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Nov 29, 2022

What Happens When A Rasta Cut Their Hair?

Rastafari have a deep spiritual connection to their hair. What happens when a Rasta cut their hair? Are they allowed to?

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Nov 29, 2022

What Is A Rasta Woman? What Is Her Role In Rastafari?

Rastafari is a huge part of Jamaican culture, it is incomplete without it. What is a Rasta woman and her role in Rastafari?

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Nov 29, 2022

Is Portmore Jamaica Safe?

While it isn’t the usual vacation spot, visitors have been venturing further into the island as of late. Is Portmore Jamaica safe to visit?

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Nov 29, 2022

How Many Sick Days Do You Get A Year In Jamaica?

If you are considering working here, you might have many questions about the benefits, including, “how many sick days do you get a year in Jamaica?”

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Nov 29, 2022

Which Countries Need Visas For Jamaica?

Visas are a normal part of life for people who travel. Which countries need visas for Jamaica?

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Nov 28, 2022

Do You Need A Permit To Build A House In Jamaica?

Building a house can be an overwhelming or exciting experience depending on how prepared you are. Do you need a permit to build a house in Jamaica? Yes, you do.

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Nov 28, 2022

Hotels On The Hip Strip In Montego Bay | The 6 Best Options!

There is no more central point than the Hip Strip, everything is only a short distance away. Here are hotels on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, St. James.

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Nov 27, 2022

Can Jamaicans Have Two Wives? Is It Legal?

Yes, it is quite common for Jamaican men to have multiple partners. But if he were to make things official, can Jamaicans have two wives?

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Nov 27, 2022

Is It Better To Buy or Build A House In Jamaica?

The reasons for buying vs building your dream home will vary. What if you are living abroad? Is it better to buy or build a house in Jamaica then?

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Nov 27, 2022

Where Do Most Tourists Stay In Jamaica? | The Best of Mobay & Negril

If it is your first vacation in Jamaica, you might be looking for a tried and true location. So, where do most tourists stay in Jamaica? Let’s find out!

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Nov 26, 2022

Baby girl born October 2, 1981 in Lionel Town hospital, in Clarendon

My name is Maureen, and I gave birth to a baby girl on October 2, 1981, in Lionel Town hospital, in Clarendon. But hours later the nurse told me my baby

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Nov 26, 2022

Which Is Cheaper Cancun Or Jamaica?

Which is cheaper Cancun or Jamaica? Your decision will depend on your budget and the adventures you would love to have. Either way, you’ll have an epic vacation

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Nov 26, 2022

What Is Grabba In Slang? What Does It Have To Do With Smoking?

If you have been around Jamaicans who smoke then you’ve probably heard the word “grabba.” What is Grabba in slang? Do you smoke it?

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Nov 26, 2022

What Part of Africa Are Most Jamaicans From?

Many persons of African ancestry in the Caribbean and North America, are not entirely sure where they are from. What part of Africa are most Jamaicans from?

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Nov 26, 2022

Hospitals In Jamaica

Knowing where to seek medical attention on vacation is very important, there are, after all, those just-in-case moments. These are the hospitals in Jamaica.

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Nov 26, 2022

Is Health Care Free In Jamaica? | Is It Free For Tourists?

Is health care free in Jamaica? Do non-residents have access to free healthcare in Jamaica?

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Nov 25, 2022

What is Jamaican Etiquette? | 10 Social Rules To Follow In Jamaica

What is Jamaican etiquette? Jamaica doesn’t have many legally binding rules for visitors to follow, but these social rules will earn you the respect of Jamaicans.

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Nov 25, 2022

What Does I and I Mean In Jamaica?

“I and I” is a phrase commonly used, especially by Rastafarians. But what does I and I mean in Jamaica, where did it come from and how should it be used?

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Nov 25, 2022

Do They Have Starbucks In Jamaica?

Do they have Starbucks in Jamaica? Starbucks came to Jamaica in 2017 and has since opened many stores across the island.

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Nov 25, 2022

What Are Rastas Not Allowed To Do? | 7 Don'ts as a Rastafarian

The Rastafarian culture is known to have an inflexible belief system. What are Rastas not allowed to do?

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Nov 25, 2022

What Happens if a US citizen Gives Birth in Jamaica?

What happens if a US citizen gives birth in Jamaica? Interesting question! Well, you are a citizen of the country you were born even if your parents aren’t.

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Nov 24, 2022

Is Jamaica A Good Place To Retire? What Are The Pros and Cons?

For many, the dream is to retire in a tropical country and truly slow down after years of dedication to their career. Is Jamaica a good place to retire?

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Nov 24, 2022

Why Do Jamaicans Say Babylon?

You may have heard Jamaicans say the word “Babylon” in conversations. But why do Jamaicans say Babylon? Is it a good or bad thing?

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Nov 24, 2022

When Should You Go To Jamaica? | Fun, Festivals & Discounted Rates

Jamaica does not have a close-off time. Even during the low seasons, there is still a lot to do. When should you go to Jamaica? Let’s see the best time for you.

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Nov 24, 2022

Leading Cause Of Death In Jamaica | Non-Communicable Diseases

The leading cause of death in Jamaica is non-communicable diseases. Here are the reasons behind this and lifestyle changes to prevent it.

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Nov 23, 2022

What Fruit Is Jamaica Known For? | 8 Top Fruits & Native Varieties

What fruit is Jamaica known for? Being a tropical island, many fruits can be found here including some native only to Jamaica. Here are the favourites.

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Nov 23, 2022

Best Place To Stay In Jamaica

The best place to stay in Jamaica depends on what experiences you would like to have. Here is the best place for the beach, culture and fun excursions.

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Nov 23, 2022

Is Jamaica Still Part of the US?

Is Jamaica still part of the US? Well, Jamaica was not part of the United States, to begin with. Are you a little confused? Don’t worry let’s discuss it.

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Nov 22, 2022

Best Jamaican City For Vacation

The best Jamaican city for vacation depends on the experiences you would like to have. Here are 3 of Jamaica’s cities and activities to do on vacation there.

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Nov 22, 2022

Jamaica History Quiz - 21 Fun Questions To Test Your Jamaica Knowledge

How much do you really know about Jamaica's heritage? Test your foundation knowledge of Jamaica history with these 21 quiz and trivia questions (with answers)

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