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How You Can Stay in a Beach Hut in Jamaica

 It’s “one step removed from sleeping under the stars.” That’s what Jamaican hotel Goldeneye says of its new “beach huts,” wooden beach bungalows right on the sand. The huts are the brainchild of Goldeneye founder Chris Blackwell, who had previously …

Jamaica’s New Parliament

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new …

VIDEO: The Water in Montego Bay, Jamaica

 It’s calm, it’s clear, it’s perfect. The waters of Montego Bay in Jamaica are simply lovely, particularly at the Half Moon resort, home to one of the nicest little stretches of beach on the whole islad. Here’s what it’s like:

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as a …

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 Jamaica has a new Tourism Minister, but he’s no stranger to the role. Former Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett is returning as the country’s new Tourism Minister, having served as Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism from 2007 to 2011 in the previous …

 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 …

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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 …

 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: …

 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 …

 “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 …