Applying the Law in Jamaica

 “The law is an ass” By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor This phrase originated in the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, when Mr Bumble, the unhappy spouse of a domineering wife, is told in court that “…the law supposes that your wife ... [ Read More ]


A Major Hotel Opening in Kingston, Jamaica

 Kingston has its first new-build hotel in decades. The Jamaican capital is now home to the newly-debuted Courtyard by Marriott Kingston. “Courtyard by Marriott has become a very popular brand in the Caribbean and is expanding rapidly,” said Tim Sheldon, ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica Has a New Ambassador to China

 Jamaica has a new envoy to the People’s Republic of China. The country has appointed Fay Pickersgill as the country’s new Ambassador to China, Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson announced this week. ““I believe that Mrs. Pickersgill is uniquely qualified to ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a brand-new adventure park in Jamaica. Negril’s JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park includes a Zipline, a Jeep safari, ATV driving and a walking trail across a 700-acre estate. The site also includes the only ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kevin Nebola, who sent in this delightful shot of a row of hammocks on the beach in Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff It began as a simple campaign — one urging Jamaicans to eat local food and produce. 12 years later, it’s become a game changer, according to Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. The “Eat ... [ Read More ]

Kingston, Jamaica

 Why the health sector saga is important By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s recent health sector saga has brought to the fore the real need for accountability in the country. The fact is that this is not the first incident to highlight ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has quietly headed toward the forefront of the Caribbean’s green energy industry. The latest step is the new $89 million, 36.3-megawatt wind farm project in St Elizabeth.. Jamaica is “ripe for foreign investment,” said ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — We had questions. Was it Zilara and Ziva or Ziva and Zilara? And which one was which?  Apparently others have the same questions, so on a recent trip to Jamaica we made a reservation ... [ Read More ]

portia simpson miller

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Cabinet has undergone a slight reshuffle. The country’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, announced reassignments of several ministers in a statement issued Friday. The reshuffle, which takes effect on Monday, sees Horace Dalley assigned ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently I did a presentation to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) about whether the success of the economic programme would make Jamaica the place of choice to live. I posed this question: “If ... [ Read More ]

holiday inn jamaica

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guests at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay will enjoy an easy, affordable way to hit the links with the launch of a new Golf Away package. The package – available to adults ages 18 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a rendering of The Cliff By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel is coming to Negril, Jamaica. The Cliff Hotel is slated to open in Dec. 1 as a “reinterpretation” of the former Moon Dance Resort. The property ... [ Read More ]

pork recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor It is said that China is the world’s largest pork consumer, housing about 476 million pigs, according to the Earth Policy Institute.  What I know is if they took stats for Jamaica alone, my Dad, I ... [ Read More ]

Above: Half Moon, Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean expansion out of its hub at Houston’s Hobby Airport. The carrier launched service between Houston and Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday. The Houston-Montego Bay flight departs at 10:35 AM, returning ... [ Read More ]

Monty Alexander

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s award-winning jazz legend, Monty Alexander, will travel to Los Angeles for a show this November. Alexander, whose music explores the bridge between American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, will bring ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Caribbean beaches get all the love. And really, who doesn’t adore sugary sands, Windex-blue water and palm-fringed coastlines? But in destinations such as Jamaica, where rushing rivers wind their way through the landscape, to see ... [ Read More ]


 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor One of the things we often forget is that development of a company or a country is primarily for the purpose of advancing the lives of people, and not just measuring numerical indicators. Although companies are ... [ Read More ]