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Jamaica Is Expecting a "Surge" in American Travelers This Winter

Jamaica has been one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the Caribbean since the pandemic, a trend that has strengthened in 2023. Now, the island’s tourism officials say they are expecting another “surge” for the upcoming winter season.  Jamaica has […]


7 Reasons to Visit Portland, Jamaica

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Most visitors flock to the well known Jamaica tourist hubs of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. But there’s even more magic to be found further east, in the coastal parish of Portland. Lush and peaceful, […]


Sandals to Open $100 Million Hotel in Port Antonio, Jamaica

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Sandals is working on a major new hotel in Portland, Jamaica. The company has begun work on a $100 million redevelopment of the former Dragon Bay Hotel in Portland, with the property set to start operation in 2019. According to […]


Jamaica Has Big Plans for This Destination

Jamaica has big plans for the destination of Port Antonio on the island’s eastern end. The small destination has been receiving increased attention in recent years in large part due to the efforts to two hotels: Geejam and Trident — but […]

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Old Railroad in Port Antonio


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gregory Crawford, who sent in this terrific shot of the old railroad tracks in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW […]

Jamaica’s Fastest-Growing Destination

By Alexander Britell With an eclectic collection of hip hotels, the Jamaican enclave of Port Antonio is the country’s fastest-growing destination, according to new data from global travel giant Expedia. Port Antonio, a still-largely-untouched area of the country’s far northeastern […]

Nigel Spence: A Culinary Adventure in Jamaica's Port Antonio

Above: Port Antonio By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I have found that the best way to introduce squeamish people to new foods is to include lots of familiar ingredients along with the unfamiliar. This became particularly apparent […]


Green Energy and Jamaican Tourism

Above: the view from the Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio By the Caribbean Journal staff Innovation in the management of energy could provide a boost to Jamaica’s tourism sector, Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill said this week. With an increasingly […]

"Overwhelming" Volume of Ganja Cases Prompts Shift in Jamaican Courts

Above: The Port Antonio Resident Magistrate’s Court in Boundbrook By the Caribbean Journal staff Certain ganja cases in Jamaica may soon be heard in the Petty Sessions Court, as the government seeks to reduce the backlog of cases in the […]

Jamaica Eyes Seaport Upgrade

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is prioritizing the expansion of its seaports, according to Works Minister Mike Henry. The country is aiming to capitalize on the country’s location in relation to other countries in the hemisphere, especially given the […]


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