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Ackee and Saltfish, Explained

August 4, 2015 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor For many Jamaicans, Sunday isn’t Sunday without ackee and saltfish. Traditionally enjoyed for breakfast or brunch, it’s an unlikely but flavorful combination of a savory-tasting fruit and dried salted cod that’s the island’s national dish. Ackee is actually a fruit (related to the lychee and longan) that came to more...

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Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

August 2, 2015 | 7:45 pm | 0 Comment

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A major arena goes green By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted with solar panels fit to generate 100 megawatts of energy, which will significantly reduce its dependency on the more...

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Jamaica’s Forests Are Growing Back

July 27, 2015 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Positive growth in afforestation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica has recorded an afforestation rate of .41 percent, marking the first positive growth in forestation since it was first measured in 1998, according to Donna Lowe, Senior Director of Forest Signs and Technical Services at the Forestry Department (above). Lowe said she welcomed this news, more...

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James Bond’s Caribbean Cottage

July 25, 2015 | 4:13 pm | 0 Comment

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Searching for 007 at Half Moon, Jamaica By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – This time there is a cigar, and there is rum.  The soft burn of a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and some Blackwell, a Jamaican rum with a hint of vanilla. “There are moments of great luxury in the life of a secret agent,” Ian Fleming wrote in his second James Bond novel, Live and Let more...

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How Tourism Saves Jamaica

July 22, 2015 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

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By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than 120% of GDP, one of the highest rates of any country in the world. That means the country’s interest payments are now about more...

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Caribbean Villa With a View: Jamaica’s Cocosan

July 20, 2015 | 7:09 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Australian-American actor Errol Flynn described the 1,000 acre San San Estate as “more beautiful than any woman [he’d] ever seen.” This is the setting of Cocosan, the newest addition to The Geejam Collection’s private villa development in Jamaica. From your three-level, six-bedroom villa set upon a hilltop, you’ll be more...

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Jamaica’s $236 Million Green Energy Transformation

July 19, 2015 | 12:47 am | 0 Comment

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The island goes green By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is going green in a big way, according to Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. Indeed, there are a number of green energy projects either underway or set to launch on the island, to the tune of $236 million USD. Those include the ongoing Wigton Wind Farm expansion project in Manchester, valued at $50 more...

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What Did Jamaica Look Like in 1891?

July 8, 2015 | 4:29 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor MIAMI — HistoryMiami will soon be opening a new exhibition in Miami called “Awakening Jamaica,” which will feature photographs of the island from 1981 that sought to promote commercial enterprise and tourism to the island. The images, like the one of Port Royal, above, were taken by the world-famous photography studio Valentine more...

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Jamaica’s Blue Mountains Are Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 7, 2015 | 5:20 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Blue Mountains in Jamaica By Dana Niland The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has unanimously agreed to designate Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains as a World Heritage Site. The designation, which was made at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting currently underway in Bonn, Germany, is the first for Jamaica and also the first more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Treasure Beach, Jamaica

July 4, 2015 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rollie Haugen, who sent in this beautiful shot of Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Do yo have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the more...

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