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It’s a Jamaican Thing

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The Stress of Island Home Ownership

There are a few things that I have come to appreciate about western industrialized nations. For example: flushing the toilet without a thought for where it all goes, which goes hand in hand with turning on the faucet and having potable water (although I'm from...

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Island Reads: Dragonfruit

Do you ever think back to pivotal moments in history and wonder how you would have behaved had you been alive then? Do you ever wonder what actions you would have taken, how you would have reacted under the pressures of the day, and in what ways your personal values...

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Island Reads: Here Comes The Sun

The brightly colored, natural beauty of tropical islands can stand in sharp contrast to the social and political issues that may lurk beneath "paradise." Sometimes paradise is only paradise for those visiting it. Today's featured book is presented to mirror that...

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Is Your Island… Haunted?

Halloween is upon us once again. In Aruba, we might lack brightly colored, Fall foliage, jack-o'-lanterns on our front doorsteps, and a crisp autumnal chill in the air, but when it comes to ghost stories... we’ve got those in spades. Ready to take a walk on my...

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