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Riu Reggae

A New Adults-Only Hotel Is Coming to Jamaica

 Another new all-inclusive resort is coming soon to Jamaica. Fast-growing all-inclusive giant Riu has announced the planned debut of the new Riu Reggae resort, slated to open in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Nov. 16. The brand-new hotel will be the second Adults-Only …

Kingston

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kingston, Jamaica

 Fun facts about Kingston By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Though most visitors fly into Jamaica’s “second city” of Montego Bay, the capital, Kingston, is a vibrant and energetic metropolis well worth a visit. With a new highway that has dramatically …

Goldeneye

Three Suites to Try This Summer in Jamaica

 Suite new places to stay By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Travelers looking for a getaway this summer will find plenty of luxurious options in Jamaica, from suites that have hosted diplomats and celebrities to cottages built into the lush natural landscape. …

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Jamaica Tourism Growth

 Jamaica is looking for serious sustained growth over the next five years, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Minister, who said the country’s summer tourist season had enjoyed an auspicious start, said the country was targeting growth at a …

Monty Alexander

 Jamaica’s legendary jazz great Monty Alexander will return to the stage with Grammy-winning bassist John Clayton and renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton to commemorate the trio’s 40th anniversary reunion. The event is set for Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California …

Royalton Blue Waters

 A major new luxury all-inclusive resort is coming to Jamaica this year. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ newest property on the island, Royalton Blue Waters, is slated to debut on the shores of White Bay near Montego Bay in November. The 228-room …

Jamaica Real Estate

 The government of Jamaica is leading a push to reform the institutional structures relating to housing and to implement upgraded legislation for the operation and development of the real estate sector. During his keynote presentation at the Jamaica Mortgage Bank’s …

Round Hill Jamaica

 One of Jamaica’s leading resorts has announced two new hires. The property just outside of Montego Bay has named Nikeshia Clarke its new sales and marketing manager and Keniesha Clarke its new Wedding and Event Planner. “We are proud to …

Jamaica Leadership

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor A book I am reading called “Superforecasting” looks at the way in which people go about making forecasts, and draws some conclusions why some people – a select few – are consistently more accurate than others. …

muhammad ali

 Jamaica’s love affair with the Greatest. By David RoweCJ Contributor Jamaicans first embraced then-Cassius Clay in 1964 after listening to his upset victory over the champion Sonny Liston on rediffusion radio. He was then young and brash and declared himself …

jamaica tourism arrivals

 Stayover tourist arrivals in Jamaica this year are up 2.2 percent, according to the country’s Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook. That number covered the winter tourist season from Dec. 15 to April 30. That is roughly in line with the …

round hill

 Jamaica’s top hotel association has a new president. The Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association has named Omar Robinson its newest president. Robinson was elected by members of the association following the group’s 55th Annual General Meeting at the Sandals Ochi …

jamaica full potential

 AS I listened to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s recent review of the Jamaican economy, I thought to myself that we have become a nation that is too used to mediocrity. The PIOJ estimated that the Jamaican economy grew by 0.9 …

Jamaica under $200

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Are you looking forward to a Jamaican vacation without breaking the bank? Jamaica no problem. We’ve selected hotels on the irie isle that combine style, service and savings, with rates that top out at less than …

negril

 Is Negril Jamaica’s next big destination? No, it won’t be the kind of large resort hub that Montego Bay has become, but the plan seems to be to develop the area into a different kind of destination, according to Tourism Minister …

jamaica railroad

 Jamaica is looking to revive the country’s rail service. Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the country was currently negotiating with a “major investor” for a planned $270 million project. Holness said the revitalization project was expected to employ “thousands” …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It took two years and approximately seven million dollars, but now Jamaica’s classic clothing-optional all-inclusive resort, Hedonism II, has a new look. Updates to the 35-year-old Negril resort include a redesign of the lobby and …

digicel

 Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet? That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. XG-PON, …