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Hilton Debuts Second Curio All-Inclusive Hotel in Jamaica

 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho …

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Ziggy Marley Wins Reggae Grammy For Second Straight Year

 Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award …

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Bob Marley’s Land Rover is Back

 Above: Bob Marley’s Land Rover By the Caribbean Journal staff In time for the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley, the Land Rover Defender the music superstar once owned has now been restored. The matte-blue 1977 Series III …

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 Above: Bob Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to capitalize on the growing legalization of marijuana and medicinal marijuana around the world, the Marley family has launched its own marijuana brand. It’s called Marley Natural, and will reportedly initially …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Lively up yourself” with this multicolor Marley-inspired signature shot from Sandals and Beaches resorts. It’s super-easy to make and the flaming finale is guaranteed to get the party started! Ingredients ½ ounce grenadine ½ ounce …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Land Rover Defender once owned by Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley is getting a new lease on life, thanks to Sandals Resorts International. The 1877 Series III Land Rover Defender has been handed over …

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 Above: Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller (left) at the handing over ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The community of Trench Town in Jamaica’s St Andrew parish is home to a new 150-student school. The basic school facility, …

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 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor I recently made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to give a talk, and so many incidents there reminded me of Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean region. Many folks are aware of the …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Redemption Song On Thursday, April 19, the highly-anticipated Marley Movie (it is really a documentary) premiered in Jamaica. It was appropriately hosted at the Emancipation Park, a beautiful space that only 10 years ago was …

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 By Alexander Britell IN 1997, ELAN ATIAS began a musical journey as the frontman for legendary reggae group The Wailers. Since then, his career has brought him across the globe and the industry – spreading his talent across genres and …

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 Above: Reggae artist Stephen Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Stephen Marley took home the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album on Sunday for his album, “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life.” The artist, who is the son of …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s not easy to innovate in any musical genre –- but Grammy-winning drummer Dion Parson, a native of St Thomas, is doing just that – bringing together the worlds of the Caribbean and jazz and creating what …

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 Ed Robinson occupies several seats in the world of reggae—from a long career as a reggae drummer to broad work now as a reggae singer. It’s taken him from his native Jamaica to Brooklyn, which he now calls home. Caribbean …

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 Qshan Deya, the “volcano trumpet,” is part of a younger generation hearkening back to the roots reggae music of the past. A native of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Union Island, Qshan’s career has seen him go from his home …

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 Above: Carlyle McKetty (left) and Sharon Gordon By Alexander Britell For Carlyle McKetty and Sharon Gordon, protecting reggae is a way of life. The world recently marked the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s premature death, and in that time, much …

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 By Alexander Britell Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, …