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Ann's 16th trip to Jamaica! (Ezine#64)
November 30, 2012

Welcome to Publication #64!

Issue #64: November 2012

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Season's greeting to you and yours!

Oops! Is that too early to say?

Oh no, I don't think so, I'm already seeing all the lovely Christmas decorations going up and hearing the carols playing :-)

In fact, this is, officially, the final newsletter before Christmas. So, I do have a lot of insightful information this time again my friend!

In addition to the news from Jamaica, I have some astounding pictures submitted in photo contest, the Jamaican patois forum and of course, Ann's 16th trip to Jamaica!

I'll also offer you a drink :-) Pina Colada - Jamaican style.

All good stuff, right :-)

Awesome! Let's get started.

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NEW!! Visited Jamaica Recently? Please Tell us about it HERE.


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest From Jamaica!

    1. Gov't Move To Protect Negril's Shoreline
    2. Portland Hotels To Open In March

  3. The Latest on!

    1. Jamaica Patwa Forum
    2. Win-able Photos
    3. Ann's Sixteenth Trip To Jamaica

  4. Hot Upcoming Events In Jamaica!

    1. Reggae Marathon
    2. Christmas Time

  5. Features

    1. How To Make Jamaican Pina Colada

  6. Conclusion


Did you Know?


  • ......that "YS" or Wyess: is the name of the estate and river near to Middle Quarters, St. Elizabeth. The origin of the name is uncertain as on early maps it is spelled Wyess and is said to be derived from a Gaelic word meaning wind. It is possible that the “YS” was originally the estate mark which would have been stamped on hogsheads of sugar (

Well, now you know!

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The Latest From Jamaica!

  1. Gov't Move To Protect Negril's Shoreline

    The concern is that, if not protected, this natural treasure will be depleted soon, so the government is taking steps to protect over 2500 meters of Negril's pristine white beaches. Read the full story here.

  2. Portland Hotels To Open In March

    Yup! "TRIDENT Hotel and Trident Castle are set to officially open in March". Full Story here.

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The Latest on


  1. Jamaica Patwa Forum

    A novelty idea! A subscriber from France asked me to help her translate to Jamaican patios, and I did.

    But that gave me a great idea...just allow others to use that thread to ask the Jamaican patois meaning of words or phrases.

    Here's the forum thread, go ahead and take advantage of it or forward to your friends who might be struggling to learn or understand Jamaican patios.

  2. Win-able Photos

    Since the last ezine, I've gotten some awesome photos in the photo contest.

    There's one with a Jamaican breakfast, one with a view of freeport, Montego Bay from the hills, another from Columbus Park, and the Ram Goat with the Rooster.

    All lovely and win-able! It's getting warm over there now, so please take the time to submit yours right now and start getting some ratings and comments!

  3. Ann's Sixteenth Trip To Jamaica

    Another of's ardent fan is coming home. This will be here 16th trip! Amazing huh? And she has special plans this time. She said it won't be the same.

    Here's Ann Tracey's exciting announcement. You can't help but share the thrill and enthusiasm, can you?

  4. And lots more, please check my Blog Page

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Hot Upcoming Events Jamaica!


  1. Reggae Marathon 2012

    The annual Reggae Marathon takes place in December, actually December 1! And it promises to be lots of fun and excitement. Get more details on their website at

  2. Christmas in Jamaica

    Noticed that I listed "Christmas in Jamaica"? Yes, that was deliberate, as I believe that this time could easily be considered an event :-). If you missed my article on Jamaican Christmas, well here is it: And yes, this is the time to be here :-)

    AND, lot's more are happening in (and about) Jamaica, please consider bookmarking current events in Jamaica page, and keep on top of the very latest news and events.

    From there you can get the very latest news as well as information on the latest events and activities.

    Also, I am inviting you to send your feedback to these news stories, article or commentary.

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