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September 30, 2009

Welcome to Publication #29!

Issue #29: September 2009

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Hello again!

If you were following the exciting photo contest, you already know that today is the FINAL day for entries!

I received some beautiful, interesting and inspiring photos, but guess what?...I now need YOUR vote (yes you) to help me make the final selection. (More on this below)

Also, I have some brand new and exciting new articles you CANNOT miss, The Versatile Jamaican Ackee and the Best Jamaican Cookbook are two such!

So without any hesitation ...let's get rolling!

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  1. Did you Know?

    Insightful and Intriguing Jamaican facts and trivia.

  2. The Latest on!

    1. Vote for the Winner!
    2. The Best Jamaican Cookbook
    3. The Versatile Jamaican Ackee

  3. The Latest on Jamaica!

    1. Berlin Athletes to be Honoured from Oct. 2-4
    2. The Innugural USA Jamaica Diaspora Conference kicks off
    3. Jamaica's New $5000 is out

  4. Features

  5. Conclusion


Did you Know?


  • ...that the citrus fruit, Ortanique, was first developed in Jamaica?

    As the name implies, it is a cross between the Orange and the Tangerine?

  • ...that the first Coconut tree came to Jamaica from England?

    A stone monument on the Palisadoes near to Port Royal records that "the first coconut tree was planted March 4, 1869 by John Norton Esquire Superintendent of the General Penitentiary".

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

  1. Vote for the Winner

    Yes! The exciting photo contest is finally over (tonight)!

    I'll be selecting the winner, but I'll need your vote by rating/commenting on your favourite.

    Here they are!. Please do so right now.

  2. The Best Jamaican Cookbook

    There is no shortage of Jamaican cookbooks - hard copies or e-books!

    But, a BIG BUT, there are cookbooks and there are cookbooks. Here's my entire article.

  3. The Versatile Jamaican Ackee

    According to one writer, if there was a code word for all Jamaicans it probably would be Ackee.

    Not only is ackee a key ingredient our national dish - 'ackee and saltfish', it is also officially the national fruit and a national symbol of Jamaica.

    Here's the entire article article.

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The Latest from Jamaica!


  1. Berlin Athletes to be Honoured from Oct. 2-4

    "To honour the nation's athletes who participated in the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), World Championships, in Berlin, Germany, the Government is to host a series of events dubbed, 'The Berlin Salute - A Tribute to our Athletes', from October 2 to 4 this year."

    Full article in this JIS Article.

    Tickets are now on sale.

  2. The Innugural USA Jamaica Diaspora Conference kicks off

    "The first United States of America (USA) Jamaica Diaspora Conference will be held from October 3 to 4, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida."

    Full story in this Article.

  3. Jamaica's new $5,000 bank note rolls out

    "THE BANK of Jamaica issued the new, high-security $5,000 banknote on September 24."

    More here.

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

Also, I am inviting you to send your feedback to these news stories

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  • Bolt honoured with ambassadorship & highway

    "Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who made the announcement amid applause in the Jamaican legislature, also said Cabinetgave approval for Bolt to be appointed an ambassador-at-large and be accorded full diplomatic status."

    What do you think about this award at such tender age though? Full Article here.



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