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Jamaica

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Top Jamaica Articles

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  • Songwriter who penned Marley's 'No Woman, No Cry' dies

    Vincent Ford, a songwriter credited with composing the Bob Marley reggae classic "No Woman, No Cry," has died in Jamaica. He was 68. Ford died Sunday at a hospital of complications from diabetes, said Paul Kelly, a spokesman for the Kingston-based Bob...
  • Wycliffe Johnson dies at 47; helped modernize dancehall music genre

    Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson, a keyboardist and producer who helped steer Jamaican music for nearly two decades and modernize the dancehall genre, has died. He was 47. Johnson died Sept. 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, N.Y., following a...
  • Trevor Rhone dies at 69; Caribbean playwright, screenwriter

    Trevor Rhone, a leading Caribbean playwright and screenwriter who co-wrote the 1972 film "The Harder They Come," which helped introduce reggae music and urban Jamaican culture to international audiences, died Sept. 15 at a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica,...
  • Escape to Milwaukee

    When it comes to winter getaways, many of us think warm: Cabo, Jamaica, Miami. These are the literal hot spots, where bone-chilling winter blahs melt like so many snowflakes into sandy beaches, tropical drinks and balmy sunsets. But a quick jaunt to Cabo,...
  • 'Panama Fever'

    'Panama Fever'
    March 12, 2008 Most Americans' knowledge of the Panama Canal was acquired in a haze of junior high school history -- somewhere alongside "trust busting" and the "bully pulpit" in the unit on Teddy Roosevelt and turn-of-the-century Amer- ican confidence....
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Tours and cruises in Turkey, Jamaica and Germany

    YELLOWSTONE PARK Enjoy wildlife splendor Follow in Obama's footsteps to Yellowstone National Park and see the season's best wildlife; in September, about 20,000 elk come out to mate. Xanterra's four-night Fall Wolf and Elk Discovery package takes you to...
  • 'The Book of Night Women' by Marlon James

    'The Book of Night Women' by Marlon James
    The Book of Night Women A Novel Marlon James Riverhead: 418 pp., $26.95 "People say that Montpelier Estate was so huge that you could tell you're there as soon as the wind start blowing to the east," declares the narrator of Marlon James' second...
  • Complex, nuanced: This is soda pop

    Rich, creamy root beers, spicy-hot ginger ales, pithy citrus drinks with real tang, complex, herb-scented colas -- they're all out there, along with surprising one-of-a-kind fizzies in flavors as diverse as spruce, Key lime and espresso. This is the new...