Jamaica Magazine

Book Review – Beautiful Jamaica

A unique coffee-table book, full of information about Jamaica’s past and present heroes, government, social structure, industries, food, outstanding citizens…..presenting Jamaicans as they see themselves. Nature’s beautiful gifts…expressed in the grandeur of its blue tinted mountains….in the variegated splashes of colour in its lush green valleys…in its picturesque plains of waving canefields…in the artist’s dream that are golden sunsets. In these and many other ways, Nature’s hand rests lovingly on Jamaica giving the island breathtaking beauty to spare.

“Beautiful Jamaica” was conceived to fill that need. Here in one package is Jamaica as Jamaicans see their little world; as they wish it to be seen by the wider world. In the richness of its lore, the magnetism of its charm and the vitality of its people.

Evon Blake, author of this book, was a “Commander of the Order of Distinction” for “outstanding public service in journalism”, awarded by the Jamaican government Born in the highlands of Jamaica, and widely travelled, he has been a professional journalist for over 40 years – as reporter, news magazine publisher and columnist, interpreting Jamaica to the world, and the world to Jamaica. Says he: “There’s no place on earth as lovely as Jamaica; no people more wonderful and hospitable than Jamaicans. Jamaica is God’s little country.”


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