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Jamaica Establishing Global Center for Tourism Resilience

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has unveiled the new Global Center for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. […]

Hip New Montego Bay Resort Set for Fall Opening

By Alexander Britell Kingston’s Spanish Court is expanding to Montego Bay, and the long-awaited hotel is now planning a fall debut. The property, which had initially been known as the Spanish Court, will now be launched as the S Hotel […]

Chef Nigel Spence: How to Make Plantain Pancakes

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As the temperatures here in New York City seem finally to be heading in the upward direction, I feel compelled to render a huge welcome to a distinctly rare sight for the early 2018 era…”Grass! […]

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Delta Launching New Nonstop Flights to Jamaica, Bahamas and Haiti

By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is planning a major Caribbean expansion out of New York City. The carrier has announced plans to launch new flights to Nassau, The Bahamas, Kingston, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, Haiti this year. Delta […]

This Is Your Next Caribbean Cocktail

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor What a something this month!  Two major events observed in February will be occurring on the same day this year.  This is bound to cause a stir as many participants won’t know whether to feast […]

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10 New Caribbean Hotels We’re Excited About in 2018

Caribbean hotels keep getting better and better, and the region’s hotel development pipeline shows no signs of slowing down, with new properties continuing to sprout across the Caribbean and Mexico, both large and boutique, EP and all-inclusive. So what are […]

Nigel Spence: Christmas in Jamaica

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As we approach my most favorite time of the year, I am somewhat saddened by the backdrop of fear and apprehension that has slowly taken over our Nation and which now understandably lurks in the […]

Caribbean History: Remembering Jamaica’s Moses Delgado

By David P. Rowe CJ Contributor Moses Delgado was as one of the leading businessmen in nineteenth century Jamaica as well as being a civil rights leader and pioneer in the commercial development of Kingston — and a major figure in […]

Nigel Spence’s Recipe for Scotch Bonnet Salt

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As you may have read, multiple times I am sure, my favorite time of year is December, my favorite month of the year is August but my all time favorite weekend event of the year […]

Richard Branson Relaunches Entrepreneurship Center in Jamaica

Richard Branson recently traveled to Jamaica to celebrate the relaunch and relocation of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. After originally launching the center in Montego Bay in 2011, Branson’s Virgin Unite has moved the center to Kingston to be closer […]

The Perfect Caribbean Smoothie Recipe

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Have you ever stopped and taken stock of just how many National Food Holidays there are? Take for instance, in June alone, there are more than 50 listed food holidays celebrated either monthly, weekly or […]

Jamaica’s Big Plans for the Cruise Industry

BY GUY BRITTON It’s a booming industry in the Caribbean, and cruising shows no signs of slowing down. That’s particularly true in Jamaica, which has spent significant resources in recent years in an effort to improve its standing as a […]

This Is How to Make Jerk Duck Confit

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor With some friends staying over for a couple days I was challenged with feeding them breakfast and lunch while maintaining my busy schedule at the restaurant. They furthered this challenge by mentioning the fact that […]

How to Make Kingfish, Jamaican Style

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Recently, I had the immense pleasure and honor of attending a very special event in my hometown Kingston, Jamaica.  It was my Dad’s 90th birthday celebration. I say “honor” because it really is an achievement […]

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25 Caribbean Destinations to Visit in 2017

Our annual Where to Travel list isn’t about the Caribbean you know. It’s about the Caribbean you have yet to discover. This is all about the places you may have never thought about, destinations that will fascinate you and move you; […]

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WestJet’s New Caribbean Expansion

Canadian air carrier WestJet has released its 2016-2017 Caribbean flight schedule, with a host of updates and additions to existing routes. The new slate of additions is led an increase to 13 weekly frequencies from Calgary to Cancun, along with five-times-weekly […]


Seven Great Small Retreats in Jamaica

It’s a way to see a different side of Jamaica, far from the everything-included megaresorts, far from the crowds. Experiencing Jamaica’s boutique hotels is, in many ways, finding the real Jamaica, a gateway to personality, authenticity and character. There are so many […]

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Muhammad Ali and Jamaica

Jamaica’s love affair with the Greatest. By David Rowe CJ Contributor Jamaicans first embraced then-Cassius Clay in 1964 after listening to his upset victory over the champion Sonny Liston on rediffusion radio. He was then young and brash and declared […]

A New Pop-Up Jerk Restaurant in New York

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor She’s promoted Jamaica and Anguilla over the course of her decades-long career, but now veteran Caribbean marketer Marie Deeble-Walker is trying her hand at something completely different: a pop-up jerk restaurant. Jerk To Go […]

The 20 Best Hotels in Jamaica

The true value of an independent hotel is the sense of place. While Jamaica has one of the region’s best collections of everything-included resorts, a great way to explore and experience Jamaica is by staying at independent Jamaica hotels, which […]

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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways Adds New Plane

Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has announced the expansion of its fleet with a new ATR 42-320 aircraft. The company said it would accept delivery in late February 2016. “Bringing an ATR into the Sunrise fold represents a bright new beginning for our […]

Jamaica Has a New Rising Star Chef

Chopped win propels Jamaican chef into spotlight By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Move over, Usain Bolt; there’s another Jamaican in the spotlight. This time it’s Kingston-born, New York city-based chef Andre Fowles, who competed on this week’s episode of the […]

What’s Restricting Growth in Jamaica

The growth question By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor In my last article, I asked the question why is growth so elusive to Jamaica and identified some of the challenges that restrict our ability to grow. These are not new and […]

InselAir Increasing Flights to Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname

Above: an InselAir plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In response to what it said was rising demand, Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir is increasing the frequency of its flights from Curacao to several locations around the Caribbean. Beginning June […]

Nigel Spence: Jamaica’s New Croc Pot

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As a Professional Chef, usually when anyone mentions the word “crockpot” to me, I immediately envision a big saucepan with a timer and electrical cord –  a pot used to simmer sauces, soups and meat […]

Panama’s Copa Airlines Just Paid $6.6 Billion for New Planes

Above: a Boeing 737 MAX By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean Basin’s leading carriers is getting bigger. Panama-based Copa Airlines recently agreed with Boeing on the purchase of 61 new 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft. The […]

Chef Nigel Spence: How to Make an Iced Tea Sangria

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor I was saddened to hear of the passing of a very familiar and legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy – most popularly known as Lieutenant Spock on the equally popular series, Star Trek.  He can be quickly […]

Jamaica to Launch $6 Million Climate Change Resilience Project

Above: the launch ceremony in Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is slated to launch a $6 million climate change resilience project in the greater Kingston metropolitan area, the government announced this week. The project is called […]


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