Jamaica’s Growth Outlook Is Improving

 Positive signs for Jamaican economy By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is showing some positive signs, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a mission to the country. “A gradual economic recovery is underway.” said IMF Mission ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Wins Gold at World Championships in Beijing

 Another gold for Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff It was the thinnest of margins. And that made the victory even sweeter. The Jamaican superstar sprinter took home the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday, besting ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica and the World

 Jamaica’s diplomatic future By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Now that Jamaica has benefitted from a Presidential visit by the United States’ Barack Obama, what is next for the country? And what should be next for Jamaica’s relationship with the rest ... [ Read More ]


Above: the signing ceremony for the loan

 A major financing program By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a $130 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, the organization announced. The loan aims to strengthen Jamaica’s structural program for economic growth. “The Jamaican government has been ... [ Read More ]

Jamaica has sights set on new markets

 JAPEX to focus on Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s looking to diversify its tourism source markets. The 25th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), set to take place Montego Bay Convention Centre from September 20-22, will ... [ Read More ]

Above: Marcus Garvey's former home is becoming a heritage site in Jamaica

 Marcus Garvey’s home to become a heritage site By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s Ministry of Youth and Culture has announced plans to refurbish and establish a heritage site at the house in which Marcus Garvey, the country’s first National Hero, ... [ Read More ]

Above: the new holistic bath house at Jamaica's Rockhouse (Photo: Michael Condran)

 Rockhouse launches “Holistic Bath House” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its spa, Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel has opened a brand-new “Holistic Bath House” perched above the cliffs of Pristine Cove. The new structure features two ... [ Read More ]

Above: Kingston, Jamaica

 Local and Global Trends By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As promised, here is another look at the proposed RJR/Gleaner merger. This announcement comes against the backdrop of a media landscape that is constantly evolving globally, regionally and locally. Media changes ... [ Read More ]


  A new kind of independence? By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ON August 6, 1962, Jamaica gained political independence, and many people watched the Jamaican flag raised while the Union Jack was lowered for the last time. This symbolised Jamaica’s new-found ... [ Read More ]

Alicia Keys recreates iconic photo from 1972.

 Alicia Keys recreates a classic shot By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s some of Jamaica’s best promotional work in a long time — and it’s all thanks to Alicia Keys. Over the weekend, the music superstar released a remake of Jamiaca’s iconic 1972 ... [ Read More ]


 Tops region in index By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the most entrepreneurial country in the Caribbean? It’s Jamaica, according to the Approved Index, which examined entrepreneurship in more than 100 countries using findings from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Entrepreneurship ... [ Read More ]


 Protecting Jamaica’s heritage By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s historic spaces must be preserved. That’s the call by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust’s Technical Director of Archaeology, Dorrick Gray (above), who is pushing for the preservation of two of the nation’s ... [ Read More ]


 Hopes for the sector By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is developing a national policy framework in order to advance in the lucrative animation industry. State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Julian Robinson, announced the plan at a recent ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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. ... [ Read More ]


 An iconic property adding more units By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Goldeneye hotel is getting larger. The hotel that was once the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming is adding 26 new beach huts, slated to open at ... [ Read More ]


 Jamaica’s Elegant Corridor lights up By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor has unveiled a major new lighting project. Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund has financed the installation of 797 new state-of-the-art LED lights. The lights cover a 27-kilometre stretch of Jamaica’s ... [ Read More ]


 First tours launching in Jamaica’s capital By the Caribbean Journal staff While Montego Bay remains Jamaica’s tourism hub, the city of Kingston is looking to position itself in a new way for travelers. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company has launched ... [ Read More ]


 A major arena goes green By Dana NilandCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]