Posts made in November, 2010

Nice TIME bio on Gregory Isaacs, the ‘Cool Ruler’

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Dancehall, Gregory Isaacs, Jamaica News, Jamaican Music, Lovers' Rock, Reggae Artistes, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

The Death of Gregory Isaacs: Jamaica Mourns a Reggae Legend By Pat Roxborough-Wright / Kingston Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 Unless you're a reggae devotee, you might have assumed that the heyday of Jamaica's most famous music ended with the death of the legendary Bob Marley in 1981. After that, Marley's elegance seemed to have been overtaken by the louder and often lewder strains of dancehall reggae. But the thousands gathering to bid farewell to Gregory Isaacs this weekend know better: thanks to Isaacs' silky vocals and stage mastery — he was called the "Cool Ruler" — the reggae born at the time...

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Visit Green Grotto Caves on Jamaica’s North Coast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Blog, Falmouth Jamaica, Jamaica Travel, Montego Bay Jamaica, Ocho Rios Jamaica | 0 comments

Visit Green Grotto Caves on Jamaica’s North Coast

October 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm Ideally located on Jamaica’s scenic North Coast, between the resort centres of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, the Green Grotto Caves are a major historical and natural attraction for both local visitors and tourists who crave adventure. Said to have once been a haven for pirates and even runaway slaves in the 18th century, the caves (named for the green algae that cover its walls) are characterized by coastal limestone and are easily accessible. The tour of the caves (measuring 1,525 metres in length and 12 metres in depth) lasts just under an hour! The structure of...

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Jamaica home to 28 endemic species

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Culture | 0 comments

Jamaica home to 28 endemic species By Gary Davidson - Arrow Lakes News Updated: November 23, 2010 11:21 AM I’m sure you’re all wondering why I would put a picture of a Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo with this article. It’s because we are currently enjoying a two week vacation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica! While this is primarily a vacation in the sun before winter gets really started, we have managed to fit in some birding. Jamaica is home to 28 species of endemic birds, that is, birds that occur nowhere else in the world except on this island. We certainly didn’t expect to see them all in the time we...

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Isaacs sent home in style

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Blog, Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican Music, Reggae & UK, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

Isaacs sent home in style Published: Thursday | November 11, 2010 London, United Kingdom: Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs once again took superstar billing as hundreds of well-wishers, rather than mourners, celebrated his life in unique style in London yesterday. A sunny, crisp autumn day set the stage for the Cool Ruler's final appearance in the city he regarded as his second home. The All Saints Anglican Church in Harrow Weald, North London, was packed to the rafters as passionate, reflective tributes flowed from those who knew and loved the singer. The Gregory Isaacs All Star band played all...

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Jamaica Tourist Board passes 100k Facebook fans!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel | 0 comments

Jamaica Tourist Board passes 100k Facebook fans Jamaica Observer - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 THE Jamaica Tourist Board minutes ago passed 100,000 fans of its official Facebook page, VisitJamaica. This, according to the JTB, makes the island the first Caribbean destination to reach this milestone. Jamaica’s Facebook fan base includes Jamaicans, Jamaicans living overseas, tourists and others planning to visit. According to the JTB the largest numbers of fans are located in Jamaica’s main tourism markets: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. “As the landscape of media changes, so...

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