Community Activities

Positive Vibrations Guesthouse Negril

 

 

Elvis and Laura have some little cottages in the West End of Negril. You can stay in their cute, clean safe cottages, rates $35-50 US per/night. Stay 6 nights, 7th night free! Monthly rates available.

Morant Bay Market Jamaica

 

Morant Bay Market is as authentic a Jamaican market as it gets. Under its zinc roof is housed stall after stall of vegetables, household goods, school supplies. There is a section for the meat market where you can find various feet used enthusiastically in traditional dishes. There are spice blends sold in little plastic bags that are used just as enthusiastically.

Jamaican Primary School

 

by Dianne Birney

Thornton Primary School is the local school in Sunning Hill, Jamaica. There are 120 students in the school and the Principal is M.P. Burton. There are six teachers.

Below is a list of supplies needed by this and other basic schools on the island.

Wish List:

Thornton Primary School Sign
New uniforms, funny lips
Fourth & Fifth Grade Classroom with Mrs. Aldridge
Buns and milk are provided everyday
Shawna & Shannell with friend in their uniforms
Handwashing Station at the Jamaican Primary School
Off to Thornton Primary School in Jamaica

Fi Wi Sinting Jamaican Festival

 Celebrating Jamaica's African Heritage
February 17, 2013

Fi Wi Sinting is an annual one day celebration of Jamaica's African heritage and is a tribute to the ancestors. It is held at Somerset Falls River Park, Hope Bay, Portland, north of Port Antonio, Jamaica. It has become the largest Black History Month event in Jamaica.

Vendor
Jonkunoo
A Break in the Day
Crowd Shot

Making Bammy

 

There is a traditional cassava bread called bammy that is made and sold in communities. This tradition is being resurrected after almost dying out when wheat and white bread was introduced to the island. This threatened the livelihood of cassava farmers. You can read this story and attempts to support bammy's comeback.

Bingo

 

In your Jamaica travel, you may want to play bingo! A Bingo game is a great way to pass the time and get to know people in the local community. However, if you want to play bingo at the comfort of your home, you can log on to online bingo websites and come in contact with other bingo players from different parts of the world.

Jamaican Cooking

Owen cooks the most wonderful meals, so last visit we asked if we could watch him cook and glean some hints from him. He most gratiously granted our request. This was one of the best cooking lesson vacations!

A Big Up to Dwight!

We recently learned we lost our friend , Dwight, from Jamaica. Dwight was Mokko's friend since they were pickneys, they were neighbors and business partners on the farm. They were like brothers.

Jamaica Rasta Ecotourism Sunning Hill Community

 

In Sunning Hill Community, you experience Jamaican living. You move with a Jamaican rhythm and pace and do as the locals do.

Things to do:

 

Feed De People Dem

A rainy day in Sunning Hill, Jamaica does not deter the townsfolk from participating in a community meal cooked on the banks of the local river.

Produced and organized by Strate and chefs Coke Dog and Moshi, they supply a sumptuous meal of rice and peas, brown stew chicken, juice and wine for all.