Touring

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.

Zion Country Eco Beach Cabins

 

Stay as the guest of Free-I at Zion Country Eco Beach Cabins. Free-I was born and raised in Holland where he learned horticulture and respect for the earth and all who reside upon it.  He brought his love and skills to Jamaica where he applied them to Zion Country, transforming the land into a little piece of heaven which he so graciously shares with his guests.

Bath Jamaica

 

The small Jamaican town of Bath hosts the oldest botanical gardens on the island and a natural healing mineral springs.

The Botanical garden holds the oldest breadfruit trees, said to be the original trees brought to the island by Captain Bligh.

Palm View Guest House Montego Bay

 

by Joyce and Carl Berdie

We found a nice place in Montego Bay called Palm View Guesthouse that we would like to share. It is up on a hill and it was easy to walk down from there to the main street of Mo Bay.

What to Bring for Others Travel Planning Jamaica

 

When you travel to Jamaica you can do some humanitarian recyclIng from your first world community to the third world community to which you are traveling.

Clothing appropriate to the climate in all sizes can be gathered from friends and family.  Household items like sheets, pillowcases, pillows, pots and dishes, tarps, tools, flashlights, balls, sports equipment, books, baby items and toys, shoe laces may be items to consider donating. Surprisingly, they would like sweatshirts and sweaters because it gets cool.

Buy what you don't bring at the Fi We Sinting Festival
You can get anything you want, Zion Country Community.
Roxanne, Community of Zion Country
Street vendor, Port Antonio

What to Bring for Yourself Travel Tips in Jamaica

Be sure to pack light, each bag has to be carried up and down hills. Backpacks work well.

That said, on our last trip, we compiled a list of things we wish we had brought, or were glad we had brought. Perhaps there is something that will be useful to you.

Moving in to Mokko's

Kumina

Explained by Moshi Soloman

Drumming and dancing, honor to the ancestors, these things endure from African roots to this day. We read that Kumina is most prominent in St. Thomas Parish so we asked Moshi about it.

This practice is seen most often at funerals. The night before the burial is a big party. A drummer might be hired. If the person was very rich, maybe also will be a duppie band. A big pot of soup feeds the people and maybe there is a case of white rum and a case of Appleton.

Hunting Coonies

 

In the hills there is a small animal called coonie. It is like a guinea pig, tastes like rabbit. A hunter needs small, skinny dogs to hunt the coonie.

The coonies live in an underground den. They come out in the morning and the hunter will then go and stand by the hole. He lets his dogs go and as they chase the coonie back to thier hole, the hunter will hit them on the head, one by one as they try to enter.

Coonies are prepared by boiling, then the skin comes off. The bones are very strong.

 

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

Keep Winnifred Beach Public

Original Note from the Winnifred Beach Defense Committee via Maria Carla: