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Title: Jamaica tourist
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Publication Date: Spring 2007
Copyright Date: 2009
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Jamaica is just under 15 miles ng and 51 mes wide, and
the largest Engh island in the West Indies. The


oca population has it s ancestors from Africa, Asia, Europe
and the Midde East, and converse in a oca creoe language
The "Windies" braknown as Poatois (Patwa). It originates from various African
lso reco men h languages that have been bended with European tongues,
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Jus cool (Take it easy), Whaalpen (Whatns going on), Nuff
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espec (A ot o respect), waan an Kum (Go and come), M Criss ( alight) Pickney (Smal chEd)
and Walk Good' (Safe journey/ Take care).
The varied heritage from all corners of the world has also created a unique cuisine, perhaps the sland'guags richest
history lesson. Dont forget to get your fingers greasy on Jerk pork or chicken at the ocam vark Pit, whichan
must be eaten with a ocally brewed Red Stripe beer. Taste the nationa dish Ackee & Saltfisht a dish that
you will taste nowhere ese on the panet and Curry Goat, anoglish, resultinary dein a ght. Often flavored by ocand
herbs, such as Pimento (aso called Aspice), the islworands, such as 'Soon continue to bring out unique combinations of
foods and ingredients, tempting even the most picky eater. Check our DINING and NIGHT OUT sections for
pThaces to dine or reggae away the night.
places to dine or reggae away the night,


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The islands resort areas are as diverse as it's people. A stay
in Montego Bay, the number one tourist resort, is not
complete without a visit to the bars, eateries and nighttime
action on Gloucester Avenue, locally known as 'Hip Strip'.
'Mobay's original claim to fame was the waters off Doctor's
Cave beach, believed by many to have curative powers, and
the beach is still a favorite of many. Spectacular rounds await
golfers at Rose Hall's three golf courses, each with different
challenges and designs, and excursions to all other areas of
the island are plentiful. For a taste of the local Jerk, Scotchies
or the Pork Pit are highly recommended.
The resort of Negril, branded the 'Capital of Casual', is famous
for its beautiful seven-mile beach and the daredevil cliff divers
at the 'West End'. Water-sports, such as scuba diving and
snorkeling, in the turquoise waters off the beaches and cliffs
are plentiful. Follow the plume of smoke to Smokey Joe's
'road side' stand on Norman Manley Boulevard, an official
Negril secret that most visitors are in on to by the time they
leave, to taste #1 Jamaican jerk, mild or spicy on request.
Jamaica's most famous natural attraction, Dunn's River Falls,
is located in Ocho Rios, which was once a sleepy fishing
village. Climb the limestone tiers of the dramatic 600-foot
drop of cascading water, and bathe in it's refreshing waters.
'Ochi', as it is called by the islanders, is also home to Dolphin
Cove, where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins, sharks
or stingrays and Prospect Plantation, where you can enjoy
nature from the back of a camel. Art lovers should pay a visit
to 'Harmony Hall' art gallery a few miles out of town.
Port Antonio was made famous by Errol Flynn and his many
Hollywood celebrity friends, and this sleepy village is still a
favorite spot for many. Go for a swim in the turquoise waters
made famous by the movie The Blue Lagoon', and visit
nearby Boston Beach for its island jerk, slow-cooked in pits.
Read our pages on GOLF and ISLAND ADVENTURES for more
ideas on how to get the most out of your days.
You will soon find out that reggae great Bob Marley remains
firmly embedded at the core of Jamaica's soul. While his
style pulses in the recordings of a new generation of
musicians, his handsome face beams out, around the country,


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from billboards, T-shirts, children's books, bottles of liquor
and telephone directories. Marley lives on at the heart of the
island's people, who love of everything reggae Visit the Bob
Marley museum in Kingston, or take a trip with Jamaica Tours
to Nine Mile, the village where he was born, to learn more
about the music icon who bestowed global fame onto his
small, island nation.
Jamaica surprises most first time visitors with it's natural
beauty and laid back people, who despite their many Total relaxation
hardships, continue to smile. The majority of people who have discovered the island's charm, continue to return
to it's shores. You may even fall in love and decide to make Jamaica your second home. Local real estate is
booming with the construction of the island's gated second home community, The Palmyra Resort & Spa, the
luxurious development in Rose Hall which has opened the real estate market to foreigners in a major way.
Read our REAL ESTATE section to find out more.
Above all, put on your sandals get into the local rhythm and Jus' Cool'. Immerse yourself in the local culture
and enjoy the things that make Jamaica so special. Watch the local cricket fever with some Jerk chicken and
a Red Stripe. And most importantly; 'Walk Good!'


WELCOME TO JAMAICA!


with a brand new international concourse, is surely
a winning combination fer Jamaica's tourism.
SFor repeat visitors to Montego Bay, it is evident that great effort has
Been made to enhance the immigration processing of visitors. Obvious
Operations Manager of Immigration, signs of improvements include less congestion in the Immigration Hall,
twice as many immigration stations and roving officers on hand to assist
visitors. Additionally, immigration assistants make the process smoother and quicker by reviewing all
completed immigration forms before visitors reach the immigration stations.
Reveal Operations Manager of Immigration, Dennis Blissett and Acting Supervisor Juleen Paul-Clarke; "A lot
of emphasis has been placed on improving our Immigration service. This includes on-going recruitment as well
as customer service and computer training of immigration officers.' Manned 24 hours with 6 different shifts,
the majority of staff is on duty for the peak arrival period between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Adds Paul-Clarke;
"Our officers are highly motivated and enthusiastic. Adding to their comfort, the immigration staff now also
has additional office space and a new lunch room.
Both senior managers praise MBJ Airports Ltd., who they describe as very helpful in creating more space and
making their surroundings more comfortable to work in. "We have received commendations from organizations
and individuals who used to be major critics," says Blissett.
When asked about memorable celebrity moments, Blissett recalls being the processing immigration officer
during one of Stevie Wonder's visits. The superstar's comment to him was; "Didn't I see you the last time?"


"Welcome to Jamaica!" Immigration stall at Sangster International Airport Montego Bay. (Photo: Heidileclh)


CALENDAR OF EVENTS


SPRING 2007

WITH ONLY A SHORT TIME IN THE ISLANDS, YOU'LL WANT TO MAXIMIZE YOUR STAY BY
ENJOYING SOME OF THE FUN EVENTS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT YOUR VACATION.

MARCH 8 10: THE ROYAL JAMAICA YACHT CUB SPRING FISHING TOURNAMENT, KINGSTON
MARCH 11 APRIL 24: ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET 2007
MARCH 16 17: JAMAICA SPRING FESTIVAL, MONTEGO BAY
MARCH 18: TRELAWNY BICYCLE ROAD RACE, FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY
MARCH 25: SOMERSET JERK FESTIVAL, PORTLAND
MARCH 25: MISS JAMAICA UNIVERSE, KINGSTON
MARCH 25 26: JAMAICA ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW, KINGSTON
MARCH 26: MISTY BLISS NATURE FESTIVAL, KINGSTON
MARCH 28: ACTOR BOY AWARDS (THE JAMAICAN OSCARS), KINGSTON
MARCH 28: ST ELIZABETH HORTICULTURAL SHOW, BLACK RIVER
MARCH 31 APRIL: SPRING BREAK 2007
NEGRIL AND MONTEGO BAY COMES ALIVE WITH LIVE REGGAE CONCERTS,
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, COMPETITIONS, FASHION SHOWS SUPREME VENTURES
JAMAICA CARNIVAL
MARCH 28 APRIL 4 KINGSTON JAMAICA CARNIVAL BACCHANAL ROAD MARCH & LAST LAP
APRIL 20 22: 5TH BOWDEN BAY MARINA SPRING FISHING TOURNAMENT, ST. THOMAS
APRIL 1: TRELAWNY 50K BICYCLE RACE
APRIL 9- 15: JAMAICA AND BACCHANAL CARNIVAL, KINGSTON OCHO RIOS, NEGRIL AND
MONTEGO BAY
APRIL 17: MONTPELIER AGRICULTURAL SHOW, ST. JAMES
APRIL 9- 11: FUN IN THE SUN GOSPEL CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL, OCHO RIOS
APRIL 9: TRELAWNY YAM FOOD FESTIVAL, TRELAWNY
APRIL 14 -16: MONTEGO BAY YACHT CLUB'S EASTER REGATTA
APRIL 28 30: JAMAICA WELLFEST, KINGSTON
MAY 6: TREASURE BEACH OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON, ST ELIZABETH
MAY 21: HEALTH & SPA TOURISM EXPO, KINGSTON
MAY 25: CALABASH INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL, SOUTH COAST
MAY 23 27: STYLE WEEK INTERNATIONAL, KINGSTON
JUNE 6: CARIBBEAN FASHION WEEK, KINGSTON
JUNE 17: OCHO RIOS JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 28 JULY 2: EPICUREAN ESCAPE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, NEGRIL
JULY 1: INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY, KINGSTON
JULY 2: PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL
JULY 8: LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD CARNIVAL, SOUTH COAST
JULY 15 22: REGGAE SUNFEST, MONTEGO BAY

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Executive Vice President of PGA Magazine, Kirk
Pagenkopf, thinks that the island offers a unique
experience and total relaxation. "Of all the
places I have had the pleasure of playing golf,
only Jamaica creates that special feeling of
being home and completely away at the
same time. Additionally, the destination
provides a level of golf that is second to
none", says Mr. Pagenkopf.
With more than 18 years experience within the
golf industry, Pagenkopf's job has taken him
all over the globe introducing PGA
Professionals to emerging golf destinations
and world class resorts. In the last 5
years alone, he has traveled with more
than 300 PGA Professionals to roughly
400 resorts, playing golf along the way.
Says Pagenkopf; "As a frequent guest of
Jamaica, I speak from experience when it
comes to struggling with how I want to


If you love the look of the Caribbean Sea from the shore, you have to see it from 16 of the 18 holes
at the White Witch. The Witch' will give you one breathtaking view after another. All the while, you are
trying to concentrate on your game hitting target shots to tight fairways riddled with bunkers or
trouble, to pins tucked menacingly in a part of the green that excites and terrifies you at the same
time, or trying to bite off as much you can on some of the doglegs. The golf is amazing and the views
are even better.


allocate my time. However, there is one activity that I would recommend all visitors experience at least once
while in Paradise.' According to Pagenkopf, it would practically be a cardinal sin to leave the island without
trying at least one of it's spectacular golf courses. Says Pagenkopf; would recommend that you find some
time for a quick nine holes or take a leisurely afternoon to play 18 holes while on the island. Jamaica, and
specifically the Rose Hall area, just outside of Montego Bay, offers what I consider to be some of the best golf
in the Caribbean.
"There are three very different types of courses in the Rose Hall area.' Explains Pagenkopf; "While Half Moon,
a parkland golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, plays more like a private club than a resort course,
Cinnamon Hill's layout winds from the interior to the seaside and into the mountains. Totally diverse from these
two courses, the White Witch is carved into the hillside of the surrounding mountains, ranging from elevated
tees to undulating fairways."
Says the golf destination expert; "While you could probably find similar golf course designs in the United States
as well as other parts of the world, it is the Jamaican Golf Experience that truly sets these three courses and
the region apart from the rest of the world' Says Pagenkopf: "No Clubs, No Worries Mon! All three courses
have rental clubs for your use. No Shoes, No Problem Mon! Play in your flip flops or your tennis shoes, or if
you are really serious the courses may even have a pair of shoes in your size. Not A Good Golfer, C'Mon! It's
not about your score, it's about the experience!" According to Pagenkopf, the ultimate use of an island day is
to hit the beach in the morning and the links in the afternoon. "Give yourself some stories to tell about playing
around in paradise sorry, that is Playing A Round in Jamaica!"
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course


Of all three courses, this is my favorite design,
and the history surrounding the course makes
it a really cool place to tee-it-up for the
afternoon. Johnny Cash and James Bond both
have ties to this course. The late Cash's estate
sits along the fourteenth fairway and if you hit
your ball far enough to the left on the fairway,
you can sneak a view of the house over the
wall. A scene of the James Bond movie 'Live
and Let Die' was filmed on the 15th hole near
the waterfall with then Bond Girl Jane Seymour,
a.k.a. Solitaire, clad in a typical Bond-style
bikini. Roger Moore was 007 The waterfall still
flows and you can definitely see where the
scene was shot.

Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Rose Hall




The history of Jamaica rests in the minds of the caddies at Half Moon and it doesn't take too much
prompting to get them to entertain you with stories of the people, the place, their proud heritage, and where
they see Jamaica fitting into the world. A stroll down the well manicured fairways with a Half Moon Caddie
is sure to provide you with some great stories to tell back home.



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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: EXPLORE A DIFFERENT


SIDE OF JAMAICA


OCHO RIOS & DUNN'S RIVER FALLS
Available from: Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios
Duration: 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
SNo trip to Jamaica is complete without visiting Jamaica's main attraction,
Dunn's River Falls. Enjoy a leisurely ride along Jamaica's scenic north
coast to Ocho Rios, the shopper's paradise and home to the world
stunning waterfalls made famous by the Tom Cruise movie 'Cocktail'.
Spend the morning browsing through the town's many craft markets
before you climb the cascading waterfall, splash around in the crystal clear
Dunn's River Falls. (Photo:Heidilech) pools at the base of the falls and come away feeling refreshed and relaxed.

SPIRIT OF REGGAE: THE BOB MARLEY EXPERIENCE
Available from: Montego Bay, Negril & Ocho Rios
Duration: 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Days: Tuesdays & Fridays Montego Bay
Wednesdays & Fridays Ocho Rios
Fridays only Negril
The Legend of Bob Marley comes alive as you walk through the village of
Nine Miles, his birth and final resting place. Feel the spirit of "The King
of Reggae Music" as you are expertly guided through the very house that
Marley lived in as a young boy. Get first hand knowledge of the life and
Bob Marley. (Photo: Reuters) times of this great musician, from the people who lived there with him.
Learn about his culture, his passion, and the unique religion of
Rastafarianism that made him the man he became. And of course, no
Reggae Tour is complete without indulging in a lavish Jamaican Jerk
lunch to culminate your day.

BAMBOO RIVER RAFTING
Available from: Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
Duration: 9:00 am 1.00 pm, Days: Daily
Glide down the Martha Brae on your own personal bamboo raft and relax as
an expert rafter guides you lazily down this enchanting river. Your captain will
detail the colorful folklore of the region and you can stop as you wish to
explore the lush tropical riverbanks. An optional lunch may also be included
in the tour.

Gliding down he Marta Brae on a bamboo raft (PhotoJB.)


BLACK RIVER SAFARI, YS FALLS
& LUNCH
Available from: Montego Bay, Negril
and Ocho Rios
Duration: 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Days: Thursdays & Fridays Montego Bay
Tuesdays Ocho Rios
Thursdays & Sundays Negril
Let us show you some of Jamaica's most
outstanding natural beauty on the Black
River Safari Tour. Your air-conditioned bus
takes you along the beautiful and largely
Steundeveloped South Coast past quaint
Mangrove forest on the Black River Safari tour. (Photo JT) fishing villages and small towns. Board
your boat at the Black River for an exciting expedition along Jamaica's longest River. See crocodiles in their last
remaining habitat, an abundance of native birds and fishermen in their dug out canoes fishing for river shrimp.
A traditional Jamaican lunch is served at Luana. Visit the Orchid house where a wide variety of beautiful plants
are shown, from seedling to plant and from plant to bloom. Then it's on to YS Falls said by name to be the
most beautiful waterfalls in Jamaica.

THE ULTIMATE COFFEE TOUR
Available from: Montego Bay & Ocho Rios
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Montego Bay: 7:30 am 3:30 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays, Ocho Rios: 8:00 am 3:00 am
Jamaican High Mountain coffee is rated as one of the world's best. Visit
Baron Hall Estate, 2,000 ft above sea level, and pick your own coffee beans
on The Ultimate Coffee Tour! This enchanting tour of the largest coffee
plantation in Jamaica reveals the production secrets behind the world
famous coffee and includes an exciting jitney tour of the property, a sample
of the full bodied taste of the Jamaican Coffee and a hands-on experience
to last a lifetime. Coffee plant at Baron Hall Estate
(Photo: JIT)
COCKPIT COUNTRY HIKING & CAVING TOUR
Available from: Montego Bay & Ocho Rios
Days: Please contact your Hotel Tour Desk or Jamaica Tours for days
and times. Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints, Kill
nothing but time.
Less than an hour from the glistening blue water and sparkling white
sand beaches of Jamaica's North Coast lies the area known as
Cockpit Country. A nature lover's paradise and
photographer's dream, the region is rich in history and
ulure. and riddled with towering cliffs, limestone
e, underground rivers and flowing Cockpit Hiking (Photo.:STEA)
aterfalls. The dense, wet limestone forest,
risscrossed with hiking trails, is home to exotic plants, birds and reptiles,
many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
Enjoy a leisurely walk or a more adventurous hike through the beautiful hills
of Cockpit Country and learn about traditional herbal remedies and folklore,
while your guide points out the many endemic species of ferns, epiphytes
and other plants. Keep an eye out for endangered species such as the
Yellow Boa, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly and Yellow and Black-billed
Parrots as you hike along these lovely evergreen lands.
Discover and explore the maze-like Printed Circuit Cave
and it's many interesting formations and chambers
throughout its 1.5 mile descent. Emerge wet and
dirty, ready to relax and swim in the cool
pools of the Mouth River cascades. An
experience for all energy levels!


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FISH WORLD ATTRACTIONS AND
NATURE TRAILS
Available from: Montego Bay & Negril
Days: Please contact your Hotel Tour
Desk or Jamaica Tours for days and
times
You catch it, we cook it! Come and
experience the true meaning of escapism.
Experience the thrill of your life landing a
large snook, tarpon, koi tilapia; we
guarantee a catch. The ultimate adrenaline
ruch of landing it is up to you! Fish, some
larger than 45 Ibs, will leap straight into
A fishing trip you will never forget! (Photo TL) the air right before your eyes.
After your fishing adventure, go sightseeing on horseback and uncover the secrets of the Nature Trail. It is the
closest you will get to experiencing Jamaica in its true essence, seeing indigenous birds and plants, protected
wildlife, beautiful flora and untouched fauna. Return to an ice-cold Red Stripe Beer, refreshing fruit juice and
reggae music, before you head over to the jerk center to enjoy the catch of the day.
WHITE RIVER VALLEY
Available from: Montego Bay and Ocho Bios
Duration: 9:00 am 2:00 pm, Days: Daily
White River Valley, a 300-acre property in Cascade, St. Mary, is a nature
lover's dream come true. A quaint Jamaican village nestled in beautiful
gardens and skirted by the White River. Here, thousands discover nature's
hidden wonders magnificent rock formations, interesting flora and fauna
whilst enjoying the sanctuary of Jamaica's natural beauty. Tours include the
signature river tubing, horse-rides, kayaking, hiking and horticultural tours.
The grounds are also particularly well suited to group activities and functions
White River tubing. (Photo:ITL) and there is already news on the winds of fantastic new tours to come


MONTEGO BAY CITY TOUR
Available from: Montego Bay
Duration: 10:00 am 2:15 pm Days: Daily
Travel along the north coast to Greenwood Great House, one of the finest
antique museums in the Caribbean. Built in a contradictive era of elegance and
brutality, the Great House has retained it's 19th century atmosphere. The tour
then continues to the legendary Rose Hall Great House, home to the infamous
'White Witch' Annie Palmer, who is rumoured to have killed her three
husbands. Your guided tour includes a visit to Annie's Pub in the dungeon of
The charming tour guides at th Roe Ha the Great House. After this historical tour, we visit the West Indian Art Gallery
The charming tour guides at the Rose Hall
Great House. (Photo: Heidilech) and the Craft Market to shop souvenirs.
NEGRIL DAY & SUNSET TOUR
Available from: Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
Duration: 9:00 am after the sunset
Days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from Montego Bay.
Wednesday and Saturday from Ocho Rios
Experience the beauty and the tranquility that is Negril Beach, where time stands still and laid back
attitude is a way of life. Savour the sun and cast away all your inhibitions while you explore seven miles
of uninterrupted white, sandy beach. At the end of the day, watch the sunset and spy on local cliff divers
at the famous Rick's Cafe.


SPECIAL OFFER TO JAMAICA

TOURIST READERS!
This voucher entitles you to a discount on a private car tour from Jamaica Tours.
Book our private car through your Jamaiea Tours Hotel Tour Desk, travel agent or
call us on 953-3700. Email: jtladmin@jamaicatoursltd.com
Please present this voucher uoon making vour reservation.


VIP LIMOUSINE SERVICE
JAMAICA TOURS LIMOUSINE SERVICE LET US TAKE YOU THERE!
For those who would like to explore the island in style, Jamaica Tours has a fleet of private sedans, including Mercedes
Benz, Lincoln Town Cars and Toyota Camrys waiting to take you around the island at your own leisure. Special custom
tours to all the popular island attractions and other destinations can be arranged by your Hotel Tour Desk. Cars are
rented by the hour or by the day. VIP Airport Transfers are also available.


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DOLPHIN COVE AT TREASURE REEF
Available from: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove at Treasure Reef, the largest Marine Attraction in the Caribbean, is truly a family day for all.
Experience the thrill of entering the marine world, interacting with the amazingly friendly bottlenose dolphins
or enjoy the exciting 'Shark Show' first hand! Brave visitors can take advantage of a rare opportunity to meet
the ocean's most fascinating and feared creature; the shark, up close and personal. Hold, touch and experience
sharks in their own habitat. Snorkel and discover the underwater world with it's abundance of fish and
fascinating stingrays that you can feed, pet and have your picture taken with. Walk through the rainforest to
meet exotic animals, birds, snakes and iguanas. Stroll the boardwalk to Caribbean rhythms and pay a visit to
Little Port Royal', a replica of Jamaica's famous pirate haunt, where pirates roam and treasures are found. Or
take a glass bottom kayak through secret waterfalls to experience the adjacent Dunn's River Falls. To book
your visit to Dolphin Cove, talk to your hotel tour desk or call tel. 974-5335.


(Photo: Dolphin Cove)


FLIGHT SEEING BY HELICOPTER
Helicopter transfers from Island Hoppers Helicopter Tours are now
available to customers who arrive Montego Bay by private and
corporate aircraft.
Commented Captain John Morris, Director of Operations for Island
Hoppers Helicopter Tours; "The entire company joins me in celebrating
the opening of our second operating base at Montego Bay Sangster
International Airport. For the convenience of our customers, our new
check-in counters and offices are located inside the domestic terminal".
Morris, the owner of Island Hopper, has more than 13,000 hours
helicopter time as a commercial helicopter pilot in New Zealand, USA,
& Canada. With more than 35 years in the helicopter cockpit, he holds Captain John orris, owner sland Hoppers
American, Jamaican, and New Zealand Commercial Helicopter Pilots
licenses and for the past ten years, he has flown tours & charters in Jamaica. "All our Island Hoppers pilots
have American and Jamaican Commercial Helicopter pilot's licenses," explains Morris. In addition to airport
transfers and chartered flights, the two Bell Jet Ranger helicopters also offer Flight Seeing Tours for people
who prefer to see the island from a bird's eye view. The service is expected to become a popular feature for
both tourists and cricket fans visiting for Cricket World Cup in March.
Helicopter tours of 20-, 30-, and 60- minutes tours offering stunning aerial views of the
north-coast are available. Says Morris; "We feel that the most popular tour from Montego
Bay will be the' Memories of Jamaica' tour. On this 30 minute 'flight seeing'
adventure, we fly you along the coastline past the Rose Hall Great House, to
Falmouth, Jamaica's third oldest town. Turning inland, we fly over the
Hampton Sugar Estate and the Cruise ship wharf on
the way back to the exclusive Round Hill
S area, before returning to MBJ Airport. The
views are simply spectacular".

Island Hopper Helicopter Tours also operate out of Reynolds Pier in Ocho Rios.
Visit www.jamaicahelicoptertours.com
or call 974-1285 for more information.


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CAMEL RIDES AT PROSPECT PLANTATION I
Camels have arrived back in Jamaica! Not new to Jamaica, dromedary camels were here during the 1800s,
working on the sugar cane plantations. Domesticated thousand of years ago by frank incense traders who kept
them as pets, camels still pull ploughs, turn water wheels and transport people and goods to market in some
parts of Africa and Asia. Get close and personal with the camels at Prospect Plantation and pretend to be
Lawrence of Arabia as you ride your camel on a sand trail through the woods. Camels are said to be easier
to train and feed than a horse and you will be amazed at how friendly and cuddly the gentle creatures are.
On completion of your Camel Trek you will receive a Camel Licence.
Prospect Plantation dates back to the 17th century and although it's no longer a working plantation, your guide
will delight you with stories about the colorful history of the estate. You'll be taken on a jitney drawn by a
farm tractor on a tour of the estates flora and fauna which includes many trees such as mahogany, blue
mahoe, gaungo and dwarf coconut. Crops include lime, coffee and all
spice among others. During the tour you'll learn about different
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People who have tried this adventure highly recommend it as a great way of experiencing the beautiful rural
landscape, frolic with the horses in the warm Caribbean Sea while sampling the hospitality and beauty of
Jamaica. Situated in the parish of Trelawny, Braco Stables is 32 miles east from Montego Bay and 25 miles
west from Ocho Rios. The two-hour riding adventure is led by accomplished and trained guides at Braco
Stables who select a horse to suit your riding ability. Commencing from the stables, the trail takes you through
a scenic countryside of tranquil farmlands and sugarcane. The ride meanders down to the north coast shoreline
of Trelawny to a private and beautiful beach area, where you have the opportunity to swim bareback with the
horses in the magnificent Caribbean Sea. Crystal clear water and white sands allow for great swimming and
picture taking opportunities, and a snack stop is included at the beach. Braco Stables offers a truly fun and
enjoyable experience for the whole family. Private rides and 'Sunset Swims' are available for a minimum of
two people. Lunch can be arranged on the beach for pre-booked groups of 10 or more at an additional charge.
Book your horse riding adventure at the hotel tour desk or call tel: 954-0185. Transportation to and from Braco
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of 1300 hectares, 600 species of vascular plants; 162 endemic to
Jamaica and more than 20 never before found on the island, have
been identified.
Since the greatest challenge to Dolphin Head's natural environment
is man, and a 'Slash and Burn' agriculture that threatens to destroy
the unique habitat by upsetting it's natural balance, the Trust
identified several simple means to promote sustainable coexistence
between human and environmental needs. "Our mobile display unit
was designed to educate fishermen, market vendors, students and
other members of the community with alternatives to
environmentally destructive activities," explains Paula.


The Dolphin Head, a small limestone mountain that reaches only 1,785ft (544m) above sea level, has long
been known as an area of unique biodiversity. Located in the hills of Hanover near the small town of Lucea,
midway between Negril and Montego Bay, the reserve is abundant in botanical diversity, making the fragile
habitat extremely valuable for scientific as well as recreational purposes.
Established in 1993, The Dolphin Head Trust is an Environmental
Non-Government Organization dedicated to the conservation and
sustainable use of natural resources in and around the reserve. It
was formed by a group of concerned citizens in Western Jamaica
who were aware of the area's ecological value and in 2000, the
Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and the United Nations
Development Program co-funded a 14-month feasibility study which
resulted in a recommendation for designation as a National Park.
Under the stewardship of Executive Director Paula Hurlock the
Trust has conceptualized and administered six projects valued at
over JA S20million, focusing on livelihood development,
Paula Hurlock environmental education, community and ecotourism development.

Run by a small local staff, The Dolphin Head Trust collaborates with numerous international organizations and
universities, benefiting greatly from ongoing support by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, Japanese
International Cooperation Agency and the United States Peace Corps. "The government and embassy of Japan
were instrumental in the realization of the project and were ready to assist only a couple of month after the
plan was presented to them:' says Paula Hurlock, Executive Director of the Trust.
Continues Paula "The Bamboo Conversion and Utilization facility is a cornerstone project for the Dolphin Head
Trust, and an initiative that will create environmental awareness along with job opportunities for the area residents:
With a higher density of local endemic plant species and rare or threatened plants per unit area than anywhere
else in Jamaica, the Dolphin Hills may well be the richest floristic locality in the entire West Indies. In an area


Skilled bamboo furniture maker Orette Samuels cuts
bamboo to prepare chair.


While the efforts have been positively received, the need for
additional development throughout the parish is also impressed
upon the Trust and since the start, numerous additional projects
have been pursued, each more ambitious than the previous.
One of the projects undertaken is the development of the Bliss
Bamboo' furniture and accessory line. According to Paula; "These
products are created from the souls of the people in the area. They
are familiar with the materials and know how to express their
creative nature.
The Bliss Bamboo work force consists of 6 women who specialize
in 10 different weaving techniques and decorative items such as adies from the factory prepare bamboostripstocreate
wind chimes, candle holders, rain sticks, picture frames, planters weaves as a part of the unique furniture designs.
and screens, complemented by 5 men who manufacture roughly
15 furniture designs including love seats, arm chairs, coffee and
side tables and throne chairs.
'We are also in the process of developing the Dolphin Head hiking
trail funded by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and the
Live Botanical Museum, which is funded by the GEF Small Grant
Programme. We are planning to launch the Dolphin Head Nature
Trail in February 2007 says Paula. Merging the best of Jamaican
nature, culture and science, the 2.5 km long Nature Trail is an
ideal attraction for plant lovers, researchers and educators.
Ferdinand Trench constructing a bamboo chair.
In Montego Bay, Bliss Bamboo is sold at 'Bohios' at Fairview
Shopping Center and in selected gift shops. In Negril, you can find Bliss Bamboo at 'Jamaica Jane' on Norman
Manley Boulevard (957-9079). Contact Bliss Bamboo on Tel: 382-4678 or 307-9591 or email
bamboo@dolphinhead.org. You may also visit www.dolphinhead.org for further details.


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itself was founded in 1948 on the grounds of a
former sugar plantation, and is now the region's
most famous center of learning, with additional
(Photo.'JTB) campuses in Trinidad and Barbados.
Equestrian enthusiasts flock to the race
meetings at Caymanas Park & Polo Club, held
every Wednesday and Saturday, and on
holidays. Horseback riding is offered at
Guardsman Farm in Bushy Park, Old Harbour,
where nature tours also are available.
Hope Gardens (Photo:JTR)


Until the earthquake of 1692, Jamaica's principal settlement was Port Royal, located at the end of the
Palisadoes Peninsula that curves around Kingston Harbour. In the 17th century, this was the lair of buccaneers
Henry Morgan and Calico Jack Rackham, with a bar for every 10 men. Relics of the town's wicked past can
be seen at the small Fort Charles Museum. With special permission, scuba divers can explore buried ruins
about 30 feet (nine meters) from the shore.
Fort Charles, built by the British shortly after
they seized the island from the Spanish in
1655, is another highlight for visitors to Port
Royal. Cannons still point out toward the sea.
The small Maritime Museum here offers a
reproduction of the quarters where Admiral
Horatio Nelson resided as a 20-year-old
lieutenant.
Just a short drive from Kingston, Spanish Town
was the island's capital under both the Spanish
and, until 1872, the British. The Cathedral Liberty Hall (Photo:JTB)
Church of St. James (St. Jago de la Vega) is located here; built in 1523, this is the oldest cathedral in the
Western Hemisphere. Spanish Town's attractions also include the Old King's House, once the British governor's
residence and now an archaeological museum, and the adjacent Museum of Craft and Technology, featuring
vintage farm implements, musical instruments and pottery.
A few miles away, a fascinating collection of artifacts in the Taino Museum depicts island life before the
The city's waterfront includes the Jamaica Conference Centre, which was built to United Nations specifications, Spanish arrived. This is run by the Institute of Jamaica, which is based near Kingston's waterfront and
and the National Gallery of Jamaica, with a fine collection of past and modern Jamaican works of art. encompasses the National Library and the Natural History Museum, containing a world-renowned herbarium
Nearby are: The Money Museum, housed in the Bank of Jamaica building; the African Caribbean Institute of with more than 130,000 plant specimens.
Jamaica, with its displays of masks and jewelry; and the Victoria Crafts
Market, where vendors sell colorful batiks, wood carvings, straw
baskets and other locally crafted wares.
Historic landmarks include Kingston Parish Church,
where the earliest grave is dated 1699. The Parade is
a busy square, once the site where British soldiers
drilled and now a vibrant commercial center and
meeting point. Devon House on Hope Road is an
elegantly restored Georgian mansion built in 1881
by a wealthy Jamaican who made his fortune
mining gold in Venezuela. Open to the public,
its period rooms are decorated with exquisite
antiques, while the grounds outside hold
several interesting shops and restaurants.
Always a hub of activity is the Bob Marley
Museum, housed in the late musician's
former home and recording studio on Hope
Road. On display is an extensive collection
of photographs, newspaper clippings and
personal effects; a 20-minute video
provides insight into the reggae star's life
and times.
Near the University of the West Indies
campus, flowers and trees bloom year-
round at the 200-acre Hope Botanical
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Kingston's cultural life thrives after dark with
performances by the internationally acclaimed
National Dance Theater Company as well as the
Jamaica Folk Singers, the Jamaica Philharmonic
and the National Chorale. Music is everywhere,
and clubs offer a wide range, including reggae,
jazz and alternative rock. Among the hot spots
are Pepper's, Asylum and The Quad club.


As the capital city of Jamaica, Kingston offers
an excellent choice of hotel accommodations
for business travelers, many with
sophisticated meeting facilities. Longtime
favorites include the Terra Nova Hotel (Tel.
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Courtleigh (Tel. 929-9000), the Knutsford
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BRENDA LAGRANGE JOHNSON,


U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAMAICA
But being bred in the former hometown to the U.S. Open, made tennis her natural choice of sports. "The U.S.
Open was a major event in my life each year and I met some of the great tennis stars like Ken Rosewall, who
encouraged my love for the game at a young age."
Married to husband J. Howard Johnson in 1968, LaGrange Johnson first visited Jamaica on their honeymoon.
When asked if she thought that the island had changed a lot upon her return to Jamaica, the Ambassador
replies; "Yes and no. I had never visited Kingston, so it was new to me, but the resorts of Montego Bay remain
as beautiful as I remembered. Many parts of Jamaica still retain the traditional qualities that made them
special decades ago.'




Despite the great responsibility she carries on her shoulders and the body guards that form part of her daily
life, Ambassador LaGrange Johnson's sense of humor is still intact. Referring to her blond locks and blue eyes,
and perhaps her close friendship with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, she laughs and
tells us with a wink that "everybody thinks I come from Texas!"
Keeping ahead of the constantly changing world around her with a frequently vibrating Blackberry, you soon
realize that little is missed by this grandmother of four, a former Brooklyn primary schoolteacher, who is clearly
in possession of an alert personality and a quick, intelligent mind.
A diehard Yankee fan who was born and bred in Forest Hills Gardens on New York City's, LaGrange Johnson
wears her New York Yankee baseball cap whenever the opportunity presents itself.
According to her; "You can't grow up in New York and not love the Yankees! I am a
die-hard fan and George Steinbrenner is a personal friend of mine:'


U. S. Ambassador LaGrange Johnson with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller wearing hard hats at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening
of a new power plant.

Surprised to find that so much of Jamaica reminds her of her own hometown, LaGrange Johnson explains:
"The friendliness of the Jamaican people, the sense of community and the traditions are very similar to the
environment I had as a child. I also admire the strong religious values that Jamaicans hold. Faith is an
important part of my life, and I identify with that facet of the Jamaican identity. These are also my favorite
things about the island, along with the beautiful beaches, of course!"
LaGrange Johnson's main job as U.S. Ambassador is to protect all American Citizens living in and visiting
Jamaica, as well as promote American business interests on the island. However, this seems to have provided
LaGrange Johnson with a launching platform for a multitude of local projects that the she is actively involved
with. "Being a U.S. Ambassador is the best job! I feel I have prepared all my life for this amazing experience.
As President Bush's representative to Jamaica, I work closely with the White House and the State Department,
especially Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes:'
Particularly proud of the good relationship between the United States and Jamaican governments, and her
rapport with both Prime Minister Simpson-Miller and her Cabinet as well as the leader of the Opposition, Bruce
Golding, LaGrange Johnson affirms; "Every day in the life of an Ambassador is an adventure. I am a 'people'
person and love getting to know the diverse population of Jamaica. The very best part is working with my
dedicated staff who truly wants to make a difference here in Jamaica and in their many other 'postings' around
the world.
LaGrange Johnson recently hosted the official opening of the new USS72 million U.S. Embassy in Kingston,
and calls the investment a reaffirmation of the U.S. commitment to a good relationship with Jamaica. "One of
the most exciting things for an Ambassador to experience is the opening of an Embassy and our recent
opening was no exception. I am so proud of our new home. It is a state-of-the-art, 107,000 square foot facility
that finally allows our 91 American and 223 Jamaican employees to work together under one roof. It has
been wonderful for the morale of the Embassy staff to enjoy the new space and to be together after decades
of working in separate buildings. I know that our new Embassy will be a real asset to our mission in Jamaica
for years to come:' says LaGrange Johnson.
With regard to the duration of her appointment, LaGrange Johnson explains that she serves at the pleasure
of the President of the United States. "When President Bush leaves office in January 2009, I will leave my
appointment in Jamaica.'


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About the particular goals LaGrange Johnson would like to accomplish during her time in Jamaica, LaGrange
Johnson says that she would like to see the private sector and the Government encourage the creation of
small businesses, especially those headed by women. Says the Ambassador; "It is particularly challenging for
women to receive small business loans and this needs to change. In the United States, our Small Business
Administration provides loans and technical assistance to small businesses, helping them during the critical
start-up period. That kind of public assistance would be extraordinarily beneficial here in Jamaica."
A business executive and a partner with BrenMer Industries for 27 years, importing and marketing consumer
products, LaGrange Johnson works closely with the American Business Community and the local American
Chamber of Commerce. States LaGrange Johnson; "I feel a strong connection with the business community
and know that they are one of our most important partners in solving some of the most difficult social
problems that we face."
LaGrange Johnson also shares the goals of the U.S. First Lady Laura Bush for literacy and education. Explains
the Ambassador; "As a former school teacher for seven years in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, I
am particularly proud of the President's Center of Excellence for Teacher Training(CETT) program in Kingston.
The CETT Program trains and empowers teachers who work with children in rural and urban poor communities
across the Caribbean. Since its inception just three years ago, the program has already produced outstanding
results in improved literacy and classroom performance among elementary school students in some of the
most impoverished areas of Jamaica. I have written to First Lady Laura Bush asking her to visit Jamaica to
see the program in action."
As U.S. Ambassador, LaGrange Johnson works with local schools in a number of different ways. "In addition
to the work being done through CETT, we supply educational materials, hold educational seminars, counseling
sessions and provide information on studying in the U.S. With the Jamaica Fulbright-Humphrey Alumni
Association, we organize inspirational talks in inner-city schools'. Through a grant to Friends Advancing
Community Education (FACE) Jamaica, the U.S. Embassy is also working with Carl Brown of Boy's Town to
support the Trench Town Reading Center.

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The new U.S. Embassy in Kingston


Says LaGrange Johnson, about the 107 Peace Corps volunteers who work all over the island to support schools,
health clinics and community projects, helping children get the tools they need to succeed in school; -
"Healthy kids make better students and our Peace Corps volunteers are hard at work to give Jamaican children
a brighter future:.
True to a mission of being an architect for positive change, the U.S. Ambassador points to the recently opened
Grants Pen community policing center in the parish of St. Andrews as a groundbreaking project. "This
pioneering project has been the model for community policing centers around the world and we are very proud
of that. It promotes a better relationship between the police and the community," she says. A pioneer project
between United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Chamber of Commerce
and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the new St. Andrews community and police complex provides a safe
place for members of the community to gather and access essential services such as health clinic, post office
and an internet cafe.
Additionally, the U.S. contributed US $30,000 to the Jamaican Red Cross through the Ambassador's Fund in
November 2006, in support of a national anti-stigma and discrimination campaign for those living with HIV/
AIDS. "The aim of the campaign is to reduce the level of discrimination experienced by persons living with
HIV and AIDS, so that they are able to live normal lives and access all the relevant resources such as
education, health and social security.' Ambassador LaGrange Johnson is set to host the sixth annual Chiefs
of Mission Conference on HIV/ AIDS in October 2007 at which 11 U.S. Ambassadors from missions all over
the Caribbean gather to discuss U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, and determine how those
efforts can be improved.


Starting with Howard Johnson, Schuyler Sargent (age 4) her mother, Johnson's daughter Heather Sargent, Grant Johnson, Crawford Sargent (age
7), Brett Johnson (twin of Grant), U. S. Ambassador Brenda LaGrange Johnson, Garrett Johnson (5), Grange Johnson and Griffin Johnson (2)
Susan Johnson. Heather's husband John Sargent was golfing in Scotland and is missing from the photo.

As a Board Member to the President's Advisory Council to the Arts (PACA) for the J.FK. Center for Performing
Arts, appointed by U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002, and a member of the Duke University Advisory
Board of the Nasher Art Museum, Ambassador LaGrange Johnson is a philanthropist and devoted fan of culture
and the arts. Reveals LaGrange Johnson; "I'm especially proud of the aid we have provided through the
Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation to help cultural institutions preserve Jamaican history, heritage
and tradition. In 2006, the U.S. granted US $24,800 to the National Gallery of Jamaica to maintain the
condition of about 1700 pieces of valuable Jamaican art. Art is such an important part of a country's identity
and I am so pleased to be able to support cultural preservation in Jamaica.
Says LaGrange Johnson, who together with her husband Howard is an avid collector of contemporary art; -
"Our favorite artists are Willem DeKoening, Hans Hoffman, Wolf Kahn and Sam Francis. However, since we
have been in Jamaica, we have become good friends with Barrington Watson and have fallen in love with his
paintings. His son, Basil, is also an amazing sculptor and we are proud to display the masterpieces of both
father and son in our home."
Prompted to name the most positive things to take place in Jamaica in the last five years, LaGrange
Johnson says; "Even within the past year, we have seen Governor General Kenneth 0. Hall take office as
the first new Governor General in fifteen years. We have also witnessed Portia Simpson-Miller become
the first female Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. These are monumental changes for Jamaica. The
excitement of the Cricket World Cup has also brought positive results to the island and will be a time
for national unity and celebration.
Although the Ambassador admits to only having attended one cricket match in her life, at which everyone had
such a wonderful time eating and drinking that they didn't pay much attention to the game; LaGrange Johnson
promises to try to learn more about the sport during the Cricket World Cup. Asked who she thinks will win,
LaGrange Johnson says;- "I don't know, but I do know that Ireland will face Pakistan on St. Patrick's Day in
Jamaica and that it will be quite an event!"
The Ambassador firmly believes that the Cricket World Cup is Jamaica's chance to showcase the island and
create economic growth; "Even before I arrived to assume my new assignment as Ambassador, I had meetings
with Ambassador Gordon Shirley and others in Washington, D.C. in preparation for the Cricket World Cup. The
Cricket World Cup has the potential to make Jamaica a shining star in the eyes of the world and is a golden
opportunity for Jamaica to showcase its homegrown talents. Just like the 2006 Olympic Games catapulted
Italy's Turino onto the world stage, the Cricket World Cup is Jamaica's chance to capitalize on the international
attention that the games will bring."
What would she like to tell visiting American tourists? Shares LaGrange Johnson; "Most American tourists
come to Jamaica for the world-famous pristine beaches, but I would tell them that there is so much more to
enjoy if they choose. Jamaica offers a great variety of experiences for those of all interests, including amazing
hiking in the Blue Mountains, white water rafting down the Black River in St. Elizabeth, breathtaking scuba
diving in Port Antonio, and horseback riding in Trelawny. There truly is something for everyone in Jamaica,
and the scenery rivals anywhere in the world.'
A devoted grandmother, LaGrange Johnson confesses to missing her four grandchildren, but in the same
sentence proclaims herself to be very lucky. "Our four grandchildren have already visited us in Jamaica about
seven times in the past year. They live in New York City and are just a three and a half hour plane ride away.
Their bags are always packed to come and visit!"
Asked if she has anything she would like to add, the Ambassador affirms; love my job and am so blessed to
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ISLAND REAL ESTATE BOOM


The many island-wide improvements have stimulated an unprecedented growth in commercial activity, but no
other industry has witnessed a more explosive boom than the real estate sector.
Says Deborah Cumming, Managing Director at Century 21 Heave-Ho
Properties; "Foreign hotel groups have rushed to secure real estate for
hotel sites, and a string of new hotels currently under construction;
particularly along the north coast of the island, stretching from Negril
to Ocho Rios:' 600/ new hotel rooms are forecasted to be added over
the next five years, by large Spanish hotel groups including RIU,
Pinero, Iberostar, Fuerte, Fiesta and Excellence as well as local brands
Sandals, Couples, Super Clubs and Sunset Resorts.
Continues Cumming; "The demand for private coastal real estate has increased
along with the demand for commercial property, such as hotel sites:'
Much of the growth can be attributed to the Jamaican Governments
Deborah Cumming, Managing Director at recent deregulation strategy, allowing private companies a major role in
Century 21 Heave-Ho Properties the creation of a new, market driven economy. Key projects include the
North Coast Highway, which, when completed, will stretch from Negril in the west to Port Antonio in the east,
and the redevelopment and expansion of MBJ Sangster International Airport. Aside from becoming the most
modern airport facility in the Caribbean, the new airport will accommodate 9 million visitors per year spurring
futher growth in an already booming tourist industry. Both management and a substantial part of the capital for
the two above projects have been provided by private companies. Other projects with private venture involvement
include the redevelopment of Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and the expansion of the Port of
Kingston, now the largest trans-shipment centre in the Caribbean Basin. Additionally, private enterprises are
playing a vital role in stimulating the massive growth the island is seeing within the banking, telecom, energy,
hotel and transport sectors, believed to prompt an increase in the number of smaller, service related businesses.


In response to the growing demand for real estate on the northcoast, Century 21, who opened their main office
in Kingston in 1996, has recently opened a second real estate office in Montego Bay. Says Cumming; "Despite
an increase in price over the last 4 years, waterfront land on the island is still considered to be a bargain
when compared to other Caribbean islands. Beach and waterfront land will continue to be in demand and
prices will augment as supply is limited."
More than 40 Century 21 real estate agents cover the whole island, and Cumming encourages potential buyers
to contact a real estate professional who can guide them in the right direction. States Cumming; "The Century
21 brand name is a reassuring sign to many overseas buyers who want to work with a company they know
and trust. We will ensure you find your dream property.
According to Cumming, the investment opportunities in the Jamaican real estate market are many. "The
Palmyra Resort and Spa at Rose Hall, for example, is a truly visionary development which will redefine luxury
living in Montego Bay. This development should give excellent returns:' Located on what has been nicknamed
the GOLD COAST due to the unprecedented construction activity that is taking place along the coastline, this
exclusive gated community has catapulted Jamaica into the Caribbean real estate market. At prices 30-40%
below that of other Caribbean developments such as the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, the Harbour Side
development in Paradise Island, Bahamas, and the Viceroy development in Anguilla, the Palmyra is compelling
buyers to open up their eyes to Jamaica as a second home destination.
"Another resort worth consideration is Golden Eye Villas and Spa, located just outside Ocho Rios, on a property
that once belonged to James Bond creator lan Fleming. This resort offers privacy, intimacy and true island living."
In Jamaica, there are no restrictions for foreigners wishing to purchase property. Importantly, services such
as financing and mortgage brokering are now available to foreigners at competitive rates, and the island has
no capital gains taxes.
"If you are thinking about investing in real estate, now is the time. Our island's economy is seeing tremendous
growth, and I feel very confident that Jamaica is the place to invest," concludes Cumming.

Montego Bay at 11 Fairfield Road, Catherine Hall. Deborah Cumming, Managing Director,
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Jamaica feels remote and tranquil, but still is easily accessible via direct flights from a multitude of major
international hubs, and with the introduction of The Palmyra Resort & Spa the island has firmly positioned
itself as a contender on the Caribbean property scene.
Offering preferred access to Rose Hall's internationally renowned golf courses, white sand beaches and a
private club lifestyle that is unrivaled in the Caribbean, The Palmyra is catching the attention of real estate
buyers looking for a tropical island home with the modern conveniences of home. World-class amenities in
the private sanctuary includes a Clubhouse, two on-site restaurants, two swimming pools, white sand beaches
and a 23.000 square foot signature destination spa, designed by award-winning spa designer Susan
Harmsworth, founder and CEO of natural product company ESPA.
Says Debra Derrick, Director of Sales at the Palmyra Resort &
Spa; The ESPA signature spa, has been a big hit, particularly
with the women. The fact that it is designed by one of the
world's foremost luxury spa designers, speaks for itself. But it
is the combination of fantastic golf, the resort's excellent
amenities, the many adventures of the surrounding area and
the natural beauty of Jamaica that makes The Palmyra such
an irresistible real estate proposition.'
With Personal Concierges, Butlers and Chef's on hand to help
fulfill residents' every need, whether it is organizing baby-
sitting, restaurant reservations or stocking the refrigerator with
your favorite foods prior to arrival, The Palmyra promises to be
a place to totally unwind from the pressures of daily life.
Explains Derrick; "We think that the most important thing you
Debra Derrick, Director of Sales can do is take time out and spend time with your family, in a
relaxing haven that really allows you to recharge your batteries.
At The Palmyra, we are building a tropical sanctuary where families can spend time together in relaxing
surroundings and create future memories together.'
With architecture and design inspired by the vibrant island culture, The Palmyra is breaking ground in resort
creation by incorporating the latest in modern conveniences with the natural beauty of its location. Each of the
residences is carefully positioned to capture the unique views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, featuring generous
balconies and open framed roof areas to extend the living space outside and allow Palmyra's residents to fully
enjoy the wonderful climate. Designed by Florida based SB Architects, who have extensive experience with
resort creation, exteriors are built in the timeless, grand tradition of British Colonial architecture.


Inspiration for the residences interior decor has been
taken from the natural palette of the community's
adjoining shores, ocean, mountains and greens. Rich
stone, sumptuous floors and soft textured walls are
combined with a medley of clean lined upholstery and
timeless seating styles to create a home for all
generations.
Continues Derrick; "People particularly love the village
feeling of the resort, the tasteful interior decor and the
Enjoy terrace dining under the stars at the Clubhouse as well as
magnificent ocean views. It is so easy to imagine Palmyra's signature restaurant.
yourself relaxing on the balcony of your own island
tropical home, enjoying amazing views of the Caribbean Sea: Another advantage to buyers is that all units
come fully furnished, with the latest in modern
appliances and digital connectivity.
Prices for the fully furnished one-, two- and three-
bedroom condominiums, penthouses and three-
bedroom villas range from the mid US $400s to $3,5m,
far below the prices for similar luxury real estate
available on other Caribbean islands. In response to an
increasing demand for smaller, entry level units, the
Palmyra has recently launched two new 'Caribbean
Suite' studio designs of 645sqft and 700sqft, Palmyra residents have preferred access to Rose Hall's three
positioned in the community's third condominium acclaimed golf courses
building; Sentry Palm. Following the complete sell-out of the community's Sabal Palm building, as well as
the 3 floor, beachfront villas, demand continues to be strong for the two available condominium buildings,
Silver and Sentry Palm, as well as the 3 floor, beachfront villas.
The Palmyra Director of Sales expects a quick sellout of the development's first phase offering; "With
competitive mortgage financing available to overseas clients wishing to purchase property in Jamaica, people
are opening their eyes to Jamaica as a second home destination.'


Natural palenes an tinmeless interior design for ralmyra's luxurious residences. uomnorntane ionai laurics accenteln y tropical patterns ann
color complement the furnishings, bringing the outdoors inside.
Derrick invites everyone who is curious about the real estate opportunity to visit the Palmyra Sales Office at
the Palms, Rose Hall, for a no obligation real estate tour; "A trip to Jamaica is not complete without a visit to
the Palmyra and we encourage you to come and see us during your stay on the island.

Call Jamaica Toll Free No: 1 888 PALMYRA or 953 9787 visit The Palmyra Sales Center at The Palms',
adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton and only a mile from Half Moon resort. Transportation will be arranged.
SOTWWW.THEPALMYRA.COM


SALES CENTER 953 9787


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A destination in itself for pampering and rejuvenation, the concept and design of the Palmyra ESPA, has been
developed under the guidance of award-winning spa designer Susan Harmsworth, the founder and CEO of ESPA.
According to Conde Nast Traveler, five of the top 10 spas worldwide are designs of the global spa-guru, including
the spas at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, Miami and London and Sandy Lane in Barbados.


Ssan Harmswoth, Founder and CEO, ESPA


Artist rendering oT me raimyra tsA couriyaro.


The spectacular Palmyra ESPA is organized around a beautiful garden courtyard with private outdoor areas for
treatment and relaxation. It's modern, island style simplicity reflects the rich architectural heritage of Jamaica
with deep, eaved verandahs, grand staircases, jalousied windows and doors and warm stone walls. Much of
the guest's experience in this two-level spa will take place outdoors on the many terraces, water gardens and
connected courtyards.
"Our concept for The Palmyra ESPA is to merge the spa's natural setting and beautiful architecture with our
natural healing and relaxation practices, providing our guests with an unforgettable experience as they move
from being into wellbeing," said Laura Boss, ESPA project manager.
The Palmyra ESPA will rival the world's best, offering state-of-the-art heat experiences, men's and women's
indoor/outdoor relaxation areas, hot pools, tai chi, yoga, pilates, personal training, customized treatments,
signature products and more. A top of the line fitness center will be located in the building's ground floor.
Other spa's under development by ESPA include the One & Only Resorts at Reethi Rah Maldives and Cape
Town, South Africa; The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, New York, Bangkok, & Tokyo; Ritz Carlton Tokyo; Four
Seasons' at Bora Bora, Baltimore and The Regent Beverly Wilshire; The Rosewood Acqualina in Florida; Grand
Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife; and the Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland.


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One of the many species of marine life. (Photo:TJB)


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Says Robert T. Trotta, moving force behind the Resort
Properties Group, developer of The Palmyra; "We recognize
that visitors coming to the Caribbean want the luxury of a
wonderful, white sand beach with the signature tropical palm
trees, and we are going to give our residents just that.'
Fish species such as Butterflyfish, Angel fish, Parrotfish and
Doctorfish are only some of the tropical species that inhabit the
waters in front of the Palmyra. Says Trotta; "We want to do our part in creating
an environmentally friendly, natural ecosystem and preserve the abundance of marine life
that exists on The Palmyra coastline."
Protected by three groynes, the Palmyra's shoreline and white
sand beach features 52,000 sq.ft. of habitable beach area,
and more than 65,000 sq.ft. of protected, swimmable beach
area. Says Larry Pickell, Director of Construction at The
Palmyra; "We are working in close collaboration with the
National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) to ensure
minimal impact to the surrounding marine environment.
In accordance with local NEPA requirements, 23,000 sq.ft. of
marine sea grass has been relocated to the outside of the
breakwater. In addition, 97 coral heads including finger coral,
star coral, starlet, hill and fire corals have been relocated off-
shore. By moving the sea grass and the coral, we are able to
dredge the bottom and provide a clear, sandy swimming
beach to our residents and guests.'
A 400 foot walkway along the western groynes leads to a
beautiful Gazebo, perfect for a tropical island wedding. Says Larry Pickell, Director of Construction at The Palmyra
Pickell; "We are proud to be creating a beach environment that preserves our marine life, and at the same
time gives our buyers and guests a beautiful setting that they can fully enjoy with their families.'


Palmyra beach construction (Photo. Heidiloch)


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NEW RITZ-CARLTON CHEF


WITH LOVE FOR THE LOCAL FARE


Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Lee Goble
Chef Lee Goble recently joined The Ritz-Carlton Golf &
Spa Resort in Rose Hall, after running a 550 room resort in Egypt where he supervised six restaurant outlets
featuring Egyptian, International, Italian, Seafood and Beach Grill Cuisine. Born and educated in London, Chef
Goble has held a number of positions in Europe and Canada with
organizations as diversified as The Ritz London, Inn on the
Lake Hotel and the Rocksdale Restaurant, owned
by Classical Cuisine.
Goble's first visit to Jamaica took place in
1996, when he vacationed at the Eaton Hall
Hotel (presently Breezes Runaway Bay) for
2 weeks. On his return to London, Goble
was stuck in traffic one freezing cold
morning and started thinking about
returning to the warm climate of
Jamaica. Upon his return to the/
island in 1997, Goble immediately
landed a job at the Sans Souci
Hotel in Ocho Rios, a SuperClubs
property, where he got involved
with the Jamaica Cultural
Development Commission and
Culinary Arts. Thus, he became a
member of the gold medal
winning Caribbean Culinary Team
in Texas, 2000.
Says Goble, who got into cooking
because he wanted to travel;
"Cooking in the Caribbean is
different; you have to learn the
The Culinary Team from Mango's Ritz-Carlton


basics because you start to cook from scratch and the ingredients are different". As a result he has developed
his own style over the years which he calls 'Contemporary Caribbean Cuisine" a mix of slightly sweet, sour
and spicy. His staff is made up of 98% Jamaicans and this has also inspired him.
States Goble, whose wife Loquicia hails from the parish of Trelawny, about island life; "To be here in Jamaica,
as part of the island's only AAA five diamond resort is a wonderful opportunity to introduce new service
standards and techniques that can influence the island's exotic cuisine with international flavors that our
sophisticated traveler guest can enjoy."

RITZ-CARLTON DINING OPTIONS
Guests can select "Horizon" restaurant for breakfast and dinner, "Mango's" for casual poolside dining and the
beachside "Reggae Jerk Center" for authentic jerk cuisine. Ritz-Carlton's very popular "Jasmines" restaurant
is a delightful choice if you want to dine on Jamaican & Asian fusion dishes, while "The White Witch"
restaurant features panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and is a wonderful spot to lunch. Try the "Cohoba
Lounge" for Jamaican coffees, rums and cocktails and the famous Chocolate Martini. For reservations, call the
Ritz Carlton Concierge on tel: 953 2800 (Ext: 5607 for Ritz-Carlton guests.)


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FOR AN ELEGANT NIGHT OUT


MONTEGO BAY
THE NATIVE
Location: 29 Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay
CUISINE: JAMAICAN & INTERNATIONAL
Enjoy a beautiful view of the bay
from the patio at The Native, whose
breakfast, lunch and dinner are
enthusiastically supported by a
wide cross section of locals and
Savisitors alike. Breakfast favourites
4" include Ackee & Codfish and
da Banana Berry French Toast while
the Native's dinner menu features
71 traditional Jamaican dishes such
as Curried Goat and Jerked
Chicken. A more exotic specialty is Boonoonoonoos; a big platter with a little bit of everything-meats, fish and
vegetables billed as 'A Taste of Jamaica: Smooth, live music courtesy of the in-house band complements your
dining experience Tuesday thru Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm onwards and reservations are
recommended. A free, door-to-door dinner shuttle service is provided. Tel: 979-2769 or 940-4390.

NIKKITA'S
Location: Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL WITH A CARIBBEAN TWIST
Nikkita's many satisfied
customers continue to come back
to this new hotspot. With more
than 30 years in the restaurant
business, Nikkita's owner and
Executive Chef Robert Joseph
understands the value of a great
dining experience. The Kingston
native is involved in every aspect
of the food preparation, the
presentation of his innovative
dishes and the service. Nikkita's always attentive staff will make sure that you have an unforgettable dining
experience and we highly recommend trying the sinful desserts and the extensive wine list. Reservations are
recommended. Open every night from 6:00 pm 11:00 pm. Tel: 979-6473.


MARGUERITES SEAFOOD BY THE SEA
Location: Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay
CUISINE: CARIBBEAN SEAFOOD
Marguerites has established itself as the north coast's finest seafood restaurant. Originally built in the fifties
and formerly owned by a succession of expatriates, including a US senator, this elegant and sophisticated
water edge bistro, specializes in fresh, creatively prepared seafood. Enjoy a romantic and intimate dinner
served on the oceanfront terrace by attentive staff, while you watch the fish swim in the turquoise ocean below.
Caribbean seafood specialities include Cognac Lobster,
Pimento Smoked Blue Marlin and Tijuana Shrimp. Flambe I
specialities are prepared at your table. Open for dinner 4
only. Complimentary shuttle service is provided in the
Montego Bay area. Reservations are recommended.
Tel. 952-4277.


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OCHO RIDS
THE RUINS, OCHO RIOS
CUISINE: FUSION


One of the most romantic spots
on the island, dinner at The Ruins
is an experience that will leave a
lasting impression. Enjoy the
spectacular view of a 40 feet
cascading waterfall, while dining
to the backdrop of soft music and
gracious service. The menu
features a healthy mixture of
Jamaican, Chinese and
international cuisine, blending the finest ingredients with spices and herbs. Beautifully Located at 17 Dacosta
Drive, Ocho Rios, The Ruins is open daily from 12:00 pm 3:00 pm for lunch and from 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
for dinner. Tel: 974-8888. Website: www.ruinsjamaica.com.
OTHR P R 'l RI'I NIN S


NEGRIL
NORMA'S ON THE BEACH
CUISINE, NEW WORLD CARIBBEAN
Norma Shirley, the 'Julia Child of
the Caribbean', was recently
awarded a three diamond rating
by the AAA 2006 edition of the
Caribbean Tourbook. Norma's
creatively prepared dishes are
often referred to as some of the
best food in the Caribbean and
r the eclectic fusion from the
bounties of different nations at
this romantic dining spot is definitely worth savoring. Located at the Sea Splash Hotel on Norman Manley
Boulevard, Negril, Norma's is open daily from 7:30 am 11:30 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free, one
way pick up service is offered in Negril. Tel: 957-4041.

I lARi NERI L D ININGSPOTS:


FOR A CASUAL MEAL


MONTEGO BAY
JAMBREW CAFE
Location: Shop #2, Doctors Cave Beach Hotel, Gloucester Avenue
Enjoy the island's finest coffees in this quiet little coffee house located at
the Hip Strip. Jambrew Cafe offers a wide variety of wonderful coffee
beverages such as Cappuccinos, Cafe Lattes, Mochaccinos, flavored
Frappuccinos as well as their famous Oreo Frappuccino. To complement
the coffee specialties, croissants, danishes, bagels and cream cheese are
also on offer. The hearty breakfast includes eggs, bacon & sausages and
a colorful Jamaican fruit plate. Jamaican bread pudding and cheesecake
of the day is a must try! Cool down on a hot day with icy lemonades and
a variety of smoothies. Stop in, relax and enjoy great service with a smile!
Opening soon is a second branch across from Coral Cliff featuring Jamaica's # 1 Devon House I-Scream (ice
cream). Open 8:00 am 6:00 pm. Call 971-9284.

S PIER 1 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR
S Location: Howard Cooke Boulevard
With its waterfront location on the bay, Pier 1 takes full advantage of
the local fishermen's bountiful catch brought to shore every day.
Boasting a stunning view of the bay's turquoise water and the Cruise
Shipping Pier, Pier l's motto; great seafood is prepared with a
Caribbean flare by the expert Chef's. Locally caught lobster, shrimp,
red snapper and blue marlin are just a few of the seafood items you
find on the menu in addition to tasty chicken dishes, steaks and
burgers. One of the unique menu items that caught our attention was
Pier l's 'Fish and Chips', featuring deep fried fish dipped in a coconut
batter and served with a delicious mango sauce. It turned out to be a
great choice.
With great music, cool vibes and unlimited drinks, Pier l's 'Sunset
Happy Hour' is on every weekday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. This hotspot
Fish & Chips at Pier 1 (Photo:Heidioch) is also known as 'the place to be' on a Friday night in Mobay, a weekly
happening affectionately called the 'Pier Pressure' by its many devotees. Visitors can perform on stage is on
Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 11:00 pm when the microphone is open to the 'Star Struck', and an exotic
Caribbean style fashion show takes place. Another popular event is Pier l's 'Seafood Sundays' with live
entertainment, suitable for the entire family. Between 5:00 and 11:00 pm, you can buy fresh seafood by the
pound from the open air seafood market, and have your 'catch of the day' cooked to order. Pier 1 offers free
parking and complimentary dinner pick ups from most area hotels.
Lunch: 11:00 am 4:00 pm. Dinner 4:00 pm midnight. Call 952-2452 or visit www.pieronejamaica.com.
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ROYAL STOCKS ENGLISH PUB & STEAKHOUSE, HALF MOON
SHOPPING VILLAGE
An authentic establishment with all the ingredients of a genuine English pub: good
food and good company, darts, satellite TV., slot machines and occasional live jazz.
Open from 10:00 am until late. Tel. 953-9770.


MANGO'S RESTAURANT, RITZ-CARLTON GOLF & SPA RESORT
It is hard to beat the casual setting overlooking the ocean and the
friendly service. Mango's is a perfect choice for a more casual dining
experience or an exotic cocktail. No reservation is required and the attire
is casual. Lunch is served from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm daily and dinner
from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. I
THE PELICAN, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
A local, diner style favourite, the family-friendly Pelican has been serving
prices for more than a quarter century. Great island fare, fresh seafood and
SCOTCHIES JERK PIT, MONTEGO BAY
Scotchies is a very casual hang-out and locals go there regularly to eat
Jamaican Jerk, have a cold Red Stripe beer and enjoy the reggae music.
Opening hours: 11:00 am till you say when.
Tel: 953-8041.


good food at reasonable
more. Tel. 952-3171


THE PORT PIT, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
The Pork Pit is famous for its authentic Jamaican cuisine including pork, chicken,
shrimp, ribs, fish and other delicacies and you can observe the 'jerking' process
at this local spot. Tel: 940-3008.
THE JAMAICA BOBSLED CAFE, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
The Jamaica Bobsled Cafe is the official Cafe of the Jamaica Bobsled
team, popular to many in the tourist capital for their Brooklyn style pizza,
and their "Gold Medal" breakfast and lunch specials.


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LITTLE PUB RESTAURANT, MAIN STREET
Located in a redbrick courtyard with a fishpond and waterfall in the center of town, this pub is the town's
most popular. Enjoy a drink in the pub and proceed to one of the linen-covered tables for a great meal.
Tel. 974-2324
CAFE MANGO, MAIN STREET
Semi-open-air and inexpensive diner in a shady, central location. Jamaican and American breakfasts,
also calamari, nachos, chicken wings, salads, some Mexican dishes, pasta and pizza. A nice spot for
a long lunch or an outdoor dinner. Opposite the entrance to Jamaica Grande.


NEGRIL
RICK'S CAFE, NEGRIL
Location: Lighthouse Road, West End
Richard Hershman created a legend when he discovered the beauty of this cliff-side location in the fishing
village of Negril and named Rick's Cafe "One of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die:' After a day at Negril's
seven mile beach, it is almost mandatory to be seen at Rick's Cafe for sunset watching, cliff jumping, good
food and even better drinks. Specialty drinks like 'Rick's Famous Planter's Punch' and a 'Category 5 Hurricane'
will even turn a coward into a cliff jumper. Open daily: 12.00 pm until late. Call 957-0380.


THE HUNGRY LION, WEST END
Excellent vibes, food, music and art can be enjoyed at The Hungry
Lion, a restaurant that has maintained it's reputation as one of
Negril's premier dining and drinking spots since its startup in the
mid 80s. Tel: 957-4486.
THE SANDS AT THE CAVES, WEST END
Located on the most western point of the island, the Sands offers
an offbeat, cool-out spot with loads of style and tasty grilled fare.
Boasting Negril's original 'beach on the cliffs'; feel free to suntan,
cliff-jump, swim, snorkel, lounge, eat, drink and basically lounge
away the afternoon. Tel. 957-0269


FOR THE PERFECT


NIGHT OUT

CORAL CLIFF ENTERTAINMENT RESORT,
MONTEGO BAY
Location: Gloucester Avenue
Don't miss a visit to Coral Cliff Entertainment Lounge
on the Gloucester Avenue 'Hip Strip', the island's
pioneers in gaming experience and live nightly
entertainment since 1996. This exquisitely decorated
entertainment mecca is open 24 / 7 and has a
'Gaming Lounge' with more than 120 slot machines,
tempting you with the chance to win the US$70,000
jackpot! Varied live entertainment seven nights a
week with live jazz, fashion shows, cabaret and
vintage reggae. There is no cover charge and free
transport from your hotel can be arranged upon
request. Talk to your Concierge or call 952-4130 to
arrange a night out at Coral Cliff.


BLUE BEAT JAZZ & MARTINI BAR, MONTEGO BAY
Location: Gloucester Avenue
Montego Bay was introduced to their first Jazz & Martini Bar in 2004. Located on Mo Bay's Hip Strip the venue
has become increasingly popular among jazz lovers. The Blue Beat bar and lounge offers Asian Caribbean
Cuisine complimented by nightly live music and the hotspot has received several local awards, including 'Best
new concept', 'Coolest watering hole' and 'Best service with a smile'. Tel: 952-9609, open 6:00pm until...


THE BREWERY, MONTEGO BAY
Location: Gloucester Avenue


The Brewery, a combination of restaurant, bar and night club in the heart of the hip-strip is very popular with the
locals. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual in the full service restaurant and pub style bar, where people meet
to relax and gossip over their favourite brew and good food. Regular theme nights include Disco, 70's/8O's music,
Reggae, Dancehall and Karaoke. The bar area features a large TV screen showing sports event. Tel: 940-2433
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JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE CARIBBEAN BAR & GRILL,
Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios
Look for Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Montego Bay's renowned 'Hip Strip', on Negril's famous 7-mile white
sand beach or at the Island Village Shopping Village in Ocho Rios. With three oceanfront locations on the
north-shore, Margaritaville provide perfect hangouts for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively
atmosphere and delicious food. The all day 'fun in the sun' concept of this popular island chain is hard to
beat. Famous for their tropical Margaritas, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Key Lime Pie, the popular island
establishments provide all-day family fun and night-time entertainment. By day, patrons can enjoy international
sporting events on the big screen TVs and jam to the laid back sounds of Jimmy Buffett. 'Ville' Mobay entices
visitors with a 10lOft waterslide, two giant water trampolines and a rooftop whirlpool, while 'Ville' Negril patrons










Margaritaville Island Village, Ocho Rios.
can bounce around on the giant water trampoline or show off their skills on the rock-climbing wall. 'Ville' Ocho
Rios, the island chain's largest establishment, features 3 bars, a two story, 100ft long waterslide and a rooftop
whirlpool. At sunset, Margaritaville's 'fun in the sun' ambience transforms into an urban and 'nightclub-y'
atmosphere. To the sounds of in-house DJ's, party people strut their stuff on Karaoke, Latin and Pajama Party
theme nights. Don't miss a visit to your nearest Margaritaville during your stay, it is sure to become an
immediate favorite. Upon leaving the island, aficionados can get a last tropical Margarita at the new and
fabulous Air Margaritaville in Sangster Airport departure hall. Open every day from 11:00 am till very late.


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IT'S ALL IN THE GAME












BY: THE MOST HONOURABLE
P. I.PATTERSON
riEveCy spoo t hase is o ntcate rules and peculiaagon
isbut suo e an is ely to the uniniated none has more mystery ous laws
and such a plain ly misleading vocabulary s
in he Howeve r strange or confusing newcomers to this pastime ma
find t e t t t i s t erminology, the game is no laughing maer to its
d assionate devotees. As is the case with ideologues, the
aext remists are prepared to live only die for it Many, many more
BY: THE MOST HONOURABLE









Jamaica's former Prime Minister, The Most Honourable readily ort a n entire nights sleep rinces Professors
P.J. Patterson. (Photo: obtiandat) Preachers, Pupils, Paupers and Primoe Ministers alike.

ORIGINS
Its name is said to have originated in France but the historical records of actual playing date back to the Middle
Ages during the reign of King Edward I in 1300. The basic rules of the modern game were fixed in 1774.
Since 1863, there has been an Annual Almanac, first produced by John Wisden on his retirement as a player.
Today, huge wagers are promptly settled only after due reference to Wisden, which remains the final word on
the laws and statistics of the game.


IITTE Y MATTSEW E iEL


WISDEN


Wisden Cricketers' Almanack or "the Bible of
Cricket" is the longest running sports annual in
history. (Image: Wiipedia)


Even when the sun eventually set on the British Empire, its pervasive
cultural influence could not be uprooted. The Dutch also play it.
Indeed, there is no time of the day when it is not being played
somewhere on the globe. It currently commands most popular
adulation on the Indian Sub-continent. Some reports suggest that the
recent admission of Bangladesh to Test status was greeted with
widespread national enthusiasm that almost matched the
achievement of its Independence. Its imagery has spread so far and
wide, that even those who have never seen the game, unwittingly
employ it.
The game has produced some of the greatest writers of English prose and
outstanding broadcasters with their bewitching voices and distinct accents.
Neville Cardus, John Arlott, Jack Fingleton, E. W. Swanton, Brian Johnson,
Richie Benaud, Tony Cozier are among those who instantly spring to mind.
In that literary masterpiece, "Beyond A Boundary", a genius and erudite
scholar, C.L.R. James, undertook a most penetrating analysis
of West Indian Society, by reflecting on the game.
He wrote: "To establish his own
identity, Caliban, after three centuries


must himself pioneer into regions Caesar never knew".
Photographers, ranging from Patrick Eagar through to our own Headley
"Dellmar" Samuels, have made sure its rich legacy is fully "caught in the
frame". Lord Kitchener and Lord Beginner improvised calypsos in celebration.
Who can forget the memorable Test at Lord's, "with those little Pals of mine,
Ramadhin and Valentine"? David Rudder composed our first Caribbean
Anthem, all in accord with the rhythm and excitement of the game.


west nnles close in leloers surround mnoa s Rumole in uasseierre. (noto:Hesters)


ON THE FIELD
Let's examine some of the more esoteric field-positions of the game:
Three men can be in slips, although fully clothed in conventional white shirts and long trousers;
Another may be at fine leg or square leg, nothing whatever to do with any weight problem;
The person close to the striking batsman in leg slip is poised like one about to pick his back pocket.
Then there's point and silly point... mid-on and silly mid-on... nothing to do with one's intellectual capacity;
There's backward point... nothing to do with socio-political views;
The man in the gully is not near a ravine, but on level ground;
Neither cover, cover point nor extra cover provides any shade from the sweltering sun for those fielding there;
Third man has nothing to do with any spy story... it's a person who is set so close to the ropes as to get a
drink of water or the sip of some spirit from a friendly spectator nearby.

BATTING
We have yet to talk about a batsman who may be run out, caught behind the wicket, stumped, leg before
wicket (better known as Ibw) or worst of all, clean bowled although his lily whites have not been washed
in bleach.
The great Shane Warne took special delight when the batsman was befuddled by his "googly" or "flipper".
Woe betide the batsman who cannot read Muralitharan's "doosra". He willM id no further help by reference to
the best dictionary in order to decipher it.
If he is out for a duck it means he scored no runs...
a big zero the shape of a duck's egg.


Brian Lara, the current captain of the "Windies", affectionately nicknamed "The Prince". (Phloto: ellmar Photo)


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BOWLING
To bowl a maiden over does not mean a damsel is being
overcome by your charms it signifies that the batsman
has not scored.
A hat trick has nothing to do with sleight of hand. It just
means that the bowler has got three batsmen out with
| successive balls.
SfJim Laker was a splendid spin bowler, not because he
was a whirling dervish, but he managed like the guileful
Lance Gibbs to confuse everyone as a "spin doctor"
would intend.
With 519 wickets in 132 test matches, Courtney Walsh defied Only a left-hander can bowl a chinaman, but that is
all logic by stretching his career over an astonishing 17 years. neither a racial slur nor a blur on those right-handed.
(Photo: ellmar Photo)
The foursome of Roberts, Holding, Garner and Croft were
truly lethal. Batsmen usually felt they had a better chance
to escape from terrorists rather than confront the "pace
like fire" from this quartet. Holding, dubbed as
"Whispering Death", was at the same time described as
Sthe Rolls Royce of bowlers, because of his smooth action.
Facing the "bouncers" and "yorkers" of Marshall
Malcolm, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh was for
S many a batsman worse than torture. Suffering from pains
i i a a all over the body, those condemned to face such
; awesome fast bowlers were often left in considerable fear
i as to what would be their final sentence; decapitation,
/ throat-cutting or emasculation.
Right-arm fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, the "Little Birdl"
(Photo: iemar Photo) IMMORTALS
Sir Donald Bradman, universally acclaimed to be the
greatest", was an "Immortal" several times over, long
before he died. Lawrence Rowe, who happily is still alive
today, became one in his very first Test Appearance.
George Headley at one time carried the entire West
Indies on his shoulders and so became known as "Atlas".
SNames like W.G. Grace, Wally Hammond, Victor Trumper,
C. V. Grimmett, Learie Constantine are only uttered by the
cognoscenti with the utmost reverence.
Renowned for his stately gait and dancing feet, the best
all-rounder in batting, bowling and fielding since the
game began was Gary Sobers. But none could square cut
Michael Anthony Holding was christened 'Whispering Death" by like Everton Weeks or hook over the fence like the burly
umpires due to his quiet approach to the bowling crease. Clyde Walcott.
(Photo: e/ll/mr Photo)
Brian Charles Lara is far away from being a
quinquagenarian, but like Roger Bannister who ran the first four minute mile, he broke the barrier to enter a
new frontier by compiling 500 'not out' in the Antigua Test Match.

THE CULTURE
There are very few games that can last for up to five days and end happily with absolutely no result... when
after 30 gruelling hours there is a draw, who wants to hear about over time! This one can!
Yes, it demands considerable physical stamina but is arguably more cerebral than chess.
Claims that only mad dogs go out in the midday sun are proven incorrect in this traditional game, for at mid-
day (or thereabouts), in the first class events, the players all take a long lunch break... and in the early
afternoon tea-time is a critical part of the game. These breaks are no less sacred than the rules which prevail
on the oval of play.
Most players indulge in having lunch and taking tea in proper English style... not so for those West Indian
spectators who are always in merry mood, devoutly consuming mounds of food and gallons of drink. At the
village level, a wide variety of good food is to be expected.
At times the match is better remembered for the quantity of the curry goat served for all in attendance than
the quality of the day's play.
When the Captain on the field orders the new ball, it often calls for special celebration in the stands. It's time
to break a seal on a fresh bottle of rum, a ritual which is strictly observed at various landmarks during the
game. With the festive spirit (pun intended) in which West Indians approach this game, these occasions


become more and more frequent and less distinguishable as the liquor seeps in.
If you are facing a difficult situation you are perceived to be batting on a 'sticky wicket'. The highest score a
batsman can make from one ball is six runs and so, if you suffer a set back in any area of life, your opponent
is said to "lick you for six"!

PERFECTION
The game is played to strict standards and venerable traditions. Their observance was regarded as far more
sacrosanct than winning. So if one's behaviour is less than honourable, whether or not a player of this noble
game, then it's simply not cricket.
Let me try to bewilder you no further! That's the game I've tried to introduce you to. .cricket, lovely cricket.
As if you didn't know!
The English invented it the Australians have mastered it. It is the West Indies, led by such astute Captains
as Frank Worrell, Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards, who converted it to the finest art form.
It is therefore fitting that for the very first time the West Indies will host the ICC Cricket World Cup.
The entire Region is proud to welcome to our Caribbean shores the players and spectators who will visit with
us for the 7th World Cup Cricket Series to revel in the excitement, the hospitality and the natural beauty for
which our region is so well renowned.
We eagerly anticipate a most enjoyable encounter.


Copyright 2007 P.J. Patterson.


Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, the "Master Blaster". (Photo: lel


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THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2007

F or the very first time in the history of the International Cricket Council

An estimated 2000 international media representatives from ar tend t e
world will cover the torld's thrd largest sporting event, broadcast to an
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Recently completed, the state-of-the-art Trelawny Multipurpose stadium has a seating 2003. Ironically England,
capacity of 25,0000 spectators. Representing the entire region with the nation that spread
the game throughout the British Empire has never won the title, despite being finalists on three
occasions: 1979, 1987 and 1992.
Current champions, Australian who have won the tournament three times, will aim to
become the first team to win three consecutive World Cup titles, following their 1999
victory in England and their 2003 win in South Africa. Contenders include The West Au
Indies, know as the 'Windies't who won the first two World Cups, as well as Indian
Pakistan and Sri Lanka who each have won the prestigious event once.
An estimated 1500 performers will take part in the March 11th Gala Opening
Ceremony at the newly constructed Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium, which has a
seating capacity of 25.000 spectators. Representing the entire region with the theme
"Caribbean Energy", the Opening Ceremony will depict the common

the heritage of the people. Located an approximate 40 minutes
drive from Montego Bay, Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium is also
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SACHIN TENDULKAR INDIA
India's Little Master' Sachin Tendulkar would stand out in any era
of the game and Wisden (the bible of Cricket), rate him as the
second greatest batsman ever.
As of late last year, Tendulkar had the highest amount of runs:
14,479 and most centuries: 40. He had played in 371 0DIs and
is the only player in the game's history to have over 100 innings
of 50 runs or more. Tendulkar has been consistent over the years,
and has the record of scoring 1000 0DI runs in a calendar year,
six times between 1994 and 2003.
Tendulkar is the first cricketer and fastest cricketer to cross
10,000-run mark, 11,000-run mark, 12,000-run mark, 13,000-
run mark and 14,000-run mark in ODIs and is the only cricketer
to cross 14,000-run mark in 0DIs.
He has not failed to shine in World Cups, (1732 at an average of 59.72) and his 673 runs in 2003 World Cup, is the
highest achieved by anyone in a single Cricket World Cup. Tendulkar was named the Player Of The 2003 Tournament.

RICKY PONTING AUSTRALIA
Currently the World's leading batsman and with
good reason. The Australian captain scored a
century in both innings of a Test match three
times in the 2005-06 season, and became the
first player to score a century in each inning of
his 100th Test match. He is only the second
player (after Sunil Gavaskar) to score centuries
in both innings of a Test match 3 times, and the
first to do so in a single season. Across 12
matches in Australia, South Africa and
Bangladesh in that season, Ponting scored 1483 runs at an average of 78.05 with 8 centuries.
He began the 2006-07 Ashes series in Australia with scores of 196 and 60 not out at Brisbane and 142 and
49 at Adelaide. These two centuries took him past Steve Waugh for the Australian record for Test centuries
and raised his career average above 60, taking his calendar-year-to-date average to 104.08. He was 539 runs
behind the new calendar year record established on 30 November 2006 by Mohammad Yousuf.
Ponting is the reigning ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC Player of the Year, and Allan Border Medal winner
(for the most outstanding Australian cricketer of the past season). He is the only player to have won the award
twice. At the 2006 ICC Awards he was named in the World Team of the Year for both Tests and 0DIs.
A veteran of 263 ODI ( January 2007 ) he had up to then scored 9503 runs at an average of just over 41.00
with 20 centuries and 56 half centuries with a top score of 154.

MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN SRI LANKA
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka is statistically the most successful off-spin bowler in cricket history, and one
of his country's most successful players. However, Muralitharan's career has not been without controversy, with
the legality of his bowling action being called into question a number of times since his cricketing debut.
One of few Tamils ever to play for Sri Lanka,
Muralitharan has taken over 600 Test wickets
and over 400 One-day International wickets, and
was the first man to take 1,000 wickets in all
international cricket.
He has the second highest number of Test
wickets-674 and ODI wickets- 432 and his 19
ten-wicket hauls in a match is the most ever.
Along with Jim Laker of England, Muralitharan, is
the only other cricketer to have taken nine
wickets in a Test match twice.
He is the only player to take 50 or more wickets against every Test playing nation and only player to take 10
wickets in a Test against every Test playing nation.


BRIAN CHARLES LARA-WEST INDIES
Few players can take over a game with a bat like Brian can and he has earned the respect of all his peers
with his brilliant batting technique.
With 19 ODI centuries, including a highest score of 169 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in the United Arab
Emirates 1995, the West Indies captain has carved a niche for himself in the history of the game.
The leading scorer in Test cricket history, Brian scored 277 runs for his maiden Test 'ton', the fourth highest
maiden Test century by any batsman, the highest individual score in all Tests between the two teams and the
fourth-highest century ever recorded against Australia by any Test batsman.
Lara broke the World Record for highest individual score twice, both times at the Antigua Recreation Grounds
(ARG) and both times against the same opponent; England. He first made 375 in 1994, but that mark was
surpassed by Australia's Ricky Ponting in 2003 before he returned a year later with a sparkling 400 not out
as he became the first batsman to score two Test triple centuries and the second player to score two career
quadruple centuries. The only player to achieve both these milestones, Brian regained the distinction of being
the holder of both the record first-class individual innings and the record Test individual innings.
He also holds the First class single innings record of 501 not out while playing County cricket in England for
Warwickshire against Durham.


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MOHAMMAD YOUSUF PAKISTAN
Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan is on a high, having just set the World
Record of centuries in a calendar year with nine, breaking the 30
year-old record held by former West Indies great Sir Vivian Richards.
He also broke Zaheer Abbas's record for the most runs made by
a Pakistani batsman in a three-Test series. Abbas had made 583
runs against the visiting Indians in 1978-79.
After his 191 against the West Indies at Multan he became the
first player in Test history to have been dismissed 3 times in the
190's, with all three innings coming in 2006.
Yousuf also equalled Australian great Don Bradman's record of
scoring six centuries in successive Tests although it took him
only five matches compared with Bradman's six.
In 228 ODIs he has scored 7608 runs with an average of 41.34 and
a high score of 141 not out with 11 centuries and 51 half centuries

JACQUES HENRY KALLIS SOUTH AFRICA
One of the best all-rounders in the modern game, Kallis is a
dogged right-handed batsman and muscular fast-medium bowler
who can swing the ball both ways off a good line and length. As
of September 2006 he became the only cricketer in the history
of the game to hold more than 8,000 runs and 200 wickets in
both Test and One Day International cricket. Kallis is only the third
player in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and Mohammad
Yousuf) to make a century in five consecutive matches.
Kallis has a very impressive batting average of over 55, and is
rated as one of the best batsmen in the world. Although still a very
capable bowler with over 200 Test wickets, he has impressed
mostly with the bat in recent years. He was awarded the captaincy
of South Africa for the third and final Test match against Australia
in 2006, when Graeme Smith stood down with an injury.


As one of the most enduring batsmen of his generation, Kallis' wicket has become arguably the most prized
in Test cricket, with the exception of Australia captain Ricky Ponting and Indian captain Rahul Dravid. As Kallis,
Dravid and Ponting are in their early 30s, with time on their side, they are seen to be in a race for the world
record tally of Test runs, held by West Indian great Brian Lara.

STEPHEN PAUL FLEMING NEW ZEALAND
Stephen Paul Fleming is the current captain of the New Zealand
cricket team, known as the "Black Caps". A left-handed batsman,
Fleming made his Test debut in 1994 against India and assumed
the captaincy role during the home series against England in 1997
Known for his astute tactical abilities, he is New Zealand's most
successful Test captain, having led the side to 27 victories (as of
July 2006) and having won Test match series against India,
England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
Affectionately referred to by fans as "Flem", Fleming was long
regarded as an underperformer with the bat, with one of the worst
50 to 100 conversion ratios in world cricket. However since the
2003 tour of Sri Lanka, Fleming has silenced his critics with 274
not out against Sri Lanka when Fleming selflessly declared
rather than staying to reach 300.As a fielder, Fleming has taken
over 150 catches giving him the 4th highest Test aggregate for a
non-wicketkeeper.

BRETT LEE AUSTRALIA
Brett Lee, who will spearhead the Australian attack with the
retirement of Glen McGrath, is widely regarded as one of the
world's finest and most feared bowlers. He was ranked by the
ICC as the No. 1 0DI bowler in January 2006 and has been
ranked among the top ten ODI bowlers since the start of 2003.
His bowling strike rate of around 30 puts him amongst the most
incisive in this form of the game. He also has a One-day
International hat-trick to his name, achieved in the 2003 World
Cup against Kenya. Lee was the first Australian and fourth bowler
to ever achieve this feat in World Cup history.
Lee is also only behind Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as the
bowler with the second highest number of wickets after 99 0DI
matches with 176 wickets. He surpassed Allan Donald as the fast
bowler with the most number of wickets after 99 ODI matches.
Lee also has a devilish slower ball in which the amount of pace removed from the ball with no discernable
change in grip or bowling action is one of the largest in world cricket. This ball can be anywhere from around
100 km/h to around 125 km/h and is used sparingly.
While Lee's average and strike rate in ODIs rank him as one of the best bowlers in ODI history, he can still
be erratic occasionally, as shown by his relatively high economy rate. However, at his best, he is an extremely
damaging bowler and can rip through any batting line-up.

ANDREW 'FREDDIE' FLINTOFF ENGLAND
The former England captain who at 6' 4" is one of the giants of
the international game. A fast bowler and aggressive batsman, he
is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the modern
game. He plays county cricket for Lancashire, where he picked
up the nickname 'Freddie' or 'Fred' due to perceived similarities
with Fred Flintstone.
He attracted comparisons to the great lan Botham when he first .. :
came on the scene, and has overcome a series of injuries to be
one of the key players in the England set up.

CHRISTOPHER HENRY GAYLE WEST INDIES
One of the fiercest hitters of the ball in cricket today and was
rated as the top all-rounder up to late last year. The Jamaican
has played in 155 ODIs (up to January) with a total of 5633 runs
including 15 centuries and 28 half centuries with a high score of
153 not out.
Also handy with the ball Gayle has 129 ODI scalps at an average of 38.69. Gayle is one of the characters of
the international game, wearing sunglasses even while bowling and silver shoes to add to his gleaming smile.


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TEAMS TO WATCH BY PAUL REID
AUSTRALIA
Australia is the leading cricket team in the world at present and despite several top players calling it a day
over the last few months, the ICC trophy is theirs to lose. Shane Warne, the world record holder for most
wickets taken in Test cricket with 708 in 145 games, will not be on the World Cup team, nor will his bowling
partner Glen McGrath or batsman Damien Martyn who retired in the middle of the Ashes Series against
England. However, Australia will still be very potent with the likes of Captain Rickey Ponting, Michael
Kasprowicz, Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark and Brett Lee.

PAKISTAN
After being runners up in 1999, Pakistan bowed out in the first round four years ago in South Africa and will
come prepared to erase those bitter memories. The team is considered a strong but unpredictable team.
Traditionally Pakistani cricket has been filled with players of great talent, but limited discipline. The banning
and subsequent controversial clearing of pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, who both tested
positive for banned anabolic steroids, is just one of the few controversies that have surrounded the team. In
2006, Pakistan became the first team in Test history to forfeit a game, after Australian umpire Daryl Hair
accused swing bowler Umar Gul of tampering with the ball. They were eventually cleared of the charges, but
captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was banned for four matches.

SOUTH AFRICA
"Snake bitten" is how some would describe South Africa's cricket history, due to a series of incidents that
have conspired to keep them from winning a major title. The team has achieved some success, despite being
hampered by the retirements of many star players, including fast bowler Allan Donald and one-day specialist
Jonty Rhodes. As a result, they had a poor 2004 season, only winning against the West Indies. However, South
Africa is currently ranked second in the world in the One Day International Cricket rankings and in the top five
for Test cricket rankings, mainly due to a long winning streak January November 2005.

WEST INDIES
Selected here out of sheer sentimentality, the West Indies once ruled the roost. After making it to the finals
of the first three World Cups and winning the first two, the Caribbean cricketers have not graced the top of
the podium. Their 'on and off' form has frustrated their legion of fans, but under the guidance of the Australian
coach Bennett King the 'Windies' have shown steady improvement.
The provisional 30-man list is a curious blend of youth and experience, but it is likely King will go with the
tried and proven, as he aims to take the Windies back to the top.
This could be the final time talented two-time World Test batting record holder, Brian Lara, takes part in the
ICC World Cup, and the man who scored 501 in an English County game and 400 in a Test match against
England in Antigua, will want to go out with a bang.

'THE WINDIES'


Brian Lara
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Corey Collymore
lan Bradshaw
leighton Butler
Bawl Lewis
Dave Mohammed
Owayne Bravo
Tino Best
Baren Powell
Jerome Taylor


Trinidad Fidel Edwards Barbados
Guyana Baren Ganga Trinidad & Tobago
Guyana Benesh Ramdin Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados Pedro Collins Barbados
Barbados Owayne Smith Barbados
St. Vincent Barren Sammy St. Lucia
Grenada Wavell Wayne Hinds Jamaica
Trinidad Marion Samuels Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago Runako Morton Nevis/Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados Beighton Butler St. Vincent
Jamaica Christopher Gayle Jamaica
Jamaica Sewnarine Chattergoon Guyana


The historic Sabina Park in Kingston will host the six first round group matches, including the opening match of the tournament and one
semi-final match.
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GROUP GAMES


St Kitts (all start 1345 GMT)
March 14 Australia v Scotland
March 16 Netherlands v South Africa
March 18 Australia v Netherlands
March 20 Scotland v South Africa
March 22 Netherlands v Scotland
March 24 Australia v South Africa



Trinidad (all start 1345 GMT except*)
March 15 Bermuda v Sri Lanka
March 17 Bangladesh v India
March 19 Bermuda v India
March 21 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
March 23 India v Sri Lanka
March 25 Bangladesh v Bermuda *1445 BST)


St Lucia (all start 1345 GMT)
March 14 Canada v Kenya
March 16 England v New Zealand
March 18 Canada v England
March 20 Kenya v New Zealand
March 22 Canada v New Zealand
March 24 England v Kenya



Jamaica (all start 1445 GMT)
March 13 West Indies v Pakistan
March 15 Ireland v Zimbabwe
March 17 Ireland v Pakistan
March 19 West Indies v Zimbabwe
March 21 Pakistan v Zimbabwe
March 23 Ireland v West Indies


SUPER EIGHT
(all start 1445 GMT)
If any seeded team does not finish in the top two in their group, the non-seeded team qualifying will take their
allotted place in the Super Eight fixture list.


SEMI-FINALS

APRIL 24 Super Eight 2nd v 3rd, Jamaica (start 1545 BST)
APRIL 25 Super Eight 1st v 4th, St Lucia (start 1445 BST)



FINAL

APRIL 28 Winner SF1 v Winner SF2, Barbados (start 1445 BST)


March 27 D2 v Al Antigua & Barbuda
March 28 A2 v B1 Guyana
March 29 D2 v C1 Antigua & Barbuda
March 30 D1 v C2 Guyana
March 31 Al v B2 Antigua & Barbuda
APRIL 1 D2 v B1 Guyana
APRIL 2 B2 v C1 Antigua & Barbuda
APRIL 3 D1 v A2 Guyana
APRIL 4 C2 v B1 Antigua & Barbuda
APRIL 7 B2 v A2 Guyana
APRIL 8 Al v C2 Antigua & Barbuda
APRIL 9 D1 v C1 Guyana


APRIL 10 D2 v A2 Grenada
APRIL 11 C2 v B2 Barbados
APRIL 12 B1 v C1 Grenada
APRIL 13 Al v D1 Barbados
APRIL 14 A2 v C1 Grenada
APRIL 15 B2 v D1 Barbados
APRIL 16 Al v B1 Grenada
APRIL 17 A2 v C2 Barbados
APRIL 18 D1 v B1 Grenada
APRIL 19 D2 v B2 Barbados
APRIL 20 Al v C1 Grenada
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FROM SWITZERLAND TO THE BLUE


MOUNTAINS


Must have' of the 'Who is Who', the story
of how this global brand reached the
shores of Jamaica is an interesting piece
of history.
In 1932, the Swiss-born rum merchant
Rudolf Wickerlin, who lived in Jamaica,
traveled regularly through Switzerland by
train, peddling rum for his company. On
one of his many train journeys, Wickerlin
happened to be seated across from a
businessman named Hans Wilsdorf, the
businessman named Hans Wsdorf the From let to right Peter Bangerter, Juergen Kusten, Luly Waeckerin, Hans Peter Waeckerlin
founder of Rolex. Traveling through (so or f Rudolf Waeckein) at Swiss Stores 1966 dring th Commonwealth Games
Switzerland peddling Rolex watches, in Kingston.
Wilsdorf convinced Wickerlin to take a couple of his Rolex watches back to Jamaica to try to sell them there,
only one year after the first self-winding Rolex watch was offered to the public in 1931.
The first watch company to create a truly waterproof watch, Rolex made their brand name unforgettable
prominently displaying their watches inside a fish tank totally submersed in water, in jewelers shop windows,
a powerful image that would make the Rolex brand name unforgettable. Wilsdorf even went so far as to have
a specially made Rolex watch attached to the side of the Trieste, a deep-diving research bathyscaphe ("deep
boat") with a crew of two people, which reached a record-breaking depth of about 10,900m at the bottom of
the Mariana Trench. The watch survived and tested as having kept perfect time during its descent and ascent.
Back in Jamaica, Wickerlin sold the watches, more were ordered and as the watch business prospered,
Wickerlin opened the first Swiss Store in Kingston in 1935. Hence, the first Rolex watch in Jamaica in 1935
was 'officially' sold to a gentleman called Henry Lopez of Abbey Court Great House by the Swiss-born
merchant.
One of the first Rolex retailers in the
Caribbean, Swiss Stores has established
itself as one of the finest jewelry and
watch stores on the island. The pioneering
spirit and the quest for perfection, qualities
first embodied by Rolex founder Hans
Wilsdorf, live on through it's present
organisaztion. Some 75 years later, Swiss
Stores is still under Swiss management
with Peter and Ueli Bangerter at the helm.
With four locations, after-sale services, and
a new state-of-the-art workshop, Swiss Swiss Stores state-of-tlhe-art workshop at Harbour Street in Kingston.
Stores continue to be the only official Rolex
retailer in Jamaica.
"Our relationship with our customer doesn't
end with the sale of a timepiece or a fine
piece of jewelry. Swiss Stores wants to be
your partner beyond the sale and to build
a long lasting relationship. We have
therefore established ourselves over the
past seventy years as the best name in
after-sales service in Jamaica:' says Ueli
Bangerter.
Finishes Bangerter; "We are proud to have
a watch repair workshop with the latest
Peter and Ueli Bangerter
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electronic equipment, thousands of original spare parts
in stock and are approved by the brands we sell. Our
watchmakers are trained in Switzerland and are
kept up to date with the latest technologies.
Our jewelry manufacturing atelier
guarantees the highest quality in
servicing, and we are more than happy
to assist you in keeping your jewelry in
perfect condition."
Other watch brands carried are
OMEGA, Tissot, Hamilton, Swiss Army,
Alfex, and Calvin Klein along with high
quality jewelry.
In Montego Bay, Swiss Store is located on
Gloucester Avenue (952-4274), in Ocho
Rios at Island Village (675-8975) and on
Main Street (974-2519) and in Kingston on
Harbour Street (922-8050) and Mall Plaza
Constant Spring Road (926-6537).
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The 4,500 square foot facility includes dedicated in house customs and immigration facilities, luxurious
lounges, pilot facilities and a private roadway entrance.
General Manager for IAM Jet Centre Montego Bay, Wyley Sweeney explained that his customer service team
is empowered to meet and exceed the world class level of service that is demanded of an IAM Jet Centre.'We
have a focus on detail to enhance the service we provide from the moment our guests step off their aircraft
and again when they depart. We are always pleased to carry out requests for specialized services". When
asked about the services, Mr. Sweeney replied "we are able to arrange everything from ground transportation
to in flight catering. Most of our guests are regular visitors to Jamaica, they require a smooth process and for
us to provide for all their needs. We do everything possible to exceed expectations".
Jorge Sales, Chief Executive Officer of MBJ Airports Limited commented "The IAM Jet Centre is especially
convenient for private and corporate aircraft that are based in Jamaica, as it gives them the opportunity to be
among the first to use the exclusive new facility. For our VIP customers who are returning to Sangster
International Airport in private aircrafts, we can assure them world class service:'
For additional information please contact IAM Operations at aviation@iamjetcentre.com, Tel: 246-428-1704 or
visit www.iamjetcentre.com.


IAM Jet Centre's First Flight. (left to right) IAM Jet Centre CEO, Paul Worrell; Captain Peyton Enloe; First Officer James Boudreaux; IAM Director,
Heather Wiltssire; MBJ CEO, Jorge Sales and IAM General Manager, Wyley Sweeney.


Editor: Ragni Trotta
Articles for publication in the Jamaica Tourist
may be submitted to: ragni@jamaicatourist.net

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Cell: (+1 876) 383-4652

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FINE WATCHES AND JEWELRY


CHOPARD JEWELRY AT TROPICANA
Chopard's Happy Diamonds Sundial white gold watch in 18 carat with the bezel entirely set with diamonds,
white crocodile strap and white gold buckle is the ultimate women's luxury timepiece. With mother of pearl
sun themed dial and numbers set in white diamonds, featuring 3 mobile diamonds at the 12h, this quarts
movement is waterproof until 30 meters. Hugely popular, the sun shaped Happy Diamonds pendants are
available in 18ct white or pink gold with 5 mobile diamonds set in its centre, on an onyx plated backdrop or
a backdrop entirely set in white diamonds. Tropicana
also have a selection of fine watches for watch ,
lovers, including exquisite timepieces from Patek
Philippe and Breguet. Visit one of Tropicanas island 1
location. In Montego Bay, you find Tropicana shops
at the Half Moon Shopping Village (Tel. 953-2242) or
downtown at the City Center (Tel. 952-6982). In
Ocho Rios, at Tajmahal Shopping Center (Tel. 974-
2928) or Island Village (Tel. 675-8774), and at the
Time Square Mall in Negril (Tel. 957-9530). -JI M


www.tropicanajewelers.com


Chopard's Happy Diamonds Sundial white gold watch in 18 carat with
the bezel entirely set with diamonds


CARTIER AT CASA DE ORO
The symbol of timeless luxury, Cartier is the creator of precious pieces: fine jewelry, prestige watches, luxury
gifts and accessories.
Visit Casa de Oro to take a closer look at the Cartier Roadster, an
extra large mode in 18K gold, chronographic function, bezel and
crown set with round cut diamonds, silvered sunray effect dial,
Roman numerals and black oxidized steel hands. The Pasha de
Cartier watch is another beautiful timepiece
worth seeing, created in 18K yellow gold, set
with round cut diamonds, silvered sunray effect
dial and diamond-shaped blue steel hands. In
Montego Bay, you find Casa de Oro at the City
Centre Building (Tel. 952-3502) downtown or at
the Half Moon Shopping Village (Tel. 953-9755).
In Ocho Rios at Soni's Plaza (Tel. 974-5392) and
Island Village (Tel. 675-8999) and in Negril at
Time Square Plaza (Tel. 957-3631).


www.casadeoro.com


The Cartier Pasha in 18kt Yellow
Gold with Diamond Bezel


The Cartier Roadster Chronograph
in 18kt White Gold with full Paved Case


BREITLING AT BIJOUX JEWLERS
Visit Bijoux to look at the new Breitling Bentley GT. A real eye candy, this sparkling timepiece is equipped with
a rotating pinion bezel and a variable tachometer
and water resistant up to 100m. With an 18kt yellow
gold case and impressive packaging, the Breitling
Bentley GT is sold at a duty free price up to 30%
lower than regular retail price. The timepiece is
available in steel; steel combined with gold and a
limited white gold series with dials manufactured in
arctica, diamond black, Moroccan blue, sunset,
spruce, magnolia and cypress. Visit Bijoux at the
Half Moon Shopping Center (Tel. 953-9717).
www.bijoux-jewelers.com The Breitling Bentley GT

JAEGER LECOULTRE AT TAJ MAHAL
Back in 1833, self-taught watchmaker Antoine LeCoultre founded a little workshop, which was to become the
world renowned manufacturer Jaeger LeCoultre. LeCoultre, a brilliant inventor who trained with his father,
devoted his whole life to the quest for absolute precision and reliability. In 1931, Jaeger LeCoultre created the
first Reversal for British Colonials and Indian Maharajas as a sports watch. Ingeniously, the watch dial can be
reversed 3600, protecting it's crystal front from knocks or scratches during sports. The recently released 75th
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anniversary edition is a square version of the normally rectangular
timepiece. For a peak at the Jaeger LeCoultre Reversal
Squadra, as well as other outstanding pieces, visit Taj Mahal
Duty Free at Half Moon Shopping Center (Tel: 953-9237). In
Ocho Rios, visit Jewels in Paradise at the Taj Mahal
Shopping Center (Tel: 974-6929)
www.tajmahaldutyfree.com.


Jaeger LeCoultre reversible watches


JOHN HARDY'S NEW PALU COLLECTION AT THE ROYAL SHOP
In 1975, John Hardy arrived in Ball to study silver-smith techniques
with Balinese craftsmen. Some of his tutors were descendants of
artisans who made jewelry for the Balinese Royal Court. With
craftsmen from Ball, Java, Sumatra and other Indonesian islands; the
culture of Hardy's design studio is inclusive and diverse, reflecting
the multi-cultural nature of Indonesian society. Visit the The Royal
Shop to see heavenly handcrafted pieces from the new Palu
Collection, hammered from 22-karat gold and woven of
sterling silver. The Royal Shop is located at the
Half Moon Shopping Village (Tel. 953-
3504) and the City Center Building (Tel.
952-2254) in Montego Bay.
www.theroyalshop.com.


ROLEX AT SWISS STORES
The Rolex Prince draws inspiration from an original
1920s model. In 1928 Rolex created the Rolex Prince
which, thanks to its precision timekeeping, would go on
to achieve huge success and earn a place in
horological history befitting its name. Rectangular in
shape, the Rolex Prince is a gem amongst
wristwatches. Furthermore, Rolex developed and
patented the watch's unique display of hours and
minutes on one side of the winding stem and of
seconds on the other. Four distinct styles of the
slim, elongated case offer something to suit every
taste, and the transparent caseback adds an
extra touch of elegance. The leather strap has
been fitted with a gold butterfly clasp, giving the
watch perfect balance. Visit Swiss Stores in
Montego Bay, located on Gloucester Avenue
(Tel. 952-4274), in Ocho Rios at Island Village
(Tel. 675-8975) and on Main Street (Tel. 974-
2519). In Kingston visit Swiss Stores in
Harbour Street (Tel. 922-8050) and Mall Plaza
Constant Spring Road (Tel. 926-6537).
www.swissstoresjamaica.com

Part of the Cellini range, the Rolex Prince
is available in steel and 18K gold with
ceramic bezel.


Heavenly handcrafted silver pieces from John Hardy;
Palu Collection Cuff and Hoop Earrings.






































































JEWELERS
MONTEGO BAY, 42-44 City Center Tel. (876) 952 6982 21 Half Moon Village Tel. (876) 953 2242
NEGRIL, #4 Time Square Mall Tel. (876) 957 9530
OCHO RIOS, B 14 Island Village Tel. (876) 675 8774 # 3 Tajmahal Shopping Center Tel. (876) 974 2928


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ISLAND GIFT IDEAS

UNIQUE TRAYS AND PLACEMATS
Available in various colors and with a variety of traditional
Jamaican Belissario images, flowers and birds, these
unique trays and placemats make great gift items.
Handmade out of paper mache and locally obtained
materials, some of which are recycled, the trays are
available in three sizes, 12 x 12, 9 x 9 and 6 x 6.
Octagon shaped place mats in sets of 4, match the trays
perfectly a make a wonderful combination.
Available from the following locations: Montego Bay: Rita
Hand made paper mache trays and place sets Simpson's Resort Wear at Half Moon Shopping Village,
the Gallery of the West Indian Arts, Tortuga Cake Shop in Spring Farm, Coyaba Resort and Heaven 67 at
Doctors Cave Bathing Club. Negril: Couples Swept Away or Jamaica Jane's on Norman Manley Boulevard.
South Coast: Jake's in Treasure Beach. Kingston: the Craft Cottage. Montego Bay Airport Departures: Coffee
and Spice Coffee Shop.

HANDMADE JAMAICAN DOLLS
These real Jamaican dollies,1000 handmade with hand
painted faces and stuffed with fiber by the Kingston
based Roelchi Trading company, make superb gifts.
Available as School Pickneys' (children) in original
uniform fabrics or Rastamen', complete with hat,
dreadlocks and bright outfits in red, gold and green. An
array of more traditional looking 'Sally Dolls' are also
available. Available from the following locations: Montego
Bay: Rita Simpson's Resort Wear at Half Moon Shopping
Village. Ocho Rios: Island Village. Negril: selected gift
shops. Montego Bay Airport Departures: Extra Extra
Gift Shop Hand made Jamaican Dolls


CLAY WIND CHIMES
Listen to the soothing sound of these magnificent
chimes, swinging in the gentle breeze, and you will
instantly be reminded of your Jamaican dream vacation.
Or extend your vacation memories to friends and family
with this distinctive gift.
Made from 100% Jamaican clay and hand painted in
light blues, greens and earthy tones, the chimes look
and sound different from ordinary bamboo or metal
ones. Available from the following locations: Montego
Beautiful Clay Wind Chimes Bay: Rita Simpson's Resort Wear at Half Moon Shopping
Village. Ocho Rios: Island Village. Negril: selected gift shops. Montego Bay Airport Departures: Extra Extra Gift Shop

SANDALS FROM HAVAIANAS
The current craze for Havaianas extends beyond fashion conscious women to men and teenagers. Havaianas,
also called the best rubber sandals in the world, owe their book to free publicity from devotees such as
supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen. Havaianas company representatives stood next
to big name designers such as Dolce & Gabbana handing
out sandals to stars at last year Cannes Film Festival. The
slab of rubber with a V-shaped strap clenched between
the first two toes, typified by Havaianas, is the ultimate
casual sandal, marking a trend where common sense
comfort meets cheap chic. With bright, Jamaican colors,
they have become the ultimate fashion buy. Available
from the following locations: Montego Bay: Fontana
Pharmacy, Western Sports and many stores on the Hip
Strip. Ocho Rios: Reggae Yard, Island Village. Negril:
Rock House and Time Square Plaza. Kingston: Go West
and Craft Cottage. Montego Bay Airport Departures: Walk
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NEW LUXURY SHOPPING

VILLAGE TO ROSE HALL

Rose Hall, is the new fmust visit' for luxury goods bargain hunters.
Located on the thort Goasl: Highway direcly opposite Hte Rose Hall
Great louse, this new attractbn is expected to beco te the major upscale
shopping aciliy i -oego Bay.

Starting in April, visitors can trawl the latest addition to the Montego Bay shopping scene for luxury goods
bargains of up to 30% savings. Designed by renowned Kingston architect Jeremy Millingen, Shoppes at Rose
Hall features a variety of exclusive duty free stores complemented by landscaping, fountains, ponds and
seating areas to create a laid back atmosphere.
"We want to offer our customers a complete experience that includes shopping, food and entertainment:'
explains Indru Dadlani, owner of Casa de Oro and one of the investors in Shoppes at Rose Hall. "No expense
has been spared in the development of this USS12 million project.'
Built by Neville Daley from Savannah-La-Mar, the 12 duty free stores in Phase I include luxury goods outlets
that showcase all the premier jewelry and fine watch brands, a fragrance & cosmetic store, branded clothing
stores as well as high quality craft and souvenir stores.
Three food and beverage outlets form part of the main
drag of the shopping village, including a Cafe Bar
serving Blue Mountain Coffee, a chic, international full
service bistro serves hungry shoppers and an elegant
gourmet restaurant for special occasions.
Phase II will focus on the inclusion of a major
attraction and a Caribbean Marketplace', showcasing
the best of the region's culture, art and craftsmanship,
as well as additional specialty shops. Artists Rendering
Just a stone's throw away from the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon and several upscale residential areas, the upscale
shopping center is conveniently located opposite the Rose Hall Great House on the North Coast Highway. Says
Dadlani; "With top hotels like the Half Moon and the Ritz-Carlton in the neighborhood and the new Palmyra
Resort & Spa under construction, we see great potential for Shoppes at Rose Hall.' The future thinking
developers' grand plan includes a sub-divisional ocean side road conveniently connecting the area's hotels with
the new shopping mall. To ensure top class service, special emphasis has been placed on customer service
with all staff trained by the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo).
With the creation of Shoppes at Rose Hall, the store owners of Tropicana, Bijoux, Jewel & Time, TajMahal, The
Royal Shop and Casa de Oro, all investors in the shopping village, have made a major contribution to the local
tourist product.
The six store owners, all Jamaican Duty Free entrepreneurs, have long been famous on the island for
conducting business according to their motto; "During the work day we are competitors, after 5 pm we are
family and friends..:' Making a loud statement, this industrious group of investors has decided to extend their
collaboration to cover 9 to 5', combining their multitude of talents to make a real impact. "Shoppes at Rose
Hall will be in full swing starting April T'07 says Dadlani. "We are estimating a soft opening at the end of
March:' says Dadlani.
A dispatching desk will provide transportation to and from the Shoppes at Rose Hall. For further information,
please call 953-9718 or e-mail: srh@cwjamaica.com.
Shoppes at Rose Hall (Photo:Heidilech)


CREATIVE CONCEPTS AT THE

MBJ AIRPORT SHOPPING MALL

ShIIPPiF g mall. ot oonly is the shtppiog prier te taking off from gates 8
to 19 outstanding; there are also several food and beverage oltlets
hich every globetrotiter should try out. When departing the island, make sure
you get to the airport early and make it a part of your vacation e ,:periencel
For 20 years, Creative Host Services Inc. has operated a variety of locally and
nationally branded concepts in the airport environment, offering a mixture of bars,
restaurants and fast food locations featuring ethnic concepts and specialty
coffees & desserts. Creative Host Services' mix of brands is diverse and includes
distinctly branded US concepts such as Dunkin Donuts. Pizza Hut and KFC. With
44 airport outlets in the USA, the company has opened it's first set of Caribbean
locations at MBJ Airport in Jamaica with the renowned local brands Jamaican
Bobsled Cafe' and the 'Red Stripe Bar', coupled with the Vibe Smoking Lounge'.
Everything 'Red Stripe The Jamaican Bobsled' brand is a favorite among the locals and visitors alike.
Inspired by the legendary Jamaican Bobsled Team who featured in the movie 'Cool Runnings' followed it's
Olympic appearance, the Jamaican Bobsled Cafe on Montego Bay's Hip Strip has been a success story.
Now, fans can also feel the Jamaican Bobsled groove at MBJ's Eastern Concourse, where a popular 'Grab and
Go' area offers a selection of pre-prepared dishes for travelers on the run. A regular sit down area is available
for those who have some time before their flight, and the menu includes a variety of breakfast and lunch
dishes, in addition to a separate menu for young travelers. Very cool 'Cool Runnings' merchandise is also
available at this hotspot.
Lovers of the world famous Jamaican beer will feel welcome at The Red Stripe Bar'. Check out their fun menu
while strolling around the great stores in the East Concourse, as a variety of quick delights is on offer. The
menu includes something for everyone, including the 'Red Stripe Hot Dog', 'Peel & Eat Shrimp' as well as a
variety of beer snacks and sandwiches. A wide selection of caps, T-shirts and other items boasting the popular
logo are also on sale.


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Tell them you spent hours hunting for the perfect gift.


It sounds better.


MB


Airport Mall


SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MONTEGO BAY
One of Jamaica's best-kept secrets is how fantastic the shopping
is and with the addition of 13 new outlets in the East Concourse at the
MBJ Airport Mall, we now have over 60 great reasons for you to reward
yourself. From luxury jewellery in our world-class duty-free stores, to fun
souvenirs, there are many ways to take a piece of Jamaica home with
you. And once you are through with all that retail therapy, savour fine
dining and cool cocktails at our restaurants and bars.
All you need is your boarding pass to get away with great deals and
great dining.


Airports Limited


www.mb airport.com


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WHAT A GWAAN?

LOCAL VERSION OF 'CALENDAR GIRLS'
12 well-known, brave Jamaican women, have shed the
majority of their clothes and posed semi-nude in a
garden setting to raise money for The Jamaican
Epilepsy Association. All over 50 years old, the women
are featured on the annual calendar which is entitled
"How Does My Garden Grow", just like in the movie
"Calendar Girls". Giving inspirational quotes to help
uplift persons with epilepsy in Jamaica, the purpose of
the calendar is to increase public awareness and raise
funds for The Jamaican Epilepsy Association. Buy the
calendar, which retails for JS2000, at any of Novelty Trading Company's outlets island-wide or at the following
Kingston locations: The Discount Centre in Manor Park, Canonball Cafe in Manor Park, Swiss Stores at the
Mall Plaza and Signatures Boutique. The photos are taken by Franz Marzouca.
For more information contact: eperez@anngel.com
FIRST JAMAICAN TO U.S. CONGRESS
An historic event for New York's Jamaican community
took place in Brooklyn, Sunday January 14th, when
Yvette Clarke was sworn in as the first Jamaican
Congress person in the United States. Yvette is the
e daughter of Jamaican-born Una Clark, who narrowly
Slost her bid for a seat in Congress in 2002, against
longtime ally and 20-year incumbent, Representative
Major Owens.
Congress Women Yvette Clark with her mother, Una Clark (left) and Upon Owen's retirement this year, 42 year old Yvette
her father Leslie Clarke (right). (Photo: Coutes.v of ErrolAnderson) entered a remarkably competitive four way race for the
open House seat. Backed by her mother, who quit her day job to help run Yvette's campaign, the Clark women
proved to be a powerful political duo in Brooklyn's growing Caribbean community. According to Yvette; "The
victory had everything to do with the good will and name recognition that my mother has built up in the
community over her years of public service:' The Clark women, a 'stand alone' feminine movement in their
own right, made it to Capitol Hill in only three generations.
The Clarke's are proud descendants of the Jamaican maroons, free blacks who came to Jamaica with the
Spaniards and later fought the British for 80 years to gain their independence. Hence, Yvette's achievement is
sure to be celebrated in Cockpit Country, native land of the maroons.

128 YEARS OLD AND COUNTING
She's a little hard of hearing and a bit scared of venturing too
far from her bed, but Granny Mary's mind is surprisingly nimble,
especially considering that she is believed to be 128 years old.
If this is true, it would make the little woman from Mile Gully,
Manchester, the oldest person alive in the world. Granny Mary is
a pleasant woman and enjoys the company of anyone who pays
her a visit. She loves a good conversation and is thrilled when
she gets to meet new people. Mary Ewin, a mid-wife in her
community many decades ago, has delivered most of the people "
in Mile Gully. "Some big strapping people you see walking
around, I was the one who delivered them. Them big and taller
than me, but is me born them," she said with a slight chuckle. (Photo: The Goleanr)
Granny Mary doesn't quite remember what year she was born, but she said she knows that she is well over
a hundred. "Me stop count when me pass hundred. Me reach far enough, it don't matter after that," she said.
There's no consensus on just how old the woman is, but everyone with whom we spoke, agreed that she is
more than 120 years old. The Manchester coordinator of the National Council for Senior Citizens confirmed
that Granny Mary is 128 years old. Guinness World Records currently has a 116-year-old woman from the
United States as the oldest person in the world. Source:R Robert lah, StaffReporte, The Gleanor


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RESORT & SRA AT ROSE HALL


TEA WITH NORMA
Anybody who wants to escape from the hassle and bustle of
the Montego Bay streets during Cricket World Cup, should
have tea with Norma Mallasch. During the event, Norma will
open the doors of her residence to educate visitors about local
herbs and her extensive art collection, to which she has
proudly added her own paintings. As a handpicked host of
Jamaica Tourist Board's 'Meet the People' program for over 20
years, Norma is the perfect person to give you insight into the
Jamaican way of life, nature and fine arts. She describes
herself as 'free spirited' and a 'lover of life and beauty' and
lives life according to her own motto: "remember yesterday,
dream of tomorrow and live for today:
Call Norma on 953-2155 or e-mail her at mallasch@cwjamaica.com to schedule your visit.


MICHAEL BOLTON GOLFS AT THE
WHITE WITCH
These lucky ladies ran into superstar singer
Michael Bolton at the White Witch Club
House in Montego Bay, in Jamaica to
entertain the crowds at the annual Air
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Said Noa
Jensch; Training Consultant and wife of
Bob Jensch, GM at the Ritz-Carlton Rose
Hall; "Michael Bolton has such beautiful
eyes! He was very sweet to us and said he
loved the White Witch Golf Course and his
stay at the Ritz-Carlton."


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Jaqueline Burrell. (Photo: The Ritz-Carton Golf& Spa Resort, Rose Hall)


10TH AIR JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
SMASHING SUCCESS
More than 28,000 visitors made their way to the annual jazz
fest to enjoy the star lineup entertaining the crowds.
Organized on the greens in front of Cinnamon Hills aqueduct,
the festival featured a star studded lineup that included
Michael Bolton, Earth Wind and Fire, Sean Paul, Shaggy,
Freddie McGregor and Kenny Rogers, the latter introduced
on stage by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.
Kenny Rogers entertains the crowds The festival featured an abundance of food and drink stands,
as well as a host of booths selling crafts, clothing, art and jewelry. "We were amazed at how well organized
the event was", said two first time island visitors from the US.

CHILORENS BOOK
The Jamaican Epilepsy Association in association with Braco Stables has produced a lovely children's book by
the name of "Way to go, Flash!" Written by Barbara Ann Rigbye and illustrated by one of Jamaica's foremost
artists, P.J. Stewart, the story features Flash, a horse with epilepsy, and is dedicated to all Jamaican children
with epilepsy. The book retails for JS800 and can be ordered by contacting the Jamaican Epilepsy Association
at eperez@anngel.com or Braco Stables at Tel: 954-0185.

SERENA AND VENUS WILLIAMS IN JAMAICA
African-American tennis champions, Venus and
Serena Williams were in Jamaica in February as
part of their Williams Sisters Caribbean Charity Tour.
Among the sisters' activities while on the island was
the staging of tennis clinics to support the Jamaica
Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) inner-city
programme. The clinics involved some twenty
children taken from inner-city areas of Kingston,
Montego Bay and Spanish Town
(Photo: Paul Reid)


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