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Natural Diasasters and Tourism

07/20/05

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'.
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Three Ministers

Three ministers - a Presbyterian, a Methodist, and a Southern Baptist and their wives were all on a cruise together. A tidal wave came up and swamped the ship, and they all drowned. The next thing you know, they're standing before St.Peter.

As fate would have it, the first in line was the Presbyterian and his wife. St. Peter shook his head sadly and said, "I can't let you in. You were moral and upright, but you loved money too much. You loved it so much, you even married a woman named Penny."

St.Peter waved sadly, and poof! Down the chute to the 'Other Place' they went. Then came the Methodist. "Sorry, can't let you in either," said Saint Peter "You abstained from liquor and dancing and cards, but you loved food too much.

You loved food so much, you even married a woman named Candy!" Sadly, St. Peter waved again, and whang! Down the chute went the Methodists.

The Southern Baptist turned to his wife and whispered nervously, "It ain't looking good, Fanny."

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