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Palace Resorts Expanding to Jamaica

July 22, 2014 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

Palace Resorts Expanding to Jamaica

Above: the Sunset Jamaica Grande By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has acquired the Sunset Jamaica Grande resort in Ocho Rios Jamaica, with plans to debut the property as a Palace-branded resort in 2015. The Sunset Jamaica Grande will close on Sep. 1 for "extensive renovations and upgrades," before opening as the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in "early more...

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Recipe For a Caribbean Summer

July 20, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Recipe For a Caribbean Summer

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor SUMMER IS officially here folks!  It's time to clean up that grill and get your barbecue on...

Many of you may think that grilling is a simple matter of lighting some charcoal and searing your choice of meat or chicken over the hot coals. However, to master the true essence of flavor and deliver an award-winning dish every time, more...

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What “Buy Jamaican” Should Mean

July 18, 2014 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

What “Buy Jamaican” Should Mean

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Earlier this week I attended a forum and was asked to answer some questions from the audience. The forum was about entrepreneurship and one person, an entrepreneur himself, addressed the audience and encouraged everyone that they should buy Jamaican products in preference to imported ones and criticized the Jamaican branded companies more...

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Jamaica Reports Drop in Major Crimes

July 17, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica Reports Drop in Major Crimes

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Major crimes are down in Jamaica by double figures, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. The Minister reported this week that the country is seeing major drops in a number of categories. "Serious and violent crimes (are) down year-to-date on average by double digit percentages (with) more...

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Jamaica to “Expedite” Development of Special Economic Zones

July 11, 2014 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica to “Expedite” Development of Special Economic Zones

Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica's government is planning to expedite the development of Special Economic Zones in the country, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. The zones are a "critical component" of the government's much-touted logistics hub project. The plan is to make the SEZs, as they are more...

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Jamaica Names New Tourism Director

July 7, 2014 | 8:41 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica Names New Tourism Director

Above: New Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has a new Director of Tourism, industry veteran Paul Pennicook. Pennicook, who had been serving as chairman of Jamaica Vacations, succeeds John Lynch, a decades-long regional tourism stalwart, as the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board. "I’m thrilled and honored more...

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Jamaica’s Government Eyes Angel Investors For Start Up Initiative

July 4, 2014 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica’s Government Eyes Angel Investors For Start Up Initiative

Above: Minister of State in Jamaica's Ministry of Technology, Julian Robinson (right) is spearheading the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica's government is looking to launch an "Angel Investor Network" in a bid to find funding for projects developed under its new Start Up Jamaica programme. Start Up Jamaica is being launched as a five-year initiative more...

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Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

June 30, 2014 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Media Everywhere – So What? I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked at media changes and potential opportunities. From Analogue to Digital In the ancient days of the 1990s more...

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A New Haiti-Jamaica Flight?

June 30, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

A New Haiti-Jamaica Flight?

Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally designated Sunrise Airways to operate new flights between Port-au-Prince and Kingston, Jamaica. The Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has been on a rapid expansion push that has seen the addition of regularly scheduled charter service from Port-au-Prince to more...

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For One Night, St Kitts Becomes the Caribbean Reggae Capital

June 28, 2014 | 1:45 am | 0 Comment

For One Night, St Kitts Becomes the Caribbean Reggae Capital

Above: Tarrus Riley at the St Kitts Music Festival (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BASSETERRE — For one night, this was the Caribbean's capital of reggae. After an evening of all kinds of music on Thursday night, St Kitts got the full-on reggae treatment on Friday, as a host of stars descended upon Warner Park. Above: Chronixx It was a master more...

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