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THE SWEET TASTE OF JAMAICA


Cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions
around the world, the first mango plant is said to have
arrived in Jamaica in 1782 aboard Lord Rodney's ship
'HMS Flora', who had captured the plant from a French
ship on the high seas. Today, the mango tree reaches
it's branches into most island homes and it is almost
mandatory for property owners in Jamaica to plant a
mango tree in their back yard. Thus, the sweet treats
are available in abundance and can be picked right
from the tree.
During mango season, roadside vendors offering the juicy fruits in attractively arranged baskets or conveniently
packed in bags are a customary sight and the island's supermarkets offer a variety of the pretty red, yellow or
green fruit. It is not uncommon to spot mango trees along the roadside, overloaded with one of the many
different types that grow on the island.
Every Jamaican has a favorite type. While some hail the sweet 'Bombay' as the 'holy grail of mango', the most
common and beloved varieties are the 'East Indian' and 'St. Julian', otherwise called 'Julie'. Add to those the
'Black Mango' (Blackie), 'Number 11', 'Robin', 'Longy', 'Stringy' and the 'Common Mango', all with their own
special appeal. With some training, you can learn to identify them by their look, smell, flesh and of course, taste.
Ask any islander, and you will learn of yet another variety that you can add to your growing list of mango names.
In Jamaica, mangoes grow in every parish, but St. Elizabeth, St. Mary, Clarendon and St. Thomas are known to
have crops available in abundance. While St. Elizabeth is said to be the 'land of Black Mangoes', St. Mary
produces a profusion of 'East Indian', St. Thomas both 'East Indian' and 'St. Julian' and Clarendon a plentiful
quantity of the more common 'Stringy'.
Mangoes do not only taste good, they contain many essential vitamins and minerals. A 165 gram serving
contains 25% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 76% of vitamin C and 9% of vitamin E. Good


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levels of B vitamins, particularly B6, vitamin K, amino acids, potassium and copper are also present. Even the
peel and the pulp are full of antioxidant carotenoids and polyphenols as well as omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
Additionally, mangoes are used as aphrodisiacs...
Some people simply tear off the fruit's skin with their teeth and eat the sweet flesh au natural' while others
prefer a knife or a sophisticated cutter. Many extract the juice or enjoy it for dessert, often with some ice
cream. More unusual ways of enjoying certain varieties of mango is to sprinkle them with salt or black pepper
while they are half ripe or "turn", or as mango
"r chutney popularly used as a sweet condiment to
accompany spicy curry dishes.
The love for mango is expressed in an old
Jamaican folk song:
Mi nuh drink coffee tea mango time
Care how nice it may be mango time
SIn the heat of the mango crop
S.. When di fruit dem a ripe an drop
SWash your pot turn dem down mango time
De terpentine large an fine, mango time
S Robin mango so sweet, mango time
Number eleven an hairy skin
Pack dibankraan ram dem in
For dibankramus' full, mango time
Mekwi go a mango walk, mango time
For is only di talk mango time
Mekwi jump pondi big jackass
Ride im dung an no tap a pass
Mekdi best a di crop, mango time
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US Consulate, Montego Bay: 952-0160
British High Commission, Kingston: 510-0700
Canadian Consulate, Montego Bay: 952-6198


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2010 CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

JUNE 19- AUG 1 "ME AND MI CHAPSIE" BY ASTON COOKE FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY 952-0182
JULY 1 INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY LIME (C&W) GOLF ACADEMY, KINGSTON 929-0693
JULY 4 PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL BOSTON PLAYING FIELD, PORTLAND 322-2140
JULY 11 LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD CARNIVAL ALLIGATOR POND, MANCHESTER 965-4449
JULY 18 24 REGGAE SUMFEST CATHERINE HALL, MONTEGO BAY 953-2933
JULY 20 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, GRAMPS & PEETAH MORGAN
NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL 957-0392
JULY 20- AUG 5 HI PRO LOW/HIGH GOAL FAMILY POLO TOURNAMENT ST ANN 952-4370
JULY 27 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, MAXI PRIEST NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL 957-0392
JULY 30- AUG 2 ATI APPLETON TEMPTATION ISLAND NEGRIL, ABSOLUTETEMPTATIONISLE@YAHOO.COM
JULY 30- AUG 29 NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE COMPANY SEASON OF DANCE
LITTLE THEATRE, KINGSTON 926-6129
JULY 31 THE SEVILLE EMANCIPATION JUBILEE SEVILLE HERITAGE PARK, ST ANN M '-9407
AUG 3 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, TANYA STEPHENS NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL 'I' ii
AUG 6, 7 & 8 INSPIRE! BY PHILIP CLARKE FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY 'ii::'
AUG 10 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, KY-MANI MARLEY NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL i II
AUG 13, 14 & 15 DESTINY FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY :l iI:
AUG 14 MISS JAMAICA WORLD BEAUTY PAGEANT/GRAND CORONATION- KINGSTON 1
AUG 17 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, PETER TOSH TRIBUTE FEAT. TOSH-1
NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL : ii'
AUG 24 ONE LOVE REGGAE CONCERT SERIES, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS NEGRIL ESCAPE, NEGRIL 'L II
AUG 27 (3 WEEKS) BLOCK 24 DIRECTED BY COLLEEN LEWIS FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY ''ll ::
SEPT 5 CARIBBEAN MODEL SEARCH HILTON HOTEL, KINGSTON 968-1089
SEPT 5 11 STIR IT UP FILM & MUSIC EXPO- MONTEGO BAY 823-3851
SEPT 10 -16 PORT ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT- PORT ANTONIO 927-0145
SEPT 24 WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL LIME (C&W) GOLF ACADEMY, KINGSTON 926-4378
SEPT 24- 26 SHAKTI LOVE FEST- KINGSTON 906-9403
SEPT 17 (4 WEEKS) "SCHOOL'S OUT" BY TREVOR RHONE FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY 952-0182
SEPT 30- OCT 8 JAMAICA CYCLE CHALLENGE KINGSTON TO NEGRIL WWW.MARIECURIE.ORG.UK/EVENTS/CYCLING/JAMAICA
OCT 2 CUMI COME RUN 2010- TRYALL CLUB, HANOVER 952-8737
OCT 23- 24 ROSE HALL TRIATHLON ROSE HALL, MONTEGO BAY 578-3581
OCT 24 RRR 2010 BY COLLEEN LEWIS FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY 952-0182
OCT 29- 31 HEALTH, HOME & GARDEN EXPO NATIONAL ARENA, KINGSTON 924-4985
NOV 13 20 RESTAURANT WEEK KINGSTON 978-6245
NOV 19- 21 JAMAICA CULINARY EXPERIENCE- MONTEGO BAY 4.:1:FI 'I
DEC 3 5 REGGAE MARATHON 2010 NEGRIL 922-8677
DEC 26 LITTLE THEATRE MOVEMENT NATIONAL PANTOMIME KINGSTON 926-6129
(-1ST WK IN MAY)
DEC 26 BAY VIBE-RATION MUSICAL REVUE FAIRFIELD THEATRE, MONTEGO BAY 952-0182
DEC 31 HARBOUR FEST AND FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT- KINGSTON 362-6445
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S...- While the dust has settled and the results have been in for a long time,
spectators and golfers are still talking about how the unique, new
Raceway GolfTM format played by the professional lady golfers at the
SMOJO 6 tournament will change the game. The hotly debated new
format, which tests the limits of the world's best athletes through a
faster, shorter and more cut-throat type of competition, proved to be
everything it set out to be and more, as the 16 elite LPGA players
battled for their share of the USS1 million purse.
Unlike the dry play of most tournament golf, the innovative new format
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist (right) lifts the Mojo6 pits the players against each other in a series of six-hole matches. The
Raceway Championship Trophy, designed by
Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson, looking on are head-to-head match-ups proved successful as friendships were laid to
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia rest and the professional competitors took off their gloves to call out their
' Ge (eand cdmentatcr Ji Mcill opponents in an unusual spin which added intense heat to the tournament.
" love this format, it's really challenging, fun and you just never know what's coming," said Christina Kim, who made
it to the second day. "1 think this is the best entertainment women's golf has seen in a while. The format changes
everything, the buzz among players and fans alike is high, and the head-to-head competition is even higher."
"The Mojo 6 is golf like you've never imagined it," noted Ed Moses, Olympic champion and co-founder of Mojo.
"Normally players can put their blinders on and try to beat the course, but in Raceway Golf, it's survival of the
fittest. It's not about your score; it's about beating the person standing in front of you."
Aired on CBS on May 1 and 2, the event kicked off with the 'Red Carpet Match-Up Party' at the Iberostar Hotel
in Montego Bay, where the girls smiled for the cameras while preparing to turn friends into rivals. 'Day One' of
the two day tournament was highlighted by LPGA-ranked veterans trying to prey on the rookies and amateurs
in the hopes of racking up points to secure their spot in the final group of eight that advanced to Round 2,
'Championship Day'. 16 year-old teen golf phenomenon and amateur, Mariah Stackhouse, and LPGA rookie,
Beatriz Recari, whom fans voted into the tournament for the 16th and final spot, were targeted by more
established, veteran players who were quick to pick them as opponents.
Suzann Pettersen from Norway, who is number three in the Rolex World Rankings, the highest ranked player in
the field and fresh off a close, second-place finish at the Nabisco Championship, not surprisingly picked the
unknown Mariah Stackhouse. When asked about it, Pettersen made no effort to hide her strategy, saying quite
honestly, "We're not running a charity here."
While some of the more notable matches appeared lop-sided on paper, as the day progressed and more strategy
came into play, rookies and younger players proved they were up to the challenge. "I'm not scared of anyone,
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After an intense 'Day One', replete with plenty of playoff hole drama, the final eight ladies left standing in the
field on 'Day Two' came ready for battle. In single elimination, bracket-style play, there were no second chances
and no shortage of playoffs, water balls and lipped putts. And in the end it came down to the final hole, as All-
American rookie Amanda Blumenherst faced off against former major LPGA champion, Swedish Anna Nordqvist,
who beat the rookie 1-up over the final, tension-filled six holes.
The event ended splendidly with a farewell beach party hosted by The Palmyra Resort & Spa where many of
the players were spotted having a great time. Said tournament winner Anna Nordqvist, "I had a great time in
Jamaica, made lots of friends and will be back!" www.themojo6.com.





Built on what used to be a 400-acre sugar plantation, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course meanders through the lush
mountains out to the coast where players are close enough to the ocean to feel the sea spray on their faces.
Robert von Hagge, Michael Smelek and Rick Baril designed the par-72 course with the resort player in mind.
Winding gently through the historic Cinnamon Hill sugar plantation, the 18-hole course is enjoyable for golfers
of all skill levels. Players can enjoy stunning scenery that includes the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill,
aqueducts and inlaid stone walls, plus a waterfall at the 15th hole that was featured in the James Bond film
Live and let Die. Call 953-2984. www.cinnamonhilljamaica.com.


Carved out of 4,000 acres of the foothills and countryside, the White Witch Golf Course; named after Rose Hall
Plantation mistress Annie Palmer, is both breathtaking and challenging. According to local legend the bewitching
brunette killed her three husbands in Rose Hall's imposing Great House and it is said that her magical charms
are replicated on the course, which is alluringly dangerous and unpredictable just like its namesake. Designed
by Robert von Hagge, spectacular ocean views can be enjoyed from 16 of the course's 18 holes. The course is
blessed with hospitality trained caddies, or 'Golf Concierges', who see to players every whim and provide expert
advice on how to 'tame The Witch'. Call 518-0174. www.whitewitchgolf.com.


Many golfers favor the par-72 Half Moon Golf Course, Rose Hall's third golf course, which is located within the
400-acre Half Moon resort. The course is reminiscent of a true British-links style course, with trade winds and
water hazards adding to the challenge of navigating undulating greens sculpted from the foothills of the island's
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JAMAICAN 'MUST DO' ADVENTURES


MONTEGO BAY
ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE
ROSE HALL
The historic tour of the famous 18th century Great House combines history,
mystery, suspense and steaming love stories. Visit Annie Palmer's former residence
where several visitors have reported sightings of the ghost of the infamous "White
Witch." Guided tours daily from 9:15 am with the last tour at 5:15 pm.
Call 953-2323

CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES
ROSE HALL, GREAT RIVER AND SANDY BAY
Zipline Canopy tours, ATV and 4x4 Off Road safaris, Ride 'n Swim
S adventures, Dune Buggy rides, river tubing and kayaking, Chukka
S tours guarantee sensational outdoor experiences while being
i .' environmentally friendly. Green Globe certified. Open daily 8:30 am 5:30 pm.
-I Call 953-6699

BRACO STABLES
BRACO TRELAWNY
A perfect combination of adventure, sunshine and mellow exercise, the popular Swim 'n Ride combines an
equestrian experience with beach, sunshine and a chance to explore the countryside. Braco's TrailMix tour
offers another option to enjoy Trelawny's magnificent scenery on foot and bicycle. Available daily: 10:30 am
and 2:30 pm. Call 954-0185

RAFTING ON THE GREAT RIVER
GREAT RIVER, ST. JAMES
Nothing is more romantic than rafting down a river on a 30 foot
bamboo raft. Experience true tranquility on this very enjoyable and
peaceful journey downstream under the direction of your captain
and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Open daily 9:00 am 5:00 pm.
Call 952-0889

DOCTOR'S CAVE BEACH
GLOUCESTER AVENUE (HIP STRIP)
One of the most spectacular private beaches in the area, Doctor's
Cave is the perfect place to chill under a palm tree with a cool drink
in your hand, white sand between your toes and an unbeatable view
of the Caribbean Sea. Open daily 8:30 am- 5:30 pm. Call 952-2566


RASTAFARI INDIGENOUS VILLAGE
MONTEGO RIVER GARDENS
Authentic insight into the Rastafari way of life. Explore the natural heritage,
culture, music, foods, herbs and spices in this village comprising of homes,
school, herbal and organic farms and lots of interesting people. Handmade
crafts, CDs and clothing on sale. Call to make bookings. Call 383-9068.

OCHO RIOS
DOLPHIN COVE
DUNN'S RIVER MAIN ROAD
Spend an unforgettable day choosing between the many fun activities at
S Dolphin Cove. Captain your own mini-boat or glass bottom kayak, interact
and swim with dolphins, sharks and stingrays, and mingle with exotic birds,
_-.j- snakes and iguanas on the Jungle Trail Walk. Open daily 8:30 am 5:30 pm,
S first encounter 9:15 am, last 3:15 pm. Tel: 974-5335

PROSPECT ADVENTURE TOURS
PROSPECT PLANTATION
Experience the open-air jitney ride on the plantation tour, horseback rides, camel safari, hikes and bicycle tours
while you explore the 1000-acres of the Prospect Plantation. Aquire your personal 'Camel Driver's License'.
Open Mon Fri 10:00 am 3:30pm. Tel: 994-1058

BLUE MOUNTAIN BICYCLE TOUR
OCHO RIOS, KINGSTON, MONTEGO BAY AND PORTLAND
One of the most recommended tours on island, which combines
nature, culture and exercise with the beautiful scenery. Visit the highest
point of the Blue Mountains accessible by vehicle, before you embark
on a thrilling, downhill bicycle ride. Available daily 9:00 am 5:00 pm.
Tel: 974-7075

NEGRIL
KOOL RUNNINGS WATER PARK

The only state-of-the-art water park in Jamaica with 10 amazing super-sized
water slides, 1/4 mile lazy river, Captain Mikie's Coconut Island for kids,
Anancy Village and several restaurants. Open Tues to Sun from 11:00 am to
7:00 pm. Closed Mon. Tel: 957-5400

NEGRIL'S 7-MILE BEACH
ACCESSIBLE FROM NORMAN MANLEY BOULEVARD


Enjoy a stroll along this famous powdery white sand
one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

RICK'S CAFE
WEST END
Listed as one of the "1,000 places to visit before you
die", sunset watching at Rick's Cafe is mandatory.
Hang out by the pool, cabanas or bar to
enjoy a tropical drink or some good food at this
top-of-the-rock hotspot, while you watch the dare
devil cliff jumpers. Open daily noon to 10:30 pm.
Tel: 957-0380


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THE GRAND LITTLE THEATRE AT FAIRFIELD


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A scene from the outstanding White Witch staging (Photo: Michael Chen)
A major success, the recent staging of Jane Crichton's musical play White Witch has received rave reviews from
both locals and tourists. Said the Jamaican playwright, "I have been fascinated by the story of Annie Palmer for
many years ever since visiting the ruins of Rose Hall at night as a teenager." Normally portrayed as an evil witch,
Crichton's aim was to put Annie Palmer, in a different light, a frustrated and lonely woman trapped in a man's world.

FAIRFIELD THEATRE CALENDAR
June 19 August 1 (weekends) ME AND MI CHAPSIE by Aston Cooke Sydney Reid Productions
'Chapsie' Donald, is a deejay in an inner-city dancehall, popular among
the blue-collar and red-haired crowd. He meets Marilyn, divorced ad
executive and resident of an upscale Kingston community at a downtown
party. Despite the odds and the odd looks, they like each other. A
humorous treatise.
August 6, 7 & 8 INSPIRE! by Philip Clarke
A variety type theatrical concert series with top local talents, suitable
for visitors and locals alike.
August 13, 14, &15 DESTINY
A Christian themed church production by the New Irwin Moravian church.
August 27 (3 weeks only) BLOCK 24 directed by Coleen Lewis
The Fairfield Junior Theatre A lively Jamaican dance hall musical on young people leaving home
way before time thinking that they are ready for the adult world.
August FAIRFIELD THEATRE WORKSHOP
ACTING; DIRECTING & PRODUCING. Module 2.
September 17 (for 4 weeks) SCHOOL'S OUT by Trevor Rhone, directed by Warren Williams
A timeless and popular comedy piece on the ills of the Jamaican
education system.
October 24 RRR 2010 by Coleen Lewis
World Premiere! A comedic all male revue which entertains with short
sketches, satire and social commentary.


December 26


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Directed by Douglas Prout, the play premiered in February 2010 with
a cast of excellent Jamaican actors. Appearing in the lead role of the
White Witch of Rose Hall, one of the hottest commodities on the
Jamaican theatre landscape Maylynne Walton, demonstrated her wide
range of acting talent. Among the other gifted actors were Keiran King,
fo who last appeared in Dreamgirls, Philip Clarke, Peter Abrikian, Noelle
Kerr, Karla Josephs, Coleen Lewis and members of the Fairfield Youth
Troupe. Said Prout, "This particular project has been much of a labor
of love for me, a mini-obsession, since my dear friend Jane Crichton
Annie Palmer has a word with Taku (Photo:Micoel Chou) inflicted the manuscript on me in 2006."
Truly, the creative crew at the Fairfield Theatre showed audiences that it doesn't have to be high tech and
expensive to be entertaining. Even on a tight budget, the cast and production team did a great job reflecting
the thoughts of the author through exceptional set design and lighting effects, entertaining the audience with
outstanding singing, dancing and acting skills. Musical Director and composer David Tulloch's beautiful and
catchy music specially produced for the play also brought a whole new dimension to the play, giving spectators
the feeling of being at a musical in London's West End.
Several island visitors had found their way to the Fairfield Theatre to see White Witch, and comments ranging
from "fantastic" to "incredible", were among the many superlatives uttered among theatre-goers who were
thrilled to have witnessed the production. Be sure to enjoy one or more of the outstanding performances by the
Montego Bay Little Theatre Movement at the Fairfield Theatre.

THE MONTEGO BAY LITTLE THEATRE MOVEMENT
Founded by the now retired Paul Methuen in 1975, with the assistance Henry and Greta Fowler from 'Kingston's
Little Theatre Movement' (KLTM), the 'Montego Bay Little Theatre Movement' (MLTM) was inspired by Methuen's
drive for class theatrical expression. A group of benevolent Montegonians raised the required public interest
and funding to create the charming, intimate Fairfield Theatre, just minutes from the center of Montego Bay.
Converted out of an old pavilion overlooking the famed grass courts of the once posh Fairfield Estate, the 175
seat theatre has the classic proscenium-arch type stage, the widest, out of the current collection of small
theatres on the island. The theatre's very first presentation in 1975 was a combination of three one-act plays
aptly called '3 to 1', and as many expatriates were among those involved in the formative period of the mid-
seventies, it is not surprising that many of the early staged plays were either British or American in origin and
nature. Methuen was already a celebrated director of many Shakespearean works in Kingston, leading to
mandatory productions of Twelfth Nightand Romeo and Juliet As MLTM became firmly committed to staging
a wider variety of productions, the entire gamut of African, American, West Indian, British and Jamaican pieces
have been staged at the theatre with success. With the gradual change in both audience base and in the
composition of the Management Committee driving the theatre's course, most Jamaican playwrights such as
Trevor Rhone, Louis Marriott, Patrick Brown, Basil Dawkins and David Heron have been dramatized at the Fairfield
Theatre. Earlier productions that have traveled to Kingston to receive even more critical acclaim include Night
of January 16th and the Jamaican play Feminine Justice by Basil Dawkins, which has also been staged overseas.
With a rich history of varied successes and the acceptance of the community as a veritable institution, the
management of Montego Bay's only little theatre is proud of its reputation as an amateur organization of the
strictest professional standards. Having managed to inspire young talent and hone more experienced performers
over the last thirty years, there is now a dire need for corporate assistance to sustain the theatre's efforts.


The legendary White Witch in front of the famous Rose Hall Great House (Photo: Michael Chen)


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RIVERS & REGGAE


THE'SPIRIT OF REGGAE' TOUR
Jamaica = Reggae = Bob Marley. A pilgrimage to the 'holy grounds'
of reggae, the tiny village of Nine Mile which is Bob Marley's birth
and final resting place, is a must for any reggae aficionado. With
SBob Marley's catchy tunes still playing in many places across the
r world, it is hard to fathom that this musical genius, walked his
Childhood steps in a teeny community in the hills of St. Ann.
Born in Nine Mile on February 6, 1945, Robert 'Nesta' Marley
continued to find musical inspiration in his secluded birthplace from
time to time throughout his life. Only 36 years old when he passed
on in 1981, the beloved singer received a state funeral before being laid to rest at his birthplace.
Among the island's Rastafari population, of which Marley was a devout follower, it is a widely accepted fact that
the musical genius who grew up among them achieved eternal life and continues to live in Nine Mile. His final
resting place has become a shrine to reggae fans from faraway places, who journey into the Jamaican mountains
to feel the spirit of their idol first hand.
Upon arrival, visitors are brought to a waiting area with a nice bar and a TV screen, where a very informative
Bob Marley documentary is shown. This creates the reggae groove setting before one of the Rastafari tour
guides shows you the family house where it all began. Little known insights into his childhood and musical
career are shared while walking through Bob's grandmother's house, where he lived as a young boy.
It is fascinating to see the place where the singer and songwriter lived and worked, and you get to see the
small board house where Marley lay on the small bed while he wrote the lines, "We'll be together with a roof
right over our heads; we'll share the shelter of my single bed" of his famous song Is This love.


Fans will get that special feeling when standing on 'Mount Zion Rock' where Bob used to meditate and rest his
head on 'the pillow', a flat round stone made famous through the lyrics of the song Talking Blues, "Cold ground
was my bed last night; and rock was my pillow, too."
Described as an extraordinary experience, most visitors are overcome by a sad, but curious feeling when walking
though the mausoleum, the final resting place of the King of Reggae. The tomb is made of white Italian marble,
with Bob's head facing east, towards Ethiopia.
Visit the grounds which are full of memories to learn more about the reggae superstar known throughout the
most remote places of the world and find out where the young Marley cooked the meals depicted in his song
No Woman No Cry, "We would cook cornmeal porridge of which I share with you".

DUNN'S RIVER FALLS
Located just outside of Ocho Rios, the world famous, 600 feet waterfalls of Dunn's River is one of the Caribbean's
most beautiful natural attractions. Not only did the 'Jamaican Niagara Falls' pose as a backdrop for scenes in
Hollywood blockbusters such as Dr. No, featuring Ursula Andress and Sean Connery and Cocktail, starring Tom
Cruise and Elizabeth Shue frolicking in the famous cascades, they remain the island's most visited attraction.
In the 1700's, the Spaniards named the area 'Las Chorreras', on account of the area's many waterfalls. Over the
years the name changed to Ocho Rios, eight rivers. In fact, the area has only four rivers, one of which is the
Dunn's River with its unending, swiftly descending flow of water interspersed with rapid cascades pouring directly
into the Caribbean Sea.
Dunn's River's cooling waters are bordered by a stunning, jungle-like park equipped with several wooden
platforms from which visitors can take pictures or enjoy the lush tropical flora of ferns, bamboos, ginger lilies,
crotons, orchids, breadfruit trees and a variety of palms. After enjoying the stroll along the tropical rainforest
down to the beach and the beginning of the falls, you can embark on the climb up the falling waters of 600
feet of limestone steps. Experienced guides have climbers form a 'human chain' and lead the way up the falls,
allowing patrons to pause at the waterfall basin "massage parlour" to experience the soothing effects of the
water. Fabulous photo opportunities are abundant.
An array of delights ranging from spicy jerked chicken, pork, fish and curried goat are available
at the park for hungry souls while shoppers can acquire local souvenirs including carvings,
straw products and intuitive art at the craft fair grounds. /
Don't forget to bring or rent water shoes, swimsuit, towel and camera! You
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Tourist Association.
With popular 'touch', 'encounter' and 'swim with the dolphins' packages, visitors get the opportunity to swim
with dolphins and sharks as well as the chance to pet, hold and snorkel with stingrays. Patrons can explore the
coastline's secret waterfalls which meander into the crystal clear Caribbean Sea by mini boat or kayak, or simply
enjoy sunbathing on the pearly white sand beach.
Elevating the marine attraction to yet another level, phase two of Dolphin Cove Negril is set to open late October.
Says owner Stafford Burrowes, who has invested over USSGM in the new facility, "It will be more than a marine
attraction, it will be a once in a lifetime experience." A perfect place to spend the day, visitors will be able to
enjoy a beautiful white sand beach, water slides, a lazy river, and mangrove tours while camels and crocodiles
will complete the picture of the tropical adventure park.
Within walking distance from the Grand Palladium Hotel, Dolphin Cove Negril is a welcomed entertainment
addition to the western side of the island. States Burrowes, "Studies have shown that for each person from
Montego Bay visiting an Ocho Rios attraction, the attraction has five visitors from Ocho Rios." Concluding that
attractions draw the majority of it's patrons from nearby resort areas, the innovative Burrowes decided to create
another major adventure on the western side of the island.
Burrowes has also established a partnership with renowned psychologist Dr. Nathanson, who for many years


has helped people with disabilities reach their full potential. Dr. Nathanson, who runs a practice offering Dolphin
Human Therapy, currently works with Dolphin Cove in the Cayman Islands and will add another fantastic service
to Dolphin Cove in Jamaica.
Not only does Dolphin Cove heavily invest in the island, it also offers solid job opportunities. "Currently we
employ over 260 people at our Ocho Rios facility," states Burrows and adds, "Our second attraction will eventually
give jobs to around 200 people." You have to be able to swim to work at Dolphin Cove. However, lessons are
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HOPE THROUGH FOOTBALL


SSaid acclaimed football star Emilio Butragueno, Director
of Institutional Relations for the Real Madrid Football Club,
who came to Jamaica for the launch of the first phase
of the 'Real Madrid Football School' in Rose Hall, "We
want to help young people develop positive values through
the game of football." The Spanish footballer, who officially
cr opened the school with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the
i Rose Hall football field, expressed Real Madrid
i h Foundation's delight at being able to introduce the
S l program to Jamaica. Added Butragueno. following a
formal signing ceremony by the partners in Kingston, "I
am convinced that this project will be a big success, and
that today's signing is the beginning of a fruitful and long-
lasting project."
With his love for the game of soccer, Butragueno is the
ultimate role model for any aspiring footballer. Cheerfully
transmitting a bit of star power to his recently acquired
collection of young, Jamaican protegees at the Rose Hall
Former Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueno in action football field, Butragueno was quickly surrounded by
(Photo: courts of The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation) young players hoping to touch or exchange a word with
the celebrity player. Revered as a genius on the pitch, no other player embodies
the spirit of fair play and heart quite like Butragueno, who pretty much holds
the status of 'national hero' in Spain. One of the world's most prominent
attackers in the mid-eighties, nicknamed "The Vulturp" ("Fl Riiit-rr" fnr
his amazing capacity to score goals, he held the dll:r, iii, ,i 11 -. -
receiving a single red card during his entire cal-i-i ,ii III
retirement in 1998.
Undeniably the greatest Spanish player to ever
partake in the World Cup, Butragueno played
69 international matches for Spain's
national squad and scored 26 goals
during his remarkable football career,
which included 9 games in the 1986 and
1990 World Cups. He distinguished himself
by becoming one of the few players ever
to have scored 4 goals in a World Cup
match, when the unstoppable striker went on
a rampage in the second round match of the
1986 tournament in Mexico against Denmark,
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Marc Rollins (left) of Rose Hall Developments Limited, Jesus Silva (centre), Ambassador of Spain and president of The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation,
and Emilio Butragueno, Director of Institutional Relations for Real Madrid Foundation, sign off on an agreement between the entities for the
development of the Real Madrid Football School for Social Integration in Kingston (Photo: courtesy of The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation)
The story of how this international icon from the Spanish mega club came to add his special allure to the local
football school is a chronicle of how many different people working together towards a common goal can create
long lasting, meaningful change. The seeds for the local 'Real Madrid Football Club' were first sown by Marc
Rollins of Rose Hall Developments, who has organized a summer Football Camp for the children of the
Barrettown SOS Village several years running. An annual highlight for many of the local children,
ideas flourished of how to make the event a more permanent offer to the area's children.
SWIi-'11 .11:111: Ambassador Jesus Silva reached out to the Real Madrid Foundation and convinced
II tI rii, ,,iiii-1 with the project, the idea was transformed into reality. Said Butragueno, "The
:.iuiii ,i :l : iipport of The Spanish Jamaican Foundation, Rose Hall Developments and the St.
I:-: Parish Council were determining factors in our decision to establish a Real Madrid
Football School in Rose Hall. Our school depends on support from the
local community."
With similar projects already established in 15 other countries, including Haiti
and the Dominican Republic, the initiative will provide sports education to inner
city St. James children between the ages of 7 and 11. Explained Butragueno,
"The focus is on social integration, training youngsters through solidarity,
community and social service. Real Madrid defines this idea as 'educating
young people through the values of sport'."
Through the initiative, youngsters from some of the most troubled
communities in Montego Bay have been afforded an avenue to develop
both their football and their social skills. Said Spain's Ambassador to
Jamaica, Jesus Silva, "We are very grateful to the Real Madrid
Foundation for supporting this endeavor." The Ambassador
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From left: Managing Director of Seawind Key Investments Ltd. Michael McMorris, Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Jesus Silva, football legend Emilio Butragueno,
JFF President Captain Horace Burrell, Montego Bay Major Charles Sinclair and Howard Mclntosh, Technical Committee Chairman for the JFF (Photo:Heidilech)


Former Reggae Boyz goal keeper, Aaron Lawrence, heads up the team of trainers (Photo: Heidilech)

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Former Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueno officially cuts the ribbon for the 'Real Madrid Football School' in Rose Hall on April 26, 2010 with
The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (Photo:Heidilech)
to children and can be used to foster social integration. "This promising and ambitious program is geared
towards much more than creating football stars. Real Madrid has established a model, in which children are
invited to be part of a football school. At the same time, you teach other values which are intrinsic to football,
teamwork, unselfishness and doing something for others."
According to Jesus Silva, Ambassador of Spain and President of The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, the second
phase of the project includes the construction of permanent structures on land donated by Rose Hall Developments
in the Rose Hall area. Stated Silva, "We are going to start a fund-raising campaign to build two football fields,
classrooms and changing rooms. The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation is going to be responsible for funding the
day-to-day running of the school."
During its first year, the school is expected to provide training for 30 to 50 boys and girls between 6 and 12
years old on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Children must maintain an average of 50 percent in their
academic work to keep their place at the school, another idea adopted from Marc Rollins' yearly Football Camp.
Former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper, Aaron Lawrence, is heading up the school as the Technical Director. Said
Lawrence, always dreamed of helping youngsters become better persons and better footballers, when I was
finished playing."
For more information, please log on to www.spanishjamaicanfoundation.org,
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Born in London to Bajan mother Lucy Pounder in 1974, Julian grew up in a multicultural environment, which
exposed him to many different cultures and types of music. grew up with musicians around me," remembers
Julian, whose first studio recording was cut at the tender age of 5. Frequently in Jamaica, Julian was brought
into the studio for his novice recording session by legendary Tuff Gong engineer 'Sticko' Warren Weinburg.
Recalls the musician, "I remember singing something like 'the fire is burning, burning'." Who knows, maybe
that first cassette recorded tune will be incorporated into one of Julian's hits one day.
Julian remembers his father as a peoples' person and has a vivid memory of the day he visited the great Bob
in London, during his 'Uprising Tour' in 1980. Describes the musician, "My dad played at Crystal Palace. I
remember being taken backstage and him looking down at me with this big, happy, loving smile."
A positive person who seems to laugh a lot, Julian sports his father's long, trademark dreadlocks and resembles
his father quite a bit. The young musician underlines his belief that people can not convert to be a Rasta, they
are born 'Rasta', including himself. He describes the source of
his inspiration from the viewpoint of a true follower,
stating that he gives thanks and praise to the
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Julian salutes in front of a Bob Marley / Rastafari mural (Photo: MAIIIFSTO 2010)
business, Julian 'Ju Ju' Marley has earned glory with his third studio album Awake, which won 'Best Album of
the Year' at the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAMWA) in May and was nominated for 'Best
Reggae Album' at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Julian follows the line-up of Marley children to take up a music
career, starting with Ziggy, Stephen, Cedella and Sharon who first formed the 'Melody Makers' in 1986. Stephen's
later venture into a solo career was followed by his younger brothers Ky-Mani and Damian (Jr. Gong), who have
both enjoyed enormous success on their own. But although the siblings often collaborate on recordings and
shows, each of them has proven that it is not only the Marley name, but the eminent reggae beat that pumps
through their veins that has led them to their individual triumphs in the music industry.
The gifted musician who plays guitar, keyboard and drums, writes all his lyrics and music from
scratch and has recorded three albums so far: Lion in the Morning(1996),
A Time & Place (2003) and his most recent release Awake (2009).
Inspired by Ju Ju's grandmother and Bob Marley's mother, Cedella
Booker Marley, who passed away in 2008, Awake features a set of
hypnotic beats and soulful vocals. Incorporating the spiritual, roots-
reggae sound that Julian has made his own, the album is infused with
i-i--I-II-i, hip-hop, bubbling dancehall plus some smooth R&B. In true Marley style,
Flli- 111111 1-I-h n-: i 1n outstanding collaboration with Stephen called A Little Too Late and a
ii.i 1-1 u111 i !iiii with Jr. Gong called Violence in the Streets. The masterfully crafted lyrics
I : -:4 il,,iii iir.blems with violence, its reasons and societal gaps, which Julian believes
h., I,- I!1.1111 i i's this violence in the street, my brothers got no time to sleep. Say they
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SiIII.iii.- i-:ce and love through music and thereby creating positive change around
hiI- ki II A: artists, we have to be careful of the lyrics we put out and what we teach,"
::i,: hI hII i- ilaining that many teenagers identify themselves with music. "Young people
li.- Ii:ir li,-, listen to and music with violent lyrics is getting far too much airplay," he
,iiiiiiiii-: i,,iiting out that miscommunication is the cause of misunderstandings, the
S:ii i- i.I .ii.li-nce. "My mission is to continue my father's legacy and keep conscious
1-!!: 11i 111:, :ili ve," explains the musician.
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During a live performance in Miami in 2009 (Photo:WonderKnack)


Performance in Aventura, Florida in 2009 (Photos: Stephanie ine)
On invitation by the Jamaican Government, Julian and his band 'The Uprising' performed during the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing, celebrating alongside Jamaica's gold medal winner Usain Bolt. "It was a great time
to be in China. We were privileged to witness Jamaica on the
rise and support our athletes with reggae music," says the
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PLAYING 'MAS' AT CARNIVAL

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Inspired by New Orleans 'Mardi Gras', Rio De Janeiro's 'Carneval' and 'Carnevale' in Venice, the Jamaican version of iiii. iI I1h: ,
by a group of Jamaican revelers called the 'Oakridge Boys' in 1989. Unable to make their usual annual sojourn to t 1- 1 i:11111.11 11i 1 1
the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, they decided to create their own fun and bring carnival to their homeland. Thus, the 'C i iiili- l'., 1.11!1ii :1-1
the island's very first road march involving over 300 participants, signaling the birth of public carnival celebrations on tih- lii 11111.ii Hi -
Jamaicans typically celebrated carnival in smaller groups, partying in backyards rather than taking to the streets, as is ( i: ,u,, 111 :i ,,il" -
of other Caribbean nations.
Throughout the years, the island has seen the emergence of inventive 'Mas Bands', imprinting their special touch on the loctl iii I ', ii- i:,-
In 1990, Order of Jamaica recipient and leader of Jamaica's most prolific calypso group called the 'Dragonaires', the late B,'."u I_- ,i I
emerged as the country's carnival champion by organizing a street parade that drew thousands of participants and spec II: i ii -
musical aficionado, who believed that a carnival could be a force to successfully unite 'uptown' and 'downtown' Kingston, later I'-: i11-1
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Ask any participant to describe their sense of freedom and euphoria on carnival day and they are likely to
answer you along the same lines. Said Sara Mclntyre about her inaugural carnival outing, can't believe what
I was missing! I felt truly alive on the road and I can't wait for next year." Of course, euphoric feelings are
brought out en masse by a diversity of potions and infectious pulses of the Caribbean's traditional carnival
music, including calypso and soca, proliferated from big trucks carrying a variety of live bands and sound
systems throughout the parade. A milestone for the island's carnival took place in 2001, when the three top
bands 'Oakridge', 'Revellers' and 'Raiders', merged into the dynamic entity currently known as 'Bacchanal
Jamaica'. Today the island's leading 'Mas Band' sits at the midst of the action as organizers of everything from
costumes, artists, programs, parades, security and music for the signature masquerade event.


Fun at Friday's J'Ouvert (Photo: contributed)


The costumes are one of the most important part of carnival
(Photo: Bacchanal Jamaica)


Characteristically, the music is written to include a heavy contingent of horns, whistles, steel pans and drums,
making it loud and brash and each year's musical theme features repetitive lyrics, instructing revelers when to
wine' or 'gyrate', 'jump' and wave' a rag or a flag. Clever plays on words produce amusing innuendos and
satirical calypso songs often document the various goings-on of the island. Each year, one song is elevated to
the title of 'Official Road March Song', receiving constant replays throughout the parade. The fusion of 'reggae'
and 'dancehall' with soca' has also created a new brand of music called 'reggae-soca', a catchy beat to which
numerous Jamaican artists like Beenie Man and Shaggy have produced highly successful tracks, demonstrating
once again the melting pot of cultures which is the Caribbean.
Preparations for the annual carnival parade first begin with the unveiling of costumes, designed around a unifying
concept. In 2010, Bacchanal Jamaica decided on the theme 'Bacchanal Treasures' and outfitted the various
bands with monikers like 'Aztec Gold', 'Diamonds of Kilimanjaro' and Treasures of Kashmir'. Genuine works of
art, the hand-made costumes are typically adorned with rhinestones, sequins and feathers, producing vibrant
displays of colors in the parade of dancing masqueraders. For those who do not wish to bare too much skin in
a costume that is basically no more than a fancy bikini, joining a T-shirt band is another option which provides
participants with armbands and better coverage outfits as well as two hearty meals, snacks, water and beverages
during the road march.
A number of island festivities and weekly live performances by artists from around the Caribbean at 'Mas Camp'
Carnival Headquarters in Kingston, lead up to the event's big Sunday parade. The sight on thousands of paint
covered masqueraders dancing through the streets of Kingston at 3:00 am in the morning during Friday's
J'Ouvert a night of partying where people daub paint all over each other before heading to the streets for a
pre-dawn parade still amazes many.
On Carnival Sunday, families and friends gather along the parade route in anticipation of the frivolities of the
passing procession and establishments close their doors to organize their own parties coinciding with the road
march. Costume bands begin lining up at 10:00 am for the 8.1 miles long route, which takes participants
approximately 8 hours to complete. If that sounds too arduous, you can always opt to be a sidewalk spectator,
although the absence of an armband prevents you from joining the fun on the road. Once the cavalcade arrives
at 'Mas Camp' the festivities continue with food, drink, music and vibes, turning into one great bash.
Carnival in Jamaica has become an anticipated fixture on the island's entertainment calendar. Be sure to mark
your calendar for next year's Carnival Sunday, set for April 31, 2011. For more information and to purchase
costumes visit www.bacchanaljamaica.com.



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Jamaican born, Dr. Jacqueline Watson was
inspired to give back to her native island during
her years in medical school in the early 90s in
NY. Explains Dr. Watson, was allowed 'away
Dr. Jacqueline Watson, founder of JWoW (Photo: courtesy of ir Watson) rotations'. Naturally, I would come back home to
Jamaica." While she was impressed with the
clinical skills of local doctors, she found the lack of basic medical equipment and laboratory testing facilities
disturbing. States Dr. Watson, "A seed was planted, motivating me to think about how I could do something
meaningful to help improve conditions, even if only in a small way."
A graduate from Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Dr. Watson went to Howard
University in Washington before attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine on Long Island. She
completed the Family Practice Residency program at Georgetown University School of Medicine before attending
the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. Says Dr. Watson, who loves her
country of birth with a passion, "I always tell people that growing up in Jamaica was an amazing blessing in
itself, and one that I appreciate more and more as the years go by."


Esq. Ex Officio as well as Founder and President Dr. Watson.
JWoW organizes two major fundraising events per year dedicated to specific causes such as HIV/ AIDS, mental
health, substance abuse and the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Through JWoW's Tea-Off To Good Health',
an annual high tea and silent auction held in June and it's 'Tee-Off Fore The Health Of It' golf tournament in
fall, funds are raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and generous donations. Themes are selected based on
feedback from the Ministry of Health in Jamaica about the needs. Explains Dr. Watson, "Once a theme has
been selected, we invite community based organizations to submit grant applications. The Charity Selection
Committee determines recipients according to strict criteria."


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The Founder and CEO of Health Concepts International, a healthcare consulting firm, Dr. Watson was recently
recruited as the Executive Director for the DC Board of Medicine by the local Government of Washington DC.
Says the Dr., "Taking on this new role during a historic time of change in America, was an amazing opportunity.
My office is 2 blocks away from the White House in the nation's capital, where health care reform is at the
center of every major discussion." Currently, Dr. Watson is responsible for managing regulatory oversight of
licensing of over 11,000 physicians and health professionals.
Dr. Watson's area of expertise and dedication to health made it easy for her to choose a mission for the charity.
She explains, "Poverty, poor education and lack of access to quality health care results in negative health and
social effects. Women and children, in particular, suffer disproportionately."
Hence,15 dedicated Washington based ladies agreed to pool their professional expertise and resources with the
vision of creating a philanthropic organization that would make a sustainable impact on the lives of underprivileged.
Today, the non-profit charity is spearheaded by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of Secretary Dr. Jean
Williams, Treasurer Andrea Summers, Alanna Broderick, Jacqui's sister Kim M. Watson, Michelle Cross Fenty,
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In 2009 the two JWoW fundraiser events centered on the theme 'Breath of Life: Reduce Infant Mortality and
Save Lives'. The Tea-Off was held poolside at the residence of the Jamaican Ambassador in Washington DC
and the Tee-Off golf event was held at Rose Hall's Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. This was the first JWoW event
hosted in Jamaica. Says Dr. Watson, "It was time for us to increase our presence on the island."
Proceeds from both events were allotted to the Paediatric Ward of Montego Bay's 400-bed Cornwall Regional
Hospital, which serves large parts of Western Jamaica. Infant warmers, a bilirubinometer, pulseoximeters and
phototherapy lamps valued at twenty five thousand dollars (USS25,000) were purchased. States Dr. Watson,
"This was the first time JWoW gave a tangible gift. We have always given money to support services or programs.
However, we learned that many infant deaths in Jamaica can be attributed to the lack of lifesaving equipment,
so we felt compelled to make an adjustment."
States Dr. Watson, "Jamaica suffers from startlingly high infant and child mortality rates." JWoW's donation
complements the efforts Dr. Carleene Grant and CEO Mr. Everton Anderson, whose team is dedicated to addressing
infant mortality in the region. According to Dr. Tracy Evans-Gilbert, Consultant Pediatrician at the Cornwall
Regional Hospital, 57% of children's deaths occur during the newborn stage.


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Already in full use in the Paediatric Ward at Cornwall Regional Hospital, the nurses on duty were not too busy
to show their appreciation to JWoW and Dr. Watson, who visited the hospital to see the medical equipment in
operation. Shares Dr. Watson, "It was moving to observe the tiny little infants benefiting from the medical
equipment we donated with every little breath. It is incredibly uplifting and gratifying to know that, in our own
small way, we are saving lives and helping to improve the services for those less fortunate. I hope others will
be inspired to help as well." After visiting the Paediatric Ward, Dr. Watson took the time to comfort a young
couple in the waiting area anxiously awaiting the doctor's update about their five week old son.
Since it's inception in 2003, JWoW has raised over USS200,000 and donated to community-based organizations.
Local beneficiaries in Jamaica include Mensana, The University of West Indies Development & Endowment Fund,
Women's Media Watch in Kingston, St. Anne's Community Centre of Concern in West Kingston, Children's First
Agency, Spanish Town Family & Parenting Centre, Community for the Upliftment of The Mentally III, Western Society
for the Upliftment of Children in Montego Bay, the Westmoreland Association for Street People, Sav-La-Mar
Empowerment Program, FAMPLAN in St. Ann and the Jamaica AIDS Support. Affirms the Dr., "Support comes from
both Jamaicans and Americans, it is amazing how many people love Jamaica and view it as a special place."
Recognized by the Jamaican community both for her professional work and charitable contributions, Dr. Watson's
family is also involved in her many philanthropic endeavors. According to her husband of 18 years, dentist
Steven Price, and the couple's 14 year old son Chad, their home usually gets a bit turbulent two weeks before
any given JWoW event. With a constantly ringing phone and a steady flow of drop off donations, the entire
family pulls together to make it work. Says Dr. Watson, who is proud of her two men's supportive attitude,
"They help do a lot of heavy lifting and close their eyes to the temporary mess! I think it is an important
example for our son to observe and recognize that he, too, must give back."
Following in his mother's footsteps, the young Chad has already started up his own charity called P.O.SH
Movement, which stands for previously owned shoes. The teenager has persuaded his friends to donate little
worn shoes to children in Jamaica, and identified a camp in Falmouth to help him to distribute shoes every
summer. Explains Chad, "Every kid needs decent shoes to wear to school."
JWoW recently hosted their 8th. Annual Tea-Off in Washington,DC. This year's theme focused on Homelessness
and grant awards will be made to organizations in Jamaica, Washington DC and Haiti.
Individuals who feel connected to Jamaica and want to help JWoW fulfill their vision should visit www.JWoW.org.


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GIRLS' WEEKEND TURNS INTO HOME AWAY


FROM HOME


Donna's love for Jamaica started way back, when she visited
Jamaica with her tightly knit group of girlfriends. They loved it
Sso much that they ended up visiting the island annually for 4
consecutive years. As the Senior Vice President of Human
Resources for global medical technology giant Becton, Dickinson
L & Company, which has representation in over 50 countries,
Donna frequently travels the world for both business and pleasure.
I After comparing many destinations, Jamaica won her heart.
Donna describes her affection for the Caribbean island, which
has become her second home in a few simple yet powerful
words, "I love Jamaica."
Donna first learned about The Palmyra from another residence
Front Office Manager Romaine Scott and Donna during her owner, who told her about the fantastic new development in Rose
first stay at The Palmyra (Photo: courtesy of onna oles) Hall. "When I came to Jamaica in 2007 and met Judith Ferger,
Sales Executive at The Palmyra, I liked the plans," explains Donna. Although the only visuals available at the
time were artist renderings, Donna immediately knew that the development was the right choice for her and
wanted to own a piece of it. States Donna, "There are many attractive things about this project."
The fantastic spa and state of the art fitness center, which are also available on property, were main factors
in Donna's decision to purchase a residence. love the spa," says Donna about the 30,000 sq ft sanctuary
designed by award-winning spa designer Susan Harmsworth, founder and CEO of ESPA, who according to
Conde Nast Traveler counts 5 of the world's top 10 best spas among her designs. 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 Palmyra ESPA, which will rival the world's best in
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Happy owner Donna Boles with Food & Beverage team member Keisha Campbell (left) and lifeguard Violet Dixon (Photo:Heidilech)
The successful businesswoman, who holds a bachelors degree in human resources management and psychology
as well as an MBA from Pace in White Plains, NY, names golf as another attraction that was important to her,
"I am an avid golfer and the access to beautiful golf courses is so easy." To prove how near the Cinnamon Hill
course is, Donna mentions that a couple of days ago she played 18 holes there as late as 6:00 pm. "I had a
fantastic caddy that day, I just love the genuine friendliness of the Jamaican people," she adds. So what could
be better than a vacation home in the midst of Rose Hall's 54 holes of golf holes and privileged membership
at the White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon championship courses? After all, Rose Hall, Jamaica is the
Best Golf Resort in the Caribbean according to Travel + Leisure.
Without hesitation, Donna picks the oceanfront view of her 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo as her favorite feature.
But apart from enjoying the fully furnished luxury vacation home with her family, she has other plans in mind.
"I believe that when you receive, you need to give back," says Donna. "I told my friends already that they are
free to come to Jamaica and enjoy what I am enjoying here," she continues.
You can't help but wonder about the age of the joyous, smiling Donna,
especially when she reveals that she first visited the island 30 years ago and
has an almost 20 year old son named Blake. "He studies music, his first
love, drums and piano, but I told him that he also needs something more
solid so he added zoology," states the proud mother. "He came here when
he was two and we stayed at Boscobel Beach Hotel, which was an absolute
dream," remembers Donna. The friendliness of the Jamaican people has
really made an impact on her, as she remembers how impressed she was
with the nanny service at the time. "Blake is a big traveler, I need to bring
Dioii n. :).1 ..i i. k r .y .II .., i ii him here before the year ends," she adds with determination.
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11i-iii- 11:- 11 1 11111- 11 ilities to the fullest, including the spectacular white sand beach in which the
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me to tackle my swimming, I needed to focus on my breathing," she explains and adds, am making great
progress and am far more confident now."
Sales Executive Judith Ferger, who refers to Donna as a friend rather than a client, remembers a statement
[u.iim .i1 iji n tih n :ittin ith a group of Palmyra owners, "It is almost like you are chosen to own at The
Palllyra Ir I. h i i- Iiij- i i 1 i a family."
The Jamaica Tourist team spoke to Donna on the day of her departure and it was touching to see that every
minute, a member of The Palmyra, a Solis Resort & Spa's staff stopped by to give Donna a good-bye hug. It
seems Donna's -ii-i.1, .uL --i-'.iiiij and ji.ihul I 1, I works perfectly, her sunny nature has truly made her a part
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On December 19, 2009, just in time for the Christmas season, The Palmyra opened its doors to residence
owners, who were excited to now enjoy the world-class luxury living The Palmyra offers. The resort has been
carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled guests, a concept, which combines a new sense of luxury
with superior customer service. The Palmyra offers facilities, service, amenities, food and beverage and
entertainment to please today's most fastidious guests, setting a new standard in hospitality. Says General
Manager Lester Scott, "The Palmyra provides an atmosphere in which residents feel special to live and guests
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Located on the pristine beachfront of Rose Hall, The Palmyra offers all the amenities one should expect at a
Caribbean island resort and more. Owners and guests of this luxury resort property have a chance to enjoy one
of the best beaches in the Caribbean. More than USS3.5 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. White
powdery sand, and the turquoise water of the Caribbean invite you to a day at the beach while the stunning
oversized pool and Jacuzzi are only steps away for a dip. Beachside amenities include cabanas, restaurant
services, refreshments, snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports.


The Clubhouse, which includes a full service restaurant and bar with plenty of terrace dining, overlooks the
elegant palm tree-lined pool, which stretches out to the beachfront promenade. Centrally located between the
Sabal and Silver Palm Towers, the Solis team is planning activities and fun during the day and into the night
for kids and families to enjoy.


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* Golf privileges to Rose Hall's top
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In addition, the Clubhouse features extensive meeting, convention and function space such as a 4,300 sq. ft.
ballroom which seats 350 people and has standing room for 450, the Solis Meeting Room with 1,800 sq. ft.
for 140 people seated and 190 standing and six additional meeting rooms that range from 700 to 1,800 sq. ft.
and 10,000 sq. ft. of stunning event lawns are available for lavish outdoor functions, while the ocean gazebo,
which is set 300 ft. into the Caribbean Sea, poses the most romantic spot one could choose for an intimate wedding.
With the addition of the Montego Bay Convention Centre, set to open in 2011, the area hotels, including The
Palmyra will benefit from the addition of much needed large convention space. The modern Convention Centre
will provide space for more than 6,500 persons in its Banquet Hall, Meeting Rooms and dedicated Exhibition
Space. While the Banquet Hall will accommodate up to 2,000 persons on 21,000 sq.ft. of divisible floor space,
the Meeting Rooms will house up to 700 persons on 12,000 sq.ft. of area, divisible into eight breakout rooms.
Additionally, the 52,000 sq.ft. Exhibition Space will accommodate 4,000 persons theatre-style, divisible into
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Smacked into a golfers paradise, The Palmyra has three incredible golf courses in immediate reach; White
Witch, Cinnamon Hill, and Half Moon. 54 holes of championship golfing, all with their own special characteristics,
which will satisfy any golfers' desire and skill level.


Overlooking the breathtaking shades of blues and greens of the Caribbean Sea, the 30,000 sqft Palmyra ESPA
has been described as the first destination spa of its kind in the region. Designed under the guidance of world-
renowned spa authority, Susan Harmsworth, CEO and Founder of ESPA, the stunning facility is a classical,
two-storey building with open-air porticos surrounding a reflecting lily-pond; a tranquil space that takes full
advantage of the wonderful views. With 100 spas across 24 countries, the award winning ESPA has proven to
delight even the most seasoned spa enthusiasts.
Now, Harmsworth is bringing her expertise to Jamaica and her passion for delivering perfection will surely enchant
guests waiting to enjoy the spa, which has been painstakingly created to bring sophisticated travelers a piece of
sought after heaven. Encompassing 11 multi-functional treatment rooms, three private treatment suites, a finishing
studio, an outdoor relaxation terrace with hot and cold pools overlooking the ocean, aromatic steam rooms, Finnish
saunas, lifestyle showers, ice fountains, and stunning ocean views; The Palmyra ESPA has it all.


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Hotel management company Solis, founded by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, has been charged with the
task of delivering the service standards at this ultimate retreat. The driving force behind the Ritz-Carlton's rise
to prominence, Schulze is an obvious fit for the luxury offering at The Palmyra and his skillful, dedicated hotel
management team is now devoting their time to fine-tuning the extraordinary experience of The Palmyra.
Explains Lester Scott, General Manager of The Palmyra, "With our beautiful location and the incredible facilities,
it is now all about reaching beyond the expectations of our guests by offering unique experiences and truly
memorable services. This philosophy includes everyone; families with children, couples on a long weekend,
groups of friends getting together. everyone."
The hotel management team has put their imagination to work to introduce new, innovative products to guests
at The Palmyra. Says Scott, "Having a world class destination ESPA spa on property has allowed us the
opportunity to transform two of the garden view villas into totally indulgent private spa retreats. Within their own
villa sanctuary, guests can be pampered with customized personal treatments as well as healthy food menus
from the chef."
Scott explains, "After a special dinner on the terrace of our signature restaurant, we have plans to move the
fun outdoors to around the Sentry pool where we will be featuring a variety of nighttime entertainment and
great food and beverage service." A special, memorable vacation requires artfully prepared, exciting menu

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choices, and Solis master chef Scott Simpson has spent the past months developing culinary creations he is
eager to introduce to the guests and owners of The Palmyra. The restaurants and bars have been beautifully
designed for a great dining experience, offering the ambiance for an evening of great food and great service
with ample ocean view. With the abundance and variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, Chef Scott
incorporates the unique taste of Jamaica into his dishes.


Paving the way for green, eco-friendly development in the Caribbean, The Palmyra has invested US$20 million
in the Caribbean's first tri-generation plant capable of producing electricity, steam and air conditioning. The
green power-plant, which produces only 50/ of the greenhouse emissions of a regular power-plant, is hurricane
resistant and houses enough on-site fuel to last for more than 20 days in the event of an emergency.


With the developer approved for a casino license (see 'Casino Paves Way for Celebration Jamaica' page 24),
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 US$1.8B master
plan development set to be rolled out on 65 acres of oceanfront land adjacent to The Palmyra.


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CASINO LAW PAVES WAY


FOR CELEBRATION JAMAICA


I BY DEN IS ERRO MRISO


1f Dennis Morrison is a well known Caribbean economist and analyst who formerly occupied the post
of Chief Technical Director in the Cabinet Office's Developmeni Division and served as Chairman o'
the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Airports Authority of Jamaica. Central to the creation of
W B Jamaica's Master Plan for Sustainable Tounsm Development, Monison spearheaded the drie that
secured record foreign investment in the sector and under his leadership, the Airports Authority of Jamaica undertook major
expansion and modernisation prgrammes at both Norman Manley (Kingston) and Sangster International Airports (Montego Bay).

To give effect to the law, the Government of Jamaica last June appointed a 5-member Casino Gaming Commission
to administer the regulation of the industry. It will have responsibility for controlling casino gaming to ensure
integrity and fairness, and to institute measures to protect children and others that could be vulnerable to
exploitation arising from casino gaming. The Commission is also mandated to introduce controls to deter crime
or any disorder associated with casinos.
The decision by the Jamaican authorities to introduce casino gaming is a bold move, to encourage the
establishment of substantial integrated resort developments in which casinos are part of a mix of various tourism
amenities and facilities available to guests. These resorts would expand Jamaica's luxury accommodation,
broaden the range of attractions in the island's tourist industry, and place the country on the map as a true 5-
star destination, thereby boosting the industry and its contribution to the local economy.
Under Jamaica's casino legislation, the issuing of casino licences will be approved for integrated resort
developments only, which must have in aggregate at least 2,000 associated hotel rooms for each development.
Initially, there will be a limit of three approved such developments in the island, each linked to a defined
geographic area. Celebration Jamaica has been announced as one of the three licensees.
Integrated resort developments, a new concept, are really leisure, entertainment and business zones that combine
hotels, restaurants, shopping, convention space, entertainment, theme parks and other attractions that provide
complete experiences for leisure and business travellers. Singapore's Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa,
involving investment of USS10.2 billion, are the most recently opened such developments which incorporate hotels,
restaurants, shopping malls and casinos that are already revitalising the country's tourist and business industries.
Early returns for visitors to these resorts and to the casinos suggest that Singapore's expectation that the developments
would propel the country to a targeted 17 million tourists annually by 2015, up from 9.7 million last year, could
well be met. The resorts are also estimated to add about one percentage point to Singapore's economic growth
rate when they are fully operational in 2011, help to reduce the country's reliance on recession-prone manufacturing,


Celebration Jamaica a masterful plan
and will employ nearly 20,000 workers. According to Mr. Bob Trotta, Developer of Celebration Jamaica and The
Palmyra Resort & Spa, "The passage of the casino legislation will prove to be a 'watershed' event in Jamaican
tourism. Large integrated casino hotels will place Jamaica at the top of the list of Caribbean destinations. Event
planners and incentive travel groups look at gaming as simply an additional tourist activity and integrated resorts
include water parks, local craft markets, restaurants, lodging, entertainment and local cultural experiences."


65 acres of beautiful oceanfront property in Rose Hall (Photo Heidilech)


The Celebration Jamaica master plan includes a total of 2,000 rooms throughout the development, in the
form of a 1,500-room, 16-storey casino hotel as well as several luxury real estate components. It will house a
75,000 sq. ft. casino with an entertainment offer of sports book and table games such as Roulette, Craps,
Blackjack and Baccarat. The casino hotel will also offer a state-of-the-art discotheque, conference meeting
space, including a ballroom, an outdoor function area, a spectacular lobby lounge overlooking the Caribbean
Sea, bars, restaurants, health club, and spa.
Included in the resort will be a water and entertainment complex,
night clubs, restaurants and shopping space. Mr. Bob Trotta expects
that when completed, Celebration Jamaica will provide 4,000 direct
jobs for Jamaicans, and predicts that the development "will also
directly contribute significant tax revenue to the government, in
addition to the tax revenue provided by the creation of new jobs."
The state-of-the-art Montego Bay Convention Centre, located directly
opposite to the resort, will add to the capability of Celebration Jamaica
to cater to the incentive travel and conference market. The Convention
Centre, which is now at an advanced stage of construction, will
accommodate more than 6,500 persons in its Banquet Hall, Meeting
Rooms and dedicated Exhibition Space.
The Palmyra, the first luxury residential community in Jamaica and
the forerunner to Celebration Jamaica, opened its first tower of 100 condominium units, Sabal Palm, the Clubhouse
pool, pool lounge bar and a USS4m white sand beach cove in December 19, 2009. With the hand-over of keys
to the first buyers having taken place, Palmyra owners are now enjoying their residences. The second 100 unit
condominium tower, Silver Palm, and the main floor of the Clubhouse, are set to open shortly. The third tower,
the Sentry Palm, is slated to open by the end of this year, bringing the near 300 residences of one, two, three
and four-bedroom residences into full operation.
Strata legislation, which was also passed by the Jamaican Parliament earlier this year, will modernise and
strengthen the regulatory framework for developments like The Palmyra Resort & Spa and the real estate
component of Celebration Jamaica. "The passage of the strata legislation was welcomed not only by developers
and management companies, but more importantly by those individuals who have invested in property in
Jamaica. In the past it was impossible to maintain property, as some owners refused to pay maintenance fees,
to the detriment of all property owners. With the new legislation, a delinquent owner will have his property
seized and sold to ensure all maintenance fees are paid," stated Bob Trotta.
The largest private, resort investment slated to be made in Jamaica, Celebration Jamaica is set to lure high-end
tourists to its shores to enjoy world class night life, championship golf courses, restaurants, shopping, conference
facilities, water park and beaches.


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JANET SILVER: REPORTER EXTRAORDINAIRE


Nothing important ever takes place on the island of Jamaica without Janet Silvera, always impeccably and
appropriately dressed, on the scene. Her wealth of experience from the hospitality industry coupled with her
abundant communication talent and ardour for the tourist industries of Jamaica and the Caribbean, has made
her uniquely qualified to comment with expertise. President of the Western Jamaica Media Association (WJMA),
Janet is also a director of the Press Association of Jamaica and has served as director of the Montego Bay
Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Janet's success story is built on the cornerstones of a good rearing and good education. She walked her
childhood shoes in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, where she attended Mount Alvernia High School. Her
childhood, which she describes as loving, but strict, focused on good values and attitudes. Says Janet, "We
were poor, but there was a lot of love in our home." Her late father, Clifford Finley, was committed to buying
school uniforms, shoes and whatever else his children needed for their education, "He would give us the last
cent in his pocket so that we could go to school, even if that meant he had to walk to work. He sacrificed a
lot," she recalls. Commenting on how the times have changed since then, she says, "We had to show respect
to our neighbours," explaining that any neighbour had the permission to discipline the area's children if they
saw them misbehaving. "The village raised the children. I wish we could go back to that type of discipline, it
would lead to less crime."
Says Janet of her original vocational dream, "I first wanted to become
a teacher." And so, upon graduating from high school, she went to
Excelsior Community College in Kingston to fulfil her aspiration. However,
Janet must have known herself quite well already as a teenager, because,
as she laughingly explains, "I quickly realized that I was way too
flamboyant for the class room!" Hence, she returned to her hometown
at the age of 18 in the search of other opportunities.
Back in Montego Bay, she found work at the front desk of the Wexford
Hotel, where she worked for a year and a half before applying for a
Janet receiving a certificate from president of the job as an airport hostess with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Recalls
Kiwanis Club of Providence, Ann-Marie Cadogan after Janet "I thoroughly enjoyed that job, which entailed attending the
she was installed as a director of the Club (Phoo: joyed that j
courtesy of anet ilvera) JTB welcome desk at MBJ Sangster International Airport to help
arriving passengers deal with all kinds of iilpp Nlmmpd
"Hostess of the Year" by the staff after only 6 months, she was promoted to Seniu. Al111., HI.I: -:
supervising the team after 2 years.
Explains Janet, "After 5 years in the role of Senior Airport Hostess, I felt that it :i: rinii-
for a change". Bumping into then Minister of Tourism Frank Pringle at the airport, .I :-1
saw her opportunity to lobby him for another job at the JTB. Despite lifting his eyebru :
at her petition and calling her "feisty", Pringle must have realized that her taleirnt
was being wasted, because not long after, Janet landed the prestigious job of
Marketing Officer in the overseas relations department where she dealt with
media, tour operators, travel agents and event organizers. "I was qualified for
the job and applied for it. It is the best job I have ever had in my life, it was
a really exciting time to be working at the tourist board, and I learned what it
took to ensure that the tourism engine was oiled properly," says Janet. "It
was a well rounded learning experience," she continues, pointing out that the
only downside was living out of a suitcase, going from hotel to hotel and never
being home. Says the journalist, "I missed my family and home cooked food."
Working with French tour operators and travel agents, Janet realized that learning
French would be a huge advantage in her job as a Marketing Officer. Explains
Janet, "I went on a 6 month sabbatical to the University town of Rennes in
Brittany, to learn French. I gained enough knowledge of the language to get by
and serve the French companies better." Missing her then 5 year old son Rayon,
who would cry on the phone from her parents' house, she returned to her job ar
the JTB Marketing Department in 1990.
Convinced that every single Jamaican had an impact on the Janet and Jey 'ipiii y wwrii :., wiiiiki .r..i
tourist product, Janet championed a program called "Tourism marketing ofet i mii ii n.i..i.i iij.i l:. .~


Watch" directed at the business community while at the JTB. Explains the journalist, "We wanted to get local
business owners to buy into the idea that their activities impacted on the overall tourist product, whether they
were directly involved or not." Janet is equally as passionate about this conviction today. "It is important that
the local people understand that the tourism dollars work for them, whether they work at a gasoline station, as
bank tellers or sell cigarettes. Anybody who is in contact with a tourist, affects the overall perception of Jamaica
as a tourist destination." Describing tourism as the lifeblood of the island country, she considers it for the locals
to buy into the idea that they are part of the island's tourist product. "The friendliness of the Jamaican people
is our most important asset. It has set the island apart and led to the selection as 'most popular destination'
by travellers numerous times," says the writer.







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Janet and the 'West Wing' actor Dule Hill during an interview at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas (Photo: courtesy of Janet Silvera)
Due to her responsibilities as a single mom, Janet moved on to a part time job at The Gleaner advertising department
after almost a decade at the JTB. "I really liked it because I could work at my own pace and spend more time with
my son." Her potential as a writer was quickly discovered, and today, Janet forms an integral part of The Gleaner
team. Among her many accomplishments is the establishment of 'Hospitality Jamaica' for The Gleaner, a publication
that has received numerous prestigious awards, including from the Caribbean Hotel Association/ AMEX, The Kiwanis
lliih of Pro'idinrir aind the Hilton in Kingston. The six year old tourist trade journal is published by The Gleaner
r ii- :i .iiilni, and diligently read by every single person in the island's tourist business. Explains
I.:iI l-r Before 'Hospitality Jamaica', tourism did not get the prominence that it deserves."
I '-:turing special and important industry events and promoting tourist products and
'-rvices, the 16-page publication has received several accolades, including the '2006
Caribbean Hotel Association/ AMEX Award for Tourism Reporting'
On the question about casino gambling, which is currently on everyone's lips, the
media professional is positive, "Casino gambling will enhance the overall tourist
offer. It will be a great addition to the island's rich and vibrant diversity."
According to Janet, the Montego Bay area has the rooms, but needs a main
attraction. "Casino gambling will bring a different type of tourist to the island
looking for nightlife and entertainment. It would play a pivotal role in the
improvement of our overall destination offer. More people would come and
they would stay longer."
Completely ageless' like most Jamaicans, Janet's age is an enigma and her
youthful personality doesn't make it easier to determine. A question about her
son leads to the surprising discovery that he is now 23 years old and has just
graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a degree in
communication. Seemingly following in his mother's footsteps with a mix of
media and hospitality, Rayon is going back to school to get his Masters Degree
in Hospitality Management. Janet is currently doing a Degree in PR at the University
of West Indies's campus in Montego Bay, a study, which she juggles with work.
Look for Janet at the middle of the action, where she loves to be, reporting on
the latest news on the tourism beat. She moves in all circles with enviable ease,
S .ilI is equally on par with kings, business moguls and regular people from the street.


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FROM JERK PITS TO FINE RESTAURANTS


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,
one of a kind dining experience. Enjoy dinner downstairs in the cozy
dining room, upstairs on the upper deck under the stars, or waterside
to be entertained by the nightly aquatic ballet performed by snook &
tarpon game fish. The Houseboat Grill features a constantly evolving
fusion menu created by internationally trained Chef Rich Nurse. Apart
from the innovative menu choices, The Houseboat Grill is known for its fully stocked live lobster pen during
lobster season, which begins July 1.
While the bar opens at 4:30 pm, you can enjoy the daily happy hour offering '2 for the price of 1' on local
brands from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The dress code is casually elegant, high heels not recommended. Open daily
for dinner from 6:00 pm 11:00 pm. Tel: 979-8845
MARGUERITES SEAFOOD BY THE SEA, GLOUCESTER AVENUE
CUISINE: SEAFOOD
One of the top seafood restaurants on the north coast, Marguerites truly deserves its reputation. The elegant and
sophisticated bistro enjoys one of Montego Bay's best locations directly on the water's edge. The menu of fresh
creatively prepared seafood dishes is a favorite for an intimate
dinner served by the attentive staff on the oceanfront terrace,
where you can watch 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 and the tasty desserts
are a must-try. Complimentary shuttle service in the Montego
: i, -Iiii- iii ill, Il 1111: Iu Ii 11|,I Tel: 952-4777.
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ROBBIE JOSEPH'S SEAHORSE GRILL, MONTEGO BAY YACHT
CLUB, FREEPORT
CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL
The Seahorse Grill is a seaside eatery located at the Montego Bay Yacht
Club, across the street from Sunset Beach Hotel in Freeport. Chef
Robert Joseph brings more than 35 years of culinary experience to
his new Seahorse Grill restaurant & bar. Specializing in world class,
global cuisine with a West Indian flare, fresh seafood, steaks, pastas
and local Jamaican favorites encompass the menu along with traditional
(Phot.ohn Mitfeco/lmwphotropics.com) tasty burgers, salads and sandwiches. Dine al fresco under the stars
on the open air dining deck to outstanding sea views or in the enclosed dining room, while you enjoy the elegant
ambiance of the legendary Montego Bay Yacht Club marina.
WEEKLY SPECIALITY NIGHTS
* TUESDAY: CHICKEN WINGS WITH RED STRIPE LIGHT (6:00 to 11:00 pm)
* WEDNESDAY: 2 FOR 1 LOBSTER FETE (6:00 to 11:00 pm)
* THURSDAY: STEAK & APPLETON RUM Q SPECIAL (6:00 to 11:00 pm)
* FRIDAY: INTERNATIONAL & JAMAICAN DINNER BUFFET (7:00 to 11:00 pm)
* SUNDAY: FAMILY NIGHT PASTA PARTY (5:00 to 9:00 pm) Kids half price
Open daily for lunch & dinner 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Call 684-9133. www.theseahorsegrillja.com


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The Prince ol Wales. Hall Moon
Shopping Village
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S11-1 1 1: I, I1 111 :11 111111 lil- Tel: 953-9770
Margarilaville. Gloucesler Avenue
I:.I .II lIE IIIl t F' IjA T IIIIIA I
1:IO-,- 1 1 :1 ii, II 1 :1 1 :111 Tel: 952-4777
The Jamaica Bobsled Cale. Gloucesler Avenue
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VVi-i -F l tl 1 1111 ii i Tel: 940-7009
Scolchie's. Coral Gardens
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1: l in i ',il l .: 1:11:1 Tel: 953-3301
IIII lllfll 'I IIII 111 I Tel: 953-3301


PIER 1 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR, HOWARD COOKE BOULEVARD
CUISINE: SEAFOOD
Pier 1 Seafood Restaurant is known as Montego Bay's most popular, casual hot spots. Located on the waterfront
of Howard Cooke Blvd., the waterfront restaurant features a panoramic view and the best sunset watching on
the bay. Enjoy the freshest in seafood or choose from a variety of chicken, steak, burgers and vegetarian dishes.
Pier 1's weekly Seafood Sundays, starting at 5:00 pm is an event eagerly awaited by the entire family. Pick
your favorite seafood or fish and have it prepared by the Chef just the way you like it to the tunes of the 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.
(Photo: John Mitteco/www.photropics.com)


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OCHO RIOS


COCO BROWN'S COFFEE BAR, ISLAND PLAZA
CUISINE: COFFEE, PASTRY AND SANDWICHES


Akbar & Thai Garden. Hall Moon Shopping Village.
Rose Hall
I.Il ll III II- I A IJ TH A I
i:1111-1 11:11, 1 1,ii II,. I I I 11 Tel: 953-8240
Sugar Mill Reslauranl. Hall Moon Goll Course.
Rose Hall
Sl IIII .11 IA r.IA II:A II II] TIE:' IIATIIIIJA I_
I:I111-11 1:111 ii 1i:11i 1 1 '11 I::I1 1u i Tel: 953-2314
Three Palms. Rose Hall Resorl & Spa. a Hillon
Resorl. Rose Hall
I III II I.A PI:' I E: IA I I
I:111-11 11:111, I 1:11:i 11i '1 I::1 i11111 Tel: 953-2650
The Pelican. Gloucesler Avenue
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I:ii-n 1. I:II :111 II II 1111 Tel: 952-3 171


OTE LGNTADCSA 0 CH RIOS EATRE


Toscanini. Harmony Hall. Sl. Mary
I I .IIlI.l: ITA IIA II
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I1:111 l I I 11111i .11 1111, ili -i Tel: 975-4785
Le Papillon Reslauranl and The Caviar Bar.
Royal Planlalion
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Tel: 974-5601 PF',- :i:il: II-IinI-I1
The Dinner Terrace al Ihe Jamaica Inn
I I.I I: llII T F'IIATIl IJAA I
IOI: ll li :il1, .;i: 1111 II i 11-1i Tel: 974-2514
Jimmy Bullells Margarilaville Bar & Grill.
Island Village
I l 'I. I IjlE A l Pl II.I A II IIJ I I:' IIA T II: IIJA I
I. 1P 1 lli ll, 'I .1 1.1 i. 1 1 1- 111 ii. I ll llh i lljlli
,.11:11n WY ,-,I lll It ,i, in l -1 I III Ill Tel: 675-8976


Passage lu India. Soni's Plaza
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II 11-11 1111-: I U U 1111 1 U I
Tel: 795-3182
The Ruins al Ihe Falls. 17 DaCosla Drive
I.II. .llJ F IAr AlAI: AI l IIIT I:'IJATIIIIIIAI
I:1II,- 1i l il, II :1:1 I 11 1III: 1 1i1111 Tel: 974-8888
Hard Rock Cale
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IF ruuhulil HIT l'.-1u 11110 111111
lI 1 1 11.1 Ii 1111.1 Tel: 794-3333
Myslic Dining Reslauranl & Bar. Myslic Mounlain.
Dunn's River Main Road
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Tel: 974 3990/exl. 219 or 218


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Ocho Rios' favorite neighborhood coffee & sandwich shop for
several years, the family run Coco Brown's cafe is a great stop
for a fresh pot of Blue Mountain Coffee, cappuccinos, lattes and
espressos. Offering hungry patrons a 'fresh start breakfast'
including omelets, croissants, bagels and muffins, a selection of
home made soups, sandwiches and smoothies, this centrally
located coffee shop has something to offer to everyone. Try the
Jerk Chicken Sandwich with mozzarella cheese, the Roast Beef
Sandwich made from seasoned and slow roasted local beef or
one of the vegetarian sandwiches. If you become a 'Coffee Club Member' you receive your 6th cup of coffee
free! Open Mon-Sat 8:30 am 6:00 pm. Call: 974-7737

EVITA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, EDEN BOWER ROAD
CUISINE: ITALIAN
Evita's is located in the dramatic setting of an authentic 1860 Gingerbread house, enjoying magnificent
views of Ocho Rios' beautiful bay. Italian host Eva (Evita), who hails from Venice, enjoys making sure that
her patrons eat well from one of their 30 kinds of pasta and have a good time. Featured in many titles
including Gourmet Magazine and Bon Appetite, Evita's little pasta house is a member of the World's Oldest
& Foremost Gourmet Society and just about every celebrity who has visited Ocho Rios has enjoyed the food
at the famous restaurant including Michael Bolton, Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss,
Christy Turlington, Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones and a string of other dignitaries. Open daily for lunch
& dinner from 11:00 am 11:00 pm. Call: 974-2333


Overlooking
Ocho Rios


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Pushcarl ReslauranI al Pirales Cave. Wesl End Road
I.I ..I I IIl IA l.1A IIA .A II
1-11-1-11 1: 111, I .111.1111 m -111 11111 1 ,1-1 11111 111 11111-1 -1 111
11111 III I II1 1 1 Tel: 957-4373
Rockhouse Reslauranl. Wesl End Road
I .I.II lE IA.l A Il A II IIJITE IIIATllIJALA I FIII'.lI I II ]
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II 1:11:1 Tel: 957-4373
Rick's Cale, Wesl End Road
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ii ii, i i,,11' 1 1:1 11 ii Tel: 957-0380
Hungry Lion. Wesl End Road
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Tel: 957-4486 i


Jimmy Bullell's Margarilaville Bar & Grill. Norman
Manley Boulevard
I I.I lI II. A .IEP' II AII I :.AP IE:E: AII
i 1l:11l l 1 '9 :111 iI in :1 1 I i 11 1 11111 Tel: 957-91801
957-4467
Sweel Spice. While Hall Road
I I.II lIII IIA l. A Ir.A II
:|11ii- l ill il ; i:1 111j 1 111 ; I : Ii ii Tel: 957-462 1
Cosmo's Sealood Reslauranl & Bar. Norman Manley
Boulevard
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U.pan daily '9 '0" n 0 ~-4330
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I KINGSTON ELEGANT ANDCAIUAL RESTAURAN


Gaucho's Grill. 20a Soulh Avenue, Kingslon 10
I III.I[1I ',I: Ll LIII Al [IITI I'IIATII lIALI
1.1 l i i:. It 1 1 I 1: 111 ,: 1111 Tel: 754-1380
Norma's on Ihe Terrace, Devon House
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Tel: I ,11 I I968-5488ll,,
Tel: 968-5488


Chililo's, 64 Hope Road. Kingslon 6
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i,, , O n '[1 1:11:1 1 ,1 Tel: 978-0537
TGI Friday's, 51 Hope Road, Kingslon 10
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Frn i 1 i I I l ii i l i Tel: 978-8443


Norma's on the Terrace, Devon House


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Jack Spral, Jake's Holel. Treasure Beach
.U i .I ll IAI .lA Al l .AII IIIlTEPIIATl llIAl
I: l l liI, I i 1:11 :1 ;ii iIIII 11111 Tel: 965-3583
Lew's Inlernalional Chinese Reslauranl. Mandeville
I .I.I I IE I: IE IIJE'.
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I, 1 1:11:1 1 '1 1:11:1 1 1 Tel: 962-1252

Opening days and hours are subject to change without notice.


Andrea's Sleakhouse al Marblue, Marblue Villa
Suiles, Treasure Beach, SL Elizahelh
IIII III : I IITII ':I9ATIlil5AL
I:ll|, l ll :, 1: 1 iI II 'i 1:11:1 11i11 Tel: 965-34 08
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Family Style Seafood Market


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Famous for its 52 flavors of colorful Margaritas and 'Cheeseburgers in Paradise', Margaritaville is known for the
hottest day and nighttime parties in Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. As major sponsors of the Jamaica Dogsled
Team, it was natural for Margaritaville to welcome musher Newton Marshall home after finishing the 'Iditarod', the
longest dogsled race in the world. The 1,150 mile race takes mushers and dogs from Anchorage in south central
Alaska to Nome on the western coast on the Bering Sea and usually begins on the first Saturday in March.



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Musher Newton with CEO of Chukka Caribbean Adventures Danny Melville (Photo:Heidilech)


28 year old Newton is the first Jamaican and Caribbean musher to enter the demanding race. Although a
rookie in the 'Iditarod', Newton is not new to dogsledding. In 2009, he completed the 'Yukon Quest' finishing
in thirteenth place winning the coveted 'Challenge of the North Award' for best exemplifying the spirit of the
famous race. After training for the 'Yukon Quest' with three-time champion Hans Gatt, Newton chose four-
time 'Iditarod' champion Lance Mackey as his mentor for the 2010 'Iditarod' challenge. While completing the


Jimmy Buffet, Jermaine Joel Burford, Damion Robb, Newton Marshall and "Devon" Desmond Alexander Anderson (Photo:Heidilech)


race is an achievement in itself, the
humble natured Newton was awarded the
title of 'favorite musher', sledding through
the finish line in 47th place after 12 days,
4 hours, 27 minutes, and 28 seconds.
According to Newton, the biting cold made
him occasionally wish he was back home
in Jamaica. In honor of his winter clime
accomplishment, guests were greeted by
Eskimo girls and brought through an igloo-
like tunnel with falling snowflakes before
entering Margaritaville's tropical party
scene, where the serving of colorful
Margaritas quickly brought patrons back to
the sunny climes of Jamaica.


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With the hot spots great music, crystal clear pool with waterslide, white sand
beach with unbeatable view, caring and attentive staff, party goers enjoyed drinks,
great food and socializing in this great atmosphere. Unc.nil r ll, HI- I! :,I
welcome home party at sunny M'Ville Ocho Rios brought Hi- :iiii:111- 11:11
to Newton's heart.
Among the celebrities and well-wishers welcoming Newtoii hiuii- 1-1- i :11
Blackwell, whose company 'Palm Pictures' brought the Jamn: i T:I4 l I -I
to the big screen with the movie 'Sun Dogs', dogsled te:im iii lh-i ;in
Chukka Caribbean CEO, Danny Melville, Margaritaville's .1 1 iiiiiii,
Buffet, local Margaritaville owner lan Dear and Jamaican 1.1I :i
of Youth, Sport & Culture, The Hon. Olivia Grange. Newt'.u
dogsled trainer Lance Mackey and his wife Tonya were al:'.
in attendance.
Jamaican Dogsled Team members "Devon" Desmond
Alexander Anderson, Damion Robb and Jermaine Joel i
Burford joined the party to help celebrate Newton's '
feat, sending big 'thank yous' to all the team's
sponsors including Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville,
Chukka Caribbean Adventures, Alpine Aviation, Yukon
Harley-Davidson, Northern Lights Optometry Group,
WestJet Vacations, Annamaet Pet Foods and the
Jamaica Tourist Board.
A couple of weeks after the event, Newton and Lance
signed up for the '2011 IPSSSDR' dogsled race in
Wyoming. Newton will leave for fall training in Alaska on
September 1, 2010 and spend 7 months in Alaska prepl: iii! I,.
the '2011 Iditarod'.
Mush Newton mush!


Musher Newton with living legend Jimmy Buffet
(Photo: Heidi Zech) .


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For information about the Chukka Dogsled Team, future
races and the Jamaica Dogsled Experience, visit
www.iamaicadogsled.com and www.chukkacaribbean.com/dogsled.
I,. 11: t11i :1 M 'Villes island ide:
In Ocho Rios at Island Village: Open daily 9:00 am 10:00 pm,
11,i 1 i IIll lhts (Mon, Wed, Sat) until 4:00 am. Beach Party on
TIii Tel: 675-8976
In Monlego Bay on the 'Hip Strip': Open daily 11:00 am 2:00 am.
Tel: 952-4777
In Negril on Norman Manley Boulevard:
Open daily 9:00 am 11:00 pm.
Tel: 957-9180 / 957-4467
www.margaritavillecaribbean.com.
















I point to a question on my note pad to find out how Roy
discovered his love for art. Writes Roy, "I was a kid that
always loved art." Wanting to give her disadvantaged son
a good start, mother Yvonne kept her faith strong and
worked as a housekeeper in the Ironshore area to be able
to send Roy to the St. Christopher's School for the Deaf
in Brown's Town, St. Ann. From the ages of 6 to 12, Roy
learned sign language and other essential subjects and
II:I .l'vered his talent and love for art. Luckily allowed to
lh-.I-op his love for art, Roy shows me his Grade 5
, I-:hlook, pointing proudly to the line 'Roy is very neat in
ii: appearancee and his work. He has shown exceptional
ilIlir/ in art'. The page also shows some of Roy's novice
:'l-r hes, revealing that he started his career as a visual
:iii: with pencil, crayon and watercolor, painting faces,
i: and buses.
Ar lHe age of 24, Roy got what he considers to be a big
IIl-:i. Somehow, his mother managed to send him to
ilie Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts, where he
developed his artistic skills further. A karate green
belt holder, he folds his hands and looks up into
Sthe sky; his way of telling me that he is religious.
In fact, after 4 years of Bible study, he is a devoted
Jehovah's Witness.
While Roy works with acrylic, oil paint is
his preferred medium, although he
expressed his dislike of the paint's
fiump h', "'rinklinQ hi, now Hi,
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Upon entering the Saba Art Gallery, I find a smartly dressed man with short hair,
glasses and a million dollar smile, who is stretching out his hand in a friendly h-lli,. A
different kind of interview object, 44 year old Jamaican painter and sculptor Roy Ber 1:l lii:
had to learn to hear and be heard in an alternative way and we quickly establish comrliiiii i1,ii
through good old pen and paper and signs.
Born deaf and mute, Roy and his sister were raised in the small district of Orange near Montego Bay
by their mother Yvonne. It appears that the happy, laid back country life and the setting of a small,
loving family created the perfect environment for Roy to learn to live independently.


t:lIe is clear and simple and sometimes bears the
IIn h made him the perfect artist to illustrate the walls
IlIs Club' at the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort in
Rose Hall. Painting from what he describes as
a photographic memory, his works bear titles
such as 'A Day in the Field', 'At Sea', 'Coconut
Vendor' and The Future', which is a portrait
of a woman holding a young baby. The artist
has also painted an outstanding piece of the
fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt.
Roy expresses the fact that one of his
pieces was given to the Bishop of York by
the St. James Parish Council as a great
honor, but his distinctive works of art
speak for themselves through
exhibitions at the Retreat Guest
House in Falmouth, the Tryall Club
:ii1 selected art galleries.


When I ask if he is married,
Roy vigorously shakes
his head and
points to a bare ring finger, smiling. Who would have known that
this literally quiet man is a fantastic cook, not shy of doing housework and even built parts of his mother's house
all by himself? However, Roy is not satisfied with what he has achieved so far in life. He has thoughts of moving
back to Kingston, so that he can advance his art to an even higher level and create a solid living. I look at him in
awe, reflecting on just how much this gifted artist has been able to achieve, despite his challenges of not being
able to hear and speak.
Roy's artwork can be found at Saba Art Gallery at 3-5 Fort Street in Montego Bay, tel: 940-1011. You can
reach Roy directly by sending a text message to 885-2271. heidi@jamaicatourist.net.


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THE WORLD'S BEST COFFEE


Rising 7,402 feet above sea level, the majestic Blue Mountains are considered the
most scenic mountains in the Caribbean. Stretching between Port Antonio and
Kingston, the fertile area house tiny, quaint settlements, excellent hiking trails and
breathtaking panoramas. They are also the home of Blue Mountain coffee. At
about 3,000 feet, several small plantations dot the mountainside and offer a
welcome opportunity to stop and enjoy a cup of the world's best coffee to the
backdrop of awesome scenery.
With a temperature of around 60 degrees Fahrenheit at higher elevation, the Blue
Mountains pose an ideal climate in which to grow the Arabica bean. More fragile,
but larger and more flavorful than the widely used Robusta bean, it contains less
caffeine and produces a better quality of coffee. Hand-picked, the harvest of Blue
Mountain coffee beans is laborious and occurs only when the beans, or 'cherries'
as they are dubbed locally, are ripe.
In 1953 the government decreed that only coffee grown between 2,000 5,000 feet in a specific region of the
Blue Mountain range could be certified as 100 percent 'Blue Mountain Coffee'. Coffee beans from these areas
are processed by four estates: Mavis Bank, Silver Hill, Moy Hall and the Government Station at Wallenford. Any
other coffee grown in the Blue Mountains is graded 'High Mountain' or 'Low-Land' coffee. According to the
quality-control system established by the Coffee Industry Board, identifying marks and labels on all Blue
Mountain coffee packages assure premier quality and indicate whether the coffee is a blend or 100 percent.
In the 1990s, the Fletcher family found that many everyday habits of early Jamaican lifestyle were disappearing
in the heart of Kingston, including the aroma of real Blue Mountain coffee. Committed to bringing coffee
roasting back to its traditionally high standards, Mark and John Fletcher established The Coffee Roasters of
Jamaica Ltd. in 1994. With John's experience and expertise in manufacturing, the father and son team became
experts in the craft of roasting and blending coffee beans. Today, the company is one of ten Jamaican roasters
recognized and licensed by the Jamaican Coffee Industry Board.
The Coffee Roasters of Jamaica Ltd. has continued the tradition of roasting their coffee in small gas fired
roasters, which results in a subtle and multi-layered taste of their coffee. The use of other, available modern
methods and processes used in industrialized coffee has never been part of their approach. Hence, the full-
bodied flavor and distinctive aroma of The Coffee Roasters of Jamaica's 100% authentic Blue Mountain coffee
is recognized all over the world.
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unique designs.
Inspired by the gentle waves of the Caribbean, each design of the .
Surf Collection is enhanced with sparkling white topaz inlaid in
sterling silver, a perfect companion for the Larimar stone.
Incorporating the spirit of the Caribbean Sea, the unique pieces
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The many outstanding Marahlago collections and designs offer
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The history of Cartier watchmaking commenced in 1904,
when Louis Cartier designed his first wristwatch called the
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world's finest watchmakers and the incorporation of
modern technology and traditional craftsmanship has led
to many stunning watch designs for both women and men.
The 2010 release of the 'Calibre de Cartier' 2010 collection
for men has left watch-lovers in awe.
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Formerly known for the creation of fine men's watches,
TAG Heuer's successful venture into the ladies market
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The ceramic additions to the sought after line have
spurred new designs for the stylish female. Soft and
warm, ceramic cannot be scratched, just like diamonds.
The combination of ceramic and stainless steel in the Tag
Heuer 'F1 Steel & Ceramic' is particularly appealing.
The line features models for every taste, whether you
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Total star power is guaranteed with this fully diamond set
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but not overly ostentatious, in the best of taste.
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Truly unique, each piece of the 'Jaipur' collection can be described as beautifully irregular.
Through the marriage of pure, colorful gemstones with hand-chiseled
18 karat yellow gold, Marco Bicego has produced contemporary,
yet timeless jewelry.
Specifically selected for their quality, the organic gemstones
include amethyst, lemon citrin, peridot, yellow quartz, blue
topaz, rose and green tourmaline. All gemstones originate from 'L
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full of life. At the slightest gesture, the concentric shapes placed
between the two sapphire crystals begin to dance together. Thus,
the appearance of the jewelry is constantly modified.
Like the eye of the cyclone, the mobile diamond is placed in the centre of the piece of jewelry, reminding us
that 'Happy Spirit' is a worthy heir to the original, brilliant idea that proved to be a milestone in Chopard's
history: the concept of free spinning, 'Happy Diamonds'.
'Happy Spirit' jewelry is in tune with its times. It owes this quality to its innate simplicity and to its ability to
highlight pure shapes, as well as to its ever-changing appearance, a metaphor of the perpetual transformations
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World renowned for outstanding designs of complicated timepieces, Patek Philippe's Geneva workshop gained
'cult status' in 1997 with the elegant and youthful 'Aquanaut' collection.
Celebrating the 'Aquanaut' collection's 10th anniversary, 'Aquanaut Luce' watches are available in the colors of
'Mysterious Black' (shown here), 'Pure White', and 'Purple'. The composite tropical strap is hardwearing, water-
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nature. The result of several years of contemplations about the company's eco footprint, its 'Bamboo Collection'
is a tribute to the beauty, strength, and versatility of bamboo, the noble tree-like grass that has been called
"nature's gift to mankind". In a new evolution of design, the 'Bamboo Collection' depicts bamboo saplings and
leaf shoots.
Every piece represents a certain number of bamboo seedlings planted by John Hardy on the island of Nusa
Penida off the coast of Ball, a number which is carefully engraved on the inner surface of each piece.
Set in sterling silver for a dramatic effect, each of John Hardy's 'Batu Bamboo' dome rings feature a stunning
semiprecious stone including rose de france, smoky quartz, white topaz or honey citrine. The solidly crafted
rings make a strong, eco friendly fashion statement and help the environment through the planting of 14 bamboo
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A FREE GEMSTONE awaits you at Jewels & Time, just for trying on any piece of jewelry from the 'Caribbean
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emotions, increase cosmic awareness and remove stagnant energy, the stone's mystical properties are thought
to provide strength, protection and vision.
Set in 14 karat white or yellow gold, the 'Caribbean Topaz' designer jewelry collection includes rings, pendants,
earrings and bracelets in several patented colors including Tropical Green, Translucent Blue, Fiery Twilight, Ocean
Blue, Pink Passion, Canary Yellow and Garden Green. All genuine 'Caribbean Topaz' gems are accompanied by a
certificate of authenticity and special care instructions. Additionally, Jewels & Time will donate US$15 to the
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THE SHOPPERS AT ROSE HALL MONTEGO BAY
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Located in the heart of the elegant corridor, directly across from the Rose Hall Great House, this upscale
shopping mall is only minutes away from the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall Golf & Spa Resort, the Rose Hall Resort &
Spa, a Hilton Resort, The Palmyra Resort & Spa and the Half Moon Hotel. Duty free stores with all the top luxury
jewelry and watch brands include Casa de Oro, The Royal Shop, Swiss Stores, Jewels & Time, Tropicana, Chulani
Jewelers and Bijoux. Clothing, T-shirts, Blue Mountain Coffee, spices and lots of other island made items are
sold in a variety of stores at this upmarket shopping spot. Transportation arrangements can be made through
your hotel's concierge desk. Call 953-3245 or e-mail srhja@cwjamaica.com.
MBJ AIRPORT SHOPPING MALL MONTEGO BAY
DONALD SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
With the slogan "Shop, Dine and Relax", the MBJ Airport Shopping
Mall is Jamaica's largest retail outlet offering a wide array of
quality products at reasonable prices. A full range of i111 il
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at Bijoux, Chulani and Bijoux Terner. Perfume and
cosmetics can be bought at Blue Mountain
Perfume, while tobacco and cigars can be
bought at Jamaica Farewell. Sunshine Liquor
carries your favorite drink. Jamaican arts, crafts
and souvenirs can be found at Bankra Buys, Cool Hub, Heritage of Jamaica, Pirates of Jamaica, Souvenir Store,
Things Jamaican and Extra Extra. For the coolest in branded casual wear, shoppers can browse through Brands
of Jamaica, Casa De Xaymaca, Cool Kidz Stuff, Cooyah, Harley Davidson, Major League Baseball, Nickelodeon,
Tuff Gong Trading and WalkGood. Sunglasses are available at Sun free Hut, music at Tads International and
books at Not Just Books. Buy an authentic Caribbean rum cake at Tortuga, and flavorful souvenirs at Coffee &
Spice. Several great food and beverage outlets are available at the airport, including Jamaica Bobsled Cafe and
Margaritaville Airport. www.mbjairport.com.

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NORMAN MANLEY BOULEVARD
Undoubtedly the best place to go shopping in Negril. Take a break from your beach lounging and browse through
the Time Square Duty Free Plaza for unique souvenirs and fabulous luxury items from one of the many duty
free jewelers. The main shopping mall in the 'capital of casual' features all major jewelry stores including The
Royal Shop, Casa de Oro, Tropicana and Jewels in Paradise. Choose from Jamaican craft, T-shirts, music, cigars
and many other great gifts and relax at the plaza's cafe. Call 957-9263 or visit www.timesquareplaza.com.
ISLAND VILLAGE OCHO RIOS
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A playground for fun in the sun entertainment and shopping, the popular Island Village is located next to the
cruise ship port in the heart of Ocho Rios. The open-air shopping and entertainment village is connected with
the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean via a boardwalk. Duty free stores include Casa de Oro, The Royal
Shop, Swiss Stores, Jewels & Time and Tropicana. Food, drink and fun available at Margaritaville, while the
Hard Rock Cafe's Rock Shop and an authentic Harley Davidson Jamaica outlet are located directly across the
street. Daily entertainment is provided by local cultural groups, live bands and performances by the Island Village
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Mahek discovered her talent for chocolate making while working at a
flight kitchen for six months, learning food production and patisserie and
came to put her skills to practice while employed to a company called
'Simply Divine' in her native Bombay.
After getting married to Anil Chatani in 1997, she left India to
join her husband and owner of Montego Bay department
store 'Parade Fashion' in Jamaica. The entertaining of friends
and family in her new home country gave her the perfect
opportunity to show off her outstanding culinary skills. "I love to
Mahek makes fantastic chocolate (Photo: cook and entertain" states Mahek proudly. But it was her
homemade chocolates that caused several of her friends,
including Candace Hart of Caribbean Producers, to convince her to form her own chocolate company. "To
this day, I still make them taste my creations before I put them on the market," states Mahek.
Although the process sounds easy, it takes time and patience to create the sweet delights. "First, the couverture
has to be heated to the right temperature, making it smooth and creamy," explains the Chocolatier. Once at the
right consistency, the chocolate mixture is poured into one of Mahek's many molds along with the selected
filling before refrigeration. "I have molds in almost any shape you can think of including baby bottles, lipsticks,
hearts and champagne bottles," explains the entrepreneur. "I can create chocolates that are perfect for any occasion."
With real Blue Mountain Coffee, VX Rum, pineapple and banana flavors, Mahek is keeping her tasty range of
truffles and chocolates as local as possible. Innovative mixtures include Chai and Basil Truffels, while Scotch
Bonnet is used to spice up the chocolates with a Jamaican touch. Other favorites are Almond Rocks, also available
in sugar free versions, Orange Hazelnut French Biscuit and Walnut Brownie. Mahek can turn anybody's favorite
food into a chocolate, "I want everybody to be able to enjoy my creations and get their money's worth." For the
weight conscious, she creates a mixture of dark and milk chocolate. Smiles Mahek, "And don't forget, chocolate
is actually good for you, it has lots of antioxidants!"


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Already well known for its special events premium packaging and innovative, purpose made gifts, The
Mobay Chocolate Company frequently delivers handmade orders to local companies and special events.
To fulfill your chocolate dream or find the perfect gift, call Mahek at 855-0188, to arrange a visit to The
Mobay Chocolate Company in Ironshore. Her tasty creations are also available at the Secrets Hotel Rum Store
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JIMMY BUFFET FIRST INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER TO
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4 @ Expected to become Jamaica's third international airport, the Boscobel
*i- Aerodrome near Ocho Rios welcomed its first international flight May 7, 2010.
Singer/ songwriter and businessman Jimmy Buffet of Margaritaville became
the first international passenger to be processed by customs and immigration
after flying in from the Bahamas on his private jet. No stranger to the North
Coast, Buffet was elated to be the first person to get his passport stamped
Jimmy Buffet disembarks his aircraft at at the aerodrome, scheduled to be commissioned as Jamaica's third
the Boscobel Aerodrome (Photo:Alesia
Edwards, Jamaic Observer) international airport in July 2010. "It was a thrill flying directly into Boscobel,"
said Buffet, who predicted that the new airport will have a big effect on
business in the area. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, Chris Blackwell of Island Outpost
and representatives of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) were on hand to welcome Buffet.

2010 PINEAPPLE BALL IN MIAMI OCTOBER 15TH
The 10th Pineapple Ball will be held at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
on Biscayne Bay in Miami October 15, 2010. Under sparkling stars and
swaying palms, Pineapple Ball patrons will experience a magical evening
starting with a twilight champagne trolley garden tour at 6:30 pm followed
by a fantastic gourmet meal with fine wines and spirits created by international
celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson of 'Ortanique on the Mile'. The Presentation of
the 2010 Award of Excellence to renowned marine biologist Dr. Guy Harvey,
and a Silent Auction featuring Jamaican vacations, original artwork, crafts Patrons danced the night away at the 2009
Pineapple Ball (Photo:Alex Be Laet)
and collectibles forms part of the elegant dinner & dance evening. Table
reservations can be made with jamaicacommittee@aol.com, call 305-829-7706 or 371-4382 (Jamaica).

LPGA MOJO 6 PLAYERS
CELEBRATE AT PALMYRA
Winner of April's LPGA tournament
Swedish pro Anna Nordqvist, US
golfer Christina Kim, Beatriz Recari
from Spain and teen golf prodigy
Mariah Stackhouse were among
the lady pro-golfers who danced
LPGA players celebrate a successful event with Mojo co-founder Ed Moses dances the the night away with sand between
Palmyra management (Photo: Heidiloch) night away with Brittany Lincicome the night away with sand between
(Photo: Heidilech) their toes at the MOJO 6 Farewell
Celebration, sponsored and hosted by The Palmyra Resort & Spa. Showcasing the best of Jamaican hospitality,
the Palmyra beach cove was decorated with tiki torches, Ball beds, cozy sitting areas backed by groovy reggae
music by local band 'Scotch', creating the perfect ending to a successful event!

ANOTHER SPLENDID RESCUE BY THE ANIMAL HOUSE
Hats off to The Animal House for the successful rescue of a mutt, very appropriately named "Lucky". Surviving on
scraps of food tossed to her by tourists in Negril, the abandoned dog's situation grew even worse when she delivered
four fragile, very pretty puppies, one of which died. Acting on the tip of a visitor, The Animal House came to the
rescue and brought Lucky and her brood to its Ocho Rios sanctuary. Two days latr annthpr tnilrist
rescued a puppy the same age as Lucky's and after only a brief moment of hesitatll :111- I 111111 111-
orphan as if it was her own. Adopted by the couple that reported her plight, Lu I, 11111 Il-1
offspring were at MBJ Airport awaiting their flight to their new home in Rhode I1 ,,I ,mill,
eight weeks later. Adoption inquiries, visits and donations are welcomed.
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EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Chukka Caribbean Adventures won two of the 2010 "Tourism
Service Excellence Awards" for the Montego Bay resort area.
Created in 2008, the "Tourism Service Excellence Awards"
recognizes the very best men, women and organizations in
Jamaica's tourist industry. One of Chukka's outstanding supervisors
and ATV lead guides, Jamaal Morrison was recognized for his
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Adventures, John Lynch, Chairmanl Executive Director Jamaica
Tourist Board and Marc Melville, Co Managing Director Chukka these awards," said John Byles, Co-Managing Director. The JTB
Caribbean Adventures (Photo: hukka Caribean Adventues) recognized that Chukka Caribbean Adventures goes the extra mile
in providing exceptional service to our customers. This dedication is embraced by each of our employees as well,
which is why we are thrilled to see Jamaal receive this award." Known for developing new and unique adventure
experiences in the Caribbean, Chukka recently received the World Travel Award as the "Caribbean's Leading Nature
Adventure Excursion Operator" for the third consecutive year. Call 953-6699 or visit www.chukkacaribbean.com.

LILY ALLEN IS PLANNING TO BUILD HER OWN HOLIDAY
HOME IN JAMAICA
Known for hits such as Smile and The Fear, British singer and Grammy nominee
Lily Allen, has told pals she wants a getaway on a stretch of beach she owns.
"She'll spend a few months there every year," a source told Britain's Daily Star
newspaper. Lily (24) who is currently dating construction worker Sam Cooper,
said last month that she's desperate to become a mother and have a quiet life.
"I just want to have babies and live in the countryside, that's my goal really,"
she revealed. "'m not a careerist, what I really want is to be a mum. I am BriishrecordingartistLilyAlenisdreaming
driven, but that drive goes as far as keeping a roof over my head and having a o a quiet lie (Phot: contuto
routine. have been in a relationship for six or seven months now and it's going really well, so why not?"

BRITISH AIRWAYS INTRODUCES NEW PRIVATE JET SERVICE
British Airways (BA) is introducing a new private jet service for travelers that
Share flying between North America and the Caribbean. "PrivateConnect" will
offer private jet travel on a pay-per-trip basis and customers will have access
l to a fleet of private jets operated by CitationAir
and Cessna Aircraft Company. Said
Robert Boyle, BA Director of Strategy
and Business Units, "We are
offering our customers a seamless service that covers most destination
in the United States, Caribbean, Southern Canada and Mexico. Travelers
can fly when and where they want to in the luxury and privacy of their
very own private jet." www.citationair.com/PrivateConnect.


MR. MOTIVATOR RIDES AGAIN
Join Mr. Motivator, Derrick Evans, from September 30 October 8,
2010, for the 380 km "Jamaican Cycle Challenge" across Jamaica.
A Jamaican-born exercise instructor, Evans made his name in the
United Kingdom with his famous appearances on the UK breakfast
television show GMT. During the Jamaican Cycle Challenge, Evans
will be working with Marie Curie to raise awareness and funds
for cancer care.
www.mariecurie.org.uk/events/cycling/Jamaica
Fitness and motivational guru, Derrick Evans (Photo: contributed)


DON'T LEAVE JAMAICA WITHOUT DISCOVERING
HOW YOU CAN ENJOY A LUXURY LIFESTYLE THAT IS SECOND TO NONE
CALL 1-888-PALMYRA TODAY [TOLL FREE 1.888.725.6972 JAMAICA ONLY]


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