Jamaica Has a New Ambassador to China

 Jamaica has a new envoy to the People’s Republic of China. The country has appointed Fay Pickersgill as the country’s new Ambassador to China, Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson announced this week. ““I believe that Mrs. Pickersgill is uniquely qualified to ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica’s Newest Adventure Experience

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a brand-new adventure park in Jamaica. Negril’s JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park includes a Zipline, a Jeep safari, ATV driving and a walking trail across a 700-acre estate. The site also includes the only ... [ Read More ]


Caribbean Photo of the Week: Finding Hammocks in Jamaica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kevin Nebola, who sent in this delightful shot of a row of hammocks on the beach in Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff It began as a simple campaign — one urging Jamaicans to eat local food and produce. 12 years later, it’s become a game changer, according to Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. The “Eat ... [ Read More ]

Kingston, Jamaica

 Why the health sector saga is important By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s recent health sector saga has brought to the fore the real need for accountability in the country. The fact is that this is not the first incident to highlight ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has quietly headed toward the forefront of the Caribbean’s green energy industry. The latest step is the new $89 million, 36.3-megawatt wind farm project in St Elizabeth.. Jamaica is “ripe for foreign investment,” said ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — We had questions. Was it Zilara and Ziva or Ziva and Zilara? And which one was which?  Apparently others have the same questions, so on a recent trip to Jamaica we made a reservation ... [ Read More ]

portia simpson miller

 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 ... [ Read More ]

holiday inn jamaica

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guests at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay will enjoy an easy, affordable way to hit the links with the launch of a new Golf Away package. The package – available to adults ages 18 ... [ Read More ]


 A perfect villa in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “I think I’m in love with my masseuse.” It’s a bold declaration indeed, one rarely heard beyond the hushed, lemongrass-scented treatment rooms of a spa. And it’s a statement even ... [ Read More ]

Above: Half Moon, Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean expansion out of its hub at Houston’s Hobby Airport. The carrier launched service between Houston and Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday. The Houston-Montego Bay flight departs at 10:35 AM, returning ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Halloween means our minds are turning to ghosts, goblins and all things ghoulish. Check out these spooky Caribbean spots – if you dare. El Convento, Puerto Rico Apparently not all dead nuns go to heaven; ... [ Read More ]

Monty Alexander

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s award-winning jazz legend, Monty Alexander, will travel to Los Angeles for a show this November. Alexander, whose music explores the bridge between American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, will bring ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Caribbean beaches get all the love. And really, who doesn’t adore sugary sands, Windex-blue water and palm-fringed coastlines? But in destinations such as Jamaica, where rushing rivers wind their way through the landscape, to see ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor One of the things we often forget is that development of a company or a country is primarily for the purpose of advancing the lives of people, and not just measuring numerical indicators. Although companies are ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Keurigs may be quick and French presses may be fancy, but the best way to brew your coffee is by using the pour-over method. So says Jason Sharp, managing director of Clifton Mount Estate, which ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican tourism has a major new player. Karisma Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to invest more than $900 million in projects that could include nine hotels in the country. The announcement was made by ... [ Read More ]


 The growth question By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In my last article, I asked the question why is growth so elusive to Jamaica and identified some of the challenges that restrict our ability to grow. These are not new and have ... [ Read More ]