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China’s New $384 Million Highway Project in Jamaica

 A huge new highway project is coming to the island of Jamaica. The Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project will entail the rehabilitation of the 110-kilometer roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland. It’s slated to launch …

Richard Branson Relaunches Entrepreneurship Center in Jamaica

 Richard Branson recently traveled to Jamaica to celebrate the relaunch and relocation of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. After originally launching the center in Montego Bay in 2011, Branson’s Virgin Unite has moved the center to Kingston to be closer …

Sandals, Marriott to Partner on $50 Million AC Hotel in Kingston

 Sandals is adding a new hotel brand. The company has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean. It will be the first partnership between the two companies and the first time …

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 Fun facts about Kingston By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Though most visitors fly into Jamaica’s “second city” of Montego Bay, the capital, Kingston, is a vibrant and energetic metropolis well worth a visit. With a new highway that has dramatically …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve stayed in Jamaica’s resort hubs of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios but you still haven’t yet seen the irie isle’s capital, Kingston, one company wants to fix that. Beginning this month, Island Routes …

 When it comes to Jamaica’s tourism market, the country’s capital, Kingston, has long been an afterthought. The vast majority of tourism development has come in beach areas, most significantly Montego Bay. Now, however, Jamaica’s government says it is looking to …

 Kingston has its first new-build hotel in decades. The Jamaican capital is now home to the newly-debuted Courtyard by Marriott Kingston. “Courtyard by Marriott has become a very popular brand in the Caribbean and is expanding rapidly,” said Tim Sheldon, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to Kingston diverted to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday after experiencing technical difficulties, the company said in a statement. Caribbean Airlines said the flight “diverted to Fort Lauderdale International …

 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital …

 First tours launching in Jamaica’s capital By the Caribbean Journal staff While Montego Bay remains Jamaica’s tourism hub, the city of Kingston is looking to position itself in a new way for travelers. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company has launched …

 In praise of the perfect patty By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Served piping hot in a brown paper bag, the Jamaican patty – a meat-filled pastry pocket similar to Brits’ Cornish pasty or Latins’ empanada ¬– is to islanders what …

 Above: the new office By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has opened a new office in Liguanea in Kingston, Jamaica, the company announced. The new office represents the consolidation of its two former locations at Norman Manley International Airport …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has identified its shortlist of bidders for the privatization of Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport, the government said this week. The five potential bidders will be invited …

 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: an InterCaribbean Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways is set to launch a group of new flights around the region, the regional carrier announced. The company has launched nonstop flights between Kingston and …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s International Monetary Fund programme is “on track” and policy implementation “remains strong,” according to the IMF, which recently concluded a staff review mission to the country. “Jamaica’s economic transformation programme …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan aimed at improving “competitiveness” in Jamaica, the bank announced last week. The loan will “promote tax and land titling reforms and …

 Above: the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — The Spanish Court hotel in the New Kingston neighbourhood of Jamaica’s capital is set to complete an expansion project. The hotel, which currently has 110 rooms, is …