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Jamaica’s Political Families

 Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta …

Jamaica’s Latest Tourism Push Will Focus on Kingston

 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 …

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A Cabinet Reshuffle in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Cabinet has undergone a slight reshuffle. The country’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, announced reassignments of several ministers in a statement issued Friday. The reshuffle, which takes effect on Monday, sees Horace Dalley assigned …

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 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a big new project coming to Portmore, Jamaica. Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced this week that the former Forum Hotel had been purchased by a …

 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: new Minister Derrick Kellier By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has appointed Derrick Kellier as the country’s new Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security. Kellier succeeds former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, who passed …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THE JAMAICA OBSERVER newspaper recently reported Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller indicating that there would be no cabinet reshuffle in Jamaica in the near future. This may not be very good news for the country, however, …

 Above: Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s official visit to Japan last week yielded a cooperation agreement between the two countries on areas including energy and mineral resources development. Simpson …

 Above: Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the revelation that a pair of high-profile Jamaican sprinters had tested positive for banned substances, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the country had “a lot more to do to …

 Above: Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/Luis Roberto Lima) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller concluded her visit to Africa on Tuesday, following meetings with a group of African heads of state. Simpson Miller, joined by …

 Above: a meeting of the African Union By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has appointed Carlton Masters as Jamaica’s first-ever representative to the African Union. Masters’ appointment also includes the post of Special Envoy of …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first tranche of $207 million under Jamaica’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund was slated to be deposited into Jamaica’s account on Friday. Confirmation of the funding was revealed by …

 Updated: Friday, 9:15 AM Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Vincent Simpson, the brother of Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, was attacked by two assailants early Thursday morning in Kingston. Simpson is the Prime Minister’s older …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is “on a mission” to improve the country’s business competitiveness globally. But while attracting foreign investment will remain a priority, the Prime Minister …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor   THE JAMAICAN DOLLAR is now trading at many licensed cambios at 100 to 1. This is not a good development for Jamaica and it is certainly not politically attractive for current PNP administration. The dollar, …

 Above: Jamaica Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is likely to be graduated from receiving grant funding from the World Global Fund and other funding agencies, due to its status as a “middle-income” country. But the …

 Above: the Riu Palace in Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff There will be an injection of more than $200 million USD in Jamaica’s tourism sector in 2013, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The Prime Minister, who was …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is committed to providing affordable housing, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. “My administration is focused on getting houses and lands into the hands of as many persons as …