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GoldenEye, Jamaica: The Birthplace of Bond

In as fascinating a story as the novels themselves, James Bond has his very roots in Jamaica. Not only were all 13 James Bond novels written in Jamaica, but author Ian Fleming was himself enchanted by the island and called Jamaica his home. Ian Lancaster Fleming of the British Naval Intelligence…

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Where to Eat on Jamaica's South Coast

Smurfs Cafe – Ocean View Hill Drive, Treasure Beach This is one of the most loved breakfast place, in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth! Many tourists claim that ‘Dawn’s roasted coffee’ is to die for. The sumptuous food will not only have you coming back, but so will the experience, the atmosphere! The…

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Jamaica's Fun Facts

Photo courtesy of IMDB The Telegraph has collected a few pieces of Jamaica’s history in honor of the island’s 55 th Independence. Did you know that in the 1962 Bond film, Dr. No , Sean Connery and Ursula Andress took a dip in none other than the famous Dunn’s River Falls? But! Did you also know that…

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Reggae Has Reached International Heights

Howard “Flagga” Duperly, Miami radio host of Reggae Ride , sits down with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss new music that’s hitting the reggae scene. Many reggae artists cover famous top charters while putting their own unique spin on the track. Duperly shares covers of “Rush” by Karen Smith and…

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Fashion Models in Jamaica Carry Their Culture Everywhere They Go

Photo courtesy of @ChristinaKnight01 Vogue can’t get enough of Saint Models. In an exposé, these young women and men, discovered all around the island from St. Elizabeth to Kingston, explain their gratitude to Deiwght Peters, the founder of Saint. Most of them come from humble backgrounds, never…

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Jamaica’s Paving the Way for Black Models

Photo courtesy of @NakiDepass According to Declan Eytan on Forbes, Jamaica’s leading modeling agency, Saint, seems to be the high-end ticket for black models. Boasting models who’ve appeared in campaigns for Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Balenciaga—just to name a few—Saint founder, Deiwght Peters…

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What Happened to Dub Music?

Photo courtesy of Kingston Dub Club Patricia Meschino walks us down history lane with an explanation of the rise, transformation, and resurgence of the genre that is dub music. Dub rose to fame internationally in the 1970s as music engineers played with, altered, and looped various instrumental…

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