Jamaica

Hampden Estate Inks Deal with Red Stripe on overproof “Rum Fire”

 Hampden Estate, which produces rum largely for the European market, has released a new overproof rum, “Rum Fire,” strictly for the domestic market in Jamaica. “Hampden has never come out with a local brand, and to get to this market …

Former Jamaica PM Patterson to Give Norman Manley Lecture

 Norman Manley and P.J. Patterson By the Caribbean Journal Staff Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, Q.C., O.N., will give the Norman Manley Lecture Thursday at the Norman Manley Law School, according to Stephen Vasciannie, dean of the law school. …

Little Bay Country Club Breaks Ground

 Little Bay, Negril, Jamaica Selective Homes Limited has broken ground on a $12 million beachfront development in Negril, the Little Bay Country Club. The mixed-use project, which is targeted both at banking and tourism executives, along with second-home buyers, is …

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 By Alexander Britell Guitarist and composer Eugene Grey, in addition to a long-thriving solo career, has played with some of the most famous bands in Jamaican history – from Toots and the Maytals to Burning Spear. Classically trained, Grey has …

 Following the announcement that SuperClubs had terminated its lease at the Breezes Rio Bueno, Jamaica, a separate SuperClubs-managed property has been placed in receivership. Runaway Bay Developments, which owns the SuperClubs-managed SuperFun Beach Resort and Spa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, …

 A Caribbean Journal Editorial For decades, Caribbean citizens have been making their way off their own islands in search of prosperity abroad — whether that be in the United States, Europe or South America. These men and women typically send …

 Clockwise from top left: Shahine Robinson, Bruce Golding, Daryl Vaz, Everald Warmington, Michael Stern and Gregory Mair A day after Jamaican MP Everald Warmington resigned after he said he felt he had violated the Jamaican constitution’s provisions on parliamentary eligibility, …

 Jamaican MP Everald Warmington has resigned his seat in the Jamaican House of Representatives, giving up the constituency of South West St. Catherine. Warmington said he resigned because he felt he had offended section 40(2) of the Constitution, which involves …

 Jamaican Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne took the stand in the high-profile Commission of Enquiry yesterday, and charged that the Christopher Coke affair could have been resolved far earlier if not for the approach of the United States. “I think that …

 Jamaica’s FSC Senior Management Team Jamaica has been home to the high-profile OLINT issue, what some have dubbed the Caribbean’s version of the Bernard Madoff controversy. But according to the Jamaican Financial Services Commission, there are 64 unregulated investment schemes …

 Buju Banton a.k.a. Mark Myrie The U.S. Government filed its response to Buju Banton’s motion for bond following his conviction last week in his high-profile narcotics trial. Assistant United States Attorney James Preston, Jr. argued that Banton, whose real name …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) compiled by the U.S. State Department showed Jamaica continuing to be the largest Caribbean supplier of marijuana to America.  It also made several indictments of public corruption …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in a letter to the Commission of Enquiry investigating the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips extradition scandal, maintained that the Government did not hire the Manatt firm to lobby the White House on behalf of Christopher …

 Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne is set to take the stand at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today, Lightbourne will testify today if former Jamaica Labour Party general secretary, Karl Samuda, finishes his testimony in today’s session. Yesterday, …

 The man whose testimony may be the most important of any in the Jamaican Commission of Enquiry concerning the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, is asking the commission to consider his “obligation to attend to the …