JIS News_Aug., 20, 2015

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Jamaica: Stunning Jewel of the Caribbean

On the Western Caribbean lies the stunning jewel that is Jamaica. The country is associated with beautiful sunsets, romantic beach getaways, and reggae music. This island nation is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world today. Tourism is one of the country’s biggest sources of income. Jamaica is easy to get to by plane from anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, and even Africa. It is also a place that has since been developed for tourism, with paved roads, dozens of tour companies, and a couple of international airports.

Have you been to Jamaica? If not yet, then here are a few reasons why you must put it at the very top of your list of potential holiday destinations this summer.

Jamaica is paradise on earth

The white sands of Jamaica’s beaches are its biggest tourist magnets. The waters are crystal clear and cool, and there is enough space along the long coastline to allow couples and lovers to share intimate moments under the sun. Jamaica’s coastal cities boast of world class accommodations for beach lovers and beach bums of all shapes and sizes. Some of the most famous beaches – Cosmos Beach and Seven Miles Beach are perfect for relaxation, sunbathing, and water sports. The wide variety of activities offered will truly satisfy vacationers from different parts of the globe.

Jamaica is home to tropical wonders

The average temperature in Jamaica year-round is 81 degrees Fahrenheit. This tropical haven is perfect for those who feel their spirits drained by the cold winter months. Jamaica is one of the best places on the planet to escape the dread and cold of winter. Aside from the hot sun of the coast, the island’s famous Blue Mountains offer a respite from harsh weather.

Because of its tropical setting, Jamaica’s wildlife is a study in biodiversity. Students of nature will marvel at the variety of the flora and fauna. Nature lovers who want nothing but to explore the island’s marvels are sure to find adventure at every turn. The mountains and lowlands are home to unique varieties of trees, perennials, and flowers. Meanwhile, the ocean teems with thousands of species of fish coral, and aquatic mammals.

“Out of many, one people.”

The slogan “Out of many, one people,” is Jamaica’s way of declaring its hospitality and congeniality to the world. Reggae champion Bob Marley and track superstar Usain Bolt are two of the most famous Jamaicans who ever lived. But, tourists find themselves drawn to regular folk as well, especially after getting to know them and realizing how sweet, caring, and hospitable they are.

To promote Jamaican culture and society, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) launched the “Meet the People” initiative in 1968. Visitors who want to experience the vibrant Caribbean vibe at the grassroots level can choose to become part of this program, and be given the unique opportunity to interact with the locals and experience in depth the customs and traditions of Jamaica. This is one of the best ways for tourists to immerse in the Jamaican lifestyle.

Elaine staying positive ahead of 200m final



Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson continued to impress in the women’s 200 metres as she strode to an easy victory in her semifinals heat at the World Championships #Beijing2015 on Thursday.

Thompson easily covered her rivals at the completion of the curve, which she came off of with Candyce McGrone of the United States of America, but moved away to win in 22.13 seconds with the latter doing 22.26 as Ivet Lalova-Collio of Bulgaria was third in 22.32. Trinidad and Tobago’s Reyare Thomas was seventh in 23.03.

Jamaica Gay Clubs

Has an exciting venture brought you to the fabulous area of Jamaica? This is certainly one of the most beautiful areas to feast your eyes upon and enjoy having the time of your life. Relaxing along the beach in amazement at the beautiful blues that are offered to you from the ocean is certainly a real treat while visiting this Island that you will not want to miss out on.

After you have booked your day completely full of fun and exciting things to keep you busy, you will also want to take the time for planning evenings that are full of unforgettable entertainment. Although you will not find them being openly advertised, there are still some gay clubs and bars that you will not want to miss out on. Most of them remain nameless, however the Montego Bay Club and Resort is a popular establishment to visit featuring two bars that you can enter from the beach. You will feel pampered with all the pleasing amenities that are offered from this elegant hotel. Another superb nightclub in Montego Bay that offers fabulous live entertainment, appealing dance areas, and even a dance floor that is located on the roof for spectacular views of the ocean and the bay area, would be the Island Black Pearl Night Club.

If you have to be traveling through the Ocho Rios area, you will not want to miss out on a memorable night at either the Amnesia Nightclub or the Acropolis Disco that are both conveniently located in Ocho Rios. You are sure to enjoy the light shows that are provided in a warm and friendly atmosphere