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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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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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Jamaica’s Got Style Ova Fashion!

Photo courtesy of Reggae Sumfest Reggae Sumfest has come and gone, and we are counting down the days until the next one. Jamaica’s biggest music festival draws reggae lovers from all over the world to celebrate the famous genre. Damian Marley, Bounty Killa, Lady Saw and a bunch more graced the…

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Jamaica has 6 of the 25 Best Hotels in the Caribbean

Deciding on a romantic getaway, friend vacay or a family reunion? Well you’re in luck. Travel + Leisure took a poll to find the favorite hotspots among the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas. Six Jamaican resorts made the list, which is the most of any of the other islands listed. If that isn’t…

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Jamaica is the Ultimate Foodie Destination

Photo courtesy of Salvatore DiBenedetto (@thegrubfather) Jerk, chicken and Jamaica clearly go hand-in-hand. The island has always been a foodie’s paradise overshadowed by the gorgeous sunsets and 7-mile long beaches. In addition to a nice tan, why not take care of your taste buds as well? Ronda…

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Art & Life - A Visit to Kingston's Fleet Street

When the opportunity came to venture to the Parade Gardens inner city community within Kingston's downtown, I was both intrigued and anxious. Any mention of this area immediately links it to tension, at least in my mind. But I needed to face my fear and ignorance. And thankfully, I did. As we drove…

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What To Pack for Carnival in Jamaica

It's Carnival Season in Jamaica! From January to April 23 parties abound around the island including weekly mas camp, beach jouvert and much more. Take a look at the carnival experience in Jamaica through the eyes of our in-house writer Allana and get ready to hit the road for 2017! To help you on…

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A Jamaican Proposal

Jamaica is the island of enchantment, a place for the romantic to find dreamy vistas, and beautiful surroundings. From the seduction of nature to the elegance and intimacy of couples resorts, Jamaica has everything for those in love. It’s the ideal place to begin a new chapter together by proposing…

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Sportsmanship – Island Style

By Guest Blogger Warren Brown They say that good sportsmanship involves treating each other with respect. It is also about supporting one another, and helping to conquer someone’s athletic goals. I was introduced to the incredible power of positive sportsmanship during the inaugural Spinning® Escape…

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Winter Vacation Guide to Events in Jamaica

Hoping to trade snow for sand this winter season? There’s no better excuse to visit Jamaica now than these upcoming events. From local art and music festivals to golf tournaments and more, this Wha Gwaan winter vacation guide has something for the entire family. ONE WORLD SKA & ROCKSTEADY FESTIVAL…

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