jamaica

The Cliff

The Cliff Hotel in Negril Is Making Improvements

 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 Hopes for Tourism Bounce From 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’s Sunrise Airways Launching More Caribbean Flights

 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 …

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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 …

Railroad

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gregory Crawford, who sent in this terrific shot of the old railroad tracks in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW …

Artisan Village

 The government of Jamaica is planning to spend just over $7.8 million to develop the old Hampden wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny into an artisan village. The village will feature 300 shops where crafts and other indigenous products will be produced …

Tryall Club

 One of the Caribbean’s top golf resorts has planned a major course renovation. Jamaica’s Tryall Club has launched a two-phased renovation of the Tryall Golf Club in Montego Bay. Work on the Back Nine has already begun, with a debut …

Jamaica Development

 Time for a new approach for Jamaican Development By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The current government has economic growth as its main thrust. The phrase coined by the Growth Council — “Five in four” — refers to the objective to have …

All-Inclusive Resorts in Negril

 Negril, Jamaica’s celebrated beach isn’t really seven miles long; it’s actually closer to six. But for throngs of visitors who’ve been drawn here since the bohemian resort town first became popular in the 1970s, its exact distance is immaterial. What …

Jamaica Casino Resort

 The Celebration Jamaica planned casino resort project has paid $40.1 million for a 96.5-acre land site in Rose Hall. The sale was approved of the Success Estate in Rose Hall by Jamaica’s Cabinet this week, paving the way for a …

Falmouth

 Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism says it will look to the Chinese market as it seeks to boost earnings in its cruise ship sector by 2021. This was the message delivered by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett following his recent tour of …

Jamaica Entertainment

 Jamaica has a big new plan to attract more tourists: entertainment. According to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, the plan is to promote Jamaica as the “premier location for guaranteed quality entertainment year-round.” “What we want to do is to …

Boutique Hotels in Jamaica

 It’s a way to see a different side of Jamaica, far from the everything-included megaresorts, far from the crowds. Experiencing Jamaica’s boutique hotels is, in many ways, finding the real Jamaica, a gateway to personality, authenticity and character. There are so many …