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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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Sandals’ New Jerk Pit

February 13, 2015 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Jerk Pit in Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals has been adding a host of new dining options to its all-inclusive resorts of late, from a new steakhouse (Butch’s Chophouse) to a new Indian eatery. But one of the brand’s newest projects celebrates its Jamaican identity: a jerk shack. The newest addition to the Sandals Grande more...

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Jamaica Gets Boost to Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

February 8, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a boost to its efforts to improve its resilience to climate change. The country has been provided $17 million from the Inter-American Development Bank more...

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How Many People Visited Jamaica in 2014

February 6, 2015 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received just over 2.08 million stayover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to newly-released data from the Ministry of Tourism. That represented a 3.6 percent increase over 2013, when the country topped 2 million visitors for the first time. The growth was buoyed by a 10.7 percent increase in more...

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Digicel Wants to Promote Jamaica as an Investment Destination

January 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel is offering to promote Jamaica as an investment destination. Digicel Jamaica’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Brien, says Jamaica is a “great place to do business,” and is offering to market the country as the “preferred investment destination in the more...

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Jamaica Adding Another New Agro-Park

January 22, 2015 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (left) greeted by General Manager, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Marlene Street-Forrest (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is ramping up its development of agro-parks. The country is expected to add a ninth agro-park on the island, which is anticipated to be in production in the next three to six more...

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