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Island Entrepreneur, Seeking Her Next Venture

After leaving university, I was excited to venture into island entrepreneurship. I got to wondering... what did I have that I could possibly sell and gain a profit from? For inspiration, I looked to the colours of the national flag of Jamaica: black, green, and gold....

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“You Look Like a Tourist!”

Have you ever been accused of "looking like a tourist" while living on your island? I've decided there are worse things... Having just come back to my rock, SXM (St. Maarten), from a superb vacation to St. Lucia, I came across the picture below of me and my bestie...

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Going Postal on an Island

How to Get What You Need in Jamaica   For people who don't already live on an island, screensaver-esque images of our impossibly clear blue water, white sand beaches, and palm trees are a pretty common daydream. Particularly for those sitting in a cold dreary...

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Island Confessions: I Quit Drinking on a Rock

*Gasp* You did what?? Six months ago, there wasn’t a cell in my body that would have thought that quitting drinking while living on a tropical island was a good idea. The culture here IS drinking - it’s all about umbrella drinks under a shady coconut tree. It’s Bahama...

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Island Reads: Live Fit Kitchen

Are you looking to eat a bit healthier on your island but don't know where to start? Today's featured book is a cookbook written by Jamaican writer and yogi, Sharon Feanny. It focuses on what she calls a "high-vitality diet" and features many ingredients that grow in...

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