Tuesday, September 21

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Featured Photo – Sunday Evening Football

Football or soccer is a very popular sport in Jamaica. These boys can be seen playing the game in an open play field in Walker's Wood St Ann on a Sunday evening. Jamaica's football team is called the Reggae Boyz and represented the county at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. Many Jamaican born footballers have gone on to play for various clubs in Europe and other parts of the world.
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Featured Photo – Spanish Bridge over White River

The Spanish Bridge that spans the White River in St Ann was built in the 17th century before Jamaica became a British territory.  It is one of the lasting indicators of Spanish colonization in the White River Valley.  A few miles away at Rio Nuevo in St. Mary was the site of the final battle between British and Spanish forces to determine possession of Jamaica.Spain formally conceded Jamaica to England by the Treaty of Madrid in 1670.
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Featured Photo – Five Thousand Dollar Bill

The new $5000 note bearing the image of late former Prime Minister, Hugh Shearer is the newest currency issued since the $1,000 went into circulation in April 2000. On the reverse of the note is a stylized aerial view of Highway 2000 and beautiful Frangipani blossoms. Two hundred thousand notes of the new $5,000 bill was put into circulation on day one.
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Featured Photo – White River Fishing Boats

The White River runs along the border of St. Mary and St. Ann, twisting and turning its way through the forests to the outskirts of the tourist town of Ocho Rios where it meets the Caribbean sea. The White River is so named because the limestone rocks in its bed sometimes give the water a white, milky colour. The White River flows through some of the most picturesque landscape and forested areas of Jamaica and the river owes much of it's beauty, charm and popularity to it's surroundings.
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Featured Photo – Holywell National Park

Holywell National Park is a recreational area located 400th sq ft above sea level in the hills of St. Andrew. It is a part of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park conservation spread out over 78,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of tropical rain-forest in the north-east of Jamaica. It is one of Jamaica's primary eco-tourism attractions and is a sanctuary for several species of birds like the woodpecker as well as many plants such as firms and trees not seen anywhere else on the island.
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Featured Photo – Air Jamaica Plane

Air Jamaica is Jamaica's national airline.  It operates scheduled services from Kingston and Montego Bay to destinations over the Caribbean,the United States and Canada . Air Jamaica's main base is Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston with a hub at Sangster International Airport, Montego Ba. Air Jamaica has a flawless safety record with no fatal accidents since the airline begane operations in April 1969.
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Featured Photo – Ripe Guava

Guavas are plants which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to the western hemisphere in all countries in the regeon of the Caribbean Sea. The term "guava" is derived from the Arawak word guayabo "guava tree", via the Spanish guayaba. The guava is rich iron, folic acid, potassium, calcium and Vitamins A, B and the guava fruit five times as much Vitamin C as an orange.
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Featured Photo – Pan Style Jerk Chicken

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica. Jerk seasoning consists of pimento, scotch bonnet peppers cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic and other ingredients. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Oil barrels cut lengthwise, attached with hinges and drilled with ventilation holes are increasingly used to prepare jerk dishes and can be seen in major towns all over the island at night or at fairs, trade shows and various others gatherings and events.
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Featured Photo – Emancipation Park Fountain

Emancipation is located in the parish of St Andrew in the heart the bustling urban centre of New Kingston. The 7 acre park was created to be an oasis where persons in and around the area could retreat to be soothed by the Park's scenery, birds, flowers and the occasional function. Completed in 2002 Emancipation Park was created to be a symbol of our Freedom to Hope, to Excel and to Be.
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Featured Photo – New Kingston Skyline

New Kingston is the one of the largest business districts in the Caribbean and is located in the heart the Parish of St Andrew. New Kingston is seen as one of the premier urban centres in Jamaica. and is home to restaurants,shopping centres, banks, Embassies, parks, entertainment hotspots, government offices among other important establishments.