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Understanding the Path to Jamaica’s Development, Part 1

 By Dennis ChungCJ 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 misguided, …

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Montego Bay (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is looking to develop a timeshare market as part of its tourism strategy going forward, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The Minister, who was giving a tourism …

 Above: Chris Gayle’s UK Academy By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean cricket star Chris Gayle will be launching the Jamaican branch of his Chris Gayle Academy youth empowerment programme next week. The academy will host 20 young Jamaican men between …

 Above: the Jamaican squad in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff Yohan Blake helped Jamaica’s men set a new World Record to win gold at the 4x200M event of the first-ever IAAF World Relays in Nassau this weekend. The team …

 Above: Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is currently in the midst of finalizing a $50 million “growth and competitiveness” project with the World Bank, according to Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister …

 Above: a Delta Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines has announced the introduction of a new seasonal flight from New York City to Jamaica, the carrier announced in a release. The new seasonal flight will operate every …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is committed to providing affordable housing, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. “My administration is focused on getting houses and lands into the hands of as many persons as …

 Above: flooding in Haiti lowered the country’s GDP estimate for 2012, but it is projected to grow 6 percent in 2013 (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is projected to lead the Caribbean in GDP growth …

 Above: State Minister Arnoldo Brown, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Yuri Gala Lopez and Jamaica Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba this week marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the …

 Mario C is one of Jamaica’s top dancehall producers – winning the EME Award for Dancehall Producer of the Year and well known for his collaborations – from Beenie Man to Lady Saw. But now he has a new project …

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA – The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada earlier this month looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. …

 Above: Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is poised to become a major centre of Information and Communication Technology in the Western Hemisphere, according to Minister of Science, Technology and Mining Philip Paulwell. “We are looking …

 Above: Jamaican Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson is lobbying for support on a major island-wide cleanup project. The plan aims to enhance Jamaica’s position as a location …

 Above: GC Foster College By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of an effort to derive more income from sports in Jamaica, the country has now broken ground on its first international, standardized baseball field at the GC Foster College …