Go-Jamaica, Jamaica's Portal to the World
Weekly Newsletter
Issue #38, February 12, 2004
sponsored by Super Plus Food Stores

In This Issue...

  • Pieces of the Past - The Arrival Of The Africans To Jamaica
  • Flowers, Gifts & Cakes For Your Valentine
  • Jamaican Wins Grammy For The 5th Year In Succession
  • Youthlinkjamaica.com - Virtuoso Violinist Anna Bethune
  • Go-Jamaica Client Showcase - Featured Client: Dawgen
  • Go-Jamaica Testimonials
Pieces of the Past- The Arrival Of Africans To Jamaica

Pieces of the Past"Jamaican life in all aspects cultural, artistic, political, economic, scientific was borne out of a brutal system forged through an integration of people and place and emerged as a triumph of the human spirit."

Up until the early 1690s Jamaica's population was relatively equally mixed between white and black. (Senior, 2003, p. 446). The first Africans to arrive came in 1513 from the Iberian Peninsula after having been taken from West Africa by the Spanish and the Portuguese. They were servants, cowboys, herders of cattle, pigs and horses, as well as hunters… For the full article and many more historical accounts logon on to http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/

Valentine's Day Shopping Made Easy!

Flowers and GiftsGo-Jamaica can help you find the perfect gift to enhance your romance much easier. Visit our stores online for the perfect gift baskets, perfumes and wickedly, delicious cakes, flowers and getaways - that will make Valentines day this Leap Year a great event.

If you are finding it hard to decide what you would like to send the one you love browse our stores online has we have made it easy for you to send that last-minute gift quickly. Click here to start shopping browsing now. http://www.discoverjamaica.com/shop/flowers.html

Jamaican Wins Grammy For 5th Year In Succession

Sean Paul and his entire management team are loaded with excitement after he won his first ever Grammy Award this week.

At the 46th annual Grammy Award ceremony held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles California, the 'Dutty' deejay won his first Grammy, beating Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Burning Spear, and Third World who were all in the Best Reggae Album category.

Read more and join in the online discussion here… http://jamaicastar.com/thestar/20040209/ent/ent1.html

Youthlinkjamaica.com Virtuoso Violinist

Seven years ago, Little Anna Bethune performed a Vivaldi solo that earned her a standing ovation. On the weekend, this intelligent and disciplined fifth form Campion College student, will debut as a solo violinist. This performance will take place at the Lisa Narcisse Performing Arts Centre at the Immaculate Conception High School on Constant Spring Road, St. Andrew. Read more about this talented lady here… http://www.youthlinkjamaica.com/news.html

Do things the Go Jamaica Way - Featured Client: Dawgen

Dawgen Accountants aim to provide you with the best services by striving always to exceed your expectations of the value for money and by anticipating your needs, ensure timely service delivery, and performing our responsibilities with thoroughness and integrity.

Dawgen specialises in assisting small and medium size companies in their growth. We recognise that due to capital and labour constraints, you probably need experience and knowledgeable professional help even more. We also understand that people who venture into businesses are experts more in manufacturing and selling than in accounting and finance.

However, your accounting and finance are of prime concerns to your investor, bankers, the Registrar of Companies and the Inland Revenue Authority. We can assist you by preparing and implementing the financial arrangements you need to develop your business. When you require additional financing to expand, we can assist you in preparing business plans, forecasts and budgets. In short you have access to our services even if you are just taking your first steps in your path to business success.

To find out more about this company log on to http://www.dawgen.com


Flowers and gifts

Happy Birthday


On Monday 16 February 2004, Go-Jamaica.com will be seven years old.

We would like to thank all of our clients and suppliers for their support, and look forward to celebrating many more Happy Birthdays with you.

Lift a jar with us today.
The Go-Jamaica Team.


Do things the Go-Jamaica Way
Go-Jamaica Testimonials
"Thanks for taking the time to send me this email. I have been away from Jamaica for many years and its mails like this that help me feel the connection at this time. Thanks again and may the father richly bless all of you who do this tedious job everyday"
- Beverly S.

"I appreciate the service you offer. You make me feel at home away from home. I live in the Bahamas, but my birthplace is Jamaica. It's soooooooooooo gooooooooooood to see all of you some for the first time. All the very best as you continue to serve. Thank you for your excellent newsletter on Jamaica which we read regularly."
- P

"I am at your website right now, and just read your articles, I want to let you know that it was great!"
- Stefan.

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

Do things the Go Jamaica Way
Featured Villa: Brian's Condo

Pool at Brians CondoThe condo is located in Ocho Rios at The Turtle Beach Towers Hotel which is on Jamaica's north coast and is nestled midway the two international airports at Kingston and Montego Bay.

It is visually appealing with a classy blend of well coordinated colours, shades and art. The rooms are elegantly furnished and fully equipped with all appliances.

There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and additional facilities to easily accommodate and sleep six (6) persons.
The hotel has a swimming pool, a poolside bar and restaurant, a commissary, 24-hour security, ample parking and a laundry service among other amenities. http://discoverjamaica.com/villa/brianscondo/

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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