Heineken Takes Over Management of Jamaica’s Red Stripe

Heineken has officially taken over management of Jamaica’s Red Stripe Beer. The move will also mean the repatriation of Red Stripe production to Jamaica, with Desnoes and Geddes Ltd starting that process by the end of this year. Heineken acquired […]


Jamaica’s GDP Growth Is Still Slow

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Jamaica’s economy continues to struggle. The island recorded estimated GDP growth of 0.8 percent last year, according to the latest data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica. That was still an improvement over 2014, however, when the island’s economy grew […]


The Best Jerk Recipe

How do you make jerk chicken? There are few dishes in the Caribbean that really define an island, define a country like jerk chicken. With its peppery, tangy flavor, Jamaica’s often spiciest dish is a bit like the island itself: […]


How Jamaica’s Real Estate Market Is Performing

Jamaica is quietly showing a very strong improvement in its real estate market, according to the newest report from Integra Realty Resources. Property transfers in Jamaica reached $665.5 million in 2015, which represented an increase of $9.3 percent, according to […]

Choosing Jamaica’s Future

“We are Jamaica’s problem” By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor I was sitting down to write this article on election day (February 25), after watching the lead-up to the election and the commentary from not only politicians but also us the […]

Jamaican Women and the 2016 Election

After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Not a Loser? On Election Day February 25th when asked by a female reporter what if she lost, Jamaica’s female Prime Minister retorted, “Do I look like a loser?” No, PM […]


Jamaica Election Results: Opposition Jamaica Labour Party Wins Vote

Jamaica’s Opposition Jamaica Labour Party claimed victory in the country’s general elections on Thursday, according to preliminary results. In what was a very close race, the JLP took 33 of the 63 seats contested, ending five years of rule by […]

Jamaica Has a New Rising Star Chef

Chopped win propels Jamaican chef into spotlight By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Move over, Usain Bolt; there’s another Jamaican in the spotlight. This time it’s Kingston-born, New York city-based chef Andre Fowles, who competed on this week’s episode of the […]

Jamaica’s Political Families

Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta […]


In Jamaica, A Renewed Focus on the Blue Mountains

An exhibition on the Blue and John Crow Mountains opened last week at the library of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank in the Kingston Mall. The exhibition, entitled “Celebrating the BJCM– Jamaica’s First World Heritage Site,” will […]

The Rock Cliff Is Coming to Jamaica

A different kind of all-inclusive? By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor This fall Jamaica will welcome yet another all-inclusive resort. But this one claims to be different. Aimed at digital nomads, “workcationers,” and other travelers who must stay connected even […]

Why Serena Williams Went to Jamaica

Tennis superstar Serena Williams recently completed a high-profile visit to Jamaica — but it wasn’t for sun, sand and sea. The world’s number one-ranked player headed with her team to Ocho Rios to help build a school in the area […]


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