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New Jamaica cruise port to open, finally, sort of

New Jamaica cruise port to open, finally, sort of Dec 31st, 2010 at 1:00PM: The first cruise ship will call at the new port of Falmouth, Jamaica next week, months behind schedule and not fully operational. The port construction is a joint effort between between mega-ship maker Royal Caribbean International and the government of Jamaica. Originally scheduled to open last May, ongoing construction delays pushed opening the port back, rerouting giant sisters Oasis and...

Get out and go: Events around the world (October 21-25)

Get out and go: Events around the world (October 21-25) Oct 20th, 2009 at 3:30PM: Here's a travel factoid for the day: Did you know that it was 32 years ago today that three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Mississippi? ...But don't let that fact prevent you from traveling and experiencing the world! It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly...

Big up Kingston - Welcome to the real Jamaica

Big up Kingston - Welcome to the real Jamaica Jun 22nd, 2009 at 2:00PM: In Jamaican slang they like to use the phrase big up. It's a term intended to bestow respect, giving a shout-out to its recipient in recognition of specific talent or excellence. In Kingston, Jamaica's capital and largest city, "big up" is a phrase that rings particularly true. Kingston is very much a city on the brink, a renowned capital of reggae, Caribbean culture and stories of rum and...

Daily travel deals - all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and cheap condo rentals

Daily travel deals - all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and cheap condo rentals May 29th, 2009 at 4:30PM: Welcome to our end of the week lineup of hot travel deals. Today's lineup includes 2 fantastic all-inclusive resorts and some amazing deals on weekly vacation condo rentals. The first deal is for the Montego Bay Holiday Inn Sunspree resort. Imagine an all-inclusive Jamaican resort with unlimited dining, drinks and activities. Now, picture that resort in a fantastic beachfront property. Ready to...

Canadian hostages in Jamaican airport

Canadian hostages in Jamaican airport Apr 20th, 2009 at 9:30AM: One man with a gun can do a lot of damage. A weapon-wielding nut-job held around 180 hostages on a Canadian plane in Jamaica yesterday. He chose the landing in Jamaica as his time to act. All passengers were eventually released unharmed, but five of the original seven crew members were still held hostage in the CanJet plane at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. (CNN reports that he's...

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