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Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams

According to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, ".... in 1739, Cudjoe, Nanny's brother, signed a peace treaty with the British, leading to the Maroons becoming the first blacks in Jamaica to gain officiallyrecognised freedom".Nanny, at first,...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 1:52 PMJoan Williams

The Milk River Bath in southern Clarendon is so named after the river which feeds it and also provides important irrigation to the surrounding sugar cane and livestock farms.The river is said to be infested with crocodiles, as confirmed by some...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams

David Linehan was an insurance executive from England who came to Jamaica in the early '90s to help with the FINSAC fallout. Born in Surrey, England during World War II, he had a colourful life which included being a professional cyclist for England...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 7:47 PMJoan Williams

One thing about outings with The Fun...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 1:57 PMJoan Williams

A few months ago, we enjoyed a lovely cycle outing from Kingston to Heywood Hall in St Mary.This excursion was arranged by Alrick Robinson, businessman, son of St Mary and senior member of the Fun...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams

St Thomas is not exactly known for white-sand beaches, but we of The Fun...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams, Contributor

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether it is our lush variegated mountains, especially in the early mornings as the mist risesslowly, or whether it is our wonderful beaches and waterfalls which are more beautiful. I don't suppose it really...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams

Growing up in Malvern, St Elizabeth, there was a large black and white photo on display in our living room of a rushing river. I grew up under the illusion that it was a part of the Maggotty Falls before being dammed and made into a hydroelectric...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams

I think a lot of persons go through the scenic Junction Valley without ever drinking in the beauty of their surroundings.I also think many see the huge, attractive sign saying 'Tapioca' on the roadside just after passing Devon Pen, but have never...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoan Williams, Contributor

To get from Kingston to most places on the north coast, we normally travel over the famous Flat Bridge. Built around 1725, it still accommodates modern-day traffic with cars and lorries exiting it to traverse the scenic Bog Walk gorge.The Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 10:19 PMJoan Williams

Some time ago, the gallant cyclists of the Fun...

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 10:30 PMJoan Williams

Some years ago, I was conversing with a Forestry Department warden while on one of my exhilarating hikes to the 7,402-foot high Blue Mountain Peak. He was rueful that not even 5 per cent of Jamaican adults had ever taken the time to experience our...

Published:Thursday | December 4, 2014 | 8:22 PMJoan Williams

I think most people would agree that Jamaica has some of the kindest, nicest, most wonderful people in the world and, occasionally, you

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 11:29 AMJoan Williams

Hiking to Kwame Falls, St Mary

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2014 | 1:44 PMJoan Williams

Some Fun and Thrills riders created history on Sunday, August 31, by being the first and possibly last law-abiding riders to take on and

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