The Historic Devon House: Pieces of the Past

Excerpt from Rebecca Tortello’s Pieces of the Past: A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane When grand balls were held, George (Stiebel, the owner) imported blocks of ice, had them draped with flowers and set to rim the perimeter of the ballroom. This not only cleverly provided ambiance, it cooled the air – a welcome respite for[…]

Market Days – The Jamaica Outdoor Market Circuit

by Leisha Wong   Around the world, market days are exploding in urban cities with farmer’s, vintage, flea, art, and craft market. While recently trendy overseas, markets in Jamaica have had a strong presence throughout history. From time immemorial, they have enabled farmers to live off the rich bounty of the island, and served as[…]