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Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash 2020 Goes Virtual

 Jamaica’s legendary Reggae Sunsplash festival has returned after a 14-year hiatus with a virtual event this year.  This year’s reggae celebration will run Nov. 27-28, with one-of-a-kind access to live performances and artist interviews.  The festival first debuted in 1978 …

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Shaggy Is Spreading Caribbean Christmas Cheer in Jamaica and Beyond

 If you can’t be in the Caribbean this holiday season, the new Christmas album by reggae star Shaggy will fill your stocking with island cheer. The multi-Grammy Award winner and native of Kingston, Jamaica says the record was inspired by …

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Chris Blackwell on Bob Marley, James Bond and Jamaica

 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …

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the wailers album

 Legendary reggae band The Wailers has released their first new album in more than 25 years.  The new Sony Music Latin album, One World, has 14 songs, including the single “One World, One Prayer” produced by Emilio Estefan.  Also featured …

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 Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks …

marley resort caribbean

 The only hotel in the Caribbean with the Marley brand name is now for sale in Nassau, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The 17-suite Marley Resort and Spa, which was at one time the vacation home of Bob and Rita …

jamaica reopening tourism

 In a time of global unease, Jamaica Tourism is looking to send out some positivity with a new Spotify playlist aimed at helping to lift our spirits.  It’s called, fittingly, “Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright,” and it features …

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 Puerto Morelos, the tiny beach town in Mexico that’s one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, is about to get a major new luxury hotel.  It’s called The Fives Oceanfront Puerto Morelos, the third outpost by The Fives, a growing boutique …

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 My journey started with the thrill of the prop plane nosing down for a “bombs away” landing at the Gustaf III airport runway, one of the shortest in the world, as the landing gear of the Tradewind Aviation plane hammered …

 The Caribbean coast of Mexico has its first-ever Marley Coffee.  The Jamaican coffee brand has opened a new coffee house at T”he Fives Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen.  It’s just the second coffee shop by the brand, which is …

bob marley negril hotel

 Hotel company Karisma is planning a big bash to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of global music icon Bob Marley.  The company’s Azul Beach Resort Negril is planning a week of events to mark the occasion from …

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 This one-way street on the outskirts of Bridgetown has two lines of colorful houses just across Spring Garden Highway from the sea. But it’s the green-and-yellow one three quarters of the way down the road that brings the pilgrims. Robyn …

bahamas boutique hotel

 We can’t say it enough: The Bahamas is open for business, from Cat Island to Eleuthera, Harbour Island to Exuma, Bimini to Long Island. But Nassau remains the country’s travel hub, its most complete — and popular — destination. And while …

 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

negril

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and Ocho …

Ben & Jerry's One Love

 Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor is all about the Caribbean. The company has announced the launch of the new “Bob Marley’s One Love” flavor, named for Bob Marley’s legendary song. The flavor is the result of a partnership with the …

 This June, The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ classic Exodus album. The band’s ninth studio album was released on June 3, 1977, featuring a new backing band, and …

 Celebrating Marley with a special cocktail I’m in Jamaica, on the beach with Bob Marley. Alas, it’s not the dearly departed king of reggae himself. Instead, this Bob Marley is a red, green and gold-colored frozen concoction that Winston, the …