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Eight Wealthiest & Most Influential People From Jamaica

The Atlanta Black Star has reported on the eight wealthiest and most influential Jamaicans, in no particular order.

Joseph M. Matalon

Matalon is among the foremost leaders in Jamaica business, part of a family with a legacy of successful business practices for decades. He is the chairman of the ICD Group, a Jamaican investment holding company. For more than 20 years, his knowledge and expertise have been utilized in the areas of transactional finance, investments and banking in various institutions. He is the chairman of British Caribbean Insurance Co., the Development Bank of Jamaica and president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ). He also is a director of the Gleaner Co. and Commodity Service Co. and a former director of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Jamaica Limited). In addition, he has been involved with a number of special committees to advise the government on financial and economic matters.

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Article on Reggae Marathon 2013

jamaica2Amy Rosen writes about the Reggae Marathon in the National Post, a Canadian publication.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve agreed to something months in advance, only to find yourself at the Reggae Marathon’s 10K in Jamaica, realizing you’ve done nothing at all to prepare for it? Friends, this exact same thing recently happened to me.

Read all about it.

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USA Today Feature on Ocho Rios, Jamaica

SONY DSCAt the center of Jamaica’s North Coast, Ocho Rios fully embodies the hedonistic, devil-may-care attitude that’s become synonymous with the island’s culture. Enjoy today because who knows what will happen tomorrow? The home of reggae and Rastafarianism, Jamaica entices visitors with carefree days and delirious nights that pay tribute to a history that combines hard times with hard partying.

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. While it’s a great deal smaller than the first two — Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic/Haiti) — Jamaica is about ten times the size of Curaçao and has long, white sand beaches, broad savannas, a limestone plain peppered with caves and a range of real mountains. One of these, Blue Mountain Peak just behind the capital, Kingston, tops out at 7,402 feet. Continue Reading

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Wall Street Journal Feature on Port Antonio, Jamaica

SONY DSCBlue Lagoon Strip, Port Antonio.

Here is a beautiful feature on Port Antonio, Jamaica, from the Wall Street Journal.

MUCH LIKE HEMINGWAY’S HAVANA or the Rockefeller compound in Puerto Rico, the tiny Jamaican hamlet of Port Antonio is where society, Hollywood and luxury came together during the Caribbean’s 1950s heyday.

Back then, “Porty”—as the town is affectionately known—was a sleepy, banana-shipping village on Jamaica’s isolated northeastern coast, quietly favored by an adventurous slice of the global elite. Errol Flynn arrived on his schooner in 1946 and established the cattle and coconut estate that his widow, Patrice Wymore, still calls home. Continue Reading

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