Wedding enthusiasts, service providers, photographers, videographers and lucky brides and grooms to be showed up in massive numbers to The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in the island’s capital, Kingston for its highly anticipated annual Wedding Expo. Held from March 10-11, 2012 in the hotel’s Grand Jamaican Suite the event gave patrons the opportunity to peruse a number of booths while collecting all the information necessary for planning a dream wedding in Jamaica.
From fabric to jewellery, dresses, decor, bridal registries, venues and honeymoon packages, those in attendance had the chance to see stunning displays that only hinted at the vast possibilities of a Jamaican wedding. The Grand Exhibition also featured cakes, floral arrangements, beauty and grooming, video and photography services, hair and make-up shows and more from over 50 exciting exhibitors. Among the crowd favourites were Tai Flora, New Levels Decor, Petals & Promises, Future Events Ja, Island Gems and Quoture by Isabella.
Whether you dream of romance by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your love with a destination wedding. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls the island is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy.
Infuse your adventurous nature into your nuptials with a wedding on the falls at Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. One of Jamaica’s most celebrated national treasures Dunn’s River Falls is as well known as reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras”, meaning “the waterfalls” or “springs” and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
Having recently qualified as an Apache attack pilot, Prince Harry’s skills were immediately put to the test as he received the opportunity to co-pilot a Jamaica Defence Force’s helicopter from Kingston to the Island’s north coast.
In what some of the JDF forces described as impressive flying, His Royal Highness departed Up Park Camp military base and arrived a swift 45 minutes later to a crowd of school children in Falmouth. But the crowd of a few hundred was nothing compared to the thousands of fans that were prepared to greet him at the Falmouth Cruise ship Pier.
March 8, 2012 at 11:32 am | News & Updates | No comment
For just a few precious seconds, Prince Harry could say that he was the world’s fastest man. Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the prince squared off against 25-year-old Olympic champion Usain Bolt in a staged race to see who was truly the world’s fastest man.
“A few people have said I should let you win,” Bolt joked. His Royal Highness responded, “Well, I was in my prime when I was 25 (years old)!”
Sporting a track suit in traditional green/yellow/black Jamaican colors, Prince Harry lined up next to Bolt on the track. But before the race officially started, the prince sprinted towards the finish line before the three-time gold medalist Bolt even knew what was happening! It was an entertaining start to the day and a sign of exciting things to come, as the prince had a memorable day visiting several sites in the Jamaican capital of Kingston.
March 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | News & Updates | No comment
Jamaica has a unique combination of adventurous activities, breathtaking locales and the most exceptional spirit in the world, perfect for spring breakers. Plan for these top Spring Break experiences on your next trip to Jamaica during this our most festive year, Jamaica 50.
The daring challenge of plummeting over 30 feet into crystal clear ocean blues has attracted revellers year after year to Rick’s Cafe in Negril. Started as one of the only modern entertainment facilities in 1974 Negril, Rick’s Cafe is located on the West End Road, near to the famed Rockhouse Hotel and Pushcart Restaurant. Rick’s mixes Negril’s laid back vibe with tasty cuisine, live music and a panoramic view of Negril’s world famous sunsets. Whilst thrill seekers can enjoy the cliff jumping, spectators will be entertained by the skilled local jumpers who up the ante, tending to jump from points higher than the 35 ft platform. For a more romantic experience visit Rick’s After Dark to dine beneath the moonlight to the sound of crashing waves below.
After much anticipation, Prince Harry arrived at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after 5pm ET yesterday, where His Royal Highness was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of government officials, media members, and a 21-gun Royal Salute from the Jamaica Defence Force. As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the 27-year-old prince will spend the next few days touring the Island to mark her 60 years on the throne.
This morning in Kingston, Prince Harry has a full schedule of activities that include a visit to the University of the West Indies, where he will meet with three-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt. The prince will then head off to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, before heading to a lunch hosted by Prime Minister the Hon. Portia Simpson Miller at the famous Devon House. His Royal Highness will finish his day’s activities at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, where he will help unveil The Rings of Life statue in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee, and then visit Rise Life Management Service to explore an exhibition of items made by local youth.
March 6, 2012 at 10:29 am | News & Updates | 1 comment