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Jamaica recorded it's one millionth visitor! (Ezine #40)
August 31, 2010

Welcome to Publication #40!


Issue #40: August 2010

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Intro

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Hi again,

Things have started to get back to normal since the hype and excitement earlier in August - whew!

In fact, it's back to school for those who are enrolled - including yours truly! That said, there are still some exciting happenings schedule to take place this month.

I have those, intriguing facts on Jamaica - as usual, as well as the latest on your favourite little Jamaican website.

Ready?

Well, let's get rolling!

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

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

    1. Favourite Eateries In Jamaica?
    2. D'day For Free Advertising
    3. Meet Clovis Brown - Jamaican Cartoonist Extraordinaire

  3. The Latest From Jamaica!

    1. Jamaica Welcomes it's One Millionth Visitor
    2. JTB Brought Rythms & Flavours of Jamaica to Notting Hill Carnival

  4. Hot Upcoming Events In Jamaica!

    1. Stir It Up Film & Music Festival
    2. Miss Lou Celebrations
    3. Montego Bay Yacht Club Fishing Tournament

  5. Features

  6. Conclusion

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Did you Know?

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  • ...that spanning the Rio Cobre river at the eastern end of Spanish Town in St. Catherine Jamaica, is a bridge considered to be the oldest of its kind in the western hemisphere?

    The Historic Cast Iron Bridge. The abutment of the bridge is constructed with cut stone while the bridge is cast iron. It is about 81ft long and 15ft wide.

    This bridge was erected in 1801, at a cost of four thousand pounds!

  • ...that Jamaica's national bird, a species of hummingbird, the "Doctor Bird", is only found in Jamaica?

    There are two types, the black billed found in the east, and the red-billed, found throughout the rest of the island.

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 on My-Island-Jamaica.com

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  1. Favourite Eateries In Jamaica?

    We listed some of the very best restaurants to eat in Jamaica, but we've gone even further! We are now allowing persons to list their favourite as well - AND, we have already gotten some interesting submission.

    Please add YOUR own little hot spot here, then take a look at those already submitted by others like you.


  2. D'day For Free Advertising

    Yep, today is the last day, in fact you only have a few hours before midnight (11:59PM EST), so hurry!! Feel free to share with someone else, but only

    if his business has a "Jamaican" related product or theme. Full details here.


  3. Meet Clovis Brown - Jamaican Cartoonist Extraordinaire

    Have you ever been drawn to any of the cartoons in the Jamaica Observer newspaper? If you did, then you are probably one of the thousands who admires the beautiful work of Clovis Brown. He is our latest personality in our special interview series. Click Here to meet Clovis!


    By the way, have you subscribed to The Blog? If not yet done, make sure you Subscribe Here that's another way to stay on top of the very latest additions or changes on the website.

    Alternatively, you may also keep up to the minute with my latest posts on Twitter and facebook.

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The Latest from Jamaica!

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  1. Jamaica Welcomes it's One Millionth Visitor

    "Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, on Saturday (August 28) welcomed to Montego Bay, the country's one millionth visitor for 2010, Mrs. Angella Wilson, and her husband Mr. Aaron Wilson from New York, United States" Full story here.


  2. JTB Brought Rythms & Flavours of Jamaica to Notting Hill Carnival

    "JAMAICA Tourist Board bought the rhythms and flavours of Jamaica to the streets of London yesterday after participating in the Notting Hill Carnival, the largest festival of its kind in Europe" ... Complete Article Here.

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    Hot Upcoming Events Jamaica!

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    1. Stir It Up Film & Music Festival

      "Industry professionals from African, Caribbean and Pacific (APC) countries network in Montego Bay's Rose Hall at the Stir It Up Film & Music Festival.

      Emerging musicians and film-makers, chosen by online voters and experts, perform live and screen their work.

      The festival offers a plethora of workshops and conferences on film, music and other topics too." ... Full Article Here.


    2. Miss Lou Celebrations

      "The late Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou) is honored annually during the period of her birthday, September 7, by various cultural organizations islandwide".

      The event will take place on Saturday, September 25 at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre. Read the tourist board's article for more.


    3. Montego Bay Yacht Club Fishing Tournament

      "Whopping great marlin are excitedly hauled out of the sea off the coast of Montego Bay at the annual Montego Bay Yacht Club Fishing Tournament.

      Around 15 teams compete in this tournament that has been running for over 40 years" Complete details here.


      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

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      Features!

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      • The Jamaica Travel Guide

        It's my little gift to you - a page fill with useful information for your next trip to Jamaica! Here is the link.


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      Conclusion
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      Again I truly appreciate your time. I am glad you took the time to listen to me. I look forward to see you at the next issue!

      P.S. Don't forget to keep up to the minute with my latest posts on Twitter and our facebook fan page.

      Regards,
      Wellesley

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      Website: http://my-island-jamaica.com.
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