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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Caribbean Cookbook: A Recipe for Braised Oxtail from Jamaica

September 18, 2014 | 11:05 pm | 0 Comment


The latest edition of Caribbean Cookbook heads to the famous Half Moon resort in Jamaica, where Chef Omar Sybblis of the Pepperpot Restaurant has offered up his special recipe for braised oxtail, Jamaican style. Here's how to make it: Ingredients 4kg Oxtail 2 cups Marinade (instructions below) ½ cup Soy Sauce 1litre beef stock 1 ½ cups chopped more...

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Jamaica Says Fighting Corruption “A National Priority”

September 15, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The "spectre of corruption" is the single issue sapping public confidence in Jamaica's government, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Finance Minister, who was speaking at a conference on the Westminster system of government last week, said public perception of corruption continues to more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Ann, Jamaica

September 14, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tamika Wilks of Woodbridge, VA, who sent in this snapshot of beautiful St Ann, Jamaica. Did you take a great Caribbean photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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How to Make Jamaican Peppered Shrimp

September 13, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment


By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As a kid I remember very well my brother teaching me to drive my grandfather’s old beat up blue stick shift Vauxhall Viva that was always parked in the driveway at home, while my grandfather was at work with my Dad. I was at the tender age of 7, which would put my brother, the teacher, at the ripe old age of 12 years old. To more...

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