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How This Negril Hotel Is Celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday

 Hotel company Karisma is planning a big bash to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of global music icon Bob Marley.  The company’s Azul Beach Resort Negril is planning a week of events to mark the occasion from …

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Jamaica Has a New Hotspot in Negril

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The …

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Saint Lucia’s Must-Visit Summer Music Festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A top Caribbean music festival is back in Saint Lucia this summer with the return of Mercury Fest. The beach music party, produced by Epic Events, is one of the region’s most anticipated summer festivals. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it debuted in 1978, Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash was one of the world’s most legendary reggae festivals. And now it’s coming back. After a 12 year hiatus, the iconic music gathering, which has hosted stars …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts is raw, untouched and brilliantly green, one of the most beautiful places in the West Indies. It’s a winding, scenic road to get here, a striking setting that’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the global impact of Jamaica’s music industry, it’s no surprise that the country’s tourism sector is now looking to ramp up the growth of music tourism to the island. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Resorts World Bimini is hosting its second annual Driftwood Beach Festival. The June 1-3 event will feature live performances by Pato Banton and Clement Aubrey & The Reggae Allstars, beach volleyball with National Volleyball League pros and more. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s hottest music festivals is returning for its eighth year. The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, with headliners including Damian Marley, Burt Bacharach, Farruko, Patti LaBelle …

 Reggae Sumfest will return to Montego Bay this summer, for the 25th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.” The island’s biggest weeklong festival, which draws thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world, will take place …

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 Jamaica has a big new plan to attract more tourists: entertainment. According to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, the plan is to promote Jamaica as the “premier location for guaranteed quality entertainment year-round.” “What we want to do is to …

 A must-visit Caribbean race By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Training for fall races is currently in full swing for runners around the world. But after you’ve crushed New York and Chicago, here’s a Caribbean event to consider that combines running …

 Above: Jennifer Hudson By Dana Niland This year’s Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica ill feature Grammy award-winning R&B singer Jennifer Hudson and American rappers Common and Rick Ross. The trio join a growing list of US-based singers who have headlined the …

 Above: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke By the Caribbean Journal staff Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke got in on the fun for a good cause this week, singing reggae for Red Nose Day. Clarke plays a character called …

 Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award …

 Above: Bob Marley’s Land Rover By the Caribbean Journal staff In time for the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley, the Land Rover Defender the music superstar once owned has now been restored. The matte-blue 1977 Series III …

 Above: Eddie Murphy By the Caribbean Journal staff Eddie Murphy isn’t done with reggae. The multi-talented star has released another new reggae track, this time called “Oh Jah Jah.” The release comes after Murphy debuted “Red Light,” his first reggae …

 Above; Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff The nominations are in, and six reggae stars will duke it out for the 2015 Best Reggae Album Grammy award. Six artists are on the books for this year’s awards, from reggae legend …

 Above: Jamaican Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism Damion Crawford By the Caribbean Journal staff Woodstock in the Caribbean? That’s the idea being discussed by Jamaican Minister of State Damion Crawford, who said Jamaica could soon be hosting …