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Jamaica Looks to Entertainment for Tourism Growth

 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 …

Reggae. Rum. Racing. Why You Need to Try the Kingston City Run

 A must-visit Caribbean race By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Training for fall races is currently in full swing for runners around the world. But after you’ve crushed New York and Chicago, here’s a Caribbean event to consider that combines running …

Jennifer Hudson, Common to Headline Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest

 Above: Jennifer Hudson By Dana Niland This year’s Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica ill feature Grammy award-winning R&B singer Jennifer Hudson and American rappers Common and Rick Ross. The trio join a growing list of US-based singers who have headlined the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke By the Caribbean Journal staff Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke got in on the fun for a good cause this week, singing reggae for Red Nose Day. Clarke plays a character called …

 Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award …

 Above: Bob Marley’s Land Rover By the Caribbean Journal staff In time for the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley, the Land Rover Defender the music superstar once owned has now been restored. The matte-blue 1977 Series III …

 Above: Eddie Murphy By the Caribbean Journal staff Eddie Murphy isn’t done with reggae. The multi-talented star has released another new reggae track, this time called “Oh Jah Jah.” The release comes after Murphy debuted “Red Light,” his first reggae …

 Above; Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff The nominations are in, and six reggae stars will duke it out for the 2015 Best Reggae Album Grammy award. Six artists are on the books for this year’s awards, from reggae legend …

 Above: Jamaican Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism Damion Crawford By the Caribbean Journal staff Woodstock in the Caribbean? That’s the idea being discussed by Jamaican Minister of State Damion Crawford, who said Jamaica could soon be hosting …

 Above: John Holt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the titans of reggae, John Holt, passed away in London on Sunday. Holt was a legend of rocksteady who first rose to prominence as part of the group The Paragons. …

 Above: Tarrus Riley (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Global reggae star Tarrus Riley recently wowed the crowds at the St Kitts Music Festival, where CJ was able to catch up with him to talk about the state of …

 Above: Tessanne Chin at the St Kitts Music Festival (photos by CJ) By Alexander Brtiell BASSETERRE – It was a year ago that Tessanne Chin was slated to perform here at what was the 17th annual St Kitts Music Festival. …

 Above: Tarrus Riley at the St Kitts Music Festival (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BASSETERRE — For one night, this was the Caribbean’s capital of reggae. After an evening of all kinds of music on Thursday night, St …

 Above: Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Ziggy Marley took home the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album on Sunday night for his latest album, “Ziggy Marley in Concert.” Marley won in a difficult category that featured Beres Hammond …

 IN A REGION as musically prolific as the Caribbean, it’s always hard to pick an album of the year. Beres Hammond, the world-famous native of Saint Mary, Jamaica first released his latest album at the very end of 2012; “One …

 Above: Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Snoop Lion and Ziggy Marley are among the contenders for the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award. The Grammys released the official nominations this weekend, with Snoop Lion nominated for “Reincarnated,” Ziggy Marley …

 Above: Etana By the Caribbean Journal staff Reggae star Etana will headline the Reggae Culture Salute in Brooklyn in November, according to the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, which organizes the annual event. Etana has recently been touring to promote …

 It’s Tuesday – what a great time for some reggae. And who better than Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of Bob Marley and a multiple Grammy winner. Here are give great songs from Ziggy to start your day right. “True …