by Patrick Cameron
(Staten Island, New York, USA.)
I want to add $20 U.S. dollars to a cell-phone my aunt is using in Jamaica. I first want to know how many minutes she will get if I add this $20 U.S. dollars?
ANSWER: December 08 2010 by Wellesley
At today's rate, 20USD is worth about 1,700JMD, so for onenet (Digicel to Digicel) calls it should give your aunt about 170 minutes (at Peak Rates - $10 per min) or 212 minutes (at off peak rates -$8).
Please bear in mind that international calls and calls to other network are are considerably higher though.
QUESTION: Hi...In 2005 my daughter got married in Jamaica. She gave out World's End Island Coconut Rum Creme Liqueur she brought in Jamaica. I have a few bottles left. Could you tell me if they are any good? I have them in a place I keep all my alcohol. I kept these as mementos but don't want them to go to waste. Thanks!
ANSWER: by Wellesley October 25, 2011
First, HEARTY congratulations to your daughter on getting married, and moreso in Jamaica! I had similars question asked of me earlier about the shelf life of rum creams, so I'll just refer you to the answers.
I need to know how to find the names of those persons who have done road construction or laying of pipes in Kingston, more so in Duhaney Park, whether through Government or private owned companies, between 1970 to 1990.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ANSWER: May 30, 2010 by Wellesley Gayle
That's a tough one. I am hoping, however, that through the posting of this on my blog, someone a bit more knowledgeable on this will respond. Stay in touch
Jamaica's religions are many and varied. This is so although majority of our people are aligned to Christianity (albeit different denominations).
This includes approximately two-fifths who are Protestants and one-tenth of the Roman Catholic faith.
It is projected that approximately one (1) in every ten (10) Jamaicans are Pentecostals. A smaller number are Seventh Day Adventists and Baptists. Although, I can tell you the Seventh Day Adventists are making serious head ways in this regard; they are very visible and there is always something happening in their circle!
Only a small percentage of the total population attends the Anglican church, which, as the Church of England, was the island's only established church until 1870...full article here
I am doing a paper on what teenagers in other countries like to do for fun, and Jamaica is one of the countries I chose.
I have been there 3 times already, and I know some of the things they enjoy such as sports (soccer and cricket), music (I don’t know what types). I have seen people listening to several American artists), and eating jerk chicken!. But can you tell me, say, the top 5 activities that Jamaican teenagers really enjoy doing in their free time?
ANSWER: April-15-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
It's difficult for me to select the top 5 activities, but I would probably say the most popular activities are:
Visiting (Hanging out) with Friends
Taking Trips/Excursions (I still look forward to those!)
Watching TV (Movies)
Going to the beach
Yes, In that order. -I welcome comments from other Jamaicans as well.
Do you believe that more Jamaican swim in their Rivers and Gullys or in the SEA? Do you think there are Jamaicans who have never been to the beach?
ANSWER: September 12, 2009 by Wellesley Gayle
Those are some very interesting questions. Thanks for asking.
Yes, we have many rivers, but in addition to the fact that most of them are not 'swim friendly', many persons do prefer the beach.
You'll find that the rural folks relish the river a lot though.
A Jamaican who haven't been to the beach? I don't know of any Jamaican who have never been to the beach. Having said that, let me quickly clarify that while some do go, they spend the time basking on the sand rather than go in the water; I personally know a few like that :-)