Jamaica Finance Minister Visits New York

October 29, 2014 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips began a three-day visit to New York City on Wednesday. The visit will include a meeting with 50 of "the most prominent members of the New York financial community," according to a government statement. The visit was organized by Rohan more...

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A Recipe For Jamaican Braised Chicken

October 27, 2014 | 10:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Chef Nigel Spence’s Ripe Kitchen and Bar By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Recently, I've been hearing about more and more people in Jamaica contracting a new disease called Chikungunya which has been making its way throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere. It is derived from the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, known in the past to carry the Malaria more...

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Rum Journal: A Jamaican Villa That Comes With Its Own Bartender

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


Above: the Infinity villa at the Tryall Club Sure, there are beautiful villas across the Caribbean, but how many come with their own private bartender? At the five-bedroom Infinity villa at Jamaica's Tryall Club, you get your own chef, bartender and butler, meaning infinite possibilities. And Dwayne Williams, the signature bartender at the villa, has been kind more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset at Rick’s Cafe, Jamaica

October 18, 2014 | 11:10 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patty Morgan, who took this snapshot while on a visit to Jamaica at the famous Rick's Cafe in Negril, 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 one! — more...

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Health Management in Jamaica

October 16, 2014 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE world has, in recent weeks, been very concerned with the Ebola virus and more importantly, containing it. Here in Jamaica, we have been dealing with the effects of the chikungunya virus, more commonly referred to as ChikV, while also keeping our eye on what is happening with Ebola, as this can be very devastating for Jamaica and the more...

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Jamaica in “National Emergency” Due to Chikungunya Virus Outbreak

October 14, 2014 | 7:18 pm | 0 Comment

General debate of the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly.

Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the country is in a "national emergency" over the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus in the country. The virus, which is similar in symptoms to Dengue fever, often leads to fever and severe joint more...

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Jamaica Names New Agriculture Minister

October 7, 2014 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: new Minister Derrick Kellier By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has appointed Derrick Kellier as the country's new Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security. Kellier succeeds former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, who passed away last month. The position includes the portfolio for agriculture and more...

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Rum Journal: Recipe for a Jamaican Watermelon Cooler

September 30, 2014 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor While we’ll never say no to a cramping-cold island brew, sometimes we’re in the mood for something more fruity, less filling. Enter Rockhouse’s rummy watermelon cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to afternoons spent swimming leisurely laps in the Negril, Jamaica boutique resort’s cliff’s-edge pool. Step aside, Red more...

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Interview With Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook

September 29, 2014 | 8:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Paul Pennicook (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Paul Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourism Board in July as the country's Director of Tourism for the second time — this time with more experience and a new mission. Pennicook was previously Director of Tourism in Jamaica from 2003-2006.  Paul Pennicook has built a distinguished career spanning more...

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S&P Raises Jamaica Outlook

September 23, 2014 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Standard & Poor's has raised its outlook on Jamaica's long-term sovereign credit ratings, it announced last week. The firm revised its outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its "B=" long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the country. Standard & Poor's more...

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