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Obama visits Jamaica, the internet goes wild!

On April 9th, President Barack Obama came to Jamaica for a quick working visit. This occasion was historic–Obama is the second-ever sitting US President to visit Jamaica and his visit fell 33 years after Ronald Reagan’s in 1982. 281 more words

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Music Monday: Soul Provider

Love ballads hold a special place in the musical soul of Jamaica. There’s a reason why Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Michael Bolton still hold their own so well here. 155 more words

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Seoul's Jamaican Soul [PART II] - Reggae Night

Guess what? Itaewon, one of the most popular and culturally diverse tourist destinations in Seoul, home to the U.S. military base and a large expat community, offers visitors a global shopping and culinary experience which can transport them even to … Jamaica! 619 more words


Music Monday: Nuh Compatible

For this next installment of #MusicMonday, I’m taking it back to a year ago when I was fresh faced and doe-eyed, brand new to JamDown. 97 more words

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Music Monday, Carnival Edition: Like Ah Boss

Carnival celebrations kicked off in January in Jamaica and culminate during Easter weekend. Carnival has been celebrated for the last 27 years in Jamaica, and there are lots of fun… 138 more words

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Recipe: Jamaican Easter Bun

There is perhaps no better known Easter time tradition in Jamaica than Easter bun and cheese. Sure, most people go to church for Easter service. Easter dinner tends to consist of fried or escovitch fish (steamed and served with pickled veggies). 458 more words

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Who’s Stuck in Dr Semaj’s Boxes?

I got so many amusing responses to my column, “Mi No Want No Woman Look Mi”, published on March 22. It’s amazing how a hot headline can motivate people to read Jamaican. 871 more words

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