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Natural Diasasters and Tourism


Permalink 09:00:11 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Natural Diasasters and Tourism

Most persons who hear of a natural diasaster anywhere,immediately think 'di place must mash up, mi naa go dey so'. Jamaica not only got one but two hurricanes in the space of two weeks so tourist must be saying Jamaica must be totally devastated.
Both hurricanes Dennis and Emily spared Jamaica a direct hit. They dumped a lot of water on us and some areas were badly affected. Fortunately most of our tourist resorts and areas escaped damages. 'But does the tourist know this'. According to the Jamaican Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) already some have cancelled thier vacations and no new bookings are coming in.
This is such a pity as there is so much going on now, our visiters are really in for a treat. Sumfest goes for a whole week , and has something for every taste. From a beach party, vintage night, dance hall night and much more. Denbigh 2005 starts July 30 to August 01,2005. This year I understand it's going to be even bigger and better with new features such as Daily Farmers Market, Chefs competition, kiddies Village, Ornamental Horticultural display to name a few.
Then it is also our Festival time. Jamaican Popular Song competition, Miss Jamaica Festival Queen,National Gospel Road shows and I could go on and on.
This next couple of weeks promise to be very exciting in Jamaica. There is something here for everyone to enjoy. Yes there are areas that will take time to restore but we need the income from out tourism to help.
'Trust mi, we no mash up. Come help wi celebrate and enjoy yu selves'.
Nuff love

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."


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