July 30, 2015 |
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
February 28, 2014 |
LAWNSIDEGrowing up gay in Jamaica, Jason Latty-Travis was "one of those boys who were supposed to be beaten. " He's referring to four young men whom fellow Northern Caribbean University students believed to be battyboys and bashed with wooden planks in February 2001. Had he not stopped to talk politics with an acquaintance on the street that night, Latty-Travis recalls, he might have been among the victims. Not long after that incident, which made international headlines, he fled his beloved homeland.
June 1, 2013 |
Strolling through airport security with what might have appeared to be normal accessories for a Jamaican vacation - a few pairs of strappy wedge sandals - a Camden woman didn't seem so normal to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Philadelphia International Airport. After pulling aside Iveliza Tuhanna Perez, 25, for a check of her baggage Thursday afternoon, customs officials said, they found more than four pounds of cocaine stuffed inside the wedge parts of three pairs of shoes.
May 31, 2013 |
NOW THOSE were some pumped-up kicks. Customs and Border Protection officers at Philadelphia International Airport were hot on the heels of a Camden woman who allegedly tried to smuggle 4 pounds of cocaine from Jamaica to Philadelphia in her shoes Wednesday. There's no indication whether Iveliza Tuhanna Perez, 25, was flying high on cocaine, but police say the passenger packed three pairs of women's shoes with cocaine hidden in the heels before boarding her flight. Perez made it onto the flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, with no problem, but after landing in Philadelphia about 4:30 p.m., she was referred to a routine secondary search by Customs and Border Protection officers, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
October 21, 2011
US Airways Group Inc. will add a second daily nonstop flight to Jamaica from Philadelphia starting Jan. 4. Philadelphia's busiest airline, with 435 daily departures, will add a 7:55 a.m. departure that will arrive in Montego Bay at 11:50 a.m. The flight is in addition to a 9:55 a.m. flight arriving in Montego Bay at 1:55 p.m. daily. The service is seasonal and will run through Sept. 4. US Airways serves 37 international destinations from Philadelphia. - Linda Loyd
June 23, 2011
Whether you have trouble letting go of your tech-powered world, or are itching to escape it, these unplugged getaways from oyster.com help you recharge your batteries: 1. Tensing Pen Negril, Jamaica 2. Natura Cabanas Cabarete and Sosua, Dominican Republic 3. Hotel Hana-Maui Maui, Hawaii 4. The Caves Negril, Jamaica 5. Caneel Bay (Rosewood Resort) St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 6. Jake's South Coast, Jamaica 7. Jamaica Inn Ocho Rios, Jamaica 8. Round Hill Hotel & Villas Montego Bay, Jamaica 9. Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 10. Rockhouse Hotel Negril, Jamaica
March 13, 2011 |
If you're looking to spend some time in the Jamaican sun this spring, you can also save some money. To celebrate its merger with Caribbean Airlines, Air Jamaica is offering a discount on one-way tickets between Philadelphia and Montego Bay through June 30. Fares to the island start at $164 each way, marked down from the standard $364. Air Jamaica offers one daily nonstop flight from Philadelphia International Airport, departing at 6 a.m., and one leaving Montego Bay at 6:10 p.m., meaning you can be the first one on the beach and the last one to leave.
August 25, 2004 |
Jared Nathaniel Herr, a scion of the Herr potato chip empire, has opted for jail instead of Jamaica. Herr, 21, of Nottingham, reported to Chester County Prison on Monday to begin serving six to 18 months for his part in a brawl in September. In doing so, Herr abruptly ended his bid for a non-jail sentence. As his attorney put it in an Aug. 6 petition, Herr wanted probation, electronic monitoring, and medical treatment "with the ability to become a trainee in a ministerial program" - at a Christian mission in Jamaica.
August 9, 2004 |
The attorney for the son of a snack-food executive believes his client's sentence should take him to Jamaica, not to jail. Clarence D. Bell Jr. said he believed Chester County Court Judge John L. Hall erred when he ordered Jared Nathaniel Herr, 21, of Nottingham, to spend six to 18 months in prison for inflicting a "night of terror" on a neighboring family. "It is the belief of the defendant and his family that incarceration is above and beyond a fair sentence for the convictions which were handed down by the court," Bell wrote in his motion for reconsideration of the sentence.
December 7, 2001 |
One love. One heart. And one whopping interest payment. The documentary Life and Debt is a rough guide to Jamaica, exploring how the lending policies of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have not bolstered but rather undermined the economy of the island paradise beloved for its coral sunsets, lapis waters and reggae rhythms. In the view of filmmaker Stephanie Black, inspired by novelist Jamaica Kincaid's book-length essay "A Small Place," free trade has proved to be very, very costly to islanders.