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Jamaica Real Estate

Jamaica Looks to Reform Real Estate Sector

 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 …

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Jamaica’s Round Hill Names Pair of New Hires

 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

A New Kind of Leadership in Jamaica

 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. …

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 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 …

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 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, …

growth

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s government has placed growth at the front of its priorities. Since political independence, in 1962, we have only seen growth of any significance in the period 1962 to 1972, and then about three years in …

kingston

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve stayed in Jamaica’s resort hubs of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios but you still haven’t yet seen the irie isle’s capital, Kingston, one company wants to fix that. Beginning this month, Island Routes …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes you just know. Within moments of entering a hotel lobby, you know whether your stay is going to be just so-so or really spectacular. And the second I stepped into the open-air lobby of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort has named a new top marketing executive. General Manager Sandro Fabris has announced the appointment of director of sales Sharon Logan to the role. Logan has served as director of sales …

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 If you’ve ever watched the cliff divers at Rick’s Café in Negril, Jamaica, you’ve no doubt been awed by their fearless feats and wondered about the secret of their prowess. Shavon Drummond, a lifeguard and pool attendant at The Cliff, …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A martini is just a martini. Unless it’s made with the delectable Jamaican fruit, soursop. And then it’s heaven on earth. Find out for yourself at The Cliff, a five-month-old resort in Negril, where bartender …