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Nutritional facts about pork

Pork is often the subject of passionate debate among Jamaicans as to the purity ascribed to the fortunate or unfortunate consumer of the ‘other white meat.’ Here are some surprising nutritional properties of pork: It is a powerhouse of nutrition rich in B- complex vitamins responsible for maintaining the digestive system, …

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Why do Jamaicans enjoy foods that can kill?

It may be possible that Genesis 2:9 was referring to an ackee tree that stood in the centre of the Garden of Eden, bearing the knowledge of good and evil. After all ackee can be both nutritious and harmful, but it is not the only popularly consumed Jamaican food of …

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Most dangerous Jamaican foods we love to eat

Jamaica is known for its colourful and vibrant culture, with Jamaican cuisine being an international favourite. However, patrons eat at their own risks, as many of Jamaica’s top dishes have the potential to be fatal – if not cooked properly of course. Then again, so too is a hot dog, …

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Tips for a great night out

Planning on letting the good times roll this weekend? Here’s how to make it great. The weekend is almost here and you’re ready to have the time of your life. Here are some tips to ensure you really enjoy your night… which may turn into a day out.   Check off …

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You can become a ‘Professional Cuddler’

There are a wide range of interesting professions all over the world and you need to have the facts on them when making career decisions. Are you looking for a new job, or now beginning to plan your career path? Do you like getting warm and cosy with others?  Well maybe …

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Top 5 feistiest Jamaican politicians

The Jamaica STAR made a list of the top 5 feistiest Jamaican politicians on record-in order of feistiness. As Jamaica prepares for an impending election, Jamaican politicians are becoming more vocal and visible. Politics is now a battlefield where verbal wars are fought daily. After every battle there are always casualties …

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Rita Marley launches aromatic home care products

Rita Marley has launched an aromatic home care line of products branded Royal Rita Mystic of A Queen. The line of products include Candles, Incense and all natural Room Mists which, according to a press release, are “relaxing, uplifting and rejuvenating for the mind, body soul.” “Dr Rita Marley through her livication as …

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Health benefits of the Jamaican Otaheiti Apple

They are the rose-red, pear-shaped gifts from the heavens: what we Jamaicans call the Otaheiti Apple or Cocoplum. The fruits, which are generally in season between February and June, are a local and Caribbean favourite – but how much do you really know about them? Used in juices, sweets or …

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Fun facts about February

February is celebrated as Black History month for our North American neighbours but down in Jamdown the month marks Reggae month and then some. Ever wonder why Valentine’s Day exists or why a leap year occurs every four years? Here are eleven interesting facts about the month of February: The …

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