Tag: ocho rios


All The Towns In Jamaica Need Redevelopment, Mister Prime Minister

In a recent newspaper article published in the Jamaica Observer, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is reported to have said that the Government is looking to redevelop the tourist resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann to accommodate its rapid growth. However, any casual observer will tell the Prime Minister that every town in Jamaica is in a ramshackle condition […]


Dunn’s River Falls Regains Life After COVID-19 Closure

The world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls and theme park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, has seen an increase in the arrival of visitors since its reopening to the public. The popular tourist attraction was closed over a four-months due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Park Manager Michelle Sawyers commended her team for the work they had put in during the period […]


Ocho Rios Set For Cruise-ship Boom

Ocho Rios is poised for a record 2019/2020 cruise-ship season with some of the largest vessels in the world scheduled to call at the resort town. Some 15 vessels have stopped in Ocho Rios since the start of November. Joy Roberts, Executive Director of Jamaica Vacations, said the town should be seeing more than 756,000 visitors for the cruise-shipping season. […]


Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett Applauds Owners Of RIU Hotel

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has hailed the owners of the Spanish hotel chain, RIU Resorts, for their continued investment in Jamaica. The owners have pumped over J$11 billion (US$85 million) into the renovation of its Ocho Rios property in St. Ann, including the building of a state-of-the-art water park, making the hotel chain one of the largest in Jamaica. The […]


Jamaica Seeks To Establish Direct Flights To Mexico

Jamaica is seeking to establish direct flights to Mexico as part of efforts to expand service across the northern Caribbean and its environs. According to Robert Montague, the Transport and Mining Minister, this move will not only be more efficient and effective but also means greater convenience to travelers who would no longer have to transit through Miami. He noted […]


Ocho Rios Adds Fishing Village Complex To Its Attractions

Tourist mecca Ocho Rios is set to get a new state-of-the-art fishing village at a cost of $220 million, according to Port Authority of Jamaica President and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Gordon Shirley. The new development is touted as a boost to the tourist attractions in the area. “We are expecting this facility, which will be occupied and operated (through […]