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Weekly Newsletter
Issue #72, December , 2005
sponsored by Super Plus Food Stores

Welcome to the Gleaner Online's bi-weekly newsletter.
This week we are featuring:

  • DaFlex.net: - The Music Of MaGowan
  • HospitalityJamaica.com: Carib mines gold at World Travel Awards 2005
  • Pieces of the Past: History of Aviation in Jamaica Part I- New Series
  • Jamaica Gleaner: Send Seasons Greetings To Your Loved Ones.
  • Go-Shopping - Gifts For Every Occasion At Go-Jamaica.com
  • Jamaica Gleaner: - Archives Online
  • The Gleaner Online Your Online Solution: Featured client: Nia's Art And Design.
  • Featured Travel Sponsor: FDR Resorts.
  • DaFlex.net: MaGowan

    Listen to just one of MaGowan's songs, you are certain to be left craving for more. His music is akin to a journey exploring life's varying pathways utilizing a heartfelt sound of hope and inspiration along with verses of reality- often bitter sweet.

    Check out this revealing interview with MaGowan at http://www.golocaljamaica.com/entertainment/artisiteprofiles/magowan.htm

    HospitalityJamaica.com: Carib mines gold at World Travel Awards 2005

    UNLIKE THE Oscars, the endorsements do not come from a select group of industry heads or celebrities, but from the people on the ground who interface with travellers on a day-to-day basis, with votes being cast entirely online by 156,000 travel agencies and professionals in over 200 countries worldwide.
    For the tourism trade, winning a World Trade Award is more than an Oscar, it is a personal and reliable endorsement from the thousands of professionals from around the globe who are dealing with both holidaymakers and tourism products in the marketplace

    For the full story click here: http://www.hospitalityjamaica.com/achieve3.html

    Pieces of the Past: "Take To The Skies" History of Aviation in Jamaica Part I NEW SERIES

    Dr. Rebecca Tortello is back with a new series of Pieces of the Past. This week she is featuring the history of aviation in Jamaica. It is the first of a two-part series.

    THE FIRST plane to fly in Jamaican skies was flown by Jesse Seligman, an American aviator, on December 21, 1911, only eight years after the Wright brothers made history with the first plane flight the world had ever seen. Promotions for Seligman's flight spoke of "the chance to see man flying in the realms monopolised by the birds."
    It was a hot and windy day but that didn't stop the crowd of close to 1,000 people from all over Jamaica from gathering at 3 p.m. at the Knutsford Park Race Course (in what is now New Kingston) to see the thrilling aerial exhibition. After a 45-minute delay due to unfavorable 20-mile-an-hour wind and slight rain, 22year-old Seligman, who had only been flying for four months, managed to take off in his Moisant monoplane, determined not to disappoint the spectators. Men holding on to the plane's framework for balance, let go…

    As you already know this series is a must read just click here http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/

    Jamaica Gleaner: Seasons Greetings To Friends & Family
    "A picture says more than a thousand words". Why don't you send your loved ones a photograph of you and your family over the festive season.
    Send it to us and we will publish it with your greetings in our newspaper the Jamaica Gleaner for FREE! Send photos to info@jamaica-gleaner.com

    Photographic rules:
    All photograhs should be current images of you. They should also be crisp, clean and clear for printing purposes.
    To find out more about this free service log on to http://www.go-jamaica.com/greetings.html

    Go-Shopping With Go-Jamaica.com; Check out our storefront - it's a must see this festive season.
    We have a wide array of gift items ranging from books to perfumes, cakes to flowers, coffee to art, and oh yes I almost forgot junk food. Most stores deliver to anywhere in Jamaica. Check them out at: http://www.discoverjamaica.com/gifts/ and http://discoverjamaica.com/shop/ I bet you'll be surprised.
    Jamaica Gleaner: Archives Online
    This month the Gleaner Company Ltd placed its vast newspaper archives dating back to 1834 on the World Wide Web.

    By simply logging on to Gleaner.newspaperarchive.com, a visitor to the site will be able to enter a search term and within seconds, receive a listing of Gleaner publications over 171 years.

    If a person registers, for a fee, the actual printed page will be displayed and made available for download, printing or email. The rates for the service are US$7.95 per day, US$29.95 per quarter and US$49.95 per year.

    Remember this website is your gateway to searching and reading antique newspapers online.

    The Gleaner Online Your Online Solution: - This week we are featuring Nia's Art And Designs

    This highly creative and dynamic web site showcases one of a kind printed and hand painted fabrics, wearable art and functional pieces. Alongside original art and limited edition Giclee prints and wall hangings.

    The creative talent behind this inspirational site is Jamaica's own Nia Gifford. Who regards the collection as being "inspired and informed by nature and spirituality…"

    The exclusive and beautifully designed pieces and paintings showcased online will be warmly accepted by anyone 'lucky' enough to receive it as a gift over the festive season.

    For more information about Nia;s Art and Designs click here:http://www.niadesignart.com/


    Flowers and gifts

    New Music Mixes

    Now you can listen to some of the country's most popular dancehall, calypso and reggae mixes at http://www.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 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
    Programme Hosts: Charles Hyatt

    Programme Name: It's Charlie's time

    Programme Host:
    Charles Hyatt

    Programme Time: Sunday 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Programme Profile: After a hectic work-week… after an action-packed weekend… 'It's Charlie's Time'! For over 10 years, outstanding actor, theatrical director, emcee, comedian and broadcaster, Charles Hyatt has been bringing soothing, melodious, mature entertainment to radio listeners and now he's on Power 106FM. Charlie gives listeners a conservatory of comforting, wholesome entertainment.

    About the Host: Charles Hyatt is most well known in Jamaica as a theatrical actor/comedian; however, he does have many other talents. Charlie has featured in the films 'A High Wind in Jamaica', 'Love Thy Neighbour' and 'Cool Runnings'. He was the original Early Morning Man when the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation first went on air.

    Telephone nos: In Jamaica, 968-4901- 3, 1-888-991-4072
    Intnl Toll-free line courtesy of People's Telecom Ja Ltd: 1-866-LINK-106 (1-866-5465-106)

    To tune in to great internet radio and for more information visit http://www.go-jamaica.com/power.

    Client Showcase – Featured Clients

    FDR is a small, intimate resort. Children enjoy a sense of independence here even though they are never far from the attentive companionship of their Vacation Nanny, a fun-loving Coordinator or relaxed parental observation.

    Here's what's included:

    • Accommodation
    • Vacation Nanny assigned to each family on arrival
    • · Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily at any of the dining facilities or restaurants, special Kidz Buffet
    • All beer, premium brand bar drinks, sodas etc. at the Main Bar Piano Lounge.
    • Wine with lunch & dinner
    • Use of all land & water sports equipment & facilities. Water sports include: Sailing, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving <http://www.geocities.com/divejamaica/index.htm>, Windsurfing, Kayaking & Glass Bottom Boat trips - all with instructions
    • Tennis for day or night play
    • Gym/Fitness center
    • Sports instructions
    • Bicycle riding
    • Jacuzzi
    • Supervised Kids' Mini Club with games, contests, arts and crafts, excursions and more
    • Teens' Games Room with Nintendo Gamecube and Microsoft X-Box
    • Supervised Kids Activity Room with video and board games, Super Nintendo 64 and a Toddlers' Playroom with a ball pit, riding toys, building blocks and more
    • Family Fun Day Picnics
    • Live entertainment nightly with karaoke, native floor shows, dancing and live band
    • Unlimited use of recreational facilities
    • Planned & supervised adult, teen & children's activities all the time!
    • Afternoon and night beach games for kids
    • Gifts of Rum, Coffee and a T-shirt
    • Shopping tour to Ocho Rios
    • All hotel taxes
    • Free ground transfer to and from airport

    For more information click here http://www.fdrholidays.com/fdr/index.php

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