Happy 55 Independence My Beautiful Jamaica

In celebration of 55 years of Independence I decided to share the Jamaican Tag!

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I am Dancing Abroad before I Dance a Yard Thanks to GT Network

The blog title is my own play on a Jamaican proverb I grew up hearing.

Learn fi dance a yaad before yuh dance abraad.
TRANSLATION:Learn to dance at home before you dance abroad.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Try perfecting a skill in private before displaying it in public.

Well being my unruly self (like my hair) I had to dance abroad before I danced at home & I have to thank GT Network based in Trinidad & Tobago for that one dance.

 

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#DryLandTouristChronicles: Portland Getaway Day 1

I spent my last weekend in January enjoying the beautiful parish of Portland with my friends.

 

This was definitely one of my favourite trips to the parish because we had so many adventures & visited so many spots in 48 hours!

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Chit Chat with the Beach Bottom Girls Boss

What is one item EVERY island girl needs in her closet?….A BATHING SUIT of course!

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My personal collection has been growing thanks to Shawna Brown owner of the online bathing suit boutique Beach Bottom Girls. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shawna about the company.

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#DryLandTouristChronicles: Rose Hall Virgin

This post is a real throwback or fling back as we Jamaicans would say. Today, I revisit my first trip to the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, St. James.

When I was younger, there were numerous school trips to Rose Hall that I always missed because I just always fell ill.

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I finally broke my Rose Hall virginity in 2012 on a Rotaract trip.

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#DryLandTouristChronicles: Reach Falls, Portland

Portland is known for its natural & tranquil beauty. I’ve been going to Portland ever since I was a child to visit my family & all those years I hated it! It wasn’t until I became an adult that I began to appreciate how lucky I was to have roots in this tranquil haven.

Now that I am older & my great grandmother has passed unfortunately the trips are less. When my bestie decided that she wanted to go to Reach Falls for her birthday celebration at the end of July, I was more than elated!

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#DryLandTouristChronicles: Jamaica Conference Centre..A Work of Art

Today I decided to try something a little different with my Dry Land Tourist Chronicles post.

Jamaica, much like her people, is very diverse.There is more to her than sand, sun, sea, reggae & weed. She has a rich history that I hope to do justice & present to you my readers.

I have been to the Jamaica Conference Centre many a times but I never really looked at it & saw the work of art it truly is.

A few months ago I had a meeting there that started a little late, so I passed the time by exploring the Jamaica Conference Centre many

A Little History….

Located on the picturesque Kingston Waterfront, the Jamaica Conference Centre was built in 1982 as the venue for the preparatory meetings of the International Seabed Authority, an arm of the United Nations. The Centre was built to United Nations specifications and its facilities and services rival the best.

It was constructed by the UDC in the record time of 12 months in time to host the International Seabed Authority beginning in 1983, in the process, winning the Governor General’s Award.

The Complex houses the Centre, Secretariat Building and a 450 bay multi-storey parking garage.

Source: http://www.udcja.com/feature-jamaica-conference-centre & http://www.jamaicaconference.com/services.htm


Here are the pictures I snapped on the visit.

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Team Jamaica You Made Me Proud

My heart is full of so much joy right now! I just watched the last of the Track & Field events on the penultimate day of the Rio 2016 Olympics & I am so proud of my little Rock.

Our athletes did their best & their performances reminded me that hard work is the key to success.

This post is dedicated to every single Jamaican athlete who showed up & showed out whether they made the podium or not!

I salute you all!

Continue to show the world that we are little but tallawah!

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Happy Birthday Marcus!

Happy 129th Birthday Marcus!

A great man, a great leader, a champion of the black race.

I could not spend today sharing anything else but information about this visionary.

 

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Standing next to Marcus Garvey’s Statue in St. Ann.

 

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