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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Expedia: Jamaica Demand Surges

September 23, 2014 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff MONTEGO BAY — Travel demand for Jamaica is surging in 2014, according to data from Expedia. Demand for Jamaica hotels on Expedia and Hotels.com rose by almost 20 percent in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, the company said. That was boosted by a nearly 130 percent improvement more...

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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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