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Jamaica Secures 60,000 New Airline Seats

 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced …

A New Heritage Site in Jamaica

 Marcus Garvey’s home to become a heritage site By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s Ministry of Youth and Culture has announced plans to refurbish and establish a heritage site at the house in which Marcus Garvey, the country’s first National Hero, …

Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

 A major arena goes green By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted with …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica By Alexander Britell Sagicor Jamaica Investments Limited has purchased a 26—acre undeveloped beachfront site in Montego Bay, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Governor’s Beach site, which includes 1,600 linear feet of ocean frontage, …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE of the things I encourage my staff to do is feel free to be critical of me as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which leads to having an environment where we …

 Above: the current Sunset Beach property in Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts is expanding in Jamaica. The company announced that it would open its first-ever Sunscape Resorts and Spas-branded hotel in Montego Bay. The resort will be …

 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 …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning a major revamp to a number of the island’s public beaches. The country’s Tourism Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, said this week that 14 beaches in …

 Above: the Hilton Rose Hall Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Aimbridge Hospitality has been tapped to manage the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Jamaica following the acquisition of the property by Sagicor. The property was put on …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica has its sights set on attracting more tourists from China, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The Minister, who was addressing the recent Tourism Outlook …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and South Africa are planning to deepen their collaboration in the areas of science and technology. The two sides first signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation last year, …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips began a three-day visit to New York City on Wednesday. The visit will include a meeting with 50 of “the most prominent …

 Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to expedite the development of Special Economic Zones in the country, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. The zones are a “critical component” of the …

 Above: Minister of State in Jamaica’s Ministry of Technology, Julian Robinson (right) is spearheading the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is looking to launch an “Angel Investor Network” in a bid to find funding for projects developed …

 Above: Jamaica Justice Minister Mark Golding addresses the media following the announcement (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major shift, Jamaica has announced that the country’s Cabinet has approved a proposal that would decriminalize the possession of …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Remittances to the Caribbean region increased by 3 percent in 2013, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund. Remittances to the region totaled $8.519 billion, …

 Above: Christine Lagarde By the Caribbean Journal staff Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will be visiting Jamaica later this month. Lagarde and an IMF delegation will visit the country on June 27, the Ministry of …

 Above: the signing ceremony in New Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional telecommunications firm LIME is partnering with the government of Jamaica on the “Start-Up Jamaica” initiative. Through the partnership, LIME will be providing Internet connectivity, furniture …