Fear and the Jamaican Economy

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor FEAR can be a very important learning tool if one understands and embraces it. A child for example learns through fear, and understanding how to minimize the risk associated with the fear. If, however, the […]


Jamaica's Economic Outlook "Improving"

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economic outlook is “improving,” according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently completed a staff mission to the Caribbean country. The visit from May 5 to May 16 by an […]


In Jamaica, Fighting Crime With an App

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica continues to work to tackle its severe crime problem, the country’s government is looking to a new tool: mobile phones. In the next few months, the government will be […]

A Cyclist's View of Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ONE of the things I have learned from my teachers is that before you attempt to write (or say) something, in other words pass judgment, it is very important to observe and think about what […]

New Ferry to Connect Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica

Above: Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff New planned ferry service in Jamaica will connect the country’s three main tourism hubs: Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. The $30 million project is being led by US-based Paradise Ferry, which signed […]

In Shift, Jamaica Shelves Plan to Tax Bank Withdrawals

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a plan to levy a tax on withdrawals from banks led to major controversy at home and abroad, Jamaica’s government has to decided to shelve the plan. Finance Minister Dr […]

Dennis Chung: The Missing Piece to Jamaica's Development

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor AS Jamaica starts the 2014/15 fiscal year with the reports that we have successfully passed all four IMF tests so far, and with a feeling of greater confidence and hope for economic and fiscal improvements, […]

Jamaica's Government Looks to Improve Earthquake Preparedness

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government has officially received a new “Roadmap to Seismic Safety” that is a major step on the country’s road to seismic resilience. The Caribbean is a seismically active region, a […]

Op-Ed: Toward a Green Jamaica

By Wayne Campbell Op-Ed Contributor THERE ARE more than seven billion people living on planet Earth. Our planet is at a critical juncture. As the global population increases, so, too do the environmental challenges associated with so many people living […]


Jamaica Reports Drop in Crime

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a “downward trend” in murders and other crimes, according to the country’s Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. The Minister, who was speaking at the Jamaica Police Academy […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Montego Bay

The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Lynette Filipov, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset from the Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send […]

After Six Decades, Jamaica Names New Poet Laureate

Above: Professor Mervyn Morris (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has named Professor Mervy Morris as the country’s latest Poet Laureate after the position had gone unfilled for more than six decades. Morris, who is a professor […]


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