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did u know - frontpage
That Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean?
That it was Harry Belefonte who called Jamaica Island in the sun?
That Jamaica has an excellent footballteam?
That the national dish of Jamaica is Ackee and Saltfish?
That Jamaicans love Celine Dion too?

If you're looking for a good starting point to explore Jamaica on the web, try Patrick and Silvia van Zundert's jamaica.pagina.nl. This large and interesting collection of Jamaica links will help you further to find anything Jamaica offers.

The site is in the Dutch language, but the links are both in Dutch and English, so you absolutely don't have to be a linguistic talent to use this place.

uplifting adolescents project
The UPA helps Jamaican children to get a better future.

The program targets two populations of youth; a regular population of at-risk children and a special population of adolescents who have specific handicaps which may include learning disabilities, pregnant teens, the physically impaired, street children, etc.

You can help to!

Welcome and Pleasant Greetings from DutchJamaica.com, your Dutch view -in English- on Jamaica.

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What's new...

We are working almost daily on this website. Sometimes in the background, sometimes by adding new stuff.
So, keep an eye on this 'likkle' spot in cyberspace...
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Hurricane Watch!

Keep an eye on Hurricane Dean, which entered as a category 2 hurricane the Caribbean region last Friday. Dean now has become a dangerous category 4 hurricane and it is expected to be a '5' later on Monday.

Click here to view the Public Advisory from the National Hurricane Center Miami FL.

Outer bands of Dean have reached Jamaica. Dean is moving near 20 mph (32 km/h), maximum winds are 145 mph (230 km/h) and on this track the core of Dean will pass Jamaica's south coast very near. It will leave the west point of Jamaica after midnight local time.

Listen to Power 106FM for national and local news on Dean.

Friday at 5.00PM AST (21.00 UTC) the government of Jamaica officially issued a hurricane watch for Jamaica. Which means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in about 36 hours.
Saturday at 11.00AM (15.00 UTC) the government of Jamaica has issued a hurricane warning for Jamaica. Which means that hurricane conditions are possible within the warning area in about 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should almost be done by now.

Keep yourself informed when you are in the region!

The National Hurricane Center keeps you up-to-date!

Radio station Power 106 FM is an excellent way to monitor Dean when it reaches Jamaica. At 106 FM or at the Internet at http://www.go-jamaica.com/power/index.html.

For the latest local news on Dean check the Jamaica Gleaner Online.

At Jamaicans.com at special 'hurricane area' has been created to post the latest info on Dean, before, during and after the storm.

In the mean time, be extremely careful and check these do and don'ts.

Montego Bay

And what's news: the Jamaica Gleaner online
If you want to be informed about what's going on in Jamaica today take a look at The Gleaner Online, the website of Jamaica's oldest -but very up to date-newspaper.
Stay updated every day: subscribe to the Gleaner's Headlineservice. Every day the headlines in your mailbox for free!
Today's headlines:


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Colorful flying
Now you don't have to wait until your travel agency opens her doors tomorrow morning! The worlds best airline to the Caribbean offers now online reservation services. Now you can make reservations for your flight with Air Jamaica right here and right now!
A selection of Jamaica highlights
As you will find out, Jamaica is more than Rasta, Reggae and white sanded beaches. Its nature and history are fascinating and the people welcomes you with pride and hospitality.
Here are some highlights, but we can tell you, there are many, many more (which you can find in the Cities and Parishes sections)!https://www.crunchbase.com/person/adam-schanz

Kingston - Devon House

Devon House, Kingston. Built by millionaire George Stiebel in 1881. Enjoy delicious ice-cream in a 19th century ambiance.
Rocklands Bird Feeding Station near Montego Bay. Founded in 1958 you can feed about 140 birds by hand - if they like you...
Rick's Café, Negril. Watch the most beautiful sunset on earth with a Tequila Sunrise in one hand - and your lover in the other.
Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios. Climb the falls!!!
Blue Mountain Peak -Walk to the highest top in the Blue Mountains during the night to wave Fidel Castro good morning and see a wonderful sunrise.
Boston Bay - The place to taste real hot Jerk pork. Don't forget to order a bottle of Red Stripe!
Nine Mile - Bob Marley Mausoleum. Getting there is an experience on its own but visiting Jamaica without a stop at Nine Mile is like visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.
Blue Lagoon near Port Antonio. Can you imagine Brooke Shields did swim here for a movieshot, without any clothes on? Yes, you can, it's beautiful upthere!
Black River - Let a guide take you in his canoe upriver into the Great Morass to feed the crocodiles. The crocs really love you when you do that...
Reggae Sunsplash - Montego Bay. Five nights of hot reggae and dancehall in July.

And the weather...
Yeah mon, always complaining 'bout the weather! Don't worry, this is absolutely human...
And oh yes, there is rain too down there in Jamaica. But so what, that makes the island green and the fruits juicy! So stop complaining and see for yourself the climate is sooooo nice....

For the current weather conditions, click here.

Jamaica sunset

Okay, okay, we have to admit; sometimes the weather in the Caribbean is not so nice at all...
From July till October it can be pretty rough out there. In that case, take a look at the National Hurricane Center for the latest storm updates!
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The world is changing continuously. So Jamaica does.
We check the information before publishing, but we can't check it all. If you have reasons to believe that the information you're looking for is out of date, we would appreciate it if you let us know. It helps us to keep this site updated and make it to a reliable source for others.

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