Did you know that the Indians invented chewing gum? Best Jamaica said, Indians used sap from trees like that of the naseberry tree and mixed it with sugar to make chewing gum. It was quite a popular treat among the Indians in Mexico and the Caribbean. They called it “chuckle”. Thanks to Thomas Adams and John Curtis it was commercialised and made popular.
Naseberry is a very tasty treat, dark brown in colour and is sugary sweet when ripe. According to Eminen, naseberry have a lot of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants replenishes the skin and gives one a youthful glow. Sapodilla as it is also called, protects the skin against inflammation, irritation and blemishes.
On your next visit to Jamaica try some naseberry and bring some for a friend.
St. Thomas Jamaica, is situated on the southeastern part of the island. It is often referred to as, ‘St. Thomas in the East’. It was the birth place for National Hero, Paul Bogle who lead the Morant Bay Rebellion in the parish capital, Morant Bay. The parish is very beautiful with luscious vegetation.
Bordering us is the majestic Blue Mountains that stands as ten thousand foot soldiers guarding the parish from heavy wind lashes that hurricanes tend to bring to our shores. To our feet is the the warm Caribbean Sea is in all her blueness. She graciously washes our shore while her coat glistens to the shimers of the golden sunshine. The streams and rivers flow from the mountains through our lands to feed the ocean.
St. Thomas is a must see parish during your visit to Jamaica. Here are some of her secrets:
The Plantain Garden River
The only river the country that flows from west to east.
These are natural springs with hot and cold water alike. A bath at the fountain is said to cause healing for various ailments. The water contains minerals such as; magnesium, sulfur and lime.
Surfing in Jamaica
Want to go hiking? Here is an option, Maroon Trail Cunha Cunha Pass
It was once called ‘Xaymaca’ which means land of wood and water.
Jamaica is said to be the largest English speaking Caribbean country.
Jamaicans are bilingual; they speak English and Jamaican/Patois/Creole.
There are several mini- islands surrounding Jamaica. These are referred to as cays, some of which includes: Great Goat Island, Pedro Cays, Sandals Cay, Lime Cay and about 22 others.
It is slightly smaller than Connecticut in USA .
Jamaica is highly influencial through music, sports and culture in general.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a Jamaican. He influenced the transformation of the lives of African descendants globally. He was an examples to leaders such as; Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and the list goes on.
There as many people living in the diaspora as are living in the country.
Jamaica has strong Christian belief. The national anthem is an actual.
Welcome to my first blog. My aim for creating this page is to cover news and reviews in the latest happenings in Jamaica and beyond. It will cover news in general, the performances of Jamaicans worldwide through education, sports, philanthropy, association, entertainment, recreation, fashion, you name it. So stay tune! Zeen!