Category Archives: Traces of Olde Jamaica

Mandeville Parish Church


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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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Jungle King Video (Relaxation of the Mind)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlJf0GEpPQ Feel the beat of the drums With each beat of your heart And inhale Then exhale Feel the heat of the fire As it caresses your skin Inhale Exhale Hear the words of the chant As it mesmorizes you Into … Continue reading

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Hard-working Jamaicans: Market Day


Market Day  Saturday is one of my favorite days inna Jam Rock…Market Day! All one sees is culture and tradition in every town when it comes to Market Day. A busy shopping day usually set aside for stocking up on a … Continue reading

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Old Jamaican Proverb


Rain a fall, breeze a blow, chicken batty outta door.

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Devon House


Devon House was built by George Stiebel, Jamaica’s first black millionaire, and was declared a national monument in 1990. The area was known as “Millionaire’s Corner” at Trafalgar and Hope Road. Devon House is a historical site and now serves as … Continue reading

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Mandeville’s Courthouse


Just looking at the pictures one can tell this is a very old building, offering traces of Old England. Built in 1817 in the Jamaican Georgian style, a two storey structure, the Mandeville Courthouse stands as a national monument. Slave labor … Continue reading

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