 years old. To more...

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Personal Responsibility and Development in the Caribbean

September 7, 2014 | 5:49 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE RECENT Global Competitiveness report has shown that Jamaica is seeing some international competitiveness return from the current set of policies being instituted. It has been a while since our competitiveness has improved, and this is indeed welcome news. We still need to bear in mind, though, that the report shows that both more...

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Jamaica Defence Force Spots Debris From Private Plane Crash

September 6, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: what is believed to be wreckage from the crash (Photo: JDF) By the Caribbean Journal staff A Jamaica Defence Force search and rescue team has spotted and photographed what is believed to be debris from Friday's small plane crash near Port Antonio. The debris field was spotted about 24 nautical miles north of Port Antonio. "While it is not yet possible more...

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Unresponsive Private Plane Crashes Near Coast of Jamaica

September 5, 2014 | 8:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Tocata TBM plane like the one above was involved in the crash By the Caribbean Journal staff A unresponsive private plane crashed in Jamaica on Friday, causing a brief scare around the northern Caribbean and the United States. The plane originated in Rochester, New York and was bound for Naples, Fla. until it became unresponsive about an hour after more...

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Caribbean Plate: A Recipe For Coconut Chips From Jamaica

September 4, 2014 | 5:18 pm | 0 Comment

Coconut Chips

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Need a nibble to go with that rum punch? Do what the folks at Ocho Rios’ Jamaica Inn do during their nightly cocktail hour and whip up a bunch of these crispy coconut chips. The oven-baked snacks are super-simple to make, fiber-rich, and, if you indulge in moderation, won’t blow your diet. (Because we like to save all our more...

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