St. Mary Jamaica

St. Mary Breadfruit Festival | Sunday, July 15, 2012

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Blog, Festivals/Events, St. Mary Breadfruit Festival, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

St. Mary Breadfruit Festival | Sunday, July 15, 2012

  Looking for some good FUN (and a little education) this weekend? It will be hard to top the yummy Jamaican breadfruit and the family-oriented entertainment at the annual St. Mary Breadfruit Festival, presented by the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association. The St. Mary Breadfruit Festival is always a favorite and this year's event should be no exception! It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the community of Jeffrey Town, located in St. Mary's lush, green hills, and sample the amazing variety of dishes made from breadfruit - from traditional roasted or boiled breadfruit, to breadfruit jam,...

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Jamaica’s Ian Fleming Airport Opens January 12!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Okay, not to be picky... but both the new Ian Fleming International Airport at Boscobel and Oracabessa's Goldeneye Resort are located in the beautiful rural parish of Saint Mary on Jamaica's north coast. True, they are very close to Ocho Rios (obviously the nearest well-known resort area) but I think we should give credit where credit is due!! Seems to me people should always know & appreciate where they really are, and St. Mary is a dramatically picturesque parish with a lot of things to do. Apparently the new airport has a passenger lounge, pilot briefing room and customs and...

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Discover St. Mary Jamaica’s 1759 Fort Haldane

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage, Maroons, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Discover St. Mary Jamaica’s 1759 Fort Haldane

Just a few interesting tidbits to add to the following article: Fort Haldane was built in 1759, one of several erected to guard Jamaica's main harbors from Spanish raids (and to help keep the enslaved and working classes under control). It was named after General George Haldane, then Governor of Jamaica. The guns were strategically positioned on a hill facing seaward over Port Maria for protection. If you're familiar with the famous Tacky Rebellion, one of Jamaica's bloodiest rebellions against slavery in 1760, you may recognize this Fort. On Easter Sunday, a runaway slave known as Tacky and...

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Couples resorts make top-25 travel list again

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica beaches, Jamaica Lodging, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel, Negril Jamaica, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Couples resorts make top-25 travel list again Published: Saturday | August 28, 2010 Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer The Couples Resorts chain has reason to celebrate. For the second year running, all four Couples Resorts properties are ranked on Travel + Leisure's Top 25 World's Best List for resorts in the Caribbean. These are Couples Tower Isle and Couples Sans Souci, both in St Mary; and Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril, both in Negril, Westmoreland. This makes Couples the first all-inclusive resort chain to have all its properties listed in the prestigious magazine's top 25 list for...

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Goldeneye, The Home of 007, Will Reopen on 10.10.10

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Lodging, Jamaica Travel, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Goldeneye, The Home of 007, Will Reopen on 10.10.10

I'm not really a "resort" kinda gal, but I have to think it would be trés cool to relax in style at the stomping grounds of Ian Fleming and his famous guests! Didn't you always wanna be a "Bond Girl"??!! Goldeneye reopens in just about 60 days. Even if you don't intend to stay, please visit the website - what a fabulous & creative 1950s/1960s-style design. I love it! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Goldeneye, The Home of 007, Will Reopen on 10.10.10 Where: Oracabessa, St Mary, Jamaica May 13, 2010 at 10:12 AM | by MsRebecca You may have visited hotels in the Bahamas and Monte Carlo where James Bond flicks...

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Don’t forget! | ‘A St. Mary Mi Come From Festival’ | Tomorrow, August 5, 2010

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in A St Mary Mi Come From, Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Music, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

2010 A St. Mary Mi Come From – August 5 The 2010 staging of Capleton’s annual ‘A St. Mary Mi Come From‘ stage show is set to happen tomorrow, August 5, at the Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in St. Mary under the theme “Capleton featuring the Sons & Daughters of Legends“. In keeping with the name, performers will include Freddie McGregor and the Big Ship Family (daughter Yashemabeth and sons Chino & Stephen), Junior Reid and his sons Andrew & Wada Blood, Esco (Errol Thompson’s son), Kashief Lindo (Willie Lindo’s son), Fire Pashon (Sugar Minott’s daughter), Andrew Tosh (Peter Tosh’s...

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