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Reggae. Rum. Racing. Why You Need to Try the Kingston City Run

A must-visit Caribbean race By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Training for fall races is currently in full swing for runners around the world. But after you’ve crushed New York and Chicago, here’s a Caribbean event to consider that combines […]

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Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau, The Bahamas Are Buzzing

A pair of Caribbean cities are seeing sizzling growth this summer even in an increasingly competitive market, according to a new report from analytics firm Forward Keys.  Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau, The Bahamas are way ahead of where they were […]

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In Kingston, Jamaica, a New “Urban Oasis”

For decades, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has been the most iconic place to stay in the country’s capital of Kingston. As the city grows as a tourism destination, the Pegasus is unveiling a brand-new look, repositioning itself as a new […]

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In Kingston, Jamaica, a Creativity-Fueled Tourism Renaissance 

Montego Bay. Ocho Rios. Negril. Falmouth. Most visitors to Jamaica are familiar with the island’s main tourism districts, but there is one destination that’s been glaringly absent from most Jamaican travel itineraries for the past half-century: the capital city of […]

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Hilton Is Opening a New Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica

Hilton is opening a new hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.  It’s called the ROK Hotel, and it will be part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection.  The hotel is slated to open its doors on May 31, 2022, according to Hilton Hotels.  It’s […]

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American Airlines Expands Flights to Kingston, Jamaica

American Airlines has added another new route to Jamaica, with the debut of service between Philadelphia and Kingston.  The new flights, which kicked off last week, are operating three times each week, with flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.  It’s […]

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There’s a Real Estate Boom in Kingston, Jamaica

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has a lot to do with recent and aggressive investments made throughout the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica’s current spike in investor interest has been in the making for five […]

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Jamaica Expanding Testing Capacity for Travelers

Jamaica says it is expanding its testing capacity across the island to help visitors comply with the new CDC requirements for returning travelers.  A number of hotels and resorts are already providing on-site testing for guests, and the country’s Ministry […]

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Jamaica Looks to Kingston as New Caribbean Entertainment Center

Jamaica is looking to Kingston as it seeks to capitalize on its vast cultural offering.  Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is looking toward developing the island’s unique cultural events into full-fledged tourism products, and Kingston is the centerpiece of the plan.  […]

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Jamaica’s Kingston Airport Is Getting a $60M Makeover

Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston is getting a $60 million makeover.  The airport was officially taken over by Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico this week. The company now operates both Norman Manley and the Sangster International Airport in […]

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Caribbean Airlines Launching Kingston-Havana Flights

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Caribbean Airlines is launching twice weekly nonstop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced this week. The new flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Nov. 6, using a Boeing 737-800 […]

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A New Hotel Opens in Kingston

By the Caribbean Journal staff Kingston’s quietly robust hotel pipeline has unveiled another new property: the R Hotel. Jamaica’s newest business hotel has debuted in the heart of New Kingston. “Kingston has a major appeal as an urban tourist destination,” […]

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New Art District Planned in Kingston, Jamaica

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has made no secret of it plans to push tourism to its capital — and now Kingston is getting another important boost. An organization called Kingston Creative is planning to establish a major new […]

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Jamaica Has Big Plans for Kingston

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has big plans for Kingston as a center for urban tourism, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. “City tourism is a very exciting area of development; that’s what makes New York what it […]

Sandals, Marriott to Partner on $50 Million AC Hotel in Kingston

Sandals is adding a new hotel brand. The company has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean. It will be the first partnership between the two companies and the first time […]

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Five Caribbean City Hotels to Visit Right Now

While we love the beach and the natural beauty of the Caribbean, there is a whole other world of the Caribbean to discover in the region’s urban areas. Yes, the Caribbean’s cities are vibrant, energetic, culturally rich places ripe for […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kingston, Jamaica

Fun facts about Kingston By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Though most visitors fly into Jamaica’s “second city” of Montego Bay, the capital, Kingston, is a vibrant and energetic metropolis well worth a visit. With a new highway that has […]

Jamaica’s Latest Tourism Push Will Focus on Kingston

When it comes to Jamaica’s tourism market, the country’s capital, Kingston, has long been an afterthought. The vast majority of tourism development has come in beach areas, most significantly Montego Bay. Now, however, Jamaica’s government says it is looking to […]

A New Way to See Kingston

First tours launching in Jamaica’s capital By the Caribbean Journal staff While Montego Bay remains Jamaica’s tourism hub, the city of Kingston is looking to position itself in a new way for travelers. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company has launched […]

“We Are Reviving Downtown Kingston”

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is downtown Kingston in the midst of a revival? That’s the idea from Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller made the proclamation at a recent budget debate, along with […]

This Caribbean City Is Booming

Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean […]

InterCaribbean Airways Launching Kingston-Montego Bay Flights

Above: an InterCaribbean Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff InterCaribbean Airways is launching new service between Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The service will include 16 weekly flights each way, with the Montego Bay-Kingston flights offering onward flights to […]

Marriott Breaks Ground in Kingston

Above: the groundbreaking on Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Courtyard By Marriott project in Kingston officially broke ground on Friday. The hotel, one of eight being developed in the region by Caribe Hospitality, will also be the […]

First Air Canada Rouge Flight Arrives in Kingston From Toronto

Above: the first Air Canada Rouge flight (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Air Canada Rouge flight touched down at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s new leisure carrier, is operating […]

Simpson Miller: Jamaica to Restart “Inner City Renewal” Initiative

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government will be restarting a programme from the former Jamaica Labour Party administration aimed at upgrading downtown Kingston. The project will restart in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, featuring a housing […]

Op-Ed: A Death in Kingston

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Retired Senior Superintendent Anthony Hewitt was shot dead by gunmen last week in Kingston. This was very bad news for Jamaica’s law enforcement community and the international agencies with whom they cooperate. It was a […]

Marcus Garvey Receiving Keys to Kingston

Above: Marcus Mosiah Garvey By the Caribbean Journal staff Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero, will be receiving the key to the city on Thursday — 125 years after his birth. The presentation in Kingston will be made to Garvey’s […]

Op-Ed: Kingston, Washington and the Way Forward for Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor The first priority for Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller administration should be to consolidate and improve its bilateral relationship with the United States. It should be made clear at the highest levels that Jamaica intends to […]


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