Jamaica

Jamaica’s First Reggae Carnival

 A new focus on reggae By Dana NilandCJ Contributor This February, Montego Bay will host its first annual reggae carnival. The carnival will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 AM every day throughout the month at varying locations. The …

This Jamaican Travel Company Is Looking to South America

 If the Caribbean wants to continue its tourism growth, it will have to look south. Now, a major tour company in Jamaica is doing just that. Jamaica’s Glamour Destination Management has appointed São Paulo-based Mondo Travel Marketing as its sales …

VIDEO: A Catamaran Ride in Jamaica, From Above and Below the Water

 Maybe you’ve been on a Hobie Cat — one of the most exhilarating watersports you can try in the Caribbean. But you probably haven’t seen it like this — from above and below the water. Check out CJ’s latest ride for …

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 The Marley family has been continuing to expand the power of its name for years, both in the musical realm and beyond. And it’s now clear that the newest branches of Bob Marley’s family tree are equally strong. Marley’s 19-year-old …

 Jamaica’s just as beautiful under the sea. Or is it even more beautiful? CJ recently took an offshore snorkeling excursion from the Sandals Montego Bay resort to see the life beneath the water off the coast of Montego Bay. Here’s …

 One of the most beautiful beaches on Jamaica’s north coast has gotten a new look. Burwood Beach, located in Falmouth, Trelawny, was upgraded at a cost of around $232,000 USD by Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund. There is also a plan …

 The lapping waves, the island breezes — Jamaica has a surfeit of all the things that make the Caribbean so enchanting. It’s what makes taking out a catamaran for the afternoon such a delightful experience — in this case an …

 There’s a reason so many people come to Montego Bay every year – it’s one of the most beautiful places in Jamaica, and home to some of the island’s finest resorts. Chief among them is the legendary Half Moon, which calls …

 A turning point By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor As was expected, 2015 was a turning point for the economy and the fiscal accounts. In 2015 the Jamaican economy started to see the benefits of the economic reform programme (ERP) and ended …

 By Renese JohnsonOp-Ed Contributor It’s been very exciting to see the record-breaking tourism growth that has taken place in Jamaica. According to the Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, visitation for the first nine months in 2015 has exceeded that of …

 A startup ecosystem in Jamaica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Start-Up Jamaica, a business incubator/accelerator program, is helping young technology entrepreneurs develop innovative products and services for the local and international markets. SUJ is a five-year public/private partnership between the Government …

 American Airlines has officially begun its new nonstop service from Los Angeles to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The carrier will be operating twice-weekly service to Jamaica from the West Coast on Fridays and Saturdays. The flights will depart Los Angeles at …

 What’s the future for medical tourism in Jamaica? For Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hilton, it’s a bright one, if the country gets the support it needs. The government already has worked out a draft medical tourism policy paper, Hylton said, …

 A luxurious Caribbean estate is headed to auction. The Jamaican estate called “L’Dor V’Dor,” set about 12 miles from Montego Bay, will sell to the highest bidder in an auction Feb. 16 by Concierge Auctions. The property is the largest …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Lars Karlsson, who sent in this snapshot of Rio Nuevo Beach in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 A new approach By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The World Bank recently released a paper called “Jamaica Economic Update Fall 2015”, in which it gave an update on the Jamaican economy and spoke to the necessity to achieve higher levels of …

 There are spa treatments and there are spa treatments. This is surely the latter — the overwater bungalows at the Fern Tree Spa at Jamaica’s Half Moon resort. They’re the perfect place for a breezy, oceanside massage — or simply beautiful …

 It’s one of Jamaica’s capitals of jerk — the famous Scotchie’s restaurant in Montego Bay, Jamaica It’s a Mecca for real, authentic jerk cooking, done the right way — using pimento wood. Here’s your moment of Jamaican jerk chicken: