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July 31, 2014


Welcome to Publication #81!

Issue #81: July 2014



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Introduction

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Hi there!

Welcome to our latest, July 2014 (81st edition) of our insightful and informative newsletter - Chock-full of useful information!

It includes a special feature on our newest Site Sponsor, Rocky Tours & Taxi Service!!

But it is also summer and there are lots of activities across Jamaica, including the emancipation and independence celebrations, even during an unusual drought spell that is currently affecting the island.

I've captured all that, + more!

In addition, I've also included some insightful information on, for example:

So, are you ready?

Great!

Let's go...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest From Jamaica!

    1. Jamaican Athletes Shine At Commonwealth Games
    2. Drought Hits Jamaica
    3. Sean Paul For Good Morning America

  3. The Latest on My-Island-Jamaica.com!

    1. Welcome Rocky Tours & Taxi
    2. Teddy Jones - Adopted Portland & Jamaica
    3. Transferring NHT Benefit To Someone

  4. Hot Upcoming Events In Jamaica!

    1. Emancipendence 2014
    2. Jerk Festival & Breadfruit Festival

  5. Features

    1. Building A House In Jamaica- The True Costs (Updated)

  6. Conclusion

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Did you Know?

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  • ... Between 1780 and 1786 Jamaica suffered from alternating hurricanes and long periods of drought that destroyed crops.

    Slave provision grounds were hard hit and there was a major food shortage. Source.

Well, now you know!

Consider getting the entire collection of these Intriguing facts about Jamaica. You can get the convenient ebook version, or the popular hard copy version here.

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The Latest From Jamaica!

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  1. Jamaican Athletes Shine At Commonwealth Games

    The Jamaica team continues to shine in Glasgow, Scotland, and not just in the sprints, we now have medals in Swimming and field events! Full Story here...


  2. Drought Hits Jamaica

    Yes, and especially the eastern side of the island. Some parishes have not gotten rains in 3 months. On the west (Tourist area) we are a little more lucky, as we get a few intermittent showers ever couple weeks. Read More Here ....


  3. Sean Paul For Good Morning America

    "Come tomorrow, the Gimme The Light singer is set to perform on the ABC morning show Good Morning America along with Enrique Iglesias. Both have recorded a single Bailando and will perform it on the show".

    Read the observer article here.

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The Latest on My-Island-Jamaica.com

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  1. Welcome Rocky Tours & Taxi

    Yes, a rousing welcome to Rocky's Tours & Taxi for becoming our newest site sponsor!

    They were very happy to come on board and we are equally excited to have this reputable, professional and trustworthy Jamaican tour company as a partner. It is a total win, win, win (You, Me, and Rocky's)

    Click Here to see our feature on Rocky's Tours & Taxi Service.


  2. Teddy Jones - Adopted Portland & Jamaica

    Teddy admitted how much he was fascinated by Jamaica growing up in the eastern Caribbean.

    Well now, not only is he husband to a charming Jamaican woman, he lives here and has adopted Portand Jamaica his own. Here is the link to his story. We figure it might be insightful to you too.


  3. Transferring NHT Benefit To Someone

    Julie asked this question, so we contacted the NHT (National Housing Trust) and got this detailed response (below):

    http://www.my- island-jamaica.com/can-i-transfer-nht-benefit-or-contribution-to-someone-else.html.

    I hope you or someone you know will find it useful as well.

  4. And LOTS more new and exciting articles, please visit our blog page

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Hot Upcoming Events Jamaica!

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  1. Emancipendence 2014

    The summer brings excitement in Jamaica, but the Emancipation (Aug 1) and Independence (Aug 6) brings takes the cultural celebrations to the roof!

    These include Mello Go Roun, Emancipation Jubilee (tonight) and church service and Literary Festival

    So lots to enjoy - and learn!

  2. Jerk Festival & Breadfruit Festival

    ... are on. We have the Lime Mobay Jerk Festival and the St. Mary's Breadfruit Festival.

    AND, lot's more are happening in (and about) Jamaica, please consider bookmarking current events in Jamaica page, and keep on top of the very latest news and events.

    From there you can get the very latest news as well as information on the latest events and activities.

    Also, I am inviting you to send your feedback to these news stories, article or commentary.

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Features!

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Conclusion

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