Digicel Wants to Promote Jamaica as an Investment Destination

January 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel is offering to promote Jamaica as an investment destination. Digicel Jamaica’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Brien, says Jamaica is a “great place to do business,” and is offering to market the country as the “preferred investment destination in the more...

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Jamaica Adding Another New Agro-Park

January 22, 2015 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (left) greeted by General Manager, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Marlene Street-Forrest (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is ramping up its development of agro-parks. The country is expected to add a ninth agro-park on the island, which is anticipated to be in production in the next three to six more...

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The Caribbean Glass Ceiling

January 19, 2015 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment


By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Women Less than 5% of CEOs & 50 to 100 years for parity In its Jan. 2015 report, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announces a gaining momentum of women in business and management across the globe. As I prepared for a lightning read through, my first stop was the ‘Contents’ pages. The ‘Introduction’ was more...

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These are Four Clear Ways to Stimulate Development in Jamaica

January 19, 2015 | 5:32 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing crime, then one of the first things discussed is the need for more resources for the police. The truth is many things more...

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Why This is the Biggest Challenge for Caribbean Youth (And Why There’s Hope)

January 12, 2015 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment


By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor This is Part 2 of excerpts from ‘Caribbean Youth and Unemployment’ prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ hosted in Nicaragua during late 2014. Challenges of Joblessness Rebelliousness Online & Offline Joblessness and its challenges (including depression, more...

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Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley and John Varvatos Join Forces

January 7, 2015 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new John Varvatos campaign By the Caribbean Journal staff A major US fashion house is tapping into the Caribbean. Designer John Varvatos’ is looking to a different genre for his latest campaign. Varvatos has joined forces with Jamaica's Ziggy and Stephen Marley for his new 2015 campaign. The ads were shot in Austin, Texas in black and white more...

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Thinking Differently in Jamaica

January 2, 2015 | 8:26 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor 2015 is here, and we celebrate a new year and new beginnings. But what does the turn of a new year really mean? Traditionally, we have always celebrated a new year as a new beginning, but what makes the start of a new year any different from the old year? After all, we still have the same crime problem on January 1 as we did on more...

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Mariah Carey to Headline Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

January 2, 2015 | 6:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Mariah Carey By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstar Mariah Carey will be headlining the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Jamaica later this month. The festival, which runs from Jan. 29 to 31, will be held at Trelawny Stadium in Falmouth. It will be the first-ever performance in the Caribbean for Carey. “Welcoming Mariah more...

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Jamaica’s Prospects in 2015

December 31, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor AS we come to the end of 2014, it is traditional for us to think about what will happen in the New Year. Apart from tradition, however, the end of a year is always used as a mark to measure progress and look towards the future. 2014 has been a year of mixed fortunes, and indeed a transformative year in Jamaica. This is reflected in more...

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Singapore’s Lesson for Jamaica

December 29, 2014 | 1:24 am | 0 Comment


By Paul Hay CJ Contributor Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It was founded by Britain as a trading colony in 1819. Lee Kuan Yew became its first Prime Minister in 1959. Four years later, Singapore joined the Malaysian Federation, but was asked to leave in 1965. After separation from the Malaysian Federation, it became a sovereign republic. more...

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