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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

753 Confirmed Cases Of The Coronavirus In Jamaica

The number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Jamaica continues to rise. Stay with this page to keep up with the latest in chronological order.

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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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May 23, 2020

Authentic Jamaican Soursop Juice Recipe

Remember the good 'ole' Jamaican soursop juice? Well, if you've ever had it the traditional Jamaican style, you would have surely remembered. It is one

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May 23, 2020

Do you know much about Soursop leaves that come from Jamaica?

Hi Family, This is a rather unusual post, but I decided to share it with you and all my readers, so you, and perhaps someone you know, will benefit.

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May 22, 2020

Howard Reynolds, my son, of Kingston, Jamaica

My name is Asnet White and I am trying to find my son Howard Reynolds born 1970 in Kingston Jamaica at Kingston Jubilee Hospital. I Asnet White lived

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May 16, 2020

Jamaica Statutory Deductions | My Employer Is Not Remitting Them

Dave asked a very topical question we have been hearing these days, and so I decided to publish the response to the benefit of others. It was essentially

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May 16, 2020

What Is In Allspice? | What Are The Ingredients In Allspice?

What's the real secret behind this flavour-filled favourite? Really, what is in allspice? |Actually, the secret is actually no secret! Here's the answer.

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May 08, 2020

Jamaican Cerasee Tea | The Little Bitter That Makes You Better

Cerasee tea is the Jamaican herbal remedy we love to hate. But there are many excellent benefits behind the mask (no pun intended) of the bitter. Here they are.

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Apr 25, 2020

Surviving In Jamaica | Here's Why Jamaica Can Survive An Apocalypse

Scientists listed Jamaica as one of the safest places during a global pandemic. And that prompted me to reflect. Here are my rumblings on surviving in Jamaica.

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Apr 24, 2020

My Mom And Grand Mom - Looking For Family Related To Them?

My mother died when I was 4 years old. I only have a picture , my grandmother was from Devon perish. I have one picture, I don’t no any names, my mother

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Apr 20, 2020

PM Announces Stronger Measures As Jamaica's Cases Jumps To 223

At another press briefing at Jamaica house this afternoon, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness announced new as well as extended measures aimed at combating

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Apr 18, 2020

Jamaican Fever Grass (LemonGrass) Vs The Coronavirus -Is It Effective?

The health benefits of Jamaican fever grass are well documented. And there is new talk about its effectiveness against coronavirus. Is that true? Lets review.

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Apr 18, 2020

herbs and practices for illnesses in Jamaica

Myra asked the question and I grabbed the opportunity to 'show off' some of our best traditional treatments :-) Here you go.

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Apr 18, 2020

COVID,'19

First and foremost I work from home. If I go out, I wear a mask. I keep mask and Lysol wipes in my truck. Wipe my hand when get in my truck. I only go

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Apr 14, 2020

Jamaica's COVID19 cases jumps to 105; Prime Minister shuts down St. Catherine

Jamaica now has 105 confirmed cases of the COVID-19. That's a close to 43% jump in all cases (in one day), the largest so far since our tracking! This

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Apr 12, 2020

Resurrection/ Easter Sunday & Covid19

Grateful for each day that the Lord has made. My thoughts and prayers are made for all that have lost love ones associated with coved19. The area that

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Apr 12, 2020

Jamaica Covid19 cases increased to 72, 16 recovered.

April 12, 2020 (6:24 pm): The Health Ministry just reported that three (3) more persons have been added to the number of confirmed cases in Jamaica, bringing the total now to 72. The number of recovered persons have increased to 16.

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Apr 11, 2020

My Rigid Covid19 Prevention Routine

As I mentioned in our friendly Covid forum, I strongly believe that the more knowledge and best practices shared, the stronger our fight will be against

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Apr 11, 2020

My friend Christine - from Montego Bay

I met Christine in MoBay Proper Bar and grill (on Montego Bay's HipStrip). That was on January 21st 2020. She was with a girl and a guy at that time.

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Apr 04, 2020

Please Join Me In Saluting Our Health And Social Workers #Covid19

The last few weeks have be not only rough, but punishing for some, particularly our health care and social workers on the front-line, fighting the deadly

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Apr 04, 2020

Jamaican Tamarind Balls Recipe

Love the Tangy Taste of Tamarind? Here's the classic Jamaican tamarind balls recipe! Enjoy

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Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Move to 53 | Govt. Gets Tougher On Travellers

Speaking at a press conference from Jamaica House earlier today, Prime Minister, the Hon Andrew Holness, stressed that persons who enter Jamaica on or

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