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Jan 22, 2021

The Jamaican Duck Flower | Powerful Detox

Natasha, from my online community, reached out to me asking about a particular plant, actually a flower… The DUCK FLOWER! Now I figured it had some

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Jan 16, 2021

Meet The Master Jamaican Drum Maker - King Toto | Traditional Jamaican Drums

If you ever happen to sought someone who, despite the daily conflicts, chaos, complications and confusion, is totally at peace with himself, free, as

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Jan 09, 2021

English Place Names In Jamaica | Popular places named by the British in Jamaica

This question provided us the wonderful opportunity to provide some quite interesting and insightful information that I hope Shantae, and indeed all

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Jan 09, 2021

A Djembe Drum From Jamaica

You believe me when I tell you that my readers inspire me? Oh yeah, I often get excellent (and timely) ideas and attribute some of my best learnings

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Jan 06, 2021

LIVE: Accompong Maroon Festival 2021

Even with the Covid19 restrictions, the 2021 edition of the Accompong Maroon Festival is Live in earnest on PBCJamaica.

Many of us are not able to visit this year, but we can watch it live today.

Below is the link, embedded on my website.

Watch, learn and enjoy.

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Jan 05, 2021

Jamaican Business Mogul Gordon Butch Stewart Is Dead

January 5, 2020 I just woke to the news that the legendary hotelier and businessman, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart died last evening. Quite a shock I tell

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Jan 02, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Welcome to 2021 my friend! Like many around the world, you are extremely happy to see the back of 2020 right? In my Christmas message I mentioned just

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Dec 30, 2020

Christmas Vacation In Jamaica

A little late, but better late that never. This email came in from one of my subscribers in response to one of my weekly newsletter mailings - just before

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Dec 30, 2020

How do Jamaicans celebrate New Years?

How do Jamaicans celebrate New Years?

It won't be the same this year but I thought I'd share it with you as we reminisce on the good times.

What will you be doing differently?

I'd love to hear. Please share your feedback in the comments section below.

Happy New Year!

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Dec 26, 2020

Homestyle Jamaican Rum Cake Recipe | In Text And Video

Kayann's authentic Jamaican rum cake is not only very simple, but 'deliciously tasty and rummy' (my phrase). Here's the full recipe, plus the video. Enjoy!

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Dec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas To You And Yours!

Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend! OMG. This year has been a tumultuous year. One that will go down in history as one of the most eventful

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Dec 23, 2020

Jamaican Christmas Customs | 10 Helpful Resources On Christmas In Jamaica

Tis' The 'Funnest' Time Of The Year! In only a few days, we'll be celebrating Christmas! I've covered a substantial number of topics related to Christmas

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Dec 22, 2020

Jamaican Christmas Traditions | 14 UNUSUAL Questions, Answered

Does Jamaica Have Christmas? What are the Jamaican Christmas traditions? That's just one of 14 unusual questions we answered on Christmas in Jamaica. Read here.

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Dec 19, 2020

My Jamaican Sea Moss Harvesting Adventure | How We Harvest Jamaican Irish Moss

Earlier this week, I had the wonderful accompany my friend, Ms (Maxine) James and her family to do sea moss (Irish Moss) harvesting. It has been long

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Dec 17, 2020

Learn About Christmas in Jamaica | Fun Jamaican Christmas Traditions

It's the season of fun and frolic -from all the beautiful decorations, to the exciting parties and events - and oh, the FOOD! This is Christmas in Jamaica baby!

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Dec 11, 2020

Timeless Jamaican Christmas Music | Our Favourites | Listen Now Online

Love Christmas music? What about Christmas music Reggae Style? Here are some of the most popular Jamaican Christmas music - by top Jamaican local artistes.

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Dec 09, 2020

Jamaican Artistes | The Top 10 (Most Influential) - If You Asked Me.

Top ten most influential Reggae and dancehall Jamaican artistes

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Dec 06, 2020

Best Jamaica fruit cake recipe I've seen

Hi, I have been researching this recipe for a while now and find your recipe to be the best. My question is this: Can the recipe be baked in a loaf

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Dec 06, 2020

Traditional Jamaican Fruit Cake Recipe (Jamaican Christmas Cake)

It's much easier than you think! In fact, not only that, it is quite simple as well. Here's my recommended version of authentic Jamaican fruit cake recipe .

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Dec 05, 2020

DOING GOOD In The Neighborhood | How A US Based Charity Organization Is Impacting The Lives Of Jamaica's Most Vulnerable

JAMAICA IS GOOD! And I say that despite some of the chilling and heart breaking news you sometimes get in media - traditional and social media. The

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Dec 05, 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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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 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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