Why Jamaica’s Government Is Acquiring More Drones

May 16, 2015 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a ceremony for the presentation of a new drone (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to acquire a number of new drones, with one major goal: combating illicit fishing in the country’s territorial waters. The announcement of the planned acquisitions was made by Minister Derrick Kellier, who said the Ministry of more...

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Why Jamaica Needs a Long-Term View

May 15, 2015 | 5:03 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Recently, I said to someone that one of the challenges Jamaica has as a country is that we are too focused on immediate gratification, and not on the long-term effects of our actions. As a consequence, we react to what people, or the media say, and throw out our long-term, well-thought-out plan in order to conform with the popular more...

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IMF Names New Jamaica Mission Chief

May 14, 2015 | 12:16 am | 0 Comment


Above: new IMF Mission Chief in Jamaica Uma Ramakrishnan (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund has appointed its new mission chief for Jamaica. Dr Uma Ramakrishnan will be filling the role, succeeding Dr Jan Kees Martijn, who was the first mission chief under Jamaica’s existing four-year $932 million extended fund more...

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Jamaica Begins Work on Large-Scale Beach Upgrade Project

May 4, 2015 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill on a tour of beaches in St Mary and St Ann By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s getting closer to finishing a major upgrade and enhancement of the country’s beaches. Work has already begun on improvements to 10 of 15 beaches targeted for improvements, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham more...

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Jamaica Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba, Costa Rica

April 30, 2015 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton during a media briefing at Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s offices in New Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is looking to expand and strengthen its trade ties in the wider Caribbean Basin. The country announced the plan following a pair of trade missions to Cuba and Costa Rica earlier more...

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Rebranded Holiday Inn Launches in Montego Bay, Jamaica

April 29, 2015 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the relaunching ceremony this week By the Caribbean Journal staff The former Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Jamaica has relaunched with a new name and a new look. The property, which officially reopened this week, is now called the Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall, following a renovation project that included a full update to the rooms and four new more...

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The Caribbean’s New Piracy Problem

April 26, 2015 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment


By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference called to talk about these matters and to announce actions against the almost 50 cable TV more...

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Rethinking Jamaican Development

April 21, 2015 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ONE of the things I encourage my staff to do is feel free to be critical of me as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which leads to having an environment where we can all be critical of each other. We therefore have an open atmosphere where we can all speak to each other about; ideas for growth: what areas we more...

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Jamaica’s Half Moon Names New GM

April 9, 2015 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment


Above: Half Moon in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Half Moon, A Rock Resort, has named Sandro Fabris its new general manager. Fabris comes to the hotel with more than two decades of experience, including serving as regional managing director for Africa for Orient Express Hotels. “Hospitality is foundational to Jamaican culture, so more...

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New Hotel Brand Coming to Jamaica

March 4, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-sold Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa will be getting a new brand. The 489-room property, which was purchased by Sagicor in partnership with Aimbridge Hospitality, will be rebranded under the Curio by Hilton brand, according to CBRE, which brokered the sale of the more...

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