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Sep 19, 2020

Stroke SURVIVOR Took Me On Her Farm Tour | Women In Farming

A sweet soul, Ms Lorna, aka Pumpkin, overcame many illnesses, including a broken blood vessel in her brain to continue her passion for farming. Now she

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Sep 18, 2020

Toots Hibbert Remembered | The LEGEND Passes On

Midnight shades, flamboyant yet rootsy attire & a compelling stage presence, complemented the mellow baritone vocals of the legendary singer, Toots Hibbert

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Sep 14, 2020

Jamaica's South Coast

Jamaica's south coast is just as beautiful as the north and east coasts and boasts many serene vacation spots and stop over destinations for not only the

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Sep 12, 2020

40 Plus Years Selling Jamaican SKY JUICE (SnowCone) & Loving It | Jamaican Traditions

There's nothing more refreshing than a cool sky juice (aka snowcone) on a hot Jamaican day. Well, let me take modify that a bit; it was true back then,

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Sep 05, 2020

Jamaica Election 2020 | JLP Wins In Landslide Victory

The 2020 Jamaica Elections was historic for many reasons, not least the fact that it was held during the Covid19 global pandemic.Here's a quick review.

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Sep 03, 2020

Jamaicans Vote Today September 3, 2020 | Who Will Win?

Today, September 3, 2020, Jamaicans go to the polls to elect the party that will manage the country's affairs for the next 5 years, maximum. From all

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Aug 29, 2020

It's My Birthday!

Today, August 29, 2020, I celebrate yet another year! And again I say, to God Be The Glory! It has been another tumultuous year, but I've already seen

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Aug 22, 2020

Jamaica Election Questions - With Answers | 2020 Election In Jamaica

The PM has announced for the date for the general elections. What do you know of the Jamaica elections though? We have answers to the most asked questions.

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Aug 18, 2020

What businesses must remain closed on election day in Jamaica?

A quite timely question, with an appropriate answer. Here's Kasia's question with Deon's answer below. What business must remain closed on election

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Aug 15, 2020

The Jamaican Tangelo (The Ugli Fruit) Explored

What is exactly is Jamaican tangelo or ugli fruit? Where is it from? And What Does It Taste Like? We have the answers.

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Aug 12, 2020

Jamaica Elections | PM Announced September 3 Polls | Decision 2020

Jamaica Elections 2020 | Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday, September 3rd, following the announcement by PM Andrew Holness in parliament.

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Aug 08, 2020

The Jamaica Festival Song Competition | The 2020 Edition

A look back at the Jamaica Festival Song Competition 2020; the selection process, the top 10 entries, and eventual winner of the competition

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Aug 07, 2020

Jamaican Black Castor Oil | 6 Surprising Health Benefits

The Jamaican Black Castor Oil has traditionally been a great and versatile Jamaican product. Learn more about it here.

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Aug 06, 2020

The Lead Up To Jamaica's Independence In 1962

In 1956, The West Indies Federation was established by the British Caribbean Federation Act with the objective of establishing a political union and

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Aug 06, 2020

How Did Jamaica Gain Independence?

Contributed by Tracie Shortridge Jamaica was inhabited by peaceful people called the Arawaks from South America. They were lovers of the earth and lived

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Aug 05, 2020

Jamaica Festival Songs - Popular (Winning) Songs Since 1966

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

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Aug 01, 2020

She Collects GARBAGE for a living - and loves it! Meet Melissa

There is a particular job that very few of us aspire to do, and worst for our children. That's one of the Garbage Collector, certainly here in Jamaica.

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Aug 01, 2020

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica!

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Today, August 1, we commemorate Emancipation Day, this day in 1838 when our fore-parents, who were the property of the plantation owners, were granted freedom.

What else do you know about it this though?

What initiated it? And what about the Emancipation Act, its limitations and the apprenticeship period?

And above that, when did we gain full freedom and when did this day became a national holiday?

Be sure to click the link below to read my full article on this, Emancipation in Jamaica.'

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Jul 25, 2020

How to make Jamaican jerk chicken using pimento wood and leaves

This question, How to make Jamaican jerk chicken using pimento wood and leaves, over the last two months, have for sure, been the most asked question of

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Jul 16, 2020

Jamaican Beers | Jamaican 'Sunshine' In A Bottle :-)

What's the most popular Jamaican beer? Is there light bud in Jamaica? And what about Red Stripe? These big, 'beer belly' questions & more, are answered here :-)

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Jul 11, 2020

How To Say Hello In Jamaican

How Do I Say Hello In Jamaican Language? RESPONSE: by Kesha Stewart, Associate Writer Related: The language of Jamaica. I like your question! There

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Jul 10, 2020

The Hurricane Season In Jamaica | KEY Preparation Tips and Cautions

When is the hurricane season in Jamaica? How do Jamaicans prepare for a hurricane? And what are the top tips of dos and dont's in a hurricane.

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Jun 27, 2020

Subsistence Farming In Jamaica | In Pictures & Video

I had the pleasure of visiting JahB's farm in the hills recently. Talk about organic subsistence farming in Jamaica? This is it! I have the pictures and video.

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Jun 27, 2020

Tourism travel to Jamaica since Covid19

Another great question about what he/she termed 'tourism travel to Jamaica' during Covid19! Yet again, the asker didn't leave a name, but I don't mind;

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Jun 20, 2020

Jamaica Reopens | We're Back On The Road To IRIE, BUT...

There was anticipation, then anxiety, but above that, it brought excitement and hope to both Jamaican nationals and non-nationals. Yes, Jamaica Reopens!

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Jun 20, 2020

Jamaican Curry Powder Recipe | What's In It? How Can I Make It?

It's the special ingredient in your favourite Jamaican curry dishes. But have you ever thought about what is in it? Here's your Jamaican curry powder recipe!

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Jun 13, 2020

A Jamaican Goat Farm | In Pictures & Video| Goat Rearing In Jamaica

They visited Jamaica close to 100 times combined! Then decided to make it home. But what would they do? Here's the story of Ruth and Byron's Jamaican Goat Farm.

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Jun 06, 2020

Jamaican Guinea Hen Weed | Amazing Health Benefits

Did you know that our very own Jamaican guinea hen is a wonder muscle relaxant but also has rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties?

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Jun 02, 2020

The Coronavirus In Jamaica | The First 1000 Cases - Day By Day

Day by day we tracked cases of the Coronavirus in Jamaica, starting with the first case on March 10, 2020

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May 23, 2020

Jamaican Turmeric | The Yellow-Orange Medicinal Magic

What are the health benefits of Jamaican turmeric? Really, what is tumeric good for? Get ready to be pleasantly surprised.

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