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Bob Marley – A Jamaican Icon

Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley), a Jamaican icon, was born on 6 February 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica to Cedella Booker and Norval Sinclair Marley.  Rumour has it that as a boy his

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Reggae Music

Last month UNESCO added Reggae music to the list of international cultural treasures. So how did this Jamaican music evolve and why the accolades? While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most

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Jamaican Sauces

We all use sauces in cooking.  But have you wondered about its history, why we find sauces a necessity and how to explore other tastes? Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa,

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2018 Independence Celebration

The Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago diaspora get together each year to celebrate the anniversary of their independence from the United Kingdom.  Both nations gained independence in 1962, Jamaica on 6 August and Trinidad &

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Appleton Estate

Thanks to Appleton Estate for being a sponsor of the 2018 Independence celebrations for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Appleton Estate has the distinction of being the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica in

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Rum – A Jamaican Originated Word

Rum is one of the oldest and most versatile spirits in the world, with an interesting history. Although the exact origin of this liquid gold cannot be determined, many experts agree that it was perfected

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Go Jamaica!

The Commonwealth Games were only a few short weeks ago – April 4 through 19 – but already it feels like that was a decade ago. I travelled to the Gold Coast on Saturday 31

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