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Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Set for Soft Opening in July

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill on a walk-through at the resort (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa is slated to hold a soft opening in July following a successful renovation …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: High Above Ocho Rios, Jamaica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rose-marie Barrant, who sent in this beautiful shot from the Sky Explorer at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

Sandals Debuts Ochi Beach Resort

 Above: the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell OCHO RIOS — It’s the newest resort in Sandals’ ever-expanding Caribbean portfolio. But it’s actually one of the brand’s original properties. Sandals Resorts International officially debuted its …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions we …

 Above: the new Jerk Shack By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Head’s up, jerk lovers! There’s a new place to get your fix of the fiery Jamaican barbecue. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa opened its new Jerk Shack …

 Above: a rendering of the “new” Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $3.8 million USD project will “transform” the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The project will include work on …

 Above: Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff There were a total of 937,000 cruise ship visitors to Jamaica in the first eight months of 2012, a 33.9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2011, according to Tourism …

 Above: Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff It costs Jamaica nearly $163 million for weather-related problems every year, according to new Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill, who said one of his main priorities would be to sensitise the country to …