August 2, 2021

Ambitious entrepreneur wants to create the future Davos of the Caribbean

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By Christopher Kai From Huffington Post I recently had a chance to speak with an ambitious entrepreneur named Kirk-Anthony Hamilton who wants to spotlight Jamaica not just as a vacation destination but as a future global business powerhouse. He created The Destination Experience, an exclusive three-day event that begins this week on January 14 – 16 […]

Montego Bay to host Thomson Dream Cruiseliner

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From eTN Global Travel Industry News Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is set to welcome nine additional weekly flights during the 2014-2015 cruise season, as UK-headquartered Thomson Cruises stations one of its four vessels at Montego Bay’s north coast port. The 1,500-passenger, 600-crew Thomson Dream will convey thousands of holidaymakers from all over Europe […]

Convicted hijacker can appeal 83-year jail term for attempted hijacking of Canadian airline

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sunday August 23, 2014, CMC – The London-based Privy Council has granted leave to convicted hijacker Stephen Fray, to appeal his 83-year jail term for the attempted hijacking of a Canadian aircraft in the western city of Montego Bay in 2009. Fray’s legal team is contending that medical evidence of his […]

Jamaica set to host CONCACAF Under-20 Championships in January

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New format will see group action in Kingston and Montego Bay MIAMI (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced Jamaica as host of the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, scheduled for January 2015. The cities of Kingston and Montego Bay will be the venues for […]

No gay weddings! – Methodist Church forbids pastors from performing services

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By Barrington Flemming, From Jamaican Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: The Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas will not be allowing gay marriage in its churches in the region, neither will any of its ministers be allowed to conduct same-sex weddings. The position of this grouping of churches was stated as it ended its six-day […]

Jamaica to begin construction of first licensed casino soon

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From Caribbean360 Celebration Jamaica Development Limited is looking at starting construction as early as summer once government gives approval. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday March 14, 2014, CMC – Construction of the first licensed casino on the island is scheduled to begin in a few months. Celebration Jamaica Development Limited, one of the companies which applied for […]

Caribbean Music Festivals Draw Big Name Acts

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse PHOTO: Musician Bruno Mars will headline the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in August. (Splash News, splashnews.com) There’s only one sure way to improve on the Caribbean’s beautiful blue waters, sunny skies and wonderfully warm temperatures – add some music! Several islands across the region are hosting jazz and […]