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For the benefit of you and my other ardent visitors, I am compiling, and will continue to update, a list of the most frequently received queries (FAQ's) about Jamaica.

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Simple. If you have an inquiry, something that you really wanted to ask us, please go ahead and submit it here via the form below. 

Queries that are deemed beneficial - to other visitors or other Jamaica interest, may be shared. Of course, I will credit you by attaching your name, if you permit me.

Our objective is to make my-island-jamaica.com, your favourite little Jamaican information portal even more insightful to you - and others like you. So go ahead and keep the ball rolling!

By the way, below are a few of the easy, one or two line ones that are already answered. 

  • What Timezone does Jamaica Uses?

    Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time. Jamaica does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Some prefers to use GMT -5.

  • When is lobster season in Negril?

    The lobster season in Negril is the same season for the entire Jamaica. Everytime of the year is lobster season, except from April 1 to June 30 each year when the season is closed.

    You should not buy fresh lobster during this time. Established restaurants make the necessary arrangements with the government authorities in order to serve lobster during this time, so it's quite okay to enjoy lobster meals in these places.


  • What Language is Spoken in Jamaica?

    The official language of Jamaica is English, but the Jamaican "Patois" or local creole- is spoken throughout the island.

  • Do All Jamaicans Smoke Ganja? [Interesting one!]

    No. And I may just add as well that not all Jamaican are Rastas, neither are all Rastas Jamaican.

  • What are the three arms of government in Jamaica?

    The three arms of government in Jamaica are, The Executive, The Legislature and The Judiciary.

  • How many parishes were in Jamaica in 1844?

    Jamaica had 22 parishes by 1844.

  • What Is The Literacy Rate In Jamaica?

    The most recent survey conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) showed that Jamaica’s literacy rate is... an impressive 89% overall.

  • Is Jamaica an island or country?

    Jamaica is considered an island country.

  • Can I call Jamaica for free on WhatsApp?

    Definitely! In fact, I am in the USA right now and that's what I am using to call back home. As far as I know, its is one of the most preferred way to make free calls around the world right now. 

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What to see in Falmouth Jamaica? 
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What do Jamaicans do for Easter? 
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What airport do you use for Negril Jamaica? 
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What are the best tours to do in Jamaica? 
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What are the benefits of ecotourism in Jamaica?  
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How to find out if someone is married in Jamaica? 
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How to get a bar license in Jamaica 
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How to renew a US passport in Jamaica 
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How to safely buy weed in Jamaica? 
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What are the different types of trade union in Jamaica? 
What are the different types of trade union in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson Labour has always played a pivotal role in the development of …

Is it Safe to Visit Jamaica when Pregnant? 
Is it Safe to Visit Jamaica when Pregnant? || Answered by Kadian Clarke Yes it is! But I recommend that you follow some basic safety precautions. …

Why do we celebrate Black History month in Jamaica? 
Why do we celebrate Black History month in Jamaica? || Answered By Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Black History Month is observed annually in Jamaica …

What are some spices in Jamaica?  
Jamaican Escallion and Thyme What are some spices in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Jamaicans, they say, have …

How to Join National Housing Trust in Jamaica? 
How to Join National Housing Trust in Jamaica? || By Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Living overseas and planning to join the National Housing Trust …

Does Jamaica have a Monsoon Season? 
Does Jamaica have a Monsoon Season? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Technically Yes! Jamaica does have a monsoon season, although we …

Is there a cinema in Jamaica? 
Is there a cinema in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Most definitely! In fact, the cinema is a very popular hangout …

What country colonized Jamaica? 
What country colonized Jamaica? || Answered By Aneisha Dobson A quick look back in history reveals that Europe, meaning European countries, conquered …

What are some natural disasters in Jamaica? 
What are some natural disasters in Jamaica? || Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Natural disasters can be described as horrors of …

What are the Plains in Jamaica? 
What are the Plains in Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Jamaica is blessed with abundantly amazing features of landscape and …

What days do Cruise ships dock in Jamaica? 
What days do Cruise ships dock in Jamaica?|| Answered By Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Answer: Everyday, almost - but it depends on the port …

What are some agricultural products in Jamaica?  
YELLOW YAM FROM JAMAICA What are some agricultural products in Jamaica? || Answered By Aneisha Dobson The tourism sector is not the …

How to call a Cell Phone in Jamaica? 
How to call a Cell Phone in Jamaica|| Answered by Kadian Clarke I get it. You have friends and family in Jamaica that you want to keep in touch, …

How is Rent Paid in Jamaica? 
How is rent paid in Jamaica? || Answered By Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer You are considering renting a home here in Jamaica? Great! …

How is it living in Jamaica? 
How is it living in Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke Have you thought about moving to Jamaica in the near future? So, here are seven (7) important …

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What is the role of the mayor in Jamaica? 
What is the role of the mayor in Jamaica?|| Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || Jan 20 2019 While the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament …

Is it better to book excursions before visiting Jamaica? 
Is it better to book excursions before visiting Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Question by Carole, Montreal Quebec …

What are the Laws Governing Auto Insurance in Jamaica? 
What are the Laws Governing Auto Insurance in Jamaica? || Answered By Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer In Jamaica, it is legally required that all …

Can I use my US cell phone in Jamaica? 
Can I use my US cell phone in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Yes, you can! Staying connected in this hi-tech era …

Is September a good month to visit Jamaica? 
Is September a good month to visit Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Ye it it! Certainly from my perspective, but there is a …

Was there Slavery in Jamaica? 
Was there slavery in Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Yes indeed! And I am still perturbed …

How long does it take to send a barrel to Jamaica? 
How long does it take to send a barrel to Jamaica? || Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Most Christmas themed movies usually involve children …

Where to stay in Jamaica for young adults? 
Where to stay in Jamaica for young adults? || Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Trip Advisor, one of the most popular travelling and …

Where is the Pedro Cays in Jamaica? 
Where is the Pedro Cays in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer When I think about my country Jamaica, my mind often drift off …

Is there voodoo in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Jamaica is known for having more churches per square mile than any other country in the world. So, …

The Return of Buju Banton (The Gargamel) 
Source: Ville Miettinen from Helsinki, Finland CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons The Return Of Buju Banton, by Aneisha Dobson, Associate …

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 …

Where to go cliff jumping in Jamaica? 
Where to go cliff jumping in Jamaica? Answered by Aneisha Dobson Other than the tropical weather, pristine white sand beaches, incredible food …

Who is a public defender in Jamaica? 
Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer An ordinary person in society may, at times, feel invisible and voiceless when unfair and discriminatory …

do spiders really rain in Jamaica? 
do spiders really rain in Jamaica?, Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer No, it doesn’t rain spiders in Jamaica, not sure where the idea comes from …

What do Jamaicans do on Christmas Day? 
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Why is Jamaica a Third World Country? 
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How to work in Jamaica as a US citizen? 
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How to probate a will in Jamaica? 
Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Losing a loved one is never an easy period for the family. Coupled with the feeling of grief, family …

What is the Function of the Supreme Court in Jamaica? 
Answered Bay Isreal, Associate Writer Background On Jamaica's Legal System The Jamaican legal system is based on the Common Law system. …

What are the ranks of police officers in Jamaica? 
Answered By Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer When a person makes the decision to become part of the police force, “service” and “serving the public” …

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 …

What is heritage day in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer If you have visited Jamaica at any point and carefully observed the culture, you will agree with me that …

What can 1 dollar buy in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer What can 1 dollar buy in Jamaica? Was that meant to be a joke? Or a rhetorical question? …

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 …

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What goods and services does Jamaica produce? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Thanks for your question! I love the questions that allows me to show off my island Jamaica :-) …

What is gypsum used for in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Rare metals and earth minerals have been long acknowledged to be precious commodities that adds to the …

What fruit do they eat in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer The warm, tropical climate combined with fertile soil has made Jamaica the sweet spot for the cultivation …

Did Reggae Music Originated In Jamaica? 
Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer Did reggae music originate in Jamaica? Absolutely! And not only is reggae music the heartbeat of Jamaica, …

What do I need to register a business in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || Posted September 2, 2018 Quick Quiz: Which Caribbean island was ranked #1 for conducting business …

What do they eat for breakfast in Jamaica? 
Jamaicans love a good meal food in general and breakfast is no exception! Therefore due focus is placed on this, the first meal of the day, …

What travel documents do I need to go to Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Travelling is a fun and exciting experience for most of us, but there are (usually) heavy government …

What clothes should I pack for Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer I admit, one of the most exhausting parts of travelling is packing clothing. Not only is it time …

What is High School Life Like in Jamaica? 
Answered by Sheree- Anita Shearer, Associate Writer If you can recall bundling up in long lines to get a patty or boxed lunch, conforming (or …

What do I need to know before I go to Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer If you’re also asking this question, then I guess that a trip to Jamaica is on your bucket list …

How to address the Governor General of Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Have you ever noticed during formal events how the head officials are uniquely addressed? For instance, …

What did the Tainos contribute to Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer As our Independence celebration here in Jamaica is fast approaching, we remember our fore fathers, …

What is Falmouth Jamaica Like? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Falmouth, which is the chief town and capital of the parish Trelawny, is one of the most unique …

What is a Nine Night in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer It is a tradition in Jamaica for members of a bereaved family, along with their friends and families, …

What did the Spanish bring to Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Inspired by the prospect of finding vast wealth and riches in the New World, the Spanish sailed …

How does Reggae Music contribute to Tourism in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer According to Wikipedia, "Reggae Music denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced …

What Are Some Natural Resources Found In Jamaica? 
Natural resources found in Jamaica - Contributed by Javia Rose What's that? What do you mean by natural resources? Natural resources refer to the …

How To Become A Marriage Officer In Jamaica 
How To Become A Marriage Officer In Jamaica, by Katrina O'Sullivan, Contributed All aspects of a wedding ceremony are considered very important …

What is the history of Tourism in Jamaica? 
The history of Tourism in Jamaica, Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Did you know that Tourism wasn't always the top industry in …

What are the requirements to become a Lawyer in Jamaica? 
What are the requirements to become a lawyer in Jamaica? - Answered by Trevon Fletcher, Contributed || July 2018 In Jamaica, lawyers are governed …

what are the main causes of crime in Jamaica? 
What are the main causes of crime in Jamaica? || Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Student Writer Let's break this down, shall we? According to the …

What are statutory deductions in Jamaica? 
(Click to Zoom) Contributed What are the statutory deductions in Jamaica? Great! Thanks for asking! Please get familiar with... let's …

What are the requirements to become a police officer in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer, July 2018 Founded in 1716, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the official police force of Jamaica, …

Can you drink the tap water in Jamaica? 
Answered by Lajune, Associate Writer Can you drink the tap water in Jamaica? Yes, a resounding yes! I will explain in detail below. I will speak …

How prevalent is autism in Jamaica?  
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Every parent eagerly anticipates the new life that they will share with their child. Their first step, …

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What are the disadvantages of tourism in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Whenever I hear or see the word "TOURISM", I instantly think Jamaica. In my mind, "Jamaica" and "Tourism" …

How Can I Volunteer in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer You are considering volunteering in Jamaica right? Cheers and Congrats! Volunteering is giving …

What are the three arms of government in Jamaica? 
What are the Three Arms of Government in Jamaica? Answered by Kesha Stewart, Associate Writer CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM The three arms of …

What are some TABOOS in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Let's start first by finding out what the actual meaning of "Taboo" is... it is a social or religious …

How Did Bob Marley Impact Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Many of us have heard about the great Bob Marley and the impact his music had and still has on the world. …

What is the best resort in Negril Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Click Here to Jump To The List of the Best Resorts In Negril. For a moment, I want you to just …

Why is Emancipation Day Celebrated In Jamaica? 
Answered by Wellesley Gayle Emancipation Day, celebrated on on the 1st of August each year in Jamaica, is a national holiday. Emancipation, by …

What is the best time of year to go to Jamaica? 
What is the best time of year to go to Jamaica?, Contributed by Nicola Fuller So, you’re thinking about your next vacation - and Jamaica, the …

How to send money to Jamaica online? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Despite Jamaica being an island paradise, many Jamaicans migrate to foreign countries to find greener …

How Long Of A Flight To Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer || June 2018 Jamaica is located in the West Indies, which is an archipelago of islands between …

How to buy a car in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Jamaica is considered a preferred tourist destination because of, among other enviable attribute, …

How many parishes were in Jamaica in 1844? 
Click To Enlarge Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Looking at the map of Jamaica, you will recognize that the island is divided into …

Where do you fly into Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer When you think about Jamaica, your mind usually wanders off to beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches, scrumptious …

Who is the richest man in Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer | June 2018 The World Bank describes Jamaica as an upper-middle income country that has struggled with high public …

Why Is Jamaica Divided Into Parishes? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The current design of our beautiful island of Jamaica is a uniquely shaped and artistically bordered …

What Is The Literacy Rate In Jamaica? This Might Shock You! 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge || June 5, 2018 Literacy has always been (and will remain) a major achievement for persons (individually) and countries …

Is Jamaica an island or country? 
Google Map Photo Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer If you are asked this question, “Is Jamaican an island or a country?”, what …

What is Jamaica Day about? 
I’m a born Jamaican, "I’m a son of the soil, I love the sea, I love the sun, Lord I love this land" -- “Born Jamaican” by Stanley and the Astronauts …

What Do They Wear In Jamaica? 
by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Jamaicans are very “colourful” people and perhaps the best way we show it is in our attire! Keeping up …

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”. …

What Do They Celebrate In Jamaica? 
by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Sing a-long with me … “Celebration time, come on… let’s celebrate!! There’s a party going on …

Types Of Food Grown In Jamaica 
Contributed by Tavoy Julal Many have come to know (and adore) Jamaica for our reggae music, our sporting legends, pristine white sand beaches and amazing …

Is Jamaica always hot? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Although our scrumptious cuisines, unique culture, reggae music, sports and breathtaking attractions have made Jamaica …

Where Is Jamaican Money Printed? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer If you live here in Jamaica then, like me, you would have been using Jamaican money daily. But did …

Where Does Jamaican Accent Come From? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer A Jamaican accent? What's dat? lol. I'm just kidding. An accent is simply the way you sound when …

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What's Jamaican Food Like? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge Close your eyes for a sec. Picture yourself sitting in the living room of a Jamaican friend – feel free to choose me if …

Why Are Jamaicans Always Late? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge Being on time is arriving at least 15 minutes before the time and being late is arriving at the exact time and arriving …

Why Do Jamaicans Bleach? 
By Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Dictionary.com defines bleaching as a verb meaning to cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become …

Can Jamaica Get A Tsunami? 
Photo Source: http://web.ics.purdue.edu by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer A few months ago, Jamaicans were thrown in a tail spin …

How Do Jamaicans Celebrate New Years? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge April 20, 2018 Happy New Year!! Happy New Year!! Happy New Year to you my friend… Happy New Year!! These words are …

Are Jamaicans Africans? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Let’s break down the details! Jamaica was first inhabited by a group of people called the Arawaks …

Which Jamaican Resort Is The Best? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer With the tropical climate, the warm sea breeze, the miles of white sand beach, the beautiful flora …

Where did Jamaican ancestors came from? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || April 14, 2018 "A person without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree …

Are Jamaican coins made of silver? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || April, 2018 Jamaicans have a unique way of giving monikers of people, places and even objects! …

How big is the island of Jamaica? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica, a very mountainous island measuring 11,424 square kilometers (4,411 square miles), is …

In Which Continent Is Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Our planet Earth has a unique geographical structure, I’m sure that my geo friends will agree! The …

Can You See Jamaica from Cuba? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The islands of Cuba and Jamaica are not only located in the same region but we are practically next …

Who Runs Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer April 1, 2018 The running of any and all organizations and businesses are always defined by who sits …

What Songs are Popular in on Jamaican Radio? 
QUESTION about: Popular Songs on Jamaican Radio I'm going on a mission trip to Jamaica over the summer and wanted to know what sort of music plays …

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. …

Can I enter Jamaica on a U.S. Visa? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Not all visitors to the island requires a visa. A number of Caribbean islands and some other nations …

Which Jamaican won Miss Universe? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer March 27 2018 When she walks across the stage, you can’t help but to follow her every move. She owns the …

How Much To Tip In Jamaica? 
Answered By Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer A BIT OF HISTORY FOR YOU Tipping dates back to the 1700s in Tudor England and was soon caught …

Who Are Jamaica's Neighbours? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Although separated by the Caribbean Sea, the islands of the Caribbean stay connected through history, …

Are Jamaica and the West Indies the same? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica and the West Indies are not the same. Jamaica is actually an island in the West Indies. The West …

How Much Money to Bring to Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Vacationing anywhere in the world, especially if visiting for the first time, always begs the question, …

How Does Jamaica Benefit from Tourism? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The all-year long sunshine, warm white sand beaches, rich flora, beautiful fauna and the spirit …

When Is Hurricane Season In Jamaica? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer The hurricane season is usually between June 1 and November 30 in Jamaica. During this time we experience …

What Is Jamaica Famous For? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica, although often times branded in the news for its crime and violence, is a beautiful island …

Why Does Jamaicans Speak English? 
Answer by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer This question could be answered straight off the bat by saying that we speak “English” because it’s …

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Why Does Jamaica Has The Fastest Runners? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley Undoubtedly, Jamaica has been renowned for having the best sprinters of all time, whether they remain here and compete for …

How Did Jamaica Gain Independence? 
Contributed by Tracie Shortridge Jamaica was inhabited by peaceful people called the Arawaks from South America. They were lovers of the earth and …

Travel Deals To Jamaica - Here's How To Find Them 
by Aneisha Dobson There are over a million reasons why people want to come to Jamaica. OK, I might be exaggerating but you get the picture - lots …

What Are Jamaica's Most Popular Food Festivals - Historically? 
Food is such a revered source in Jamaica that various festivals are allied with the reaping phase. These festivals frequently satisfy specific collective …

What are the responsibilities of the prime minister of Jamaica? 
What are the responsibilities of the prime minister of Jamaica? Answered by Kesha Stewart, Associate Writer . Did you know that since 1962, Jamaica …

Can I use US money in Jamaica? 
Can I use US money in Jamaica? || Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Yes you can! And in some cases, it might be recommended. As …

Do I Need A Vaccination For Jamaica? 
Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer The simple answer is YES, you will need to vaccinate to enter Jamaica. Some vaccines are done as routine …

4 Authentic Jamaican Christmas Dinner Ideas 
Photo: Jamaican Curried Goat by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer Like most places in the world, Christmas in Jamaica is a very special time …

Do I Need a Work Permit to Work in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer Yes, a work permit is needed to work in Jamaica for non-citizens not covered under the Caribbean Community …

Does Jamaica Have Christmas? 
Does Jamaica Have Christmas? || Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer Yes we do, and it is the most special time of the year. I believe that there …

Returning Residents Murder - Surprising Facts 
Photo Source: The Sunday Observer December 9, 2018-Clovis Toons by Isreal, Associate Writer Gruesome! I recently heard about the murders …

what is the purpose of the Jamaica stock exchange? 
Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer Did you know that Jamaica has a stock exchange market? Yes, we do, and proudly too! It officially opened in …

Are Jamaican marriages legal in the U.S.A? 
Are Jamaican marriages legal in the U.S.A.? The answer is Yes! Every country in the world has a marriage act which governs the institution of marriage …

What can I bring back from Jamaica to Canada? 
Answered By Lajune Stewart, Associate Writer Are you a visitor from Canada to Jamaica and you want to take home a Jamaican memory to crow about? …

What is heroes day in Jamaica? 
Jamaica's Heroes Day The history of Jamaica is not only tainted by oppression, nor is it only about the tyranny of slavery. Jamaica’s history …

Why Is Jamaica Called Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer I would like to believe that you (if a non Jamaican) would have at least heard of our island Jamaica, right? …

How Can I File for a Divorce in Jamaica? 
How Can I File for a Divorce in Jamaica? | Answered by Israel, Associate Writer | Gleaner.com Photo The divorce process in any country can be …

Can I Have Dual Citizenship In The US And Jamaica? 
Answered by Isreal, Associate Writer | October 24, 2018 Yes you can have dual citizenship between Jamaica and the USA. In fact, persons can also …

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A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

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  1. Jamaican Men - Any Good Ones Left? Oh Yes, meet this Double Amputee!

    May 17, 19 02:06 PM

    Real question... Are there any good Jamaican men left? Oh yes! And not an ordinary man either. Meet Winston Barr, double amputee, who is inspiring lives

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  2. I made Jamaican steamed fish with okra, thanks

    May 16, 19 08:45 PM

    Wellesley: I am so excited to be a part of you page. I recently visited Jamaica and spent about 2 weeks taking care of business and doing some site seeing.

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  3. Hanover Agricultural Show May 25, 2019

    May 16, 19 01:29 PM

    The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Hanover Association of Branch Societies (HABS), the pioneers for agricultural development and sustainability in

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  4. Jamaican Smile Recipe - Where can I find it?

    May 15, 19 12:09 PM

    QUESTION: My husband & I went to Montego Bay for our honeymoon in May 2011. We stayed at the Sandals Resort and had a wonderful time. Jamaica is so absolutely

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