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happy new year (Ezine#65)
December 31, 2012

Welcome to Publication #65!

Issue #65: December 2012


This ezine is lovingly delivered to you by Wellesley Gayle (that's me - below!) and my-island-jamaica.com

Wellesley Gayle

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Introduction

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Srečno novo leto (Happy New Year - In Slovenian)!!!

And before I say anything else, I must say Thank You! A big THANK YOU! :-)

Thanks for sticking it through with me during the year my friend; for the comments, engagements and interactions. Here's my New Year's message. Please read it - and add your notes.

And also have information on local Christmas treats, our blog upgrade and also our revamped Q&A forum. Let's jump right in....

Ready?

Awesome! 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. Jamaica's Inaugural Flight from Prague
    2. Christmas Treats & New Year Parties

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

    1. My New Year's Message
    2. Our New (Look) Blog
    3. Q&A is truly alive

  4. Hot Upcoming Events In Jamaica!

    1. Accompong Maroon Festival
    2. Jazz n Blues 2012 & Rebel Salute

  5. Features

    1. Migrating to Jamaica

  6. Conclusion

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Did you Know?

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  • ......The arrowroot plant is native to the West Indies and Central America; it belongs to the same family as ginger.

    It was used by the original inhabitants of the area and it served as food but seems to have first been used for religious and medicinal purposes.

    The Indians used it in wounds inflicted by poison arrows-hence its name. Jamaica was once a producer and exporter of arrowroot. Nowadays it is used in face powders, glues, confectionery, ice-cream cones and paper and textiles.(VisitJamaica.com)

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. Jamaica's inaugural Flight from Prague, Czech Republic

    "The first-ever flight from the Czech Republic arrived in Montego Bay Friday, part of what Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry said is an effort to tap new and emerging markets." Read the full story here.


  2. Christmas Treats & New Year Parties

    We had a lot of them! And they are continuing as I write! On Saturday, Usain Bolt hosted the kids in his hometown community.

    See also our annual effort to support the kids in Retirement, St. James.

    And yes, the New Year parties kicks off tonight! Montego Bay, for example has a host of them lined up. Read more here.

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The Latest on My-Island-Jamaica.com

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  1. My New Year's Message

    2013 was a good year for us, and that, in part, was because of you!

    Please take the time to read this New Year's message I shared with all my friends and fans.


  2. Our New (Look) Blog

    Have you stopped by our Jamica blog recently? If you did, you would have seen that we have preview of pages there, with pictures! Take a look


  3. Q&A is truly alive

    Yup! Thanks do Devin, our question and answer forum is alive - and well. Devin is now formally assisting me with answering all questions.

  4. And lots more, please check my Blog Page

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That's another easy 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 rub shoulders with our ardent fans on our facebook page.


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Hot Upcoming Events Jamaica!

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  1. Accompong Maroon Festival

    "The maroon festival will once again celebrate the legendary Maroons of Western Jamaica, the historic descendants of runaway slaves, who were freed by the Spanish and fled to Jamaica’s untouched South Coast in pursuit of freedom, and live there to this day." Get more details here.

  2. Jazz n Blues 2012 & Rebel Salute

    Two biggies for the new year! Deon Warwick, Monica, Mary J. Blige and Michael Bolton will headline the Jazz n Blues while Queen Ifrica, Etana, Luciano and Toney Rebel will be some of the big names at Rebel Salute.


    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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  • Migrating To Jamaica

    Marcia asked the question about Migrating to Jamaica, and we provided a detailed answer. It might be useful to you too. Read it here...


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Conclusion

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Whew! What a year?! Hard work, but fun too!

As usual, I enjoyed your company -this time and the entire year!

Again, all the best to you and yours during the new year.

Please, don't forget to share the site or forward this newsletter to your friends, OK. It takes less than a minute, but they will appreciate it - and I certainly will too! The more, the merrier :-)

See you next year!

Regards,
Wellesley

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