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Jamaica's Spring Break Season Brings Destination-Wide Packages

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Swim with dolphins in JamaicaFor travelers counting down the days until their spring break vacations, the island of Jamaica has special packages and savings for those ready to escape.

Jamaica is known for its festive events. The spring break period ramps up the action with a range of beach parties in Montego Bay to cliff-side hot spots in resort areas such as Negril, which features the legendary Rick’s Café. Known for its laid-back ambience, Negril explodes with spring break fever in March and April. Party-seekers relax during the day and then head to Rick’s to take the plunge from various diving points. The spectators can watch daring local divers demonstrate their skills and partake in Jamaican libations while watching the magnificent sunset.

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Jamaica's Capital City Takes Spotlight During Reggae Month 2014

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The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) is the organizer of the month-long activities which include its signature “Reggae Wednesday” series.  The series will highlight the social backdrop and genres of Reggae; from Mento to Dancehall, dramatically chronicling the evolution and dynamism of the Reggae experience. Each week live concerts will feature: Traditional Drumming, Folk, Mento, Jazz, Classical, Ska and Rocksteady, Reggae, Rockers, Dub and Dub Poetry, Dancehall, Gospel and Alternative music. Reggae Wednesdays will take place at Emancipation Park, except February 19 which will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Center.    “Reggae Month provides us with another great opportunity to promote capital city Kingston and its rich cultural heritage,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. He continued, “With the various events being held throughout the month, reggae fans will be able to celebrate the life and music of legends such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh and Gregory Isaacs. A visit to Kingston during February is sure to delight true reggae fans from around the world.”    Highlights of Reggae Month include: Sunday February 2, 2014 GROUNATION SERIES – Music Museum, Institute of Jamaica    Thursday February 13, 2014  ReGGAE MONTH SYMposium – Jamaica Pegasus Hotel                           Saturday February 15, 2014 jaria honour awards – The Courtleigh Hotel Auditorium   Friday February 21, 2014 reggae trade fair – Emancipation Park    Saturday February 22, 2014 SOUND EXPLOSION - Red Stripe Oval                                                                                                                    On Sunday, February 23 a free public concert will be held on the Waterfront, Downtown Kingston, in tribute to Denis Brown, the Crown Prince of Reggae. This event will be a celebration of his prolific career through interpretations of his songs performed by leading reggae artistes.  Reggae Month 2014 is presented in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Ministry of Youth and Culture and was officially declared by Sir. Kenneth Hall, then Governor General of Jamaica, on January 24, 2008.   For more information on Reggae Month go to www.jariajamaica.org or to book a Jamaica vacation, please go to www.visitjamaica.com. Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, will again take the spotlight during February as part of the celebrations in observance of Reggae Month. Throughout the month a range of reggae-focused activities, under the theme The Journey Continues, will be held across the capital city. Now in its fifth year, Reggae Month kicks off with a Reggae Legends Roots Party featuring Mutabaruka, TTI Sounds, Mikey T and Pablo Soul.

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