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Sean Clark
Sean Clark (right), Owner
Good Hope Retreat
is a well-loved artist's retreat - formerly private - now open to the public in the mountains of Westmoreland, Jamaica.
Sunset viewed from cabin at Good Hope Retreat
One of the many beautiful Sunsets viewed from
Good Hope Retreat
Bedroom with 360 degree view of Jamaica
Bedroom with
360 degree view
of Jamaica
Map of Jamaica and Good Hope Retreat
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Links
also read about Jamaican Culture go
Jamaica Information Service
http://www.jis.gov.jm/
The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is the multifaceted information agency of the Government of Jamaica that gathers and disseminates information on Government policies and programmes, locally and overseas. The agency utilizes the full range of media skills and talents - print, radio, television, graphic arts, video projection and public relation, to achieve its goals. The communication capabilities of the agency help Jamaicans understand their responsibilities and rights as citizens; interpret and present the history of Jamaica, and promote a sense of unity and national identity. JIS programmes and publications serve an archival function as they advance and record Jamaica's culture and community-based activities.
Air Jamaica
http://www.airjamaica.com/

Passport info
Info on Passports - go to U.S. Dept. of State

go to CIA Factbook on Jamaica

CIA Factbook on Jamaica

Jamaican Culture
Jamaican Flag

Food:
A blend of hypnotic herbs and spices fill the air, your taste buds water, your stomach moans for some tasty Jerk chicken and Jerk pork, which are extremely spicy. These are just two of Jamaica’s favorite dishes. Several others are the country’s appetizing national dish, “Ackee and Salt fish,” our infamous Curry Goat and Chicken and delicacies such as Manish Water, a soup claimed to cure infertility, impotence and even the common the cold. Jamaican food consists of a wide range of exotic spices and tropical fruits and vegetables, due to its location.

Music:
Reggae music is one of Jamaica’s most famous cultural aspects. It was derived from a form of Jamaican music called Dancehall. Dancehall then evolved into Ska, which was a very energetic music with trumpets and horns. From Ska sprung the slow and steady beats of Rocksteady music. Immediately following was the evolution into Reggae music. Reggae gave birth to many famous artist the greatest of which is undoubtedly Robert Nester Marley, otherwise known as Bob Marley. His music touched the four corners of the world and even in spite of his untimely death in 1981 his music is still heard in cafes, clubs, houses and bars across the world. Jamaica is also home to such recent and famous artist as Jimmy Cliff, who has had various performances in American productions, Beenie man, Bounty Killa and Mr. “Bombastic” himself, Shaggy. Jamaica’s culture is also accompanied by the folk music of the island. Jamaica’s folk music is said to have its origin in West Africa, meaning it is both African and Jamaican.

Religion:
Jamaica is known to have the most churches per square mile than any other country. It is primarily a Christian society. There are many denominations in the country. The church types range from Methodist, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Anglican, to Mormon and Rastafarian and many more. Jamaica is known primarily for its Rastafarian religion, which has several unique practices. They believe that Haile Salassie, the former leader of Ethiopia, is their leader. They are generally free spirited, and believe in the spiritual use of marijuana or Ganja

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  For information and reservations:
contact Sean Clark at goodhoperetreat@gmail.com, or call (876) 391-3775 or (876) 855-8963.
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