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  • A Rich Jamaican Coffee Experience

    Last week, I received an interesting message via my 'contact me' link on my website. It was from (yet) another ardent fan of My-Island-Jamaica.com. This

  • Jamaican Pear (Avocado) - Love 'em!

    I just had a few slices of another delectable Jamaican Pear (foreigners know it as avocado) earlier today, and felt like I needed to share this tasty,

  • Hurricane Gilbert In Jamaica 1988 - Memories & Facts

    I was listening to our RJR this morning, on of the local radio stations in Jamaica and was reminded of the calamity brought on the island by the infamous

  • Jamaica Beach Rentals - For Your Private Bit Of Paradise

    Looking for Jamaica beach rentals? Here is how to find a great one for your dream vacation

  • Tapioca Village Resort is truly Jamaican

    Greetings One and ALL, I had a chance to visit Tapioca Village this past June (2014) and was immensely impressed. The welcome was warm and so Jamaican,

  • Jamaica - Something Nice!

    What a country! What a people! So, you can get marry in beautiful, Old Hospital Park, park of love with sea beside two of you and your guests, if you want!

  • Kingston Harbour, Jamaica - Before Bedtime

    This photo of a beautiful sunset over the Kingston Harbour was captured 4 years ago on the Port Royal road. It caught my eyes and I had to hurry as it

  • Mystic Mountain Jamaica - Jamaican Adventure At Its Best

    Enjoy the exciting mystic mountain Jamaica adventure - if you dare to.

  • Jamaica, the land of my dreams

    Hi, I was born in the Nuttall hospital in St Andrews whilst my father was posted there in the British Army. As my mum starting giving birth on the way

  • Jamaica's Laws - We need to know them

    It's important to know your rights as a Jamaican.... in fact it's essential for a human to know his/her right as a individual in any country. Since we

  • Jamaica Reviews - Read Honest Feedback From Visitors - and Share your own!

    Jamaica Reviews - Read honest feedback from visitors to the island. You also have the opportunity to share your own

  • JCA 16th Annual Tea Party "Reclaiming a legacy"

    July 13, 2014

    Place: . Tele: 323-692-0424 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org Read More »

    Purchase tickets here

  • JCA 15th Annual Tea Party "Reclaiming a legacy Celebrating Anansi"

    July 14, 2013

    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club 3084 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, California 90064. Tele: 323-692-0424 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org Read More » Go to website »

  • The new world's first successful freedom fighters

    Saturday, August 3, 2013 3:00pm

    flim by: Roy T. Anderson View »

  • Dr. Olive Lewin is Dead

    Musicologist and social anthropologist Dr Olive Lewin, founder of the Jamaica Folk Singers, died this evening at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Read More »

  • Fly Air Jamaica

    Fly Jamaica

    September 20, 2012

    Fledgling Fly Jamaica Airways last week completed a flawless test flight from Kingston, Jamaica to Georgetown, Guyana to fulfill one of the major requirements in earning its local and international civil aviation certification... Read More »

  • Jamaica Lives to the world

    'Jamaica Lives' To the world

    Published: Sunday | July 29, 2012

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  • Tea Party Poster

    Jamaica 14th Annual Tea Party Reflections

    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90064.

    Tickets:$55.00

    RSVP: by July 2nd to Dorothy Mcleod at 323.692,0423 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org

    Read More »

  • Bernard Hoyes

    Visual Master Bernard Hoyes' Art Comes Alive In "Seven Paintings, A Story in Performance" An Interdisciplinary Artistic Production at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Update: May 22, 2012

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  • Third Annual Long Island Caribbean American International Festival

    Update: May 2012

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  • Portland Railway

    Jamaica and its rail road history

    Update: June 20, 2011

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    The Thirteenth Annual Tea Party

    Date: Sunday, July 10,2011

    Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm


    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90064.

    Tickets:$55.00

    RSVP: by July 2nd to Dorothy Mcleod at 323.692,0423 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org

    Special Guest: Actor/Comedian: Rawle D. Lewis of Cool Runnings fame Read More »

  • Montego Bay sign

    Caribbean American International Festival

    Update: April 16, 2011

    Celebrating Caribbean heritage month at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Amphitheathre, Eisenhower Park East Meadow Long Island & Saturday, June 18, 2011 Download PDF »

  • Montego Bay sign

    Guest Editorial: Professor Saine Uncovers A New Jamaica

    January 27, 2011

    Jamaica: Not as seen on Western News Media. Read More » View Source »

  • A little walk down Jamaica's Memory Lane

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  • Mr. Sonny Bradshaw

    20th Annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival 2010 "JAZZ-THE-REAL-DEAL"

    June 12-20,2010

    The 20th Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival is being staged by the Sonny Bradshaw Foundation, Myrna Hague being one of three directors, as its major fund-raising event. The intention is to raise money to support young musicians, preferably trumpeters, who are serious about their craft. Both the foundation and the 2010 staging of the festival will be launched on April 28. Read More »

  • Sonny Bradshaw: "dean" of Jamaican music

    October 16,2009

    Sonny Bradshaw deserved fully the names “dean of Jamaican music” and the “musician’s musician” by which he was widely known. Although he is associated mainly with the trumpet, Bradshaw also played the piano, clarinet, trombone and saxophone, and was a noted composer, arranger, producer, radio broadcaster and music journalist, creator of commercials and a teacher. He was awarded his country’s Order of Distinction for his contribution to Jamaican music. Read More »

  • Rex Nettleford- Guardian of our crossroads

    February 10,2010

    The first time I met Rex Nettleford was when he came to our Kingston high school in 1968, around the time of the Rodney uprising, to speak to our sixth form about black power. I don't remember what he said, because I didn't understand it. Read More »

  • Icon lost -Mr. Golding and Mrs. Simpson Miller mourn Nettleford

    February 3,2010

    Jamaica lost one of its most revered cultural figures last night when Professor Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and founder of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), died, just hours before he would have celebrated his 77th birthday. Read More »

  • RIP REX- Cultural icon Prof. Nettleford dies in US

    February 3,2010

    PROFESSOR Rex Nettleford, one of Jamaica's brightest sons and a cultural icon, died in the George Washington University Intensive Care Unit last night, six days after he collapsed in his hotel room in Washington and four hours before his 77th birthday. Read More »

  • Albert Hie is dead

    February 1,2010

    JAMAICAN master painter Albert Huie died in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday after a long illness. He was 89. Read More »

  • Jamaica Music Museum- a sample of what can be

    Janurary 17,2010

    Herbie Miller stands near the middle of Jamaica's musical chronology in words, images and artefacts along the side of a partition at the Institute of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, and said "I like to call this our 22 yards of Jamaican music history." Read More »

  • Non-exclusionary approach taken to museum, Dermott Hussey donates entire collection

    January 17,2010

    The last and latest Jamaican music genre in the mini-exhibition on Jamaican music is dancehall. It is written that "perhaps the most controversial and polarising genre of Jamaican music, dancehall, currently dominates the island's musical landscape" Read More »

  • The Story of George Stiebel, Jamaica first black millionaire

    There was every indication at a very early stage that George Stiebel was destined to lead an intriguing life. Read More »

  • Portland's love story

    November 14,2009

    Patrice Wymore Flynn has two great loves: her late husband, the actor Errol Flynn, and her adopted home, Portland. Read More »

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