Jamaica Is “Moving Ahead” in Health Tourism

 Jamaica’s big health tourism plans By the Caribbean Journal staff The opening of the new Hospiten hospital in Jamaica was “largely driven by tourism interests,” according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. McNeill said that the more hotel rooms ... [ Read More ]

Above: Montego Bay, Jamaica

A Major New Hospital in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hospital has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. The $19.3 million USD Hospital Montego Bay was officially opened by the Spanish-owned Hospiten group in the Rose Hall area of St James. The ... [ Read More ]


A New Kind of Farm-to-Table Experience in Jamaica

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor JAMAICA — It’s trendy right now for Caribbean resorts to talk about serving farm-to-table cuisine and encouraging guests to eating local. But often those same hotels are serving imported strawberries on the breakfast buffet; New ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Anne visited Jamaica last week, and the British Royal raved that she was “wonderfully entertained with that real flavor of Jamaica.” The Princess’ visited included tours of the Mico College University, the Jamaica Defence ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Jamaica’s growth problem By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor SINCE the early 1970s, Jamaica has suffered from an anaemic growth rate of less than one per cent per annum. This despite many prescriptions and attempts by various governments, and promises by politicians, ... [ Read More ]


 Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” ... [ Read More ]


 A landmark hotel  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Ultramarine Blue. And it’s been the color of Jamaica Inn since the Ocho Rios resort opened back in 1950. It’s a color so synonymous with the hotel that once you’ve ... [ Read More ]


 CCJ vote looms By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is approaching a “critical juncture in its history,” according to Justice Minister Mark Golding. That’s because the country’s Senate will soon debate three bills that would amend the constitution to entrench ... [ Read More ]


 A new addition at Club Mobay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club MoBay, the lounge at Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, just got even better. This July, a concourse-level annex was added opposite gate 12, offering a welcome sanctuary ... [ Read More ]


 The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself quoting ... [ Read More ]


 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital ... [ Read More ]


 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s ... [ Read More ]

Above: a Delta plane

 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced ... [ Read More ]


 A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction ... [ Read More ]


 The Jamaica Product Exchange begins By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica’s leading tourism conference, JAPEX, opened to an enthusiastic crowd Sunday evening at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. This is the 25th edition of JAPEX, which first launched in 1990. At the time, ... [ Read More ]


 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. ... [ Read More ]


 A new hire for Spanish travel giant By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels and Resorts has named Dimitris Kosvogiannis as general manager of its soon-to-open Melia Braco Village resort in Jamaica. The 226-room, colonial-design resort is slated to open ... [ Read More ]