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Happy New Year!
December 31, 2008

Welcome to Publication #20!

Issue #20: December 2008

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Seasons Greetings again from Montego Bay, Jamaica!

Well another year has passed! And what a year it has been! But hold on...

Wasn't it just a short while ago we rang in 2008 though?

You are right, time certainly flies.

For me, it was an awfully challenging year, but a very successful one, thank God!

Like you, I do have quite a few things I would like to accomplish in 2009, I just need to figure out the priority :-)

Anyways, lots are happening in Jamaica as I write, but equally, lots are happening on this your favourite little Jamaican website too, so without much ado...

...let's get rolling!


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest on Jamaica!

    1. Many & Major Events Planned to ring in 2009!
    2. The Convention Center is coming to Montego Bay, finally!

  3. The Latest on!

    1. The Exciting Jamaican Photo Contest
    2. 2008 Year in Review
    3. My Cafe Press Store
    4. The New 'Share the Site' page

  4. Features!

    • Books that WILL change your life!

  5. Summary!


Did you Know?


  • ...that Jamaica was the first country in the western hemisphere to construct a railway?

    This happened even before the United States! Only 18 years after Britain.

  • ...that Jamaica was the first colony of England acquired by conquest?

    This was in the year 1655 when the Spanish were driven from the island.

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 here.


The Latest from Jamaica!


  1. Many & Major Events Planned to ring in 2009!

    "At the stroke of midnight tonight, Jamaica will herald in 2009, bringing to an end a year that, for many, was marked by tough economic and social challenges.

    But despite these difficulties, a number of events have been planned to celebrate the start of a new year..."

    Full Story Here.

  2. The Convention Center Coming to Montego Bay, finally
    The government has announced that they'll be be breaking ground in January for the construction of the much heralded International Convention Center here in St. James.

    Very welcoming news. We'll be watching the proceedings.

    Full story in this JIS article.

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


The Latest on

  1. The Exciting Jamaican Photo Contest

    Just as it says! Drop by and submit your own photo?

    You, yes YOU too could win!

    And by the way, I just rolled out the competition, so be the first to submit!

  2. 2008 Year in Review

    , let me tell you something.

    As I said in the intro above, this was a very successful year form me, AND the website too!

    As you may have known, the site is still in its infancy, not yet two years' old and I am amazed with the successes thus far.

    • I am getting over 100,000 page views per month, that's well over 3000 page views per day!

    • I now have well over 200 people reading this newsletter, including you :-)

    • Many of the site's pages are ranked highly in Google' search engine.

      Try searching for "Jamaican animals" and see!

    • My homepage has already achieved a page rank of 3, which is great for such a young site!

    • My web pages are ever increasing, through the interactive forums

    • Plus, I continue to get excellent feedback from other site visitors.

      What are they saying? Here are a few of their comments.

    All that equates to an increasing profitability for the site.

    In fact, is now paying for my Master's degree completely.

    I didn't have a rich Mom or Dad, but I never needed to take out any loan either.

    Although I tried hard not to, I can't help showing off. You can see it in My SBI Story!

  3. My Cafe Press Store

    Although, I am studying, honestly, I can't stay away from my site.

    Earlier this month, I launched my site's souvenir store on Cafe Press. Please hop over and take a look.

    Make sure you grab one of our souvenir items as well! The Large Mug and the Messenger Bag are my favourite!

    Click Here to hop over to MyIslandJamaica Souvenir store

  4. The New 'Share the Site' page

    I found a neat little tool that allows me to share my site with all my friends, and you can too!

    It's easy! Check it out on my Share the Site page.

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.



  • Books that will change your life!

    I can't over emphasize the power of these ebooks.

    I read all of them except one, and they HAVE changed my life.

    Consider them my little gift to you. I won't wait for you to come and thank me, but you will!

    Here they are. If you haven't yet done so, make sure you download them to your computer.




Thank you for been a valued subscriber to my newsletter and thanks for taking the time to listen to me again.

I wish for you and yours a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2009.

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

They'll appreciate the free information and it means increase popularity for my site as well.

You may simply forward this newsletter to him or her OR Click here and send them a link to the site.

Thanks again, see you next issue!


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