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American Airlines Is Launching Flights to Ocho Rios, Jamaica 

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American Airlines is launching its third destination in Jamaica.  Beginning in November, American will launch its first-ever service to Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios.  The new service will operate twice weekly between Miami and Ocho Rios, operated on […]


Visiting Jamaica Just Got Even Easier 

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It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning March 1, 2022, Jamaica will no longer require visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form.  It’s “one less hurdle for travelers to Jamaica” the Jamaica […]

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Major Caribbean Resort Site Lists for $60M

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Jamaica Sotheby’s International Realty recently listed one of its first properties since opening up shop in Kingston. Julian Dixon, co-founder and CEO of Jamaica Sotheby’s International Realty, told CJI it is a property […]

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Sotheby’s International Realty Expands to Jamaica

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Sotheby’s International Realty has opened its newest office in the Caribbean: Jamaica.  In what could be a major move for a large but still largely unheralded luxury real estate market, the brand has added Reside Realty Ltd, which will now […]

Jamaica Vaccinates 2,000 More Tourism Workers

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Jamaica has vaccinated more than 2,000 tourism workers in its latest vaccination drive.  The total came after just three days, using one of three vaccines made available as part of the newly-established Tourism Vaccination Task Force.  That included 1,200 workers […]

First Cruise Ship Returns to Jamaica

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The first cruise ship in Jamaica since the onset of the pandemic called on Ocho Rios this week.  Carnival Sunshine’s return to Jamaica marked what officials called a “major step” in the phased reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector.  “We welcome […]

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Sandals Is Opening Three New Caribbean Resorts

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Sandals Resorts International is opening three new resorts in the Caribbean, two under the Sandals Brand and another under the Beaches brand, Caribbean Journal Invest has exclusively learned.  The all-inclusive leader will be transforming two properties it acquired from Playa […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach at the Jamaica Inn

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com […]

Hotels in Jamaica Where You Can Stay for Less than $200 Per Night


Negril may seem like just another Jamaican destination for big resorts and all-inclusive hotels, on par with Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. But travelers with longer memories may recall that Negril got its start as a mecca for backpackers and […]


Beaches Ocho Rios All-Inclusive Reopens in Jamaica

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Sandals Resorts International has reopened its Beaches Ocho Rios resort in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the  family-friendly all-inclusive resort means Beaches has now reopened all three of its properties in the Caribbean, including Beaches Turks and […]

Jamaica Just Updated Its Travel Protocols

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Jamaica has updated its travel protocols, narrowing the testing window for incoming travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. Travelers to Jamaica now need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result within three days before arriving in Jamaica. That’s a […]

Sandals to Reopen Resorts in The Bahamas, Barbados and Grenada

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Sandals will complete its brand-wide reopening by the end of March, Caribbean Journal has learned. The company has already reopened 10 of its resorts in the Caribbean, with the remaining five set to relaunch over the next six weeks. That […]


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