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Dec 03, 2020

Traditional Jamaican Childhood Games | The Games We Loved To Play!

These Traditional Jamaican childhood games are some of the most creative in the world; from Chiney Skip, to Box Truck they are dynamic and all fun!

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Dec 01, 2020

What are typical Christmas decorations in Jamaica?

What are typical Christmas decorations in Jamaica?| Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Time surely flies, doesn’t it? Did you realize that

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Nov 26, 2020

Old Time Christmas In Jamaica | By Faye Ellington (Part 1 and Part 2)

Jamaican cultural icon and poopular media personality, Faye Ellington (Aunty Faye), shares old time traditions of Christmas in Jamaica

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Nov 21, 2020

Jamaican Herbs For Fertility | What Are the Best Ones?

Jamaican Dog Blood Bush | Photo @myislandjamaica This question was quite unusual, but we were quite happy for it. It is one of those issues that a

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Nov 16, 2020

Traditional Jamaican Snacks - 'Sweet Like Suga!'

Everyone is familiar with Jamaica's delicious food, but what about snacks? Traditional Jamaican snacks are beyond scrumptious and they are finally getting their highlight.

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Nov 14, 2020

Missionary Work In Jamaica

Did you know that there are several international churches and institutions that does missionary work in Jamaica? And some of them, for several decades!

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Nov 09, 2020

How Do I Get A Loan From The NHT To Purchase Land In Jamaica?

How do you get a loan from the National Housing Trust to purchase land here in Jamaica? Lloyd, who is living overseas asked the question. We reached

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Nov 06, 2020

Joke Of The Day

Not sure about you, but especially with all the anxiety in the political arena, I welcomed this refreshing bit of humor. I actually shared it on my Facebook

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Nov 03, 2020

How Do I Correct My Name On My Jamaican Birth Certificate?

Specimen Of Jamaican Birth Certificate We get quite a few of these questions related to vital records in Jamaica, but this one was different. It had

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Nov 02, 2020

Louie Rankin | Decorated Jamaican Artiste & Movie Actor

He called himself the 'original don dadda', but who really was Louie Rankin? We answer some of the most popular questions about this reggae and dancehall icon.

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Oct 31, 2020

The Blue Lagoon Jamaica | 7 Amazing Facts & Fictions Revealed

It's a natural wonder & a haven for visitors. But what to you know about it? Here are 7 Amazing facts about the Blue Lagoon Jamaica, aka 'Paradise In Portland'

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Oct 30, 2020

Weather In Jamaica In November | Is November rainy season in Jamaica?

Is November a good time to travel to Jamaica? Is November rainy season in Jamaica? Ok you're really asking what's the weather in Jamaica in November like right?

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Oct 29, 2020

Jamaican Otaheite Apple Tree | Caring For It

Grown Jamaican Apple Tree | Photo Credit: @karljamaica So Birgit came here (Jamaica) recently - yes in the middle of the pandemic, had Jamaican Otaheite

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Oct 28, 2020

I am considering a swift move to Jamaica, need your recommendations

Benta River, Williamsfield in Westmoreland We have several articles on the topic of living in Jamaica, but this asker, from the UK, was direct in relation

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Oct 22, 2020

Jamaican Herbs That Help With Weight Loss

Jamaican Vervain Chances are you, or perhaps someone you know, have tried one of the many quick and easy weight loss programs and supplements, but the

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Oct 21, 2020

Online But No Line | The Challenges Of Virtual Learning In Jamaica

by Deon Clarke, Associate Writer The delayed 2020/2021 school year in Jamaica started with much anticipation, reservation and anxiety - all in one! And

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Oct 17, 2020

The Abingdon Great House Tour | Skeletons, Patoo & 18th Century Windmill | Great Houses In Jamaica

Feeling adventurous? Great! Today I'll take you on a little history tour where you'll see skeletal remains of the white owl (patoo) meals, a 17th

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Oct 13, 2020

Jamaica - the wonderful people

Jamaica a beautiful country, It's where people heart want to be. Clear blue skies,reflect this holy day. Breeze is blowing,trees begin to sway. Clap

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Oct 10, 2020

How do I start a same day loan company in Jamaica?

Great question from Brandon! And at a time like this, perfect timing too! And although this one is about a same day loan company, general information

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Oct 04, 2020

Flat Bridge Jamaica | Truth, Myths And Mysteries

Chances are that you've heard the myths and mysteries of Jamaica's most iconic bridge. But what's whole truth? We explore flat bridge Jamaica - follow me.

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Sep 30, 2020

What currency is accepted in Jamaica?

What currency is accepted in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Great question! Money is always an important factor to consider

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Sep 26, 2020

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Uses | 15 Amazing Health Benefits

15 Amazing Benefits and Uses of Jamaican Black Castor Oil | Jamaican Black Castor Oil Uses

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Sep 26, 2020

I Visited Jamaica, Yeah! | My Grandparents Land

I came to visit my Grandparents land. I am from Costa Rica. I wanted to see Maypen, St. Lucy, St Thomas and Kingston. I didn't go to Dunns River, some

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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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