Places to Go/ Heritage

Early name for Jamaica. An Arawak word written phonetically by the Spaniards (who substituted X for J) meaning ‘land of wood and water.’

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Yallahs, Saint Thomas Parish

A popular town in St. Thomas whose main feature are twin salt ponds said to be at times 15 times saltier than seawater. There is also the Yallahs...

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Once located on a sprawling 500 acre estate that grew coffee and pimento, it is now the home of the York Castle High School, established in 1874,...

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Saint Elizabeth Parish

There are two supposed origins to St. Elizabeth’s YS Falls very short name: that it was derived from Gaelic word ‘Wyess’ meaning winding or...

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A zemi (also zemí, zeme or cemi) is a god/goddess of the Taínos (Arawaks). They were physically represented in the form of personal effigy or...

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