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Early Morning in Negril

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Early Morning in Negril

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Maryann Bellissima Scholtz, who sent in this beauitful shot of early morning in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in …

Island Routes Conference

Island Routes Is Holding Its First Conference

 Fifty Caribbean attractions operators are converging in Ocho Rios, Jamaica this week to discuss their industry’s current challenges and opportunities. Organized by tour company Island Routes, the Certified Partner Conference will be the first for the Jamaica-based company, which operates …

Half Moon

Six Fun Things to Do in Montego Bay

 You can always find fascinating Things to Do in Montego Bay. And Jamaica’s greater tourism hub is also an exciting tourist town, with plenty to offer every type of traveler. So we’ve rounded up six of our favorite Things to Do, see and …

LATEST NEWS

Adults-Only Jamaica

 There’s a new Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel: Mangos. in the village of Coopers Pen, Trelawny, on the island’s northwest coast. The newly-rebranded Mangos Jamaica is a family-run adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, with a tennis court, a swimming pool (with swim-up bar), …

  The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this beautiful shot of the iconic palm trees at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

Birthright

 A new way to spend the summer in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Although the new school year has just started, it’s never too early for college students to start planning their summer internships. And if you’re a second- …

Treasure Beach

 Best known as the home to the Jakes Resort, the Jamaican destination of Treasure Beach is getting new attention from the country’s tourism officials. Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett says Treasure Beach is a unique destination offering “rustic experience where …

Trelawny

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joann Jagla, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset at Silver Sands in Trelawny, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW …

Martha Brae River

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marcia Mayne, who sent in this lovely shot of rafts on the Martha Brae river in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with …

The Cliff

 Changes at Jamaica’s best new hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Cliff hotel in Negril, Jamaica is less than a year old but it’s already making improvements. When the retreat reopens after the off-season break on October 1, it …

Olympics

 Jamaica is hoping for a tourism bounce from the country’s Olympics performance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said. Jamaica has received a tremendous amount of exposure for its performance in Rio de Janeiro, led of course by global superstar Usain Bolt. …

Sunrise

 Haiti-based Sunrise Airways is planning to launch a host of new flights around the Caribbean from Jamaica. The company’s proposed flights will connect all three of Jamaica’s international airports with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. “We see …

Bartleys All in Wood

 A creative approach to combat unemployment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Jamaican company Bartley’s All In Wood has launched a crowd-funding campaign to increase employment in one of the island’s rural areas while developing their business. The Mandeville-based family-owned company …

Richard Branson

 Sir Richard Branson is continuing his major push for green energy in the Caribbean with the purchase of a renewables firm in Jamaica. Branson’s purchase of Blue Mountain Renewables Jamaica Wind Limited was announced at the commissioning this week of …

solar

 Jamaica keeps getting greener. Following the launch of a major new wind farm on the island, the country’s government announced that it was finalizing an agreement with Eight Rivers Energy Company to build and operate a 33.1-megawatt solar facility at …

B

 The world’s greatest sprinter made history — again. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt took home the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s 100M race in Rio, besting the United States’ Justin Gatlin with a time of 9.81 seconds. Canada’s Andre De Grasse …

Hedonism II

 Exploring Hedonism II By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s been a long time since I’ve seen so many naked people in one place. Thirty years, to be exact. That’s how long ago, as a fresh-faced student, I lived at Hedonism …

Travel to Jamaica

 Looking to head to Jamaica this summer? Jamaica is offering guests a variety of affordable getaway packages this summer. The destination is hosting myriad of budget accommodations and value-added stays at high-end properties for the solo traveler, romantic getaways and …