Free Dancehall Music

by Bachelor Boy
(Botswana)



Question:
Where can I download dancehall music for free?

Anwser: Oct-3-2008 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Bachelor Boy,
Greeting to you and the family in Botswana!
I did some some research and came up with a few sites:

www.limewire.com
www.mininova.org
www.bitorrent.com &
www.kazaa.com

Thanks again for the question.

I am looking forward to the other comments these get. Who knows, there may well be another gem out there!




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digicel call rates in Jamaica

by Patrick Cameron
(Staten Island, New York, USA.)

QUESTION:

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

Hey Patrick,

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.

You can learn more about Digicel Rates here.

...hope that helps. stay in touch my friend!



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the jamaican nightmare drink

by victoria
(canada)

QUESTION:.

Have you ever heard of this drink - the Jamaican Nightmare?

ANSWER: August-03-2009 by Wellesley Gayle



Hi Victoria,

This is new to me. I never heard of this one and I don't want to guess.

I am kinda thinking it is one of those 'special' concoction though (ooops! I never wanted to guess).

Hopefully one of my ardent site visitors knows a little about it and will respond accordingly - using the comment option below.

Stay in touch.


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Hello in Jamaican

by Bre
(Florida)



QUESTION:

How do i say "thank you" in Jamaican?




ANSWER: March-28-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Bre,

Believe it or not, it is....thank you!
You might also hear 'respect' or 'bless'.

In straight creole you probably will hear "Tanks".
For more terms please visit my Jamaican Sayings

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Shelf Life of Rum Cream

by Donna
(New York, NY, USA)

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

Hi Donna,

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.

Here are the two questions with answers:
Answer #1
Answer #2

Also See: Sangster's Rum cream

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can you be half Jamaican to enter miss Jamaica?

by jennifer
(georgia)

QUESTION:

can you be half Jamaican to enter miss Jamaica?




ANSWER: December 17 2010 by Wellesley

Hey Jennifer,

If you are speaking of the Miss Jamaica World contest, then you can find the rules at this link.

They also have information on promoters, obligations, eliminations and the format of the contest.

If it is in relation to the Miss Jamaica Universe contest, then I'd suggest you submit a question directly at their website from here.


...hope that helps.
Stay in touch my Jennifer!

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road construction in Kingston

by Charmaine
(Beijing, China)

QUESTION:

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.

Thank you




ANSWER: May 30, 2010 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Charmaine,

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

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Expiration of Jamaican Rum Cream

by Frank


Expiration of Jamaican rum cream

Question:

how long does unopened bottles of rum cream last?
I found a couple bottles from about 3 years ago.



Answer by W.Gayle, Feb 08, 2009

Hi Frank,

I was told that they last a while, but eventually the cream may coagulate or the taste might deteriorate.

Basically, the rum acts as some sort of preservative, but it depends on the proportion, and the brand.

If you don't see an expiration date, then 2-3 years may be a reasonable time.

I'm hoping to get some feedback from my other valued visitors.

Keep in touch!

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What is the religion in Jamaica?

by Cherokee
(California,United States)

QUESTION:

What is the religion in Jamaica?

ANSWER: May-26-2009 by Wellesley Gayle




Hi Cherokee,

I'll quote straight from the religion page:

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

Hope that helps.
Stay in touch.


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Hotels Near Grand Lido

by Shari
(Flint, Michigan)



QUESTION:

I need to know what hotels are close to the Grand Lido Braco Resort & spa. I have friends staying there and they are booked so I want to be close as possible.




ANSWER: April-09-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Shari,

Their is none immediately near to the Braco. The closest is the Starfish Hotel, which is about 15-20 minutes drive.

I would suggest you try back the hotel though. You didn't say when you are coming but considering that this is not the busiest time of the year, particularly with the world economies at they are.

Try calling back, 876 957-5517, and try your luck.

That hotel is awesome by the way.
All the best.

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I am looking for a friend from Kingston Jamaica,

by Yvette Humphrey
(Bronx, NY)

I went to Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn NY and my best friend was a girl from Jamaica and I want to believe that she is from St Ann's I do not remember.

I am going back to 1969 and 1970... She then moved to Staten Island and we lost contact in the early 70's.

Claudette now has to be around 58 or thereabouts. Does anyone here know of a Claudette Bailey that lived in Brooklyn, NY?

Perhaps she is still here or went back to Jamaica... Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Yvette

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jamaican teenage fun

by Mandy
(Illinois, USA)



QUESTION:

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

Hi Mandy,

It's difficult for me to select the top 5 activities, but I would probably say the most popular activities are:


  1. Visiting (Hanging out) with Friends
  2. Parties
  3. Taking Trips/Excursions (I still look forward to those!)
  4. Watching TV (Movies)
  5. Going to the beach

Yes, In that order.
-I welcome comments from other Jamaicans as well.

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Receive money or open an account.

by Cherida
(Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica)

QUESTION:

I'm a tourist, and I spend almost all my cash.
I would like to know if is there any way to receive cash from a foreign country, and if is possible to open a account in Jamaica being a tourist.

Thank you




ANSWER: September 21, 2010 by Wellesley

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for your question.

I am going to ask you to do me a small favour though and expand on your question a bit more.
I not not sure if I am 100% clear. I just want to make sure I understand you perfectly.

Looking to hear from you soon.

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Dog To Jamaica - Can I bring my dog to jamaica with me?

by Candice
(Miami,USA)

My family and I are moving to jamaica, how can i bring my dog to jamaica with me? Its apart of my family and don't want to leave her behind

ANSWER: by Wellesley February 21, 2012


Well CONGRATS Candice!
Nice to know you are coming home.

Regarding your dog, I've actually provided a response to another fan earlier, perhaps a couple years, but the data should be still valid.

Here is the link to that response:
http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/can-i-bring-my-dog-to-jamaica-with-me.html

That should provide you all the information you need so please take a look at it.

Thanks again for asking.

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looking to locate a keteh rasta drum in Jamaica

by Jeff
(Canada)

QUESTION:

Hi there, I am looking to locate a keteh rasta drum. Can you give me the contact for any makers that are local?




ANSWER: April 25, 2011 by Wellesley

Hey Jeff,

Sorry, I don't have that off the bat. I am however posting this question instantaneously on my site and on our facebook page to solicit some responses so stay tuned my friend.

In the meantime, you are welcome to read about the rastafarian faith and the rasta settlements here.

Stay in touch.

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Do Jamaicans prefer the rivers or the sea?

by Raymond
(New jersey)

QUESTION:

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



Hi Raymond,

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 :-)

I hope that helps.
Stay in touch.

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Jamaican Straw Hats

by Harry
(United States of America)

Question
How much do the people making straw hats earn? Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing?

Answer: Oct-26-08 by W.Gayle
Hi Harry,
Honestly I don't have a clue. I would however think that how much they make is highly based on demand, particularly in the tourist peak season.

There are lots of benefits to be derived from straw hat making. Everybody benefits, from the man in the hills who weave the hats to the tourist who makes the final purchase.

I guess the only bad thing about it is that trees are cut down to create the product. And if we are using them faster than the rate at which we are growing them then there is a real problem.

I hope I answer your question. Keep in touch.


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The design for the Bruckins outfit

by Sabrina
(Montego Bay)

QUESTION:.

Hey! I would like to know the design for the outfit for the traditional Jamaican bruckins dance.

I have the task of sewing them for some college students who were given the dance to do.

Thanks in advance!

ANSWER: by Wellesley Gayle November 19, 2009



Hi Sabrina,

I suspect you'll need to check with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) or the National Library of Jamaica.

One of those two agencies (if not both) should know.

The contact number for The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission is:

3 Phoenix Avenue
Kingston 10
Jamaica W.I.

Tel: (876) 926-5726
Fax: (876) 929-2362

Email: library@jcdc.org.jm

The contact for the National Library for Jamaica is:

12 East Street,
Kingston,Jamaica

Tel: (876) 967-1526,
Email: nlj@infochan.com, nljresearch@cwjamaica.com

Stay in touch.


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The Motto for Jamaica

by Osaca
(Georgia, USA)

Question :
What is the motto for Jamaica?

Answer: Oct-07-2008 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Osaca,
The motto for Jamaica is "Out of Many, One People".

This indicates that though we have a history of many races and cultures, we are indeed one people and a great nation too!

I suggest also take the opportunity to learn more about:


Thanks again for the question.



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Jamaican statement meaning

QUESTION:

What does this statement mean?? World not lebal man??





ANSWER: November 06, 2009 by Wellesley Gayle



Hi Anon,

I think it actually means that 'the world is not level'.

Catch some of the popular Jamaican sayings here...
http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/jamaican_sayings.html

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Saying hello in Jamaican


Hello in Jamaican


Question:

I am doing a project with my girl scout troop and we want to know how to say "Hello" (pronunciation) in Jamaican.




Anwser: Feb-05-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi there,

I hope this doesn't surprise you, but 'Hello' is 'Hello' in Jamaica as well :-)

Having said that, we do have numerous other slangs that are used, but they are neither consistent not used by everyone.

You might here someone says 'Yow' as well.
That probably is the next popular expression to say 'hello', but not all of us use that.

Also, when I was younger, I was used to hear young men saying 'yush' to get a girl's attention.

For other popular Jamaican sayings, visit this page.

Hope that helps. Stay in touch.

Regards,
Wellesley

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