A New Look (And a New Leading Chef) at Dominica's Signature Eatery

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s the place to eat, the place to be, the place to be seen in Dominica, and it just got even better. The Palisades restaurant at Dominica’s Fort Young hotel has officially relaunched, with a […]


The Perfect Jamaican Seasoned Rice

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As we recently celebrated 56 years of Jamaican Independence this month, I think of how proud I am of my heritage. I think of how much we have positively impacted the world in more ways […]


Nigel Spence: Christmas in Jamaica

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As we approach my most favorite time of the year, I am somewhat saddened by the backdrop of fear and apprehension that has slowly taken over our Nation and which now understandably lurks in the […]


The Caribbean Travel Holiday Gift Guide 2017

If you subscribe to Caribbean Journal, you love traveling to the Caribbean. And so do your friends and family. So what do you get for your fellow Caribbean travel aficionados? We have you covered with the 2018 edition of the […]

How to Make Jamaican Hummus

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Landing in the heart of Tel Aviv was certainly not part of my normal playbook, but became a reality when I accepted an invitation to attend a wedding ceremony. After thirteen hours of travel with […]

The Singing Bartender of Negril

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor At first you think it’s satellite radio or recorded music playing. Then as you approach the lobby bar on your way to dinner at Riu ClubHotel Negril, you realize it’s neither. You realize what […]


Jamaican Bobsled Team Looking to 2018 Olympics

Jamaican Bobsled Team

The Jamaican Bobsled Teams is looking to Pyeongchang. The country’s men’s and women’s bobsled teams are beginning to prepare for qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and they will soon have new sleds. Japanese manufacturers have announced the […]

A Jamaican Brunch in Miami

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Looking for a taste of Jamaica in Miami? Look no further than Talde, a restaurant and bar at Miami Beach resort The Confidante (formerly The Thompson), where the “Buju Brunchton” Jamaican Barbecue kicks off […]

Why to Buy Jamaican

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor As Jamaica pursues our eternal search for economic development, one focus has been on the need for us to purchase local goods and services in preference to imports. The reasoning behind this seems logical, as it […]


How Jamaican Tourism is Faring in 2015

Tourist arrivals are up 5.5 percent so far this year in Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The country has reported a total of 1.6 million stayover tourists through September. Simpson Miller revealed the data at the Star […]

A Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Recipe

The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself […]

Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Crab Cakes, Jamaican Style

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official […]


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