Alicia Keys Recreates Iconic Jamaica Tourism Photo

Alicia Keys recreates a classic shot By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s some of Jamaica’s best promotional work in a long time — and it’s all thanks to Alicia Keys. Over the weekend, the music superstar released a remake of Jamiaca’s iconic 1972 […]


Ackee and Saltfish, Explained

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor For many Jamaicans, Sunday isn’t Sunday without ackee and saltfish. Traditionally enjoyed for breakfast or brunch, it’s an unlikely but flavorful combination of a savory-tasting fruit and dried salted cod that’s the island’s national […]


Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

A major arena goes green By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted […]


Jamaica’s Forests Are Growing Back

Positive growth in afforestation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica has recorded an afforestation rate of .41 percent, marking the first positive growth in forestation since it was first measured in 1998, according to Donna Lowe, Senior Director of Forest […]

James Bond’s Caribbean Cottage

Searching for 007 at Half Moon, Jamaica By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – This time there is a cigar, and there is rum.  The soft burn of a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and some Blackwell, a Jamaican rum with […]

How Tourism Saves Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than […]


Caribbean Villa With a View: Jamaica’s Cocosan

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Australian-American actor Errol Flynn described the 1,000 acre San San Estate as “more beautiful than any woman [he’d] ever seen.” This is the setting of Cocosan, the newest addition to The Geejam Collection’s private villa […]

Jamaica's $236 Million Green Energy Transformation

The island goes green By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is going green in a big way, according to Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. Indeed, there are a number of green energy projects either underway or set to launch on the […]

What Did Jamaica Look Like in 1891?

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor MIAMI — HistoryMiami will soon be opening a new exhibition in Miami called “Awakening Jamaica,” which will feature photographs of the island from 1981 that sought to promote commercial enterprise and tourism to the island. […]


Jamaica’s Blue Mountains Are Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Above: the Blue Mountains in Jamaica By Dana Niland The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has unanimously agreed to designate Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains as a World Heritage Site. The designation, which was made at the 39th session of […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Treasure Beach, Jamaica

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rollie Haugen, who sent in this beautiful shot of Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Do yo have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject […]

US, Jamaica Sign Deal to Build Major New Solar Energy Plant

Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in […]


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