Portland Jamaica

The Roots of Heaven | Port Antonio, Jamaica from WSJ.com

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica | 1 comment

The Roots of Heaven | Port Antonio, Jamaica from WSJ.com

Editor: Nice article here about beautiful Portland, my favorite parish! When in Jamaica, I spend most of my time in Long Bay, Manchioneal, Port Antonio and all points in between. I'm sharing this WSJ.com article because it gives you a good idea about the spirit and beauty of Portland, Jamaica. There's at least one error to point out: Brooke Shields' movie, Blue Lagoon, was NOT filmed in Jamaica. Despite Portland's being home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, the movie was apparently shot on Nanuya Levu, a privately owned island in Fiji, while the blue lagoon scenes were shot in Champagne Bay,...

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Livin’ like a Rock Star in Port Antonio Jamaica!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Livin’ like a Rock Star in Port Antonio Jamaica!

Trident Hotel and Trident Castle launch in vibrant Port Antonio, "the other Jamaica" by Theodore Koumelis - 04 April 2013, 10:06 Led by music veteran and hotelier Jon Baker, partner and co-owner, Steve Beaver, and billionaire businessman and Port Antonio Jamaica native Michael Lee-Chin, the project is ushering in a rebirth of Port Antonio. The first two projects to debut from the newly formed Geejam Collection is the stunning oceanfront 13-villa Trident Hotel and the landmark Trident Castle that has been converted into a luxury eight-room hotel, opening April 15, 2013. Led by music veteran...

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Boston Jerk Fest | Portland Jamaica | Sunday, March 31

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Portland Jamaica | 2 comments

Boston Jerk Fest | Portland Jamaica | Sunday, March 31

Looking for something to do with the family on Easter Sunday, March 31st? Head over to Portland for the Tropicana Tropics Boston Jerk Fest! Some years back, the organizers of the annual Portland Jerk Festival moved the event to Folly Oval near Port Antonio to accommodate more visitors. That event now takes place in late June or early July. The Boston Jerk Festival, however, is being held again at the authentic birthplace of jerk - in Boston Bay. You'll find authentic jerkmen here serving up a variety of jerked meats, including pork, chicken, goat, fish, conch, lobster, shrimp and vegetables,...

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Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Maroons, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Family Fun at Portland's Fi Wi Sinting Festival The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting, a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Admission J$800 (about US$9.00), Children J$200 (about US $2.50) and Students with ID J$500 (about US$5.50). The phrase "Fi Wi Sinting" means "It is ours" in Jamaican patois, and represents how Jamaicans embrace and celebrate the food, traditions and customs that followed their ancestors from Africa. Take the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day of mingling with...

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The Best of Jamaican Food

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Curry Chicken/Goat, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Food, Jamaican jerk, Kingston Jamaica, Ocho Rios Jamaica, Portland Jamaica, St. Andrew Jamaica, St. Elizabeth Jamaica | 0 comments

"Sometimes you just have to get up off of that lounge chair and go explore." Great advice from the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern about experiencing wonderful Jamaican food! Some of my favorites are here - like chicken foot soup, curry goat, and tripe & beans. And some great places to try on your travels, like Aunt Merle's at Hellshire Beach for fresh fish, Cherry's One-Stop in Faith Pen, and exotic fruits from the stands in Bog Walk Gorge. Now I am HUNGRY! Enjoy... and go eat some Jamaican food! Yeah man. :yes: Part 1 Jamaican Food on "Bizarre Foods" featured on TRAVEL Part 2 Jamaican...

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Don’t miss it! 2011 Portland Jerk Festival | this Sunday, July 3rd | Port Antonio, Jamaica

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Beenie Man, Etana, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican jerk, Jamaican Music, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica, Portland Jerk Festival, Sizzla Kalonji, Terry Linen | 4 comments

How can you really top this - delicious Jamaican jerk and fun family-oriented entertainment - all in one place?? Come savor Jamaica's most famous style of cooking this Sunday, July 3rd, at the 12th Portland Jerk Festival in Port Antonio, Jamaica! This Festival is always a favorite and this year's should be no exception. As usual, the Festival expects a bumper crop of locals from all over the island as well as tourists to make the annual trip to Portland to enjoy the creations of Jamaica's popular chefs. The event always features more than 25 authentic jerk vendors from Portland, the "Home of...

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