Jamaican flowers for my wedding

by Anonymous


Hi, I am getting married in Jamaica in June 09 and I am planning on making my own wedding flowers. What are the flowers available in Jamaica in June?

I was thinking of roses are all colours available.

ANSWER: May-04-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi there,

A hearty congratulations on your wedding. I wish you and yours the very best!

One of my co-writers, Tracie had helped me to create this page about flowers in Jamaica but unfortunately, I don't know much more. You might want to try the hotel's guest services department to see if they can give you some insight.

If you have a local wedding coordinator, he or she should be able to provide you with such information as well.

By the way, you are welcome to take a look at my marriage in Jamaica page for a little more information on weddings here.

Stay in touch

Related Pages:

Jamaican Travel Stories
Pictures from Jamaica
Facts about Jamaica
Our User Forums.
Our Jamaica Blog.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Why is Devon House in Kingston a Place of Interest?

by Kimeler Kerr
(Kingston, Jamaica)


Write four (4) sentences telling why it is a place of interest?

ANSWER: May-29-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Kimeler,

I pulled this from my Famous Places in Jamaica page:

"In the late 19th century, the corner of Trafalgar and Hope Roads in Kingston was known as millionaire's Corner.

There, three of the island's richest men had built mansions; The Verley Family's Abbey Court, Daniel Finzi's Reka Dom and George Steibel's Devon House.

The Abbey Court was demolished in the early 1960's and the Reka Dom was transformed into the YMCA.

It was the vision of the then Minister of Development and Welfare, Edward Seaga, that saved the building. Devon House was later purchased by the government.

It is said its' significance lies in the fact that George Steibel was the first black millionaire in Jamaica. (His mother was a housekeeper)"...Full Review Here.

Hope that helps.
Stay in touch.

Related Pages:

Famous Places in Jamaica
Famous Jamaicas
Facts about Jamaica
Jamaican Culture
Our Jamaica Blog
And even more...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Mrs. Brown's Tea House in Jamaica

by Scott
(Clearwater, FL)


I am coming to Jamaica for a vacation and heard about Mrs. Brown's Tea house but cannot find any info about it. Does it really exist?

ANSWER: July-25-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Scott,

First, congrats on your vacation. Good choice, I am sure it will be well worth it!

About the Tea House, well I have never heard any mention of that place in Jamaica prior.

I am hoping that others who might be a little more knowledgeable of the industry will add a comment here though.

Stay in touch.

Related Pages:
Free Jamaican Travel Guide.
Places to Visit in Jamaica
Jamaican Beaches.
Tourist Attractions
More Visitor Related Q&A
Our Blog Page.
AND EVEN MORE...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Jamaican phrase for rest or relaxation

by Roshawa


What is the Jamaican word or phrase for "place of rest/relaxation"?

ANSWER: September-14-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Roshawa,

Sorry for the delayed response, I've been busy trying to keep up with school.

Honestly, I am not aware of a phrase for that.
Let's see if any of my fellow Jamaicans can give any meaning to that.

Stay in touch and watch the comments.

Related Pages:

Language of Jamaica
Jamaican Culture
History and Culture Q & A
Jamaica Travel Guide
Our Jamaica Blog
And even more...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

children immigration issues

by michael gayle
(southbend in usa)


Recently my girlfriend was told that if she visits Jamaica with our kids and I decided not to return to the US the government there would not allow her to return with our kids - if I don’t want to go back to the US.

I am Jamaican and she is from the USA. The kids were born in the US. Is it true?

ANSWER: May-12-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your question. You and I have the same last name incidentally!

Anyways, I spoke to a rep at the Passport and Immigration Department in Montego Bay and was told that it is not true.

I would however suggest you call them directly, 876-952-5645 in Montego Bay or 876-924-8091 in Kingston (airports) and get more detailed information.

Stay in touch Michael.

Related Pages:

Jamaican Laws
Our Jamaica Blog
Our Forums
Search the Site

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Nigerian needs a Jamaican Visa

by Sorjy


My name is Sorjy from Nigeria.

I want to spend my holiday in Jamaica and i don’t know how to go about it, I don’t have a friend nor relative but I think Jamaica is suitable for me to have my holiday.

How can I get the visa to Jamaica from Nigeria?

ANSWER: by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Sorgy,

Thanks for your interest in visiting our country.

As a general rule of entry in Jamaica, all applicants:

-must be able to support themself and their dependents;

-if desirous of entering the service of an employer, they must produce a work permit.

-should not be a person of unsound mind or mentally defective;

-should not be the subject of a certificate given to the Immigration Officer by a health officer that for medical reasons, it is undesirable for him/her to be permitted to land;

-should not have been sentenced in a foreign country for any extradition crime within the meaning of the Extraditions Acts 1870 and 1906;

-should not be the subject of a deportation order.

-must have a visa, unless exempted.

-must have applied for and obtained permission from the Government of Jamaica if entry is desired for other than tourist purposes; (source: SeeJamaicaCheaply.com)

Generally too, countries in the commonwealth does not need a visa, but there are some exceptions, and Nigeria happens to be one.

I would suggest you first contact the Jamaican embassy in Nigeria for more information, as terms and conditions can (and do) change:

From my research, they are currently located at:

Plot 247 Muhammadu Buhari Way,
Central Area District
Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: +234-9-234-5107
Fax: +234-9-234-2726
Email: jamaicanembassy@yahoo.com

I hope that helps.
Stay in touch.



Related Pages:

Travel Tips
More Visitor Related Q&A
Government Related Q&A
Our Blog Page.
AND EVEN MORE...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Jamaican school for my ten year old son

by g dhillon
(London, England)


Hi, I am visiting Jamaica next month, I was there in March and loved it.

I am getting married in Kingston next month lol lol.

Anyway I am going there with my 10 year old son, my son is staying there for 2 weeks and I was wondering if there was any way he could attend school just for a week of even a couple of days.

It does not have to be all day but I think it would be really educational for him and the students in the school, they could learn things from each other.

We are from London England, and the school system here is rapidly going down hill!

I have tried searching the net but can not find information or contact details for schools.

We are staying in Nannyville, Kingston, near the national stadium. I could really do with help. Many thanks

ANSWER: May-12-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi G dhillon,

First and foremost a big hearty congratulations on your wedding!

I don't know much about that side of the island (Kingston Area), I am actually from the Montego Bay area, but here is a link {open in a new window} I pulled from the Jamaica Yellow Pages. I am hoping that will help you.

I am also hoping that others (from here in Jamaica) will add their comment as well, if they know more.

Stay in touch G dhillon.

Related Pages:

Education in Jamaica
Our Jamaica Blog
Jamaican High Schools
Colleges in Jamaica

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Bringing a vehicle into Jamaica temporarily

by Geoff


Is there a way to temporarily import a vehicle to Jamaica?

My fiancee and I are moving to Puerto Rico but are going to Jamaica for a month on the way there and would like to bring our vehicle with us as it's getting shipped to PR as well.

We thought maybe we could use it while we're in Jamaica then ship it across to PR when we leave.

ANSWER: May-12-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for asking.

I called the Jamaica Customs office in Montego Bay and was told YES. You actually get up to three months on the 'temporary' status.

You will however need to get an import licence before you it is shipped.
The customs officer will value the car and determine the duty.

You will be asked to deposit the duty, and upon leaving the country, your money will be fully refunded.
I think they take the deposit just in case you get confortable here and decide to leave :-)

The contact number for the Montego Bay Customs at the Sangster's International Airport is 876-979-9211 or 876-952-5305. They can provide further direction to you.

Happy island hopping :-) and please, stay in touch Geoff.

Related Pages:

Jamaican Car Dealers
Our Jamaica Blog
Jamaican Car Rentals
Car Rental Tips

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

Don't Make The Mistakes Others Do!

Get The TIPS & TRICKS For Your Jamaica Vacation In Our Jamaica Travel Guide!

jamaica travel guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed. 

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.

About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

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.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

New Here?

I recommend you START HERE to enjoy the best of this website!

What's New?

Click Here to see the VERY latest articles and features.

Trending Now

Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

list your business here

Builders in Jamaica - Building Contractors
Recommended Building Contractors In Jamaica Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Kings House Jamaica | Its History, Untold Stories & Present Functions

    Oct 16, 19 10:31 PM

    Kings house Jamaica is the official residence of our country's governor generals. But what do you know of its history? Here's what you might have never been told.

    Read More

  2. Jamaican Allspice / Pimento- The Secret To Delectable Jamaican Food

    Oct 16, 19 08:25 PM

    What's the secret to inimitable Jamaican Jerk flavour? It's Jamaican Allspice, locally known as pimento. Get to know this special secret ingredient here.

    Read More

  3. What is heritage day in Jamaica?

    Oct 15, 19 03:56 PM

    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

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Daggering | The Dance & Its Social Concerns

    Oct 15, 19 02:00 PM

    Jamaican daggering might be hot and trending but is inherrently highly explicit and risky, which has caused grave social concerns. What are they? And Why?

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.