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Jamaica’s GDP Growth Is Still Slow

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 “We are Jamaica’s problem” By Dennis ChungCJ 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 citizens …

 After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ 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 Simpson-Miller …

 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 …

 Chopped win propels Jamaican chef into spotlight By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 Food …

 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 …

 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 …

 A different kind of all-inclusive? By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 while …

 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 …

 Looking ahead By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In 1961, when Jamaica voted by referendum to withdraw from the West Indies Federation, Dr Eric Williams, then Premier of Trinidad and Tobago, said “one from ten leaves nought”. This statement can be interpreted …

best jamaica hotels

 A clever new idea By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Rockhouse, a boutique hotel on the West End of Negril, Jamaica, has launched an innovative new way to encourage their guests to explore the island and its culture. On arrival, guests …

 New offers By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Island Outpost, a collection of hotels and villas in Jamaica, is offering a variety of special deals on winter getaways. Guests who book five or more nights at GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica will receive …

 As part of its companywide room transformation project, Sandals has unveiled its newest rooms in the Caribbean. The Sandals Negril Beach Resort has unveiled 72 totally renovated and reimagined rooms in its Bamboo Grove, Coconut Cove and Royal Cottage buildings, …

 Jamaican Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill is calling for Jamaicans to grasp the various investment opportunities available in the island’s tourism sector. Speaking at the opening of the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny, McNeill said the investment climate …

 A massive new hotel project is coming to the Caribbean. Jamaica will be getting its first-ever casino resort, with the “Celebration Jamaica” project slated to break ground this year. The 2,000-room “integrated resort” will include a casino, entertainment facilities and hotel …

 A major new hotel has opened its doors in Jamaica. Spanish hotel giant Melia has debuted its first-ever property in Jamaica, the Melia Braco Village. The beachfront resort has two pools, a bar, five restaurants and a spa, among other …