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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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Sister Mary Margaret

SISTER MARGARET MARY, WHO WORKS FOR A LOCAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY WAS OUT MAKING HER ROUNDS WHEN SHE RAN OUT OF GAS.

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT A GAS STATION WAS JUST A BLOCK AWAY.

SHE WALKED TO THE STATION TO BORROW A CAN OF GAS TO START & THEN DRIVE TO THE STATION FOR A FILL UP.

THE ATTENDANT REGRETFULLY TOLD HER THE ONLY GAS CAN HE OWNED HAD BEEN LOANED OUT BUT IF SHE WOULD WAIT, IT WAS SURE TO BE BACK SHORTLY.

SINCE THE NUN ! WAS ON THE WAY TO SEE A PATIENT SHE DECIDED NOT TO WAIT & SHE WALKED BACK TO THE CAR. AFTER LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO FILL WITH GAS, SHE SPOTTED A BEDPAN SHE WAS TAKING TO THE PATIENT.

ALWAYS RESOURCEFUL, SHE CARRIED IT TO THE STATION & FILLED IT WITH GASOLINE, & CARRIED IT TO HER CAR.

AS SHE WAS POURING THE GAS INTO THE TANK, TWO MEN WERE WATCHING FROM ACROSS THE STREET. ONE OF THEM TURNED TO THE OTHER & SAID, "IF IT STARTS, I'M TURNING CATHOLIC".

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