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Jamaica Events Calendar - A Listing of Happenings & Current Events In Jamaica

A calendar listing of Jamaica events and current happenings

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Jamaican Cuisine On Display At University Of Maine

Yes, on March 25th, the University Of Maine's York Dining Hall will come alive with the captivating aroma and tastes of Jamaica! Yours truly got this

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How To Send Free Text Messages To Jamaica

Here's How to Send Free text messages to Jamaica (and even within Jamaica) Every wonder how to send a free text message to a Jamaican mobile number regardless

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Double Decker Bus (Joke)

True story: I was in London, England in 1998 and boarded a double decker bus. I was so lucky I got a seat immediately. The bus drove off and stopped

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Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local radio stations. They were talking (and reminiscing) about the good 'ole Jamaica

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Jamaican Christmas Music - The Favourites - Listen Online

Here are the favourites! Some of the most popular Jamaican Christmas music - by top artistes.

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Noel Duncan, regarding his mother Ida Harris

Hello, My name is Valentine Harris and I am trying to make contact with Noel Duncan to inform him that his birth mother Ida Harris (nee Thomas) has sadly

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Holiday In Jamaica, I Am Really Looking Forward To It

Hello Gaylemon! Just touching base, thanks for your information. I have been home quite often, have a lot of fun! Fish and Bammy, Wray and Nephew and

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Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake

Well my cake is currently in the oven. I followed all the instructions you gave (over here). I am waiting patiently to see the outcome, wish me luck. I

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Merry Christmas Wellesley And Jamaica

Hello Wellesley, It is time to say THANK YOU for your website. You did a good job and you will do it any more. As you know, I am a great lover of your

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Happy Holidays From Jamaica!

At this joyous time of year, I am taking the opportunity to say how grateful I am to be able to share my passion (and my life) with you via this little

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Best Attractions In Negril Jamaica? Try Blue Hole Mineral Springs

Blue Hole Mineral Spring is one of the rarest hidden gems in Jamaica and is one of the most authentic of attractions in Negril Jamaica

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Christmas in Negril, Jamaica, Wwhat is it like?

We're spending our first visit ever in Jamacia. What's the Christmas like in Negril or anywhere on the Island? ANSWER: BY Wellesley Gayle Hello there

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A Charter Flight To Jamaica? Here Are Your Best Options

Looking for a cheap charter flight to Jamaica? Here is a list of the top ones from the USA, UK and Canada

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Cheap Jamaica To Cuba Cruises - Any Takers?

Ever wanted to explore the fascinating Caribbean island of Cuba? Here is a great opportunity! My partner and friend Maura is offering two Jamaica to Cuba

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Memorable Golf Vacation Jamaica - At Your Favorite Jamaican Resorts

Golf Vacation Jamaica? Yes, we offer that too - available at your favourite Jamaican resorts

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Secrets of St. James Montego Bay Hotel Review

QUESTION: How is the stay at Secrets of St. James All-Inclusive? ANSWER: Hi Sulitz, Secret St. James (in Montego Bay Jamaica), operating under the

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Shadows of the Sun (Jamaica Sunset Photo)

Picture of the setting sun at Dump up Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Beautiful! Thank You Corey! To comment on Corey's photo click here.

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Sangster's Liqueur - Where can I purchase it online?

QUESTION: I have been visiting Jamaica yearly since 1963 and feel in love with Sangster's World's End Wild Orange Liqueur. Do you have any idea of where

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How to obtain a Police Record in Jamaica

QUESTION: I am doing some business and I was asked to get a police record. I understand that not all police stations does this so where should I go

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Another Jamaican falls to be highlighted (YS Falls, St. Elizabeth)

Hi, I was back in Jamaica in 2012 and visited YS Falls in St Elizabeth. As a Jamaican I did not know it existed as I always hear about Dunns River falls.

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Little Bay Cabins Jamaica Steps Up To Travelers’ Desires

Little London, Jamaica - November 17, 2014 Tourism is a vital part of Jamaica’s economy but some tourists are asking for a more authentic Jamaican experience.

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Jamaican Early Childhood Institution Benefits From The Stone Foundation's Outreach

Richmond, VA (11/2014) – The Stone Foundation is a Richmond, Virginia (US) based 501 (c) (3), non profit organization whose mission has been to promote

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Discounted Vacation Packages To Jamaica - Book With Us And SAVE

Looking for discounted vacation packages to Jamaica? Use our own booking engine and enjoy the savings!

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Winston Miles Or Winston Robertson, formerly of Balaclava, Saint Elizabeth & Kingston

Hello Mr. Gayle, I'm Angela Dunkely. My maiden name is Miles ....born to Millicent Beckford in 1965. I was given my grand mother's Evangeline Miles,

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Can I bring my dog to Jamaica with me?

QUESTION:. We will be visiting your beautiful country in a few months via our sailboat. We have a 7 year old dog that travels w/ us. I read somewhere

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Jakes Jamaica Hotel - Great Experiences, Beautiful Memories

An introduction to the famous, beautiful and unique Jakes Jamaica hotel.

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The Student Loan Bureau Jamaica - Financing Higher Education

The student loan bureau Jamaica, opening the door to higher education for many Jamaicans

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Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours Ltd

Travel in style to the lush tropical and scenic hills of the Blue Mountain and there you will find Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour, the #1 downhill bicycle

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Returning to Jamaica next April!- 12 days this time!

My husband and I are returning next April. We were there for 8 days last time we are planning on 12 days this time! We stayed in Negril the first time

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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe - HomeStyle Oven Baked!

A do it yourself Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe - prepared from your very own oven.

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Welcome Barrett Adventures, our newest Site Sponsor!

I am elated to announce that Barrett Adventures is now a part sponsorship of this site!

You may not have heard a lot about Barrett Adventures but as I said in my write up, you soon will, if not already.

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They are known for their excellent 'off- the-beaten-track' adventures in Jamaica; From viewing wild boars in the Blue Mountain to deep-sea fishing and secret falls in Jamaica!

I actually met her a while back and has built a relationship since so I am very happy that she took the opportunity to finally partner with us.

So again, a big WELCOME to Barrett Adventures!

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A Jamaica Beach House? Here's The Perfect Option

Interested in the quite, peace, serenity and tranquility of a Jamaica beach house? Here's a excellent option for you. It is called... Little Bay Cabins

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FireWater Spring Attraction - St. Ann, Jamaica

The Healing Waters at FireWater Springs: I travel to Jamaica very often and each time I try to visit someplace new and experience something different.

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Who selected the national symbols of Jamaica?

QUESTION: Who decided what our national symbols should/would be? ANSWER: November 2, 2009 by Wellesley Gayle (Updated: See comments below) Hi Jan,

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looking for a safe semi private villa in jamaica

QUESTION: Hi Wellesley, how r U and ur lovely family doing? I have a big favor. I have some very special close friends of mine that wants to come down

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Best Cheap Jamaican Vacations

Looking for really cheap Jamaican vacations? Take a look at this price busting opportunity!

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Dirt Cheap Vacations To Jamaica: How To Find Them

Top tips on how to find cheap vacations to Jamaica

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Welcome New Site Sponsor, Gore Housing Developments

I am super excited to announce our latest Site Sponsor, Gore Developments - the standard bearer for residential housing in Jamaica!

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As many of my website fan knows, we get excellent traffic on this website, and that has been steadily increasing over the last few years.

So with the objective of monetizing our website's traffic and reach, I reached out to a few Jamaican companies (yes just a few) that:

  1. Have been doing well and has a good reputation,
  2. I've had a personal admiration for, and equally important,
  3. One that I believe that, through partnership, will add some value to my visitors, creating a total win-win-win (The Sponsor, My-Island-Jamaica.com and our website)

And yes, that included Gore Developments.

I sent them a brief sponsorship proposal, highlighting the wins for both Gore Developments and for My-Island-Jamaica.com.

I didn't hear from them immediately, but when did, they had no real questions, they wanted to jump on board immediately!

The link below captures their story and their product offerings to you and your family.

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The Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper - The Story Behind The History

Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper, It's history and current developments.

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P.S. By the way, will you be vacationing in Jamaica soon? 
Please CLICK HERE to book your flight, hotel or cruise with us and $ave.

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  2. Jamaican Cuisine On Display At University Of Maine

    Jan 16, 15 10:20 PM

    Yes, on March 25th, the University Of Maine's York Dining Hall will come alive with the captivating aroma and tastes of Jamaica! Yours truly got this

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  3. How To Send Free Text Messages To Jamaica

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  1. Jamaica Events Calendar - A Listing of Happenings & Current Events In Jamaica

    Jan 30, 15 12:52 PM

    A calendar listing of Jamaica events and current happenings

    Read More

  2. Jamaican Cuisine On Display At University Of Maine

    Jan 16, 15 10:20 PM

    Yes, on March 25th, the University Of Maine's York Dining Hall will come alive with the captivating aroma and tastes of Jamaica! Yours truly got this

    Read More

  3. How To Send Free Text Messages To Jamaica

    Jan 11, 15 05:11 PM

    Here's How to Send Free text messages to Jamaica (and even within Jamaica) Every wonder how to send a free text message to a Jamaican mobile number regardless

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