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we are golden! Ezine # 50
July 31, 2011

Welcome to Publication #50!

Issue #50: July 2011


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Intro

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Hey!

Well, what do you know! It's the Golden Anniversary of this our much-loved monthly newsletter!

Yup, this is the 50th (gold) edition my friend!!!!!!

Of course, I have some 'golden' material too... Interestingly, Jamaica will be celebrating it's 49th year of independence!

I have some of that in this edition too, so... let's roll!

To read this version directly on the website (Highly Recommended) Click Here.

New! Share your latest JAMAICA photos with us right HERE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest From Jamaica!

    1. Emancipation & Independence Celebrations
    2. ATI & Smirnoff Dream Weekend in Negril

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

    1. Remember this 'Roast Breadfruit' sight?
    2. Now you can really get 'Social'
    3. The (updated!) Free Report - Get Your Copy Now

  4. Hot Upcoming Events In Jamaica!

    1. The Seville Jubilee
    2. Ocho Rios Seafood Festival
    3. The Independence Parade

  5. Features

  6. Conclusion

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Did you Know?

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  • ...The first ackee tree in Jamaica was planted from a seed brought to the island by the captain of a slave ship in 1778?

    The fruit is not widely eaten but in Ghana the flowers are used to make a perfume and the seeds are used as a narcotic to catch fish. The seedling was taken to England by Captain Bligh and there the plant was given the botanical name, Blighia sapida. Its original name was ‘akye’ from Twi language of West Africa. (Source: JTB's website)

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. Emancipation & Independence Celebrations

    Our Emancipation and Independence celebrations kicks off officially today across the island! It's exciting times here my friend!

    The'll be civic ceremonies, galas, parades and dances all around the island.

    The culture minister launched the activities earlier in the month. The diaspora is also planning many activities! We are aware of activities in London and South Florida.


  2. ATI & Smirnoff Dream Weekend in Negril

    For all the party fanatics, this is definately the weekend to be in Jamaica! Last week was Sumfest, last night was Dancehall Queen in Mobay, but the party continues...More on the ATI Weekend and The Dream Weekend in Negril here.

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The Latest on My-Island-Jamaica.com

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  1. Remember this 'Roast Breadfruit' sight?

    It's breadfruit (and ackee) season here now! Lots and lots of roasted breafruit! So it was fitting to make this photo the 'welcome' photo. Its on the homepage. Special thanks to my busom friend Sharmaine! Hopefully it brings back some memories :-)


  2. Now you can really get 'Social'

    Have a facebook account? Well if you have, now you can "Like" and comment directly on the pages on my website!! Try it nuh? Go over and check it out!


  3. The The (updated!) Free Report - Get Your Copy Now

    ...just in case you missed the message I sent out yesterday.

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    Alternatively, you may also keep up to the minute with my latest posts on Twitter and rub shoulders with our ardent fans on our facebook page.


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    Hot Upcoming Events Jamaica!

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    1. The Seville Jubilee

      "WAn explosive annual all-night party finishing on Emancipation Day, 1 August, celebrates the emancipation of Jamaica's African ancestors with live music and traditional food. The Seville Emancipation Jubilee transforms Seville Heritage Park in St Ann's Bay back to 1838..."... More here.


    2. Ocho Rios Seafood Festival

      "Annually, on Jamaica's Independence Day, August 6, thousands of people converge in Ocho Rios to be part of the much-anticipated Ocho Rios Seafood Festival..." Get details here.


    3. The Independence Parade

      "The National Independence Float Parade and Grand Gala stands as the most significant celebratory event on the Jamaican cultural calendar to mark that historical moment. This spectacular affair will represent the achievements of the Jamaican people in various areas of life, locally & overseas..." Stay close to the JCDC Website for the latest!


      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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      Thanks again for your precious time! I'm going close by asking you a special favour.

      Please forward this newsletter to friends right now. It takes just a minute!

      I'll appreciate it and they will too! The more the merrier :-)

      Well, you have a wonderful day, a great week and memorable month of August my friend!

      Talk again soon!

      Regards,
      Wellesley

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