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May 30, 2009

Welcome to Publication #25!

Issue #25: May 2009

If you like this e-zine, please do a friend and me a BIG favor and send it to them.

If a friend forwarded this to you and if you like what you read, please ensure you get your OWN copy by clicking here





So much for May, huh?

Yes it is almost summer - and that means Christmas will be creeping up on us. Can't wait for or November escapade at work :-)

Anyways, lots of good stuff this month. Have you noticed the new format?

Well, the Table Of Contents (below) is now CLICKABLE! ...making it much easier for you to navigate this newsletter.

Lot of new additions to the site, and yes, Jamiaca is (always) in the news.

I am itching to let's get rolling!


  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest on!

    1. The JAMAICA CONTACT forum!
    2. Submit your Vote!
    3. More Interesting Pages!

  3. The Latest on Jamaica!

    1. Portland Jerk Festival Launched
    2. Another Bi-Election!

  4. Features!

  5. Conclusion


Did you Know?


  • ...that spanning the Rio Cobre river at the eastern end of Spanish Town in St. Catherine, Jamaica, is a bridge considered to be the oldest of its kind in the western hemisphere?

    This is the Historic Cast Iron Bridge. The abutment of the bridge is constructed with cut stone while the bridge is cast iron. It is about 81ft long and 15ft wide.

    This bridge was erected in 1801, at a cost of four thousand pounds!

  • ...that Kingston formally became the capital of Jamaica in 1872?

    Prior to this, Sante Jago De La Vega, now known as Spanish Town in St. Catherine was the capital of Jamaica- which earlier took the capital status from Seville, in St. Ann.

Well, now you know!

Consider getting the entire collection of these Intriguing facts about Jamaica. You can get the convenient ebook version, or the popular hard copy version here.

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The Latest on

    Due to the numerous contact requests, I've created a BRAND NEW (free) forum that allows seekers to try and connect with their lost friends or missing family members in Jamaica.

    Click Here to see who (right now) needs help locating friends.

    Of course, you can also post a free finder request as well.

  2. Submit Your Vote
    The exciting Photo Contest is almost over and I have some great entries.

    Please help me choose the WINNER by rating and commenting on your favourite photos.

    AND if you wanted to enter but was delaying, this is your last chance.

  3. More Interesting Pages!
    The new Jamaican Houses page and the Rice & Peas Recipe are only a few.

    Plus, lots more questions, ANSWERED.

By the way, if you haven't done so as yet, make sure you Subscribe to my Blog and stay on top of the very latest additions or changes on this website.

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The Latest from Jamaica!


  1. Portland Jerk Festival Launched

    "This festival is, by far, the most anticipated event to take place in Portland, and is among the most popular major calendar events in the country..."

    Full story in this JIS article.

  2. Another Bi-Election

    The nominations yesterday was supported by the top brass of both political parties. Read this Observer article for more.

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

Also, please send your feedback to these stories

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  • Meet Maureen Wright-Evans
    A true Jamaican, Maureen and I have one thing in common - our passion for our country.

    It was through this, my monthly ezine, that she realized home much we share (yes she is an active subscriber)

    We had a good chat a few weeks ago; It felt like I had known her for years (That 'Jamaican' Spirit).

    She currently operates, a company that promotes the beautiful concept of Volunteer tourism.

    Volunteer Vacations, sometimes referred to as Volun-tourism, is one of the fastest trends in the travel industry today.

    Travelers not only visit foreign countries but also get involved with the indigenous people through community service. This includes coaching, teaching, health care, workshops etc.

    Of course, Jamaica, an exotic island is the perfect place to sample this unique experience. I welcome you to check out the packages she offers. In fact, she is willing to give you, my active subscriber a discount of between 5 and 10%!

    If you book now for the summer she promised to give you 10% off ANY tour on the website. Just do so by June 15th.

    One thing!

    Just make sure you give here this discount code, WG001. That way, she'll recognize that you are a subscriber of My Island Jamaica Digest.

    Click Here to visit her website and learn more about Maureen and Volun-tourism.



, the traffic in the Q&A forum is getting to phenomenal levels, so yes, I STILL need the help.

Jump in and help me answer a few questions when you can.

Simply view the question, then scroll down and click on the Click Here to Post Comments (link above) to help.

You know what I am going to say by now right?

Yes, you should...please share this newsletter (and the website) with someone.

They'll appreciate the free information but it also means increase popularity for my site as well.

Simply forward this version to him or her OR Click here and send them the link to the site. Thanks.

See you next issue!


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