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Hi, Here's your My Island Jamaica Digest #016!
September 01, 2008

Welcome to publication #16!

Issue #16: August 2008

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Hi again,

Again I apologize for not sending out this edition yesterday. As I indicated to you in my email yesterday, we had some challenges resulting from Tropical Storm Gustav that virtually stopped the country for a few days.

Prior to that though, I have been very very busy. I don't think I told you before but I'll be starting my Masters towards the end of September and so I've been deliberately investing more time in my web business- upfront; I won't have much time soon!

In fact I've gotten some much needed help from a few local partners. Tracie and Tamekia have been awesome!

By the way, we were just about peaking the celebrations for our athletes tremendous performances in Beijing when the mighty Gustav struck; I will share with you the PM's message on the Olympics as well as share a bit on the gusty and gutsy Gustav.

let's get rolling!


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest from Jamaica!

    1. Devastating Gustav
    2. Prime Minister Speech on Athletes in Beijing
    3. Rui Montego Bay opens it's doors!

  3. The Latest on!

    1. The Most popular Jamaican Beaches
    2. Jamaican Flowers Gallery!
    3. More New Articles!

  4. Features!

    • The SBI Back to School Work Special!

  5. Summary!


Did you Know?


  • ..that Jamaica is ranked number 1, Yep, Jamaica was ranked first in the Beijing Olympic medal tally by population?

    Although ranked 13th overall, we came out as the 'cream of the crop' relative to population. We earned an astounding eleven medals, six (6) of which were gold medals!

  • ...that in Jamaica is found the second largest butterfly in the world??

    This is the Giant Swallowtail butterfly

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

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

    I dedicated a page to the hummingbird here.

Now you know!

Get the entire collection of Intriguing facts about Jamaica here.


The Latest from Jamaica!


  1. Devastating Gustav

    Gustave passed us only as a tropical storm but not before causing some serious damage to the island, particularly the eastern side. At least ten persons were confirmed dead.

    The gleaner reported today that approximately 3 billion Jamiacan dollars in damage occurred. More Here.

  2. The Prime Minister's Speech on our Athletes' Performance

    The prime minister had high praises for our athletes but he also took the opportunity to take a jab at others.

    Click Here for the full speech.

  3. Rui Montego Bay Hotel opens it's doors!!

    "The 681-room resort, threw its doors open on Friday, welcoming more than 300 guests from Europe, Canada, the United States and Jamaica on the weekend...".

    Full story in this Gleaner article.

Bookmark this page and keep on top of the very latest news from Jamaica.


The Latest on

  1. The Most popular Jamaican Beaches!

    This is one of Tracie's Work by the way. Click Here to go over.

  2. Jamaican Flowers Gallery

    This was really fun! take a look.

  3. And More New Articles!
    Check out Jamaican Dumplings and Jamaican Sports or Jamaican Art

    Plus many more here

By the way, if you haven't done it as yet, make sure you Subscribe to my Blog and stay on top of the very latest additions or changes on this website.



  • The SBI Back to School Work Special! still on- but not for long!

    Site Build It! has helped thousands of people like you to make a new start.

    You can "quit your day job" or "work from home" or just earn extra money with an online business you begin with SBI- like me :-)!.

    It just might change your life too! I share my own story here

    But Hurry! This $100 Special Promotion ends soon! Click here and get it!

    And by the way, if you have any questions on SBI, don't hesitate to contact me!



Please remember that September 7th is the honurable Louise Bennett's birthday, so take some time to reflect and share what you know of her. Certainly an amazing Jamaican.

Remember although that if you haven't started telling others about my site, please start doing so now.

You may simply forward this newsletter to him or her or Click this link to send them the link.

They will certainly thank you for the insightful information, but the site will also benefit from increase popularity as well.

Thanks again, see you next issue. Hopefully now more storms :-)


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