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New Hotel Brand Coming to Jamaica

March 4, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-sold Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa will be getting a new brand. The 489-room property, which was purchased by Sagicor in partnership with Aimbridge Hospitality, will be rebranded under the Curio by Hilton brand, according to CBRE, which brokered the sale of the more...

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Jamaica to Launch $6 Million Climate Change Resilience Project

March 4, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the launch ceremony in Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is slated to launch a $6 million climate change resilience project in the greater Kingston metropolitan area, the government announced this week. The project is called “Building Climate Resilience of Urban Systems through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in LAC.” The more...

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Jamaica Readies for Investment Forum

March 3, 2015 | 5:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is readying to host the second-ever Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay next week. The conference, which is being hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, will focus on “bankable projects,” according to JAMPRO, the country’s trade and investment promotion agency. The more...

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Major Road Project in Jamaica Allocated $28.9 Million in Funding

March 2, 2015 | 6:20 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major road project in Jamaica is getting a big boost. Jamaica’s “Major Infrastructure Development Programme” has received a budget allocation of $28.9 million USD in the country’s most recent proposed budget. The project is a significant overhaul of the island’s road network “in order to more...

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Jamaica Reports Positive GDP Growth

February 27, 2015 | 6:09 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Kingston (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the country’s economy saw a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2014, Jamaica is now reporting positive growth for the first quarter of 2014. The Planning Institute of Jamaica reported this week that it was projecting growth of between 0.5 and 1.5 percent for the more...

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Jamaica Breaks Ground on $89 Million Wind Farm Project

February 27, 2015 | 12:26 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has broken ground on a major new wind farm project in St Elizabeth. The $89 million USD project will see the construction of a 36.3-megawatt wind farm that uses 11 wind turbines. Power will then be transmitted to the national grid running from the farm to the JPS’ more...

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Round Hill’s Newest Additions

February 23, 2015 | 12:19 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Round Hill in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s landmark Round Hill resort has unveiled a series of additions to the property, highlighted by a new fitness center/gym. The 2,300-square-foot facility includes an open courtyard, an open pavilion and a pair of enclosed gym pavilions with modern equipment. “The panoramic views from the more...

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Jamaica Launches Cybersecurity Strategy

February 19, 2015 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has officially launched a new “cybersecurity strategy” for the island. The strategy was launched at a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston earlier this week. The strategy aims to make the country safe for business operation and provide security for people using the Internet, more...

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Jamaica’s Million Tree Plan

February 18, 2015 | 10:36 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Jamaica aims to plant 1 million new trees in the country in the next four years. The project by SCJ Holdings Limited, is being undertaken in partnership with a number of ministries, departments and agencies in Jamaica. The wider goals of the project include boosting local food more...

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Jamaica Plans Public Beach Revamp

February 16, 2015 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning a major revamp to a number of the island’s public beaches. The country’s Tourism Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, said this week that 14 beaches in Jamaica were already being targeted for initial development under the new programme, which would create more...

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