Prince Harry jammin’ to Reggae in beautiful Jamaica

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Irie!!!

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Party Prince Harry danced his socks off in blue suede shoes during his royal visit to Jamaica.

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The prince was visiting Kingston when he was pulled to his feet by attractive

Chantol Dormer.

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The 27-year-old royal proved that his rhythm was on par with jammin’ style as he boogey-down to a rendition of reggae legend Bob Marley’s “One Love”.

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That night Harry attended a black tie state dinner with Prime Minister

Mrs Portia Simpson.

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In a well-received speech the prince had his audience eating out of his hand with a few jokes in the local patois.

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He said: ‘I count it a great privilege to be standing here tonight, representing The Queen in Jamaica on her Diamond Jubilee. Her Majesty has asked me to extend her great good wishes to you all, and is sorry that she can’t be here - so you’re stuck with me… but don’t worry, cos every liddle ting gonna be aright! ‘

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‘Your vibrancy and vigour, your wonderful welcome to visitors and your island’s natural beauties - all combine to make Jamaica unique. ‬‪The Queen recognised this.

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Comments (0) Mar 14 2012

Sweet, Sweet Jamaica: Treasures from the Past…(Videos)

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OUT  OF  MANY

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PEOPLE

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Click on the  links below……

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Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada Sheila Sealy Monteith has recommended this brilliantly-made, two-part documentary that details much of Jamaica’s march to Independence.

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The documentary is excellent …

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It is recommended to all - Jamaicans and non-Jamaicans - and in particular to young people. It will help bring perspective to the struggle endured to gain the independence Jamaicans enjoy today.

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This is extremely interesting and useful information on the beginnings of the process of Jamaica’s formal independence …….

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Comments (3) Aug 11 2011

JAMROCK: Celebration Time…Come On!!!

Posted: under "Jamaica Labrish Korner", "Jamaica ~ Land Of Paradise", "Jazzy REGGAE ~ Irie Riddim", "SMILE" Jamaica ~ "Once You Go --- You Know", "Welcome to JAMrock ~ JAMAICA ~ NO PROBLEM".
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August 6th

JAMAICA’s

Independence  Day

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Miss  Jamaica  Festival  Queen

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Click on the link below

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Enjoy…..!

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JAMAICA  FESTIVAL  SONG

2011

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Big Celebration

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 Tinga Stewart

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http://youtu.be/NU8l_5exwpY

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Miss  Jamaica

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Little   Miss  Jamaica

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Long Live the “Cool Ruler”…Gregory Isaacs!!!!

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 Tribute to the Reggae Legend

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Gregory dies at 59; Jamaican singer pioneered reggae style known as lovers rock

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One of the genre major stars in the 1970’s, the ‘Cool Ruler’ had a polished sound and lyrics that focused on tales of love.  He was also known for his designer suits. 

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Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican singer who pioneered the style of reggae music known as lovers rock and became one of the genre’s major stars in the 1970s, has died. He was 59.

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Isaacs died Monday at his home in London, according to his manager, Copeland Forbes. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer last year.

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Known as the “Cool Ruler,” as he styled himself in the title of a 1978 album, Isaacs cut a dapper figure in his designer suits and silk shirts — an image suited to a style of music that emphasized romantic yearning over reggae’s more traditional themes of spiritual and political transformation.

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“I’d say he’s one of the three geniuses I’ve known in the reggae music business, and I’ve known everyone,” said Gary Himelfarb, who recorded several Isaacs albums for his Washington, D.C.-based RAS Records label in the 1990s.

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“Gregory was the kind of person who could walk through a room of 20 people and come out the other side and tell you what everybody was wearing,” added Himelfarb, whose professional name is Doctor Dread. “He could sit at a piano and compose incredible tunes. He was really brilliant. He was on a whole other level than your typical Jamaican artist.”

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Isaacs was born in Kingston on July 15, 1951, and grew up in Denham Town. In school, he enjoyed reading, composition and painting, and at home he listened to American R&B on his family’s radio.

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Gregory Isaacs

July 15, 1951 - Oct 25, 2010

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Comments (0) Oct 25 2010

2010 Miss Universe Pageant

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Tons Of Smiles! 

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Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss Universe 2010 and becomes the 59th Miss Universe.Ethan Miller/Getty Images - Tuesday, August, 24, 2010, 4:24 AM

Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss Universe 2010 and becomes the 59th Miss Universe.

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 Yendi Phillipps, Miss Jamaica 2010, poses for the judges during final voting at the live telecast of the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant.Miss Universe Organization LP - Tuesday, August, 24, 2010, 4:24 AM

Yendi Phillipps, Miss Jamaica 2010, poses for the judges during final voting at the live telecast of the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant.

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Miss Mexico 2010, Jimena Navarrete (L), and Miss Jamaica 2010, Yendi Phillipps, react as Navarette is named the 2010 Miss Universe and Phillipps the first runner-up during the 2010 Miss Universe PageantEthan Miller/Getty Images - Tuesday, August, 24, 2010, 4:24 AM

Miss Mexico 2010, Jimena Navarrete (L), and Miss Jamaica 2010, Yendi Phillipps, react as Navarette is named the 2010 Miss Universe and…. Phillipps (Miss Jamaica)….the first runner-up…. during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant.   

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Comments (0) Sep 02 2010

Do You Remember?‏

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“SWEET, SWEET JAMAICA”

Waterfall at 'The Ruins' in Ocho Rios by Striderv.  

Waterfall at “The Ruins” in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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I GUESS I may be getting just a teeny-weeny bit old, because I can remember when it was considered
rude to whistle in front of adults, the biggest bad words pickney used to cuss were ‘blouse and skirt’,'rahtid’ and ‘blow-wow’; and slackness was talking big bwoy stories.
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I am probably not so young anymore, I guess, because I can remember when people used to charter JOS bus to go to outing at Gunboat beach. And the beach dem was clean! And bad boys were the ones riding skate, and playing marbles and racing board horse in the gutter water after rain... I remember when children were afraid of Johnkunnu - now even police fraid a pickney, ’cause pickney a shotta!

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 Call me archaic, but I remember when school children never had such a wide range of colourfully creative
chemical concoctions and toxic adventures to choose from such as sweets and snacks. For example, I saw one
recently marked cheese tricks and when you read the fine print carefully, you realized that the ingredients did not include any cheese - so-so tricks!

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 But I suppose it must be old age, because I also remember that children used to eat jackfruit, juneplum, naseberry, guinep, hogplum and tinkin toe; we used to relish treats like bustamante-backbone, drops, gizzada, toto, cut-cake and grater-cake. MEN USED TO DANCE WITH WOMEN after asking if they could have this dance!!

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 I must be clearly approaching dinosaur status, because I can vividly recall a period when independence time meant street dance on every corner, and we never had to import carnival to have revelling in the streets, and float parades were magnificent. I must have come from them dark ages, but I remember when man used to go party to dance with woman, not to “par wid man”, and women never had to walk naked to get attention.

“Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2008″

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But I am not quite ready for the rocking chair and adult diapers just yet. No papa! Still, I remember when Rasta was a lifestyle. Now dreadlocks is a hairstyle. I remember

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Comments (4) Apr 02 2010