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Blue Mountains National Park and My Alma Mater Offer Respite from 'Kakistocracy'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green
Audrey Peterman

When was the last time you were in a place so quiet that you could hear a hummingbird's wings as it buzzed past you? Have you ever had a living jewe...

One Of Usain Bolt’s Doping Teammates Just Lost Him A Gold Medal

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2017 | Sports

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. C...

This Jamaican Patois-Speaking Doll Is In High Demand Around The World

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.06.2017 | Black Voices

A photo posted by Zuree (@zureedolls) on Nov 26, 2016 at 6:17pm PST A United Kingdom-based teacher is making the doll industry even more inclus...

27 Powerful Photo Stories That Captured Our Attention This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts

Another year over, a new one about to begin. What better time to remember the visual stories from 2016 that reminded us humanity is a beautiful, compl...

2017: Wellness, Health and Happiness

Andrea Poe | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Poe

After New Year's, our attention turns towards our goals. It may be a cliché, but it's also all too real. Here are tips from top wellness experts on...

Jamaican Lottery Phone Scam: Beware These 5 Signs

Brian David Crane | Posted 11.28.2016 | Crime
Brian David Crane

Operating since the 1990s, the Jamaican lottery phone scammers have robbed Americans of an estimated $300 million each year. These highly-trained scam...

What the Hummingbirds Say About The Future of US & Our National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The morning after the US elections, I made my way to my favorite lawn chair under the guinep tree in our friend Sheena's lavish Jamaican garden. I had...

The Most Popular Travel Destinations for Christmas

Oyster | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel
Oyster

We know, we know. It's not even Halloween yet and we're already talking about Christmas. But it's for good reason; while the best time to book your Ch...

25 Incredible Caribbean Stays

Jetsetter.com | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Caribbean hotels are like the region's many islands--each have their own unique set of amenities, from beautiful beaches and award-winning restaurants...

As Hurricane Matthew Nears Haiti, Some Resist Going To Shelters

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.03.2016 | World

LES CAYES/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew edged closer to Haiti on Monday, bringing 130- mile-per-hour (215 kph) winds and torrential rai...

Powerful Category 5 Hurricane Matthew Heads For Jamaica And Cuba

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green

By Rebekah Kebede KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean’s first major hurricane in four ...

From Bangkok to Bordeaux: Interior Design Book of Inson Dubois Wood

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

In the 1960's, Inson Wongsam, a budding artist from a large family in northern Thailand, decided to study in Paris. He set out on a Lambretta scooter,...

5 Countries Where You Can Create Tech Companies and Marvel at Art

Milena Milićević | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

How does the idea of being your own boss sound to you? So often we may get tempted to consider only the perks of the entrepreneurial life. Just im...

National Parks in the Battle for Soul of America

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Whoever said you can't go back home again was wrong. On a 10-day retreat to my Jamaican homeland in celebration of my 65th birthday I rediscovered the...

Global Sports Administrator To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Louis Bolling

Last year President Barack Obama delivered remarks and answered questions at a town hall with young leaders of the Americas at University of the West ...

These Are The Fearless LGBTQ Youth Who Live In Jamaica's Sewers

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.30.2016 | Arts

“For me, what brought me to the gully [is that] people started finding out that I’m gay in my community,” Daggering, the subject of a 2014 Vice ...

Prince Harry Dares To Challenge Olympian Usain Bolt To Race

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.23.2016 | Good News

Looks like Prince Harry’s ready to give an Olympic champ a run for his money. The royal recently tweeted at Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, wishing him...

Want to Eat Like Usain Bolt? Try This Jamaican Recipe

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.22.2016 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com The Olympics might be over, but that doesn't mean you have to wait four more years b...

Usain Bolt, Before He Was Famous

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Find out how the fastest man in the world came to be

Peppy Merengue Sets the Pace in the Dominican Republic

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Replicas of merengue dancers in a hotel lobby in the Dominican Republic. You've booked a vacation in the Caribbean, and you just can't wait to flake ...

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites You'll Totally Fall in Love With

Oyster | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Oyster

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water...

Five Reasons Vero Beach Is Your New Favorite Florida Destination

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

While too many of Florida's waterfront cities have succumbed to claustrophobic overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps, and high-rises, Vero Beach remain...

8 Iconic Hotels That Have Inspired Beloved Songs

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Oyster

There are some hotel names you just know, whether you've ever stayed at the hotel or not. These iconic spots can be famous for a variety of reasons: t...

Is Rural Jamaica Home to the World's Greatest Literary Festival?

Tara Donaldson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel
Tara Donaldson

Go to rural Jamaica and you'll find so much more than reggae and Red Stripe: a sunshiny seaside village serving up some of the best jerk fish you'll f...

Usain Bolt Could Lose Olympic Gold After Teammate Tests Positive: Report

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Olympic relay gold medalist Nesta Carter's "B" sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has re...