Go-Jamaica, Jamaica's Portal to the World
Weekly Newsletter
Issue #20, May 10, 2003
sponsored by Go-Jamaica Flower and Gift Store

In This Issue...

  • Earlier News 7 days a week
  • Pieces of the Past - What's In A Name?
  • Youthlinkjamaica.com - Teachers, The Backbone Of Society
  • Go-Local Jamaica - The 'Suss'
  • Are You Looking For Someone?
  • Did you Miss Mother's Day? Oh No!
  • Go-Jamaica Client Showcase - Featured Villa: FootePrints
Earlier News 7 days a week
The GleanerThe Gleaner Online is now available earlier everyday. The "week-end" news will now be available before the sun rises in Jamaica. This means it will be earlier for you wherever you are in the world. So log on and get your news from the number one source of news, sports and entertainment in Jamaica, the Gleaner. Thank you for keeping us number one..
Pieces Of The Past - What's In A Name?
Pieces Of The Past From Above Rocks in St. Catherine, to Zuassure Hill, Manchester, Jamaica has an intriguing mixture of place-names that reflect its history and character. The island's name itself is believed to pay homage to a particular historical period the Taino period. Jamaica is said to mean 'land of wood and water' in Arawakan, the language of the Tainos.

Jamaican place-names can be straightforward, reflecting outstanding features of the natural landscape (e.g. Above Rocks, St, Catherine). Or they can be historical, often either recalling events that took place, or famous people who lived, in an area (e.g., Cudjoe Town). Many places are named after original landowners (e.g., Nashville, Manchester, first owned by George Nash). Others reflect a sense of religion (e.g., Mt. Zion, St. Thomas) or one of nostalgia for the places of origin of the many different immigrants (willing and unwilling) to Jamaica. For more click here http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/.

If you have any suggestions on topics or articles to be covered for the Pieces of the Past series please send them to editor@gleanerjm.com

Teachers, The Backbone Of Society.
I UNDERSTAND that teachers do not necessarily get the pay and benefits they deserve but no one can pay them what they deserve. Teachers are like the backbone of society. If they choose not to work, the future generation will not prosper. They determine the future for many lives regardless of what some persons think. ... Click here to read the article in full. http://www.youthlinkjamaica.com/news.html
Go-Local Jamaica - The 'Suss"

The 'suss' is really taking off on this site. Join the discussions in the Go-Local forum, which range from sex and politics to the latest developments in entertainment and sport. Just click here and start chatting. http://www.golocaljamaica.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

Go-Local Jamaica also covers community news for every parish. For the latest news on what's happening in your area check out this site. Remember if you have anything you want to share with your local community you can post it here for them all to see. Go-Local Jamaica is two years old and was launched to showcase the positive work we do in our local communities. It celebrates the beauty of each parish and people all over the Island who work to keep Jamaica together as the Island of 'One Love'.

Are You Looking For Someone?
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. http://www.discoverjamaica.com/shop/voter.html
Did You Remember Mother's Day?
Well if you missed May 11th, its still not too late to show your mother or mother figure that you love her with a gift from the Go-Jamaica store. Go-Jamaica has some amazing flowers, gift baskets and cakes for all occasions - including that much needed apology. Check out our online store you may find a gift that gets you out of the doghouse. http://www.discoverjamaica.com/gifts/

Flowers and gifts


Do things the Go-Jamaica Way
Listen to Live Free Jamaican Radio

Power 106Talk is of course of the primary focus during the week but on the weekends you can hear some of the best Jamaican music ever made.

  • Independent Talk
    Mon - Fri: 5:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    Host:'Ronnie' Thwaites

    'Ronnie' Thwaites first entered the media as a Radio Talk Show Host in 1976, as host of the programme 'Public Eye', on the now defunct JBC radio station. He is an attorney-at-law, farmer, minister of religion and a politician, all of which have brought a unique dimension to his style of hosting Independent Talk. Thwaites has earned a reputation for his diplomatic approach to interviews, while eliciting invaluable information from his guests.


Go-Jamaica Store

Go-Jamaica StoreGo-Jamaica merchandise is now online. Gifts include trendy T-shirts for men & women, hats, caps, bags and of course the delightful cuddly toy. http://www.cafeshops.com/gojamaicastore

Take your business online with Go-Jamaica. Featured Villa: Footeprints.
Jamaica is known as an "upscale island," but it is possible for people within every budget range to find the perfect place to stay. If money is no object, luxury all-inclusive hotels are up to the challenge of providing opulent surroundings. If you are looking for excellent service, numerous comforts and affordable rates, well you're definitely in luck with this On The Sands Hotel called "FootePrints"!

FootePrints is a quiet 30-room hotel sited directly on Negril's Famous Seven Mile White Sand Beach. It is located on the most exclusive part of the Negril Beach. http://www.foote-prints.com/

For more information click http://www.go-jamaica.com/ and go to the travel section.

Foreign Exchange Trading Summary End of the Week, May 9, 2003
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.

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