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Caribbean Plate: Jerk Paradise in Jamaica

 MONTEGO BAY — Every place has its own special taste, its own signature flavour. In Jamaica, that’s undoubtedly jerk, the world-famous seasoning with a history as old as the island. And if you’re looking for true Jamaican jerk, Scotchie’s is …

Caribbean Travel Industry Gathers in Montego Bay, Jamaica

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — What’s ahead for Caribbean tourism in 2014? After a 2013 that saw increases in hotel occupancy and tourist arrival numbers, the Caribbean is now looking to keep up …

Caribbean Style: Five Travel Musts in Montego Bay, Jamaica

 By Myrtle DwyerCJ Contributor Montego Bay — a Caribbean classic. The Jamaican tourism stronghold remains a major draw for travelers, with adventures to satisfy any area of travel desire. Here are five of my favourites. Spa Unwind Must You are …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Frontier Airlines planes By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based Frontier Airlines has officially launched nonstop service from Denver to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The seasonal service will operate once every Sunday during the winter tourist season. The new flights are …

 Above: the Riu Place Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Palace Jamaica resort officially opens Friday, the company announced. The 238-room hotel, which is Riu’s fifth property in Jamaica, will be an “adults only” resort. The total investment …

 Above: the new Carnival Sunshine By the Caribbean Journal staff The transformed Carnival Sunshine cruise ship set sail on its inaugural voyage from New Orleans to Cozumel and Grand Cayman this week. The 3,006-passenger ship underwent a $155 million, 75-day …

 Above: Air Canada Rouge in Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada Rouge made its inaugural flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica on Friday. The first flight, which originated in Toronto, touched down at Sangster International Airport in Montego …

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is ramping up its Caribbean flights out of Fort Lauderdale, with new nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Tuesday. JetBlue …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Kameka Harris, who took this snapshot from Clarridge View in the hills of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Do you have a great photograph of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it might …

 Above: the Oasis at Sunset (Photos courtesy of Sunset Resorts) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel will open its doors in Jamaica’s Montego Bay this fall. The Oasis at Sunset is a 124-room boutique hotel adjoining existing …

 Above: the former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff The former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in Jamaica’s Montego Bay will soon become a Hyatt. Hyatt Ziva, which will focus on families, is one of a series of all-inclusive resorts …

 Jamaica has one of the most diverse tourism products in the Caribbean. You can hike in the Blue Mountains, sun in Negril, search for culinary nirvana in Kingston … the attractions are endless. So we thought we’d offer a short …

 CHOOSING THE Caribbean’s best all inclusive resorts is a bit like choosing a list of its best restaurants — it simply begs for a definition. And the definition of “all-inclusive” has changed a lot over the years. All-inclusive properties have …

 Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning a “major rehabilitation and upgrading” project this year in the country’s resort areas, including Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril and Port Royal. The group of projects will come at …

 Above: Miguel By the Caribbean Journal staff Hip-hop star Flo Rida will be giving his first-ever performance in Jamaica next month when he headlines the Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, joined by Grammy winner Miguel. Flo Rida, who was nominated …

 Above; the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff The purchase of the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in Jamaica’s Montego Bay is not yet complete, according to Playa Hotels & Resorts, which had been reported to have purchased the property. …

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton will be ceasing management at its Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, the company announced this week. The 427-room property will no longer be …

 Above: Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines’ AirTran Airways will be adding new nonstop service from Chicago to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The nonstop flights will service Montego Bay in Jamaica and Punta …