Posts Tagged "Manchester Jamaica"

Ecofarms | Interesting twist on honey in Manchester, Jamaica

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Blog, Jamaican crafts, Manchester Jamaica, Shopping in Jamaica | 0 comments

Ecofarms | Interesting twist on honey in Manchester, Jamaica

Look for Ecofarms' Honey Styx in Kingston at Craft Cottage, Lee's Food Fair, Carbys, Brooklyn Supermarket and Kingston 21 (Wyndam Hotel), or at Fontana Pharmacy and Body & Soul in Mandeville. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Interesting twist on honey Published: Saturday | August 13, 2011 Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer BALACLAVA, St Elizabeth: WHEN THE Gleaner caught up with Grace Foster-Reid at her Mandeville home recently, she was comfortably dressed in faded jeans, T-shirt and water boots. After all, it was mid-afternoon and well into her workday, but she was able to take time to chat with our news...

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Reggae’s Anthony Cruz on fire with ready-to-release “Cruz Control”! | New interview!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in Anthony Cruz, Blog, Bwoyla Riddim, Jamaican Music | 0 comments

Lovers’ rock and conscious reggae lover that I am, I was thrilled yesterday to interview Anthony Cruz! Some madddddd tunes coming on his ready-to-release album, Cruz Control! The 35 year old singer/songwriter from Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica is the nephew of the late, great Garnett Silk but has spent the past decades carving out a spot for himself on the reggae scene – making the ladies swoon :love: and giving us some clean, conscious music to lift our spirits. He does it again on his latest release, Cruz Control. Be sure to watch the videos and check the links following the interview...

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Legendary Great Houses of Jamaica

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage | 1 comment

Legendary Great Houses of Jamaica

If you're up for a little adventure, you can fill your days checking out the great houses of Jamaica, legendary and otherwise. The Great House (Plantation House) was the seat of authority on an estate. It was the home of planters, or attorneys who acted for the absentee owner. The size and profitability of the property and the wealth of the owner determined the size of the house. These houses were usually 2-story buildings with a base of brick, cut stone and mortar. The top floor was usually made of wood. You'll find the great houses of Jamaica in every Parish and in all stages of repair -...

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Driving Jamaica’s South Coast? | Stop to eat, mon!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Food, Manchester Jamaica, St. Elizabeth Jamaica | 0 comments

South Coast Eats Thursday, August 05, 2010 Foodies with a taste for local flavours are sure to love a trip along Jamaica's South Coast. In addition to spectacular views of the countryside, people can be treated to impressive "eats" on their visit. There's nothing like a roadside "pit stop" where one can sample fruits from vendors and consume local delicacies such as roast yam and peppered shrimp. Today's edition of Thursday Food takes you on a trip to the South Coast. Porus is famous for its local fresh produce, in particular its fruit. Numerous fruit stalls may be seen along the main road...

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Bad news on employment front – Jamaica’s Windalco shuts down permanently

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica News, St. Catherine Jamaica | 0 comments

Jamaicas Windalco shuts down permanently Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:43pm EDT KINGSTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The West Indies Alumina Co., whose majority shareholder is UC Rusal (RUSL.MM), laid off its remaining workers on Wednesday and said it would close its two refineries in Jamaica, labor leaders said. The Jamaican company, known as Windalco, has a production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of alumina annually. It halted bauxite mining and suspended operations at its Kirkvine and Ewarton refineries a year ago due to a worldwide downturn in demand for aluminum. Windalco said at the time that the...

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