This Jamaican Beach Just Got Upgraded

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 […]


VIDEO: 11 Seconds on the Sea in Jamaica

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 […]


VIDEO: 11 Seconds on the Beach in Jamaica

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 […]


Why Jamaica Can Regain Its Place As the Powerhouse of the Caribbean

A turning point By Dennis Chung CJ 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 […]

Jamaica’s Trailblazing Tourism Growth in 2015

By Renese Johnson Op-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 […]

How Jamaica Is Boosting Its Startups

A startup ecosystem in Jamaica By Dana Niland CJ 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 […]


American Airlines Begins Los Angeles-Montego Bay Flights

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 […]

Jamaica Eyes “Next Level” For Medical Tourism

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, […]

Caribbean Home: A Jamaican Estate Heads to Auction

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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Rio Nuevo Beach, Jamaica

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 […]

Foundations for Prosperity in Jamaica

A new approach By Dennis Chung CJ 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 […]

VIDEO: An Overwater Caribbean Spa

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 […]


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