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Publication Date: Summer 2007
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OUT OF MANY,


ONE PEOPLE



elcome to Jamaica! Apart from the island's natural beauty, great
resorts and variety f fun actioities, you will quickly notice the
interesting mix olf anestry in Jamaican faces.
Jamaica's people are the results of complex amalgamations of different heritages from all over the globe. The
island's earliest inhabitants, the Tainos, originated from the north of South America. Later, the island was
dominated by the Spanish and eventually the British. During these times, the Tainos suffered the deadly effects
of new diseases, brought to the island by it's new inhabitants.
Jamaica's rich history spans over centuries and when you look at the faces, features of Chinese, Indian,
European and African heritage might be noticeable. In the 18th century, slavery brought Africans to the sugar
plantations of Jamaica and later, waves of immigrants including East Indians, Chinese, Jewish, Dutch,
Portuguese, French and Syrians flocked to the island nation.
The island's history and motto 'Out of many, one people' is probably why Jamaica's population receives island
visitors so well. Friendliness, kindness and helpfulness are some of the vital characteristics that become easily
apparent, and the main reason Jamaica has established itself as a favorite among international travelers.
Honeymooners have been coming here since the 1950's and continue to choose this romantic island to create
lifelong memories. According to Modern Bride, Jamaica is the World's No. 2 Best Place to Honeymoon, and
an ever increasing number also choose to exchange vows on this magical island.
With a length of just under 150 miles and a width of 51 miles, Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean
and certainly the most diverse one. After a few days, you'll be on Jamaican time and enjoying it thoroughly.


MONTEGO BAY
Often referred to as MoBay, Montego Bay has flourished
to becoming Jamaica's premier tourist destination and
the island's second-largest city. Montego Bay is famous
for it's annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in
January, the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in July and it's
many other great party options. MoBay has the benefit
of an international airport, fabulous beaches,
restaurants, resorts and attractions in close proximity.
The highway is on it's way to completion and the
famous Rose Hall area now has a lot to show off with
the 'must see' Rose Hall Great House, the Half Moon
Shopping Center and the new Shoppes at Rose Hall,
another premier shopping spot for bargain hunters. The
area enjoys great resorts, three championship golf
courses and a range of good restaurants, and is home
to the island's luxury real estate development, The
Palmyra Resort & Spa.

OCHO RIOS
Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay are located in the heart of
the north-coast region, defined by fern-clad cliffs and
cascading waterfalls, not far from where Columbus first
landed more than 500 years ago. A highlight of any trip
to Ocho Rios is a visit to Dunn's River Falls, one of the
island's best-known natural attractions. Visitors can enjoy
a careful climb up its limestone tiers of this dramatic
600-foot drop of cascading water, followed by a swim at
the beach below. Lovingly referred to as 'Ochi', the resort
is also home to Dolphin Cove, where bottlenose dolphins
swim and mingle happily with visitors.


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NEGRIL
At the western tip of the island, Negril is a favorite resort P
area with a seven-mile ribbon of white sand beach and
perfect conditions for swimming and snorkeling. Grotto-
lined cliffs stretch to the old Negril Lighthouse, built in
1894. The ambience is relaxed; the mood is laid-back
and the fashion is casual. With its remarkable coral reefs
and calm, clear waters, Negril is a diver's paradise. Pre-
sunset entertainment includes daredevil dives by local
athletes from 30-foot cliff tops. Negril has one of
Jamaica's liveliest music scenes, offering a wide range
of options that includes: festive calypso beach
barbecues; outdoor concerts and all-night dancing at
local clubs. Rick's Cafe cliff jumpers, Spider and Tiger.

KINGSTON
With a population of roughly 660,000 people, Jamaicans proudly refer to their capital as town', while the rest
of the island is called the country'. After all, Kingston is the island's center of finance and commerce. Once
visited, one might fondly remember Harry Belafonte's 'Kingston Town', which properly describes the sentiment
attached to this vibrant city. Read more about 'Kingston Town' later in this issue!

PORT ANTONIO
Port Antonio's charm lies in the fact that it is considered to be unspoiled and more laid back than the other
resort areas. The town's twin harbours, turquoise blue sea and verdant hillsides are still enchanting the visitor.
Celebrities have frequented this area since the 50s, and favorite spots include the popular Boston Beach, the
birth place of Jamaican Jerk pork that boasts waves high enough for surfing. Rio Grande Rafting is a two-
hour cruise on a bamboo raft for two, poled by expert rafts men through spectacular scenery and the stunning
Somerset Falls. This resort area is well worth a visit!



SOON COME!









lBut then realty set in. In the last year, I have fallen back into the same
old Canadian routine that I was in before I arrived; work till you drop and
expect everyone to keep the same pace. Why is it that Jamaicans don't
understand that you should only be relaxed when you are at play and not
at work? In the office, I was quickly introduced to 'Soon Come'. Upon
asking the repair man to fix our DVD player one morning, I was greeted
with a 'Soon Come' in the singing, dialect of Jamaican Patois. Having
learned a little Patois during my time on the island, I took this to mean; '
will be there in the morning, but probably not at 8:30 am: I had forgotten
everything I learnt in the first paragraph.
The next day came and went; no repair man. Three days went by and still no repair man. I thought back to
my years in corporate Canada and tried to image what excuse I would have used to not get fired. Two weeks
pass. Still no repair man and no response to any voice messages. Finally, at the start of the third week, the
repair man arrives to begin working on the DVD player. When questioned; "Why so late? Why come at all? In
fact, what are you doing here?" the instantaneous, somewhat indignant response was; "I said 'Soon Come'!"
meaning 'II get there when I get there. No planned time, but I was assured he was coming and would just
have to understand and work around my problem.
Well, many 'Soon Comes' have come and gone by, and I am now relaxed every time I hear the words. I remind
myself that this is why I like the island so much; it adds to the character that we all crave, laid back and
relaxed! Oh, and I have also learned that when someone tells you 'Soon Come', pinpoint a time. Then at least
you know that although late, you might at least get the correct day!
Open your heart to the island and it's joyful people, who can definitely teach us a thing or two about how to
enjoy life. /r,


Frank


CALENDAR OF EVENTS


SUMMERIWINTER 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.
JULY 1 INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY, KINGSTON
JULY 2 PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL, PORT ANTONIO
JULY 8 LITTLE OCHIE SEAFOOD CARNIVAL, ST ELIZABETH
JULY (TBC) NETBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, KINGSTON
JULY (TBC) JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, OCHO RIOS
JULY (TBC) JAMAICA FESTIVAL QUEEN CORONATION, KINGSTON
JULY-AUGUST NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE SEASON OF DANCE, KINGSTON
JULY 15-21 REGGAE SUMFEST MONTEGO BAY
JULY 26-AUGUST 6 HI PRO LOW/HIGH GOAL FAMILY POLO TOURNAMENT ST ANN
JULY 31 THE SEVILLE EMANCIPATION JUBILEE, ST ANN
AUGUST 1-6 ABSOLUTE TEMPTATION ISLE (ATI), NEGRIL
JULY 30- AUGUST 1 DENBIGH AGRICULTURAL SHOW, MAY PEN
JULY (TBC) FLASHPOINT FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, NEGRIL
AUGUST 4 MELLO GO ROUND, KINGSTON
AUGUST 6 HEINEKEN STARTIME 16 "LOVE IS OVERDUE", KINGSTON
AUGUST 6-11 KIWANIS DISTRICT CONVENTION, KINGSTON
AUGUST 6 NATIONAL FLOAT PARADE & GALA, KINGSTON
AUGUST 20 MISS JAMAICA WORLD BEAUTY PAGEANT/GRAND CORONATION, KINGSTON
AUGUST 26 CARIBBEAN MODEL SEARCH, KINGSTON
SEPTEMBER 3-9 44TH MONTEGO BAY INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT MONTEGO BAY
SEPTEMBER OCHO RIOS INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT OCHO RIOS
SEPTEMBER 24-30 NATIONAL TOURISM AWARENESS WEEK, ISLANDWIDE
SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 1 16TH FALMOUTH YACHT CLUB FISHING TOURNAMENT TRELAWNY
SEPTEMBER (TBC) CYCLE JAMAICA, ISLANDWIDE
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 7 44TH PORT ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT PORT ANTONIO
OCTOBER 1-2 NATIONAL AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP, MONT5EGO BAY
OCTOBER 6-8 JAMES BOND FISHING TOURNAMENT OCHO RIOS
OCTOBER (TBC) AFRICA JAMFEST MONTEGO BAY
OCTOBER 14 OLD HARBOUR FISH & BAMMY FESTIVAL, ST CATHERINE
OCTOBER 15 PETER TOSH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, WESTMORELAND
OCTOBER 15-17 7TH ANNUAL TREASURE BEACH HOOK & LINE CANOE TOURNAMENT ST ELIZABETH
OCTOBER 16-22 INTERNATIONAL SQUASH TOURNAMENT NEGRIL
OCTOBER 17 HERITAGE FEST KINGSTON
OCTOBER 18-21 AIR JAMAICA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DOMINOES, MONTEGO BAY
OCTOBER 26-30 ONE LOVE JAMAICA CLASSIC, MONTEGO BAY
OCTOBER 28 OKTOBERFEST KINGSTON
NOVEMBER 10-17 KINGSTON RESTAURANT WEEK, KINGSTON
NOVEMBER (TBC) JGA/UWI GOLF CLASSIC, KINGSTON
NOVEMBER (TBC) JAMAICA OPEN & PRO AM, KINGSTON
NOVEMBER (TBC) JAMERICAN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, MONTEGO BAY
NOVEMBER (TBC) INTERNATIONAL LONG DRIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, MONTEGO BAY
NOVEMBER 7-10 JAMAICA INVITATIONAL PRO-AM TOURNAMENT MONTEGO BAY
NOVEMBER (TBC) FESTIVAL OF THE WRITTEN WORD, KINGSTON
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER (TBC) ST ELIZABETH HOMECOMING, ST ELIZABETH
DECEMBER HOLLAND BAMBOO RUN, ST ELIZABETH
NOVEMBER 29- DECEMBER 1 REGGAE MARATHON, NEGRIL
DECEMBER 31 HARBOUR FEST & FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT, KINGSTON
DECEMBER EAST FEST ST THOMAS
Subject to change; Source Jamaica Tourist Board

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Few places provide golfers with a more historic backdrop than Jamaica, where remnants of British Colonial
times such as old aqueducts, sugar mills and Great Houses surround the links to create a unique experience.
Island courses of varying degrees of difficulty are available to suit every player, and you can play a round of
golf in the morning and be back at the beach for an enjoyable afternoon.
Don't worry if you didn't bring your clubs or your shoes. You can play in your flip-flops, and rent clubs at every
course. Hiring of caddies is mandatory on most courses, and the privilege of having a caddy adds another
positive aspect to island golf. Local caddies know the course designs and are on-hand to impart friendly advice
on how to play a hole and get the most out of your game. Carts are available at most courses, allowing you
to ride while your caddy walks.
Enjoy a round at the oldest golf course in the Caribbean, the Manchester Country Club in Mandeville, built more
than 140 years ago not long after the game was invented in Scotland. Founded in 1865, the nine hole course
is set in luxurious rolling hills and is worth a visit for aficionados. Or tee off near the historic water wheel on
the site of a former sugar plantation at Tryall Golf Club, west of MoBay, where some of the world's best
professionals have tested their skills. The par-72 course, designed by Ralph Plummer, is built into the hillside
and along the beach and renowned for its caddies, who carry golf bags on their heads.
Jamaica's most awe-inspiring courses: the White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon, provide three distinct golf
experiences of 54 holes, in the resort area of Rose Hall, Montego Bay. An open secret among golfers for years,
The New York Times chose Rose Hall, Jamaica, as the top choice in the Caribbean for golfers in February 2007


Carved out of 4,000 acres of the foothills and countryside, the White Witch Golf Course; named after Rose Hall
Plantation mistress Annie Palmer, is both breathtaking and challenging. According to local legend the
bewitching brunette killed her three husbands in Rose Hall's imposing Great House and it is said that her
magical charms are replicated on the course, which is alluringly dangerous and unpredictable just like its
namesake. Designed by Robert von Hagge, spectacular ocean views can be enjoyed from 16 of the course's
18 holes. The course it blessed with hospitality trained caddies, or 'Golf Concierges', who see to players every
whim and provide expert advice on how to 'tame The Witch'.
Built on what used to be a 400-acre sugar plantation, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course meanders through the lush
mountains out to the coast where players are close enough to the ocean to feel the sea spray on their faces.
Robert von Hagge, Michael Smelek and Rick Baril designed the par-71 course with the resort player in mind.
Winding gently through the historic Cinnamon Hill sugar plantation, 18-hole course is enjoyable for golfers of
all skill levels. Players can enjoy stunning scenery that includes the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill,
aqueducts and inlaid stone walls, plus a waterfall at the 15th hole that was featured in the James Bond film
'Live and Let Die'
However, many golfers favor the par-72 Half Moon Golf Course, Rose Hall's third golf course which is located
within the 400-acre Half Moon resort. The course is reminiscent of a true British-links style course, with trade
winds and water hazards adding to the challenge of navigating undulating greens sculpted from the foothills
of the island's western coastline. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1964, the Half Moon golf course has
an international reputation for being both challenging and beautiful, and is home to the only David Leadbetter
Golf Academy in the Caribbean.



A member of Jack Nicklaus' "Great Golf Resorts of the World", this highly walkable 6,585 yard
course wraps around meadows and is surrounded by mature palms providing an unforgettable
experience for the young and the young at heart.


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in a Tropical Paradise!


@ ESCAPE 0 INDULGE 4 SATISFY YOUR DESIRES


It is with great pleasure that we welcome
you to the Shoppes at Rose Hall. Nestled
in this idyllic tropical setting lie the most
luxurious retail stores, offering the finest
selection of premier designer jewellery
and watch collections plus an amazing
array of perfumes, unique souvenirs,
world famous cigars, tropical clothing
and so much more


r-auwuyShoppes


Bijoux
Casa De Oro
Casa de
Xaymaca
Chulani
Clifton Mount
Coffee Estate
Cool Gear Kidsi
Envy
Extc Wines
& Delicacies
Flights of Fantasy
Golden Nugget
Jewels & Time
Jewels in Paradise


* Palmyra Resort
and Spa
* Rose Hall
Cigar Club
*Shade Shack
SShady Daze
* Sheenaz
* Sun Island


s Duty
Shop


For more information, please visit your Hotel Tour Desk or call
Office: (876) 953-8739 / 878-2861 / 578-7494
email: srh@cwjamaica.com


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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
No 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
(Photo.: TL) 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 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.

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
Mangrove forest on the Black River Safari tour. L ow you f Jamaa
(Photo JT.) 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 undeveloped South
Coast past quaint 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.

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.


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: JT1)
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 culture and riddled with towering cliffs, limestone
caves, underground rivers and flowing waterfalls. The dense, wet
limestone forest, crisscrossed with hiking trails, is home to exotic plants, Cockpit Hiking (Photo: STA)
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. Emerge wet
and dirty, ready to relax and swim in the cool pools of the Mouth River cascades. An experience for all energy
levels!


Sunset on the cliffs in Negril (Photo JTB)


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.





Left: Gliding down the Martha Brae on a bamboo raft (PhotoJTB.)


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AROUND THE ISLAND IN YOUR OWN LIMO


In the back of a luxurious
Towncar from Jamaica
Tours, we went down the
coast from Montego Bay
to Ocho Rios to swim
with the dolphins at
Dolphin Cove, do a little
shopping at Island Village, have
lunch at The Ruins and see the famous
Dunns River Falls. The ride from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios took
us past small villages and fertile landscapes boasting African tulip
trees, Breadfruit trees, Castor plants, Poincianas and bulging Ackee
trees. Along the way, our very patient driver Raymore Wilson pointed out
all the important sights and answered the flow of questions only a tourist
can muster.
Raymore, who has been with Jamaica Tours for the past three and a half years, has driven famous visitors
such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock, as well as American Idol winner Fantasia around the
island. "My greatest pleasure is to see that guests are satisfied with the service we offer at the end of the
day," says Raymore. "What I enjoy most about my job is meeting new, wonderful people, while getting the
opportunity to ensure visitors enjoy Jamaica to the max.
Arriving in Ocho Rios after an enjoyable 90 minutes drive, we stopped at Island Village, Ocho Rios' premier
shopping spot, which offers great shops with souvenirs, clothing, jewellery and gemstones and is home to
Margaritaville 'Ochi'. After finding some great bargains, we headed to The Ruins restaurant for a quick lunch
before our swim with the dolphins. At this tranquil spot with two magnificent waterfalls and tropical fish in its
many pools, we enjoyed a casual meal to the background music of the Mantimento three-man band.


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Next, it was on to Dolphin Cove for our date with the dolphins. It turned
out to be the adventure of a lifetime. Large pools of turquoise water from
the Caribbean Sea, protected by large groynes, are homes to 26 friendly
bottlenose dolphins, who happily mingle with visiting tourists. We met
'Misty' and 'Cometa' up close and personal. Both veterans in the tourist
industry, the two dolphins dazzled the audience with their performances
and their responsiveness.
Our first thrill took place when 'Misty' and 'Cometa'
picked each of us up for a ride around the pool, while
we were hanging on to the lower part of their dorsal
Sins. Then, the two dolphins put their noses onto the Pushed thmugh the water by two dolphins.
sole of our feet and pushed each of us through the (Photo: olphin Cove)
water like a projectile. Hold on to your swimming trunks, you will be amazed
at the speed with which these gentle creatures send you flying!
Our favourite person of the day was
Jonathan, the dolphin trainer from
Mexico, who faithfully fed 'Misty' and 'Cometa' a fish every time
they amazed us with their tricks. Dolphin Cove is also home to sharks and stingrays that
visitors can pet, as well as a host of other animals and birds, including beautiful parrots.
More gentle 'Dolphin Encounters' that include touching and interaction with the dolphins are also available for
people who do not wish to do the full 'Dolphin Swim' and after your adventure, photos and videos are on sale
in the gift shop. Lunch at The Ruin's
After our dolphin swim, we jumped into the
limo and headed for Dunns River Falls. The
beautiful 600 ft waterfall encompasses the
island's most legendary natural attraction,
made famous by Tom Cruise and Elizabeth
Shue in the movie 'Cocktail'.
Simply experiencing the beauty and tranquillity
of the spectacular limestone step waterfall,
surrounded by luscious green forest and
beautiful flowers, was an
experience in itself.
Water Shoes are available for rent for brave souls who want to climb the steps
f the falls with a guide. A great crafts market and several food and drink
ds are available on the grounds.
e also recommends the Sunset tour' to Negril, which includes spending
Scathing and swimming in front of Margaritaville on Negril's seven
each and watching the sunset at the world famous Rick's Cafe.
Think of a better way to experience the island than with a
a personal driver, giving you the freedom to go wherever
Sli whenever you like.

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.
Raymore Wilson (Photo.: Heidilech)
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GUARANTEED CATCH AND FUN FISHING


AT FISH WORLD





Go fun fishing, catch your own fish and have it cooked! If you are lucky, you can catch a fish of up to 55
lbs. Fish is prepared using cabbage, okra and a blend of other spices, guaranteed to make your mouth water
and leave you wanting more. If you are very hungry, you might want to try fishing in the kids' pond; where
fish is plenty and the wait is short.
Fish World and it's adjacent nature trails started as a pilot project 17 years ago. Maurice Reynolds, the
proprietor, has a wealth of experience in the field of fish. Working with Rural Agricultural Development
Association (RADA) he has taught the subject at the tertiary level, and takes much satisfaction and enthusiasm
in passing on his knowledge to visitors. Oneil, guide at Fish World proudly Everybody will catch a fish! (Photo.:eldi ech)
shows off the catch of the day.
(Photo:Heid leo) Clearly a place for survival of the fittest', the Fish World
expedition begins with a tour of the fish hatchery where you learn
about the sex change reversal; the conversion of females into
males. Lucky visitors may meet Martha the Crocodile, who was
not in the mood to be seen when we visited as well as a host of
other reptiles including three Boa Constrictors.
While the jitney and ATV tours introduce you to the nearby flora
and fauna, the horseback ride takes you along a trail near the
river. For children, a kiddie's pool and swings are available to
just relax and unwind.
Jamaica Boa (Pto oidioc) Contact Jamaica Tours or your hotel's Tour Desk to arrange a
visit to Fish World.
PHIN COVE AT TREASURE REEF
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. 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.
To book your visit to Dolphin Cove, talk to your hotel tour desk or
call tel. 974-5335. Kissed by a Dolphin (Photo:I olphin Cove)








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SWIM AND RIDE
Available from: Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
True fun and enjoyment for the entire family!
Braco Stables is located in Trelawny, 32 miles
east from Montego Bay and 25 miles west
from Ocho Rios. This equestrian experience
commences at the stable, where a bunch of
healthy horses greet you. Knowledgeable
guides brief visitors on the essentials of
riding, and make everyone, including first-
time riders, feel comfortable. The ride leads
through scenic countryside of tranquil
farmlands and sugarcane, to the north coast
shoreline of Braco's beautiful, private beach
area. Cool down with a horseback ride into
the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, an
experience enjoyed by riders and horses
alike. Private rides and 'Sunset Swims'
are available for a minimum of
two people. Lunch is 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: 954-0185.
Transportation to
and from Braco
Stables is included.


Ride along the stunning coast line.
(Photo: Heidi Zech)


Aake a reservation tdout your brotel tour besk or cal: (8761 954-0185-6 / fax: (876) 954-c
or email: racostabfesecwjamaica.com / 6ttp://bracostables.com


CAMEL RIDES AT PROSPECT PLANTATION
Not new to Jamaica, dromedary camels were here during the 1800s,
working on the sugar cane plantations. Domesticated thousand
of years ago by frankincense 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. 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. During the tour you'll learn about
different fruits found on the island and you may even sample some if
you wish. Tel. 974-5335


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KOOL RUNNINGS WATER PARK

K ool Runnings aer Park opened its doors Februar 2007 in the resort area
of Negril, adding a toebeed additbn to famiyofriendly entertainment
iptons in Jamaica. The faribbean's first major, stpath e oar t water park
provides a brand new, fun atusernt option to visitors and locals of all ages.
Said one Jamaican father who had driven more than 150 miles from Kingston to visit the park on opening
day; "We have been anxiously waiting for the park to open and just had to bring our baby daughter to the
opening day! It was worth driving all the way from Kingston!"
Closely monitored by efficient, well-trained life guards, the water park features ten waterslides with distinct
Jamaican names like; Green Grotto, Kick Puppalick (Patois: 'Somersault'), Duppy Conqueror (Patois: 'Ghost
Defeater'), Sly Mongoose, Red Snapper, Jamaican Bobsled, Coconut Island and Rio Bueno.
The Green Grotto waterslide, named after Jamaica's most famous cave and underwater lake in Runaway Bay
near Ocho Rios, has proved to be the most popular ride. This is chiefly due to its new, state-of-the-art feature
that allows patrons to create their own ride, choosing from 8 different laser-lit video experiences as they
travel 385 feet down through the 'cave' in a 54 inch raft.
Kick Puppalick has patrons plunging from a tower over 40 feet high, sliding down a 100 feet to end up in a
huge 'Splash Bowl', 20 feet in diameter. Only minimum swimming ability and confidence in the water is
required to fully enjoy the Kick Puppalick.
The Rio Bueno is a quarter mile lazy river ride, named year od Jamaican man on th
water into the face of his 50
after the historic sea port town in Trelawny.
Meandering through cascading waterfalls and under of refreshing water on my ski
bridges, the ride depicts landscapes of the real Coconut Island was designed
Jamaican countryside, and is designed for those who and shallower splash pools, al
want a less thrilling, relaxing entertainment option. sculptures of frogs, parrots an
An 80 year American lady from Minnesota proudly on the children. Coconut Islan
announced, "I am the oldest person here and I am alter-ego 'Captain Mikie'.
having lots of fun!" The lazy river is ideal for parents Parents, grandparents and ch
Fun fnr all anrs can hb had at the water nark (Phntn Kn nnin) and grandparents with smaller kids. Declared an 80 Inill d o f fo k,, i.....


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Don't miss a visit to Kool Runnings Water Park in Negril. (Photo: KoolRunnings)
e Rio Bueno, who was recapturing fond memories of family frolic by splashing
+ year old son, love the relaxation of gliding along in the float and the feeling
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for children up to 12 years and features less intimidating rides with shorter slides
I under the careful supervision of well-trained life guards. In addition to the huge
id cartoon murals, a giant coconut gradually fills up and dumps a flood of water
d is also the residence of the Park's two mascots, 'Mikie Manatee' and his scary

ildren can relax by several pools or three themed restaurants serving snacks,
with old-time Jamaican flavor.
7:00 pm daily. Entrance fee for unlimited rides on all slides for the entire day:
20). Children under 48 inches: USS19 (approximately JAS1,235). After 4:00 pm
ove rates.
r Park Association, all rides were meticulously inspected after construction and
oreign manufacturers before the opening of the park.
y Boulevard, Negril. For more information, call tel. 957-5400 or visit


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H'Evans Scent affords breathtaking views of the surrounding communities combined with down-to-earth
hospitality. Still, we wondered how this would all unfold when we were greeted by Derrick Evans, the master
mind behind this oasis. With plenty of energy, you will soon become infected by his contagious personality
and want to revel in his aura as much as you can, to see if some of it rubs off on you.
After spending his entire adult life in the UK, Derrick decided to come home to Jamaica, and purchased an
area of land that was then overgrown with brush and woodlands. Derrick, who had enjoyed a very successful
career in health and fitness as 'Mr. Motivator', was not about to slow down. With a vision to create a different


adventure with a taste of Jamaica that would give people something to talk about when they got back home,
H'Evans Scent has become a real labor of love for Derrick and his wife.
Over the last five years, the overrun terrain has been gradually cleared, new trails have been created and zip
lines installed. Flowers and plants, including coconut trees, all types of fruit trees, almonds, heliconias,
hibiscus, bougainvilleas, joseph coats and crotons have been added by the couple to set the stage a unique
day experience.
Upon arrival at H'Evans Scent, you are greeted with a natural fruit drink in a bamboo or coconut cup before
you embark on a 2-3 hour tour. Orientation is followed by a 10-minute chat with local herb-guru Mama Tun-
Tun, who is visited regularly by many locals looking for advice on how to treat ailments. On the following nature
walk, children can see, feel, smell and touch the fruits and vegetables that are in season, such as jackfruit
and sugar cane.
Says Derrick;- "H'Evans Scent is about releasing the inner you. Feeling the exhilaration of a hanging off a zip
line or turning the throttle of an ATV, is part of the
family experience not to be missed:' says the
adventure expert.
The harness that zips you into the air will exhilarate
you, as will the 35 ft climb into the air, using the
staircase or the outside staples while attached to a
belay rope. From the platform you zip or more
correctly fly 440 feet across the valley, where
catchers are waiting to remove you from the line.
Afterwards, you can relax in one of the gazebos or
lie back in a hammock, while the children talk to
the birds and play with the rabbits.
Reflecting on the day, you can feel that your senses
have been stimulated to the maximum and you know
you have done something special. Take your children
to H'Evans Scent; they will enjoy experiencing the
country' ride and the many, different adventures.
For more information, visit www.hevansscentcom Tel:
847-5592 or 427-4866


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Located at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios,
numerous publications, critics and travel guides
have praised Charlie's Spa as one of the best spas
in the Caribbean, spectacular in beauty as well as
style. The tropical-style sanctuary is named after
'Charlie', the 100 years old resident sea turtle, who
lives in the rejuvenating mineral waters of the
adjacent grotto.
As far back as the 1700s, the Sans Souci
property's mineral springs have been cited in
Jamaican history books as excellent for
maintaining health and renewing romantic energy.
For generations, people from nearby villages have
congregated here on Sundays and stood in line to
take a dip in the grotto's curative mineral springs.
Legend has it that if you soak in the grotto's
magical waters with your true love, your love will
last forever.
Today, Charlie's Spa offers a complete array of
revitalizing and pampering treatments to relax
body, mind and soul. Their signature treatment; 'Le
Melange', incorporates a mixture of Eastern and
Western techniques to transport you into a state of supreme bliss. Enjoy the therapeutic mineral pools or soak
in the grotto's revitalizing waters after a body scrub, massage, facial or reflexology treatment from one of the
spa's certified therapists.


Several years ago, owners Valerie Brimo
and Andrea Mc Hardy left their careers as
flight attendants to open their own spa.
After extensive studies their vision
materialized. The duo has since run spas
in several island locations, before moving
home to Montego Bay to open Body Bliss
(Photo: Heii l "relaxation station".
The concept was to create an unconventional, relaxing environment," says Valerie. Eccentric pedicure bowls
made from hand crafted guango and plush, relaxing leather sofas are part of the overall experience, where
estheticians attend to customers' every need. Body Bliss offers three treatment rooms where guests can
indulge in one of many relaxing massages, skin care regiments or combination treatments, each featuring their
secret 'in house', ingredient.
Says Andrea; "Over My Shoulder' detoxifying treatment with strawberry and almond to exfoliate neck, back
and shoulder is a popular treatment choice, as is the alleviating 'Stress Buster Massage'. The 'Heaven on Earth'
combination treatment, which includes a blissful facial, a hot stone massage and an enchanting foot treatment,
is another exquisite option:'
An unforgettable experience recommended by everyone who has had the opportunity to enjoy Body Bliss.
Located on the Hip-Strip, 39 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Body Bliss is open: Monday- Saturdays 9:00 am
6:00 pm and Sundays by prepaid appointment only. Tel. 979-2547.




Have you ever enjoyed a massage in a
candle lit cave to the sounds of the
ocean? If not, here is your chance to try
out this once in a lifetime experience. An
offer from the Spa at The Caves in Negril,
the 'Cave Massage' will force any
A stressed individual to relax to this
(Photo: Heidi Zech) magical setting.
A fabulous range of other treatments such as the 'Body Polish', the 'Detoxifying Body Wrap' and the 'Sea Salt
Glow', an exfoliation of the skin with marine elements such as natural minerals and Dead Sea salts are also
offered. Other popular therapies include facials and foot reflexology. Says massage therapist Patrick Watt; 'We
use Aveda products because they are in line with Island Outpost's focus on environmental friendliness and
giving back to nature.
Soothed by the magnificent colors and gentle sea breeze of the Caribbean,
The Spa at The Caves offers a great spa experience. The vibrant
colors and gentle sea breeze form a unique backdrop for
the spa facilities that include hot tub, salt water pool,
outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor
massage spaces.
Visit www.islandoutpost com/the_caves/spa
or call Tel. 640-2208


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As construction of The Palmyra Resort & Spa is going vertical,
excitement for what is widely considered a 'watershed'
project for Jamaica is increasing. Beautifully positioned on 16
acres of pristine Caribbean oceanfront within the elite enclave
of Rose Hall, next to the famed Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, the
island's premier real estate development is creating a modern
day haven in the style of the island's traditional British
Colonial architecture, capturing the magical essence of
Jamaica.
With fully furnished condominiums and villas at prices up to
30% lower than other Caribbean islands, The Palmyra is the
first real estate development to introduce a high quality, real
estate product on the island, combined with a true, five-star
service level that includes Private Concierges, Butlers and
Chefs.

Construction is moving ahead at the gated community. Additionally, residents of the island's premier luxury real estate
(Photo:Heidilech) development will benefit from five-star amenities which
include privileged access to the area's three internationally-acclaimed golf courses, restaurants, bars, tropical
beach, swimming pools, state of the art fitness centre, ballrooms and a gourmet shop.
The Palmyra is also the first resort in Jamaica to bring an international spa brand to the island, boasting a
magnificent signature spa designed by luxury spa creator Susan Harmsworth, Founder and CEO of ESPA. The
Palmyra ESPA is a destination in itself for pampering and rejuvenation, organized around a beautiful garden
courtyard with island resembling the ocean's clear waters and the warmth of a Caribbean sunset.
Miami-based SB Architects are the innovators behind the tropical village architectural design of The Palmyra
Resort & Spa. Masters in the art of creating luxury communities, SB Architects have extensive experience to
draw on from projects such as Fisher Island, Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resort and Starwood Luxury
Collections.


Strolling along beach at sunset


Palmyra residents can relax by one of two pools, one with infinity edge that overlooks the sea or enjoy an
array of beachside amenities that include adventure gear for snorkeling, kayaking and more. Dining options
within the community include an elegant signature restaurant or relaxed dining throughout the day at the
Clubhouse, which also houses a 6,000 sq. ft. ballroom for those special occasions, as well as 4,000 sq. ft. of
meeting space. A 400 foot walkway along the western groyne leads to a beautiful gazebo, perfect for a tropical
island wedding.

Sr P The Palmyra ESPA, a five-star, 23,000 square foot destination spa, is
a destination in itself for pampering and rejuvenation through
wellness classes, therapeutic treatments and relaxation. Susan
Harmsworth, is an award-winning spa designer who counts five of the
top 10 best spas worldwide, as recognized by Conde Nast Traveler,
among her designs. The Palmyra ESPA will rival the world's best and
includes heat experiences, men's and women's indoor/ outdoor
relaxation areas, hot pools, customized treatments, signature
products and more. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is located on the
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All residents' needs and requests are taken care of by The Palmyra's Personal Concierges. Whether on-site
activities or adventures outside of Rose Hall are on the day's schedule, the skilled concierge staff takes pride
in making each and every guest's vacation unique and memorable from stocking refrigerators with choice
products, partnering guests with the best island guides available or simply arranging restaurant reservations,
tee times or babysitters. On hand to ensure no detail of the journey is overlooked throughout the duration of
a resident's stay, The Palmyra's concierge staff provides insight to all of Jamaica's unique activities and
addresses special needs any time of day. Private Butlers and Chefs are also on hand for dinners or
entertainment at home.

More than $3 million (U.S.) is being invested in the creation of a spectacular white sand beach with an
abundance of palm trees along The Palmyra's oceanfront giving residents the luxury of a wonderful, white sand
swimming beach with the signature tropical palm trees. Butterfly fish, Angelfish, Parrotfish and Doctorfish are
only some of the tropical species that inhabit the waters in front of The Palmyra.

Three internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses wind through the lush mountains and valleys of
Rose Hall, providing challenging and breathtaking golf experiences with spectacular views on the White Witch,
Cinnamon Hill and nearby Half Moon golf courses. Palmyra residents will benefit from the resorts membership
in the Rose Hall Golf Association, which includes preferential tee times and discounted fees to the course
clubhouses and restaurants for its members. In addition to the hilly White Witch and waterfront Cinnamon Hill
golf courses, designed by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril, the very walkable Half Moon golf course designed
by Robert Trent Jones Sr. provide three exceptional golf experiences just minutes away.

Offering the allure a private club lifestyle that is unrivaled in the Caribbean, The Palmyra provides its residents
and guests with an incomparable way of living that feels remote and tranquil, but is easily accessible via direct
flights from a multitude of major U.S. hubs. The flight from Miami to Montego Bay is just over an hour, while
direct flights from New York last only three hours. 53 different airlines serve Montego Bay Sangster
International Airport (MBJ), with more than 300 international passenger flights from the US, Europe and the
Caribbean.


Consumer financing is available from First
Caribbean Bank. Construction Financing has
been provided by National Commercial Bank
of Jamaica.
Debra Derrick, Palmyra's 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:'
Derrick invites everyone who is curious about the real estate opportunity to visit the Palmyra Sales Center 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:'
Palmyra construction from the air.


The Palmyra will provide maintenance-free living at a level of luxury not found elsewhere in the Caribbean.
"More than a place to live -it will offer a new way of life": says the Miami-based architect Joseph Andriola,
vice president and principal of SB Architects. "The Palmyra Resort & Spa encompasses a private village of
Caribbean Suites, one-, two-bedroom and three-bedroom condominiums, penthouses and three-bedroom villas
built in a tropical village setting. Each of the residences has been carefully positioned to capture the views of
the turquoise Caribbean Sea and designed to capture the style, spirit and scale of its surroundings."
The Palmyra residences have been designed to capture the style, spirit and scale of its surroundings, with
each home granted views of the Caribbean ocean, Palmyra's beach and its planned promenade. Prices range
from US$450,000 to US$3,5 million.


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.
E WWW.THEPALMYRA.COM


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ISAN SETING

LOCATED AT THE SHOPS A OEHL


Aiming to help the children of St. James get a proper education, The Palmyra Foundation is starting with the
initial purchase of textbooks to approximately 2,000 infant school children in public schools, from the ages of
4 6 years old. Says Ms. Kathi Constanzo, Chairperson for The Palmyra Foundation; "We estimate that this
will cost approximately USS 65,000, which will be made available in the form of textbooks by September 1.
In total, 11 public schools with infant students will benefit from support from the foundation in 2007.
The Palmyra Foundation's objective is to supply all textbooks to each and every one of the 40,600 students
in the 57 schools of St. James parish, with the further aim of supplying uniforms, school lunches and address
other basic needs once the primary purpose has been reached. "I truly believe that the future of Jamaica is
extremely bright and beautiful, and The Palmyra Foundation is here to help. I believe that the children are our
future. We can make a difference, maybe not alone, but together we can do so much," states Ms. Constanzo.
Lack of textbooks is the number one complaint among teachers, who affirm they cannot educate the children
without the essential tools. St. James schools showed an illiteracy rate as high as 47% in the last available
literacy test of 4th graders, published in 2005, identifying the lack of basic reading and writing skills as a
major problem.


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Tel: 1.876.953.8222/8004 Fax: 1.876.953.3691
E-mail: info@resortpropertiesjaimaica.com
www.resortpropertiesjamaica.com


Ms. Constanzo, who has spoken with numerous school principals in the Montego Bay area, says that
approximately 50% of infant children in town come to school without all of their textbooks. However, the same
percentage in rural areas can be as high as 100%. "Most children can only afford 2 or 3 textbooks throughout
the school year," states Ms. Constanzo. "This is a tangible problem that we can do
something about. Our aim is to positively influence each single child's learning
experience by making sure they have the tools they need to learn, investing in both
their future and ours.
This snapshot portrays the reality many adults face as well, where up to 30% of
workers miss out on career advancement opportunities due to deficient reading and
writing skills.
With an abundance of job opportunities on the horizon in all industry sectors,
particularly tourism, future job opportunities are plentiful for workers with
the basic education in place, as additional skills required can be learned
through additional courses or 'on the job' training. "There will be lots
of opportunities for the coming generations, and we are committed to
ng sure every child has the basic tools necessary to get ahead.'
s Ms. Samara Daswani, Finance Committee Director. "In order
the children to flourish, they need their education. They need
know how to read and to write. We can and we will help.'
individuals or companies interested can participate through
sponsorships, donations or voluntary work.
For more information on how to help, visit:
www.thepalmyra.com/thepalmyrafoundation,
email info@thepalmyrafoundation.com
or call: (+1 876) 953-9787.


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* Private, palm tree-lined tropical white sand beach
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* Personal Concierges, Butlers and Chefs
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PARADISE FOUND!

his is the story about Todd and Marcia wsss, who are living their dream

bougllt their own little piece of paradise; a one bedroom cottage on

The need to escape the winter winds of Michigan sent Todd and Marcia Moss in search of warmth in sunnier
climates, and with the help of some friends, the couple found Negril, Jamaica. Even after their friends stopped
coming to Jamaica regularly, Todd and Marcia continued to come back to the island year after year, unable
to resist the lure of sun, sea and white sand between the toes. The couple maintains that it is not just the
warmth of the sun that has captivated them; "We love the people and we love the food, the beaches and the
laid back atmosphere. We have stressful jobs and when we land in Mobay, we enjoy relaxing," says Todd.
Pointing out that they have visited many other Caribbean islands, the couple declares; "Jamaica was always
our favourite; we just love Negril!" His wife speaks of the time they decided to try a different vacation. "One
year, we decided to go to Mexico for a change. When we got back home we booked a trip to come back here
the very next month!" she says laughing. So, after visiting Jamaica annually for almost 20 years, the Mosses
thought it would be a good idea to buy a vacation home on the island.
Their search for a property began and lasted for four years. Says Todd; "We made several offers that fell
through for some reason or another. Finally, one stuck," adding that an online 2004 google search for the ideal
mortgage product led the couple to FirstCaribbean International Bank.
Allicia Linton-Brown, FCB's International Mortgage Manager, introduced the Mosses to an international
mortgage product that was still being fine-tuned for the Jamaican market, and it is perhaps her persistence
that eventually made vacation home owners of the couple. Hoping to take advantage of an International
Mortgage from FirstCaribbean Bank, Todd and Marcia kept regularly in touch with Allicia as they gathered all
the necessary documents. In August 2005, the couple finally submitted their mortgage application to FCB, and
a few months later, their faith and patience paid off. When the mortgage product became available in Jamaica
in October 2005, the Mosses were already pre-approved for the loan.
"1 started working on Todd and Marcia's loan in late August
2005, before I was even appointed to my current
position says Linton-Brown, now well seasoned in
I s International Mortgage Manager


for FirstCaribbean Bank. "I remember submitting their proposal while at a training course in Barbados. Their
application was 'approved in principle' at the end of September," she says, "and I assumed my new post on
October 10th":
"We spoke a million times," says Todd, "and there was much back and forth.' Finally the loan, tailored to fit Todd
and Marcia Moss needs, was made available in February 2006. The Mosses had become proud owners of a
prime Jamaican beachfront property and FirstCaribbean Bank Jamaica had closed its first International Mortgage.
The Moss family plans to be in Jamaica four to five times a year. Since signing off on their mortgage, the couple
has added guest quarters to the property on
which their quaint, one-bedroom cottage
stands. Plans to add more rooms are in the
works, as more and more family members
want to visit their tropical vacation home.
"We would like to acquire another piece of
property in the near future:' says Todd.
But for now, the couple is satisfied with their
little cottage on the beach. With its own
guesthouse, maid quarters and caretakers
living area, they are in no hurry to make any
major changes. "Just knowing I have my
own home on the island keeps me going
when I am in Michigan," says Marcia. Seven mile beach in Negril. (Photo: First Caribean ntenational Bank)
Todd and Marcia's experience of purchasing a property was made easier with the help of Allicia Linton-Brown
and the team at FirstCaribbean International Bank. "The Mosses were our first clients," says Linton-Brown, "and
we all learned a lot from the experience. They were patient, always bearing in mind that this was a new
mortgage product.'
Allicia underlines that the turnaround time for a mortgage is a lot quicker today than it was for the Mosses a year
and a half ago. Now that more new real estate product is available, from beach cottages to luxury condominiums,
there interest in property has surged," she says. "Soon after the international mortgage product launched in Jamaica
in 2005, there was a flurry of calls and e-mails. States the Mortgage Manager, who says she was even taking calls
on Saturdays and Sundays; The momentum has continued because of our competitive and flexible terms with interest
rate in the 8% region, up to 70% financing and a 20 year repayment term:' Pending the completion of properties
such as The Palmyra Resort & Spa and Goldeneye, FCB currently has several millions in the mortgage pipeline.
Primed, poised, and prepared, Allicia says that FirstCaribbean stands ready to issue mortgages to non-nationals
and returning residents that wish to purchase properties in Jamaica at a minimum value of USS360,000. Says
Allicia; "Whether you need a mortgage for a property on the beachfront, in the mountains or in one of
Jamaica's new real estate developments, we will offer mortgages to everyone that qualifies!"
To make the mortgage application process smooth and efficient; Allicia recommends that all applicants have
the following available: a detailed credit bureau report, tax returns for the last three years, employment letter,
the last 6 month's bank statements as well as notarized passport and driver's licenses. "I think our
International Mortgage is a fantastic product," says Allicia, "and I am not saying that just because I work here.
We have lowest interest rates and the longest repayment term in the market. This product came at an
opportune time and has been long overdue in Jamaica. What is most satisfying of all is that we are helping
people all over the world to acquire their own piece of paradise!"
Complete mortgage application forms are available at: www.firstcaribbeanbank.coml/international/forms


ALLICIA LINTON-BROWN, INTERNATIONAL MORTGAGE MANAGER,
FIRST CARIBBEAN BANK
Allicia has worked with FirstCaribbean Bank for over 13
years, and understands the importance of customer
service. Over the years, she has held several positions
from Sundry Clerk typing cheques to Personal Banking
Representative, the position in which she started to
process loans. She was later promoted to Investment
Representative within the Capital Markets Division.
Allicia's diverse experience coupled with her vivacious
personality and ability to close a sale, have prepared her
for the high level of performance required in her role as
International Mortgage Manager. She is the recipient of
several awards for customer service and performance.
For mortgage enquiries, contact Allicia on tel: (1 876)
990 8025 or (1 876) 929-9310 ext. 4619 or e-mail:
allicia.linton-brown@firstcaribbeanbank.com.


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TODAY'S JAMAICA MEANS BUSINESS


With modernized infrastructure, telecom and transportation facilities plus well developed legal and banking
systems, the country's commercial potential has never been more evident.
Contrary to most governments in the Latin American region, who cut public spending on infrastructure as they
moved to privatize state entities, the Jamaican Government opened up the economy and enlisted participation
from the private to transform the islands infrastructure. The move towards privatization combined with
dramatically improved infrastructure has attracted foreign investment into almost every industry sector,
including tourism, transport, real estate, creative industries, mining, telecom, agriculture and manufacturing.
A tangible result of successful privatization, the USS200m
re-development and expansion of MBJ Sangster's
International Airport has played a crucial role in the
transformation. Aside from becoming the most modern
airport facility in the Caribbean, the new airport will
accommodate up to 9 million visitors per year and airlines
are flocking to the island. Serving 69 international
destinations more than 300 passenger flights depart MBJ
Sangster's International Airport weekly and the increase in
virgin Atlantic's first flight arrives.., at Sangster air traffic is steadily creating more jobs in ticketing,
International Airport baggage handling and other related areas.
Additionally, the growth in air traffic has spurred growth in peripheral service related industries, such as call
centers. Said Steve Scheper, Vice President of Reservations for Delta Airlines who chose Jamaica based E-
Services Group International as a local business partners; "We selected E-Services Group International based
on their proven ability to deliver high quality customer service at significant savings as well as their proximity
to the US:' A local business process outsourcing and call centre of international repute, the E-Services Group
boasts several other Fortune 500 clients, such as Xerox and the Woodforest National Bank of Texas.
In the tourist sector, foreign investment continues to drive a massive expansion. Much of the new development
in the hotel sector is taking place along the northern coast of Montego Bay, nicknamed the 'Gold Coast' for the
explosion of activity that is taking place. An estimated 12,000 hotel rooms currently under construction will
increase the total hotel room capacity to approximately 30,000 hotel rooms by 2009, up from today's 17,000.
International hotel chains including AM Resorts, RIU, Fiesta, Iberostar and Grupo Pinero are adding new resorts


Construction at the Palmyra Resort & Spa (Photo: Heidilech)
and diversity to the tourism sector, which already boasts international brands like the Ritz Carlton Hotel and
Hilton, as well as home grown hotels such as the Pegasus, Strawberry Hill Resort & Spa, Sandals and Super
Clubs. Said Tristan Alverado from the Spanish RIU chain, which in the last 6 years has established four
properties and more than 2000 hotel rooms in Jamaica; "We chose Jamaica because of its beauty, beaches,
rivers, music, dance and the friendly Jamaican personality with the disarming smile.'
The massive expansion of rooms is thought to have large implications for peripheral, smaller businesses,
including tourism transportation services, restaurants and attractions development. One such example is the
new Shoppes at Rose Hall, a tourist entertainment and duty free shopping village with more than 32 outlets,
projected to open in July 2007
It is estimated that 10,000 permanent jobs will be created through the seven new hotel projects and the
island's new luxury home community, The Palmyra Resort & Spa. The luxurious residential development, which
was selected to the prestigious Travel + Leisure's Top Ten Most Exciting Home Developments in the world in
March 2007, has launched Jamaica onto the Caribbean real estate scene and added a new, exclusive
component to the market. With services such as financing and mortgage brokering finally available to
foreigners, buyers are opening up their eyes to Jamaica as a second home destination, and investors are lining
up to buy an island paradise for comparable prices of up to 30% less than other Caribbean islands.
Ultra modern telecom services have been brought to the island by international companies, who have
discovered that Jamaica is a fertile market in which to grow their business. A mix of companies in the sector
have incorporated Jamaica into their global network, including UK's Cable & Wireless and Irish based Digicel
group, which launched its nation-wide digital GSM cellular network in 2001. Experiencing an explosive growth
in number of customers in a country where many live in rural areas, Digicel quickly established itself as the
leading mobile services provider in Jamaica, boasting a client base of over 1.5 million subscribers or 63
percent of the local population only 6 years after its startup. Says Dennis O'Brien, Founder of Digicel;- "We
think so highly of Jamaica as an investment location that we decided to locate our Caribbean Headquarters
in Kingston, having evaluated a number of regional locations, including Miami:'
Another, and perhaps even more significant milestone in the islands telecom sector was reached in 2006,
when Caricom based Flow Communications fully integrated Jamaica into the global e-community of the 21st
century through a new, submarine fiber-optic network linking Jamaica to the Caribbean and mainland US. Ultra


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high speed internet, digital landline service and digital
cable TV with over 250 channels from Flow are
expected to increase the quality of services and drive
down prices for both business and residential
customers.
The country's mineral sector is divided into two
distinct sub-sectors, the mining of metallic minerals
such as bauxite, alumina and gold, which contributed
64% of merchandise exports in 2004, and non-
metallic minerals, such as, marble, gypsum, sand,
dolomite, clay whiting, gravel, silica and limestone.
Established mining and quarrying companies; such as
Alcoa, Kaiser, Alumina Partners (ALPART) and
Chemical Lime have selected Jamaica, as a
destination for substantial investments. Said Hugh
Elliston from Chemical Line; "Our company is Bauxite mining in Clarendon. (Photo: Jamaica Trade & Invest)
pleased with the stability of the Jamaican economy and the consistent mining policies, similar to those that
exist in the United States. We are comfortable investing in Jamaica, and we will be here for a long time to
come. We have found efficient contractors for our mining and
processing of limestone aggregate on the island as well as a large
pool of artisans, capable of handling any modern equipment that
Chemical Lime would use on this island:' In addition, the mining
sector recently benefited from a US$1.2 billion expansion by the
Alcoa Jamaican-subsidiary JAMALCO.
A major push is currently being undertaken to promote Jamaica's
creative industries. Through its dedicated Creative Industry
Division, the island's investment and promotion agency, Jamaica
Trade and Invest (formerly JAMPRO) has strategies in place to
transform the country into a creative industries hub by 2012. Long
recognized as a fertile spawning ground for the music industry, a
new cadre of Jamaican celebrities such as Damian Marley, Sean
Damian Marley, part of a new generation of Paul and Shaggy are following in the footsteps of Bob Marley,
talented musicians following in the footsteps of his
famous dad, Bob Marley. (Photo: JTB) arguably one of the world's greatest singing legends.


Valued at in excess of USS270m in product sales alone over a decade ago, the Jamaican music industry is
today characterized not only by a vast talent pool, but a host of first world music studios, talent management
teams as well as digital and traditional distribution companies.
Offering picturesque film locations, highly skilled film and music crews, as well as attractive incentives for
local and international film and music producers, Jamaica Trade and Invest has identified Bollywood, India's
prolific movie industry hub that reputedly produces close to 1200 films a year, as a priority target market for
expansion.
The island has also embraced the challenge of modernizing its
traditional agricultural industries including sugar, banana and coffee,
while intensifying exploration of non-traditional products like the tasty
Jamaican Jerk seasoning and Blue Mountain Coffee, made from the
Arabica coffee beans that are grown between 2000 and 5000 feet in
the misty Blue Mountains. Flavored by the rich soil and cool climes and
roasted to perfection, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee continues to sell
at a premium on the world market and is distributed globally via high
quality brands like Tywmanns, Wallenford Blue, Jablum and others.
Expansion has also been witnessed in more non-traditional sectors,
where investment in biotechnology and irrigation projects is resulting in
increased cultivation of fruit trees, indigenous plants and herbal
products, many of which have the potential to provide extracts for the Blue Mountain Coffee from Jamaica; one of
the world's most expensive coffees.
nutraceutical industries. (Photo: Jamaica Trade & Invest)
The country has also experienced growth in aquaculture, involving large scale production of marine and fresh
water shrimp and fish. Said Munir Mullah from Trans Global Shrimp Farm;-
"We selected Jamaica primarily for its location and proximity to the US market. The Government's incentives
and policies have been helpful to us setting up a business especially the free-zone status. Jamaica Trade and
Invest has been very helpful in facilitating the business and carrying out our plans.'
Investors additionally benefit from attractive trade and investment incentives, the island's proximity to major
markets, a captivating culture and an English-speaking labor force. It is expected that smaller, service related
companies will follow the larger companies into Jamaica to create more jobs, a phenomenon that recently has
been experienced in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
*Source: The Planning Institute of Jamaica.


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REEL JAMAICA: THE PERFECT BACKDROP


FOR ANY FILM


Directors are quick to point out that alongside a winning script and the right cast, it is location, location,
location that makes or breaks a good production. Movie-makers have long known of Jamaica's versatility as
a film location and chose the island for it's verdant hills, cool waterfalls and distinctive accents. Conveying a
genuine Caribbean feel to audiences across the world, the island has played host to many A-list movie stars
over the years including Sean Connery, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Kirk Douglas, Whoopi
Goldberg, Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Angella Bassett, Tom Cruise and Robin Williams.
Starting in 1916, when the silent black and white film 'A Daughter of the Gods' was shot on location in the
parish of Trelawny, production companies have been coming to the island since. Famous for the scene in which
swimming sensation Annette Kellerman dives nude from a high cliff into a pool of the Rio Bueno River, the
picture is said to be Hollywoods first million dollar movie. Since then, more than 50 feature films have been
shot on the island.
As early as 1935, the historic pirate town of Port Royal was featured in the Errol Flynn hit movie 'Captain
Blood'. Starring Robert Shaw, the 1957 TV-series The Buccaneers was also shot in Port Royal, a location that
is featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; The Curse of the Black Pearl and Dead Man's Chest. Other
early movies filmed in Jamaica include Seabiscuit, filmed in 1949, and Walt Disney's dramatization of the
Jules Verne classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 1954.
Jamaica is renowned for its 007 legacy, featuring lan Fleming's debonair British Secret agent James
Bond. The 15th hole on Rose Hall's Cinnamon Hill Golf Course is famous for providing the
backdrop to Ursula Andress' sensual waterfall scene in Dr. No, the 007 movie filmed in 1962
where Sean Connery follows clues around Dunns River Falls, the White River and the Reynolds
Bauxite Pier. Eleven years later, Roger Moore tracks Kananga through Jamaica, which was
dubbed San Monique, in Live and Let Die.
In 1984, Jamaica Trade and Invest founded The Jamaica Film Commission, an organization
which has worked tirelessly to create growth in the sector by attracting international film
projects which increase investment and employment on the island. In the
80s, the agency instituted a targeted plan to attract Hollywood to
Jamaica, leading to a significant increase in the number and
type of films shoots by recognized production companies
such as Warner Brothers, Buena Vista, Twentieth
Century Fox, Walt Disney Picture, Tri-Star
Pictures, Viacom, MGM and Touchstone.


SsDedicated to helping foreign and local
S filmmakers, the Film Commission has
serviced over 3000 film projects since
its startup, ranging from traditional full
length feature films to a rapidly
growing amount of documentaries.
Location scouts and filmmakers have
:, found a warm welcome in the Film
Commission, always on hand to assists
film-makers with everything from
finding perfect locations, production
crew and equipment, to obtaining work
Roge Moore as James Bond with Gloria Hendry in Jamaica on the set of Live and et exemption and import permits for
Die. Hendry was the first African American woman to be romantically linked with 007. special effects.
Undoubtedly, it doesn't hurt that Jamaica has highly skilled film crews, a talented pool of lead and supporting
actors, as well as attractive incentives for using local production services are in place to woo international film
producers. In 2005/ 06, earnings for the local film industry were estimated at over JS900m derived primarily
from overseas production companies that used Jamaica as a location. Approximately JS200M of the income
originated from local projects, while the local film industry employed over 1,000 persons during the same
period.
Hollywood blockbusters filmed on the island include The Blue Lagoon featuring Brooke Shields swimming in
the turquoise waters off Jamaica north-coast, Cocktail featuring Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue frolicking in
the cascading waterfalls of Dunns River Falls and Instinct, featuring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding
Jr. How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg, was filmed on Cornwall
Beach in Montego Bay, while Lord of the Flies employed Port Antonio's jungles. Robin Williams Club Paradise
featured the north coast beaches, while the actors most recent release, Licence to Wed, was
filmed in Ocho Rios only last year.
The island has also seen its share of film shoots not set in Caribbean destinations, such
as the 1994 wilderness drama Legends of the Fall, starring Brad Pitt and Sir Anthony
Hopkins. Jamaica's woodlands stood in for those on Devil's Island, Guyana, in the Steve
McQueen classic Papillon and although mostly set in Domenica, Wide Sargasso Sea was
shot on location in the parish of St.Ann.
Jamaican actors and celebrities like Jimmy Cliff, Kymani Marley, Carl Bradshaw, Sheryl
Lee Ralph and Cherine Anderson have lit up the big screen in global theatres, appearing
in movies that were filmed on this sunny isle. Locally produced films have largely
focused on the aspects of island life, such as Perry Henzell's critically acclaimed The
Harder They Come, a trailblazer that has become something of a cult classic in niche


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markets around the world. The script features the life of a poor Jamaican in search of employment, before
finally landing a job one as a reggae singer. Cool Runnings, another local favorite loosely based on the inspiring
efforts of the Jamaican bobsled team's push for gold at the 1988 Winter Olympics, is another island production
that has done well.
In addition to the many films, music videos, documentaries and television series, reality shows have been
filmed on the island, including The Amazing Race as well as an episode of America's Next Top Model in which
14 hopeful models pose in swimsuits against the backdrop of the Negril's cliffs for their first photo shoot.
With the recent signing of a Film Co-Production Treaty with the United Kingdom, the island hopes to increase
awareness of its capabilities as a diverse and scenic location. Jamaica Trade and Invest sees the treaty with
the UK as a significant step towards attaining its 2012 vision of making Jamaica a global hub for creative
industries through attracting high levels of investment in sustainable film and music projects. Once the criteria
of a project are met, the bilateral agreement between the two countries will enable members of the local film
industry to benefit from financial support and greater access to a broader pool of expertise.
Through the Film Commission, producers and investors can apply for a range of incentives, including duty-free
incentives and tax-free profits from overseas release of film and video for nine years. And that's a wrap!
For more details visit www.filmjamaica.com and www.investjamaica.com.


Above: Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder and Sean Connery as James Bond on the set of Dr. No in Jamaica.
Below: Ursula Andress, Sean Connery and Albert Broccoli in the Jamaican jungle.


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FOR AN ELEGANT NIGHT OUT


MONTEGO BAY
WINE WITH ME
Location: Altamont Court West Hotel, Gloucester Avenue
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL
Wine With Me, the latest and most stylish addition to the Montego
Bay restaurant scene, offers fine dining and wine. This is the review
our Jamaica Tourist representatives, who tried out the new eatery:
"1 had heard some good things about this new dig, and as soon as
f|tI arrived, I knew I would enjoy the experience. The maitre d' greeted
me with a big smile and a warm welcome. She soon had me headed
to my table where I was greeted by my waiter, Audley Leslie. Audley quickly took the baton and insured that
my experience continued as it had started, warm, friendly and efficient. The ambiance is inviting, with both
indoor and outdoor seating, which allows you to eat with the stars! Service was smooth, efficient and
professional. Audley was well trained, very helpful; he understood the menu and made suggestions in a way
that made you feel they were just for me and not for all the other patrons. As the name would suggest, the
wine selection was varied and very good. When the food arrived, the presentation was excellent and the taste
was great. The prices are reasonable given the atmosphere, service, wine selection, and food quality,- you
really get what you pay for. This will be a regular place for me to dine:'
To make a reservation call 952-9087 Open 6:00 pm until late. Closed Mondays. Tel: 952-9087.

AKBAR AND THAI GARDENS
Location: Half Moon Shopping Village
CUISINE: INDIAN & THAI
If you are in the mood for Asian food, we recommend a visit to Akbar & Thai
Gardens. Located within the same premises in the Half Moon Shopping Village,
both, Indian and Thai menus are available for patrons to choose from. Akbar's
Indian dishes are prepared by expert chefs Singh and Rana and include
appetizing Tandoori breads and meats, Kebabs and Masala dishes. Native Thai chefs Ma and Natoo, serve up
equally delicious Thai cuisine such as Lobster Phad Ka Prao, Thai Curry and Khao Phad Khai. The very friendly
service team ensures a great dining experience for all. Open daily from 12:00 pm 3:30 pm for lunch and
6:00 pm 10:30 pm for dinner. Complimentary shuttle service. Tel: 953-8240.

THE HOUSEBOAT GRILL
Location: Freeport
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL
For a romantic dinner on the water, the Houseboat Grill continues to be another
favorite choice. Moored in the calm waters of the Montego Bay Marine Park
Fish Sanctuary, the Houseboat offers a unique setting for an intimate, one of
a kind, dining experience. You can even choose your own lobster from a glass
covered lobster trap in the deck! Enjoy dinner downstairs in the cozy dining room or on the upper deck. High
heels are not recommended as the only way to visit the Houseboat is on a little tow-ferry that brings you
across. The food is excellent, the atmosphere magnificent, the service great everything you need for a perfect
evening out. Open 7 nights a week: 6:00 pm 10:00 pm. Tel: 979-8845.


MARGUERITES SEAFOOD BY THE SEA
Location: Gloucester Avenue
CUISINE: CARIBBEAN SEAFOOD
Marguerites is known as the top seafood restaurant on the north coast, and it deserves its reputation. This
elegant and sophisticated water edge bistro, which enjoys one of Montego Bay's best
locations, specializes in fresh, creatively prepared seafood dishes which
continue to enthrall visitors. Enjoy an intimate dinner served on the
oceanfront terrace by the attentive staff, while you watch the fish swim ,
in the turquoise ocean below. Caribbean seafood specialties include
Cognac Lobster, Pimento Smoked Blue Marlin and Tijuana
Shrimp and flambe specialties are prepared at your table. The
tasty desserts are a must-try.
Complimentary shuttle
service is provided in th
Montego Bay area.
Open for dinner only
Reservations are
recommended.
Tel. 952-4277.

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NEGRIL
NORMA'S ON THE BEACH
Location: Sea Splash Hotel, Norman Manley Boulevard
CUISINE: NEW WORLD CARIBBEAN
Norma Shirley is often referred to as the "Julia Child of the Caribbean" and
local and international critics, agree that the cuisine at Norma's is to be
savored and applauded. Awarded a three diamond rating by the AAA 2006
A t edition of the Caribbean Tourbook, Norma creates 'new world Caribbean
dishes', rated as some of the best food in the Caribbean. Cooked with the finest and freshest ingredients,
eclectic fusions of different nations' cuisine are creatively placed on the plate. Enjoy the view of Negril's
famous 7 mile beach to wonderful food with a great bottle of wine, a fabulous tropical drink and unbeatable
romantic atmosphere. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:30 am 11:30 pm. Free, one way
pick up service is offered in Negril. Tel: 957-4041.

ELEGANT NGHTS OUT N NEGRIL


OCHO RIOS
RISTORANTE CASANOVA
Location: Couples Sans Souci
CUISINE: ITALIAN
The words 'La Dolce Vita' the sweet life; aptly describes the menu and
surroundings at this marvelous restaurant. The menu is a 'fantasia' selection
of classic Italian cuisine, with dishes from the hills of Tuscany to the cliffs of
S Sicily, mixing the traditional with a dash of Marco Polo discoveries.
Ristorante Casanova serves dinner in three sittings, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and
8:30 pm. Call 994-1206 to make a reservation with the Concierge.
Dress code for ladies is semi-formal, gentlemen are required to wear collar shirt, long pants, and closed dress shoes.

ELEGANT NIGHTSOUI T IN OCHO RI'I S


At the heart of the island's party scene lies three Margaritaville. These trendy day and nighttime hang outs
with oceanfront locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril, continue to attract both foreign and local
party animals looking for exciting entertainment and a lively atmosphere. The three M'Villes feature in-house
DJ's, organize themed party nights and international sporting events on large screens. Mobay's Gloucester
Avenue, named the 'Hip Strip' among the party crowd, is particularly popular for it's many hotspots, with the
always happening M'Ville at the core of the action. Blue Beat Jazz & Martini Bar, Montego Bay











The Brewery is another 'Hip Strip' favorite with themed music nights and large-screen TV's. The Zinc Shack is
a new 'Hip Strip' entertainment location with live music every Saturday night and a Grand Latin Fiesta party
on the third Friday in every month. Showcase your talent or learn Latin dance moves from their experienced
Cuban instructor who holds classes just before the fiesta kicks off. Coral Cliff Entertainment Lounge is a jungle
themed entertainment mecca on the 'Hip Strip'. Open 24 / 7, the Gaming Lounge has more than 120 slot
machines and the Rum Jungle Cafd & Bar features more than 100 types of rums. The Blue Beat Bar & Lounge
has become increasingly popular among jazz lovers with nightly live music and great atmosphere. Pier 1 on
Howard Cook Blvd, has developed into a shining star on the MoBay night spot sky and is considered 'the place
to be' on a Friday night, a happening that is affectionately called 'Pier Pressure' by its many devotees.
Jamaicans and visitors alike enjoy the fabulous setting with view of the bay, which gets you in the mood to
dance the night away. Other popular party spots on the north coast include Hard Rock Cafi in Ocho Rios and
Rick's Cafi on Negril's West End cliffs.


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FOR A CASUAL MEAL

MONTEGO BAY
ROYAL STOCKS ENGLISH PUB & STEAKHOUSE
Location: Half Moon Shopping Village
Established in 1995, The Royal Stocks English Pub and Steakhouse
has become a popular hang out spot and dining option for both
locals and visitors. For lunch and dinner, traditional English pub fare
such as the Nottingham Forest Steak and Kidney Pie is available.
Darts, dominoes and board games give the pub a real, English feel
and like all serious watering holes, the Royal Stocks show major
sporting events via satellite TV. On Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to
10:00 pm, Jammin in the Village' at the Royal Stocks is a must. Live
music is provided by the Reggae band Fi Real', lead by master drummer Ruption Willams from 'Third World'
A special Jamenglish' dinner menu with pork, chicken and seafood is served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, in
addition to the regular menu. Complementary transportation to the restaurant is available from surrounding
hotels and villas. Call 953-9770 / 9771.

ISLAND COFFEE BAR
Location: Shop #2, Doctors Cave Beach Hotel, Gloucester Avenue
The Island Coffee Bar may be the only quiet place on the Hip Strip. Hang out,
relax and enjoy the island's finest coffees including expresses, cappuccinos,
lattes and mochaccinos or choose from icy favorites such as sundaes, banana
splits, frozen coffee drinks, milk- coffee and ice cream shakes. Island Coffee
SBar groupies are rumored to be hooked on the amazing Oreo Frappuccino.
Breakfast favorites include egg & bacon, sausages and omelets, tropical fruit plates and bagels with cream
cheese. For lunch, mouthwatering sub sandwiches of jerked chicken, ham and cheese, vegetarian version or
the classic BLT are available. Great souvenir items and coffee packages are on sale.
Open everyday 8:00 am 5:00 pm. Call 971-9284.


1 FTHERoYAL TOCK:


The Half Moon Shopping Village, Rose Hall, St. James

953-9770/1

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CASUALNIGHTSOUT IN MONTEGOBAY


PIER 1 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR
Location: Howard Cooke Boulevard
Enjoy lunch, dinner and great night life at one of
Montego Bay's hot spots boasting a stunning view
of the bay's turquoise water and the Cruise
Shipping Pier. Locally caught lobster, shrimp, red
snapper in addition to tasty chicken dishes,
steaks and burgers are on the menu. Dinner pick
ups from most area hotels. Tel: 952-2452.

JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE
BAR & GRILL
Location: Gloucester Avenue
M'Ville on MoBay's renowned 'Hip Strip' entices
visitors with a 11Oft waterslide, tropical
Margaritas, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Key
Lime Pie. Good food and lots of fun, day and
night. Open daily. Tel: 952-4777.

SCOTCHIES JERK PIT
Location: near Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
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. Tel:
953-8041.

THE PORK PIT
Location: 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.


DOLLY'S
Location: Sunset Boulevard
Located at Hotel Gloriana Plaza, between Toby Inn
and the Montego Bay airport, Dolly's customers
come to enjoy personalized service and
Jamaican-style cuisine from all area hotels. Her
sweet potato pudding served warm with a
delicious sauce, is so good that it was featured
on NBC television. Open daily. Tel: 979-0045.

JAMBREW CAFE
Location: Gloucester Avenue
The Expresso Bar and ice cream joint serves
Devon House I-Scream, Jamaica's finest ice
cream and the best cup of coffee in town. Open
daily. Tel: 971-9284.

MANGO'S RESTAURANT
Location: Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort,
Rose Hall
It is hard to beat the relaxing setting and friendly
service of Mango's. The perfect choice for a
poolside lunch, a casual dining experience or an
exotic cocktail. Tel: 953-2800.


OCHO RIOS "HOW MAY I ROCK YOUR WORLD?"
i i L ocaHARD ROCK CAFE
Location: Main Street


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Photo: Hard Rock International


Ideally located in the Taj Mahal Shopping
Center in the center of Ocho Rios, the Hard
Rock Cafe is the first of its kind in Jamaica
and the establishment remains firmly
attached to its founding objectives; "great
food, great music, a welcoming atmosphere
and at the end of a Hard Rock visit, great
memories!"
The restaurant has delectable dishes that
combine the taste of island spice with the
original Hard Rock Cafe flavor. Some of the
most original and popular dishes include
the New York Strip Steak and the legendary
10oz. Burger that is famous world over.


Hard Rock Cafe Ocho Rios strives to maintain the "music connection" by creating a Rock N' Roll atmosphere
with performances of Reggae and Ska, in addition to having available musical collectables, merchandise and
memorabilia at their Rock Shop. The store houses authentic merchandise such as leather jackets, T-shirts,
watches, key chains, and shot glasses, in addition to many other items that can only be purchased at the
franchise in Jamaica.
Hard Rock Cafe Ocho Rios is committed to showing the guests a "Jammin" good time. No wonder their
greeting is; "How may I rock your world?"
The Cafe is open Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am -1:00 am and Saturdays & Sundays from 10:30 am -
12:00 am. The Rock Shop is open Monday to Saturdays 9:00 am 6:00 pm and 10:00 am 3:00 pm Sundays.
Tel: 974-3333 or visit www.hardrockcom


WHERE THE QUAINT CHARM OF
"YE OLDE ENGLAND",
MEETS THE IRIENESS OF "DI JAMAICAN VIBES!"
PRIME STEAKS, SEAFOOD AND
TRADITIONAL PUB FAYRE
WITH FINE SPIRITS AND ALES IN A
FUN AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
ALL MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS VIA SATELLITE.







ICASUALNIGHTSOT IN RI'


JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE
BAR & GRILL
Location: Island Village, Turtle Beach Rd
With seating for 450 diners and drinkers, this is
one of the largest restaurants ever constructed on
the north coast. Attractions include a rooftop
whirlpool tub, a 100 ft long water slide and a
freshwater pool, along with three bars and a
'Trading Post'. Open daily.Tel: 675-8976 or
795-4643.


MAMA MARLEY'S JAMMIN' BAR & GRILL
Location: Main Street
Come jam at the 'Roots-Rock-Reggae" sports
bar and enjoy Mama Marley's delicious
Jamaican cuisine for lunch or dinner. See
exclusive Marley videos!
Open daily. Tel: 974-0197.


Below: Rick's Cafe


NEGRIL
RICK'S CAFE
Location: West End.
After a day at Negril's seven mile beach, it is almost mandatory to be seen at Rick's Cafe for sunset watching.
Excellent food and bar service include 'Rick's Famous Planter's Punch' and 'Category 5 Hurricane', drinks which
will turn even a coward into a cliff jumper.
Tel: 957-0380.

CASUAL NIGHTS OUT IN NEGRIL


JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE
BAR & GRILL
Location: 7 Mile Beach
Located on Negril's famous 7-mile white, M'ville
Negril provides a perfect hangout for anyone
looking for exciting entertainment, a lively
atmosphere and delicious food.
Open daily. Tel: 957-9180

ALFRED'S OCEAN PALACE
Location: Norman Manley Boulevard
Located in the heart of Negril's famous seven mile
white sand beach, Alfred's is known for good
service and country style cooking. Dine at a
candle lit table under the stars.
Tel: 957- 4669/4735.

COSMO'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR
Location: Norman Manley Boulevard
Cosmos offers a perfect atmosphere in which
authentic Jamaican cuisine is served daily for


lunch and dinner. Inside and outside dining with
background music. Open daily. Tel: 957- 4330.

THE HUNGRY LION
Location: West End
Excellent vibes, food, music and art can be
enjoyed at The Hungry Lion, a restaurant that has
maintained its reputation as one of Negril's
premier dining and drinking spots since its
startup in the mid 80s.
Open daily. Tel: 957-4486/0269.

THE SANDS AT THE CAVES
Location: West End
Located on the most western point of the island,
the Sands offers an offbeat, cool dining spot with
loads of style and tasty grilled fare. Open daily
4:00 pm 7:00 pm. Tel: 957-0269.


VISIT US IN: 4
MONTEGO BAY. OCHO Rios, NEGRIL a AIR 'VILLE


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THE MASTER OF


LIGHT AND SHADOW













If yu are on beach vacation in Negril you
might be ucky and bump into obrsne of
Jamaicas most prominent artists, capturing
the andscapes, seascapes, stillay o life form and
the everyday ethnic scenes surrounding him
with his paintbrush.
Born and raised in Granville near Montego Bay,
E n eErrol's extraordinary talent came to light as
Errol Allen (Photo:. Heidi'ch) early as the age of 3, when he was drawing on
pieces of card board together with his cousin on a Sunday evening in 1964. "1 drew a fireman and a cowboy,"
he remembers.
Attending Granville All Age School in 1968, the painter recalls; "I did not understand what my teacher, Ms.
Medley, meant, when she put me in front of the class and told the other children that 'we have an artist in
our midst"'. Once his talent became common knowledge, the burgeoning artist quickly became the school's
designated chart and sign artist.
Since Errol was also a good student and singer, it was widely thought that he was possessed by spirits; 'Duppy
deh wid you', accepted by Jamaicans as the most likely reason someone is talented at many things. "Despite
quite a bit of envy, I became a real celebrity in school," Errol remembers.
Although born into a family of
artists, his mother and father did not
take young Errol's work seriously at
the time and wanted him to learn a
'real' trade, such as tailoring or
carpentry. He remembers: "When
my mother saw me drawing, she
often hit me on my fingers and said:
'Stop the foolishness!"'
Born with an extraordinary gift that
no school can teach, it is a good
thing that Errol did not follow his
parent's wishes, or Jamaican art
would have been cheated of his
genius. When the revered artist
Phillip Higgins introduced Errol to
another of Jamaica's famous artist;
Lionel Walker, in 1975, the aspiring
artist knew that all he wanted to do
in life was paint. Handed a paint
brush at Lionel's workshop in Negril
Beach Village, now Hedonism II,
Errol impressed everybody with his
immense natural talent and later,
Jamaican master painter, Barrington
Watson, also became his mentor.


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Inspired by French Impressionist painters such as
Manet, Renoir, Monet and Pissaro, Errol embarked on
extensive studies of various art-forms, while
observing the artistic styles of other famous artists,
such as Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo
and Van Gogh.
Errol says it was an honor to be commissioned by the
Jamaican Government in 2002, to do a portrait of ABC
television talk show hostess Starr Jones for her 40th
birthday celebration in Jamaica. Engaged in several
local and overseas exhibitions, he sells his work to
collectors from all over the globe, explaining; "It is the
wealthier class Jamaicans who have come to value
my work." But he is not a man aiming for great
recognition; "People need to humble themselves.
Vanity is the root of all evil nowadays," says the
spiritual painter.
Although a Rastafarian by heart, Errol states that art is
his true religion. He believes deeply in the bible and
frequently quotes from it, stressing: I am not here to
praise man; it is the almighty who incites me. I have
to give thanks to him. Every time I paint, I
communicate with him first.'
The devoted family man has even named his children
after artists and biblical figures, one of his sons carries
the name of Rembrandt Picasso Allen and one of his
daughters the name Rhianna. Errol looks at every
scenery, object or person with an artistic eye and says
that he works continuously, and is often inspired by
the music of Bob Marley, Garnet Silk and Luciano.
His magnificent pieces are displayed in several art
galleries, such as Saba Art Gallery on Fort Street in
Montego Bay. Tel. 940-1011. You might also meet
Errol at Negril's Whistling Bird Beach Resort on
Norman Manley Boulevard, where he is the resident
artist. Other exhibitors of Allen's fine art pieces include
the National Gallery of Jamaica, The Jamaican High
Commission in Toronto Canada, and private Galleries in
London, Africa and New Jersey. You can also reach
Errol on tel. 385.5399.


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A LEMON FROM THE COUNTRY


At the edge of a steep valley of luscious jungle we managed to maneuver our vehicle into the only possible
parking spot on the hill in front of Ms. Elma Thompson's house. Guiding us down a rocky path to her welcoming
home with panoramic views, Ms. Elma served us a glass of chilled soursop juice before filling us in on the
nitty-gritty of the sewing and embroidery trade.
The enterprise of hand embroidering pot holders, bags and detailed, handmade quilts started over 16 years
ago, when a lady called Ann Mills passed on her skills to a group of interested women. Today, Ms. Elma
carries on her legacy with the help of a few ladies, using the original
stencils showing Jamaican fruits, vegetables, birds, flowers and other
unique patterns.
Ms. Elma's storage cupboards, which we caught a glimpse of in passing,
contain countless boxes of embroidery threads categorized by color and
perfectly arranged along with stacks of canvas looking fabric. Neatly
organized metal chocolate and cookie containers filled with needles,
threads and other sewing essentials, fill her airy balcony that serves as
the workshop.
(Photos: Heidilech)
Assisted by her husband; "T", Ms.
Elma eagerly pulled necessary
items from cupboards and
containers to get ready for her
demonstration. Using a solution of
lead and kerosene oil, she stenciled
the patterns onto a thick, beige
canvas before neatly cutting out the
shapes of birds and fruits.


Illustrating the appliqued bird, the words Jamaican Doctor Bird' was embroidered onto the fabric, followed by
perfectly stitched bordering of the bird.
Opening her treasure chest again, Ms. Elma pulled out samples of quilt squares and proudly showed us photos
of the numerous quilts the team has made over the years. "A quilt can take up to 9 months to make.' Pointing
to a picture, she added; "I remember this particular one, which had countless narrow strips of cloth, which
we had to assemble.'
Ms. Elma, who is obviously not afraid of hard work, declared that; "Jimmy Cliff sings "'It's gonna be rough',
but I am a firm believer in God and know that he will work it all out for me.
We had to leave and approached the rocky path back to the road when "T" called down
from the roof: "Can you catch?" Down came a rain of huge, rough skinned
lemons. "Take a lemon from the country," Ms. Elma said. Country people in
Jamaica never let you leave without a gift.
Look out for Ms. Elma's potholders in the following shops:
Montego Bay: Rita Simpson's in Half Moon Shopping
Village, the gift shop at Royal Decameron
on Gloucester Avenue, the
Tortuga Rum Cake Cafe in
Reading, Island Creations at
MBJ Sangster Airport,
Sunset Beach Resort and
Sandals Hotels. Ocho Rios:
Smile in Taj Mahal Shopping
Center and Goggles Gift Shop
at Royal Decameron, Runaway Bay.
Negril: Sunny Side Gift Shop, Hedonism and Grand Lido
Hotels.
All items, including handmade quilts, can be ordered directly
from Elma Thompson on tel. 833-4214.


OLD FORT CRAFT MARKET
(Photos" Heidi ZAch)


To find the Old Fort Craft Market, walk down Gloucester Avenue and turn left at Fort Street. Tucked between
'top' and 'bottom' road, as the locals call Queens Drive and Gloucester Avenue, you will find the market that
offers a lot more than colorful fabrics, T-Shirts, straw items, jewelry, wood carvings and paintings.


Watch woodcarvers produce magnificent carvings on the spot and
sample local culinary delights from the breezy balcony of the newly
opened restaurant that overlooks the area. Or enjoy a history lesson
from one of the senior vendors, who will proudly take you on a tour
of the Fort and show you the cannons, powder magazine and the
wish' well.
Fort Montego was one of the many forts built as part of Jamaica's
coastal defense during the early 1700's. In 1779, Fort Montego (also
called Fort Frederick and Fort George) underwent major reconstruction
to build the platform, the parapet wall, the paving and the powder
magazine. The powder magazine, built with thick stone walls, was used
to store gunpowder and firing equipment. The thick walls were
constructed to provide additional protection, if the magazine suffered a
direct hit or exploded for any reason, the Fort's angled vents minimized
the risk of sparks entering the building. The 'wish' well, fed by
underground streams, was the strongholds only water source during
potential sieges.
Fortunately, Montego Bay never peaked the interest of pirates and
was never invaded, despite the town's rapid expansion and
development of its commercial waterfront. Hence, the Fort did not see
much military action and the only time cannons and guns have been
fired, is in celebration of the British Monarch's birthdays or visits of
important persons.
Jamaican craft vendors are a vital part of the local tourism industry and
have been facing hard times, due to countless imports and the
numerous stores they are surrounded by. Do pay them a visit and help
support the production of 100% Jamaican made goods.


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rJEWELERS
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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SHOP TILL YOU


DROP AT MONTEGO


BAY'S AIRPORT MALL


until the last possible moments Witt the largest Stopping area in
.Jamaica, proViding over 60 duly free, retail and food and leverage
outlets, ~llonlego Bay's Airport ~tlall offers countless ways for travelers t
saver fond memories and find that last piece of Jamaica to take home.
When departing the island, make sure you make it a part of your vacation experience and get to the airport
early! The Eastern Concourse at MBJ Airport is home to Jamaica's largest shopping mall and not only is the
shopping prior to taking off from gates 8 to 19 outstanding; there are also several food and beverage outlets
which every globetrotter should try out.
Montego Bay Airport is home to Jamaica's largest
shopping mall, featuring more five dozen outlets.
However, the expansion of the departure section is still
not complete and there are lots more outlets to come.
Extending the fun in the sun experience a new, 4,50 0m
world class Central Retail Precinct will house national and
international brand outlets such as Cool Kids, Things
Jamaican, Not Just Books, Bijoux Jewelers and Bijoux
Terner, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Havaianas and Air
Margaritaville. Locally themed shops including Gooc,
featuring hand crafted merchandise, the legendary
Jamaica Bobsled Cafe, Red Stripe Bar and Cool Gear, will
continue to add to the inviting and relaxing gate shopping
(Photo: H eidioch) environment. Along with MBJ's state-of-the-art, cultural
heritage advertising programme, the airport will maintain
that distinctive 'Jamaican Sense of Place' for departing
passengers.
Great efforts are being made at MBJ airport to improve
all aspects of the traveler's airport experience. The new
Departure Hall will feature a technologically advanced
CUTE system, enabling every airport check-in desk to
link to any airline's reservations and departure control
system, thereby minimizing passenger queues at check-
in. Additional security checkpoints are being added for
faster processing, new outbound baggage delivery and
security systems. The expanded outbound Immigration
(Photoo:Heidilech) Hall will see a wide range of customer service
enhancements, including conveniently located airline
irst class lounges, smoking lounges, wireless
internet access area and a
gaming facility.


GOOC SOMETHING TO GAWK AT!
In February 2007, Walk Good Jamaica Ltd. opened the new G00C
retail outlet at the MBJ Airport Mall. Located in the airports
departure area, the distinctive looking store carries an array of
hand crafted, environmentally friendly merchandise.
Said Ms. Vanessa Taylor, Managing Director of Walk Good
Jamaica Ltd.;- "We have been overwhelmed by the traveling
public's response to our Jamaican designed merchandise,
which is unique and environmentally friendly". Inspired by
harmony, balance and nature, the unique, natural look of the GOOC
store blends in well with the products it sells. Using the idea of
imperfection as a concept to change attitudes, the products are cutting edge,
urban chic and unconventional. Designed with an awareness of recycling and environmental protection, GOOC
has recycled over 1 million tires to produce the creative sandals and footwear available at the MBJ Airport
Mall, where a wide variety of natural color bags, backpacks, totes, purses and accessories made from recycled
vintage canvases are also on sale at the store or through its website.


Continued Ms. Taylor;- "Although this is a temporary
store for us, we worked hard to achieve a design which
was creative, yet reflected a distinct 'Jamaican sense of
place'. The zinc paneled hut with handmade signage and
warm colors fit the bill perfectly. "Many of our customers
at Sangster International Airport like taking pictures in
front of the hut and we enjoy accommodating their
requests," said the Managing Director.
Part of Sangster International Airports' phase two
expansion program, the MBJ Airport Mall will be
relocated to a new and larger shopping boasting 32 new
outlets and a range of exciting outlets, in approximately
seven months.


(Photo: Walk Good Jamaica)


SANDALS FROM HAVAIANAS
Moving through the world like a grass fire, the current
obsession with 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.

Departures: Walk
Good Jamaica.






(Photo: iMB Ailpots)


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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


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www.mb airport.com


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KINGSTON:


THE HEARTBEAT


OF JAMAICA





streets and it's many nightclubs are open i nto the wee hours of the morning. Kingstonians have no problem



making fast friends. They are spontaneous people who ove to have fun, so make sure to get ample rest before
taking up any invitations.
For the faint of heart or visitors who find themselves exhausted from too much partying, more relaxing
pastimes are available to enjoy. Get up close and personal to the variety of animals at Serenity Park, or take
a lazy boat ride to the pristine white sand beach of Lime Cay, where Kingston's jet set goes for 'fish and
festival'. Afterwards, visit one of the many day spas dotted around the city, for a restoring aromatherapy
massage that will sooth your sun-drenched body.
Avid betting fans can enjoy the island's only horseracing track, Caymanas Park, or indulge in a round of golf
at the nearby Caymanas Golf Club. Go-Kart racing or fishing off the panoramic Palisadoes strip are other fun
activities to engage in, while the Hope Botanical Gardens is a more relaxing location to laze away the afternoon
in the midst of magnificent splendor. If you are looking for cultural sights, we recommend a visit to the
University of The West Indies, The Institute of Jamaica, the National Gallery, BOJ Coin & Notes Museum,
Marcus Garvey's Liberty Hall or The Trench Town Cultural Yard.
The Devon House tour and its one-of-a-kind shopping, famous ice cream and brick oven patties, a considered
a 'must' for any Kingston visitor. Other noted attractions include legendary Port Royal. Once known as the
'wickedest city in the world', this historic pirate town offers many wonders such as the earthquake-shaken
Giddy House, several old forts and excellent seafood joints. Reggae lovers can tour Kingston's authentic reggae
studios to get a close look at where the hits are made, or tour the Bob Marley Museum which celebrates the
life of Jamaica's beloved reggae icon. For an enjoyable day trip, travel into the beautiful Blue Mountains to
scenic views and endemic flora to learn how the famous Blue Mountain coffee is made.
Nighttime activities are plenty, and visitors can choose between a dozen theatres, several cinemas and a range
of cafe's and nightclubs with Reggae, Latin, Dance, Jazz and Alternative music rhytms. Most of the action
takes place in the area of Knutsford Boulevard Strip, where all-inclusive pay parties and Reggae stage shows
are frequent. Be sure to stop by "Windies" cricket star Courtney Walsh's sports bar, "Cuddy'z" for cricket trivia
and great food. If you are lucky, you may just meet the man himself and secure that much sought after
autograph.


Shopping options are limitless and whether you are looking for locally made handicrafts, luxury watches or
jewelry, Kingston has it all. Constant Spring Plaza is ranked number one for variety and bargains, while haute
couture is available at numerous upper-end boutiques dotted across the city. For deals on handicrafts, pay a
visit to one of the city's many craft markets.
Make sure you check out what activities are on offer during your stay in Jamaica. In November, Kingston
celebrates it's annual 'Restaurant Week' at which the city's eateries showcase cuisines from exotic destinations
around the world. 'Jamaica Motoring Club's International Rally' takes place in December, while February visitors
can get into the reggae grooves of the annual 'Bob Marley Week'. In May and June, visitors can rub shoulders
with the world's top 'fashionistas' and international top models as they converge on Kingston for the annual
'Style Week' and 'Caribbean Fashion Week'.
The Concierge desk at your hotel will be happy to point you in the right direction, whatever your interest is.
So, get out and enjoy the bustling excitement of Kingston: the heartbeat of Jamaica.
By: Nicola Madden-Greig, Area Chairman, amaica Hotel & Tourist Association Kingston
Caribbean Sculptum Park (Photo. JTA)


RED BONES BLUES CAFE
Cuisine: Nouvelle Cuisine
LOCATION: 21 BRAEMER AVE, NEW KINGSTON.
TEL: 978-6091.
NORMA'S ON THE TERRACE
Cuisine: Caribbean Fusion
LOCATION: DEVON HOUSE, 26 HOPE ROAD.
TEL: 968-5488.
RIB KAGE
Cuisine: Caribbean, Steak & Barbeque
LOCATION: 149C CONSTANT SPRING RD &
12 BRAEMER AVE. TEL: 969-6223.
CAFE AUBERGINE
Cuisine: European & Jamaican
LOCATION: THE MARKET PLACE,
CONSTANT SPRING RD. TEL: 754-1865.
AKBAR
Cuisine: Indian
LOCATION: 11 HOLBURN ROAD, TEL: 926-3480.
JADE GARDENS
Cuisine: Exquisite Chinese
LOCATION: SOVEREIGN CENTRE, HOPE ROAD,
TEL: 578-3476.


CUDDY'Z SPORTS BAR & GRILL
Cuisine: Jamaican and international favorites
LOCATION: NEW KINGSTON SHOPPING CENTRE.
TEL: 920-8019.
CHEZ MARIE
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
LOCATION: 7 HILLCREST AVENUE.
TEL: 927-8078.
KABANA GARDENS
Cuisine: Jamaican
12 HOPE ROAD. TEL: 908-4005.
MAC'S CHOP HOUSE
Cuisine: Prime steaks, chops, seafood, pastas and
salads
24-26 TRINIDAD TERRACE, KINGSTON 5.
TEL: 960-6328.
INDIES
Cuisine: Jamaican, Italian
8 HOLBORN ROAD, NEW KINGSTON, OFF HOPE
ROAD. TEL: 920-5913.
TGI FRIDAY'S
Cuisine: American themed restaurant and bar
51 HOPE ROAD, KINGSTON 10. TEL: 978-8443.


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KINGSTON RESTAURANTS







THE BOB MARLEY

MUSEUM
A stay in Kingston is not complete wffhtul a visit to the Biob Plarley
museum alat 56 Hope Roa& Take a jou ey into the life of the peace
loving Rastafarian who tade Jamaica famous across the world with his
sensual reggae rhythms, and went on to become a natisal icsm
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley lives on in every Jamaican's heart and soul, and his music forms part of everyday
island life. More than 30 years after his death, the late reggae musician is more famous than ever, and the
Bob Marley Museum has become an attraction not to be missed.
Erected by the Bob Marley Foundation, the museum is a historical landmark that celebrates the life of the late
music prodigy. Located in Bob Marley's original studio, where many of his songs were recorded, visitors can
get a close look at the reggae stars life time achievements, writings, photos, several artifacts and numerous
memorabilia.
Try some "Ital" fare (food that is approved by the Rastafarian Movement) and the various blends of natural
juices from the Queen of Sheba restaurant, while experiencing the life journey of the musical phenomenon.
"Ital" food is natural, pure foods from the earth that have not been chemically modified or contain artificial
additives such as coloring, flavoring, preservatives and in some cases salt.
A visit to the Bob Marley museum is not complete without a memento from the Bob Marley Gift Shop or the
Africa & Jamaica Souvenir Shop, where souvenirs from the "motherland" (Africa) or "yaawd" (Jamaica) can
be secured. For avid readers of Bob Marley, Black History or Rastafarian literature, the on-site library is well
worth a visit as it features a wide selection of titles in these genres. Children's literature is also available.
To schedule a tour, collect some memorabilia, visit the museum library or to simply sample Rastafarian "Ital"
food, visit the Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Rd, Kingston 6. The museum is open Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays & Fridays: 9:30 am 4:30 pm and Wednesdays & Saturdays: 12:30 pm 5:30 pm. Tel: 927-9152.


Bob Marley. (Photo: Bob Maleoy Foundation)


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Visitors can experience 'duppy' interaction first hand by visiting the
Rose Hall Great House, strongly believed to be haunted by the ghost
of the wicked 'White Witch' of Rose Hall, the infamous Annie Palmer.
A gallery of 'ghost' images and letters from visitors on display in the
basement of the Great House are testimonies to many inexplicable
incidents, but there are also actual witnesses who claim to have seen
Annie's spirit.
So far, there is no scientific proof for the sightings, but eyewitness
reports speak for themselves. Lloyd Bowen, a bartender at Annie's
Pub, who has worked at the Great House for three years; "I was not
a superstitious person before I started to work here. Now, I am
wearing a cross pendant to protect myself from Annie's spirit:' Lloyd
describes hearing a continuous, furious knocking on the kitchen door
next to the bar, just to find no sign of anybody when he unlocked
the door. "On return to the bar counter, I noticed tables and chairs
were irately moved without any sign of a visible person:'
Samuel 'Moses' Williams, groundskeeper at the Great House for more
than 12 years is convinced that Annie gets upset when even the tiniest
object is removed from the property. "One visitor took a small stone
from the walkway leading to Annie's tomb. This person suffered restless
nights and bad luck until she eventually returned the stone to us to get
her life back on track".


Chippendale mirror. Annie's reflection in the same mirror is evident in another photo sent in by a visitor, on
display for guests to scrutinize.
Let's hope that these occurrences are not related to the high consumption of 'Witches Brew' at Annie's Pub,
a favorite among people who want to calm their nerves after a tour of the Great House.

Jamaican folklore contains a significant amount of 'duppy' stories in various forms. According to legend, at
night, a howling dog and a spider web across ones face can be a sign of a duppy's presence. As documented,
ghost remedies range from cursing over calling out "Jesus Christ" to nailing a horseshoe to the house, a more
internationally known solution. Do ensure to follow the below Jamaican superstitions and a happy, successful
life is guaranteed!
Do not sweep out your house at night. Otherwise, you will "sweep out" your family, meaning that your family
might leave you or you will be unhappy.
A wife should not buy shoes for her husband. If this is done, he will walk out of her life.
A woman should not sweep over her boyfriend's feet. Otherwise, the couple won't get married.
An itching left hand middle means that unexpected money is coming your way! An itching right hand middle
means that you will spend excessively.
You might want to look for a bottle of your grandmother's 4711 cologne, it is said to bring good luck
and wealth.
A pregnant woman should not go swimming in the ocean. If done so, the water will get rough and bad weather
is guaranteed.
Do not throw away old bread without wetting it. You might face a shortage of food.
And finally and also valid in Jamaica, do not open an umbrella in the house; otherwise, bad luck will
follow you.
Believable or not? That's entirely up to your imagination ...


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Llyod Bowen (Photo: Heidi Zch)








NORMA'S HERBAL LESSON


CERASSE (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA)
Cerasse is a medicinal herb used by many tropical and sub-tropical countries around the world. Most
Jamaicans remember Cerasse from their childhood days, when they were forced to drink a cup of the bitter
tasting tea as a remedy or prevention for almost every illness. This medicinal herb grows wild, but is now also
available in tea bags at the Supermarket. Cerasse is believed to be a blood cleanser and sugar control agent
for diabetes sufferers. It is widely accepted that a fair consumption of this tea on a weekly basis prevent colds,
flus, headaches, jaundice and stomach aches.

VERVAIN (VERBENA HASTA)
The tops and leaves of the Vervain plant are extensively used to make tea, and many swear by a cup of Vervain
before and after meals. Vervain is believed to help with liver function and liver related diseases, belly aches,
menstrual cramps, sleeplessness, exhaustion, fatigue, fever, insomnia, asthma, post-natal depression and pain
in general. Drinking one cup of Vervain tea every hour is thought to cure colds within a day. Beaten, fresh
leaves may also be applied directly to wounds and sores.

JACK IN THE BUSH (EUPATORIUM ODORATUM)
The leaves and flowers of the Jack in the Bush plant may be used both as wound dressing and a stimulant
to fight colds, coughs and bronchitis. Traditionally, it is blended with other herbs and coconut milk to treat
bronchitis in children. For all other treatments, it is consumed as a tea. Said to provide relief from pains and
possesses calming properties for persons suffering from nervous disorders and insomnia, the Jack in the Bush
is also thought to help diabetes sufferers and people with respiratory problems.

DUPPY GUN (REULLIA TUBEROSA)
It is speculated that the herb got its name from the popping sound its berries make when they are opened,
hence the name "Duppy Gun". Also known as Jamaican Viagra', this wild growing herb is used as an ingredient
in local "roots" tonics and drinks. The leaves and roots of this plant are used to treat sores, chest problems,
toothache and mouth problems, as well as urinary tract infections and kidney problems. Persons with stomach
ailments might benefit from using this herb, also said to help treat certain venereal diseases.

CHERRY (PICRASMA EXCELSA)
The Jamaican cherry grows as a tree or bush. Its bark and twigs are used to make tea, said to help lower
high blood pressure and aid with coughs, heart problems, diabetes, bronchitis, tuberculosis, fever, malaria,
snakebites, gonorrhea and carcinoma. Cherry is also believed to be an easy way to get rid of parasitical worms,
improve digestion and stimulate appetite. Traditionally, Cherry is used to make tea which is left to stand
overnight to extract the bitter principles before consumption.

MILK WEED (EUPHORBIA HIRTA)
Boiled and consumed as a tea, this herb is said to help with gall bladder problems, asthma and stomach
problems, as well as acts as a blood conditioner. For menstrual pain, Milk Weed should be boiled together
with marigold.

We recommend consulting a physician before the using any of these medicinal herbs.




1 TSP. OF VERVAIN
1 TSP. OF PEPPERMINT
1 TSP. OF ROSEMARY
Preparation: pour 3 cups of boiling water over dried leaves, leave for 15 minutes until champagne
colored. Do not drink too dark.


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WASSI ART: POTTERY WITH PASSION


Wassi (wha-see) 'terrific' in old island dialect is the best description of the magnificent clay creations the
artists at Wassi Art produce, and the Ocho Rios factory is now a 'must do' on the long list of Jamaican
attractions.
Thus starts the evolution from a piece of clay to outstanding pottery: Terracotta colored clay, dug by hand
from the Blue Mountain ranges, is packed into rice bags and carried on heads across a swaying footbridge
strung across a deep gulch. Transported by truck to Wassi Art, the first step of production is to soak the clay
in drums. Then, the clay is strained and poured into plaster vats to remove the excess water.
Are you curious as to what happens next? Well, why not pay a visit to Wassi Art and find out first hand?
Attend the free Wassi Art factory tour to learn how the beautiful vases, tea pots, statues, cups and saucers
reach the shelves of the Ocho Rios showroom or one of the many stores across the island. The free factory
tour offers genuine cultural interaction combined with air-conditioned, harassment-free shopping and you can
delight in watching the artists wield their magic. Famous visitors to the Wassi Art workshop include Kofi Annan,
Shari Belafonte, Bryan Adams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jesse Jackson, and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Considered unorthodox in the ceramic art world, Wassi Art designs are brightly colored, one-of-a-kind,
uninhibited and original pieces with broad appeal. Said one island visitor from the US; "My wife and I simply
fell in love with the Wassi Art as displayed in the Port Antonio 'All things Jamaican' store, and we were
delighted to find a complete Wassi Art gallery back in Kingston. As a result, we purchased 4 pieces to carry
back with us and wish to purchase additional pieces throughout the coming months and years.:
The factory is located at Great Pond in the resort
town of Ocho Rios, but the goods can be found at
stores all over the island such as the gift shop at
the Hilton Hotel, Craft Cottage and Devon House in
Kingston, Carouches at Island Village in Ocho Rios
and Corner Craft at the Cruise Shipping Terminal in
Montego Bay.
On-line shopping is available at www.wassiart.com,
and worldwide shipments can be made via DHL. Call
the factory at Great Pond Ocho Rios at 974-5044.


Homer Brown senior Artist (r~oto: WssAsit)
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Artist (Photo: WassiArt) Tommy Barnette Senior Artist (Photo: WassiAri)
















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MR. LOVER SHAGGY ENJOYING M'VILLE MOBAY
Shaggy was recenly spotted in Full Effect" at Margaritaville Mobay, reggaeing
away the night at this favorite hotspot. The international reggae star was in good
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RASTAFARIAN REPRESENTS
JAMAICA IN MISS UNIVERSE
Stunning Zahra Redwood created history at the ton in Kingston
on April 1, when she became the first ever Rastafarian tois a
hbyd the coveted Miss Jamaica tite. Representing Jamaica ip n the
2c7 h Miss Universe' pageant, broadcasted ive from Mexico City
MR. LOVER SHAGGY ENJOYING M'VILLE MOBAY
Shaggy was recently spotted in "Full Effect" at Margaritaville Mobay, reggaeing




Mexico, May 28th, Zahra competed against 76 other contestantsernational reggae star was in good




from nations around the world for the 'Miss Universe' crown. 25-




winner, Zuleyka Rivera, from Puerto Rico. Miss Jamaica: (Photo: The Gleaner)

cm The city of Montego Bay wi once more be coming alive with the
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ing15th annua staging of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, the wood's
premier reggae music festivaastafarian Approximattoy 55,000 loca and
visitors are estimated to visit the festivaJ scheduled for Juy 15th
21st, 2007 With an unyieding reputation for featuring the best in
reggae, dancehaZahra and R&B acts, this year's steatar linthee-up does not
come as a surprise. Starting with a beach party on Sunday Jucipating
asafara15th, the festival features premier performers such as BeresA
Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man and Buju Banton, just to
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naThe a few. Montego Bay will once more be coming aive with night
15on Thursday July 19th, continuing over the weekend with
premier reggae music festivalufest Approximately nternationa55,000 nights & 2.
(Photovisitors are estimated to visit the festival, scheduled for July 15th-McGann)




TRUMPET AWARD FOUNDATION
Foowing the 15th Annua Trumpet Awards in Las Vegas, honoring notable African American top achievers, a
post ceremony trip for the honorees was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board and Jamaica
Trade & Invest in Montego Bay. Awarded to men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing
the quaasty of ife for individuawith, the honorees of this year's
Trumpet Awards included well known African American
personali15thties such as Ton Braxton, Michae Jordan, Cece Winans,
Donnie Mclurkin, Ed Dwight, Dionne Warwick, Percy E Sutton,
Justice Aan C Page Tommie Smith and John Carjust ts.
Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture Aloun N'domhet Assamba accepts a token
of appreciation from Trumpet Awa rds Foundation founder Xernona Clayon (left), while
DiTrumpane Pollard (right) oservel known African American


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The renowned Palmyra Resort & Spa in Rose Hall, Montego
Bay, welcomed the Governor General of Jamaica; His
Excellency The Most Honourable Kenneth Hall, accompanied
by The Most Honourable Mrs. Kenneth Hall, for a site visit on
May 25th 2007 The Governor General and his wife toured with
some of Jamaican's most important officials, including The
Honorable Dr. Omar Davies, Minister of Finance & manning From left to right: Palmyra President Dennis Constanzo; His
The Honourable Aloun N'dombet Assamba, Minister of Excellency the Most Honourable Professor Kenneth Hall,
Tourism, Entertainment & Culture who was on her second visit Governor General of Jamaica; Mr. Peter Bunting, Chairman
of Jamaica Trade and Invest; The Honourable Dr. Omar
to the property; Mrs. Jennifer Griffiths, Permanent Secretary; Davies, Minister of Finance & Planning; The Most
The Honourable Dr. Carlton Davis, Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Honourable Mrs. Kenneth Hall. (Photo:Heidilch)
Raymond Pryce, Director of Research, Consumer Affairs
Commission; Mr. Peter Bunting, Chairman of Jamaica Trade
and Invest; Mr. Raymond Goubourne, Director of Jamaica
Trade and Invest; Mr. Dennis Morrison, Chief Technical
Director, Office of the Cabinet and Senator Noel Sloley.
Palmyra President Dennis Constanzo took the delegation on a
tour of the construction site, which was received with great
interest. Said Minister of Tourism Aloun N'dombet Assamba;
"The Palmyra to put it simply is perfectly located in space
and time to contend as one of the centre pieces in the From left to right: Mr. Dennis Morrison, Chief Technical
J can Tourism Cro o Director, Office of the Cabinet; His Excellency the Most
Jamaican Tourism Crown." Honourable Professor Kenneth Hall, Governor General of
Jamaica; Senator Noel Sloley; Dennis Constanzo, Palmyra
President. (Photo :Heidilech)
NEW LUXURY SHOPPING VILLAGE TO ROSE HALL
The latest addition to the Montego Bay's shopping arena, Shoppes at Rose Hall, is the new 'must visit' for
luxury goods bargain hunters. Just a stone's throw away from the Ritz-Carlton and Half Moon Hotels, directly
opposite the Rose Hall Great House, visitors can trawl the latest addition to the Montego Bay shopping scene
for luxury goods bargains of up to 30% savings. The shopping village showcases all the premier jewelry and
fine watch brands, fragrances & cosmetics, branded clothing as well as high quality craft and souvenir stores.
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 serving hungry shoppers and an elegant gourmet
restaurant for special occasions. A dispatching desk will provide transportation to and from the Shoppes at
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