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Title: Jamaica tourist
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Place of Publication: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Publication Date: Summer 2008
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CASINO GAMBLING TO JAMAICA


The decision to allow full-blown casino
gambling is a powerful move by the new
Government to firmly place Jamaica on the
map as a true five-star destination, putting
the focus back on tourism, the island's
most important industry. The bold move will
give the island yet another competitive edge
on the global tourism scene, adding the
allure of premier casino gambling to the
island's stunning beaches, beautiful interior,
welcoming people and laid back lifestyle.
What's more, with over 300 international
flights per week into the brand new
Sangster International Airport in Montego
Bay, including 60 flights from non-stop
markets, Jamaica is more accessible to
visitors that any other Caribbean island.
Prime Minister Golding said the decision to
permit the licensing of casinos, described
Prime Minister Bruce Golding during his 2008 Budget Presentation to the House in his own words as "a lightning rod of
of Parliament, Kingston (Photo: Jamaica information Service) controversy for a ong time, came after a
controversy for a long time", came after a
review of a 2003 study which concluded that casino gaming would be viable for Jamaica. Pointing to the many
slot machines, a principal feature of casinos the world over, which are already present in Jamaica, Golding
argued that the addition of table games would help attract major investments and high rollers to the island's
shores. Said Mr. Golding; "It is our intention to dedicate the revenues from casino operations to a special fund
to finance capital development in health, education and security:'


Mr. Golding explained that applications for casino licences will only be considered if certain conditions are met.
To be considered, projects must commit to a minimum investment of USS1.5 billion and the construction of
no less than 1,000 rooms. Also, the casino component should not be more than 20 per cent of the total project.
Furthermore, the PM stressed that only
companies with proven integrity and
experience in the casino industry will
be permitted to operate in Jamaica.
Operators will be subject to the
approval of the Government
after appropriate due
diligence including fit and
proper tests and evaluation
of track record.
In his budget address, Prime
Minister Golding revealed that
the Government already has
approved two casino licences; one
to the developers of The Palmyra
Resort & Spa for the development of
"Celebration Jamaica" and a second to the
Tavistock Group for the "Harmony Cove" project.
The developers of The Palmyra Resort & Spa are set
to construct the island's first 1,000 room casino hotel,
an integral part of a US$1.8B "Celebration Jamaica"
master plan to be rolled out on 65 acres of oceanfront land


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USEFUL PHONE NUM BER S JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD, Montego Bay 952-4425 ST. ANN'S BAY HOSPITAL,
JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD, Kingston 929-9200 Seville Rd, St. Ann's Bay, near Ocho Rios 972-2272
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-991-9999 JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD, Port Antonio 993-3051 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF THE WEST INDIES,
US CONSULATE, Montego Bay 952-0160 MOBAY HOPE 24/7 CLINIC, Mona, Kingston 977-2607 /927-1620
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, Kingston 510-0700 Half Moon Shopping Village, Montego Bay 953-3649 POLICE 119
CANADIAN CONSULATE, Montego Bay 952-6198 ROYAL MEDICAL CLINIC & HOSPITAL, AMBULANCE, FIRE 110
10 Lewis St, Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland 955-3154 WEATHER UPDATE 116

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adjacent to the developer's luxury real estate development in Rose Hall, St. James. The resort & casino will
enjoy the extraordinary feature of being less than a 15 minute drive from the Montego Bay International Airport
on a new 4 lane highway, tempting visitors with premier attractions that include a water and entertainment
complex, a dolphin bay marine attraction; a water amphitheater, a world class marina, a variety of restaurants,
nightclubs, entertainment and shopping experiences throughout. A total of 2,000 rooms are planned throughout
the development, making it the islands largest private investment. "Celebration Jamaica" will also be
connected, by way of a pedestrian overpass spanning across the freeway, to a 2,500 person capacity
Convention Center that the government of Jamaica has committed to building in Rose Hall.
The "Harmony Cove" project in the parish of Trelawny, a private/public partnership between Tavistock Group
and the Jamaican government, is on track for planned construction to start in 2010. One of the largest and
most ambitious projects undertaken in Jamaica, the project is estimated to come in at around USS5B with a
number of hotels on the property housing over 8,000 rooms. The resort community will also contain full-service
casinos, championship golf courses, a tennis & racquet center, an equestrian center, a water and adventure
park, conference facilities, retail shops, restaurants, and local attractions showcasing the best of Jamaica.
Commented Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett; "Casino gambling will be a critical component in the growing
luxury market as we further diversify our entertainment experiences to attract the lucrative high-end market.
The two mega resorts "Celebration Jamaica" and "Harmony Cove" will add over 10,000 new luxury rooms to
our accommodation stock and both properties are expected to employ approximately 25,000 workers:'


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EDITORIAL
Editor: Ragni Fjellvoll
Articles for publication in the Jamaica Tourist
may be submitted to: ragni@jamaicatourist.net
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SUMMER 2008
SUMMER IN JAMAICA IS ALWAYS PACKED WITH ACTIVITIES. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR
EVERYBODY TO CHOOSE FROM. FROM REGGAE SUMFEST, 'THE 'GREATEST REGGAE FESTIVAL
ON EARTH' TO FOOD FESTIVALS, SPORTS COMPETITIONS, NO ONE WILL BE BORED IN
JAMAICA. COME AND EXPLORE!

JULY 1 PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL- FOLLY OVAL, PORT ANTONIO

JULY 1 INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY, KINGSTON

JULY 3- 7 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CULTRAL STUDIES (ACS) MONA, KINGSTON

JULY 13 BIKE RIDE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE (BRADA) NEGRIL

JULY 13 LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD CARNIVAL- SOUTH COAST

JULY 13 -19 REGGAE SUMFEST CATHERINE HALL, MONTEGO BAY

JULY 23 CARIBBEAN ISLAND SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS- KINGSTON

JULY 27 ROSE HALL TRIATHLON DRESS REHEARSAL- MONTEGO BAY

JULY 31 SEVILLE EMANCIPATION JUBILEE- OCHO RIOS

AUGUST 2 RAINFOREST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL- OCHO RIOS

AUGUST 3 IMFSA 57TH 2008 AUGUST GENERAL ASSEMBLY UWI, KINGSTON

AUGUST 3 ATI ABSOLUTE TEMPTATION ISLE- NEGRIL

AUGUST 4 FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS 'MELLO GO ROUN' KINGSTON

SEPTEMBER 26 WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL- KINGSTON

SEPTEMBER 27 WORLD TOURISM DAY- KINGSTON

OCTOBER 4 PINEAPPLE BALL- RITZ CARLTON GOLF & SPA RESORT ROSE HALL

OCTOBER 11 INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT- PORT ANTONIO

OCTOBER 12 BEST OF JAMAICA 2008 'VISIONS FOR CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS'- OCHO RIOS

OCTOBER 20 NYAMMINS & JAMMINS FOOD FESTIVAL- MONTEGO BAY

OCTOBER 26 ROSE HALL TRIATHLON MONTEGO BAY

NOVEMBER 7 9 PORT ROYAL MUSIC FESTIVAL- PORT ROYAL

NOVEMBER 8 -15 KINGSTON RESTAURANT WEEK- KINGSTON

DECEMBER 6 REGGAE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON NEGRIL

DECEMBER 5 -7 JMMC ALL STAGES RALLY JAMAICA- KINGSTON

Please note events are subject to change without prior notice.
For further information, please contact source; Jamaica Tourist Board. www.visitjamaica.com
THE RED CAPS -
40 YEARS OF CARRYING BAGS FOR TIPS ONLY
With their red caps, beige uniforms and smiling faces, they
magically appear when you most need them, and the
Montego Bay Airport just wouldn't be the same without
them. This year, the Red Caps celebrate 40 years of
helping travelers with their luggage, a service they g
provide in exchange for tips only. Originally started
by the JTB as a service to passengers in 1967,
the Red Caps are often the first people you come
into contact with when arriving or departing the
island, and they provide a great service. Please
show your appreciation by tipping the Red Cap
team generously for their always outstanding
service. Recommended tip is USS1.00 per bag.
Red Caps at MBJ Airport at your service (Photo:Heidilech)


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Cinnamon Hill beautiful coastal location (Photo: Rose H/all Resor & Country Club)
Robert Ames, professional golfer and brother of PGA Tour player Stephen Ames, is the newest addition to the
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. Since joining the team in January 2008, the new Director of Golf has already
implemented major upgrades. "We are re-shaping the look of the golf course, providing a great experience
from beginning to end. Your first drink on the course is on us, and the cold scented towels are a welcome
treat on the sun drenched golf course," explains Robert. "Our caddies are great," he says. "They really stand
out from other caddies on the island through their excellent service," he adds.
r "To me, the best improvement we have implemented is the 1st computerized tee-sheet booking system on the
11 L-e s,. island," explains Robert. Golfers can have their hotel concierge book tee times or simply log on to
https://bookteetimes.ezlinks.com/TeeTimeSearch.asp and input 'Cinnamon Hill' to book a round.
B Cinnamon Hill has completed the renovation of the fantastic 17th hole making it longer and incorporating the
treacherous ravine that winds through this challenging par 5. The course is in fantastic shape and this added
feature enhances the layout of this championship course, on which every club in a player's bag is used. "It is
not a typical resort course, it may seem wide open on the front nine but the trade winds make fairways and
greens difficult to hit. The back nine winds thru the mountains all the way up to 350 feet and boasts some
fantastic views combined with challenging closing holes," finishes Robert.
Originally from Trinidad, the Ames brothers' grandmother won the Golf Robert Ames,
National Championship in Trinidad for 7 consecutive years. "There are Cinnamoni H's
Director of Golf
Cinnamon Hill offers nearly 7,000 yards around 1,000 golfers in Trinidad," says Robert, and we are guessing that (Photo: Heidilech)
of gred to p s of he and his brother Stephen are the most famous of the Trini' golfers.
of greens and tees suited to players of
Stephen has won three times on the PGA Tour, and Robert has
all skill levels. Experience the seduction successfully played several international golf events including four
of natural beauty with breathtaking World Cups with his brother.
vistas of fairways and crystal seas
Starting to tour as a professional right after college, Robert
on a world class golf course,
on a 'norld class golf course. came to Jamaica for the first time in the summer of 1991 to
compete in the Caribbean Amateur together with a team of
10 12 Caribbean players. When he returned to Jamaica on the
invitation from a local golf family in 1997 he met Katherine,
who became his wife and mother of his two daughters.
"Rose Hall has the best 54 holes in the Caribbean, all this
within a three miles radius, and I am going to get the word
out," says Robert confidently. "Golfers will eventually be
able to ride their golf carts on internal roads between all
three golf courses. "With the help of the Jamaica Tourist
Board, we want to make Rose Hall and Jamaica THE new
premier golf destination.
Try out a round of golf at Cinnamon Hill! Call 953-2984
to book your tee time or visit www.RoseHall.com


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Where luxurious living begins and world
class amenities await...

Exclusive home sites in wooded enclaves
where views of fairway and sea entice.

Those who come to Rose Hall always fall
in love with this special place and find a
'way of life they treasure.

COME FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT.


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THE CARIBBEAN NIAGARA FALLS


Follow in the steps of the movie stars and go frolicking in the invigorating waters of Dunn's River Falls. Just
a stones throw from Ocho Rios, the spectacularly beautiful waterfalls cascade down 600 feet of limestone
steps into the ocean below forming a perfect playground for a fun and relaxing experience.
The Spaniards named the area "Las Chorreras", meaning the "waterfalls" or springs" in the 1700s. Over the
years the name changed to Ocho Rios, "eight rivers" despite the fact that the area only has four rivers: the
Cave River, Roaring River, Turtle River and Dunn's River. These "chorreras" are characterized by the clarity of
their unending, swiftly descending flow of water, interspersed with rapid cascades and waterfalls, which pour
directly into the Caribbean Sea. Acquired by the Government in 1972 to enable the future development of

A day at 'the falls' is a great outing for the entire family (Photo: JTB)


recreational and park facilities, the tourist attraction of Dunn's River
Falls is managed by the St. Ann Development Company, a regional
subsidiary of the Urban Development Company (UDC).
A visit to Jamaica's "Niagara Falls", opens up a variety of activity
options. Climb the falls in a human chain led by experienced falls
guides, pause at the waterfall basin "massage parlour" and experience
the soothing effects of the water as it cascades down your back. Less
brave visitors can view waterfall climbers from several decks and enjoy
the lush tropical flora of ferns, bamboos, ginger lilies, crotons, orchids
as well as a variety of palms and breadfruit trees. At the end of the
frolicking, everybody gathers at the gorgeous, white sand beach to
enjoy the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.


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Join a human chain and make your
way to the top


Shopping hungry visitors can acquire local souvenirs including carvings, straw products and intuitive art, while
browsing through the craft fair on the grounds. The cafeteria offers delights from spicy jerked chicken, pork
or fish and curried goat or you can also bring your own vittles and take advantage of the several barbecue
pits around the park.
Dunn's River Falls & Park is located just 5 kms from Ocho Rios, 110 kms from Montego Bay, 90 kms from
Kingston, 110 kms from Port Antonio and
116 kms from Mandeville. The trip is well Sean Connery and Ursula Andress frolick in Dunns

visit to Dunn's River Falls captured on film
or photos. .


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The best way to see the island! For the finest tours and excursion experiences, travel with
Sus and witness the spectacular beauty and tranquility of our island. From the home of the
Reggae King to cascading waterfalls, adventure tours and the tropical underwater world.
Enjoy Negril where time stands still on seven miles of uninterrupted white sand beach.

THE TOP TEN MUST DO TOURS IN JAMAICA
Dunn's River Falls
Climb the waterfalls of the Caribbean's most beautiful natural attraction
Dolphin Cove
Swim with the beautiful bottlenose dolphins in Ocho Rios
Negril Sunset
Relaxing Lounge at amazing 7-mile beach and watch the sunset at world famous Rick's Cafe Adventurous
B Bamboo River Rafting
The most peaceful and romantic experience on the island
Spirit of Reggae (The Bob Marley Experience)
Walk in the footsteps of the reggae icon at his birthplace, Nine Miles
Black River Nature and Safari
See crocodiles and swim in waterfalls at the Black River safari
Romantic Escorted Shopping Exhilarating
join our shopping tour for the most unique items and the best bargains in town
Catamaran Cruise
Sail the Caribbean Sea and enjoy great weather and company
Horseback Riding
Ride your horse into the sea on our fabulous Ride 'n Swim
Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon
Come with us to experience this natural phenomenon that makes the water glow Tranquil
Rewarding Tranquil

Don't forget to rent your
water shoes with us! .


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FROM LAZY RIVERS TO LIGHTNING


BOLT WATERSLIDES

loulevrard in Negl, Jamaica's "Caital of Cool, this stateolfoheoari water park provides a fun amusement option io visitors and l ocals f all ages. apronss
are pulled troug lhe intriguingly designed entrane int its magical water worlds uri amazing super esize w iatier slides, lazy rivers and mucll, wucplh moore,
There are plenty of waterside options, whether you are very brave or less adventurous. Travel effortlessly on single
tubes through an oasis of tranquility on the 'Rio Bueno' the quarter mile lazy river which takes you under several
bridges to the backdrop of the lush Jamaican countryside, or step it up a notch into the 'thrill'
Some of the many thrilling slides (Photo: Kool Runnings WaterPark)






A relaxing float down the Rio Bueno (Photo: Kool Runnings WaterPark)
ride category, by conquering any of the Jamaican named slides such as the Jamaica Bobsled Ride, the Green Grotto,
the Kickpuppalick, the Duppy Conqueror, the Sly Mongoose, the Lightning Bolt or the Red Snapper. Some of the
aforementioned waterslides can be entered with single tubes, while others allow up to three persons on larger tubes.
Our favorite pick is the Green Grotto waterslide, 40 ft. high and 385 ft. long. This magnificent 54 inch wide
thrilling experience is equipped with the latest in 3-D virtual reality imaging and audio technology, allowing
visitors to create their own ride and Kool Runnings Water Park is one of the very few places in the world where
Syou can experience this technology. The 'ride of your life' starts with the press of a button. Simply choose the
theme you would like to experience and slide through the Green Grotto, named after Jamaica's most famous
cave and underwater lake. The ride can be enjoyed in a single or double tube.
For kids under 48", Coconut Island features less intimidating rides with shorter slides and shallow splash pools,
all under the careful supervision of well-trained lifeguards. In addition to the huge sculptures of frogs, parrots
and cartoon murals, the tropical Coconut Island is home to the Park's beloved mascot, Mikie Manatee and his
JIOOL 5RUO3 W ANM ARR scary alter-ego Captain Mikie who is said to have shipwrecked here. After years of being mean and lonely, the
AP% M paoacaptain learnt that it was better to be nice and he now welcomes all kids to share a variety of interactive water
Games, including a giant coconut that dumps water on everyone when least expected. Warning: Kids will be
SQ c .ti d i dE l 4 splashed from head to toe. Look out!!!!
The 'dry' area of the park, The Anancy Village, offers another round of thrilling escapades. Kids and adults can
M43"4 hiU iA d1 t S 6 enjoy a ride on a traditional merry-go-round 'Peenie Wallie Carousel', go horseback riding or take a jump on
the 'Bug-A-Boo Bungee Trampoline'. Its ropes and wires mimic the web of the notorious Jamaican spider
'Anancy', known from traditional folk stories for its smart tactics. Get set on the Palisadoes Go Kart Track' and
feel that adrenalin rush as you tear off down the track, while seeing scores of imaginary cheering fans. The
Anancy Village is a popular spot for birthday parties, school parties and other celebrations.
After all this excitement, the entire family is bound to be hungry and Kool Runnings offers a wide variety of
themed restaurants, serving everything from snacks to old-time Jamaican
dishes. Choose between the Knot Out Sports Bar, the perfect place to Go-karting, one of the 'dry' activities at
unwind, the Sweet Potato Grill for mouthwatering Jamaican fare from the Kool Runnings' Anancy Park (Photo: ool
Runnings fater Park)
grill, the Guava Jelly Coffee Shop for coffee and snacks, the Kool Blendz
Juice Bar for cool fruit drinks and slushies and the Dash-een Restaurant,
if you have time for a sit down meal.
A member of the World Water Park Association, The Kool Runnings
Water Park is closely monitored by efficient, well trained lifeguards,
Which ensures that all rides are in meticulous condition.
Kool Runnings is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to
7:00 pm. Closed Mondays. Entrance fee for unlimited rides
/ the entire day: USS28. Children under 48 inches:
USS19. Tots under 2 years enter free.
yg und Located on Norman Manley
wwwkoolrunnings. Boulevard, Negril.
Tel: 876.957 Call tel. 957-5400 or visit
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RIDE N' SWIM AT


BRACO STABLES


IN TRELAWNY

ost breathtaking Ride n' Swim horseback rides into the heartland of
Trelawny and its magnificen t Caribbean coastline A fun efoerience for
the entire family, the Ride n' Swim is a ftastic tw o hour adetire. lified
guides lead y through the scenic cotryside onto a beatiful beach where

The Private Horseback Ride n' Swim is another
specialty adventure from Braco. Enjoy the peace
d tranquility of the lush countryside as your
trail guide leads you through the estate and
ng the beach. Advanced riders have the option
of riding through the beautiful and rugged
mountain region to spectacular views, before
delighting in the sea-swim with the horses. Unique,
memorable tours can be tailor-made for all levels
of riders from beginners to the more advanced.
With its history of farming which still continues
today, Braco Stables has a story to tell. The rides
end at Braco's picturesque 18th century Great
House, where at poolside refreshments are served.
The Ride n' Swim adventure is available every day
at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Reservations are
necessary for the private ride, available for a
minimum of two people. Children must be at
least five years old. Contact your tour desk or
call 954-0185 to book your adventure.


Ride along the picturesque Trelawny beachfront (Photo: Heidilech)


) A M A I C A

RARELY DOES ANYTHING EXOTIC
FEEL SO RIGHT AT HOME

FOR SALE:
Two newly created homes in the exclusive gated community of
'The Greens'in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, considered one of the last
hidden real estate gems in the Caribbean.
Both villas feature traditional Jamaican architecture with a touch
of the old world combined with all the sophisticated amenities of
the new world.
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WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS.


Shop 3, The Shoppes at Rose Hall
Tel: 1.876.953.8222 / 8004
Fax: 1.876.9533691
E-mail: info@resortpropertiesjamaica.com
www.resortpropertiesjamaica.com


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THE MAMMAL WHISPERER


They call him 'The Mammal Whisperer', but it
seems David's talent also encompasses other
marine creatures. His unique communication
talent is abundantly evidenced at Dolphin Cove,
where he supervises the mammal training and
teaches trainers how to work with bottlenose
dolphins, nurse sharks and stingrays. Of course,
we asked David the inevitable layman's
question; 'How do you train the dolphins?', to
which he simply replied; "Each animal learns
differently and sometimes, it is the mammal
that trains the trainer. The dolphins have a mind
of their own, and can be very independent.'
David's passion for the sea was ignited by his
grandfather Joseph Kiefer, who built marinas
and ran fishing tournaments in Jamaica. Today,
the fishing events are organized by David's grandmother Betty, who
he described as 'the most wonderful lady in the world'.
Dolphin Cove owners Stafford and Marilyn Burrowes told us the story
of how the young man came to work at the marine attraction.
"David's uncle had introduced us to him, and upon meeting him in
2001, we quickly realized that he was a natural 'animal person'," said
Marilyn Burrowes. Recognizing David's special talent, Stafford called
David to find out if he was interested in helping to set up the marine
attraction. "Since then, David has grown with Dolphin Cove, and
surely contributed to our success," said Marylin Burrowes.


Explained David; "Dolphin Cove actually is the only place in the world to collect urine, blood and fetal samples
from sharks for scientific research.'
There is no doubt that this talented young man, who studied architecture and engineering in Florida for 2 2
years before returning to Jamaica, has the love of the ocean in his blood. A daring surfer, who continues to
compete actively, has surfed every island hurricane and is known to go missing when he hears the call of
the wild.

SEA KEEPER FOR A DAY
If you have ever dreamed of working with dolphins, sharks, stingrays and other creatures of the sea, you can
try out your talent at Dolphin Cove, which offers guests the rare opportunity to be 'Sea Keeper for a Day'.
Learning 'hands-on' training techniques used by the professionals, participants assist animal trainers in food
preparation, feeding and training of dolphins, sharks and stingrays.

A DAY AT DOLPHIN COVE
With lots of activities and fun, Dolphin Cove is the perfect place to spend the day. Visitors can captain their
own mini-boats and explore the coast, interact and snorkel with stingrays, take a glass-bottom kayak ride to
explore the fascinating underwater world and interact with exotic birds, snakes and iguanas on the Jungle Trail
Walk. Pirates roam freely along the Boardwalk of "Little Port Royal" and the One Legged Pirates will perform
a "Jig or Two" Jamaica Tours offers tours to Dolphin Cove from all the north-coast resorts.


'The Mammal Whisperer' shakes hands (fins) with
one of his pupils (Photo: Dolphin Cove)


Dolphin Cove owners Stafford & Marilyn Burrowes Upon visiting this natural cove with turquoise waters to
(Photo: dolphin Cove)
oto: dolphin Cov) swim with bottlenose dolphins, we saw the results of
the 'The Mammal Whisperer's' efforts up close and personal. Being in the water and interacting
with the bottlenose dolphins can only be described as one of the most thrilling experience
the world. With grace and power, the amazing mammals gave us a 'dorsal ride', danced with
us, kissed us (some lucky individuals were kissed several times!) and finally pushed
through the sea like projectiles. "What a delightful adventure! You will never be to
enjoy a dolphin swim!" said one of the participants, who expressed amazement
dolphins' intelligence and skill.
We also witnessed the newest min t
encounter in the world; the rim u
hilarious 'Shark Show' in wh e
the chance to hold, touch, feed t
as well as swim in the same waters A
an entertaining opening by 4 shark traiers
to the scary background music from the
movie 'Jaws', we watched closely
couple from the US and two si
Being up close with the dolphins, a special men sat down on stone-sea in
experience for all age groups (Photo: Dolphin Cove) of water, waiting to pe theL a
sounds like a contradiction in terms, but a few minutes later each persn was
holding a shark on their lap, lovingly stroking their backs. "The shark's skin
felt like sandpaper and yes, it was a little scary! ", the female participant
exclaimed. Each shark encounter was closely supervised by trained
facilitators, who expertly guided the experience and helped visitors
handle the shark.
Said David about the new shark adventure; "Trainers from Sea
World have been down to watch our shark show:' Dolphin Cove is
also the first ever mammal attraction to partake in on-going shark
training and research on growth rates, feeding protocols and behavioral patterns.


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TARZAN OF THE JUNGLE FOR A DAY

ipline AdVenture Tours offer you the longest combned zipline e ,:perience in the Caribbean. Travel at 303 403 mph acreSS gi

Designed to satisfy the adventure needs of the entire family, expteration activities at the Great River Adventure Center in the
tours, bambo rafting, kayaking, river tubing, guided hiking lour& liqueur tasting, botanical garden walk and plantation tour WNh
acliun or a mare relaxed activity, an abundance of fun is waiting for you at tile island's firsl adventure canter.
The very thought of zipping through the jungle 'a adventure that must respect nature, Zipline Adventures se
la Tarzan' creates a surge of excitement that can others. Throughout the construction process of the zip cours
only be surpassed by the real life experience. You cleared plants and trees were reused to build platforms, fenc
can take a crack at this fun new escapade, in You can also learn more about the island by participating in
Sthe safe hands of Jamaica Zipline Adventure the Zipline Citizenship program, another fun initiative that
Tours (the brainchild of American
Se Tours (the brainched of American educates participating visitors through music, dance and
Senortrsepreneu r and company Presient Bad speech. The program was conceptualised by General
Morse). Trendsetter in the areas of safety
orse) Trensetter in the a o Manager Miguel Arthurs, who animatedly leads the
standards and customer service, the dance segment with his 'Butterfly' routine and teaches
company's Zipline Canopy Tour boasts guests key words and phrases in the local Patois
the longest zipline in the Caribbean, the lang
Gearing up for the 1600 ft 'Big Timba' 1,600 foot long 'Big Timba'. The ang
(Photo: Zipi oAdueenture Tours) combined length of all the canopy Visitors rave about the exceptionally eclectic
ziplines total 4,350 feet and includes the only 250 foot jungle bridge in Jamaica. mix of staff that tends to their needs armed
with that distinct Jamaican warmth and
The sport of 'zipping' is rooted in the need for quick transportation of people across addd sn tc h hi human
difficult terrain. Participants are secured in harnesses and custom designed zip ement is what makes a vt
element is what makes a visit to
trolleys, in which they travel safely and swiftly from one end to the other. The Ziplne Adventures a mustdo expe
harnesses are affixed to two very long overhead cables with safety leashes. are not just a tour company, we ar
Explains Morse; "All you have to do is step off the platform and let your someone's lfe experience and vac
adventurous spirit and gravity do the rest:' At each platform station, and our guides are essential to gue
and our guides are essential to guei
knowledgeable and friendly guides speak on many aspects of the island so that the simple commitment of service e
the simple commitment of service ex
you can gain insight into Jamaica's history, music, dance and culture.
iA tour at Zipline Adventures starts off
Zipline Adventures is committed to with an amazing off-road safari
Jp rovidiment ry rdng qs f n w t uwith an am gazing off-road safari
providing quality fun with
uncompromised safety for each guest, experience in vehicles called 'Pinzgauers'
Scomp which take you into the majestic hills of
and the compaeany maintains stringent Lethe in rural Hanover. The first adventure
safety policies and procedures through J
continuous training of its staff. "Safety c i
,features 9 different tour options at their
es Arthufrst", ypls nraanin g that each spectacular property located on the banks of the
Miguel Arthurs, expai e t hatining eh Great River. Designed to satisfy the tour needs
guide completes required training in mt" of the whole family, adventures include
keeping with the international o ...
tn canopy tours, bamboo rafting, kayaking,
river tubing, hiking, liqueur tasting and
Safety come first at Zipline Adventure Tours US based company who carried plantation tours. Underlines Zipline
(Photo: ZiplineAdventure Tours) out the course installation and Adventure Tours Limited company Presiden
safety training. Further on-the-job training ensures that safety procedures are
am only glad I had the opportunity to show
upheld and guests have a great experience. In technical terms, the tour only
utilizes high rate steel cables that exceed all construction and inspection standards. go as planned then this is just the begir
Zipline Adventure Tours.
Says Arthurs; "Our zipline was designed using gravity and gradient to ensure that you
don't arrive to the end of a zipline at an extremely fast rate of speed. You always arrive Both the food tasting station and the
at a moderate speed, allowing you to walk onto the platform or ground landing area:'
Perfect for any nature lover wishing to experience the plush, unspoilt state of the island, Arthurs It's official they
ensures that while fun is had, the tour's green status is maintained through several initiatives. He . ...
explains that as an eco adventure tour with environmental awareness as part of its core values;
"We highlight the importance of environmental preservation by educating guests on the flora and
fauna of Jamaica, particularly the endangered species.' A budding botanical garden another of
the tour's unique features highlights a host of local plants and crops flowering right before
your eyes.
In the process of protecting the environment, Zipline Adventures gladly shares its bounty with those
who visit. Participants get to taste the local fare at a food tasting station called 'The Flavours of
Jamaica'. Each person is invited to complimentary refreshments including samples of natural juices
and fresh fruits such as pineapple, sugar cane or the delicate and slightly sweet meaty interior of
a coconut.
Declares Arthurs; "We have a straw policy on the tour. Instead of plastic straws, bamboo straws are
the preferred option offered for drink refreshment:' Fully cognizant of the fact that ziplining is an


eks to sustain its environment and educate
e, for instance, more than 80 percent of the
es, a botanical garden and Tiki huts.


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JAMAGINATION: THE HEART OF THE ART


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BY: MELANIE REFFES Amy Laskin's Blue Mountain at Tilight (Photo: Jamagination)
From his home and gallery in Gordon Town near Kingston, the 48 year old champion of Caribbean art launched
Jamagination in 2005 a one-stop shopping experience supporting the richness of Island creativity. "Our motto,
Out of many, One People, reflects our diverse heritage," he says as the birds flit from one tree to the other outside
his living room window. Targeting the hip professional crowd, Jamagination signed a ground-breaking contract to
operate a gallery at the Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios. Also exhibiting at Round Hill and Tryall Club in
Montego Bay, Jamagination is looking at additional space in Kingston, Negril and Montego Bay.
Primarily a virtual gallery representing a cadre of thirty artists, Jamagination carries originals and artist-certified
prints. Using high-resolution Giclee technology on canvas or paper with pigment-based lightfast inks that
produce smooth color transitions instead of the dots generated from desktop printers, the prints are museum-
quality rivaling the originals even to the discerning eye.
With parents in Florida and a son and sisters in Canada, Gallimore's priority is encouraging North American
interest in Jamaican art by nurturing the local art scene through private showings and gallery tours. "Our artists
are increasingly exhibited internationally," he says with a mega-watt smile as he surveys the treasures lining
the walls of his home. Jamagination's impressive roster includes celebrated painter Bryan MacFarlane, nature-
inspired artist Amy Laskin Alexander Cooper, the first Jamaican to exhibit at the U.S. State Department and
whose work is enjoyed by Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Angela Bassett, George Rodney, a pioneer in the
modern Jamaican art movement and Stafford Schliefer whose work graces the National Gallery of Jamaica,
the Papal Collection in Italy and the collection of former South African leader Nelson Mandela.


Jamagination founder Wayne Gallimore and artist
Joseph Richards (J.R) (Photo: M.R Reefes)


uamounage oy uryan cvanrane (morto: amaginaton)


Priestess by Bryan McFarlane (Photo: Jamagination)


Always on the lookout for emerging talent, Gallimore finds personal satisfaction in discovering those he calls
'intuitive artists'. go on scouting missions in the hills and countryside to find artists who without formal
training create masterpieces," says the St. Andrew-born father of five. In Pen Lyne Castle in the Blue Mountains,
sculptor and painter Joseph Richards is one of those artists. Working in a tiny house next to his four acre
coffee farm, the 63 year old artist creates works that are appreciated by collectors in the United States and
the Caribbean. "I use one of the hardest and heaviest woods in Jamaica called Lignum Vitae then I polish the
sculptures with engine oil to give them sheen," he says showing Gallimore his meticulously carved work with
the infinite detail that is his artistic trademark.
In addition to the services provided via the website or at hotel exhibits, Jamagination offers a personal touch
by determining clients' tastes and then suggesting specific pieces of art and delivering them to their home or
office. As Jamaica secures its place as the number one destination in the Caribbean, the spotlight on the art
scene is shining brightly. "Brand Jamaica is very popular in terms of music, food and fashion," Gallimore says
with infectious zeal, "'m confident our art will reach the same impressive levels worldwide.' Art purchased via
the website can be shipped to all cities in the US, Canada and overseas.
Mr. Gallimore's access to the art community positions him to buy, sell, advise and offer private tours all with
a personal touch.
Private tours to meet the artists and view their studios can be arranged by contacting Managing Director,
Wayne Gallimore at (876) 476-4417 or via email wayne@jamagination.com.jm
Tours are half-day or full-day and include an authentic Jamaican lunch. Price varies with the number of art
enthusiasts booking one tour. Jamagination Limited (876) 476-4417 www.jamagination.com.jm

ART BUYING TIPS BY WAYNE GALLIMORE JAMAGINATION

Expose yourself to art in museums, galleries and private collections. Speak with
artists, curators and dealers. Attend discussions and read about art.
Art can be 'food for the soul' but taste is subjective. The pleasure de
iewing art is arguably its greatest benefit. So a good rule of thu
you like if you can afford it. An exception to this rule can be made i buying art for
investment.Originalart that is considered "collecti


SGilees are the richest and most accurate reproductions and they allow consumers
to enjoy great works at a fraction of the price. Buyers beware: Gclees are often hard
to discern from originals and inferior prints ma


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THE CONQUERING LIONS


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the "Black Star Liner:' Based on an interpretation of a biblical prophecy,
Garvey heavily endorsed the ascension of a new, African "Messiah" with
his message; "Look to Africa, for there a king shall be crowned:'
Thus, the religious Rastafarian movement was born when Jamaicans
Leonard Howell, Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley and Robert Hinds
attached spiritual significance to Garvey's 1927 prophecy upon the
coronation of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, planting a seed which
began to grow in the slums of Kingston in the early 1930s.
The 225th in an unbroken line of Ethiopian monarchs who descended
from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Ras Tafari Makonnen was
coroneted as "His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I" on November 2, 1930
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The name Rastafari comes from Ras (Head), and
Tafari Makonnen, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie I.


The group was convinced that Selassie, as Africa's only black monarch
was the awaited "Messiah", a part of the Holy Trinity, whose return was prophesied in the Bible's Book of
Revelation 5:5. Accepting the former Emperor of Ethiopia as God incarnate on earth, the spiritual
movement began referring to Haile Selassie as Jah (Yahweh), Jah Rastafari, the King of Kings, Lord of
Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, The Living God and the Black Messiah, who was to lead
scattered African slaves back to the promised land of Zion, which Rastafarians believe to be Ethiopia.


When Haile Selassie visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966,
nearly 200,000 people flocked to Kingston Airport to see
the powerful statesman and "Living God" to the Rastas.
It is said that the weather suddenly became stormy and
changeable and that seven white doves appeared in the
sky. Just as suddenly, bright rays of sunlight broke
through the clouds, shining on Selassi's plane
approaching Kingston airport.
Among the spectators was Rita Marley. Not a Rastafarian
at the time, the event convinced her of his divinity and
led her to describe the sight as "a stigmata appearing on
Hale Selassie:' Despite the followers hope that their Halle Selassie with a Rastafarian elder during his 1966
leader would bring them back to Africa, Selassie told his visit to Jamaica (Contributed)
followers to liberate the people of Jamaica first, and then repatriate to Africa. Rastafarians consider a few
chosen to be physically immortal. Among them is Haile Selassie, whose death in 1975 Rastafarians still
believe to be a hoax.
In 1963, Haile Selassie addressed the United Nations with his famous peace speech condemning racism,
which Bob Marley later used as the basis for the lyrics of his song War With his powerful words, Selassie
inspired Bob to sermonize: "until the philosophy, which holds one race superior and another inferior, is
finally and permanently discredited and abandoned" and "until there are no longer first class and second
class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of
his eyes, me say war..
Today, most Rastafarians prefer to set aside racial animosity, promoting world peace and harmony. The
movement has been subject to criticism for various reasons, but when speaking to a real Rasta, you find
out that there are several doctrines to follow, some of which require more discipline than others.
To non-believers, the most visible mark of Rastafarians is the dreadlocks, which symbolize the mane
of the Lion of Judah and the rebellion against modern society, also referred to as "Babylon.' Biblically,
this doctrine is supported by Leviticus 21:5: "They shall not make
baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of
their beard, nor make any cuttings in the flesh" and Numbers 6:5
which states: "he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow:'
Rastas follow the rules of "ital" cuisine, which are adapted from
Leviticus and Deuteronomy in the Old Testament. The diet is mainly
vegetarian, low in sodium and free of additives. Limited types of meat
are allowed, but shellfish and pork are forbidden. Since Babylon"
tries to confuse the "chosen" by intake of disallowed
substances, religious Rastas stay away from alcohol.
Symbolizing loyalty to the African motherland, Rastas usually
wear something red, gold and green, often combined with black
representing Marcus Garvey's philosophy of "Pan-African
Unity:' Red stands for the blood of martyrs, green for the
vegetation and gold for the wealth of the African continent.
The Rasta population has even created their own
vocabulary and if a Rastaman speaks of "l-and-", he
means "we" or "the Rastafarians:' To "overstand" is
to "understand", putting enlightenment in a higher
position. "lrie" describes "anything pleasing",
while "dedication" was changed to
"livication" as to avoid association with
the word "death:' "Oppression" is
"downpression" and a Rasta pays
his "raspect", rather than "respect.:'

The last emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial
Majesty Haile Selassie I (Contributed)


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Named Time Magazine's "Person of
The Year" in 1935, Selassie was the
first black person to appear on the
cover of the coveted title
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Ital preparation of breadfruit and callaloo (Photo: Heidilech)


"Excuse me while I light my spliff," sang
Bob Marley, referring to a non-compulsory
doctrine, which to some is a sacrament and
way to gain higher consciousness. The
smoking of cannabis, herb, weed, ganja,
ishence (incense) or "the healing of the
nation", is a phrase adapted from Revelation
22:2, and Rastafarians believe that several
bible verses justify weed smoking, including
Genesis 1:11: "And God said, let the earth
bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind,
whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and


it was so" and Genesis 3:18: "... thou shalt eat the herb of the field.'
The right to smoke weed based on the above biblical verses was unsuccessfully tried in Courts of Law of
the United States and UK, as part of a person's right to freedom of religion, proving to some Rastas that
Babylon's system is trying to withhold them from gaining consciousness.
Rastafari reject the wide range of "-isms" in modern society and want no part in them, for example
communism and capitalism. They especially reject the word Rastafarianism, because they see themselves
as having transcended "isms and schisms."
In spite of the controversy Rastas create, their strong international influence cannot be denied and on the
very rocky road they continue to travel, they have come far. Why else would you find a Rastafarian
community in a remote Russian countryside and the colors of red, gold and green shining through a
window on a foggy morning in a small town in Bavaria?
'Rastaman vibrations gonna cover the earth! Like the water cover the sea!' Bob Marley


THE LEGACY ROARS ON


A few days before the show, we caught
up with Ky-Mani Marley by phone, while
on tour with heavy metal band Van
Halen. "It is an overwhelming pleasure to
be able to perform at the show together
with my brothers," said Marley, who
does not have an easy task proving
himself in the music industry.
Born in Falmouth to former table-tennis
champion Anita Belnavis, Ky-Mani is the
second to last of Bob's children. Leaving
Jamaica at the age of nine, he grew up
in a rough environment in Miami and at
first, did not show any interest in music.
Sport was his passion, but today, with
four incredible albums to his name, the
32 year old does his famous surname
justice.
His music is experimental and he is not
Ky-Mani on stage at the 2008 Africa Unite concert (Phot o:eidi lch) shy of combining different music genres.
"Touring with Van Halen got me even stronger in my aim to prove the point that I can carry the name
Marley and do my own thing:' He described the tour as incredible and a great opportunity, despite Van
Halen having the larger fan base. "i got my fair share of recognition," he added.
Demonstrating his musical versatility, Ky-Mani told us that the last albums he bought were Tupac, Kenny
Rogers and Sam Cooke, proving that although a Rasta, reggae is not his only passion. No wonder, the
name Ky-Mani stands for "adventurous traveller.
"My main aim is to be myself and to be able to express myself. My message, although rough at times
always promoted love," said Ky-Mani. His down-to-earth persona makes Ky-Mani a natural actor that
shines through in several movie productions including "One Love", "Haven", "Shottas" and the BETJ reality
show "Living the Life of Marley.' Asked about his favorite old time Jamaican movie, he is faithful to his
roots, selecting "The Harder They Come with Jimmy Cliff" as his most loved choice.
On his 2000 album, "The Journey", Ky-Mani released the incredibly emotional song "Dear Dad", using the
words of a letter he once wrote to his famous father. He told us that Jah blessed him with one memory
of his father. "When I was about 4, I remember dad picking me up in Falmouth. We went to Nine Miles,
where Stephen and I played in the bush with dad's slingshot, which I ended up losing. 'Yu inna trouble
now, wah yu go tel daddy?' Stephen said to me. I remember my dad smiling down at me in a very special
way, when I confessed to him:'
The magnitude of his father's name was demonstrated even more to Ky-Mani when he started traveling,
seeing the image of Bob on T-shirts and posters and hearing the sound of his music in the most remote
places. Ky-Mani is living proof that Bob's message has inspired, changed and influenced people. While
touring in Sweden, a young man broke down in tears and told him an incredible story. "He told me that


he contemplated suicide after losing his dad. But then, someone gave him a CD with my dad's music.' The
more the Swede listened to Bob's words the more the burden lifted off of his shoulders. "My dad's message
is timeless and very powerful.'
Ky-Mani and his brothers and sisters delivered a great show in Oracabessa and it was an honor speaking
to one of Bob's offspring. Despite the common perception that siblings of famous musicians have an easy
road to success due to the already made name, the Marley siblings have proven that it is not their iconic
name, but their outstanding talent, which has given them international recognition. Among many other
awards, the Marley brothers have been showered with Grammies. In 2008, Ky-Mani and Stephen were
nominated and Stephen's "Mind Control" won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album as a solo act. Their older
brother Ziggy won the year before with "Love is my Religion" and younger sibling Damian's albums "Half
Way Tree" and "Welcome to Jamrock" were awarded Grammies in 2002 and 2006 respectively, with no
other than Stephen as the album's producer.
Words like heritage and legacy are often used in connection
with Bob's children. They will always be associated with
their father as a musical and cultural icon. And this is
how it should be.


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THE RESTORATION OF FALMOUTH'S


PROMINENCE
the best in the is by as a para e asset to co on
terms f its distinctive buil heritage. it Ja aica's turis industry energy a pase f rapid expansion, plans are now well
of the seaside town as a premier cultural heritage attraction and toudst destination
wharves and warehouses that formed the core infrastructure of the
port are to be restored as key cultural landscapes, as are the forts
that protected the town to the north. Water Square, the Classical
Revival Courthouse and the Foundry Yard are also to form key
elements in the restoration of Falmouth's legacy.
V ncMMIoThough the archaeology of Falmouth is yet to be surveyed, the
L heritage inventory presently lists 113 buildings and landscapes in the
B town. Of these structures and sites, 23 have been identified as
investment and development prospects. The theme of the restoration
The historic ton of plan is developed around these heritage assets and the cultural
s o o setting of the period, when the triangular trade between Europe, West
EdAfrica and the West Indies made the town Jamaica's eading
BY D IS E L M ISN Early photograph of Falmouth courthouse and surroundings
BY: DENNIS ERROL RRI N (Source: JamesParrent) The historical figures of the period and the slave trade are also
The historic town of Falmouth, situated between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios on the north coast of Jamaica, essential to the story of Falmouth. These include Edward Moulton
is one of the island's most internationally renowned heritage sites. Named after the English birthplace of Barrett, great-grandfather of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (renowned
Edward Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica 1738-1752, Falmouth was established as a modelled Georgian town in English poetess), who was a leading personality in the creation of
the late 18th century. Very soon, it became the capital and business center of the parish of Trelawny, at the Falmouth. A planter, he had sub-divided his property on Palmetto
time the leading sugarproducing region on the island. Point to create the town site which was originally called Barrett Town,
During the late 1770s, when sugar was the dominant world trade
commodity, the economy of Trelawny was perhaps the
most prosperous on the island. Driven by some
100 plantations producing sugar and rum,
from which the planters amassed great
fortunes, Falmouth competed with
Charleston, South Carolina, as :
the wealthiest port in the
New World in the late
18th and early 19th
Former Baptist manse on Falmouth's Market centuries. Indeed,
Street (Source: James arrent) F
Falmouth
emerged as Jamaica's busiest port serving as the main hub
for the export of sugar, rum, logwood and dyes and for
importation of household wares, iron, food and slaves to
work at the sugar plantations.
For nationals and tourists keen to experience an
authentic cultural heritage attraction, the restoration
of Falmouth, reflecting the imperial character of the
town and the architecture of the late 18th century,
is a long awaited step. Laid out according to a
formal grid of six streets by six streets,
characterising the obsession for symmetry and
regularity of British colonial planning practices, it
was viewed as the principal new town of that era
in Jamaica. Substantial houses, shops and public
buildings, which were constructed of brick and stone,
have remained intact to this day.
Falmouth's amenities included piped running water for
residents which was commissioned in 1799 as the first .
system of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, ahead of
New York City. A waterwheel on the Martha Brae River, which
is still in existence, was used to channel water to a central
reservoir in the town square, now named Water Square. The A -


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The Georgian style Falmouth courthouse today
(Source: James Parren)






i oldest building in and subsequently renamed Falmouth. Other figures
mouth, St Peter's included John Tharp, a large land and slave
ilican Church
urce: James owner who owned Tharp House, one of the
rent) historic buildings, and William Knibb, a
preacher and leader in the struggle against the
S slave trade and for the freedom of slaves.
Not only does Falmouth possess the
ingredients of an authentic world-class
attraction. Importantly, the seaport town sits
just a 30 minute drive from the island's main
tourism gateway: Montego Bay's Sangster
S International Airport, and is within easy reach
of the many tourists visiting the island
looking for sun, sea and sand.
The USS100m Falmouth restoration project
is being implemented by The Port Authority
of Jamaica and Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines in a joint effort, and includes the
Construction of a new Cruise Ship
STerminal to be developed on the
SFalmouth foreshore within the
confines of the existing natural
L1 harbor. Locals are expected to
benefit tremendously through the
creation of some 600
employment opportunities
during the construction
phase, while another
1000 will be available
when the terminal is
completed in late 2009.






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THE LOCAL VILLA MARKET


With prices at an all time high and a variety of real estate products to choose from, the villa market in Jamaica
has never been more dynamic. Says Nicola Delapenha, Sales Executive at Coldwell Banker Jamaica; "The villa
market remains stable in Jamaica and local real estate is still the bargain of the Caribbean.'
Continues Delapenha; "The last 18 months give a good indication of things to come and with all that Jamaica
has to offer, it will continue to be a seller's market. 'Price' continues to be a main factor, with local real estate
selling at 30 40% below that of other Caribbean islands.' According to the Coldwell Banker representative
a 'good location' and 'security' are the other key aspects important to high-end buyers, clearly evidenced by
an increasing interest in secure, gated communities with world-class amenities.
Says Delapenha; "The standard of what poses a luxury villa has changed and expectations are high. High-end
buyers are looking for infinity pools, spacious bedrooms and outdoor living areas, professionally equipped
kitchens and finishes that include hardwood floors and natural stone finishes.' According to Coldwell Banker,
this has resulted in elevated interest in developments such as the new Palmyra Resort & Spa, the Tryall Club,
Round Hill, the Rose Hall developments and Goldeneye.
Continues Delapenha; "Areas that continue to be of serious interest to overseas buyers include Negril, Montego
Bay's 'Gold Coast' and Ocho Rios. Rose Hall continues to be another favorite pick due to the area's beautiful
golf courses, restaurants, shopping and high-end hotels, which are now set to be further enhanced with the
introduction of casino gambling by the developers of The Palmyra Resort & Spa."
According to the Coldwell Banker Sales Executive, Falmouth and the surrounding areas pose another hot spot
for future development. "With the proposed development of a new cruise ship pier, easy access to and from
the airport and wonderful white sand beaches, Trelawny is now 'it'. The hope is that future real estate
developers will be encouraged to build, while preserving the historical aspects of the town and the natural
habitats in the area."
Coldwell Banker foresees continued growth in the local real estate market, driven by good comparable prices
and an increasing availability of new real estate. "Improvements to our airports and roads make owning a


vacation home here even more attractive to an overseas buyer and this coupled with our greatest asset; our
people, makes this an excellent time to buy," concludes Delapenha.


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Located on the oceanfront directly across the
street from three championship golf courses and
less than a 15 minute drive from the Montego Bay
Sangster International Airport, the location of the
proposed mega development "Celebration
Jamaica" is hard to rival. Anticipated to become a
significant competitor to the world's most popular
destination resorts, a total of 2,000 rooms are
planned throughout the development in the form of
a casino hotel and several luxury real estate
components. Said Robert T. Trotta, developer of The
Palmyra Resort & Spa; "Celebration Jamaica will
prove to be a 'tipping point' for unprecedented
growth in both tourism and property values in
Jamaica. The next decade will come to be known
in Jamaican history as the moment in time when
Jamaica established itself as 'The Tourist and
Financial Capital of the Caribbean'."
The USS1.8B master plan development is set to be
rolled out on 65 acres of oceanfront land adjacent
to the developer's real estate development; The
Palmyra Resort & Spa, where residences are being
snapped up at a heightened speed. Centered
around the island's first casino hotel, the project casino gambling, soon to be another entertainment option for visitors
has based its casino entertainment offer around the introduction of sports book and table games such as
Roulette, Craps, Blackjack and Baccarat, which will attract a high-end clientele.
The main building, a sixteen story 4-5 star hotel containing 1,500 rooms will be home to a 75,000 square
foot casino, a state of the art discotheque, assorted meeting space, including a divisible ballroom, an outdoor
function area, retail space, front desk lobby, a spectacular lobby lounge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, bars,
restaurants, kid's club, health club, spa and an array of additional facilities. "I can confirm that we are currently


in negotiation with several major hotel and casino
brands, which recognize the opportunity that
Jamaica presents," said Robert T. Trotta.
Operating under the company name "Celebration
Jamaica Ltd:', the development aims to celebrate
Jamaican culture through the inclusion of
Jamaican flavor and atmosphere throughout the
resort environment, in which table games and
sports book will complete the overall casino offer
of slot machines and video games.
The project encompasses a 13 acre 'Blue
Mountain' water and entertainment complex with
slides, lazy rivers and lagoons; a dolphin bay
marine attraction; a water amphitheater for
concerts and entertainment built on the shores of
a protected cove as well as a high-end marina to
accommodate luxury yachts. In addition, the
multilayered resort project will offer a variety of
restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment and
shopping experiences throughout.
Four secluded white sand beaches and a
boardwalk will be constructed along the coastline
of "Celebration Jamaica", connecting the entire
stretch of shoreline from The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort and the Rose Hall Resort & Country Club. Said
Dennis Constanzo, President of The Palmyra Resort & Spa; "The casino hotel is just a fraction of the proposed
investment. We want to build a world-class destination, which will result in the creation of thousands of jobs:'
Additionally, the Jamaican Government has announced the imminent construction start of the brand new 2,500
person capacity Convention Center to be located on 35 acres of land in Rose Hall. Designed in a scalable
fashion to allow for flexibility in its offering, the facility will have the capability of hosting large and small


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meetings, conferences, exhibitions, banquets and other events. The new conference facility will be connected
to "Celebration Jamaica" via a pedestrian bridge across the newly completed North Coast highway.
Furthermore, JS220M has been provided by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) for the landscaping and
beautification of the "Elegant Corridor", transforming the roughly eight-mile stretch of highway between the
Sangster International Airport and the Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, into a complete up-market resort area.
Spearheaded by the JTB and the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, the facelift is set to be completed in
September 2008. An additional JS50 million has been provided by the TEF to provide traffic lights, ensuring
the safety of residents and visitors.
Over the last 5 years, the area of Rose Hall at the heart of Jamaica's "Gold Coast" has experienced an
explosive growth, turning the elite enclave into a veritable tourist mecca with several high-end hotels, three
championship golf courses and a luxury shopping village. With the addition of the new Convention Centre and
the announcement of "Celebration Jamaica" and the island's first casino directly next door to the Palmyra,
interest in owning a condominium or villa at the luxury real estate development has peaked. Set to open in
October 2008, the partnership with premier hotel management company SolTs Hotels & Resort has placed The
Palmyra among the elite resorts in the Caribbean. Commented Constanzo, "I see property values set to explode,
resulting in nothing but joy for our existing owners and very little time for our future buyers to take advantage
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Launched by legendary hotelier and former president of The Ritz-
Carlton Hotel Company Horst Schulze, Solis Resorts & Hotels collection
of resorts, hotels, and residences offer a convergence of unparalleled
designs, settings and experiences. Says Schulze; "While Sols The
Palmyra Resort & Spa will be the brand's premier Caribbean resort
property, Solis has 10 15 premier properties in the pipeline by the
end of this year, including new constructions in Frankfurt, New Jersey
and Abu Dhabi.'
Recognized as "corporate hotelier of the world" by Hotels Magazine in
Horst Schultze, President & CEO, Solls Hotels 1991 and awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions
& Resorts (Photo: Sois oties& osors) to the quality service movement in 1995, Schulze is a legend and
leader in the service world. His vision has helped reshape concepts of customer service throughout the
hospitality and service industries, and luxury the SolTs way" goes well beyond his benchmark of elevated
service. The talented SolTs team is now set to bring their expertise to residents and guests of The Palmyra, to
be re-branded SolTs The Palmyra Resort & Spa. Says Schulze, "In essence, SolTs The Palmyra will redefine
luxury living and luxury travel in the Caribbean based on input from world travelers and guests:'
Starting his career at the regional hotel near Koblenz in Germany at the age of 14, the young Schulze went
on to work in Switzerland, France and England before ending up in the US in 1965. Over the years, Schulze
has held senior positions for several well known hotel groups, including Hilton and Hyatt. However, he was to
make his mark in the hotel industry with an unknown start-up company, later to become known as the Ritz-
Carlton. Schulze joined Ritz-Carlton as VP of Operations in 1983, and it is a generally accepted fact in
hospitality circles that Schulze masterminded the creation of the Ritz-Carlton brand, turning it into one of the
best hotel companies in the world.


The global entrepreneur has a history in
Jamaica starting in 2001, when he opened
the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort in Rose
Hall. "I simply love the island and its people.
At least 40 Jamaicans currently work with
us, and we have asked them; 'Who wants
to go back? Who wants to return to
Jamaica?' At SolTs, you don't just work for
us, you join us.' Schulze points to the .
island's abundant airlift and proximity to the
US as a major plus in comparison to other Caribbean islands, some of which are very hard to get to and
overpriced. "The fact that Jamaica is so unique is another huge advantage.' Explains Schulze; "What people
really want is sun, sea, beach and reliable weather, combined with a little bit of romantic mystique. The key
elements are all in place in Jamaica, so this is easy to deliver with a little bit of creativity.'
Schulze's main focus is the delivery of personalized and timely service. "As hospitality providers, our main goal
is to exceed the customer's expectations in the way we care for them. One area, in which we provide
specialized service to clients, is dedicated meeting service management. It is incredibly important to have
professional meeting planners available to work with client teams, ensuring that meetings & conference
organizers get the support they need for their event to run smoothly.
The legendary hotelier points to the resort's location, right on the oceanfront as the property's most exceptional
feature. "People like to feel connected to where they are, and this superior development connects you to the
ocean. The restaurants have spectacular views of the ocean as do the residences, suites and villas."


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Stunning view of The Palmyra Resort & Spa from the water (Photo: Heidilech)


Set on 16 oceanfront acres on the grounds of a former Jamaican plantation within the elite enclave of historic
Rose Hall, SolTs The Palmyra offers beautiful residences with full kitchens, premium cable HDTV and high speed
internet. Surrounded by three championship golf courses, the resort boasts the added indulgence of Jamaica's
first branded ESPA destination spa, designed by global spa guru Susan Harmsworth, CEO and founder of the
spa company. Says Schulze; "With what promises to the best spa in the Caribbean, cove and private white
sand beach, two swimming pools, three golf courses, four restaurants and conference facilities, SolTs The
Palmyra will have the best amenities and services on the island of Jamaica."
While a world-class chef delivers culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes at the resort's four on-
site restaurants, the Gourmet Shop offers the convenience of gourmet-to-go with prepared foods as well as
pantry staples. Add to this luxury, 24-hour in-room dining and a full-service staff for an exceptional level of
attentive care. "Our guests are high-profile individuals who maintain demanding, hectic schedules. Solis The
Palmyra is a private retreat, designed to welcome guests with staff and amenities that anticipate every need
so that time here is both restorative and productive," said Schulze.
According to Schulze, the massive expansion of the coastline and the construction of the island's first casino
hotel next door will mean a huge appreciation in both hotel occupancies and real estate values. "We aim to
build occupancy to 70% in 2 years and I expect it to be in the high 70% when we have been in full operation
for 4-5 years," says Schulze. "Casino entertainment will be a fantastic amenity for our guests. It also provides
a huge promotional advantage that will place Jamaica at the top of the list of Caribbean destinations and bring
additional, high-end tourists to the island.' Solis has a close working partnership with The Leading Hotels of
the World, and frequently do joint promotions with the high-end brand.
Many have jumped on the opportunity to purchase a residence at Solis The Palmyra, as owners can put their
unit's into a voluntary rental program. "From a real estate perspective, I believe that Solis will create an


atmosphere in which residents will feel special. There are many ways in which we create value for the owners,
including ensuring high occupancy and maintenance of the real estate. But the most important aspect we can
bring to the table is that of a good image. The better the image and the more unparallel the lifestyle is for
the residents, the greater the value will become over a few years. Of course, it is also incredibly important to
owners to know that there is someone reliable to take care of their property when they are not in residence."
Finishes Schulze; "We look forward to working in Jamaica.'

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The Palmyra Resort & Spa offers luxury resort living with private
butlers, a world class signature spa, four restaurants and three
championship golf courses. A Leading Hotel of the World, the resort
was named 'One of the Top 10 Most Exciting Home Developments
in the World' by prestigious Travel + Leisure Magazine in March
2007 and announced 5-star award winner at the 2007 CNBC
International Property Award.
Says Debra Derrick, Director of Sales: "The experience and cache
of such a prestigious operator as Horst Schulze and the Solis team
Debra Derrick, Director of Sales, The Palmyra brings further value to ownership at Solis The Palmyra and our
Resort & Spa (Photoo:Heidilech)
owners are thrilled to have such an accomplished, legendary
hotelier managing the property. It is a perfect match that will establish Solis The Palmyra as the premier resort
in the Caribbean. Ownership opportunities are becoming limited, so call us today on 953 9787 for a personal
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MOST SPECTACULAR SPA FACILITY


ESPA at Uastello del Nero, luscany, Italy. (Photo: i HayMain)
A niche luxury spa brand positioned at the highest level of the spa
market, ESPA Founder and CEO Susan Harmsworth is regarded as the
ultimate spa authority by the world's most respected journalists. With
her deep, all encompassing and inspirational knowledge, Harmsworth
and her ESPA team specialize in the creation of luxury spas and travel
the globe to impart their expertise to the world's premier hotel brands.
Says Harmsworth; "The well traveled spa guest wants a well-appointed
and meaningful spa experience. They are searching for an escape from
their hectic lives; a chance to make a tangible change in their bodies
Susan Harmsworth, founder and CEO of ESPA that connects them with nature. A great spa provides people wit
time and space to stop and reconsider what is real and important:'
With legendary hotelier Horst Schulze and the Solis Hotel & Resorts set to manage The Palmyr st
of the world's most legendary personalities in the area of luxury travel are pooling their resourus to
world class retreat. it is an honor to be working together with Horst Schulze and his team on t hs vr
project. His talent and successes have been clearly demonstrated with his illustrative history
industry," says the ESPA Founder.
Bringing her expertise to Jamaica, Harmsworth's passion for delivering perfection will sur
waiting to enjoy the spa, which has been painstakingly created to bring sophisticated trav
sought after heaven. Encompassing 11 multi-functional treatment rooms, three private treatment
finishing studio, an outdoor relaxation terrace with hot and cold pools overlooking the ocean, aromatic steam
rooms, Finnish saunas, lifestyle showers, ice fountains, and stunning ocean views, The Palmyra ESPA has it all
Working together with Miami based architects Sandy Babcock and interior design firm Gettys from Chicago
ESPA has created an environment in which guests are
constantly moving between indoor and outdoor spaces, while
keeping in touch with the natural elements and the rhythm of
the ocean waves. Natural materials are used throughout while
shadowed light, warm materials and sound of the ocean infuse
the spaces with peace. Explains Laura Boss, Director of Design
and Projects for ESPA; "Seclusion and privacy are key issues,
so we have created spaces that are generously sized and
separate. Each treatment room has a private balcony, while the
suites also include private soaking tubs and steam rooms.
Guests will embark in a personal spa experience, specially
designed by ESPA, and attuned with Jamaica's stunning
natural setting:'
ESPA's innovative and restorative treatments are inspired by
the ancient traditions of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European,


Balinese and Thai cultures. Unique treatments are enhanced by a full
complement of ESPA aromatherapy oils, lotions, balms, muds and
seaweeds, combined according to clients' needs to create holistic
treatments that focus as much on the inner self and mind, as the face
and body.
ESPA has captured the best nature has to offer to produce a luxurious
range of products that is second to none in therapeutic quality. By
ve natural ingredients with the latest scientific advances,
tailor-made to suit the needs of each individual. Castello del Nero, Tuscany, Italy
frmulated using only the highest quality plants (Photo: Rick Chung)
Potency and therapeutic qualities. Essential oils such as Neroli, Bulgarian Rose Otto,
Wild Chamomile, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Myrrh are delicately
hr in harmony, making them more powerful as blends than they would be on their
Product can be used effectively by itself, but produces greater, long-term effects if
products in the range.


With on-going training as the cornerstone in an organization
that is renowned for the delivery of quality service, all ESPA
therapists and spa employees receive extensive holistic, multi-
cultural spa training from the renowned ESPA Development
Program. The company hand picks teams for each spa that
undertake three months training prior to the spa opening.
ESPA's standards are carried in more than 100 spas in 24
countries, while an additional 60 projects are currently in the
works worldwide. ESPA spas include the One & Only Reethi
Rah, Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, The Peninsula Spas
in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok, The Spa at The Regent
Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles, Mandarin Orientals in London,
Miami and New York, as well as esteemed independent
properties like Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa in Tuscany, Italy
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After majoring in book design and illustration and completing his
k post-graduate work at London College of Printing, Dennis joined
the staff at Longman Publishing Group in London in 1964. Working
as a graphic designer in the Overseas Department, specializing in
African and Caribbean publications he met Jackie, who was a
researcher and editor in the same department. "After working
together on the same projects for a period of time, we became a
team," said Jackie, who is London born and bred. "When I was
out researching, Dennis often joined me as a photographer or
photo editor. Often we had lunch together and would get talking
i about ourselves and our ambitions:'
Wedding Day at Caxton Hall in London:out ourselves and our ambitions
13 June 1969 (PhotoPaul Mastorman) Continues Jackie; "One day Dennis remarked that we made a
good publishing package and he would like to take me to Jamaica to set up our own publishing company. I
kept my head low and merely smiled." Needless to say, the Kingstonian had the last smile. "Our working
relationship grew into a romantic relationship and here we are 40 years later still publishing books together."
The couple married in London in 1969 and set sail for Jamaica on a banana boat the following year. Explains
Dennis; "We came to Jamaica on a banana boat when Jackie was five months pregnant! It was a very intimate
experience with a total of six persons on board. At mealtime the bell would ring and everyone, including the
captain, would dine together". Explains Jackie; "The food was so good I gained 10 Ibs in 10 days, sitting at
the captain's table! It also felt good to leave the cold weather in England and come into the warm waters of
Jamaica; it is a choice for which we have no regrets," agrees the couple, who have resided on the island
ever since.
On his return to Jamaica in 1970, Dennis was appointed Head of the Graphic Design Department at the
Jamaica School of Art which was then located in a delightful old building on North Street in Kingston. In 1972
his design for the Order of Merit the nation's third highest honor was selected and accepted by the College
of Heraldry in London without alteration. This was the first time that a Jamaican insignia was designed by a
Jamaican artist; all the others were designed in England. Recipients of the Order of Merit include, Bob Marley,
Jimmy Cliff, Rex Nettleford, Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) and Edna Manley.
In 1974, Dennis and Jackie founded the small family publishing company Twin Guinep'. Both Dennis and Jackie
have put to good use the extensive experience they acquired in the British publishing industry.
Asked how they came up with the name Twin Guinep Publishing', Dennis explains that the company is named
after the guinep' fruit and sometimes you will find two fruits joined together in one shell. "Whenever we visit
a basic school to pre-test material for our Early Childhood books and say we are from Twin Guinep Publishers',
the excitement generated by the name is synonymous with the excitement one feels in discovering a twin
guinep. The two guinep' fruits in one shell signify the united efforts of Jackie and myself.'
Jackie tells us that her real passion is research. "Jamaica is sitting on a goldmine of information. Few people
realize that our Jamaican Archive is a great, long series of records, stretching back to 1663," she says. "My
very first research was the family histories of Norman Manley and his, cousin, Sir Alexander Bustamante,"
explains the talented writer.
Over the years, the couple has worked together on a string of publications, but their most ambitious volume
to date is the 'Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage' by Olive Senior, published by Twin Guinep in 2003. Dennis


and Jackie worked with Olive in the production of her earlier work
entitled The A-Z of Jamaican Heritage', but the Encyclopedia
remains Olive Senior's most thorough exploration of Jamaican
culture and society. This encyclopedia encompasses 1,000
thousand items and was edited 17 times over four 4 years just
to ensure we got it right," says Dennis.
The couple has one son and two daughters: Emma, a marine
biologist; Jamie an internet technology consultant and Zot who
has given up her career in Hotel Management to manage Twin
Guinep Publishing. Says Jackie; "Zo d has brought a lot of
technical and innovative business skills to really move the Jackie Ranston, Palmyra Sales Executive Stasia
company forward. We are delighted that she has opted to carry on Stephenson and Dennis Ranston in front of The
the legacy. Palmyra Resort & Spa (Photo :eidilech)
When asked why they chose ownership at Solis The Palmyra, the couple commented that they were first drawn
to the Jamaica Tourist newspaper, struck by the quality of the publication. In that particular issue, they learned
about The Palmyra. On their way from Westmoreland, they saw the on-site billboards and decided to stop at
the sales office, where they were taken on a site-tour by sales executive Stasia Stephenson. Remembers the
couple; "The presentation was enthralling and we fell in love with the project right away. In addition, the
atmosphere and warmth of everyone we met and the enthusiasm everyone had for the project was just
remarkable!"
The Ranston's explain that they bought into the project based on the developer's track record and the fact
that the residence came fully furnished. "All you have to do is keep your maintenance payments up-to-date,"
says the couple who is making the investment also with the next generation in mind.
The couple were impressed by the vibrance of the Marina during a visit to Nassau's Paradise Island, but are
certain that SolTs The Palmyra will be will be a much more stunning development. "We look forward to the
completion of this wonderful project. This is a legacy that we will hand over to our children.'


Dennis and Jackie (at center) with family from left to right: Grandson, Rhys; daughter-in-law, Shere; son, Jamie; daughter, Emma (next to
Dennis) with fiance Winston (behind) and daughter Zon at far right. Granddaughter, Zsara is in foreground (Photo: Wiston A Young)


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Mark and Candace Hart, proud parents of Ethan, Maya and Cameron (Contibuted by CPJ)
Judging by the dedication CPJ has for delivering excellent products with a smile, whether you are visiting their
store or your goods are arriving on one of Caribbean Producers' many trucks, it is clear that the fast-growing
company will continue to grow in new and innovative directions.
Established in the city of Montego Bay in 1994, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) is a member of the Hart
Group of Companies, nationally recognized for the construction of the Montego Freeport. Initially in the apparel
business, Mark produced attire for clothing giant Hanes and eventually operated several factories. After 10
years in the garment industry, Mark decided to focus on his education.
Thus, in 1993 the young Jamaican enrolled at the University of Miami, where he struck up a close friendship
with a psychology graduate student, Candace. Four years later, the camaraderie turned romantic and when
Mark returned to the island in 1998, Candace arrived with him. In 1999, the couple married at the family's
magnificent Good Hope Estate in Trelawny.
Upon the couple's return to Jamaica, the garment industry began moving their production facilities to Latin-
America and China, and the CPJ owners decided to change their focus. Explains Mark; "Fortunately, Jamaica
was emerging as a major tourist destination at the same time. I became heavily involved in CPJ and we started
to grow the business, working mainly to service the hotel industry."
The trendsetters soon recognized that the increasing demand for international wines, spirits and high-end food
products posed an area of rapid growth for the company. Today, CPJ offers a "one-stop shop" for most
internationally known brands and has firmly established itself as a preferred vendor to all the island's top hotels
as national distributors for global brands that include Bacardi, Grey Goose, Robert Mondavi, Kendall-Jackson,
Concha y Toro, Louis Latour, Antinori and more...
In line with their mission "to provide the highest levels of service and quality products available," the young
entrepreneurs have taken significant steps to quality control the production of several main food items. Today,
CPJ operates a Beverage Systems juice factory that produces juices and frozen beverages, as well as a
Pasteurized Liquid Eggs manufacturing plant.
When we wanted to know how Mark convinced Candace to move with
him to Jamaica, Mark simply explains; "Candace is a dreamer. I
showed her the dream and now she is living it:' In Candace's own
words, there is quite a large difference between "visiting the
dream", and actually "living the dream", and we suspect that
living the dream can be quite hard work. The young
Floridian is clearly passionate about a new gourmet
concept that they are spearheading at Solis The
Palmyra Resort & Spa this autumn, creating
what in her own words will be a "Caribbean food
emporium":' The delicatessen concept is an
expansion of the company's successful retail
outlets in Montego Bay Freeport, CPJ Market and
Tryall Market at the Tryall Club in Sandy Bay, to which
both ex-pats and locals flow with increasing frequency.


Explains Candace, who in conjunction with gourmet consultant Michelle Rousseau has developed a mouth
watering menu of items available at the new gourmet food emporium; "We want to become the 'Dean &
Deluca' of the Caribbean. Customers will be able to buy cooked-to-order dishes with 'nouvelle' flavor, including
Caribbean favorites with a twist" made with fresh local produce. The store will also offer an array of artisan
cheeses, deli-meats, fine wines and signature dishes. Candace's aim is to tempt customers into her gourmet
shop with the delicious aromas of freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries and coffee drinks.
No doubt, the selection of gourmet-to-go meals and the emporiums 'Fine Food Catering Services' will be
popular with guests at SolTs The Palmyra, who will be able to enjoy the store's gastronomical delights in the
privacy of their own residence.
Agrees the couple, who has been searching for the right spot to introduce their gourmet-deli for a long time; "We
knew SolTs The Palmyra was the perfect place to bring our new concept to life' The gastronomy store will certainly
be a welcome addition to guest and inhabitants in the area of Rose Hall.
Together with founding partner Tom Tyler, the young Harts pose a force to be reckoned with on the island.
"Tom and I got together on the back of his previous experience in the tourist industry," says Mark. "His mother,
Margaret, was an icon from the early days of the Jamaican tourist industry as a supplier of furniture, fixtures
and equipment to all the major hotel chains." Co-Chairman of the company, Tom's focus is Sales & Marketing,
while Mark concentrates on Finance & Operations.
CPJ is strategically located in the Montego
Freeport, just a 1/4 mile from the wharf and
5 miles from the Montego Bay airport.
Boasting a 86,000 square foot warehouse
that incorporates specific areas for
refrigerated, frozen, dry goods and bonded
goods, CPJ is the only distributor on the
North Coast of Jamaica with the flexibility
to hold wines and spirits duty-free. Says
Mark; We are committed to delivering
unparalleled levels of service, while
continuing to increase our portfolio and this
means we have to grow with our clients:'
The company has recently expanded with
the addition of a 18,000 square foot
distribution facility in Kingston to meet the
growing demand of its national network for
branded beverages.
As a national distributor with a fleet of 35
large refrigerated and smaller dry trucks, Friendly faces at CPJ's Market at Freeport, Montego Bay (Contributed by CP)
CPJ offers a next-day delivery service. Says Mark; "We are building a force of exceptional, self-motivated
representatives who are available to take your order and deliver it to you on time:'


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Besides its views, the restaurant's location makes it easily
accessible to local fishermen, who ensure a daily supply of
fresh fish, clams, calamari and shellfish. In addition to
delicious seafood prepared in a variety of Caribbean styles,
Pier l's menu incorporates international favorites like
hamburgers, chicken dishes, steaks and kid-friendly dishes
like fish fingers.
The sights and sounds from the pier; fishermen's boats
motoring by, brown pelicans swooping down for their lunch,
cruise ships sailing into the harbor and the gentle sound of
the city at work, make it easy to simply sit and watch the day
go by, drink in hand. Lazy days aside, two very special Entrance to Pier 1 on the Waterfront
reasons to visit Pier 1 are the 'Pier Pressure' parties on Friday (Contributed by Pier )
nights and the 'Seafood Sundays'.
Celebrate the beginning of the weekend at Pier 1, the place
to be on a Friday night in Montego Bay from 10:00 pm
onwards. The throng of faithful followers who fill the venue
every week for 'Pier Pressure' is evidence of that. Pulsating
reggae, thumping dancehall and energetic dance music sets
the tone for a night of fun. Appleton Rum drink specials also
help to fuel the vibes until partygoers say 'when', which is
often at sunrise. Get there early because Pier 1 fills up quickly
and admission is free for the ladies before midnight.
A relaxing and satisfying way to spend a Sunday evening is
Always a full house at Friday night's'Pier Pressure'
at Pier l's 'Seafood Sundays' from 5:00 pm 11:00 pm. You (Contributed by Pier )
are in control of the menu simply choose your seafood and
instruct the chef how you would like it prepared. Some winning suggestions from Pier l's chefs are the jerked
conch with papaya; steamed, fried or roasted red snapper, curried shrimp and grilled lobster. Seafood is sold
by the pound from their 'seafood market' and the choices are immense red snapper, crabs, oysters, scallops,
calamari, conch, shrimps and lobster for example. Some seafood is seasonal so you never know what delights
the daily catch will include. To go along with the main ingredient on your plate, choose from a wide selection
of tasty accompaniments bammies, rice and peas and festival are some of the staples.
For a relaxing dining experience served against a picturesque backdrop or for a more energetic form of
entertainment at night, make Pier 1 on the waterfront a priority on the list of places to visit while in Montego
Bay. For more information, call 952-2452 or visit pieronejamaica.com.


Delights from the pan to the plate right in front of your eyes
(Contfibuted by Pier 1)


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PARTY, PARTY & MORE PARTY


MONTEGO BAY
BLUEBEAT JAZZ BAR
GLOUCESTER AVENUE, MONTEO BAY
For jazz and blues enthusiasts, BlueBeat is a delightful retreat, with
its always entertaining house band 'Scotch' center stage. Tasty finger
Jazz the night away at BlueBeat food and signature martinis are sure palate-pleasers that complement
(Contributed by lueeat) the bar's groovy vibe. Open daily 6:00 pm 2:00 am. Tel: 952-4777
MARGARITAVILLE
GLOUCESTER AVENUE, MONTEGO BAY
All of the 'Ville's locations on the island are prime party locales with the
promise of being 'wet by day' and 'wild by night'. Margaritaville on the 'Hip
Strip' lives up to this, bringing together lively crowds encouraged by spirited
entertainment coordinators and skillful disc jockeys who sustain the party
atmosphere throughout the night.
Open daily 11:00 am 2:00 am. Tel: 952-9609
CORAL CLIFF ENTERTAINMENT RESORT
GLOUCESTER AVENUE, MONTEGO BAY
Coral Cliff is another 'Hip Strip' favorite which features exciting and fitting
decor throughout its 'Rum Jungle Cafe and Bar', the 'Chilling Lounge' and
'Ma Lou's Gourmet Food Shack'. In addition to a line-up of entertaining
theme nights, patrons have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes at the
slots, including the USS50,000 jackpot.
Open daily 24 Hours. Tel: 952-4130


ZINC SHACK
GLOUCESTER AVENUE, MONTEGO BAY
One of the latest additions to Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', the Zinc Shack is known for its 'Grand Latin Fiesta'
on Friday nights. If you can't dance salsa or meringue, don't worry as the experienced Cuban dance instructor
will give you a lesson before 'fiesta time'. Open Fri & Sat Tel: 383-6089

NEGRIL
THE JUNGLE
NORMAN MANLEY BLVD, NEGRIL
Complete with a waterfall and accessorized with rainforest flora and fauna, this Negril hot
spot takes its jungle theme very seriously. Depending on your mood and energy level,
work up a sweat downstairs on the dance floor, enjoy yourself at any of the three
bars or visit the gaming arcade. Thursday's 'Ladies Night' is the most popular
night, as ladies enter free until 12:00 am.
Open Thurs & Sat 10:00 am 2:00 pm. Tel: 957-4005

OCHO RIOS
AMNESIA NIGHT CLUB
MAIN STREET, OCHO RIOS
Contrary to its name, the well-established Amnesia night club promises a memorable
ight out. The club swings from Thursday through Saturday, with weekly highlights
being 'Ladies Night' on Thursday and 'Oldies Night' on Saturday. On Fridays,
partygoers are treated to drink specials as well as a generous helping of dancehall
music. Open Thurs Sat 9:00 pm 2:00 am. Tel: 974-2633


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DINING OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE


MONTEGO BAY
THE ROYAL STOCKS PUB & STEAKHOUSE
HALF MOON SHOPPING VILLAGE, ROSE HALL
Established in 1995, The Royal Stocks English Pub
& Steakhouse has become a popular hangout and
dining option for both locals and visitors. Serving
traditional English pub fare for lunch and dinner,
dishes such as Nottingham Forest Steak and Kidney Pie are 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. Complimentary transportation to the restaurant is available from surrounding hotels and villas.
Open daily 10:00 am 10:00 pm. Tel: 953-9770
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HARD ROCK CAFE,
TAJ MAHAL SHOPPING PLAZA, MAIN STREET
Hard Rock Cafe is jammin' and rockin' in Jamaica! The
10,500 square-foot cafe includes a 180-seat
restaurant, a live music stage and the Rock Shop
offering collectible items that occupy the entire first
floor. Rare memorabilia adorns the walls including photos of Prince and the original lyrics for "Jammin' handwritten
by Bob Marley. Added to the mix are priceless items from rock legends Led Zeppelin and George Clinton's funk
band, Parliament. At the Hard Rock Cafe, even starters like Santa Fe Spring Rolls and Tupelo Chicken Tenders are
big enough to share! Great entrees include the New York Strip Steak, Herb Grilled Chicken Breast, or Hickory Smoked
Bar-B-Q Beef Brisket from the 'Smokehouse' in addition to burgers, sandwiches and healthy salads. Sweet
Temptations' are also offered. Stop by and visit for your perfect mix of funk and rock at the Hard Rock Cafe in Ocho
Rios. Open Sun Wed 11:00 am 7:00 pm, Thurs Sat 11:00 am 11:00 pm. The Rock Shop is open everyday
from 8:00 am 6:00 pm. Tel: 974-3333


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NEGRIL
JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE
BAR & GRILL
NORMAN MANLEY BOULEVARD
The perfect blend of beach hang out, bar and
restaurant M'Ville Negril is located on the resort's
famous 7-mile white sand beach. It is the perfect
spot for anybody looking for exciting entertainment, a lively atmosphere and delicious food. Try the delicious
burgers, the fried chicken or the cheese and nut salad. M'Ville Negril features giant TVs, swinging "sky chairs",
a rock-climbing wall, playground and all day music. A major attraction for adults and children is the 30 square
foot giant water trampoline, suspended 10 feet above the ocean and anchored in the sea 100 yards from the
beach. Fun for the entire family, laze the day away on the beach and enjoy a spectacular sunset at day's end.
Open daily 8:00 am 11:00 pm. Tel: 957-9180 / 957-4467

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

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CASUAL AND ELEGANT SOUTH COAST
SEASIDE RESTAURANT @ MARBLUE -
ANDREA'S STEAKHOUSE
LOCATION: MARBLUE VILLA SUITES, TREASURE
BEACH, ST. ELIZABETH
This elegant fine dining restaurant on Jamaica's
south coast is led by German host and gourmet
chef Axel Wichterich, who creates Jamaican dishes
with his own, unique European touch.
The Surf & Turf and the Filet Mignon topped with freshly caught Lobster tail, topped with Sauce Bearnaise
and Pommes Alumettes come highly recommended. Diners can pick their own lobster from the lobster
basin. Other exquisite menu items include Pumpkin Bisque with Appleton Rum, Thai flavored Curry Goat and
Filet of Red Snapper topped with Pastis Shrimp. Don't forego a chance to try their tempting deserts.
Enjoy fine wines from Germany, USA, Australia, Chile and Italy and Champagne Veuve Cliquot.
Open: daily, 7:00 pm 9:00 pm. Tel: 965-0110. By Reservation only!

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RED STRIPE & JERK


There are two culinary must-do's for visitors to Jamaica; drink the local
Red Stripe and eat the "jerk". Both form an intrinsic part of the nation's
way of life and form essential parts of islander's relaxing, informal night
out. The great Jamaican beer is brewed by Desnoes & Geddes Ltd,
originally a soft drink manufacturer incorporated by Kingston natives
Eugene Peter Desnoes and Thomas Hargreaves Geddes in 1918.
The term "jerk" refers both to centuries-old method of cooking
and the seasoning used. Once marinated, the meat is slowly
cooked over low heat generated by burning pimento wood,
which adds to the flavor of the "jerk" chicken, pork or fish.
Local "jerk pits" appear in all forms, from cook shops and
sheds to stand-alone homemade grills converted from metal
drums. Try this local fare together with an ice cold Red Stripe,
but remember to go easy the "hotter-than-hot" Scotch Bonnet
pepper sauce.
LOCAL JERK PITS
I I To find the local "Jerk Pit", simply follow the plumes of smoke!
i Fans say that the real jerk is found on Boston Beach, located
nine miles east of the town of PORT ANTONIO. Ask any
Kingstonian for great jerk pork and they will send you to
Chelsea Jerk Centre situated on 7 Chelsea Avenue in NEW
KINGSTON, where the atmosphere is perfumed by the
unmistakable odor of jerk. MONTEGO BAY favorites include The


Pork Pit on Gloucester Avenue and the
always popular Scotchies in Rose Hall
where locals go regularly to eat, have a
cold Red Stripe beer and enjoy the
reggae music. A very casual hangout
that most tourists fall in love with
once discovered, Scotchies has
another jerk pit in Drax Hall, just
outside of OCHO RIOS that serves
the same excellent jerk food. In
the town of Ocho Rios, jerk
lovers frequent the Ocho Rios
Jerk Centre on Dacosta
Drive. The #1 jerk in
NEGRIL can be found at
Smokey Joe's "road side"
jerk stand on Norman
Manley Boulevard, an
official secret that most
visitors are in on to by the
time they leave.
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ACKEE & SALTFISH


Jamaica's long standing traditions with the
consumption of 'saltfish', started hundreds of
years ago when West Indian sugar cane planters
sought cheap protein rich food for the enslaved
Africans they were importing for plantation labor.
The lower grade codfish, sold to the plantations of
West India from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
and Nova Scotia in exchange for rum and
molasses, quickly evolved into a main food
ingredient.
Nowadays, 80% of Jamaica's saltfish is imported
Ripe and ready ackee on the tree (Photo:Heidi ech) from Norway and although often called 'codfish'
by the local population, the majority of locally sold fish is in fact pollock, saith or hake caught in the North
Atlantic. Preserved by both salting and drying, its popularity is in great part due to its long shelf life and
resilience to warmer climates.
The status of saltfish has changed over the years from that of 'poor man's food' to being considered an
exclusive ingredient, and you can hardly find a more popular dish among natives from all layers of society.
The island's inhabitants have faithfully kept up the culinary use of saltfish and in typical style transformed it
into the nation's most recognizable delicacy by adding ingredients readily available to them. One exceptional
ingredient spurred the creation of the island's unique national dish; the ackee fruit.
Ackee tastes and looks like scrambled eggs and its natural notes of sweetness contrasts well with the saltiness
of the saltfish. This international melange is sauteed with green onions (scallions), tomatoes, sweet peppers,
the Jamaican spices allspice and Scotch Bonnet chili pepper to create what is considered one of Jamaica's
greatest delicacies.
Indigenous to Africa's Ivory and Gold Coasts, where it bears the name

of Harry Belafonte in 'Jamaica Farewell'. Its introduction to Jamaica





in honor of Captain William Bligh, the famous 'Mutiny on the
Bounty' explorer who was responsible for transporting and

Captain Bligh brought ackee pants from Jamaica to Kew
Botanical Gardens in London in 1793, thereby
becoming the first person to introduce the exotic plant
to UK's Botanical Society.


A tropical evergreen tree with leathery leaves and
fragrant white flowers that grows about 30 feet
tall, the ackee fruit grows in clusters and is
pear-shaped, bright red to yellow-orange.
When ripe, it splits open to reveal three
large, shiny black seeds, surrounded by
soft, yellow flesh. There are two main
types of ackee identified by the colour of
the flesh;- the soft, yellow 'butter ackee'
and the harder, cream-colored 'cheese ackee'.
The fruit must be allowed to open fully or at least
partly before it is detached from the tree, as
consumption of the unripe fruit can cause "Jamaican
vomiting sickness syndrome' (JVS) allegedly triggered by
the unusual amino acid components Hypoglycin A and B.
Once the fruit has opened, the seeds are discarded and the
flesh is parboiled in salt water or milk and drained, before
being sauteed with other ingredients to make delicious
dishes.
Perhaps because Jamaicans are among the only people
who eat ackee, the fruit has over the years come to assume
significant cultural importance. As antholopologist John
Rashford has pointed out, Jamaicans have come to
associate ackee 'with pleasure, overall well being and
national identity. The ackee is indeed the island's colorful
tree of life.' soles: Encyclopedia ofamaican Heritage, Wkipedia.


Ackee is typically cooked with saltfish, onions, tomatoes,
sweet peppers, allspice and Scotch Bonnet pepper to make
the national dish


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Callaloo is not only a Jamaican green leaf vegetable, now it is also
a popular clothing brand. The popular garment line is the brainchild
of French designer Sophie Eyssautier, who left her successful job
in Paris' fashion industry to live permanently in her beloved
Jamaica. "I am originally from Cannes and came to Jamaica for
Sthe first time in 1987; I returned 17 times," says the gifted designer.
After working in the demanding world of French fashion for 20
years, she started dreaming about opening a guesthouse in
Jamaica, but came across too many obstacles to turn the dream
into reality. Remembers Sophie; "A good friend of mine knew of my
Callaloo grown in Jamaica design talent and convinced me to continue doing what I do best.
(Contributed by alsaoo) She started to work for her friend designing logo items, while
helping to operate the gift shop he was running for a popular European hotel chain, which had just ventured
onto the island. Convincing Sophie that she should use her design talent to the full extent, her friend and
employer finally gave Sophie the push she needed to start her own business.
Thus, 2002 saw the opening of Sophie's Callaloo Butik', located in the ush
green garden of the Chippewa Village on Norman Manley Boulevard in
Negril. Here, fashion freaks can find Sophie's outstanding clothing,
accessories and home decor, including her signature 'hemp eaf'
designs. "Our most popular items are bags and baby outfits,"
explains the entrepreneur.
"To me, it is most important that my creations are entirely
made in Jamaica," Sophie says. "I was tired of looking
on labels only to find that they had been made in
faraway countries," she adds.
Callaloo creations are easily identifiable by the
uniquely printed natural cotton and silk fabrics,
creatively cut and decorated with eye-catching
embroideries. The Callaloo style is hard to
describe," says Sophie. "I would say Jamaican
inspired with a trendy French flavor' Callaloo is
currently a three woman show consisting of
Sophie, a dressmaker and a store clerk. Their
creations have been praised by Air Jamaica's
SkyWritings', the 'All Woman' insert of the
Jamaica Observer as well as the popular Travel +
Callaloo is known for its eye-catching bags (Contributed by Callaloo)
Leisure Magazine.
Despite her success, Sophie claims that she does not have a great business sense. I do want to expand
further in the Caribbean," she explains and reveals that she has found a business partner who will come aboard
soon. Her answer to the burning question as to why she chose Jamaica is simply; It feels more like home
than France.'
Callaloo creations are sold at the following outlets:
NEGRIL: The cozy Callaloo Butik (Tel: 359-0030) on Norman Manley Blvd, and at the Riu, Idle Awhile, Rock
House and Tensing Pen Hotels.
MONTEGO BAY: Round Hill (el: 952-4547), Heaven 67 at Doctor's Cave Beach (Tel: 940-1505), the Half Moon
and Coyaba Hotels and KERRYManWomanHome at the Half Moon Shopping Village (Tel: 953-3779).
SOUTH COAST: Jake's in Treasure Beach and the Craft Cottage (Tel: 926-0719) in Kingston and
KERRYManWomanHome (Tel: 929-2096).
You may also check out Callaloo's creations online: www.callaloo-jam.com.


WalkGood's M BJ Airport location (Contributed by Walood)


The latest addition to the WalkGood line of products, Rosa Cha's beautifully cut, hand
detailed blouses, skirts, dresses and swimwear have been frequently featured on the
pages of GQ., Sports Illustrated, Elle, Nova, Vogue, Marie Claire and Cosmo. The Rosa
Cha line is the creation of Amir Slama, the genius 'deconstructive' father of the bold
garments, worn by socialite Paris Hilton and international super-models Naomi Campbell
Socialite Paris Hilton and Gisele Bundchen. Sold at more than 400 locations in 20 countries, including high-
wearing a Rosa Cha
creation (Contributed y end stores like Saks 5th Avenue and Victoria's Secret, these unique pieces may be just
WalkGood) what you have been looking for.


Incorporating an assortment of re-claimed materials such as royal palm stems,
shells, bottle-caps, cork, sand and driftwood, ArtBeat has been producing
eclectic, island-inspired, handcrafted work for more than 20 years.
Environmentally friendly unique pieces include masks, mirrors, wall decorations
and jewelry, making ArtBeat designs perfect island souvenirs and gifts.


What could possibly be a more fun yet functional gift or souvenir than the ultimate havaianas flip flop?
Produced exclusively for WalkGood and only sold on the island, the exclusive Jamaican version of
havaianas sport the country's national colors of black, green and yellow and feature the word
JAMAICA emblazoned across the toes of the flip-flops. We recommend that you take a look and
experience the unique, original and fabulous collection of havaianas at the Montego Bay Airport
store. The incredibly durable, yet
butter-soft sandals are also
available in a surprisingly large

basic to Swarovski crystal
adorned; it is no surprise that
havaianas footwear was featured
on the Oprah show. Open 7:00 am
-10:00 pm seven days a week.
Tel: 880-0046.


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Innovative and environmentally friendly, these uniquely handcrafted toys make a great Jamaican gift for young
and old. Have a look at Heineken and Coca Cola planes, cars and motorbikes. Available at Tina's Art & Craft
Shop, #12 Shoppes at Rose Hall. Tel: 953-8800.



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Photographer Jennifer Meranto's images of the Yellow Boat series are spontaneous
shots of the natural Caribbean environment, taken during her travels around the islands.
These outstanding pieces of art were originally shot in black & white and then rendered
with alternative processes including bleaching, sepia toning and hand coloring,
combining old and new photographic techniques. Colorful frames finish up Yellow
Boat's one of a kind look. Now available in Montego Bay at Tina's Art & Craft Shop,
#12 Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-8800), Sea Foam at the MBJ Airport and Cabana
Jamaica at Round Hill Hotel. In the Ocho Rios area, you can find Yellow Boat at
Harmony Hall and at Higher Ground Estate at Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay. In Negril, the gift shops of Couples
and Swept Away carry the artsy pieces and also Jakes at Treasure Beach. Find Yellow Boat online at
www.yellowboatcom.

If you are looking for unique items to brighten up your home,
head over to Pronto Mare at the Half Moon Shopping Arcade, on
the resort's property, and check out their line of house wares.
Created by Elizabeth Simonitsch, the line includes a variety of
colorful and tropical pieces. Placemats and matching coasters,
aprons, potholders and toilet paper holders in an array of bright
plaid and floral fabrics, are some of the items up for grabs.
Cushion covers, beach totes and even glassware feature hand-
painted images of vibrant flora like anthuriums, hibiscus and bird-
of-paradise. In addition to the line, wall-hangings by local artists
are on sale. 'Caribbean Bath Salts' are packaged in hand-painted
recycled jars and drawstring bags useful for just about anything.
Pronto Mare offers a wide variety of colorful
souvenirs and gifts (Photo: HeidiZech) Open Mon Sat 10:00 am 6:30 pm. Tel: 953-9564.


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WHERE TO FIND IT: TROPICANA
Truly unique, each piece within the collection
can be described as beautifully irregular. The
marriage of pure colorful gemstones and hand-
chiseled 18 karat yellow gold produce
The Island Village contemporary yet timeless jewelry. Organic
gemstones, specifically selected for their quality, include amethyst, lemon citrin, peridot, yellow quartz, blue
topaz, rose and green tourmaline. Each stone originates from the
'pink city' of Jaipur, where stone cutting has been
perfected over the ages. In keeping with Marco
Bicego design, the attention to detail is
extraordinary, from the selection of the stones to
the design of clasps.
Marco Bicego's Jaipur Collection is available at
Tropicana Jewelers. In Montego Bay at The
Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-2242) and City
Centre (tel: 952-6982). In Ocho Rios at Island Village
(tel: 675-8774) and Taj Mahal Shopping Centre (tel: 974-
2928) and at Negril's Time Square Plaza (tel: 957-9530).
Visit: www.tropicanajewelers.com.
Ruby ring from the Marco Bicego Jaipur Collection (Source: Tropicana)


WHERE TO FIND IT: THE ROYAL SHOP
The new Big Ingenieur in the 45.5mm case positions itself ahead of its
ancestors in terms of its dimensions and offers maximum convenience
with an automatic Pellaton winding mechanism and a seven day *
power reserve. By using a leather strap, instead of a steel bracelet,
it adds comfort in spite of its size. This is the largest Ingenieur ever
built, indeed the jumbo member of the family. It is engineered for
robustness, inherent with the design which is underlined by the
integrated side guard for the screw-in crown, water resistance and
pressure resistance to 120 meters.
Visit the Royal Shop in Montego Bay at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel:
953-2773), City Centre (tel: 952-1234) and at the Cruise Ship Terminal
(tel: 979-8438). In Ocho Rios at Island Village (tel: 675-8816) and Taj
Mahal (tel: 974-5311) and in Negril at Time Square Plaza (tel: 957-3239).
Visit: www.theroyalshop.com
IWC Big Ingenieur Watch
(Source: Royal Shop)
WHERE TO FIND IT: SWISS STORES
'Seven Days. Seven Pens. One Dress Code: Black Designed for the
most discerning writing tastes, the Black Series are Caran d'Ache's
tribute to the power of refinement and appearance by offering an
original approach to black. Utilizing some of the most luxurious
materials and rendering them impeccably wood, rubber, zebu horn,
Chinese lacquer, carbon fibre, coat of mail and alligator leather the
Black Series is unique and seriously chic. Limited to only 500
examples, each wooden case, with its lacquered 'piano' finish, and all
seven writing instruments within it are individually numbered.
'Seven Days: Seven Pens' from Caran D'Ache Find Swiss Stores at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-9274) in
(Source:Swiss Stores) Montego Bay, at Island Village (tel: 675- 8975) and Main Street (tel:
974-2519) in Ocho Rios and on Harbour Street (tel: 922-8050) and Mall Plaza Constant Spring Road (tel:
926-6537) in Kingston. Visit: www.swissstoresjamaica.com


WHERE TO FIND IT: CASA DE ORO SHOPPES AT ROSE HALL STORE ONLY
A 3-time Couture Award winner for 'Best Design in Colour', Rodney Rayner's designs are consistently fashion
forward. His bold use of color and daring experimentation with cuts, shapes and textures makes his pieces
unique and very desirable. Make a statement with a juicy 'Pomegranate' ring exclusively available at Casa De
Oro at The Shoppes at Rose Hall. These cocktail rings feature brilliant gems like sapphires, amethyst, tsavorites
and cabochon lime quartz set in 18 karat yellow, rose and white gold.
In Montego Bay Casa de Oro is located at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel:
953-9755) and at City Centre (tel: 952-3502). In Ocho Rios at Soni's
Plaza (tel: 974-5392) and Island Village (tel: 675-8999) and in Negril
at Times Square Plaza (tel: 957-9530).

Pomegranate Rings by Rodney Rayner
(Source:. Casa do Oro)


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Managed by MBJ Airport Ltd., which was established to manage the re-development and expansion of Montego
Bay's Sangster International Airport, the upgrade has transformed the aerodrome into a top-notch facility that
in many ways is more advanced than most airports worldwide. MBJ Airport Ltd. is currently operating the
airport facility under a thirty year concession with the Government of Jamaica, adding the latest in
technological solutions, shopping and dining options to improve the passenger experience. Aiming to create a
positive vacation experience for all arriving or departing travelers, the company's number one objective is
impeccable customer service by well trained staff, starting from the moment passengers enter the airport
terminal. Wireless internet is available throughout the terminal building as are several internet kiosks, making
it easy to keep in touch with the world. You can even treat yourself to an aromatic and therapeutic massage
at the Sea Foam Spa, while relaxing to the sounds and smells of the Caribbean.
With a wide array of quality products and services at reasonable prices, the MBJ Airport Shopping Mall has
added greatly to the overall success of the airport modernisation. Jamaica's largest retail outlet, the mall offers
a great variety of local and international duty free luxury goods, specialty retail as well as food and beverage


The MBJ Airport Mall features more than 60 shopping and restaurant outlets (Photo: Heidilech)


shops stacked with exceptional products. Patrons awaiting their flights can shop for unique Jamaican souvenirs
or international brands right at the airport.
For jewelry, watches and accessories, a full range of luxury brands are available at Bijoux, Chulani and Bijoux
Terner for accessories. Perfume and cosmetics can be found at Blue Mountain Perfume, while tobacco and
cigars can be bought at Jamaica Farewell. Sunshine Liquor carries cigars, jewelry and your favourite drink.
Many of the airport mall stores are owned by Jamaicans, who take pride in extending true Jamaican warmth
and hospitality.
Jamaican arts, crafts and souvenirs can be found at Bankra Buys, Cool Hub, Heritage of Jamaica, Pirates of
Jamaica, Souvenir Store, Things Jamaican and Extra Extra. For the coolest in branded casual wear, shoppers
can browse through Brands of Jamaica, Casa De Xaymaca, Cool Kidz Stuff, Cooyah, Harley Davidson, Major
League Baseball, Nickelodeon, Tuff Gong Trading and WalkGood. Sunglasses are available at Sun free Hut,
music at Tads International, authentic Caribbean rum cake at Tortuga and
the stores Coffee & Spice and Not Just Books speak for themselves.
A host of dining options allow travelers to enjoy a casual meal before
they fly. Options are endless, from a ready-made 'grab and go' meal at
a Deli, to a burger or a casual sit down meal at Jamaica Bobsled Cafe,
Red Stripe Bar, Vibe Bar, Margaritaville Airport, Bobsled Grab & Go,
Dominos Pizza, Runaway Deli, Wendy's, Burger King or the Flyfast Bar.
Red Dragon offers Chinese, while Freshens and several bars tempt
travelers with tantalizing smoothies and concoctions to satisfy
anyone's thirst.
When departing, make sure you get to the airport with plenty of time to
spare so you can take full advantage of everything at the MBJ Airport The newly redeveloped airline check-in area
Shopping Mall has to offer. at MBJ Airport (Photo. :Heidi loch)


MBJ AIRPORT MALL
(Located on the Deparrurei Level)
SANGSTR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MONTEGO BAY
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The MBJ Airport Mall offers:
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to enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere


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THE FIRST JAMAICAN FLAG ON


MOUNT KILIMANJARO


"We were exhausted from hours of walking and upon reaching high altitude, your reaction slows down. Even
stepping over a small stone becomes a big deal, much less taking out your camera to capture the stunning
scenery," Adam remembers. think it can be compared to running a marathon while breathing through a
straw, a very weird way of breathing," he adds.
Located in Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, Kilimanjaro is said to be one of the most beautiful places on
earth. "It is a non-technical mountain," explains Adam, meaning that Kilimanjaro is walked without equipment,
not climbed. "However, it is not a walk in the park, like many people think," he states. Out of more than 20,000
people who attempt to get to the top each year, only 40% succeed in ascending the highest point; the Uhuru
peak on the volcano Kibo.
Adam's group started with 7 people from all over the globe, including the UK, Ireland and the USA. 6 made
it to the first greater rim, while only 3 reached the Uhuru peak on February 8, 2008 at 10:15 am. "So many
factors can stop you from making it to the top. To me, the worst is the mountain fatigue," says the climber,
explaining that other problems like nausea and loss of appetite might also occur at a certain altitude. "My tent
mate got very ill and had to leave. But the guides are fabulous and look out for the smallest signs which could
affect ones health," says Adam. The guides also carry up to 20 kg of luggage for each person and cook the
carbohydrate rich meals. Says Adam; "We mostly ate yams and pasta.:
We wondered why a successful Jamaican businessman would leave the sunny climate of his home country
to bear snow and freezing temperatures. "I've always loved to climb," explains Adams says. "It is a quest for
me. The explorer went through 4 months of intense preparation for his Kilimanjaro adventure, swimming 1,000


meters at least twice a week at the Kingston stadium pool
while performing continuous strength training and
physiotherapy to strengthen his previously damaged knees.
Adam spent 10 days in Africa, which included time to
acclimatize before the climb, as well as the actual 5 nights
and 6 days walk to the top and back.
"It was an almost surreal experience," Adam describes. "Our
guide showed me a rock by the name of Jamaica Rock and
told me that a Jamaican actually gave up at this point,
cursed a couple of Jamaican bad words and went back
down," he laughs.
The group followed the Rongai Route, which is not the normal A moment's rest at 3000 meters on the way to the Uhnru
tourist trail. am the first to leave the Jamaican flag at the peak Peak (Contributd byAdam nyde)
where many other nation's flags are displayed," the mountaineer says with pride. "I know I am not the first to climb
this mountain, but it seems like I am the first to have made it to the top," he adds proudly, explaining that it took
4 days to reach the top and 2 days to walk down.
Adam has mastered the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, the Caribbean's highest mountain Pico
Duarte, as well as several mountain tops in South America. "Now, I feel like I can do anything," states Adam
proudly, revealing that he is currently planning for his next hurdle which is Russia's Mount Elbrus, the highest
mountain in Europe.
"I hope to be the first Jamaican to make 'The Seven Summits' and plan to climb Mount Everest in 2009,"
Adam says. "However, it is an expensive hobby and I will eventually have to find sponsors.
Congratulations to Adam Hyde, another Jamaican to make his country very proud.


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WHAT A GWAAN?


ANNUAL PINEAPPLE BALL SET FOR OCTOBER 4, 2008
Mark your calendars for this year's Pineapple Ball, set to take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton
Golf & Spa Resort Rose Hall on October 4, 2008. Organized by the Jamaica Committee, a non-profit
organization, proceeds from the Pineapple Ball are distributed to individuals in Jamaica, mainly for the purpose
of education. For more information, please contact Moyra Fitzmy at 371-4382, e-mail: moyraf@aol.com or Cheryl
Lyon at c.lyon@rosehall.com.

REGGAE SUMFEST 2008 JULY 13 19, 2008
Named 'Best Concert of the Year' at the 2008 International Reggae and
World Music Awards, Montego Bay's annual Reggae Sumfest is a
must visit for all music lovers. The 16th staging of the popular
festival will kick off with a beach party at Tropical Beach in
Whitehouse, Montego Bay, Sunday July 13. The festival
promoters have revealed that negotiations are on-going with
local greats such as Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Buju Banton
and Jah Cure as well as some very 'big names' from the
International music scene. Like every year, the atmosphere will be unbeatable
and the music excellent so don't miss this fabulous event at Catherine Hall.
Visit www.rggaesumfest.com or call tel. 953-8360.
Morgan Heritage's Jah Petes at
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN HARMONY Sumfest 2007(Photo: Heidioch)
AT THE INDIGENOUS RASTAFARI VILLAGE
Just open to visitors, the Indigenous Rastafari Village in the hills near
Montego Bay gives interesting insights into the Rastafari way of life including
it's natural heritage, culture, music, foods, herbs and spices. The village
comprises of homes, school, herbal and organic farms and lots of interesting
people. Enjoy river walks, spiritual healing, wellness workshops, yoga and
) fitness classes and purchase unique handmade crafts, CDs and clothing.
Rasta family at the Indigenous Village For more information, call 383-9068 or log on to www.rastavillage.com.
(Photo. Marco Dilora)
ROSE HALL TRIATHLON
The Rose Hall Triathlon is the newest sporting event in the Rose Hall area, consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k
bike ride and a 10k run through the 'Elegant Corridor' of Montego Bay. The swim and sprint cycling segments
both start at the Iberostar Hotel. The 40k bike ride stretches from the hotel to the Blue Diamond stop light,
looping back through Spring Farm to the Rose Hall Great House. The 10k run consists of two laps on the
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, ending with a steep final 200 meters already known as the "Witch's Hill". A dress
rehearsal will be held on July 27, prior to the official event which takes place on October 26, promising to
attract a host of local and international participants. For more information, please contact Janet Silvera at 392-
6566 or 838-2110 or Rayne Russell at 377-6361. You may also log on to www.rosehalltriathlon.com or e-mail
info@rosehalltriathlon.com.

JAIPUR POLO TEAM VISITS JAMAICA
From May 11-18, the Polo Team from Sirsi village on the outskirts of Jaipur,
India, visited Jamaica for the Jaipur Polo Challenge, which included four
exciting polo matches. The first match, was played at the Chukka Blue Polo
Club in Sandy Bay, just outside of Montego Bay, and ended with a glorious
10:6 win to Jamaica after 4 chukkers. Indian and Jamaican players mixed
for the next 'friendly' match, and the Saturday battle, both held at the Drax
Hall Polo Club in St. Ann, was won by the Indian team 6 1 to 6. On Sunday
Surrounded by the Jamaica and Indian in Kingston, the Jamaican's struck again 6 12 to 6, which won the Jamaican
teams, John G. Byles hugs his team the Jaipur Polo Challenge 2008. Well done Jamaica! For more
grandmother 'moms' after a successful
match (Photo:Heidi ech) information on Polo in Jamaica, please call 952-4370.


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Jamaica at the start of Race 8 from
Hawaii to Santa Cruz in the Clipper 07-
08 Round the World Yacht Race
(Photo.: Douglas Peebles/ontdition)


JAMAICA YACHT IN CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE
For the first time ever, one of the yachts in the 'Clipper Round The World
Yacht Race' bears the name Jamaica'. Sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist
Board, the yacht is one of 10 68-foot yachts, which embarked on a full
circumnavigation of the globe from Liverpool on September 16, 2007 Set
to return almost a year after their departure, after crossing both the Atlantic
and Pacific, more than 400 people are racing 35,000 miles across the
oceans for 10 months, facing the challenge of a lifetime. On May 19, the
10 yachts left Panama for the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, where the
media, supporters and boating enthusiasts greeted the boats and crews two
days after, giving the island major international exposure. Good luck,
Jamaica, as you strive towards winning the Clipper Trophy!
Visit: www.clipperroundtheworld.com.


BERND KUHLEN APPOINTED GM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON
GOLF AND SPA RESORT
March 31, 2008 Bernd Kuhlen has been appointed General Manager of The
Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica, as of March 31, 2008.
Kuhlen joined The Ritz-Carlton as Hotel Manager in November 2005, and over
the past 3 years, the hospitality professional has led the hotel to many
accomplishments, including maintaining the property's AAA Five Diamond
status for the 7th consecutive year. Commented Kuhlen; "Jamaica is very General Manager Bernd Kuhlen
special to me. I am very passionate about this property and will continue to (Contributed y Ritz-Cartton Golf
serve our guests, employees and the community in this new capacity' With his & Spa Resot Rose Hall)
wealth of experience complimented by his hospitality education and fluency in German and Spanish, Kuhlen will
undoubtedly continue to enhance the product and services of the Five Diamond hotel.

SRITZ-CARLTON CHEFS BRING JAMAICAN FLAVOUR TO CHINA
Jamaica's culinary expertise was on display in Beijing, China, during the
month of April, joining a week-long celebration which showcased Jamaican
food, music and culture. Named Jamaica Week', the promotion gave
delegates attending the prestigious Chinese Outbound Travel and Tourism
Market (COTTM) an opportunity to sample authentic Jamaican dishes,
prepared by Ritz-Carlton's Jamaican Chefs, Paige Barrow and Omar Jackson.
Ritz-Carlton's chefs in China (Contributed y itz-Carlton R Golf& Spa fRsort fose Hall)
THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS
OF CORNWALL VISIT JAMAICA
HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
arrived in Kingston, the final stop of their eleven-
day Caribbean trip, aboard the 246 ft. "Leander"
luxury yacht on March 11. The Royals visited the
Bob Marley Museum and Rose Town, a troubled
West Kingston area which The Prince's Trust

to help rebuild. The Royal couple also visited Hall Great House with hostess Michele Rollins
Jamaica's north coast, where they toured the (ContributedhyMicheleRollins)
historic town of Falmouth and attended a reception hosted by Michele Rollins at the Rose Hall Great House in
celebration of the Rose Town project. The couple also attended a reception at Half Moon's Royal Pavilion hosted
by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, where they met with tourist industry experts. HRH Prince Charles and
the Duchess created special moments for many Jamaicans who got the opportunity to shake hands and chat
with the Royal couple during their visit.


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