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Aug 17, 2019

Can you drive to Jamaica?

Can you drive to Jamaica? That was it! A very direct question. Not sure asked, but although the simple answer is NO, I grabbed the opportunity to respond

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Aug 16, 2019

How Much To Build A House In Jamaica? And Who Can Be Recommended?

Its a topical question we get, 'How Much To Build A House In Jamaica?' Today I answer that question and also provide recommendation.

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Aug 16, 2019

What Is the Weather Usually Like in Jamaica?

Answered By Tracie Shortridge Nestled in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea is a beautiful tropical land of wood and water called “Jamaica”. Many

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Aug 16, 2019

What is the cheapest time to go to Jamaica?

Anwswered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer The mere fact that you are reading this article, means that you are probably looking to vacation here

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Aug 16, 2019

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Jamaica?

Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer No travel insurance is needed for trips to Jamaica. However, travel insurance would certainly be an asset for travels

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Aug 16, 2019

Montego Bay vs Negril?

Montego Bay vs Negril, Which Is The Best Place To Vacation? Answered Bay Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Undoubtedly, both Montego Bay and Negril are

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Aug 16, 2019

Appleton Rum and Pepsi - Best Drink In Jamaica

Appleton Rum and Pepsi Drink || Jamaican Recipe Contest Entry #6 Only!!!! Appleton Rum and Pepsi. I live in Fresno CA and remember my two years living

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Aug 15, 2019

Jamerica Callaloo Meat Quiche Recipe

Jamerica Callaloo Meat Quiche Recipe || Jamaican Recipe Contest Entry #5 Ingredients 9 or 10 inch pie crust Your choice of 1/2 cup of chopped cooked

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Aug 15, 2019

What is the duty free allowance for Jamaica?

Marcia asked a very topical question, What is the duty free allowance for Jamaica?. The answer is $500USD but I expounded on the answer, as well as

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Aug 15, 2019

Day 5 -20,334//Magic I See

Magic I See | Jamaican Poem I like the birds and bees, rivers, trees, I like sunshine on the blue seas. Show me nature in it's prime Utter complexity

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Aug 14, 2019

Eloping In Jamaica | What can I expect?

A reader is considering eloping in Jamaica and needs some advice, or rather, some reasons. What do you say to him (or her)? I shared my response below

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Aug 14, 2019

Top 20 Bob Marley Quotes - The Most Inspirational Quotes Of Bob Marley

Bob Marley Quotes | Famous quotes from the late great, and king of reggae music, Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley

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Aug 14, 2019

Benta Falls Attraction Review | Perfect Cookout & Adventure Spot

Write This Down! Benta Falls in Westmoreland - That's the new found Jamaican river and falls attraction you'll be hearing a lot of in the near future.

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Aug 14, 2019

Millennial Agony

Millennial Agony || Jamaican Poem We're children of peace, Our parents have already fought the big wars, The Dark Lord has been vanquished never to

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Aug 13, 2019

I Drank Poetry - Ars Poetica

I Drank Poetry - Ars Poetica | Jamaican Poem I drank poetry, It intoxicated me. It flew straight from the winepresses of the mind, Strong, lush and sweet.

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Aug 13, 2019

Entropy

Entropy | Jamaican Poem A shinobi is one who endures, Step by step Each second Monotony. Time is cruel, I feel the pain of my fellow man, Delusions

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Aug 13, 2019

Jamaican Blue Draws Recipe

Jamaican Blue Draws Recipe || Jamaican Recipe Contest Entry #4 Ingredients 3 cups grated green bananas 1 cup grated coconut 2.5 cups grated sweet potatoes

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Aug 12, 2019

Jamaican Art | The Problem As I See It

Why do we insist on poetry, music, art etc having some kind of Afrocentric relation or patois in order for them to gain the title Jamaican art? I'm pretty

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Aug 12, 2019

The Wedding Heist Biblical Mystery Adventure

The Wedding Heist is a Biblical Mystery Adventure Game that is open to the public. Contestants play in two person teams. The winning team will receive

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Aug 11, 2019

Jamaican Egg Bites

Jamaican Egg Bites || Jamaican Recipe Contest Entry #3 Its an easy on the go breakfast, very simple to make and only takes approximately 8 mins. Ingredients

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Aug 11, 2019

Lifestyle | Mannings High Class Of '94 Reunited In A Nostalgic Affair

It was like yesterday! Past students of the prestigious Mannings High reunited in grand style for the 25th anniversary of the class of 1994. We have the pics.

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Aug 09, 2019

30 Most Popular Jamaican Surnames - Is Your Last Name Listed Here?

What's your surname? Is it one of the most popuplar? Here are the 30 most popular Jamaican surnames - as well as an explanation of the historical context.

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Aug 09, 2019

Montego Bay Apartments | Perfect Location For Business & Pleasure

Montego Bay Apartments | Perfect Location For Business & Pleasure

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Aug 09, 2019

Beware - 1 Surprising Way To Lose Your Jamaican Property - Without Even Realizing

Did you know you can lose your land - even if you are paying your taxes? So you have been living overseas for a while but your real intention is to return

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Aug 08, 2019

There is NO yellow in the Jamaica Flag!

Can you help to spread the word that there is NO yellow in the Jamaica Flag? There is a vast difference between yellow and gold. We cannot be the only

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Aug 08, 2019

Migrating To Jamaica | Should I Build Or Buy?

Michael decided to migrate to Jamaica! Now it is just a question of buying or building. And what about his immigration status? I mean permanent residency?

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Aug 08, 2019

Real Estate Investor Looking to Invest In Jamaica

Where do you point someone who is ready to invest in real estate in Jamaica, but has no idea where to start? I'd say, unless you are directly in the

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Aug 08, 2019

Have U Seen Them? These (2) lovely (but simple) Jamaican recipes!

Here are the first two entries in our fun Jamaica recipe contest, love em, love em!

Take a quick look at them yourself, get some inspiration, and then share yours.

It's all about the fun and passion for our food, but you also get a chance to win some cool prizes!

I can't wait :-)

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Aug 07, 2019

Places with 'Pen' names in Jamaica - What with them? How Many Are There?

QUESTION: How many more places in Jamaica have the word Pen included in them? What is its significance in Jamaican place names? Is it something like

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Aug 07, 2019

Take This Short Quiz ! Let's see how much you know your history

How much do you really know about Jamaica's heritage?

Test your foundation knowledge of Jamaica history with these fun 21 quiz and trivia questions. Answers are also provided.

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  1. Can you drive to Jamaica?

    Aug 17, 19 11:59 AM

    Can you drive to Jamaica? That was it! A very direct question. Not sure asked, but although the simple answer is NO, I grabbed the opportunity to respond

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  2. How Much To Build A House In Jamaica? And Who Can Be Recommended?

    Aug 16, 19 07:13 PM

    Its a topical question we get, 'How Much To Build A House In Jamaica?' Today I answer that question and also provide recommendation.

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  3. What Is the Weather Usually Like in Jamaica?

    Aug 16, 19 06:36 PM

    Answered By Tracie Shortridge Nestled in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea is a beautiful tropical land of wood and water called “Jamaica”. Many

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  4. What is the cheapest time to go to Jamaica?

    Aug 16, 19 03:51 PM

    Anwswered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer The mere fact that you are reading this article, means that you are probably looking to vacation here

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