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Aug 11, 2022

Are Abortions Legal In Jamaica?

Are abortions legal in Jamaica? The recent decisions in the Roe vs Wade case have sparked a long overdue conversation about abortion laws in Jamaica.

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Aug 11, 2022

Airbnbs In Portland Jamaica |Experience The Beauty of Portland You Way

Portland, Jamaica, have you ever seen a more beautiful place? Airbnbs in Portland Jamaica is the perfect starting point for a truly adventurous vacation.

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Aug 09, 2022

James Bond Attractions Jamaica | The Adventures of '007

Follow the course of 007 with these iconic James Bond attractions Jamaica has to offer.

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Aug 08, 2022

Jamaican Independence Day

Jamaican Independence Day has been celebrated every year since 1962. But has it always been this way, what was our first Independence Day like?

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Aug 07, 2022

Jamaican Centenarian | Jamaicans Who Have Lived For 100 Years!

Jamaican centenarians are a treasure chest of knowledge about a time gone that we will never experience for ourselves.

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Aug 06, 2022

How Did Jamaica Gain Independence?

Contributed by Tracie Shortridge Jamaica was inhabited by peaceful people called the Arawaks, also known as Tainos, from South America. They were lovers

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Aug 06, 2022

Attractions In Jamaica | The Top 60 Island Excursions

The many excursions are some of the main attractions to the island. Here are the top 60 attractions in Jamaica to celebrate our 60th year of Independence!

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Aug 05, 2022

Refreshing Jamaican Bag Juice

Have you ever had Jamaican bag juice? If you haven’t, these inexpensive, individually packaged “bags of juice” are our favourite way to cool down on a hot day.

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Aug 04, 2022

Jamaican Side Dishes We Eat Daily

We talk quite often about the main dishes in Jamaica, and rightfully so. But, do we just have them on their own? Which Jamaican side dishes deserve recognition?

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Aug 04, 2022

Browns Town Jamaica | The Historical, Laid Back North Coast Town

Browns Town Jamaica is the quiet town in the otherwise lively St. Ann parish. What is its historical significance? What is there to do?

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Aug 04, 2022

Jamaica Festival Songs - Popular (Winning) Songs Since 1966

The Jamaica Festival Song Competition, also called the Popular Song Competition, and before 1990, known as the Independence Festival Song Competition,

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Aug 04, 2022

Bobsled Jamaica Attractions | Recreate "Cool Runnings" In The Tropics

Since our first Winter Olympics and watching Cool Runnings, Jamaica has tried to recreate the sport on the sunny island, these are bobsled Jamaica attractions.

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Aug 04, 2022

Jamaican Street Food | Dishes To Keep You Energized On-The-Go

Jamaican street food provides so many options just by walking down both urban and rural streets. I am sure you won't be expecting some of these.

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Aug 04, 2022

The votes are in! Stay tuned for the big announcement!

Its announcement time!!!!!!! The entries poured in! Our esteemed judges selected the top10, we posted them, and the public went to vote for their favourite!

That voting ended last night (Aug 3). We collated the numbers and will be making the big announcement soon. So hang tight 🥰.

If you missed the build up, be sure to check in here: https://www.my-island-jamaica.com/jamaican_independence_voting2022.html

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Aug 04, 2022

60 Jamaican Foods | Our Favourite Dishes On The Island

Besides Jerk chicken and escoveitch fish, what other Jamaican foods do you know? How many can you recall from the top of your head?

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Aug 04, 2022

Instant Pot Jamaican Oxtail | Simply Delicious!

’s favourite dish can be made in a crockpot too! Wouldn’t you like to try the instant pot Jamaican Oxtail recipe?

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Aug 03, 2022

Jamaican Cricket Umpire | Steve Bucknor O.J.

If you are a lover of cricket, then you most certainly have heard about the great Jamaican cricket umpire, Steve Bucknor. But how much do you know about him?

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Aug 03, 2022

Work And Travel Jamaica | A Chance To See The World!

For university students “work and travel” is a phrase they know all too well. University can get really expensive and this programme helps with those expenses.

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Aug 03, 2022

Jamaican Influencers, Media Personalities and Entertainers

Technology and social media have created many new career paths and Jamaican Influencers are doing exceptionally well in this space.

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Aug 03, 2022

Kingston Real Estate | To Sell, Purchase or Rent In The Capital City

Looking to purchase, rent or sell a property in our capital city? You might require the needs of a Kingston real estate agency. Here are the best options.

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Aug 03, 2022

Negril All Inclusive Adults Only | The Romantic Getaway You Dreamt Of

“Negril All inclusive Adults only resorts” sounds like “heaven on earth” to me. Here are some of the best, most luxurious options.

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Aug 02, 2022

Italian Restaurants In Jamaica | Italian and Fusion Dishes In Jamaica

Whenever my tastebuds are feeling fancy, my go-to choice is always Italian restaurants in Jamaica. These are my top recommendations.

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Aug 02, 2022

Vacation Rentals In Portmore Jamaica

Portmore isn’t known for luxury hotels and cascading waterfalls but, if that is where your adventure takes you, here are vacation rentals in Portmore Jamaica.

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Aug 02, 2022

Parasailing Montego Bay | Top Parasailing Adventures In Mobay

Not sure where to start? Here are some great tour companies that will make your parasailing Montego Bay dreams come true.

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Aug 02, 2022

Best Spa Resorts In Jamaica | Add A Spa Day To Your Vacation

Is a vacation truly complete without a visit to the spa to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body? Here are some of the best spa resorts in Jamaica.

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Aug 02, 2022

Zipline In Montego Bay | What Are The Options?

Mobay, the tourist capital of Jamaica, definitely caters to the wants and needs of every visitor. But can you Zipline in Montego Bay? What are the options?

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Aug 02, 2022

Zion Country Portland Jamaica | Vacation Eco-Friendly Cabins

Zion Country Portland Jamaica is another of Jamaica’s most beautiful parish’s eco-friendly resorts. Here you can relax while saving the environment.

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Aug 01, 2022

A TRN Number - Why Do I Need One? And How Do I Apply For It?

If you’re planning to do any sort of business in Jamaica, you'll be asked for TRN number. What is the reason for that? We have the answers here.

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Aug 01, 2022

National Youth Service | Empowering The Jamaican Youth

Many of us have memories of working with the National Youth Service during the long summer holidays, But, is that all they do?

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Aug 01, 2022

Jamaica Money Transfer Services - The Best Ones

Looking for credible and efficient Jamaica money transfer services? Here are some credible options.

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