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Jamaica to "Expedite" Development of Special Economic Zones

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 […]


Jamaica's Government Eyes Angel Investors For Start Up Initiative

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 […]


Jamaica to Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

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 […]


Remittances to Caribbean Increased By 3 Percent in 2013: Report

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, […]

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Visit Jamaica

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 […]

Jamaica, Telecom Firm LIME to Partner on "Start-Up Jamaica"

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 […]


Can Jamaica Lead the Caribbean in Renewable Energy?

Above: a wind farm (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can Jamaica lead the Caribbean in the development of green energy? Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says that it can, predicting that, by the middle of next year, Jamaica […]

Understanding the Path to Jamaica's Development, Part 1

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ALMOST daily I get questions on what will happen to the Jamaican economy and whether or not we are moving in the right direction. Or sometimes, get a comment that my expressed cautious optimism is […]

Las Vegas in Jamaica?

Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is reviewing bids for three proposed Las Vegas-style casinos, according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning Horace Dalley. The Minister, who was speaking at the […]


Jamaican Tourism Looks to Get Greener

Above: the Grand Palladium in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is targeting the installation of green energy solution in Jamaica hotels, according to Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The Minister said the push came against what he called the […]

Jamaica Finance Minister Peter Phillips to Visit United States, Europe

Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Peter Phillips (left) and Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter (right) will both be on the trip By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips will be heading to Europe and the United […]

Jamaica Sees Big Jump in Tourist Arrivals From Russia

Above: Trelawny (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received 12,000 tourists from Russia last year, according to data from the country’s Ambassador to Jamaica. That represented a 600 percent increase over 2012, according to Russian envoy Vladimir […]


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