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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jamaica: Helping the unfortunate children

Jamaica Unfortunate Children 
How can you Help those in  Hanover 

Hanover is one of the poor parishes in Jamaica. Economically there is not much to offer the people in lien of employment. Because of this the education of the Children in Hanover is greatly impaired. One person in Hanover Has seen the need to advance Hanover through the education system and is doing something about it. He  has recently visited this site and has posted a comment. I followed up on his comment and contacting him requesting  more information  on his project and how"Jamaica I said it "could help  
I wanted to know if it was a legitimate venture that one could contribute to. He replied with the letter below and a copy of his certification of registration  from the registrar of companies. 

Dear Juliet,

I have been praying for this break.LOL.  The name of the organization that I have founded is called Friends by Friends Youth Foundation. It a community based non profit organization, registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica. See attached registration. Many resources that are needed for a bright future for our children are absent. 

We are a poor community and only few get the opportunity to be educated or get a good education because of luck!! Some children may have parents who are employed in the hotel as Bartenders, Waitresses and Housekeepers who meet a generous tourist who help them to sustain their children education, the others that are unemployed their children may sink to the ground!! 

I started the organization in 2012 after I resigned my modern day slavery job at the resort Grand Palladium. God keep pushing my mind to do something to help these children. I got so many NO'S when I started, spent all my savings but I did not give up, I believe the Holy Spirit was guiding me!!

 I started to collect books from the Salvation Army to help with the after school program, which I still fund on my own with a part time job.. Many children who need homework assistant will come to my home, graduates who need help with job search come to my home, senior citizens who need help with food come to my home. I am like “Modern Day Christ”!!. 

My dream is to build an electronic library and a resource centre for young youths. I work with these children every day and they are not interested in printed books, because they can't read, but more into the computer that I have, because it speaks back to them very patiently than a teacher in a classroom.

If these children are lectured with electronic gadgets that will build their readings skills such as electronic leapfrogs, they can become brighter youths and become valuable citizens to Jamaica and break the chains, they will be able to uplift themselves from poverty because of education.. 

Persons who are really generous at heart as myself and believe in service above self can become active volunteers, who seek contributions in all kind. Individuals may also volunteer on a project,  such as clothing, toys and educational materials. Individuals who would like to contribute make donations kindly mail them to

 Friends by Friends Youth Foundation
Lot 41 B, Haughton Meadows,
Lucea P.O; Hanover, Jamaica W.I

or send donation to our
 AC# 754153571.
I may be contacted at
or by email

Thank you so much for this opportunity!! You give me more inspiration to never give up on your dreams!!

 Kind Regards,
 Carian Ottey

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Interested in Jamaica cooking? this book make you get it right
Jamaica Festival of foods There are so many yearly celebrations in Jamaica, Jazz, reggae, Calypso, arts which includes dance, speech ,music, but we are proud to inform you that the country also celebrates its festival of food.
Jamaica Food

Jamaicans celebrates a number of food fest. each year which is loved by visitors and locals alike. The fine food that is offered in Jamaica is the result of the diverse cultural influences which highlights the colonial influences on the island. Jamaican food is such that other countries try to prepare them, such as the Jamaica Jerk and sometimes individuals of these countries plan celebrations to promote it,but none can be compared to the jerk done on the Jamaican soil.
Here is an excerpt taken from one news report abroad THE FLORIDA newspaper, The New Times, has hailed the Jamaican Jerk Festival the Best for 2005.
The report states: "Just as giant Chili Cook-off inspires food with the impact of a reactor-core meltdown, the Jamaican Jerk food usually ignites taste buds in a big way. Scotch bonnet pepper, the fiery ingredient in jerk sauce, appears to greater and lesser degrees in the authentic Jamaican cuisine offered by vendors and competitors. And there's more jerk chicken, fish, and pork than ever before."

Portland Jerk .
The real Jamaica jerk is seasoned with a lot of onion, garlic, thyme vinegar, soy sauce pimento ,black pepper and lots and lots of escellion and scotch bonnet pepper.
In olden days the meat was wrapped in pimento leaves and placed over live coals in the pit on a stick then covered until done.
By doing so the jerk was succulent If you go on the street side in Jamaica when there is a festival you will see jerking done in drums placed on legs, this is the second best method. This event is a very festive time and the mixture of aroma that hits you leaves a long last memory that keeps you coming back each year for more.

  Westmoreland Curry.
The parish of Westmoreland had its curry food show in April and is regarded as the biggest leading yearly curry food show. There a gamut of cultural culinary influences carried over from the history of the Amerindians, West Africa, Spanish. French ,East Indians. Portuguese , Dutch ,English. Lebanese and East Indians was displayed.

These unique blends are usually underscored by the distinct flavour of Jamaica’s own spices. Curry is one of these spices and has a rich history in the parish of Westmoreland,. This dish is always served at social gathering with white rum especially at wakes for the celebration for the life of the dead.

The Chinese usually out do themselves by showing a variety of dishes which includes curried fried rice and shrimps curried pork chicken, fish and beef.The Indians always entertain the patrons with live demonstration of roti making, tikka massla, madrass fish, curry mutton and vindaloo. The Nigerian are not to be out done they usually show off their cooking skills along with Jamaica’s experts. Trelawny Yam

Trewlany is said to be the parish that produces the best yams on the island. They too have a yearly Yam fest. Here you can get yam any style you like it. Most Jamaicans prefer the yam roasted and served with roasted cod fish . but it is also served with jerk, mackerel and coconut run down and other types of protein This is an event you should not miss.

Grand Paladium Hanover
 Thousands of individuals flock to the Trelawny yam fest. each year. The year 2007. was the 9th year since its inception and was held April 9, at it’s new location Hague Trelawny. The Jamaica festival included events such as song and dance competitions and schools participated.

There were also events such as a Yam Queen .Marathon and fifty K cycle races all these formed a part of the Jamaica festival’s pre-events and began as early as March 7 and extend into April 9 Some of these early events culminated in the period when Jamaica hosted the cricket world cup
 Popular foods prepared at food festival