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Jamaica’s Latest Green Energy Project

 Jamaica’s government is going greener. The country announced recently that it would join the Solar Head of State coalition and install solar photovoltaic panels on the island’s national executive office, Jamaica House. The announcement comes in keeping with the island’s …

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Appleton Begins Major Expansion of Tour Complex in Jamaica

 Appleton has begun a major expansion of its Appleton Rum Estate Tour Complex in Jamaica. The $7.7 million USD project is slated to begin in January and will add 25,000 square feet to the existing facility. The main building will …

Overwater Bungalows

VIDEO: Touring the New Sandals Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica

 Just like you, we’ve been eager to see the new overwater bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica. And we recently checked into one of five oases just offshore from the Montego Bay resort for a preview. And we’re impressed. Each …

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 More on Jamaica’s economic issues By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last week, I ended by speaking on the point that if we are to see true economic and social development in Jamaica, this can only come through increasing our competitiveness as …

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 Exploring competitiveness and development in Jamaica By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently the World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17, which showed Jamaica improving its ranking from 86 of 140 to 75 of 138 countries. This was an improvement …

Best Luxury Hotels in Jamaica

 Splurging on a trip to Jamaica? Whether you’re celebrating something special or just the seeking a rarefied retreat, the land of wood and water offers plenty of high-end hotels where you can combine luxury and languor. Here are the top …

Royalton Blue Waters

 There’s a major new addition to Jamaica’s tourism capital: Royalton Blue Waters. The resort, which opened this week, is the newest all-inclusive to hit the beach in greater Montego Bay, adjacent to Royalton’s existing White Sands property. The 228-room luxury …

Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett

 The Jamaican tourist hub of Ocho Rios is getting a major infrastructure upgrade, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The town will see around $2.21 million USD in infrastructural developments, including the construction of a boardwalk from the Ocho Rios …

Jamaica Weddings

 You’ve decided to get married? Congratulations! Now comes the really big decision: where to get married. Obviously, we’re big fans of island weddings, and if you’re considering a destination “I do” in Jamaica, here are the hotels we think you …

Ska and Rocksteady Music Festival

 An important new music festival is coming to Kingston, Jamaica aimed at celebrating some of the country’s greatest art forms. The first-ever One World Ska and Rocksteady Music Festival, presented by Sounds & Pressure, is coming to Kingston on Nov. 28. …

Global Conference on Tourism Development

 Jamaica is set to host a major conference by the United Nations World Tourism Organization next year. The country will be the host of the first-ever UNWTO Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed …

Prince Buster

 Paying tribute to Prince Buster By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of one of Jamaica’s most memorable figures of our Ska history – the Hon. Cecil Bustamente Campbell, OD – A.K.A. Prince Buster …

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 On Jamaican growth By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The World Economic Forum has just published the 2016/17 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR), and it shows that Jamaica has improved its ranking from 86 of 140 countries to 75 of 138 countries. This …

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 After years of flat growth, Jamaica is projecting a stronger economy in the medium term. The country projects average real GDP growth of 2.6 percent over the next four years, according to a policy paper tabled by Jamaica Minister of …

Jamaica Travel Awards

 While CJ’s Caribbean Travel Awards have become a significant annual event in the wider region, we realized that it was important to honor not just those doing great work at the regional level, but at the local level, too, That’s …

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

 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

 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 …