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Jamaica

Jamaica Reports Drop in Crime

April 21, 2014 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica Reports Drop in Crime

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a "downward trend" in murders and other crimes, according to the country's Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. The Minister, who was speaking at the Jamaica Police Academy last week, said murders were down by 12 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Montego Bay

April 20, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Montego Bay

The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Lynette Filipov, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset from the Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week! — more...

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After Six Decades, Jamaica Names New Poet Laureate

April 15, 2014 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment

After Six Decades, Jamaica Names New Poet Laureate

Above: Professor Mervyn Morris (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has named Professor Mervy Morris as the country's latest Poet Laureate after the position had gone unfilled for more than six decades. Morris, who is a professor emeritus at the University of the West Indies, will serve in the post for the next three years. The more...

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Jamaica’s Hedonism II Resort Completes $5 Million Renovation

April 14, 2014 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica’s Hedonism II Resort Completes $5 Million Renovation

Above: the Hedonism II resort in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hedonism II resort in Jamaica has completed a $5 million renovation project, the property announced Monday. The project included the debut of seven new room categories, along with a "full" refurbishment of 34 rooms to include glass-enclosed walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs and decorative more...

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In Jamaica, A Raw Tale of Rum and Ras

April 13, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

In Jamaica, A Raw Tale of Rum and Ras

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor JAMAICA — WHILE SPENDING some well-deserved relaxation time in the deep throngs of Westmoreland, Jamaica’s West End, a long way far past Negril proper, I would find myself returning to the same bar nightly to finish off the evening with a nightcap and to rustle up whatever was on the menu for dinner that night. This nightly ritual more...

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Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

April 9, 2014 | 5:04 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What's noteworthy about almost all of them is just how long they seem to take. But why do criminal cases in Jamaica take so long? Some civil cases more...

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Jamaican Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Sentenced to Life in Prison

April 3, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaican Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Sentenced to Life in Prison

Above: Vybz Kartel By the Caribbean Journal staff Dancehall star Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jamaican court on Thursday. Kartel and his three co-defendants all received a life sentence. Kartel was sentenced following a murder conviction last month by a 10-1 verdict. It will be 35 years before Kartel is eligible for parole. "I think more...

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Jamaica, China Sign Framework Agreement For Transshipment Hub

April 2, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica, China Sign Framework Agreement For Transshipment Hub

Above: the signing ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Jamaica has signed a framework agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company to develop a transshipment hub in the Portland Bight area. The selection of the environmentally sensitive Portland Bight area has led to controversy within Jamaica, as it is more...

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InterCaribbean Airways Launching Kingston-Montego Bay Flights

April 1, 2014 | 5:30 am | 0 Comment

InterCaribbean Airways Launching Kingston-Montego Bay Flights

Above: an InterCaribbean Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff InterCaribbean Airways is launching new service between Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The service will include 16 weekly flights each way, with the Montego Bay-Kingston flights offering onward flights to Providenciales, Santo Domingo and San Juan. InterCaribbean will be operating the more...

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Transforming Jamaica’s Public Sector

March 21, 2014 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

Transforming Jamaica’s Public Sector

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ANYONE WHO has been reading my articles will be aware that I have always been caught up with the need to transform the public sector into a more efficient and facilitative support for private sector development. When I talk about public sector, I don't just mean the persons employed in the sector, but very importantly the rules and more...

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