English planters seized Jamaica from Spain in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on slave labor. The island gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. Long-standing recurrent violence among powerful organized crime networks [more..]
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Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Ocho Rios has emerged as the number one port in the country, having contributed forty percent of total visitor arrivals in 2019. Preliminary data from the Jamaica Tourist Board [more..]
The continued development of the Caribbean’s number one attraction – Dunn’s River Falls – should enable the resort town of Ocho Rios to benefit more from the cruise and stopover arrival markets. Located in Ocho [more..]
Dengue Drastically Disappearing The St. Ann Health Department says there has been a drastic decline in the number of reported cases of dengue fever in the parish. In an interview with JIS News, Acting Medical [more..]