Category Archives: Culture

Cerasee Time: Vine and Tea


Cerasee vine with its yellow flower Native to Africa, the Mediterranean region, and the Middle East, cerasee grows wild in great abundance in Jamaica. The vine creeps on the ground, fences, plants, and trees and gives off a pungent odor when picked. … Continue reading

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Cerasee Time: Seeds


The flesh on the cerasee seeds are edible and sweet in taste. The pods found all over the cerasee vine, are first green, then turn orange when ripe. The pods then burst open, displaying several red seeds. Cerasee seeds stay dormant during the winter and … Continue reading

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Mandeville Parish Church


                                                             Founded AD 1816

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Jungle King Performance


Roy ‘Jungle King’ Hamilton is a friend of Jeff and I, and a prominent figure in Jamaica’s culture. He has taught many students, particularly at St. Anne’s High  School, how to dance and perform with grace and soul. Jungle King has choreographed … Continue reading

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Town Crier


Yes man! I love how we hold on to some of our Jamaican traditions. One of many is the announcing of events, using loud speakers on or in a car driving around town and in the country areas.…blasting the time, … Continue reading

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St. Mary Champion Goat Farmer


Twelve year old Shemar Pringle was awarded Champion Goat Farmer, at the St. Mary’s Agri Expo, for boasting the best goats in the parish. Shemar Pringle is working Big Wonders in Jamaica!                                                                         (Jamaica Gleaner Photo)

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A River’s Path


This river is located in Banister, a little village just outside of Old Harbour. There hasn’t been much rain lately so the river is very low at this time, but look how high it can get. Nonetheless, I walked the … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner


Escovitch fish (King mackerel or Kingfish) with brown rice, corn, and tomato.

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Jamaican Fruit Series: Ackee


Jamaica National Fruit Native to West Africa Ackee and salt fish is Jamaica’s national dish Toxic before naturally opening Clinically called Jamaican vomiting sickness

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The Jackfruit Catcher


On one of my visits to ‘country’, Siloah, St. Elizabeth, I took this picture of my Dad as he caught a jackfruit just as it fell out of the tree. Man he was happy, as you can see. We were at … Continue reading

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