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Conquering Forest Trek 2013

12 May 2013

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Conquering Forest Trek 2013

The embrace of the early morning sunlight warms the hikers as they journey through the cool hills of Gordon Town with staff in hand, and proceed along the banks of the Hope River through Penfield before hitting the first rest stop of Forest Trek 2013 at Redlight. Beyond this point, the mettle of hikers with […]

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Flowers and friendship at Ikebana show

1 December 2012

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Flowers and friendship at Ikebana show

The large crowd gathered inside the Blue Mountain Suite of the Knutsford Court Hotel on the evening of November 28 watched in rapt attention as renowned Japanese Sogetsu artist Tetsunori Kawana masterfully arranged flowers and plants into beautiful creations during his demonstration of the exquisite traditional Japanese art of Ikebana. The occasion was the staging […]

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‘Carry Mi Orchid’ Flower Show

25 March 2012

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‘Carry Mi Orchid’ Flower Show

The Jamaica Orchid Society staged its annual show on March 24 and 25 at the Exhibition Hall of the Jamaica Horticultural Society, located at Gibson Drive, Hope Pastures, adjoining Hope Botanical Gardens. Held under the theme “Carry Mi Orchid”, a reference to the Jamaican folk song “Carry Mi Ackee Go A Linstead Market”, the show […]

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Controversy surfaces out of the Blue

15 May 2011

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Controversy surfaces out of the Blue

It’s a scenario that plays out ever so often in Jamaica – environmental lobby groups sound the alarm over development projects that threaten to damage or potentially destroy areas that fall within the island’s treasured natural patrimony. On this occasion, the location in question is the fabled Blue Lagoon, known as Blue Hole to the […]

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Hope blooms at Jamaica Flower Show

30 April 2011

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Hope blooms at Jamaica Flower Show

The Jamaica Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show opened this weekend with a ceremony on the showground at Hope Gardens in St. Andrew on April 29. Held under the theme “The Beauty at Hope”, the two-day event will present colour, fragrance and floral artistry that will highlight the island’s rich biodiversity. The show’s final day on […]

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