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Title: Jamaica tourist
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Language: English
Publisher: Ragni Fjellvoll
Place of Publication: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Publication Date: Winter 2009/2010
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IN THIS ISSUE
THE PALMYRA RESORT & SPA SET TO OPEN
SKYDIVING NOW IN JAMAICA
HANDPICKED ISLAND ADVENTURES
GOLF, KIDS AND A CHEESEBURGER
LUXURY REAL ESTATE
EAT, DRINK AND BE IRIE
THE BEST DUTY FREE SHOPPING
FASHION WITH A HISTORY LESSON


FAMILY MAN:


THE SIMOS'


THE ARCHITECT OF REGGAE
THE HOTTEST PARTY SPOTS
LOVE STORY WITH JAMAICA
SUGAR AND SLAVERY
WHAT A GWAAN?


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JUMPING FOR JOY


See Jamaica from a different angle! As a matter of fact, you will
be able to see the island of Jamaica in its entirety with
Skydive Jamaica, the island's brand new, thrilling attraction
located at the Boscobel Aerodrome in St. Mary,
The fun begins. Skylivers right after exiting approximately 15 minutes east of Ocho Rios.
the plane (Photo: Swhdive Jmaica) Introduced by German skydiving instructor Volker Haag and
his Austrian business partner Guntmar Kerbl, who is also a skydiver and pilot, the experienced 'duo
of divers' ensures maximum safety by using a secure tandem system. First-time thrill seekers are
paired with an experienced tandem jump master, who provides the required instructions and ensures
that the gear fits properly before the exited, and maybe a bit nervous jumpers, enter the aircraft. Upon
reaching the target altitude of 12,000ft., a final safety check is performed before the pilot slows down
the aircraft and the door is opened leaving adrenaline junkies feeling the crisp rush of air and the
excitement building. Get ready to jump!
"Oh no! Wait!" you may think. But your tandem master is ready and before you know it, you are jumping
out the door, freefalling at a speed of over 200km/h. Your arms are spread like wings to catch the crisp,
clear air as you fly through the sky with a birds eye view of Jamaica's amazing coastline as far as you can
see and the Blue Mountains in the distance, several thousand feet below!
Around 45 seconds into the amazing rush, its time to open the parachute and a colorful canopy opens above
you, slowing you down to a gentle glide. You get to take in more sights while you leisurely fly across the


blue sky for 5 to 7 minutes, and if you are really lucky, you might get to see large turtles
or stingrays in the turquoise waters below. Easy! And thanks to modern parachute
equipment, the touch down is smooth and soft. Your amazing, possibly life
changing experience is video recorded so that you can prove to people that
you actually took the plunge! Says Volker Haag, Head Tandem Master at
Skydive Jamaica, "Anyone can safely make a first jump with minimal
training through tandem skydiving." Having personally performed
well over 5,000 jumps and more than 3,700 tandem jumps,
Volker elaborates, still enjoy it every time I see the big
smile on our customers faces afterwards!"
The Skydive Jamaica team is keen to ensure that special
events are made extra special: your dream is their
command! Just imagine proposing marriage to that
special someone while waiting to take off for your
skydive adventure or while soaring at 12,000ft.
Centuries ago, Leonardo DaVinci said, "When once you
have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your
eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always
long to return." Go for a jump and find out if Leonardo was right!
www.skydive-jamaica.com


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EDITORIAL
Editor: Ragni Fjellvoll
Articles for publication in the Jamaica Tourist
may be submitted to: ragni@jamaicatourist.net
MARKETING
Frank Perolli: Email: frank@jamaicatourist.net
Cell: (876) 383-4652
Advertising rates and technical specs can be downloaded from:


ADVERTISING SALES
Heidi Zech: Email: heidi@jamaicatourist.net
Cell: (876) 402-1620
Office: Tel: (876) 953-4553
THE JAMAICA TOURIST IS DESIGNED BY
Flying Pig Creative: Email: hello@ flyingpig.co.uk
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Emergency Assistance [toll free]: 1-888-991-9999
US Consulate, Montego Bay: 952-0160
British High Commission, Kingston: 510-0700
Canadian Consulate, Montego Bay: 952-6198


Jamaica Tourist Board, Montego Bay: 952-4425
Jamaica Tourist Board, Kingston: 929-9200
Police: 119
Ambulance, Fire: 110


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS WINTER 2009/2010
NOVEMBER 3-8 BEST OF JAMAICA- GRAND LIDO BRACO 954-0000
NOVEMBER 5-6 WINES, SPIRITS & FOOD FESTIVAL JAMAICA PEGASUS, KINGSTON 926-3691-9
NOVEMBER 7-14 KINGSTON RESTAURANT WEEK- KINGSTON 909-1087
NOVEMBER 21 MIXED MARSHAL ARTS, KING OF THE ROCK II 952-9488
HALF MOON CONVENTION CENTER, MONTEGO BAY
NOVEMBER 21-29 ST ELIZABETH HOMECOMING WEEK- VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN ST ELIZABETH 948-0292
NOVEMBER 28 HARMONY HALL PRE-CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FAIR HARMONY HALL, ST MARY 975-4222
DECEMBER 2-6 JAMAICA INVITATIONAL PRO-AM TOURNAMENT ANNIE'S REVENGE IV MONTEGO BAY 665-0557
DECEMBER 5 REGGAE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON 2009 NEGRIL 922-8677
DECEMBER 12 DECEMBER PARTY AND XMAS HAMPER TOURNAMENTS 962-2403
MANCHESTER GOLF CLUB, MANDEVILLE
DECEMBER 31 HARBOUR FEST AND FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT- KINGSTON .: .44
JANUARY 6 ACCOMPONG MAROON FESTIVAL- ACCOMPONG -1 4-4
JANUARY 16 REBEL SALUTE PORT KAISER SPORTS CLUB, BLACK RIVER ii::'
JANUARY 24-30 JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL ROSE HALL, MONTEGO BAY ::: ::
FEBRUARY 1 BOB MARLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION- BOB MARLEY MUSEUM, KINGSTON i '
FEBRUARY 4-7 AFRICA UNITE SMILE JAMAICA YOUTH SYMPOSIUM LIBERTY HALL, '1ii', Ti I::' I
FEBRUARY 5 ANNUAL BOB MARLEY LECTURE UWI MONA CAMPUS, KINGSTON '1 I-. I: 'I
FEBRUARY 6 JAMAICA CELEBRATES BOB- BOB MARLEY MUSEUM KINGSTON ': '
FEBRUARY 13 SUGAR CANE BALL ROUND HILL HOTEL AND VILLAS RESORT, HANOVER 956-7050
FEBRUARY 14 HANOVER CHARITY POLO & HIGH TEA CHUKKA BLUE RANCH, HANOVER 376-1314
FEBRUARY 15 THE BOB MARLEY CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS DAY 927-9152
BOB MARLEY MUSEUM, KINGSTON
FEBRUARY 23 AFRICA UNITE SMILE JAMAICA CONCERT JAMES BOND BEACH, ST MARY 927-9152
FEBRUARY 24 REGGAE ACADEMY AWARDS NATIONAL INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, KINGSTON 906-0953
Please note events are subject to change without prior notice. Contact source: Jamaica Tourist Board for further information.


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Kirk Pagenkopf has worked in the golf industry for more than 20 years and is currently the
Executive Vice President and Publisher of PGA Magazine Publications and Marketing Group. He and
his family regularly visit Jamaica for family vacations. Kirk, his wife Renee and their 3 kids live in
Atlanta, Georgia.


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my passion but there are times
when I just want to get away from
the game, the business and the
sport. When I travel with my family,
I look for time with them and golf
takes a back seat. This is true of
almost every destination we travel
to with the exception of Jamaica.


Jamaica is a special place for my
family and I and over the last 8
years, we have spent considerable
The beautiful and challenging White Witch Golf Course (Photo: RitzCarlton Golf& Spa Resort, time in the Rose Hall area and
RoseHall) have to come to love the people,
the place and our time there. But a trip to Jamaica is not complete unless I have the chance to get out and
play at least one round with the kids.
A day of golf breaks up the beach time, the sightseeing, the kite boarding, the horseback riding, and all of the
other stuff we like to do and gives us time to slow down and spend some great time together, walking, talking
and laughing as we play a little golf.
Golf in Jamaica is different. It is more peaceful, more relaxed, more casual and more fun. Not concerned with
shooting a number or where every shot lands, or how many putts I have, golf in Jamaica is unique and our
vacation is not complete unless we get the chance to play.
Golf is meant to be a journey, an odyssey that allows each person to have a unique experience. Each golf
course is different, the conditions and our swings vary by day, so no single day on the golf course is like any
other. Nowhere is this truer than in Jamaica.
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The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, designed with the resort player in mind (Photo: cinnamon Hill)
My daughter, Jessica, loves Cinnamon Hill because it has some "cool stuff" around the course like Johnny
Cash's home and a waterfall that was used as the backdrop in one of the James Bond movies... she thinks that
is really cool. The Cinnamon Hill golf course also offers three of the best ocean-side holes in the Caribbean.
Jessie's favorite hole is #6 because it plays right over the ocean with the waves crashing around her even
though she has more balls in the water than on the green it is the journey that matters.
My favorite is wherever the kids want to play. All of the courses are in great shape, well designed and offer
challenges for even scratch golfers. In my opinion, golf offers parents a unique experience with their kids and
gives them a chance to connect on a different level than almost any other activity. Have you ever seen your
kids make a 30' putt, or hit a perfect chip shot to save par their faces light up; they are proud that in their
own way, they too can be a little like Tiger or Annika.
For me, there are few better ways to spend a late afternoon in Jamaica than on one of the three Rose Hall area
golf courses. Creating the memory of a day with the kids on the links, watching them have fun, not really caring
how you play, and enjoying the warm gentle breezes of Jamaica as you make your way around the golf course
is quite a special day for any dad.
So, if you find yourself in the Rose Hall area with the kids, give the golf courses a call and set up a time. All
of the local golf professionals will go out of their way to accommodate you and make sure that you create
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DOLPHIN COVE AT TREASURE REEF


If you have ever dreamed of working with dolphins, sharks, stingrays and other creatures of the ocean, you can
fulfill your dreams through the "Sea Keeper For A Day" program. Explains Dolphin Cove co-owner Marilyn
Burrows, "We are offering marine lovers a rare chance to be a 'trainer for a day' working with Dolphin Cove's
trainers, doing what most people can only dream about."
Visiting "Sea Keepers" spend the day in the midst of the action preparing food, feeding and interacting with a
variety of marine creatures, while learning hands-on techniques used by Dolphin Cove's experienced staff. Says
Mrs. Burrows, "Guests get the chance to go behind the scenes and discover the secret lives of dolphins, sharks
and stingrays. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn the techniques used by the professionals to train mammals
and fish."
The unique adventure gives participants the dual satisfaction of learning while experiencing dolphins in a totally
new way. Says Mrs. Burrows, "Just imagine discovering the power and grace
of one of the world's most intellectual creatures in your very own dolphin
training session!" Partakers also get the opportunity to learn about training
techniques for sharks and stingrays and have pictures taken to prove
their bravery to family and friends.
Who knows; a career working with dolphins and other marine animals
might hp just right for you! Space for the 4-hour program
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S"iiiiiorabilia is included in the price, such as your very
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and cap. Dolphin Cove also offers
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includes lunch, a complete
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After nine years in business, Dolphin Cove has developed into a
dynamic attraction offering a plethora of activities for the entire family.
Most famous for its magnificent bottlenose dolphins, visitors can take
advantage of packages to match every taste and pocket.

TOUCH ENCOUNTER WITH DOLPHINS
Meet the dolphins up close and personal while standing in knee-deep
water. Enter the world of these gentle mammals, receive a kiss and
caress the incredible skin of the dolphins.

ENCOUNTER SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
This amazing encounter allows you to interact and swim with one
dolphin in deep water. Enjoy a kiss, a dance and a splash or two
through this really close up interaction.

SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
Feel the thrill of swimming in the deep with two dolphins in a beautiful
cove. Be prepared for a kiss or two, a dorsal pull and a thrilling foot
push by these very gentle, but "oh so strong" marine creatures. An
absolutely amazing experience!


SHARK ENCOUNTER
Dolphin Cove offers the rare opportunity to experience the ocean's most fascinating and fearsome creature
close up. Overcome your fear and feel the adrenaline pumping when you get the chance to hold, touch and
feed nurse sharks under the careful supervision of highly trained shark encounter facilitators.
Free entrance to Treasure Reef is included in all the programs listed above. Admission to Treasure Reef can also
be purchased separately.

ENTRANCE TO TREASURE REEF
Located along the inviting turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Treasure Reef is a mini-replica of the sunken city
of Port Royal. Open for a leisurely stroll, the boardwalk is lined with a wide array of shops offering tempting
buys from handcrafted items to exquisite jewelry. The pearly white beach is readily lined with complimentary
beach chairs and an observation deck, from where you can watch the dolphins at play. Mingle with roaming
pirates while you listen to the sounds of Caribbean music. See a group of brave pirates interact with nurse
sharks at the "Shark Show" or take a stroll along the "Jungle Trail". Indulge in the rare opportunity to interact
with stingrays: hold, pet and feed these amazingly friendly fish.
After hanging out to watch for a while, you can enter an array of fun activities from Treasure Reef. Take a ride
on the crystal clear waters in a glass-bottom kayak to watch the amazing beauty of the underwater world and
feel the thrill of captaining your own mini boat across the waves.
For further details, call 974-5335 or log on to www.dolphincovejamaica.com.


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A NEW ECOTOURISM ESCAPADE IN OCHO RIOS!
Looking for a bit of thrill on your Jamaican vacation? Time to discover
jamaica's hottest new attraction: Rain Forest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic
Mountain. Soar up the mountain in the Skim through the
tree tops high above Jamaica's tropical landscape on the Or race
through the forest on a zooming good time! Just five
minutes from Dunn's River Falls. w offr experiences
for air ages with awe-Inspiring views, sparkling
mountain sreams., three unique tours, an educational
pavilion, dining, shopping and infinity pool with
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Mausoleum & Ounn's River Falls
Beach and Mountain horseback
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39 Gloucester Avenue, on the Hip Strip, Montego Bay (opposite fronl gate of park
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true glimpse into the lives of the
many people who lived and worked
on the plantation in the year 1805,
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journey through the estate, gives
you an opportunity to participate
and learn a little about Jamaica's
cultural heritage and cuisine while
enjoying yourself.
.n. Guided by the butler 'Koja', your
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The Bellefield Great House, a beautiful historic building (Photo:JTL) year old Chattanooga a miniature
version of the original Sugar Mill, which was on the estate pulled by 'Willy' the donkey. Here you encounter
'Juff', the mill worker who explains the process of making sugar. Taste freshly squeezed cane juice, while you
nibble on raw sugar cane and observe the ancient process that was used to make cane juice into wet sugar
and molasses in the original authentic boiler house. Inside the 1794 Sugar Mill, 'Buckie Master' shares the taste
of "liquid gold" (rum) with you, while you learn how cane juice is distilled into rum. Pay attention to the
demonstration of how to make delicious, brown sugar rum punch.
After sipping the delicious mixture, 'Ben' shows you how to make jerk seasoning from an ancient recipe and
cook in an authentic jerk pit, while you get to sample this famous island fare. The tour culminates at the Great
House, where maids 'Mildred' and 'Lucy' take you on a tour of the mansion. Visitors are welcome to browse,
view and read about available artifacts to learn more about the history of the estate. This wonderful experience
ends with a plush lunch buffet abundant with traditional Jamaican treats, which will open your palate to the
flavours of true Jamaican cuisine. For more information, contact your hotel tour desk or Jamaica Tours at
953-3700 or email jtladmin@jamaicatoursltd.com.
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The best way to see the island! For the finest tours and excursion experiences, travel with us
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.

MUST DO TOURS IN JAMAICA
Dunn's River Falls
Climb the waterfalls of the Caribbean's most beautiful natural attraction
Dolphin Cove i
Swim with the amazing bottlenose dolphins in Ocho Rios
Negril Sunset
Relaxing Lounge at amazing 7-mile beach and watch the sunset at world famous Rick's Cafe Exhilarating
Bellefield Great House and Gardens w
Take a step back in time to the year 1805, a Living History Tour
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
Reggae Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain Thrilling
Soar above the treetops to the peak of Mystic Mountains. The Bobsled and The
Zipline will send you speeding through the heart of the forest E
Catamaran Cruise
Sail the Caribbean Sea and enjoy great weather and company
Chukka Caribbean Adventures L
Adventure in the best of Nature
Horse Back Riding Zipline Canopy ATV Safari
Rewarding Jungle River Tubing Dune Buggy* 4x4 Safari Adventurous

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HANDPICKED ADVENTURES


MOST ACTIVE
BLUE MOUNTAIN BICYCLE TOURS
AVAILABLE FROM OCHO RIOS, KINGSTON,
MONTEGO BAY AND PORTLAND
This real Jamaican adventure begins with a friendly greeting
from your driver early in the morning and is followed by a
scenic trip to the famous Blue Mountains.
The first leg of the tour takes you through the rural countryside
of Jamaica and reveals interesting facts about Jamaica's
colorful past. Stop at famous sites including James Bond
Beach, Rio Nuevo Battle Site, Golden Eye, Noel Coward's Firefly
and Blue Harbour before you continue to a banana plantation.
A wonderful brunch, is followed by an orientation session at
one of the most picturesque stops on the way up the Blue
Mountains, before you continue to Hardware Gap at 5,600
feet, the highest point of the Blue Mountains accessible by vehicle. After enjoying the wonderful view of Kingston
from Hollywell National Park, you are fitted with protective gear and bicycles for a thrilling ride downhill.
Descending leisurely at approximately 5-10 miles per hour allows you to experience the dramatically beautiful
landscape with its pristine waterfalls, misty slopes, varied species of birds, wildflowers and plants. After stopping
for lunch at the home of the celebrated Blue Mountain coffee, surrounded by cocoa plantations, banana groves
and fruit orchards, you get to enjoy a swim in a pristine, secluded waterfall. Bring swimsuit and towel as this
is a spectacular way to end the dynamic tour! Call 974-7075 or visit www.bmtoursja.com.


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MOST COOLING
KOOL RUNNINGS WATER PARK
NORMAN MANLEY BOULEVARD NEGRIL
On a hot tropical day, nothing is more refreshing than a visit
to Kool Runnings Water Park in the island's 'Capital of
Casual', a favourite destination to cool down and enjoy an
exciting, fun filled day with the entire family.
Plenty of sliding options are available for the very brave,
Sbrave and less adventurous; some can be entered with single
S tubes, others allow splashing excitement for up to three
Sf w persons on larger tubes. The 40 ft. high and 385 ft. long
h-ug Green Grotto slide is one of the very few waterslides in the
.r world which is equipped with the latest in 3-D virtual reality
imaging and audio technology, allowing visitors to create
asr i their own ride. The ride of your life', in a single or double
S-"- tube, starts with the press of a button. Simply select the
theme you would like to experience before sliding through the Green Grotto, named after Jamaica's most famous
cave and underwater lake.
On Coconut Island, kids below 48" can have fun in a shallow splash pool with shorter slides under the careful
supervision of well-trained lifeguards. Spot the water park's beloved mascot, Mikie Manatee in the midst of
huge sculptures of frogs, parrots and cartoon murals. Although Coconut Island is reserved for the park's smallest
visitors, adults have been spotted keenly waiting for the giant coconut in the middle to fill and dump a refreshing
waterfall on everyone in the vicinity. The park's dry' area, The Anancy Village, also offers a variety of fun
escapades. Ranging from traditional Jamaican foods, snacks and cool fruit juices, plenty of dining options are
available to satisfy hungry splashers. For information on opening days and hours call 957-5400 or visit
www.koolrunnings.com.

MOST ADVENTUROUS
WHITE WATER RAFTING AT CALICHE RAINFOREST PARK
RIO BUENO OR GREAT RIVER
Get your adrenaline pumping by going white water rafting at Caliche Rainforest Park. With more than 100 swiftly
to mellow running rivers, an exciting variety of river excursions and rainforest adventure tours are available to
choose from. The gentler Rainforest Rafting is also suitable for children, while participants must be over 12
years and physically fit to join the more exciting Canyon White Water Rafting. Caliche is committed to high
quality, safety and personable service so you will receive a thorough briefing, life vest and helmet to keep you
safe during the wildest part of the ride. Fully versed in the proper rafting techniques, your guides will ensure
that you enjoy the thrill of the ride safely. Be prepared to get drenched as you navigate down the river, float
through rapids and plunge down waterfalls! The tour lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours and location depends on the river
flow. Tel: 940-1745. www.whitewaterraftingmontegobay.com.







MOST LAID BACK
TRAIL MIX OR RIDE N' SWIM TOUR AT BRACO STABLES
TRELAWNY, 20 MINUTES FROM MONTEGO BAY
Braco Stables offers two fantastic tour options in the mellow category. Explore Trelawny's magnificent scenery
on foot and bicycle on the Trail Mix adventure. Start with an energizing 60 minute hike through the canopied
tropical forest up to Braco Hill, which boasts a magnificent panoramic view of the coastline some 300-400 feet
below. The hike is followed by a relaxing 30 minute bicycle trip over gently undulating terrain and farmland
down to a stunningly beautiful beach. Enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in the crystal blue Caribbean Sea and breathe
in the warmth of the sun on the soft white sand. Wear sensible walking shoes, loose clothing and shorts with
your swimsuit.
The other option is the fantastic two hour Ride n' Swim, a fun experience for the entire family also available as
a private adventure. On this adventurous horseback ride, well-trained guides lead you through the scenic
countryside onto a beautiful beach where you can ride your horse into the cool waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy
the peace and tranquility of the lush countryside as your private trail guide leads you through the estate and
along 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.
Both countryside adventures are available daily at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm and end with refreshments at the
picturesque 18th century Braco Great House. Call 954-0185 or visit www.bracostables.com.jm.


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The hobby of growing orchids is generating interest in many local species. We spoke to a few on island orchid
specialists, who were happy to share their wealth of knowledge about local orchids and the intricacies of
orchid breeding.


MR. CLAUDE W. HAMILTON
Locally and overseas, the hobby of growing orchids has
generated interest in many Jamaican orchid specie:
Explains Mr. Claude W. Hamilton, the owner of
Hamlyn Orchids, "Hybrids are just like us a
cross between two or more species." The
largest orchid grower in Jamaica, Hamilton
created the hybrid Cattleytonia Cosmos
Sunshine by breeding it from the Broughtonia
sanguinea, an orchid endemic to Jamaica. Says
Mr. Hamilton is an accredited judge for the
American Orchid Society, "The breeding of hybrids
is of such intricate process that the plants we get t1.
see are already 10 years old." And that, he tells us I
young age for an orchid.


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MRS. DEW HASTINGS
Pictured with a hybrid named after her, Mrs. Dew
Hastings is the past President and Chairperson of the
Show Committee for the Orchid Club, Montego Bay.
Her garden, which is truly like an orchid sanctuary and
wherever you turn, another precious orchid awaits your
discovery. A collection of jewels, Mrs. Hasting's garden
is the habitat of both Jamaican species and hybrids
and a few of them, like the Encyclia fragrans, have a
surprisingly sweet fragrance.


Encyclia fragrans (Photo: udith Ferger)
MR. DENIS VALENTINE
Says Denis Valentine, a Jamaican photographer who is fascinated by Jamaica's astonishing variety u.1i .i, Iii-
which is the greatest in the Caribbean, "Just like the people of Jamaica, one of the islands orchids ( -i, -,.11:i1iil
maculata) originate in Africa. Orchid seeds, which are as fine as dust, are carried long distances by Hri- 1111
Valentine refers to the reddish dust from Africa's Sahara that sometimes create a haze in the sky, "1i1, i: Ilr
mixed with an astonishing amount of invisible plant seeds. You could say it's a vital dust."
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local orchids and is in the process of publishing :I I.ii
the subject, "Jamaican orchids are often so tiny-,:r in.,: r
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they are not as showy as the hybrids we commonly know."
According to the orchid lover, the most populated habitats
for orchids can be found in St. Ann and Manchester, "When
exploring the island, ask your driver to stop along the road
in the areas of Discovery Bay, Braco and Starfish in Trelawny
or Good Hope. If you have time and patience, you will find
Broughtonia sanguinea (Photo:Judih Ferger) some of our local species in these locations."


MR. RALPH
When visiting local orchid or horticultural shows, be sure to
look out for Ralph. A source of vast knowledge about local
orchids, Ralph walks the hilly areas of St. Ann and Manchester
in search of the island's more popular endemic orchids and
sells them at local fairs.
According to the orchid collector, it took him more than four
years to understand the basics about Jamaican orchids, such
as where to find particular species. "More often, you will not
find them again in the same spot and will have to find where
else the vital dust has settled."


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While works are under way to restore the Orchid House at Hope Gardens in Kingston, the orchid societies in
Mandeville, Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios organize several orchid and horticultural shows throughout
the year for enthusiasts looking to learn more. The local orchid society has also planted a selection of Jamaican
orchid species in the large trees of the Bellfield Great
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Christopher Columbus, who stumbled upon the New World
and Jamaica in 1494, is thought to be the first to have
brought sugarcane to Jamaica. But while the Spaniards
sought to cultivate the land using forced, native labour,
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industry. Hence, the foundation for Jamaica's sugar
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S. iy Oliver Cromwell despatched an expedition to the Caribbean
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Cr amagiey, which was led by Admiral Penn and General
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with considerable fortifications. Fearing the anger of
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by taking the nearby and much less stoutly defended
island of Jamaica.
The arrival of the British, the world's increased demand
for sugar and the subsequent transformation of the island
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economic unit more valuable to the British Empire than
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of sugar became one of the major driving forces
behind the "Triangular Trade", which provided substantial quantities of venture
capital for the industrial revolution and the development of the western European economy. Named from the
three routes that formed a triangle; the "outward passage" carried manufactured goods from Europe to Africa;
the "middle passage" carried African captives and commodities from Africa to the Americas or the Caribbean;
and the "homeward passage" carried sugar, tobacco, rum, rice, cotton and other goods back to Europe.
By the 1730s, Britain had become the largest slave trading country in the world and it is estimated that 12
million Africans were enslaved in the course of the transatlantic slave trade, 3.4 million of them on ships of the
British Empire. Wrenched from the Ashanti, Cormorante, Mandingo and Yoruba tribes of West Africa, they were
bought from African slave traders and shipped across the Atlantic to Kingston, where the slaves who had
survived the "middle passage" were fattened up and auctioned off for prices between 25 300.
In the midst of this human tragedy, Jamaica's English planters grew immensely wealthy from sugar. Sugar was
gold and the proliferation of sugar plantations, each with their own processing facilities, sprung up. Between
1792 and 1799 some 84 new sugar estates were established, more than half of them in St. Ann, Trelawny and
St. James and at its peak, the British colony of Jamaica counted a total of 830 sugar estates. Other islands
were similarly engaged, but none approaching the significance of Jamaica.
The cultivation of sugarcane and coffee by African slave labour made Jamaica one of the most valuable
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of a work force. Since the regions' indigenous peoples had perished from diseases brought over from Europe,
and Europeans suffered with the climate and tropical diseases, Africans were soon found to be excellent workers.
Often experienced with agriculture, they were accustomed to physical labour in a tropical climate and resistant
to tropical diseases. As the demand for cheap labour on plantations in the "New World" grew, enslaved Africans
soon became the most valuable commodity for European traders. Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries, Jamaica remained the world's largest sugar exporter. Both the United States and Continental Europe
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possessions in the world for more than 150 years. During the 18th century, ownership of a Jamaican sugar
plantation was an insignia of privilege and success, displayed by richly appointed carriages ostentatiously
parading by during London's social seasons. Indeed, the Monarchy, aristocracy and nobility of Britain, held
proprietorship in Jamaica's sugar industry as an indication of tremendous wealth and economic power. On
account of the Empire's extraordinary profits, the British Monarchy overlooked the appalling practices of
privateering and legalised piracy, condoning the existence of a rogue society built on greed and savagery. In
fact, the lure of this lucrative trade so corrupted the British justice system, that persons charged with petty
offences, were often threatened with hanging and offered "transportation" to the colonies as alternative
punishment, such was the zeal to keep the sweet mills turning.


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The proliferation of Scottish and Irish names in Jamaica is a
direct consequence of the sugar industry, whose plantation
management predominantly came from Irish and Scottish
citizens harshly treated within the stratified English society.
However, the early 19th century saw a combination of adverse
economic factors leading to a decline in sugar plantations,
including costliness of slaves, changes of land use and
alternative sugar sources, notably European beet. Sugar output
reached 101,194 tonnes in 1805, but this position was
a -:- unsustainable and production began to slide downwards,
reaching a low of 4,969 tonnes in 1913. By 1834, the number
of sugar plantations had dropped to 670. Twenty years later,
the number had further decreased to 330 and by the turn of
c the century, only 125 plantations were still operational.
M In 1937, British Tate & Lyle plc, which also owned Monymusk
sugar estate, established the Frome Sugar Factory A renewed
(Photoyllrbanlmage.tv/Wayoner Apes) industry reached its pinnacle in 1965, when it produced over
500,000 tons of sugar, but both production and productivity have since declined considerably. In its evolved
state, the industry has developed into one providing housing, rehabilitation programmes, price stabilisation and
welfare services for its workers, as well as repatriation of industry ownership. Career opportunities and employment
in the sugar industry have also been vital to local communities and micro businesses, which depend on sugar
cane and sugar production for their viability and livelihood.
Jamaica gained independence on August 6, 1962, remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and
long enjoyed preferential market access as a member of the British Commonwealth, including through the 1973
treaty of Rome which preserved preferential status for Jamaican sugar within the European Community. However,
since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules on international trade laws which govern trade relationships
between countries found such preferential arrangements illegal, Jamaica is now subject to the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA) in a new mode of free trade.
Today, only seven sugar factories are in operation on the island. While Monymusk, Frome, Bernard Lodge, Long
Pond and Duckenfield are all government controlled, Appleton and Worthy Park remain in private ownership. A
factory that has been owned and operated uninterrupted by the same family since 1670, Worthy Park has a
fabulous history. Acquired in 1975, Bernard Lodge was previously owned by United Brands, while Long Pond
belonged to the Robertson Family of Scotland. Still active sugar producers, both are slated for privatization.
Appleton Estate is of course famous for its world class rum production and tourists can personally visit its 125
year old operation and taste its products first hand.
As a consequence of factory closures during the 1960's and 1970's, several old sugar estates
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Palmyra Resort & Spa luxury condo-hotel. A historical tribute to both the sugar and the tourist industry, the
area of Rose Hall encompasses what was once the home to several sugar plantations, among them Rose Hall,
Cinnamon Hill and The Palmyra. While the remains of the old Cinnamon Hill sugar factory and its aqueduct can
be still viewed from its namesake golf course, the fabulous Palmyra Resort & Spa is named by the neighboring
sugar plantation called The Palmyra. And in the midst of this incredible history sits the refurbished Rose Hall
Great House, a modern day tourist attraction that visitors claim remains haunted by the infamous Annie Palmer,
the "White Witch" of Rose Hall, who ruled the plantation with a legendary iron hand. Additionally, the recently
opened Grand Palladium in Hanover sits on sugar factory land, which was owned by five generations of the
eminent Hall family between 1710 and 1830.
A number of significant changes have occurred in the industry during 490 years of sugar production in Jamaica.
Although the industry's contribution to the national income, employment and export earnings has declined, it
remains the largest single employer of labour as well as the largest industry within the agricultural sector.
The production of sugar cane is now shared by some 12,000 independent cane farmers who produce just over
50 per cent of the cane processed. Primitive production methods have given way to a modem centralised
system, and an average annual production of 213,775 tonnes during the last two decades. With the necessary
injection of capital, increased efficiency, industrial harmony and a stable economic environment, the outlook is
positive and the industry should progress steadily towards its production target of 300,000 tonnes per year.

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ECO-FRIENDLY TRI-GENERATION "..


PLANT TO POWER THE PALMYRA


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f Dennis Morrison is a well known Caribbean economist and analyst who formerly occupied the post
of Chief Technical Director in the Cabinet Office's Development Division and served as Chairman of
the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Airport Authority of Jamaica. Central to the creation of
R Jamaica's Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development, Morrison spearheaded the drive that
secured record foreign investment in the sector and under his leadership, the Airport Authority of Jamaica undertook major
expansion and modernisation programmes at both Norman Manley (Kingston) and Sangster International Airports (Montego Bay).

As part of its 300-unit condominium and hotel development, The Palmyra Resort & Spa in Montego Bay is
constructing an eco-friendly, high efficiency tri-generation (Tri-Gen) plant to produce its own electricity, steam
and air conditioning. The USS20 million power plant, which will commence operation on November 1st 2009,
is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and will produce 95/ less greenhouse emissions than other generating
plants on the island. Importantly, it will be hurricane-resistant, with on-site fuel supplies to last for over 20 days
in the event of an emergency.
Located on 16 acres of pristine white sand beachfront in Montego Bay's elite enclave of Rose Hall, The Palmyra
is being developed in accordance with standards that will ensure environmental sustainability, a prime goal of
Jamaica's Tourism Master Plan. The Master Plan, which serves as the roadmap for the development of the
sector, recognizes the environment as the essence of Jamaica's tourism product and, hence, attaches the
highest priority to its preservation. With its increased efficiency and extremely low greenhouse emission levels,
The Palmyra's tri-generation system will therefore contribute to the achievement of this long-term goal and the
enhancement of the local tourism product.


Unlike a normal power system, The Palmyra's Tri-Gen 4
plant will simultaneously produce mechanical energy lin. It
will be converted into electricity, heat and cooling wirl. I111111i
Propane Gas (LPG) as the initial fuel source. Accord.iiy u Willia r V
Clark, president of Distributed Generation Marketing Services Jamaica Ltd.
(DGMS), this fuel source will provide cost savings, as a greater percentage of the energy is utilised
compared with other fuels. Additionally, it is nearly completely green. Stated Clark, on a recent tour of the plant
with Janet Silvera, Editor of local tourism trade publication Hospitality Jamaica, "Liquid Propane Gas is nearly
completely green, it has almost no greenhouse gas emissions. However, we are considering plans to make the
plant 100 percent green in the future, by switching to the use of bio-gas, which is produced from sewage.
In addition to the positive environmental impact that may arise from the use of biological waste, there are
foreign exchange savings to be derived from avoiding the importation of Liquid Propane Gas at a time Jamaica's
export earnings are falling due to the global economic downturn. Clark also explained that the generating
systems installed in this trailblazing power plant, allow for the recycling of waste energy which will further
contribute to its efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Once up and running, the plant will have an electrical generating capacity of 3.2 megawatts, steam capacity of
15.000 PPH (pounds per hour), and 1.725 tons of refrigeration. The electricity supply will be in excess of what
is required to support more than 250 U.S. homes and enough air conditioning to cool 425 homes. With two
turbine-driven co-generation systems and two reciprocating engine-driven generating systems, the power plant
will provide full backup for the electrical load at The Palmyra giving the resort the capability of operating with
or without the public electricity supply system.


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Plant Manager Dave Stamp (left) with DGMS President Bill Clark (Photo:Heidilech)
In keeping with their commitment to ensure conformity with local building, environmental and safety standards,
the developers of The Palmyra power plant will complete a full environmental impact assessment and receive
and comply with all duly approved licences from the relevant national and local regulatory agencies before
the plant is put into operation. Programmes to monitor and control effluent and emissions, hazardous material
and fuel storage, as well as institute internal safety, fire protection and noise abatement measures will also
be implemented.
Opened in December 2009, The Palmyra is the third new resort to be developed in Jamaica's tourism capital,
since the mid-2000s. The expansion in Montego Bay's room capacity is well timed to complement the modern
Convention Centre presently under construction in the Rose Hall enclave and the recently completed
redevelopment and expansion of MBJ Sangster International Airport, the new North Coast Highway other
infrastructure development that has taken place. Together, these investments have raised Montego Bay's standing
as a leading Caribbean resort destination.
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, developer Robert T. Trotta is predicting that The Palmyra along
with his next project, Celebration Jamaica "... will prove to be the 'tipping point' for unprecedented growth
in both tourism and property values in Jamaica". According to Trotta, the next decade will come to be known
in Jamaican history as the moment in time Jamaica established itself as "the Tourist and Financial Capital of
the Caribbean".









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THE SIMOS' LOVE STORY WITH JAMAICA


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The story of how Heinz Simonitsch ended up in
Jamaica commenced almost 5 decades ago. After
completing his education at the College of Hotel
Management in Austria and spending 3 years as a
trainee in Switzerland, the young Simonitsch decided
to go to Montreal to visit with his French-Canadian
girlfriend. Remembers "Simo", who says that he did
Snot feel particularly welcomed by the Canadians, "It
was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer!
It was not for me."


S Contemplating jobs in either the Rocky Mountains or
Bermuda in 1953, a fellow Austrian living in Bermuda
gave him the inside scoop on the Atlantic island: the
pay was not that great, but the girls were fabulous and
the beaches were nice. Heinz took the hint and ended
: up working at Bermuda's Elbow Beach for the next 10
Heinz on the beach in Bermuda in 1960. years, marrying a Scottish Canadian and opening an
import business for European wines and products. Says Heinz, "Since I could not ski in Bermuda, I got into
sailing and became famous for always finishing last in the regattas with my boat 'Taboo'. I had a wonderful
time and eventually, I won an international regatta!"
At a French friend's dinner, a fellow Austrian told him that the shareholders of Half Moon in Jamaica were
looking for a General Manager. Two Bermudans, who were among the 15 shareholders of the property, were
determined to hire the GM of their choice. When a few of the shareholders gathered in Bermuda to interview
him in March 1963, Heinz never said much because they started arguing about how to run Half Moon and
forgot to ask him any questions. One month later, he read about a rioting incident in Jamaica in the newspaper
and was relieved that the job interview had not worked out.
Then, two months later, he was requested to meet with Rosser Reeves, a Half Moon shareholder, in New York
and fly to Jamaica with him. When the GM at the hotel in Bermuda was reluctant to give him the time off and
tried to convince Heinz' wife to make him stay in Bermuda, the contrarian minded hotelier was not swayed. He
explains, "I took that as a sign that I should go!"
Once at Half Moon, Heinz stayed incognito at Rosser Reeves' cottage, the first man to do a presidential TV-
campaign for President Eisenhower. Shortly after arriving back in Bermuda, he was offered the job. "I told the
shareholders that they could hire me for 1 year with no obligations, during which both parties could terminate
the contract," Heinz explains. 6 weeks later, on July 17, 1963, he arrived in Jamaica to a closed, 81 room Half
Moon hotel, overstaffed with 189 employees and 1 couple booked for its upcoming re-opening.
After the first financial year and a profit of US$20,000, the Half Moon owners were happy because Heinz had


inherited a loss of US200,000. The shareholders
agreed to reinvest all the profits into the 81 room hotel,
and Heinz signed on for two more 5 year contracts, "I
am a man of compromise, I see the picture in the
distance." Shortly thereafter, he got a loan to build 24
more rooms and over the next 4 decades, the hotelier
bought the Colony Hotel next door and 55 adjacent
acres to expand the property. When the hotel became
a profitable venture again in 1979, the resort had 400
rooms, 54 villas, 13 tennis courts, 6 pools, 5
restaurants, a Conference Centre, the MoBay Hope
Medical Center, a 4,000 square foot shopping village
and a school.
One would have thought that this efficient Austrian
personality was destined to end up on a direct collision
course with the laid back personality of the Jamaicans
working at Half Moon, but somewhere over the next HRH Prince Charles, 18, chats to Heinz during a Royal visit to Half
decade, the staff learned to love, respect and even Moon on his way to the Commonwealth Games in Kingston in 1968.
admire their forceful leader. Perhaps it was Heinz' dedication to excellence, his refusal to accept less than the
best, and his focus on creating a well run hotel with high service standards that eventually created a common
ground. Remembers Simonitsch, "Years later, I met a worker who got fired during the early days. He thanked
me for it, because it was an eye-opener for him. Now, he does really well."
Over the years, Simonitsch faced and conquered many challenges, including the reconstruction of the hotel
after two hurricanes and rebuilding of the central facilities following a fire. He was the first to computerize a
hotel in Jamaica, the first to achieve an induction into the Green Hotel Hall of Fame and is widely credited with
bringing the Japanese market to Half Moon around the Olympic Games in Atlanta in the 1982, a market that
held firm until 9/11. A playground for the rich & famous, Half Moon has hosted celebrities including HRH Queen
Elizabeth, HRH Prince Charles and Monaco's Royal family, just to name a few of the luminaries who have
enjoyed the allure of the resort's authentic, colonial atmosphere over the years.
Elisabeth first came to Jamaica in 1985 when her father, a retired politician, asked through a friend in Vienna
if Heinz could accommodate his daughter as a trainee at the hotel. After Heinz' first wife died, romance
blossomed. Explains Heinz, "We had to keep the relationship a secret for quite some time." But then, hurricane
Gilbert hit the island and the two experienced the gut wrenching anxiety of finding themselves in separate
locations, not knowing if the other was safe and sound. Explains Elisabeth, "That is when we realized that this
was the real thing." Despite differences in both religion and age, the couple got married at Trident Castle in Port
Antonio in October 1991 followed by a second wedding in Austria in April 1992.
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Today, the Simonitsch's have 3 Jamaican born and bred children who all speak patois and English to perfection,
Alexander (14), Madeleine (17), who is studying in Miami and Christina (20), currently attending College of
Hotel Management in Innsbruck, Austria, in good family tradition. The service gene has clearly been absorbed
into the offspring's blood. Get an invitation for dinner at the "Simos" and Elisabeth will cook up the most
delicious creations, which can only be matched by her decorative table presentations. Invariably, you will be
waited on by one of the daughters who smilingly serve up the string of dishes coming out of the kitchen.
"I love to create my own dishes, often with unique combinations of local produce, vegetables and fruits from
my own garden. Who can pick avocados from their own trees?" says Elisabeth, who has loved cooking and
entertaining ever since she was a little girl growing up in the environment of a family hotel in Austria's beautiful
Tyrol region, a fact that wasn't lost on her best friends Noa Jensch and Michelle Daswani who finally talked her
into publishing a cookbook. A lover of everything culinary, she is readily at hand to help anyone who needs
assistance in the kitchen.
Elisabeth is clearly the perfect match for her husband. Aside from their ardent infatuation with the hospitality
business, the two also share a passion for helping. Heinz' first fundraising event was crab racing, an activity he
started at the Half Moon. "We had guests bet on the crabs! 25% was donated to the school and church in Mt.
Zion, but since the church had a moral objection to taking money from gambling we would have Half Moon
issue a check, which was ok," he explains. Heinz is also the person who brought SOS Children's Villages to
Jamaica, "My father made me promise to give time and money to the underprivileged." This sense of responsibility,
Heinz and Elisabeth have made sure to pass on to their own children, who are also involved in charity work,
"You have to get yourself involved in the community and it is important they learn that everyone is not as fortunate
as them. A little help can go a long way, and lots of people and organizations got involved in the SOS Village."
Elisabeth contributes to the local community in so many ways that it is hard to keep up. For Heinz' 70th birthday,
she asked people to give contributions to the Heinz Simonitsch Educational Trust, the non-profit school that
Heinz started at the Half Moon Shopping Village in 1997 As the Chairperson of the School, Elisabeth is actively
involved with the children. "There are 240 children of 19 different nationalities," she explains. The school is
currently planning their annual international lunch, where children are assigned a country to research and
present, while the parents are enrolled to cook typical meals. For the last two years, Elisabeth has also organized
the annual Christmas Fair, to raise money for children with AIDS, an event she inherited when her friend Noa
Jensch moved to Hong Kong. Prior to the
fair, the sound of her making table mats,
S napkins and other sale items on her
S sewing machine carries throughout the
house at all hours.
Although both are of Austrian birth, there
is absolutely no hesitation when you ask
Heinz and Elisabeth what they call home.
Affirms the couple, "Home is here." And
l ike the "Simos" have made Jamaica
their homeland, Jamaica and its people
have irrefutably adopted them. When
someone broke into Arcadia, their country
house in the mountains of Duncans,
9 Trelawny, the local villagers were so
~enraged that they tracked down the
culprits and made them bring the stolen
items back one by one.
A current shareholder in Half Moon, Heinz
retired from his 39 years as General
Heinz (middle) and Johnny Cash (right) with a friend at the SOS Village for the
dedication of the "Johnny Cash House", donated by Cash in 1971. The house is still Manager in 2002, to spend more time
there today.


Heinz welcomes HRH Queen Elizabeth on a Royal visit to Half Moon in 1998.


d Elizabeth with Alex in the middle. With the Royal family of Monaco in 1991. Prince Rainier Ill of Monaco, Elisabeth Simonitsch,
Pierre Casiraghi, HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi and
Heinz Simonitsch.
with his family. But it didn't take Austria's Consul General to Jamaica long to get back into the midst of the
action, albeit this time in his homeland. The couple has recently finished building a fabulous hotel in the town
of Lienz, Austria. Heinz explains how the project came about, "We found this little town of Lienz, where there
was not much tourism. Actually, we were there to enjoy the peace and quiet." An avid reader, Heinz would read
The Economist and watch news on TV. In the mornings, he would stroll to town and have interesting discussions
with a group of local men over a cup of coffee. He explains, "One day the Mayor asked me to build a hotel in
Lienz so that tourists would have a nice place to stay." And that is how the couple ended up with the recently
opened 5-star Grandhotel Lienz, a wellness and gourmet hotel with medical facilities for executive health
programs. With 76 suites, 5 restaurants, spa, indoor & outdoor swimming pool and medical services, the couple
has a lot to be proud of. Says Heinz, "We will host the annual convention for the Austrian Ferrari Club next
year." www.grandhotel-lienz.com. With the opening of the new hotel, the couple is splitting their time between
Austria and Jamaica. "Jamaica is our home, but the future depends on what our children will do and where
they choose to go to school," says Elisabeth.
Simonitsch points to the additions of new flights to Montego
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Hamilton and his wonderful partner Judy Farmer,

Sj both true entertainers, talked to us on the gorgeous
terrace of their Spring Farm villa. An avid traveler
S iiwho has frequently sojourned throughout Europe,
is Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Hamilton
delighted us with countless engaging stories from
his journeys around the world. Whatever vacation
you have dreamed of doing, he has already done,
clearly evidenced by his large collection of
foreign, personal treasures such as the prominent
entrance door made from leather and camel
bones from Marrakesh. Over the last year alone
the couple has already travelled to Egypt's Cairo
and the Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai.
Plans are afoot to visit Morocco's Marrakesh,
their favorite city, and the African country of
A joyful day, Courtney's graduation from Howard University Senegal later this year. He remembers; "The
School of Law in 1971 (Photo:ourtesyol iffanyHamilton) night-time horse race in Marrakesh is my
most unforgettable experience." According to Hamilton, he and Judy also love the city's many souks where
they haggle away, heaven on earth for lovers of leather and crafts. Bob Marley's fan-base even reaches Marrakesh,
a fact that Hamilton uses to the fullest when trading in the local souks where he makes frequent use of Bob
Marley T-shirts in lieu of money.
Born in Adelphi, Montego Bay, Hamilton completed his secondary education at Kingston College, before continuing
on to Howard University in Washington at the age of 17 to study law. After successfully completing the New
York bar exam, Hamilton was offered a job at Skadden Arps the largest law firm in the US. Remembers
Hamilton; "In those days there weren't many black law firms so when I was ready to move on 5 years later, I
decided to forge my own path." Like a true Jamaican, Hamilton started his own law firm together with two
other black lawyers, one of whom was also from Jamaica. In 1976, the law office of "Hamilton, Addison and
Moore" was born. Hamilton remembers the early days as exciting times; The support of the Jamaican community
was unparalleled. They really took pride in having access to a Jamaican attorney." In the 70s, the practice
negotiated the purchase of a building on New York City's 57th Avenue for the Jamaican Progressive League, an
off-shoot of the People's National Party (PNP), at the time the largest purchase by a Jamaican firm outside of
Jamaica. During the Attica Prison riots, Hamilton was one of the attorneys called in to assist with the "cooling
down" process and the subsequent change in legislation for the inmates.
Over the years, "Hamilton, Addison and Moore" has grown in both reputation and stature. With his uncle being
the first black real estate broker in Brooklyn, Hamilton has been actively involved in real estate both through
client representation and through his own real estate acquisitions. Explains Hamilton; "The rapidly growing
community of Jamaicans in New York coupled with the strong Jamaican desire for property ownership, led to
a boost in activity. Explains Hamilton; "Everyone was either actively searching for or had already bought some
form of real estate." But for Jamaicans, the connection to their homeland has always been powerful. "Deep
down, all Jamaicans want to own something back home." Gradually, more and more clients needed legal advice
regarding the purchase or ownership of properties in Jamaica, and the law practice was booming. Many were
already handling property they had inherited or owned with other family members "back home."
Like many of his clients, Hamilton also wanted to own something in his country of birth. It was, in fact, real
estate that eventually brought the former ex-pat back home to live. His first local real estate acquisition was in


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1984, when he bought a property in front of the
Montego Bay airport. In 1988, Hamilton purchased the
62 room Buccaneer Beach Hotel on lower Kent Avenue
off the Montego Bay Hip Strip, a property which today
is home to his island law practice. 3 years later, he
S- purchased the Malvern Hotel, a 9 acre property across
from MBJ airport that presented great value at the
time. After attending Norman Manley Law School in
Kingston and passing the Jamaican bar exam in 1991,
Hamilton returned to his native shores to open the
Jamaican arm of his law practice. An avid purchaser
of real estate to this day, Hamilton bought a beachfront
Idlers' Rest, a great hideaway on Jamaica's South oast property in Black River on the island's South Coast
(Photo: ourtesvof Tifanyvaminlon) only 2 years ago, a property which he has turned into
the "Idlers' Rest" boutique hotel. Smiles Hamilton; "It's a small hotel, so it's a challenge, but it's manageable."
While Hamilton personally has 35 years experience at law, his brother Reginald and his sister-in-law Deborah
have practiced law for 25 years combined. Today, Hamilton's daughter Tiffany represents the family's new
generation of lawyers. While her father works his magic in the real estate business, Tiffany first continue thh-
family's legacy of law as a prosecutor in New York. But when Hamilton re-grew his roots in native soil, it -l :ii,-
increasingly important for him to rebuild his family's connection to Jamaica. Thus, Hamilton asked his daiulrl-
to join his local law practice. Explains Hamilton, "After much coercion, she decided to take the same ro,:l iri a
her father travelled nearly 2 decades earlier." Tiffany, who successfully passed the Jamaican bar exam :h,-i
attending the Norman Manly Law School, now practices law together with her dad part-time. Says Li I
father proudly, "She also lectures in law at the University of Technology in Kingston."
A preferred choice among his countrymen for legal services, Hamilton's practice represents a higher
percentage of Jamaican clients residing in New York than any other firm. It was through some of his ,
high-end clients from New York that he was introduced to The Palmyra Resort & Spa in Rose Hall,
one of Hamilton's proudest investments. States Hamilton, "My clients chose The Palmyra for several
reasons, the main one being value for money. The Palmyra is the pearl of the Caribbean and represents
a pride of purchase to the Jamaican buyer that is unparalleled. It is simply superb that such a real estate
opportunity is within reach, not just as an investment but as a retirement option."
Continues Hamilton, "There is such pride connected with owning a unit in a facility such as The Palmyra. It
offers the most value for money in the western hemisphere; Barbados, Antigua and Anguilla are all 5 to 6 times


the prices of a similar unit at The Palmyra." Affirms the lawyer determinedly, "It's the type of investment that
every Jamaican who can afford to purchase, ought to. It is safe, sound and cannot be matched by any other
investment vehicle that one can find within the Caribbean."
After some quiet reflection, Hamilton says that he is totally satisfied, comfortable and happy with The Palmyra
and praises Bob Trotta and his staff for their hard and dedicated work in bringing a dream to reality. "In the
early years, purchasing a condominium at a place like The Palmyra would have been a pipe dream to me as a
young, upcoming lawyer. "Hamilton recalls running and playing through the underground tunnels leading to the
Rose Hall Great House as a child. "It represents a huge pride of purchase that tugs at the strings of my heart."
According to Hamilton, the decision to purchase was easy. "The Palmyra offers value for money and stability.
The track record of developer Bob Trotta was also very important to me." Hamilton looks forward to the soon
approaching day when he and Judy can share a bottle of wine on the terrace of his residence at The Palmyra
Resort & Spa.
Courtney Hamilton with daughter Tiffany and Palmyra Sales Executive Caryll Mullings-McDonald
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Capturing the magical essence of Jamaica and skillfully designed by Miami-based architect Joe Andriola, vice
president and principal of SB Architects, many of the architectural cues have been taken from the British colonial
architecture of Jamaica's past and the development provides an integrated mix of structures and landscaped
spaces, woven together to create an elegantly relaxed resort environment. Beaches, pools, gardens and amenities
create wonderful recreational spaces for the residents, who will be able to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle that rivals
the best resorts in the world. Says Joe Andriola, "The size of the overall development has allowed us to design
public amenity buildings that are generous in scope and diverse in location such as an oceanfront restaurant,
a magnificent Club House and a very exclusive spa facility."
Palms trees, grass and flowers are now being planted to give the property that lush, tropical feeling. Finishes
Andriola, "We are truly excited to be a part of this project. As designers, it affords us with the opportunity to
create not only a luxurious residential product but also a true resort village with a large variety of building types
and scales, a rich mix of outdoor spaces and a range of dramatic views."




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indoor/outdoor sound system, premium cable HDTV, high-speed internet access, imported custom tile and
furnishings and premier appliances.
Named 'One of the Top 10 Most Exciting Home Developments in the World' by the prestigious Travel +
Leisure Magazine, The Palmyra provides a ground floor real estate opportunity to purchase a condominium
or villa within a lush private sanctuary. It is easy to imagine yourself relaxing on the balcony of your own
tropical island home gazing out at amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. Model units are open to parties
interested in exploring the magic of luxury living at The Palmyra.


In addition to the Clubhouse, the stand alone Palmyra ESPA facility and 11 villas, the property features 3 towers
named Sabal Palm, Silver Palm and Sentry Palm, totaling 299 residences. Each of the residences is carefully
positioned to capture the unique views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, featuring generous balconies to extend
the living space outside, allowing residents and guests to fully enjoy the wonderful climate.


Designed by Susan Harmsworth, founder and CEO of ESPA, the award-winning spa designer who according to
Conde Nast Traveler counts 5 of the world's top 10 best spas among her designs, The Palmyra ESPA will rival
the world's best in body and soul services. Open-air porticos surrounding a reflecting lily-pond provide a tranquil
space that takes full advantage of the wonderful views, creating a perfect atmosphere for the two-storey luxury
spa. A state of the art fitness center is also available on property.
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According to Travel + Leisure, Rose Hall, Jamaica is the Best Golf Resort in
the Caribbean and residents of The Palmyra will enjoy privileged membership
to Rose Hall's three golf courses: White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon,
representing 54 holes of spectacular golf within a one mile radius of the
resort. With the transitioning trade winds that make every round a newfound
experience, it is easy to see why many will consider golf to be the crown jewel of this remarkable new
resort community.


Palmyra residents and guests can enjoy sunbathing at two magnificent pools or at The Palmyra's spectacular
white sand beach with an abundance of palm trees. More than US$3.5 million has been invested in the creation
of an environmentally friendly, natural ecosystem and the preservation of existing marine life on The Palmyra
coastline. 23,000 sq.ft. of marine sea grass and 97 coral heads including finger coral, star coral, starlet, hill and
fire corals have been relocated offshore to enable dredging of the bottom to provide a clear, sandy swimming
beach. Beachside amenities include cabanas, restaurant services, snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports.



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serves a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual fare is served at the Beach Bar & Grill or at the
Gourmet Shop and 24-hour in-room dining is available to guests who prefer to enjoy a relaxed meal in the
privacy of their residences.


With 13,000 indoor square feet and 10,000 square feet of outdoor function space, The Palmyra offers all the
conveniences and capabilities to make everything from a destination wedding to an executive retreat a truly
special occasion. Fully furnished meeting rooms can be customized in different sizes to suit the specific needs
of any meeting, conference or corporate event. Additional amenities include business center, ballroom and a
picturesque gazebo at the end of a beautiful 300 feet boardwalk to create a truly unique wedding spot with
panoramic ocean views. Additionally, the Palmyra is located directly across from the new Montego Bay Convention
Centre currently under construction.


All needs and requests by residents are taken care of by a personal concierge at The Palmyra. Whether on-site
activities or adventures outside of Rose Hall are on the day's schedule, the skilled concierge staff takes pride
in making each and every guest's vacation unique and memorable from stocking refrigerators with choice
products, partnering guests with the best island guides available or simply arranging restaurant reservations,
tee times or babysitters. On hand to ensure no detail of the journey is overlooked throughout the duration of a
resident's stay, The Palmyra's concierge staff provides insight to all of Jamaica's unique activities and addresses
special needs any time of day.




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With more than 430 members in 80 countries, The Palmyra is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World,
the largest global brand of luxury hotels, resorts and spas. Demanding, modern travelers increasingly reach for
the directory of The Leading Hotels of the World when booking their vacations and properties have to pass
rigorous requirements to become members.

The Palmyra Resort & Spa has partnered with premier management company West Paces, who will operate
and market the exquisite Caribbean retreat under their SolTs Hotels & Resorts brand. Operated like a 5-star
hotel, The Palmyra also welcomes guests for shorter stays. Carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled
guests, the SolTs brand is developed by President and CEO Horst Schulze and his team of hospitality experts
around a concept that combines a new sense of luxury with superior customer service. Says the legendary
Schulze, who gained worldwide fame as the mastermind of the Ritz-Carlton brand, "SolTs will create an atmosphere
in which residents will feel special to live and guests will wish they lived!"

Brought to life by the Resort Properties Group, a highly-respected development company with more than 25
years of expertise in creating spectacular luxury real estate and hotel communities in Europe, the developer
has been approved for a casino license that includes sports book and table games such as Roulette, Craps,
Blackjack and Baccarat. The Palmyra forms the cornerstone of the island's first casino & resort development of
"Celebration Jamaica", a USS1,8B master plan development set to be rolled out on 65 acres of oceanfront land
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* Private, palm tree-lined white sand
swimming beach
* Two swimming pavilions
* Clubhouse with ballroom and
extensive meeting space
* Elegant or relaxed dining at three
on-site restaurants
* 30,000 square-foot world-class
destination ESPA


* Personal Attendants, Concierges and Chefs
* Golf privileges to Rose Hall's top
three courses
* Full service property management,
voluntary rental program and short
term rentals
* Competitive mortgage financing available
* Amazing ocean views


Call Jamaica Toll Free: 1 888 PALMYRA or 953-9787 Visit The Palmyra Sales Center at The Palms', adjacent
to the Ritz-Carlton and only a mile from Half Moon resort. FREE TRANSPORTATION will be arranged.
R WWW.THEPALMYRA.COM


Breathtaking view of the Caribbean from the 9th floor of SilverPalm
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THE CARIBBEAN'S MOST


LUXURIOUS SPA FACILITY


Founded by luxury spa authority Susan Harmsworth, ESPA is lauded throughout the world for its holistic,
therapeutic approach to achieve long-lasting health benefits that go beyond mere pampering, The
Palmyra ESPA will feature luxurious heat experiences, a Hibiscus Tea Lounge, relaxation rooms, 14
treatment rooms, three private VIP suites and two outdoor vitality pools with adjacent relaxation
areas in addition to a hair salon and a finishing studio for manicures and pedicures, Says
Laura Boss, ESPA Project Director for The Palmyra, "We couldn't ask for a more perfect
location than The Palmyra. The design of the spa reflects a modern interpretation of the
British-inspired architectural heritage of the West Indies where natural finishes and
earth tones of green, beige, gray and black evoke a feeling of the Caribbean and a
real sense of place."
Guests entering the spa are ushered into a serene refuge that activates each
of the senses with bespoke aromatherapy, lighting and music, ESPA guests
are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes before their treatment to
take advantage of the heat and cool experiences. Spa goers can
alternate between hot and cold by means of Tropical Rain Showers,
Finnish Saunas, an Aromatic Steam Room and a crushed ice
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facial treatments, body treatments and massages, additional indigenous touches can be seen in welcome
refreshment, locally-crafted beaded wristbands provided to guests upon check-in, as well as a variety of
African inspired staff uniforms, ESPA has created over 50 treatments, signature journeys with native
Jamaican ingredients that authentically resonate with the Caribbean island, ranging from locally
inspired Signature Journeys, Advanced Facial Treatments, Contouring Body Treatments, Men's
Treatments, Body Massages, Salon Services, Bridal Treatments and Day Spa Packages. Most
treatment rooms boast private balconies with views of lush tropical gardens or towering
mountains as well as private showers while 3 private VIP suites each offer outdoor
terraces and steam rooms, deep soaking bathtubs, shower and changing areas. After
treatments, guests are invited to the spa's oceanfront terrace for further rest and
relaxation, Says Laura Boss: "The Palmyra ESPA is a destination which will
allow guests to spend hours enjoying new experiences."
Starting with the rigorous and comprehensive five week ESPA training program,
the team of therapists at The Palmyra ESPA will set the benchmark for the
Caribbean spas in terms of skill and quality of therapists. Therapists
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FORA VACATION OR FOREVER THE CHOICE IS YOURS
The Palmyra, a Solis Resort & Spa; a natural hideaway that magically captures the essence of Jamaica in a quaint tropical island setting.This elegant
sanctuary offers luxury living and accommodations in spacious condominiums and villas. Enjoy premier amenities that include the Caribbean's
most spectacular signature spa, ESPA, three restaurants, private chefs and butlers, two swimming pools, private beach and 54 holes of championship
golf Residences are available starting from the mid US$400's.
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THE ARCHITECT OF REGGAE


While the bass guitar typically provides the chord
sequence and establishes the beat of a song, the
melodic bass line with which Family Man rocks his
melodies is one of the most unique pulsations known
to reggae. His beat is so catchy that it has been known
to steal the limelight from the typically dominant lead
guitar, a fact can be easily detected in Bob Marley's
world-renowned Stir It Up and Could You Be Loved,
songs which make even a layman understand why this
talented musician has been appropriately named the
"Architect of Reggae."
In person, this maestro of music will surprise you with
his deep, melodic bass voice and his pleasant, humble
persona. Family Man has come a long way since the
days he was tinkering on a plywood cutout completed
with a curtain rod to make a one string bass guitar.
Dreaming of the Fender bass in the window of the
"Music Mart" he would pass on his way to work as an
apprentice welder, it soon became his goal to possess
his very own bass guitar. But not in his wildest fantasies--
could he have imagined the kind of journey life had in .
store for him. Some 50 years later, Fender Musical
Instruments Corporation specially creates a Family Man
signature bass guitar, which is meticulously tested and
tweaked by the genius until he finds it satisfactory. '"
Born in Kingston in 1946, Family Man was still a
teenager when Jamaica was going through its
transition from British rule to independence in 1962.
The island nation was developing in new directions and
"Fams", as he is affectionately called by his closest
friends, felt strongly drawn to the music scene.
Leaving school early, he joined the Jamaica Youth
Corps in the countryside of Manchester parish to stay
out of trouble. As the story goes, he met a few other ..I --
boys and formed the "Drive-In Cracker Boys." Some
homemade recordings were about as good as it got,
homemade recordings were about as good as it ot Bob Marley and Family Man live on stage in 1977 with Carly Barrett o
but importantly, Family Man got his first formal piano,
bass and guitar lessons and was exposed to the art of telling a story through music. Remembers the
guitarist, "I hated not being able to join the intellectual conversations. Through music, I finally found a way
to express myself."
Family Man has vivid memories of the black, green and gold of the new Jamaican flag displayed all over the
city upon his return to Kingston immediately after independence was declared. "It was a time of change and
hope," he says. In Kingston, the music scene was exploding. Influenced by African, Caribbean and American
rhythms, the 1960's melange of pulses evolved into the popular, slower phenomena of 'Ska' and 'Rocksteady',
the forerunners of the music genre that was to become one of Jamaica's most famous exports: Reggae.
In the capital, rhythms and melodies could be found around every street corner, and the musical talent also
reached into the Barrett home. Recalls Family Man, "My grandfather played many instruments and my father
was good on the harmonica." Growing up in the middle of a veritable music revolution and the euphoria of the
country's newly gained independence would greatly influence Barrett.
Together with his younger brother Carly, who was similarly infected by the music bug, the brothers would collect
various sizes of paint buckets and pieces of aloy from the streets, which they nailed to a board so that Carly
would have a cymbal to whack. And so, "The Hippy Boys" duo was born and by late 1967, the Barrett brothers
were practicing hard to develop their own, original techniques on drums and bass guitar. Reminisces Family
Man, "Back in those days, people were listening to American music and we got our inspiration from the Bee


n drums


Gees, James Brown and Elvis Presley, just to name
a few." Perhaps this is where Fams acquired his
illustrious musical versatility from.
Not too many years later, the two brothers were to give
Bob Marley and The Wailers the unique sound and beat
which was to make the band world famous. In 1969,
SFamily Man and Carly were lured away from Lee Perry's
"Upsetters" to join Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter
Tosh, and the two were able to contribute their special
touch. Says Family Man, "We were the drum and the
o bass; the 'heartbeat' and 'backbone' of reggae.
/ r ii Belting out reggae hymns such as Lively Up Yourself
Trenchtown Rook, Duppy Conqueror and many more,
Bob Marley & The Wailers was signed by music
promoter Chris Blackwell of Island Records in 1971,
but it was not until Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left
the band three years later that Fams and Carly became
official Wailers on Marley's international breakthrough
album NattyDread Together with band members Junior
Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitars, Tyrone Downie
and Earl 'Wya' Lindo on keyboards and Alvin 'Seeco'
Patterson on percussion, the two brothers formed the
most prominent constellation of The Wailers, performing
with "I Three" backup singers; Judy Mowatt, Marcia
Griffith and Bob's wife Rita Marley.
Some say that Bob Marley would not have gotten the
title "King of Reggae" without the original Wailers and
their unique beat. However, the various incarnations of
the band has been recognized internationally for their
talent and long standing contribution to reggae music.
i- To this day, the The Wailer Band is still strongly
connected to Marley, and the most popular hymns are
still performed at their concerts, triggering fond
memories of the charismatic Bob's presence.
Bob Marley continued to perform with The Wailers until
(Photo: llrbanlmage.v/RicofD'ozario) his death in 1981, an unbeaten combination of
extraordinary talented people which led to the sale of more than 250 million albums worldwide and over 20
chart hits in England alone, including seven 'Top 10' entries. After the world lost the "King of Reggae", The
Wailers continued the icon's legacy, proudly carrying on its worldwide reggae mission under the leadership of
Family Man and Junior Marvin.
Rumor has it that the nickname Family Man was derived from the many children he has fathered, which by his
own account are approximately 40. The other version of the story is that Fams acquired the moniker due to his
aptitude for unifying the crew and keep "the family" together. Clearly, this particular gift is one of the chief
reasons Bob Marley and The Wailers catapulted to superstardom and recorded four albums, 1Din 1989, Majestic
Warriors in 1991, JAH Message in 1994 and My Friends in 1995 even after Marley's untimely passing in 1981.
When tragic circumstances led to his brother Carly's death in 1987, the continuation of The Wailers' legacy was
left solely in the hands of Family Man. Today, he is the only original "Wailer" who is still active in the group and
under his leadership the band continues to perform as "The Wailers Band."
Besides him, the group is completed by lead singers Elan Atlas and singer/songwriter Kevin Davy better known
as Yvad, keyboarder Keith Sterling, drummer Anthony Watson, Audley "Chizzy" Chisholm on rhythm guitar, Chico
Chin on trumpet, Everald Gayle on trombone, Brady Walters and Cegee Victory as background vocalists.
Continuing to enchant the masses, the band has teamed up with musical greats such as Sting, the Fugees,
Stevie Wonder, John Denver, Carlos Santana and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends Bunny Wailer and


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The Wailers Band: standing from left Family Man, lead guitarist Audley"Chizzy" Chisholm, trombonist Everald Gayle, Chico Chin on trumpet and
Anthony Watson on drums. Front row: lead singer Elan Atlas and keyboardist Keith Sterling (Photo: courtesy of Gorgeous PR)


Carrying on the legacy, Family Man and lead singer Yvad (Photo: courtesy of Gorgeous P)


Burning Spear in the past. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, The Wailers Band has
completed innumerable tours and played to an estimated 24 million :11ll :11i ii:,:: tlh gll-11 : iliii ling in II
territories such as Africa and the Far East. Their current 300 stui I- ii: ,-vI I Ti.ii :r111-11 111 rh,- [ Il ,-l "11- 1
States and covers several cities in Canada, United Kingdom, Neth-ihi I: I II l:I -!'1I, i11i11 1 1:1 iii i i A !i-ll,
and Paraguay, before the band heads back to the U.S. in early 21 I .. .
In addition to their many live performances, The Wailers Band is ,l 1111 :i111I- 1i II l I ll Iniii j .
light a number of unreleased beats written by Carly Barrett. The -ilIIII i 111 11 iii. Il:,-: r I1 11 1-. 11. 1 ll
showcase Family Man's mastery of the traditional roots reggae as 1,-1 r I HI-, rlh- II-: ii
ideas of the other band members. Says Family Man proudly, "WV- 111- 11-1 i.iii!
most of the material in Los Angeles using some old recordings .u 11, liiiiUn-i
drum lines and have built a brand new 'riddim' around it." Fa : 111 i .,.
forward to this musical treat in early 2010.
In addition to producing the absolute best in reggae music, The WViil:-i
Band is pioneering a global industry initiative committed in collabo IIII /
with the United Nations called the "I Went Hungry program." Thro'i! VJ
the program, the band donates part of their compensation ("ridEi
and money allocated by the venues for food, beverage or oth-i
items to the "I Went Hungry Fund." During shows, staff members
of "Friends of the World Food Program" and volunteers roam the
audience in "I Went Hungry" t-shirts, motivating the crowd to
help through donations and purchases of USS3.00 "I Went
Hungry" rubber wristbands. 100%/ of the donations are being
given to the World Food Program and directed towards the food
crisis in Ethiopia. To date, the program has rallied the entertainment
industry to feed nearly 100,000 children. Says Family Man: "It til-:
just 25 cents to provide one nourishing school meal for a hungry liii1 vv,-
are committed to helping." www.iwenthungry.org.
To this day, Family Man continues to find inspiration from other 1i !-111i .
and artists. He and Kenny Chesney, for instance, share a mutual ,,Iiiii ii[I.
for each other's music, a reverence, which led to The Wailers an I iliI-:I-,
performing Chesney's hit Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven and .1i-, .
Three Little Birds at last year's Country Music Awards and a joinr 11111
video. And despite working with The Wailers and several other ..I,, "j
greats, Family Man has released three solo albums; Family Mar,
Cobra Style: Lost Productions released in 1999 and Alone .
Microphone in 2005.
Follow the band's latest news on www.wailers.com. Fascinating Ill-ri '
about The Wailers Band and Jamaican music are also available in ii .II i
Masouri's biography The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers Wailing '.-
(ISBN: 9781846096891).
Upon arrival to Kingston's Altamont Court Hotel, we were greeted by John Masouri, a n I
respected journalist and close friend of "Family Man". A renowned Wailers' biographer jnoil
author of Wailing Blues, Masouri is a reggae historian who knows The Wailers' compellini
story like the back of his hand. (Photo: HeidiZech)


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Jacqui Sinclair is a British Jamaican Chef, Hotelier, Food Stylist and Food Writer. She has
Sfreelanced for the BBC and catered events such as the Cannes Film Festival just to name a few
and formed her own company JuicyChef Multi Media in 2008. As a food writer, she regularly
contributes to the Jamaica Observer and Air Jamaica Skywritings. info@juicychef.com
As a food writer I often have the pleasure of entertaining, and when my overseas guests come to Jamaica, al,
specifically Kingston, there are a few spots I love to take them to when I am not cooking myself. These local-:
are my home away from home for different reasons, the ambiance, the staff and of course the delicious food
and drink. Let me take you on a journey of my ideal day eating and drinking around Kingston.
S. First stop is Irish Town in the beautiful Blue Mountains, home of the Crystal
Edge Restaurant and Cafe Blue which both reside in the same structure
audaciously perched on the edge of a verdant mountain slope. The surrounding
vista is breathtaking, peace and tranquility abound. I go up there to escape thi-
fumes and noise of the city. It inspires creativity and if by some awesome synergy,
my friends and I often leave recharged with new creative zeal and not to mention
full stomachs!
SYou have the best of both worlds in that you can sit in either place since the staffs
of both entities get on famously. Start by ordering a delicious local dish such as
curry goat or stewed pork from Crystal Edge's Miss Winsome, the jolly buxom
matron whose food is straight up classic home style Jamaican. It is always perfectly
seasoned and washed down with a cooling natural juice, such as guava, June plum
or whatever is in season. Afterwards savour the aromatic brew which is the world


...... ... ...... Moulhwaleinig Jdmdlcdln OliliS dl Giys[dlI EOg (Phulu. Jdbq/UI l hllb/d)
famous Blue Mountain coffee with some delicious cake or biscotti for a perfect ending to your lunch served by
either Marie or Nichole, the lovely baristas of Cafe Blue.
I have made a conscious decision to support this place because the food and coffee are grown in the region
so I know that money spent here goes back into the local community. The villagers are friendly and do not be
surprised if you end up engaged over coffee or a cool Red Stripe in a deep discussion with one of them, such
is the charm of this enchanting hillside town.
Later in the evening it's a totally different scene at Red Bones, the Blues Cafe on Braemar Avenue in New
Kingston, the commercial heart of the capital, situated in a lovely colonial Spanish home. This eatery and bar
has been going strong for over 12 years due to its consistent food, reasonably priced drinks and friendly staff.
It is also an open secret, that this is the home of the underground music scene in Jamaica. If you want to be
en vogue of the artistic pulse of Jamaica, this is the place to venture. The crowd is a delightful mix of cosmopolitan
Kingstonians and expatriates. Be entertained by famous artistes or budding reggae, rock, world beat or jazz and
blues musicians, with a glass of wine, rum or a delectable cocktail. Not only will your ears be satiated with the
vibrant live sounds, but if you are a lover of arts, do not miss their rotating exhibitions. Every June, Red Bones
hosts KOTE, Kingston on the Edge, which is a multi media art event, a unique occasion for the Jamaican art
world of every genre to showcase their fantastic offerings. Last but not least, monthly foreign art house films
are shown and you have a choice of having a picnic with your friends on the lawn, laying down on blankets on
the grass or sitting on the chairs provided while waiters serve you as you get lost in cinematic drama.
As you can see, Kingston is a little "big" city and what I have shared is just the tip of the iceberg, you can have
many other wonderful experiences at my other favourite Kingston haunts:


The Deck, a rowdy local bar located in New Kingston
full of vibes, great for after work especially on a
Friday evening. Trafalgar Road, New Kingston.
Christopher's for live music on a Tuesday or Thursday
night. Trinidad Terrace, New Kingston.

Guilt Trip, rini.lli .n nouvelle f O i ll: 111 cuisine,
Orchid Patch Village, Barbican.
The Marketplace, home to a variety of great
restaurants on Constant Spring Road.
Chez Maria for great Lebanese, Hillcrest Avenue
off Hope Road.
Ashanti for the best Rastafarian vegetarian cuisine
located in the Hope Gardens.
Northside Plaza, our unofficial China Town, great
Chinese food to be found here plus Pushpa's cheap
and cheerful Indian food, Liguanea.


Terra Nova for High Tea Thursdays and
Sunday Brunch, Waterloo Road.
Spanish Court Hotel Bar, New Kingston.


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EAT, DRINK AND BE IRIE


MONTEGO BAY
THE HOUSEBOAT GRILL, FREEPORT
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL
Moored in the calm waters of the Montego Bay Marine Park Fish
Sanctuary, the Houseboat Grill offers a unique setting for an intimate,
romantic dinner on the water. With fresh fish straight from the sea, the
restaurant, where you can choose your own live lobster from a glass
covered lobster trap on deck, continues to be a favorite choice. Enjoy
dinner in the downstairs dining room or dine under the stars on the
moon deck. High heels are not recommended as the only way to visit
the Houseboat is on a little tow-ferry that brings you across from the shore. Excellent food, magnificent
atmosphere, and great service everything you need for a perfect evening out. Open daily for dinner from 6:00
pm 11:00 pm. Bar opens at 4:30 pm. Tel: 979-8845.

MARGUERITES SEAFOOD BY THE SEA, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
CUISINE: SEAFOOD
Known as the top seafood restaurant on the north coast, Marguerites
deserves its reputation. This elegant and sophisticated water's edge
bistro enjoys one of Montego Bay's best locations and specializes in
fresh, creatively prepared seafood dishes. Enjoy an intimate dinner
served on the oceanfront terrace by the attentive staff, while you watch
the fish swim in the turquoise ocean below. Caribbean seafood
specialties include Cognac Lobster, Pimento Smoked Blue Marlin and
Tijuana Shrimp. Flambe specialties are prepared at your table. The tasty desserts are a must-try. Complimentary
shuttle service in the Montego Bay area. Open daily 6:30 pm 10:30 pm. Tel: 952-4777. Reservations
recommended.


CHILITOS, SHOP # 1 & 2 DOCTOR'S CAVE BEACH
HOTEL, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
CUISINE: MEXICAN


Il With its great menu, drinks, music and atmosphere, the family-run
Mexican restaurant Chilitos originating in Kingston, is fast becoming
one of Montego Bay's hot spots. Conveniently located on the 'Hip Strip',
Chilitos brings a whole new twist on Mexican food to the table, using
traditional local products in the most popular dishes to create what
they like to call 'Jamexican' meals. Try the popular 12-inch burritos
Colin Hamilton c 2009 imagesbycolin and tacos with your choice of meat, fresh garden vegetables, guacamole
and tasty salsas from around the world. Hang out with friends, relax with a Margarita and surf the wireless
internet while enjoying your meal at this great hangout. Open Mon Thur & Sun 11:00 am 10:00 pm, Fri &
Sat 11:00 am 12:00 am. Tel: 952-4615.


SMARGARITAVILLE, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL
Part of the Jimmy Buffett brand of restaurants, Margaritaville Montego
Bay occupies one of the most spectacular waterfront location on the
popular 'Hip Strip'. With activities, great food and beverages and
outstanding atmosphere, this popular spot offers relaxation and
enjoyment for the entire family. Choose from 52 flavors of tropical
Margaritas, including raspberry, strawberry and mango and indulge
your taste buds in sizzling fajitas, salads, pizza and, of course, the
world famous Cheeseburger in Paradise. Mouthwatering desserts like Cosmic Key Lime Pie and the Last Mango
Cheesecake are a delicious finale. Margaritaville is open daily 11:00 am 10:00 pm. Tel: 952-4777. Complimentary
shuttle service for dinner guests in the Montego Bay area, from Starfish in Trelawny in the east to Round Hill in
the west.

THE ROYAL STOCKS PUB & STEAKHOUSE, HALF MOON
SHOPPING VILLAGE
CUISINE: TRADITIONAL ENGLISH FARE
Established in 1995, The Royal Stocks English Pub & Steakhouse is a
popular hangout and casual lunch and dinner dining option for both .
locals and visitors. Serving traditional English pub fare like Nottingham .
Forest Steak and Kidney Pie, darts, dominoes and board games give f
the pub a real, English feel. And like all serious watering holes, the 1
Royal Stocks show major sporting events via satellite TV. Complimentary
transportation from surrounding hotels and villas. Open daily 10:00 am
-10:00 pm. Tel: 953-9770.


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

953-9770/1
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WHERE THE QUAINT CHARM OF
"YE OLDE ENGLAND",
MEETS THE IRIENESS OF "DI IAMAICAN VIBES!"
PRIME STEAKS, SEAFOOD AND
TRADmONAL PUB FAYRE
WITH FINE SPIRITS AND ALES IN A
FUN AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
ALL MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS VIA SATELLrrE.







PIER 1 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR,
HOWARD COOKE BOULEVARD
CUISINE: SEAFOOD
Pier 1 Seafood Restaurant is known to be one of Montego Bay's
most popular hot spots. Conveniently located on the waterfront on
Howard Cooke Blvd., the waterfront restaurant features a panoramic
view and the best sunset watching location on the bay. The freshest
in seafood meals is offered along with chicken, steak, burgers and
vegetarian dishes. Pier l's weekly Seafood Sundays, starting at
5:00 pm is an event eagerly awaited by the entire family. Pick
your favorite seafood and have it prepared by the chef just the
way you like it. The Sunday evening atmosphere is enhanced by a one-man band. Complimentary pick up from
most area hotels. Open daily 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. For more info call 952-2452 or visit www.pieronejamaica.com.

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The Jamaica Bobsled Cale. Gloucesler Avenue
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Scolchie's. Coral Gardens
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Akbar & Thai Garden. Hall Moon Shopping Village.
Rose Hall
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Iill 1 iin il11 11:11:11 III 1:1 ii Tel: 953-8240
Sugar Mill ReslauranL Hall Moon Goll Course. Rose Hall
I I |.I II l lA lAI[ A II IIII 111I: IATIIIIIIAl
i 111pl 11:11 1, i: i 1 i:1 1111. 'i 1 ii 1 11 Tel: 953-23 14


Three Palms. Rose Hall Resorl & Spa. a Hillon
Resort. Rose Hall
I.II 'I.IJE A I:'IIIAP l IA IJ
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Wine Wilh Me. AllamonI Courl WesI Holel.
Gloucesler Avenue
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:lli,-nI TIII-: 'i ll .11 11 1 ; 1 1 I I111 1 1 t111 jil ,l 11 1I, Iiii
111 in i- I1 :1 ii Tel: 952-9087
The Pelican. Gloucesler Ave
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i,:i11-11 ; :11 ii i II I1 1:11:1 -ii Tel: 952-3171


IELEANT ANDCASUALDININ IN OCHO RIOS


Evila's Ilalian Reslauranl. Eden Bower Road
I.I.I I lll AI AIJA I
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Le Papillon Reslauranl and The Caviar Bar.
Royal Planlalion
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Tel: 974-5601 P:'l- il.lil: iFI.IIIIIIl
Passage lo India. Soni's Plaza
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Tel: 795-3182
The Dinner Terrace al Ihe Jamaica Inn
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llui: n I lil, I .il lun 'i _.1 1 ini Tel: 974-2514


Toscanini's. Harmony Hall. Sl. Mary
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1' 111: ii INI I': l iii u i1n-i Tel: 975-4785
Jimmy Bullells Margarilaville Bar & Grill.
Island Village
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Tel: 675-8976
The Ruins al Ihe Falls, 17 DaCosla Drive
I.II I I 1E .JAL AI AI I I l II ITEI:PI IATIi II IAI
i)I| ln ,I I )1 ) :1:1 11 1 :1:)1) I_,m 1 Tel: 974-8888


ClltII"OS-
JAMEXICAN FOOD S
MONTECO BAY
Doctors Cave Hotel, Shop #2 Gloucester Ave. (The Hip Strip)
Open Mon-Thar Ilam- 1pm, Fri -Sat lam- midnight & Sun Ilam-10pm
Happy Hour Mon Fri 5pm-.7pm
Tel: 952-4615
KINGSTON
64 Hope Road, Kingston 6
Open Mon Sat 12pm 10pm & Sun 5pm 9pmr
Happy Hour Mon Fri 5pm 7pm
Tel 978-0537


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NEGRIL
PUSHCART RESTAURANT AT PIRATES
CAVE, WEST END ROAD
CUISINE: JAMAICAN


SNegril's casual dining horizon was just
expanded by this new, Jamaican style
,. restaurant and rum bar. Introduced by the
: Rockhouse, one of the Caribbean's top
resorts, the "Pushcart" is located at the
adjacent Pirates Cave. Used by street
: vendors, the menu is inspired by the
S..Pushcart" and based upon the Jamaican
street food experience. Guests can indulge in "peppered shrimp" inspired by the road side vendors of Middle
Quarters in St. Elizabeth, who rush to your car with flavorful hot peppered shrimp in clear plastic bags or fish
with bammy like that sold by the vendors in Port Royal and homemade jerk sausage made famous by the
Boston Beach jerk center in Portland. The menu also features traditional Jamaican home cooking favorites such
as curried goat, oxtail, and local desserts sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

With nightly live music performances and an open-kitchen design, an excellent rum bar and phenomenal
sunset views, the Pushcart's Pirates Cave location has been the back drop of two famous movies. The Jules
Verne classic 20,000 eagues Under The Seawas filmed in the cave directly below
a the new restaurant in the 50's, while Steve McQueen was filmed in th 70's,
lumping off the cliffs to make his escape from Devil's Island in Papillon.


iill-i iiiq :I il iiiiin the Pushcart compliments the Rockhouse
P aTiiii. whichh continues to provide a more refined
Si ll1bbean experience. The Pushcart is open from
:'0 pm 11:00 pm daily. A live Mento Band
plays from 7:00 8:00 pm Monday to Saturday,
while DJ's play Old School Hits on Sundays
starting at 6:00 pm until late. Call the
Rockhouse Hotel 957-4373 for information
and free pick-up within the Negril area.
Email: pushcart@rockhousehotel.com.


IOTHERELEGAN AND CASUAL NRI RESTAURANTS


Rockhouse Reslauranl. Wesl End Road
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UI I nii m i l iu i l j il i 1 111 111 111 1 1111 i li I r 1111til
I1 111 11111 Tel: 957-4373
Rick's Cale. Wesl End Road
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Hungry Lion. Wesl End Road
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i|- 11, ':I 111 1 111 1 I 1I1 11 1 Tel: 957-4486
Jimmy Bullell's Margarilaville Bar & Grill,
Norman Manley Boulevard
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Tel: 957-9180 / 957-4467 1


Sweel Spice. While Hall Road
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Cosmo's Sealood Reslauranl & Bar. Norman
Manley Boulevard
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SOUTH COAST
ANDREA'S STEAKHOUSE, SEASIDE RESTAURANT AND BEACH BLUE AT MARBLUE VILLA SUITES
TREASURE BEACH, ST. ELIZABETH


Run by German host and
gourmet chef Axel Wichterich,
who creates Jamaican dishes
with his unique, European
touch Marblue restaurant is
located on Calabash Bay on
Jamaica's south coast.
Winners of the title for 'most
innovative dish' at the
Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards four years in a row, Marblue invites you to start the day with an
innovative breakfast of freshly squeezed juices, signature pancakes with caramelized fruits or premium Belgium
waffles with tropical fruit compote. Celebrate the evening with a mouthwatering duet of pimento smoked and
home cured salmon, curried crab, codfish ragout or signature Blue-Burgers before you try the homemade ice
creams, sorbets and chocolate tarte.
Marblue has created a new spot to hang out at the beach called Beach Blue. Great for lunch and sunset
watching, patrons can enjoy grilled fish, shrimp, tapas and burgers with ice cold beer or wine and sodas at the
picture perfect seaside setting. Open daily 7:00 pm 9:00 pm. Tel: 965-3408. Reservations required.
www.Marblue.com.


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PIER 1 HOWARD COOKE BOULEVARD
Wednesday 8:00 pm STARSTRUCK
Open stage talent search event where potential
upcoming stars could be discovered. Fun entertainment
includes a Caribbean fashion show and interactive
audience games. Great Hpnotiq drink specials.
Friday from 10:00 pm till you say when -
PIER PRESSURE
Mo'Bay's biggest & best Friday night dance party.
Pier 1's DJs rock the house with pulsating reggae,
thumping dancehall and energetic dance music. Fuel
the vibes with Appleton Rum drink specials all night
long. For more information, call 952-2452 or visit
www.pieronejamaica.com.
MARGARITAVILLE GLOUCESTER AVENUE
The 'Ville is known as the islands official 'Party
Headquarters', with the sounds of the in-house DJs'
theme nights include Karaoke, Latin and Pajama
Parties. Tropical Margaritas flow freely in 52 flavors
and colors! Open daily 11:00 am until the party
ends. Tel: 952-4777


IRISH ROVER PUB DRAX HALL, ST. ANN
Jamaica's first authentic Irish pub invites you to
party 'Jamirish Style' with Irish food and drink
specials. Live music on Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturday. Open daily 10:00 am 12:00 am. Tel:
972-9352
MARGARITAVILLE ISLAND VILLAGE
The high-energy 'Ville Ochi is located in prime
position at the beach at the Island Village shopping
and entertainment complex. This bar & grill provides
all-day family fun and night time entertainment.
Party extensively at the Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday club nights. Open daily from 10:00
am. Tel: 675-8976


QUAD NIGHT CLUB 20 22 TRINIDAD
TERRACE, NEW KINGSTON
The multi-level QUAD is known for high-energy
entertainment. Christopher's Jazz Cafe puts party
people in the mood with Kingston's most visited
Happy Hour, live entertainment and a well-stocked
wine cellar. The Oxygen Night Club pumps music
with popular DJs Alric & Boyd while The Voodoo
Lounge is a North American-styled nightclub with
top 40 music mixes. Open Mondays Saturdays,
opening hours may vary. Contact 754-QUAD (7823).


Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa -

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa
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Located in Lucea, ihe north coast of Jamaica.
only 25 minutes from Monrego Bay, the Grand Palladium
Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa and the Grand Palladium
Jamaica Resort & Spa oiler a unique Caribbean setting for
an unforgettable vacation, wedding or honeymoon


.I 7 "A la carte" Restaurants */ 5 Swimming Pools
/ 13 Bars i 3 Buffet Restaurants
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MARGARITAVILLE NEGRIL


Margaritaville owners lan Dear and Brian Jardim, decided to evolve with their fan base and embark on a
renovation program to stay sexy. With the expansion program complete, the duo has not only maintained M'ville
Negril's sexy status, they have definitely improved their ranking. To set the mood, 3 private beachside cabanas
have been built with reusable materials such as bamboo and tropical, thatched roofs. The cabanas are available
for a small fee for those who want to spend time at Margaritaville, while adding some privacy and romance to
the beach setting. Designed by Katherine May, the new Sunset Bar features a breathtaking view of the ocean,
a boardwalk dining area as well as a mosaic of Margaritaville's world famous Cheeseburger in Paradise and its
perfect companion, a Red Stripe Beer, co-sponsor of the bar.
Now more than ever, a trip to Negril is not complete without a day on the beach at Margaritaville. Enjoy one of
the 52 Margarita flavors and kick back with some of great chow on the beach, while you watch the sunset as
it kisses the Caribbean Sea together with that special someone or a group of friends.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bar & Grill is located on Norman Manley Boulevard and open daily from 9:00 am
to 11:00 pm. Call 957-9180/957-4467


Above: Sunday at Margaritaville Negril cannot be deemed successful unless Eric "Busha" Clarke and Errol Bennett come by for a drink. From Left
to right cheering the new bar are Robert Headlye GM Margaritaville Negril, John Moorhead, Director of Operations Margaritaville Caribbean, Eric
"Busha" Clarke, Errol Bennett and Andre Boswell, Diageo's Key Account Manager (Photo: slandEntertainment)
Far left: Stopping by for lunch. Tessanne Chin
and her sister Tami Chyn who got a snapshot
with Michael Segree (Photo: island
Entertainment)
Left: Andre Boswell, Oiageo's Key Account
Manager shows John Moorhead, Director of
O. : Operations, Margaritaville Caribbean and
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The leading shopping mall in the area of Rose Hall, the luxury
entertainment complex is conveniently located only minutes away
from the Ritz-Carlton, the Hilton, the Half Moon and The Palmyra
Resort & Spa. Satisfy your duty free cravings with all the luxury
jewelry and watch brands offered by Casa de Oro, The Royal Shop,
Swiss Stores, Jewels & Time and Tropicana and a host of other
retail outlets and boutiques.


_.-? *A paradise for bargain hunters, the avid shopper will be delighted
to find a wide selection of duty free time pieces and designer
S .. .: jewelry, perfect for that special gift or as a memento to celebrate
your time on the island. Choose from a wide array of gorgeous clothing by Caribbean, Indian and other worldly
designers and find the perfect accessories to go with your outfit just a few steps away. The Shoppes at Rose
Hall offers a little bit of everything.
Trying to sport a 'fresh from the Caribbean vacation' look? Stroll into the best designer sunglasses store in
Montego Bay and choose from favorite brands including Gucci, Prada, Maul Jim, Oakley, & Ray Ban. Want
something a little more laid back? The Shoppes at Rose Hall feature the widest selection of T-shirts, including
Bob Marley and Red Stripe apparel so that you can get that special T-shirt for loved ones back home. You can
even find sporty apparel designed by Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.
Choose from the many great souvenirs and genuine art and craft items, or bring the flavors of the island into
your home. Coffee & Spice hosts the widest variety of Jamaican spices, while Booze & Bites is perfect for all
your Jamaican rums and premium liquor. Participate in the fine art of cigar smoking at the Cigar Shop, home
to exquisite hand-made Cuban and Jamaican cigars.
A visit to Cafe Blue to taste a deli sandwich, wrap or toasted panini is a must while at The Shoppes. Wonderful
treats are a. :ll il 1- hi. .1 in i ith a sweet tooth, as is great coffee from the Blue Mountains. After all: "Coffee
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1962: INDEPENDENT STYLE WITH A STORY


Khian Hendriks, the Jamaican born
brain behind the original brand,
came up with the notion of using her
fashion to promote the island's
history when she created her 1962
Apparel T-shirt line for men just a
mere year ago. Educated in the field
"- p c ...., 1 2.... i. .of hospitality, the entrepreneur
explains that she always had a
knack for graphics and design. Says the Miami based designer, "I wanted to create classic, elegant fashion for
men, inspired by the timeless creations of Ralph Lauren." Noticing the need for such an ageless apparel collection,
Khian cleverly incorporated the soul and spirit of Jamaica's independence with modern trends, filling a void in
the local marketplace.
Drifting away from the overused 'reach the beach' concept, Khian's understanding of this simple fact brought
to life a series of appealing T-shirts suitable as casual, everyday wear for ethnocentric Jamaicans as well as
sophisticated travelers. Etched into the memory of every Jamaican, the island's collective consciousness and
every person connected to Jamaica and its people, 1962 is the year of Jamaica's independence and represents
the island nation's most significant point in time. Explains Khian about her 'T-shirts with a message', "1962
signifies the celebration of our nation."
Each T-shirt tells the island's history, allowing wearers to show their patriotism in a subtle and stylish manner.
Named after the national motto 'Out Of Many One People', this collection boasts county names such as 'Cornwall',
'Middlesex' and words of independence such as 'Sovereign' and 'Emancipation', while the 'Independent Jamaica'
men's collection proudly shows off the 'Crest' and 'Flag', representing the
people's hardship, its abundant natural resources and its sunny land
and future. 'Xamayca Land Of Wood And Water' collections boasts
the 'Maritime' and 'Xamayca' T-shirts.


Khian Hendriks proudly showing one of her creations
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For those who are not so familiar
with Jamaican history, a brief
narrative is included on the tag of
every shirt. For example, the tag on
the 'Middlesex' shirt reads: The Birth
of an Independent Nation.
January 1962 marks a moment in
Jamaica's history when the
P preliminary approval of the
independence constitution echoed
sovereignty' throughout every
corner of the country speaking to
i the changing of the guards'soon to
From left: Michelle Clunie and Khian Hendriks sporting 'Lignum Vitae' tees while Kiesia come. The island nations 300 year
Messado wears the 'Doctor Bird' (Photo: 1962Apparel) old latin motto 'Indus Uterque
Serviet Uni' would also be retained along with the Coat of Arms. Its English counterpart Out Of Many One
People' now resounds in the hearts of every Jamaican. The clock struck midnight on the 5th day of August
1962, and the British flag was symbolically lowered relinquishing the colony's rule. The Jamaican flag was then
hoisted for the 1st time on August 6, 1962; giving birth to Jamaica as an independent nation.
Offering a great alternative to the regular souvenir T-shirts typically found in any resort wear store, Khian's
unique T-shirt designs are available in subtle, yet vibrant earth tones. 1962 Apparel shirts incorporate the
magnificent shades of Jamaica, such as 'Caribbean Sea Blue', 'Sea Grape', 'Spanish Moss' and 'Starfish Orange'.
"I started with men's shirts, but I would eventually like to venture into women's apparel," says the President and
Creative Director, who tested the waters with ladies shirts at her booth at Sumfest 2009 and will soon introduce
Polo shirts as well.
Expansion is on the way but for now, look for 1962 Apparel at Couples Swept Away (tel: 957-4061) in Negril,
in Montego Bay at the Coyaba Resort (tel: 953-9150), the gift shop at Rose Hall Resort & Spa, A Hilton Resort
(tel: 953-2650), Sand Dollar at Iberostar Grand (tel: 680-1150) and KerryManWomanHome & Baby at shop
#10 at the Half Moon Shopping Village (tel: 953-3779) and 18 South Avenue in Kingston (tel: 929-2096).
nineteensixtytwo@ymail.com.


Sam James Jr. in "Middlesex" from the Out of Many One People Collection, Ryan Hendriks in "Emancipation" from the Independent Jamaica
Collection and Steve James wearing the "Maritime" T-shirt from the Xaymaca: Land of Wood & Water Collection (Photo: 1962Apparel)


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The Jewels & Time store at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (Photo:Jewels & Time)
Topaz is prized throughout the world for its hardness, clarity and ability to provide strength, protection and
vision. Said to purify emotions, increase cosmic awareness and remove stagnant energy, topaz jewelry holds
its own mystical properties and meanings. Inspired by the colors of the region, Caribbean Topaz has created a
unique collection of fine jewelry featuring topaz gemstones in a rainbow of colors. An affordable memento to
fit anyone's wallet, the light seems to flicker and dance in the gemstones which are quickly becoming all the rage.
The designer made topaz gemstones are created in a kaleidoscope of colors by putting top quality, pure
gemstones through a "Green Process" which coats the underside of the cut gem with a very thin titanium layer.
As light passes through the gemstones, the titanium changes the reflection of the light, creating a rainbow of
colors that seems to change with every movement. Completely environmentally friendly, the process does not
use toxic chemicals, destroy natural resources or form hazardous waste.
Set in 14 karat white or yellow gold rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets, the Caribbean Topaz jewelry
collection and is available in several patented colors: Tropical Green, Translucent Blue, Fiery Twilight, Ocean
Blue, Pink Passion, Canary Yellow and Garden Green. Simple designs, as well as diamond or white topaz accented
collections are also available. All genuine Caribbean Topaz gems are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity
and special care instructions and in addition, with the purchase of a pair of pink earrings (USS59) from the
collection, Jewels & Time will donate USS15 to the Jamaican Cancer Society.


Caribbean Topaz is available at Jewels & Time Duty Free stores
in 4 different locations. In Montego Bay, you can find their
stores at The Shoppes at Rose Hall and City Centre Shopping
Mall downtown (tel: 953-4600). In Ocho Rios, their stores
can be found at both Island Village Shopping Centre and
Tajmahal Plaza (tel: 675-8762). Visit www.jewelsandtime.com


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Colors have a powerful effect on how you feel and how others respond to you. Choose thn- II,!lr
gemstone colors to give you more energy, feel good about yourself and send your confid'-i i- :i.i: 1111
looking great is an inevitable by-product! Follow our astrological color guide to find the Fi-i,- r 1 .11i.1 ii.
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* Aries: Red Libra: Pink, Green, Blue
* Taurus: Pale Pink, Green, Blue Scorpio: Maroon, Blood Red
* Gemini: Yellow m Sagittarius: Royal Blue, Deep Purple
* Cancer: Silver, Metallic blue Capricorn: Grey, Dark Green
* Leo: Golden Yellow, Orange Aquarius: Turquoise
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Cartier, the prestigious French jeweler and watchmaker, is now amazing the world with fine leather works.
Featuring brimming imagination and excellent craftsmanship under the skilled expertise of the luxury goods
company, Cartier's entrance into the world of handbags was received with great favor by the fashionistas of
the world. .. .. ..


Available in many sizes and in a variety of colors and
materials, such as leather and exotic skins with
custom hardware and designs, Marcello de
Cartier has quickly made a name for itself
as the favorite of stunning Cindy Crawford,
who was recently seen wearing her black
leather Marcello de Cartier bag.
In addition to exquisite leather goods, Cartier
continues to be a top choice for high quality
writing instruments, fashionable sunglasses
and stylish accessories.
Available at Casa de Oro, located at The
Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-9755) and
at City Centre (tel: 952-3502). In Ocho
Rios at Tajmahal Shopping Centre (tel:
974-5392) and Island Village (tel: 675-
8999) and in Negril at Time Square
Plaza (tel: 957-4922). www.casadeoro.com.


To elegant ladies, Marcello bags are designed to meet special demands
of different customers. This small clutch bag in red goatskin
(30x30x6cm) is also available in caramel-colored and black goatskin.
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Sold exclusively at Tropicana Jewelers, the one & only "One
Love" Bracelet is a special piece of jewelry that will remind
you of the great time you spent in Jamaica. Based on the
bracelets simple horseshoe design, old folklore claims that
when the hook of the bracelet points up towards your heart,
your love is taken. When the hook is worn outwards and
away from your heart, your love is free, a subtle sign that
you are unattached or single. Look for the Tropicana palm
tree hallmark stamped inside each piece to be sure you are
getting the original "One Love" bracelet with its integral
locking clasp. See next column for contact details.
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I f .r Working in the family business instilled a passion for the
art of designing gold jewelry in Marco Bicego. Through the
Creation of his own brand in 2000, the young, energetic
i '" and charismatic entrepreneur with a gift for creativity,
: reinvented the age-old goldsmith traditions handed down to
S: '. ,him by his father. Swimming in the Mediterranean waters
V':"S 'off the Sardinian coastline, Marco Bicego found inspiration
-.i in the crystalline reflections of sunlight to design the young
'Paradise' collection. Shimmering rose and white quartz
compliment an infinitely delicate range of aqua blue and
green semi-precious stones. A joyous mix of delicate golden chains, tiny hand-engraved golden beads and
colorful gems joined together to create the "iconic" collection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and ring in 18k
yellow gold with semi-precious gemstones. An instant success since its creation in 2005, the collection continues
to be a favorite choice of jewelry lovers.
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 Tajmahal Shopping Centre (tel: 974-2928)
and at Negril's Time Square Plaza (tel: 957-9530). www.tropicanajewelers.com.


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At the John Hardy workshop in Ball, jewelry is made by
hand in an environment of respect for creativity and
craftsmanship and a sense of responsibility toward the
natural world and its people. The new Macan collection is
inspired by the white tiger, in ancient Japanese mythology
the "guardian of the west" and the life force associated with
the samurai warrior. The collection was named after Macan
(mah*chahn), the Balinese symbol of courage, passion and
triumph over the impossible. Says Creative Director and
S Head Designer Guy Bedarida, "While traveling in Japan, I
came across an antique painting of a mythical white tiger with Kabuki style eyes."
The new Macan collection translates the power of the white tiger into sterling silver, with the strong black and
white graphic evoking the tiger's garden in winter. While the hand-hammered Palu surface registers the impact
of the hammer (palu), the metalsmith's primary tool, the tiger's stripes are rendered in a delicately carved chain
motif or directly hammered into the silver, and given a heightened graphic impact with oxidation. The tiger's
distinctive Kabuki eyes are a tribute to the Japanese source of inspiration for this exceptional new collection.
Jewels & Time Duty Free Jewelry stores are located in Montego Bay at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-
4600) and City Centre Shopping Mall (tel: 952-3261). They are also located in Ocho Rios at Island Village
Shopping Centre (tel: 675-8762) and Tajmahal Plaza (tel: 974-8873). www.jewelsandtime.com.
A beautifully crafted bracelet from the Macan Collection
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FATHER & SON WOODCARVING TEAM


The legend surrounding Annie Palmer, known locally as "The White Witch", is an important part of the island's
history which incorporates all the elements of a captivating novel: a beautiful heroine, unrequited love, black
magic and revenge.
Built in 1770 by plantation owner John Palmer and his wife Rosa, this landmark is set in a gracious old plantation
tucked amidst the green hills of Rose Hall. One of the most important Great Houses on the island, most tourists
pay a visit to this attraction to travel back in time and learn about the island's rich history. The fascinating tour
of the mansion ends at Annie's grave, but don't let the ghost scare you from visiting with the outstanding,
resident artists.
You will quickly notice the fine craftsmanship
and attention to detail, which make Dean's
and Sheldon's pieces of art some of the
most outstanding on the island. Real
Jamaican woodcarvings produced by the
duo include countless motifs and designs,
including fishes, eagles, turtles, people,
fruits, cats and dogs.
Dean, who is the son of a carver, was born
u and raised near Cinnamon Hill in Rose Hall.
Like most children who don't listen to their parents, he was not interested in his father's trade at first. It took
the influence of friends to get Dean interested in learning the trade and become a real professional carver. "My
first piece was a small owl and after a while, I came to love carving," recalls Dean who became the first artist
to showcase his work at the Rose Hall Great House about 20 years ago. He remembers, "My stepfather worked
for Mrs. Rollins at Rose Hall Developments and that is how I got to come to the Great House."
Today, Dean and the 30 year old Sheldon make a fantastic father-son team. Says Dean, "Sheldon has been
under my guidance since he was three years old and has learned to love the trade like I do." The carver is


proud of the fact that all his 5 children are artistic. Sheldon, he explains, is excellent at drawing sketches when
custom pieces are ordered.
"When I was eleven, I started to play around with the chisel," says Sheldon, who has since developed into a
very talented carver. His father whispers with a smile that his son's skills may even have surpassed his own.
One of Sheldon's artsy creations, a palm with a flower and a Doctor Bird, was even presented to Her Majesty
Queen Sofia of Spain during her 2009 Royal visit to the island.
With cedar wood as his favorite medium, Dean enjoys creating fish the most, coincidentally, their best selling
item. "People have called me from New York, Tennessee and other
Master caivers Dan and son Sheldon
far-away places to order pieces," says Dean proudly. Ma(Photsr Heii a ech)
Ten years ago, when the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort & Spa
opened, Mrs. Rollins asked Dean to branch out to the new
hotel, where he currently spends six days a week. .
Sheldon remains based at the Great House, where he
showcases a great array of carving, self-made bead
necklaces, bracelets and cute little flip-flop key rings.
Look for Dean close to the beach at the Ritz-
Carlton in Rose Hall from Sunday to Friday or
call him on tel. 489-6672 to place
orders. Sheldon is at the Rose Hall
Great House every day except
Tuesday or on tel. 436-5535.
The Great House is open for guided
tours daily from 9:15 am with the
last tour at 5:15 pm. Tel: 953-2323.


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Trendy ladies are guaranteed to make a fashion statement with the
stylish and beautiful Chanel J12 Superleggera. The concept for this
modern, unisex timepiece was invented by the Automobile Touring
Club of Italy, which constructed ultra-light (Superleggera) car bodies
6 for finest racing cars in the 1950s. Over the years, the Superleggera
signature has become synonymous with excellence and exceptional
design, and the masculine concept of beauty and design has been
translated into this fabulous, unisex timepiece.
Known for its technical precision, this prestige timepiece is available with a black or black and white high-tech
ceramic bracelet and features a certified chronometer waterproof to 200 meters and two individual timers.
Watchcases are available in light colored aluminum, including a model with a virtually white case that contrasts
the black ceramic bracelet for a powerful two-tone effect.
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 Tajmahal Shopping Centre (tel: 974-2928)
and at Negril's Time Square Plaza (tel: 957-9530). www.tropicanajewelers.com.


First Lady Michelle Obama with Oprah Winfrey
sporting her Philip Stein natural frequency watch.
(Photo: Gety Images)


SOne of the oldest jewelers in the world, catering to the whims of
royalty and movie stars alike, Cartier enjoys a reputation for selling
[. ( only the finest quality jewelry and accessories. Founded in Paris by
.. -Louis-Francois Cartier, son of a powder horn maker in 1847, Cartier's
son Alfred took over the business and expanded it to include
timepieces. From there on, history continued to be created by Cartier
and today, bestsellers include the classic Tank' and the 'Pasha',
which are among the world's most sought after ladies watches.
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Panserl t Cartier 2008 Our favorite pick is the large model of the Ballon bleu de Cartier, a
42mm diameter timepiece that will catch everyone's attention. Crafted from fine 18K white gold featuring round-
cut diamonds and a 18K white gold fluted crown, the watch is beautifully set with a blue sapphire cabochon,
silvered opaline dial and guilloche. With Roman numerals and unique, sword-shaped blued steel hands, the
luxury watch sports a pink alligator strap with an 18K gold adjustable buckle. The Cartier watch is finished to
very high standards, featuring a mechanical movement and automatic winding. The watch is water resistant up
to 100 feet and is also available in small and medium sizes.


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Philip Stein has taken the art of watch making to a new level
.. by introducing designer watches with frequency-based
psbW4 technology that improves the natural flow of energy within
'- ., people's bodies. Founded by Will and Rina Stein a mere 7
J years ago, the innovative young company strives to create
beautiful timepieces that put body, mind and soul at ease in
accordance with Chinese principles of harmony.
SThe Philip Stein technology in its best-selling timepieces work
with the range of beneficial key frequencies of 7-9 hertz,
III encompasses the chief resonant frequency of the natural earth and is a frequency that is harmonious
iiiiI '!rounding to life. Studies have shown that consumers have reported better sleep, less stress, clearer focus
II Letter concentration when wearing Philip Stein watches. The Natural Frequency technology is delivered to
i-:'-rs through a metal disk inside the watch that has been treated and infused with key frequencies in a
iii,.'ii3tary process.
I:.', celebrities believe in the superpowers of Philip Stein watches, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah
w\iiiy, Samuel L. Jackson, Madonna, Rupert Murdoch and Isaiah Washington. According to them, the watches
'11-1 1-se stress and increase concentration. Olympic Athletes swear that their performance has become better
:,, wearing the watches.
':,,I '004 Olympic Games Marathon Bronze Medalist Deena Drossin (Kastor), who first became interested in the
I:'liii Stein watches for their classic look: "I soon discovered the dynamics of the watch. I slept more soundly
.iiI covered easier from travels and workouts, including from running the London Marathon. If you pay attention
ri. :iiall details that benefit your health, you can be more competitive no matter what your profession."
iI, election n is from the Philip Stein Signature Collection with a stylish stainless steel case with beautiful full-
I ir imonds and nouveau diamond dial. The outstanding pieces are 3-ATM water resistant with a sapphire-
i.i.irIl curved mineral crystal and taupe color treatment. The watches shown here, feature straps in silk platinum
.: I :lk bronze.
11 ,.1i are looking for a watch that is both functional and therapeutic, look no further! Philip Stein's natural
Il-iii,-ncy watches are available in three beautiful men and women's collections.
I,- I-I & Time Duty Free Jewelry stores are located in Montego Bay at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-
4600. and City Centre Shopping Mall (tel: 952-3261). They are also located in Ocho Rios at Island Village
'.liiling Centre (tel: 675-8762) and Tajmahal Plaza (tel: 974-8873). You can also reach them via email at
inlo,'!jewelsandtime.com.
'.1 i complete history of Philip Stein or technical information related to natural frequencies, please visit
www.PhilipStein.com.


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World renowned for outstanding design and executions of complicated timepieces, Patek Philippe's Geneva
workshop earned quite a reputation with the launch of the Aquanaut collection in 1997 Boasting the precision
and superior craftsmanship of all Patek Philippe's watches, this elegant, youthful collection
hr linpd 'cult status' and continues to be a favourite choice.
I ,.'hlirating the 10th anniversary of the Aquanaut collection, Patek Philippe
Ilas introduced two seductive new colors in the Aquanaut Luce ladies'
.. .. line. Sporting matching dials and straps in delicate Ice Blue and
Sophisticated Metal Gray, the new colors interact beautifully
'with the polished steel case and the 46 elegant Top
Wesselton diamonds on the bezel and carry the original
S^,relief pattern on the dials and straps. For the ultimate in

also comes in an 18K white gold case with pave set
f composHaute Horogerie and Haute Joaillerie, the Aquanaut Luce
S diamonds. The Aquanaut heart is a self-winding mechanical
Caliber 330 S C movement.
Patek Philippe has complemented the Aquanaut Luce
collection with a white-gold ring that emulates the embossed
pattern of the dial and strap. The exquisite and delicate piece,
in diamond-set or pave versions, comes with five interchangeable
composite inserts from the 2007 Aquanaut Luce color palette.
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 Tajmahal
The Patek Philippe Auanaut uce in treny metal ray Shopping Centre (tel: 974-2928) and at Negril's Time Square
(Photo: ourtesy of Tropicana Jewelers) Plaza (tel: 957-9530). www.tropicanajewelers.com.


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Since 1999, the unique design of the TAG Heuer Link series has represented a perfect balance of sport and
prestige. The bracelet, an emblem of TAG Heuer, is a real achievement and has set a standard for fluidity,
comfort and ergonomic design: it is styled for timeless elegance. For the sophisticated, fashion-focused woman,
its two-toned case and shimmering diamonds expresses great style.
Available in 18K yellow gold with a stainless steel bracelet and mother-of-pearl dial, this beautiful timepiece
boasts a solid gold, bezel set with 52 Top Wesselton diamonds and 11 diamond hour markers. With luminescent
hands, and scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the date displays at 3 o'clock position. This exquisite watch
securely fastens with a double locking deployment clasp, is water resistant up to 660 feet and comes with a
stainless steel case.
Available at Casa de Oro, located at The Shoppes at Rose Hall (tel: 953-9755) and at City Centre (tel: 952-
3502). In Ocho Rios at Tajmahal Shopping Centre (tel: 974-5392) and Island Village (tel: 675-8999) and in
Negril at Time Square Plaza (tel: 957-4922). www.casadeoro.com.


Beautiful timepieces from the TAG Heuer Link collection
(Photo: courtesy of Casa de Oro)


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JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL, JANUARY 24-30, 2010
Get ready for the 2010 staging of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, to take
place at Montego Bay's Cinnamon Hill Golf Course January 24 to 30. Since
its introduction in 1996, the Jazz & Blues Festival has grown into the island's
premier entertainment event attracting patrons from the U.S., Europe and the
Caribbean. Firmly established as one of the major music events in the world,
more than 40,000 music lovers flock the lawns of the Rose Hall aqueduct
each year to see performances by music icons such as Michael Bolton, Diana
Lionel Richie during his 2009 Ross, Anita Baker, Air Supply, Shaggy and Lionel Richie, just to name a few.
performance (Photo:Heidiech) Guaranteeing another fabulous staging promising to be even bigger and better,
the 2010 festival starts with music events at multiple venues across Montego Bay leading up to three spectacular
nights at the main venue on January 28, 29 and 30. Call 953-8282 or visit www.jamaicajazzandblues.com
FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO JAMAICA HONORED BY THE AFJ .....- .
On October 5, 2009, former US Ambassador to Jamaica, Brenda LaGrange.
Johnson, who served the island from 2005 2009, was awarded the
prestigious Hummingbird Award by the American Friends of Jamaica at their
annual Gala in New York. As a former educator, Mrs. LaGrange Johnson has
an unwavering commitment to early childhood education and her experience
served well in her work with education in Jamaica, from her efforts in the
area of teachers' training to breaking ground for the new International
American School in Kingston. During her tenure, Mrs. LaGrange Johnson Former US Ambassador to Jamaica
Brenda La~range Johnson was honored
tirelessly contributed to the island through a number of projects, including by the AFJ (Po was: hon
the Rose Town Community Development Project with HRH the Prince of
Wales, which served to enhance the community. www.theafj.org

i| JAMAICA JAMAICA'S YACHT LIGHTNING BOLT IS COMPETING
S IN THE CLIPPER RACE
SThe fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt was on hand for the announcement
that Jamaica had taken its place for the second time in the 35,000 miles
ten-month Clipper 09/10 Ocean Race. Now that the starting gun has gone
off more than 400 people are facing the challenge of a life time. "Lightning
SBolt" skipper Peter Stirling and his crew are hoping to add their own victory
Sto the rise of Jamaica's sporting success. The fleet of 10 sleek 68-foot yachts
The Lightning Bolt crew is doing Usain departed from the northeast coast of England on September 13, 2009, has
Bolt's world famous 'lo the world" gesture embarked on a full circumnavigation of the globe and is estimated to return
(photo: /an Dickens, lipe r etasPL) home on July 3, 2010 after crossing the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on the
seven-leg race. Follow the "Lightning Bolt" by logging on to www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR RECORDS AT TUFF GONG [i I
One of Africa's biggest superstars, Senegalese singer, percussionist and '
occasional actor, Youssou N'Dour recorded his new tribute album to Bob
Marley at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston in July. The recording took place
around the same time Tuff Gong kick-started their 'Making of Music' tour.
The renowned musician, who has associated himself with several social and
political issues in the past, counts 24 albums and 9 compilations to his I
catalogue and composed the theme song for the World Cup 1998 in France.
He has collaborated with several musical greats such as Lou Reed in the Youssou N'Dour at Tuff Gong Studio
past and won his first American Grammy for best contemporary world music (Phote:EL)
album for his CD Egypt in 2005. The news of N'Dour's tribute album to Bob Marley, which will be on the market
in early 2010, was well received in the global music industry. www.youssou.com. www.tuffgongjamaica.com.


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CHRIS BLACKWELL INDUCTED INTO VANITY FAIR HALL OF FAME
Island Records founder and creator of Island Outpost, Chris Blackwell has
been inducted into Vanity Fair's "The New Establishment Hall of Fame" 2009,
which highlights the contributions of some of the world's foremost business
moguls in their respective fields. Blackwell, who brought Bob Marley and The
Wailers into the international spotlight, has been awarded the honour, which
has also been extended to Bill and Melinda Gates, Leonard Lauder and Ronald
Lauder, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Buffett and Mick Jagger among others.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS COME TO JAMAICA
On August 22, the Half Moon Conference Center was transformed into a
Vegas like arena, completed with 300 cheering fans, when the Jamaica Mixed
Martial Arts team took on Trinidad in an event dubbed a 'Night of Fights and
Entertainment'. Sponsored by the Twisted Kilt and Harvey Davidson Jamaica,
the 8 match event had 2 championship belts on the line. 3 and 0 Caribbean
a Middleweight Champion Chris McDonald did not disappoint and became the
star of the night by stopping Derrick Richards 2 2 minutes into the first round
Champ Chris McDonald by way of a rear naked choke. With sponsors and patrons begging for more,
(Photo:wistedKil the next event is set up for November 21, 2009. For more info, call 952-9488.

2009 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K SET
FOR DECEMBER 5
Listed among the world's top ten marathons, "The Reggae Marathon, Half
Marathon & 10K" is ready for its December 5 pre-dawn start at 5:15 AM, r
when runners and walkers from all over the world will set off on an IAAF
certified course along Negril's famous coastline. Participants will share over
US$10,000 in prize money and receive a finishers' medal, official T-shirt and
free entry to the World's best Pasta & Awards/Victory Party. Pulsating reggae rt,
music will form the backdrop to the event. Call 922-8677 or visit Regae Marathon receives the Rit
www.reggaemarathon.com. Marleytrophy from Race Director,
Alfred Francis. (Photo: ErrolAnderson)
OFFICIAL RE-OPENING OF THE NEGRIL LIBRARY BRANCH
Celebrated by a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Director General of
Jamaica Library Services, Patricia Roberts, the Rockhouse Foundation's
refurbishing and expansion of the Negril Library Branch has been completed.
Featuring a keynote speech by the Minister of Education, the Honorable
Andrew Holness, Chairman of the Jamaica Library Board Paul Lalor, Member
of Parliament Wykeham McNeil joined Presidents Peter Rose and Chairman
Paul Salmon of the Rockhouse Hotel & Foundation for the happy event.
Four times larger, Negril's oldest building is now equipped with 20 new computers, thousands of new books
and a spacious reading room. The Rockhouse Foundation has invested JS100 million in community projects
benefiting children since 2004. www.rockhousefoundation.org

US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PHOENIX TO MONTEGO BAY
In addition to nonstop flights to Montego Bay from Philadelphia, Charlotte and Boston, US Airways has announced
a new non-stop service from its Phoenix hub. Commencing December 17, the Airbus A319 flights offer first
class seating for 12 and seating for 112 in the main cabin. US Airways' first non-stop Caribbean destination,
the service will operate over the winter season through to April 12, 2010. "The launch of US Airways' new direct
service from Phoenix to Montego Bay, allows Jamaica to welcome many more visitors from major cities in the
western US," said Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica. www.usairways.com


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