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Jamaica Makes List of 25 Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit in 2019

Ranked at 23 on the Caribbean Journal’s list of the 25 best beaches to visit in the Caribbean in 2019 is Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach in Negril, The beach is described as “funky,” “bohemian“ and “a party.” Called the ultimate beach in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal characterizes it as “bold, beautiful, an


Jamaica’s central bank is using catchy reggae tunes to teach the country about inflation

The country of Bob Marley, curry goat, Olympic sprinters, and jammin’ in all its splendid forms has a message for its citizens: A little bit of inflation isn’t necessarily such a bad thing.


The 2019 Edition of the Award-Winning Our Jamaica Annual Destination Guide Released

On the heels of a wildly successful 2018 edition, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and HCP Media are excited to announce the release of the 2019 edition of Our Jamaica magazine.


Jamaica Turns to Reggae Videos to Promote Inflation Target

(Bloomberg) -- At a time when inflation targets have eluded the central banks of major emerging markets like Turkey and Argentina, Jamaica has turned to an unorthodox method of communicating its consumer price policy: reggae.


I made this to show how culture sets Jamaica apart

Sashoy Bewry placed first in the United Nations Jamaica Art for Human Rights visual arts competition open to students at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2018.


Jamaica FLA wants probe into video on social media with graphic sexual content

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Wednesday sought to distance itself from a video circulating on social media with graphic sexual content that is purportedly being linked to the organization.


Jamaica Makes Forbes List of Cheapest Travel Destinations for 2019

Every year, Forbes Magazine compiles a list of choices for an inexpensive travel destination. For 2019, travel experts share their favorite places to go on a budget and the best ways to see these places, with recommendations for affordable hotels, bargain eateries, and even money-saving ways to visi


Statement from Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on terror situation in Nairobi, Kenya

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett today issued a statement regarding the terrorist attack of DusitD2 Hotel and Office Complex in Nairobi, Kenya:. On behalf of the people of Jamaica, Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the innocent vic


Jamaica cautioned by BBC journalists about Chinese investments

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in citizens.


Jamaica: Accused baby thief remanded

(Jamaica Gleaner) The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday.


Jamaica: Opposition leader warns of “dangerous precedent”

(CMC) – Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has warned of a “dangerous precedent” being set as Jamaica moves to table legislation to forcibly re-take the 49 per cent shares by Venezuela’s PDV Caribe in the state-owned oil company, Petrojam.


Bobi Wine in Jamaica for music concerts

KINGSTON – Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has arrived in Jamaica where he is to perform at different music concerts. Bobi Wine, who is a Member of Parliament for Kyaddondo East, is slated to perform at the Rebel Salute Festival on the 18 and 19 January 2019, at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove located


Popcaan & His Crew Ride ATV's Through Jamaica In "Silence" Music Video

Popcaan is getting ready for a huge year ahead of him. The dancehall artist blessed us with his project, Forever which arrived just in time for the summer. However, in late 2018, Drake announced that Popcaan would officially be signing to OVO. There's been speculation for a long time that Poppy join


Jamaica: Women’s prison transfers high-risk inmates after viral Facebook video

— Six high-risk inmates of the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre have been relocated to the maximum security Horizon Adult Remand Centre. It is among a series of measures announced by the National Security Ministry this morning following calls by inmates for increased safety systems.


US citizen missing in Jamaica, 100k reward offered for info

(Jamaica Observer) A reward of $100,000 is being offered through Crime Stop for information leading to the whereabouts of missing US citizen Janice Palmer. According to reports, Palmer was last seen leaving her home along Argyle Road, Kingston 5 on Thursday November 16, 2017. It is believed she was


Jamaica gov’t reiterates commitment to safeguard country’s energy security

The Government is reiterating its commitment to safeguarding the country’s energy security and assures that it has made the right decision to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam held by the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company, PDV Caribe.


Miss Universe Jamaica finalist Zandrea Bailey is dead

(Jamaica Gleaner) Over the past month, Jade McLaren has shared video calls each Sunday with friend Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey. Yesterday should have been no different, but instead of sharing a video call, McLaren received word that Bailey had died following a long battle with


On this day in Jamaican History: Earthquake in Jamaica – Tsunami on North Coast

On January 14, 1907, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit Kingston, killed more between 800 and 1,000 people, and caused £2 million of damage to the city. The earthquake occurred at about 3:30 pm and triggered a tsunami between six and eight feet in height. The earthquake was conside


Use tourism to build sustainable coffee sector says Jamaica Minister

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the Ministry’s Tourism Linkages Network intends to leverage public private partnerships to build out a framework to stimulate entrepreneurship in the coffee sector and related industries.


Jamaica to review its overseas missions

Jamaica is to conduct a review of its overseas missions this year. This was announced Monday by Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. She says there will be changes as part of the review.