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Jamaican Duckunoo (Blue Draws or Tie-A-Leaf)

Blue Draws,Duckunoo or Tie-A-Leaf are the names that are given to this boiled pudding, which orginanated in West Africa. This sweet treat is a starchy,

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Jamaica Wedding Resorts - The Top 5!

Looking to say I DO on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean? Here are the top 5 Jamaica wedding resorts to make it even sweeter.

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John Maxwell Leadership Training in Jamaica

A Jamaican team of John Maxwell Independent Coaches living overseas are joining together to provide leadership training for Jamaican businesses and organizations

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The Jamaican Bride - The Custom & Practices

The Jamaican bride - the custom and practices

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My Jamaica

JAMAICAN VISITOR STORY: My Jamaica I call it 'My Jamaica' because I felt right at home as soon as I moved there. I love the Jamaican people, customs,

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The White Witch Of Jamaica - The Eerie Tale

The eerie tale of the white witch of Jamaica

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Nuh fenkeh fenkeh dance (Jamaican Poem)

JAMAICA POEM: Nuh fenkeh fenkeh dance Wen yuh hear di good Jamaican dancehall Yuh betta tek di chance Fi move yuh body body like Tiffa Nat nuh fenkeh

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Looking for Tony Marshall

Trying to locate my husbands friend so they can reconnect , my husbands name is Keith Carr he used to reside in Washington Garden area of Kingston before

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Jamaican Carrot Juice Recipe - Home Made, Authentic!

Free Jamaican Carrot Juice recipe - authentically home made - with stout

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Devon House Jamaica - Explore Its Many Offerings To Visitors

Explore the many offerings at the historic Devon House Jamaica; A landmark Jamaican monument

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Traditional Jamaica Clothing - Symbolizing Our Heritage

by Crystal Holness Published September 4, 2016 Traditional Jamaican Clothing Styles are Part of Our Heritage One of the many ways in which the rich,

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How the National Housing Trust Jamaica Can Help You

by Crystal Holness Published September 3, 2015 Discover How the National Housing Trust Jamaica Can Help You Since 1976, the National Housing Trust of

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Delectable Food from Jamaica - Tasty Jamaican Food & Drinks

Like the beaches, the people and the music huh? Well our food defines us too! Get an insight into the delectable food from Jamaica here.

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History Of Education In Jamaica

Editorial: History Of Education In Jamaica Published September 1, 2016 Hello Sir. Wellesley, greetings. I am in the process of reading a feature on

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Jamaica Island Tours - Here's Our Favourite Local Company

Meet Rocky from Rocky Taxi And Tours - Our preferred Jamaica Island Tours company

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Happy Birthday to .......... me!!!

Published August 29 2016 Today I celebrate yet another milestone - my 39th birthday! I give god thanks for all the achievements - big and small, and for

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Jamaica, My beautiful little Island in the sun.

JAMAICAN VISITOR STORY: I just came back from spending two glorious weeks in this great little island of mine......Jamaica. This is the first time since

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Irie Finds Jamaican Gift Store

Irie Finds is a Jamaican owned and operated online gift and souvenir store. We specialize in 100% Jamaican art and collectibles, gifts, souvenirs and

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Cheap Hotels In Montego Bay - Here Is One Of The Best - Sea Gardens Resort

I've done the hard work for you. Here's the best of the cheap hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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A Legend - Jamaica's Usain Bolt Wins Unprecedented Third 100m Title

Published August 15 2016 Photo Courtesy: BBC It was pandemonium in Jamaica last evening as the nation joined the athletic and sporting world in witnessing

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Jamaica Discovery Tours & Vacations

OVERVIEW Jamaica Discovery Tours & Vacations is a “proud to be Jamaican” tour company. We offer roaming tours of Jamaica providing for our Travelers

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All Eyes On Jamaica's Usain Bolt

The fastest man in the world, who holds the world record in the 100 meters, 200 meters and the 4 by 100m relay and won gold in all of those events at Beijing

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"Jamaica Celebrates" - Remembering 1962 Independence!

Just before midnight on August 5, 1962, the British Union Jack was lowered and the Jamaican flag raised for the first time, marking Jamaica's independence

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August Mawnin Come Again - Poem

JAMAICA POEM: AUGUST MAWNIN COME AGAIN Augus’ mawnin come again Jubilation in di air Ankcestors rise up an’ draw near Dem noh ‘ave no fear To visit wi

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15 Months to Paradise, Jamaica

JAMAICAN VISITOR STORY: 15 Months to Paradise, Jamaica. 15 months and the fun really begins! My wife has transferred the deposit for our very own piece

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How Well Do You ACTUALLY Know Jamaica?

So you think there's nothing a soul can ask you about Jamaica that you don't know, right? Well, try our 21-question challenge and prove it! Get a kick

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MASH 2016 - FOUR DAYS OF FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

Upper Room Community Church, located on Shortwood Road in Kingston Jamaica, and Stafford Crossing Community Church, USA, hosts its 8th summer Medical Ambassadors

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2016 Ranking of Jamaica's Top High Schools

Here we are again my friends! Thanks again to Educate Jamaica, we now have the very latest rankings of the TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN JAMAICA! This edition

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Merl Grove High School! It produces conscious LADIES!

The teachers here serve the school long, it does not have a high staff turn over, and they teach good christian values! I attended between 1962-66. My

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Munro College Celebrates 160 years in fine style at Graduation Ceremony 2016

Published June 22 2016 I was there on Sunday to witness! No fanfare, just a highly charged, achievement driven and inspirational graduation ceremony!

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My Jamaican Wedding At Breezes Mobay- Can I have copies of my pictures?

QUESTION about: My Jamaican Wedding At Breezes Mobay- Can I have copies of my pictures? Please please, help me get copies of my 2000 breezes resort montego

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Professor Louis Grant worked tirelessly for the Jamaican people

Professor Louis Grant: born March 6, 1913 in Clarendon. He was an internationally acclaimed Pathologist, and Microbiologist who did significant work

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Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica

MY JAMAICAN STORY: Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica In 1963 my husband (Jack Shaffer) was appointed Director for 2 years. We had 7 children who

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Best Negril Jamaica Resorts - My Review Of The Spa Retreat Hotel

If you looking for the best of Negril Jamaica resorts, you've found the spot! Here is why this one is rated number one on Trip Advisor.

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A Day At Turtle River Falls & Gardens

Yeah, it turned out to be a fun-filled and memorable day! My baby daughter (Aliana's) kindergarten was having their annual excursion - and this time

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How to send gifts to Jamaica from the US?

QUESTION about: How to send gifts to schools in Jamaica from the US We'd like to send gifts to our new friends and school supplies to Westmoreland.

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Xtabi in Negril

JAMAICAN PHOTO: Xtabi in Negril This picture was taken on my last trip to Negril in August 2015 with Ronie Richards. WELLESLEY'S NOTE Hi Jeanette!

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Hanover Agricultural Show 2016

The Hanover Association of Branch Societies (HABS) of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is the management group, which represents over 4000 registered

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Great Time at Great Huts, Portland

Last August, my family and I decided to escape the heat and congestion of Kingston, where we live. We decided to make it Portland this time. To me,

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Jamaican Ice Cream - Fresh, Fruity, Flavourful & Fun!

What's your favourite Jamaican ice cream? Soursop, guava, naseberry or devon stout? Why limit yourself though, have them all. Read on.

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  1. Jamaican Duckunoo (Blue Draws or Tie-A-Leaf)

    Sep 30, 16 12:29 AM

    Blue Draws,Duckunoo or Tie-A-Leaf are the names that are given to this boiled pudding, which orginanated in West Africa. This sweet treat is a starchy,

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  2. Jamaica Wedding Resorts - The Top 5!

    Sep 24, 16 10:10 PM

    Looking to say I DO on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean? Here are the top 5 Jamaica wedding resorts to make it even sweeter.

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  3. John Maxwell Leadership Training in Jamaica

    Sep 22, 16 08:53 PM

    A Jamaican team of John Maxwell Independent Coaches living overseas are joining together to provide leadership training for Jamaican businesses and organizations

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  4. The Jamaican Bride - The Custom & Practices

    Sep 19, 16 11:20 PM

    The Jamaican bride - the custom and practices

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