Posts Tagged "Portland Jamaica"

Jamaican Wood Carving from Port Antonio artist, Rockbottom

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Blog, Jamaican crafts, Port Antonio Jamaica | 0 comments

Jamaican Wood Carving from Port Antonio artist, Rockbottom

Get Jamaican wood carving by Rockbottom in Port Antonio I love art & crafts, but in Jamaica it can be a challenge to find truly locally-made items. Meet my friend, Rockbottom (given name: Girvan Rhoofe). He's a talented wood carver with a very large stall in Port Antonio's Musgrave Market, the big market in the center of town on West Street between the Main Square (with the lovely NCB Bank in the old courthouse & the clock tower) and the Port Antonio Square. You can't miss Musgrave Market - there are always ladies sitting out front selling fruits, vegetables, shoes & other stuff....

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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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Give your skin a caffeine boost! | Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Soapworks

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Blog, Blue Mountain Soapworks, Jamaican crafts, Shopping in Jamaica | 0 comments

Give your skin a caffeine boost! | Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Soapworks

Try some coffee with your soap! Most of us think of coffee as a pick-me-up, a drink to energize us and get us going in the morning. And most of us love and appreciate the taste and aroma of coffee. Green unroasted coffee beans are one of the most-traded agricultural commodities and coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages all over the globe. But, would it surprise you to learn that coffee is also a wonderful pick-me-up for your skin and hair? Coffee comes from the seeds, or “beans”, of the coffee plant. The beans are found in the coffee cherries, or “berries”, growing on trees in more...

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