Jamaica to Create Technology Innovation Fund

 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 ]


What Are Jamaica’s Development Goals?

 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 ]


Jamaica to Appoint “Investment Ambassadors”

 In a bid to court new investment, Jamaica’s government says it will be appointing a handful of “investment ambassadors.” The announcement was made this week by new Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said the envoys would be responsible for ... [ Read More ]


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 Jamaica’s Half Moon resort has gone independent. The leading Jamaican property has announced that the property will no longer be operating under the management of RockResorts, effective immediately. The change in management came after a “mutual decision” between the two ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton PICTURE THIS ​It’s the third day of your vacation. ​You’re on a​ private ​island​,​ ​set just ​off​shore​​,​ surrounded ​by nature ​and coddled ​with​ luxury service. ​ You haven’t seen your wallet in three days and today you ​forgot​ ... [ Read More ]


 It’s one of the most legendary restaurants in the Caribbean: the historic Sugar Mill at Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort. And now it’s back, after closing for a long-term renovation. “The Sugar Mill Restaurant is a well-known and favoured fine dining ... [ Read More ]

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Guests of Round Hill Hotel and Villas will now have the option choose the new Weekly Villa Hideaway Experience. This select offer presents guests with accommodation in one of the property’s 27 secluded villas within ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor As Jamaica pursues our eternal search for economic development, one focus has been on the need for us to purchase local goods and services in preference to imports. The reasoning behind this seems logical, as it should ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Sharon Dorbritz, who sent in this incredible shot of sunset in Negril, Jamaica earlier this year. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] ... [ Read More ]


 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor #StayInLine As the day wore on almost into afternoon, complaints about tardy election workers and polling stations started to be heard across traditional media. CVMTV and Nationwide Radio, national free-to-air TV and radio, respectively, both ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In order to secure power (spillover from the colonial system), both political parties in Jamaica, when they formed government, set about creating institutional loyalties, using the state bodies and security forces to cement their hold on ... [ Read More ]


 Royalton Luxury Resorts is planning to open a new resort in Jamaica. The all-inclusive Royalton Blue Waters is slated to open on White Bay near Montego Bay in November. The 228-room hotel will include amenities like Dream Beds, in-suite double-headed ... [ Read More ]


 The true value of an independent hotel is the sense of place. While Jamaica has one of the region’s best collections of everything-included resorts, a great way to explore and experience Jamaica is by staying at its independent/EP hotels, which ... [ Read More ]


 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new ... [ Read More ]


 It’s calm, it’s clear, it’s perfect. The waters of Montego Bay in Jamaica are simply lovely, particularly at the Half Moon resort, home to one of the nicest little stretches of beach on the whole islad. Here’s what it’s like:

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as a ... [ Read More ]


 Jamaica has a new Tourism Minister, but he’s no stranger to the role. Former Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett is returning as the country’s new Tourism Minister, having served as Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism from 2007 to 2011 in the previous ... [ Read More ]


 Heineken has officially taken over management of Jamaica’s Red Stripe Beer. The move will also mean the repatriation of Red Stripe production to Jamaica, with Desnoes and Geddes Ltd starting that process by the end of this year. Heineken acquired ... [ Read More ]