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Jamaica Development

Creating a Culture of Development in Jamaica

 And what Jamaica can learn from Antigua and Barbuda By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Every time we come around to this time of the year — when we debate the budget, I swear that the arguments for and against are the same. …

Jamaica’s Half Moon to Begin “Extensive” Renovation

 Jamaica’s most iconic resort is planning a major renovation project. Montego Bay’s Half Moon will be launching what the hotel is calling an “extensive renovation” beginning in May. The project, which is slated for completion in October 2018, is the …

Breathless Montego Bay

AMResorts Opens Breathless Montego Bay in Jamaica

 Fast-growing AMResorts has expanded its Caribbean portfolio with another new all-inclusive resort: the adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Jamaica. The hotel is Breathless’ first Jamaica property. “Jamaica tops travelers’ lists as a sought-after destination on a consistent …

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 The island of Jamaica has set out on an ambitious green energy plan in the last few years, and it seems things are ahead of schedule. Jamaica had planned to achieve 30 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources …

 Royal Decameron has opened a new property in Jamaica. The company has debuted the Royal Decameron Cornwall in the “strip” area of Montego Bay. Just five minutes from the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, the new hotel’s location offers guests …

Jamaica Development

 Jamaica saw a 2.8 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2016, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country welcomed a total of 2.18 million tourists last year, buoyed by a 4.6 percent improvement in United …

 Jamaica is seeing a major increase in hotel development, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The island saw nearly 2,400 new hotel rooms added to its hotel stock last year, with an additional 1,035 rooms now under construction and slated …

 Vacation Express is launching new nonstop flights from Nashville to Jamaica, the company announced this week. The new flights will depart weekly from Nashville International Airport on Mondays for six-night packages beginning July 10 through Aug. 7. The flights to …

 Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has announced a big new way to see the island. But, in fact, it’s pretty small. On March 1, the company will debut MINI-Routes, two new tours that allow guests to drive themselves …

 A new beach hotel is coming to Jamaica’s tourism hub. The Spanish Court brand is expanding with the new Spanish Court Montego Bay, slated to open this fall, the company announced at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Nassau this …

 Jamaica and Singapore are partnering on the development of a special economic zone in Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness met last week with Daniel Seah, deputy director of the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and representatives from the Special …

 Jamaica is looking to get a boost in the luxury market, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Minister said he had been seeing new interest from luxury hotel investors — following n agreement with the Excellence Group to build …

 Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel has teamed up with London-based resort wear brand PRISM to debut an exclusive pop-up, featuring highlights from recent collections, at the hotel this winter. The styles, which include the brand’s signature luxury sunglasses, unique swimsuits and stylish …

 I’m sitting in a chair, looking through a picture window to the turquoise sea. There’s a four poster bed behind me, a telescope at my right. There are no sounds, no speakers, just waves and birds and wind. This might be …

 Jamaica has agreed host the 2017 to host a major conference to commemorate the 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.   The event, which is a collaborative effort between the Government of …

Excellence Oyster Bay

 A major new hotel is coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has announced a new venture in Montego Bay: Excellence Oyster Bay. The company plans to break ground on the resort in the next few …

 Jamaica is making a push to harness the power of its craft sector. The country’s government has announced plans to establish a Craft Development Institute, in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The institute, …

 Your newest healthy recipe By Chef Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor During the Christmas rush, I heard folks in Jamaica were frantically checking their lists and checking them twice, they had to find out if they bought plastic or rice! Reports were …