A New Look at Jamaica’s Hedonism II

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It took two years and approximately seven million dollars, but now Jamaica’s classic clothing-optional all-inclusive resort, Hedonism II, has a new look. Updates to the 35-year-old Negril resort include a redesign of the lobby and ... [ Read More ]


Ultra-Fast Internet Could Be Coming to Jamaica

 Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet? That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. XG-PON, ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica’s Growth Agenda

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s government has placed growth at the front of its priorities. Since political independence, in 1962, we have only seen growth of any significance in the period 1962 to 1972, and then about three years in ... [ Read More ]



 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve stayed in Jamaica’s resort hubs of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios but you still haven’t yet seen the irie isle’s capital, Kingston, one company wants to fix that. Beginning this month, Island Routes ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes you just know. Within moments of entering a hotel lobby, you know whether your stay is going to be just so-so or really spectacular. And the second I stepped into the open-air lobby of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort has named a new top marketing executive. General Manager Sandro Fabris has announced the appointment of director of sales Sharon Logan to the role. Logan has served as director of sales ... [ Read More ]


 If you’ve ever watched the cliff divers at Rick’s Café in Negril, Jamaica, you’ve no doubt been awed by their fearless feats and wondered about the secret of their prowess. Shavon Drummond, a lifeguard and pool attendant at The Cliff, ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A martini is just a martini. Unless it’s made with the delectable Jamaican fruit, soursop. And then it’s heaven on earth. Find out for yourself at The Cliff, a five-month-old resort in Negril, where bartender ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s not every restaurant that offers “Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – Cold Beer – Hi Grade Hammocks.” But then, Murphy’s West End Restaurant, in Negril, Jamaica, is no ordinary eatery. Chef Leniel Ennis (aka ... [ Read More ]

jamaica highway

 In what is hoped to be a big boost for commerce and tourism in Jamaica, the island has officially opened a new highway linking Kingston and the country’s north coast. Jamaica Highway 2000 makes what was often a less-than-comfortable trip ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor According to the World Economic Forum’s 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Report, crime and theft are the second most problematic factors to doing business in Jamaica, accounting for 16 per cent of the challenges. This is only outdone ... [ Read More ]


 It’s one of the gems of Caribbean hospitality: Half Moon, the majestic hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s a throwback to another era of travel, one of grace, splendor and elegance. And even better, it’s got one of the most ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell It’s a rare Caribbean property: tucked high in Jamaica’sBlue Mountains, set above Kingston. This is Strawberry Hill, an Island Outpost property with a unique collection of cottages and villas with simply astonishing views. It isn’t just a ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The recent impasse between Jamaica and Trinidad, arising out of the latest round of Jamaicans being not only denied entry to Trinidad but being detained in less than acceptable circumstances, has once again raised the question ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell With an eclectic collection of hip hotels, the Jamaican enclave of Port Antonio is the country’s fastest-growing destination, according to new data from global travel giant Expedia. Port Antonio, a still-largely-untouched area of the country’s far northeastern ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the hippest destinations in the Caribbean: the Jamaican beach outpost of Negril. And if you’re looking for a luxury experience, look no further than Island Outpost’s The Caves all-inclusive boutique hotel. The retreat on ... [ Read More ]


 Will Jamaica become Silicon Beach? That’s the plan by the country’s government, which is creating a new “Technology Innovation Fund.” According to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, the plan is to make Jamaica the Caribbean’s leading ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would be ... [ Read More ]