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Where to Visit: Falmouth, Jamaica

Jamaica’s rich history and culture are equally appealing as its white sand beaches and vibrant nightlife. Across the island visitors will find various monuments and relics that speak to a plantation era of both hardship and triumph. In the 1800’s heyday of King Sugar, the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica…


Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Ancient ways and modern times


Added by CShout1 on September 30, 2011 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

Top 5 Places to See the Sunset in Jamaica

There’s no doubt about it, the perfect end to a day is witnessing a majestic sunset pulling down the curtains on a beautiful blue sky. Watching the sunset paint new colors across the sky and sea is a favourite pastime for many Jamaicans particularly when the suns rays are reflected on the surface of a…


Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Where to Stay: Frenchman’s Cove Resort, Jamaica


Added by CShout1 on July 13, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Where to Stay! Jake’s Treasure Beach

For decades, Jamaica’s south coast has been the haunt of discerning travelers – wooed by its understated ambiance. It’s your turn to experience precious island treasures off the beaten track. From waterfalls to safaris, peppered shrimp to curried lobster, the South Coast is an eclectic retreat; complete with…


Added by CShout1 on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Event Update: Little Ochie Seafood Carnival 2011

Known to be the best place in Jamaica to procure all sorts of seafood – cooked or uncooked Alligator Pond located on the island’s vast and beautifully exotic South Coast is a virtual haven for seafood lovers. The destination is famous for its food, as much as for its beach. Overlooking the black sands of the southern shoreline is one of the best places to eat seafood in the…


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Where to Visit: Good Hope Great House, Jamaica

Excerpted from: Island Buzz Jamaica

In the 1800’s heyday of King Sugar, the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica boasted almost one hundred plantations. For the architecture or heritage buff, the Parish and in particular it’s capital, the coastal town of Falmouth is a virtual goldmine. When sugar was king and…


Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2011 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Jamaica telecoms sector gets fibre optic boost

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday February 17, 2011 – Prime Minister Bruce Golding has welcomed the landing of a 1,840 km, high speed fibre optic submarine cable linking Jamaica, Cuba and Venezuela, and sees it as strengthening the national capacity to participate in…


Added by CShout1 on February 20, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Russian company to restart Jamaica operations

MOSCOW, Russia, Thursday February 17, 2011 – UC Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has decided to restart the operations at the Windalco-Kirkvine Works Plant in Jamaica from July.

The company said the investment cost of the resumption of operations is…


Added by CShout1 on February 20, 2011 at 11:13pm — No Comments

CaribShout Country Focus: St. Maarten

Collectively known as St. Martin, the island was named by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage in 1493. Although Columbus claimed the island for Spain, there is no evidence that the explorer ever landed here. Over the years, like most islands in the West Indies, St. Martin became a pawn in the great…


Added by CShout1 on February 16, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments

CaribShout salutes Buju Banton, Grammy Winner

Buju Banton performing in Charlotte NC. Photo by: GrahamBurke Photography - GBURKEIMAGES.COM

Gargamel Music, Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Jamaican music icon Buju Banton won his first Grammy award last night for Best Reggae Album for his prophetic new album, Before The Dawn.



Added by CShout1 on February 16, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus - Good jobs to be had at Good Hope

GOOD HOPE, Trelawny: WHILE MANY argue about the readiness of Falmouth to accept cruise passengers, a little-known fact is that Chukka Caribbean has created an incomparable attraction at Good Hope, in the proverbial backyard of the town, just 20 minutes away. Among the attraction's first patrons is…


Added by CShout1 on February 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Book Review - Built by Brokenness

It’s not every day that one comes across a Caribbean writer who has had over 250,000 copies of their first book sold in the United Kingdom and over 150,000 in the United States.  So meeting Shaliza Ali, a T&T born author of the widely acclaimed Built by Brokenness, was a pleasure. At age 36, the mother of one…


Added by CShout1 on February 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

U.S. opens the door further on travel to Cuba

For the second time since taking office, President Obama eased restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba. The relaxed rules are scheduled to take effect by the end of this week.



Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - St James Sec celebrates 50 years

With violence, youth delinquency and teacher absenteeism on the rise in many schools throughout the country, the students of St James Secondary have been called upon to actively pursue their school’s motto to “Set Standards High” and strive for excellence. On Wednesday, students, past and present, as well as…


Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Excerpt: 'American Uprising'

On the night of January 8, the rain continued to come down. Water coursed along the wood roofs of the slave quarters, drowning their staccato voices with streaming, rushing noise.  Twenty-five dark faces looked…


Added by CShout1 on January 20, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

US students enjoy pan

Nineteen students from Delaware University in the United States were given a formal reception last Wednesday, by Deputy Mayor of Arima, Patricia Cedeno-Metivier, who welcomed them at the Arima Town Hall. The students are in this country…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The disappearing woman

Imagine finding a gorgeous statue at an antique store; a woman, carved in soft sandstone, so beautiful you bust your budget, take it home, and set it in the garden.

The rain falls, the wind blows, the sun shines and moss grows.  Time and erosion take their toll. Then one day you realise that she’s changed so much you can hardly remember what she used to look like.  You love her anyway, so there she stands, just a shadow of her former…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

US relaxes Cuba travel

There has been an easing of tension between the US and Cuba since Mr Obama came to power.

US President Barack Obama has said he will ease restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba.

The president said he had…


Added by CShout1 on January 17, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

Canada announces over $90M worth of projects to help Haiti


Added by CShout1 on January 11, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

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