Weekly Newsletter
Issue #12, March 15, 2003
sponsored by the Go-Jamaica Flower & Gift Store

The latest edition of the Go-Jamaica.com newsletter.
This week we are featuring:

  • Pieces of the Past: Money - the root of Jamaican currency
  • Voters List - Its here to help you?
  • Personality Profile : Leighton Davis
  • Flowers and gifts for every occasion
  • eCommerce - showcase Genealogy of Jamaica.
Pieces of the Past: Money - the root of Jamaican currency
Like many cultures, the first Jamaicans, the Taino Indians, used the barter system trading commodities for other commodities. Although there was some gold on the island, the Tainos used it for decorative purposes. When the Spanish arrived in the 1490s and began to trade with the Tainos, they tended to use glass beads and other trinkets. By the early 1500s coins were in use on the island…

This is just one of the many features we currently have online that explore Jamaica's past. It is a great learning resource for adults and children alike. If you don't believe me take a look.
Are you looking for someone?

Go-Jamaica can help you find that missing friend, family member or mentor. Go-Jamaica has the most comprehensive list of Jamaicans anywhere online, and it is available for searching via Go-Jamaica. The Jamaican Voter's List is a public document that contains over 1,200,000 names and addresses of citizens who have successfully registered to vote.

Personality Profile : Leighton Davis
While many young people are chasing lucrative careers in law, medicine, business and politics, there are a few who have dared to withstand criticism and the flow to urban areas by becoming successful farmers. Young entrepreneurs such as Leighton Davis, the 2002 recipient of the Prime Minister Youth Award for Excellence in Agriculture are prime examples
Flowers and Gifts for every occasion

Go-Jamaica has flowers for every occasion. Take a look at our store and choose from a variety of floral arrangements for every occasion (anniversary, birthday, sympathy). So if you missed that birthday 'again', or you just need to say sorry. Say it with flowers from Go-Jamaica.com

Easter is on its way and we promise you some very interesting gifts. So watch this spot for more details.

Flowers and gifts

Do things the Go-Jamaica Way
New Music Mixes
Now you can listen to some of the country's most popular dancehall, calypso and reggae mixes at http://jamaicastar.com/ruggedjams/ Every week we will bring you new mixes. Enjoy the music and remember to share it with your friends.
Go-Jamaica Store

Go-Jamaica StoreGo-Jamaica merchandise e is now online. Gifts include trendy T-Shirts for men &women, hats, caps, bags and of course the delightful cuddly toy.

Youthlink Journalism Club!!
Journalism ClubWe want to hear the 'suss' and the 'buzz' in your area. If you are under 20 years old and resident in Jamaica? Then join the club and write about anything of interest to you. Remember you can join as part of your school's journalism club or as an individual member.
Store Profile: Take your business online with Go-Jamaica

Genealogy of Jamaica is an aid to research on Jamaican families and contains about 75,000 names, over 24,000 marriages and 1200 photos plus numerous text files, all with Jamaican connections.
It is the result of many years of research and includes several extensive family trees, information extracted from Jamaican newspapers, articles and many other sources. There is a source reference for every entry.

This is an upgrade of the 3rd edition and includes Burial Records at the St. Andrew Parish Church from 1657 - 2000 (over 7000). Also on the CD are 2 files listing names of several thousand slaves that were freed before the official abolition of slavery. In many cases the reputed fathers are also listed it.

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