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Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Vows – writing tips

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Upon meeting and becoming engaged to the person you wish to marry you may want to write your own Jamaican wedding vows. To many, it is highly important that they express, in their own words, how they feel about their partner and what they think… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Vows – writing tips

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Fibroids testimonial – The Alien Assassins in my body

Fibroids, the name drives fear into any woman who has those which are symptomatic or knows of someone who's suffered from them. For me, in the last year, these tumors have been the cause for hospital visits, surgery consultations and the constant consumption of painkillers. If it will stop the pain, I will take it. According… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Alien Assassins in my body

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Fibroids testimonial – The cost of Fibroid Surgery in Jamaica

Surgeries are expensive. Most people go into debt, just to try and cover this huge medical bill. If you have insurance, then this bill might be manageable. But, if you are lacking and your pockets are not lined with gold coins; you will find that these medical bills, after doing a fibroid surgery can become… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The cost of Fibroid Surgery in Jamaica

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Jamaican Wedding: Beach wedding favors

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Jamaican Weddings are an occasion not just for sharing memories and celebrating with the bride and groom, but also of having fun. Having wedding favors is a traditional part of the wedding. It is how you thank your guests for making the effort to… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Beach wedding favors

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Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Cakes from Humming Bird Hall

The wedding cake is particularly important in a Jamaican wedding and the responsibility of the grandmother and mother of the bride. The huge, rum-soaked cake is taken on a procession to the wedding by the women of the village. If you need to save money, you can simply cut down on the size of the cake… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Cakes from Humming Bird Hall

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The Book Thief by Denise N. Fyffe

Imaginary dense clouds of thunder and lightning roll like bellowing waves on an angry sea above my head. Fire and brimstone crackle from my think Urdu nose. Transformed into Bruce Banner's Hulk, my blood vessels bulge green, battling to churn the quarts of blood that traverse this thick Amazonian body. My fists clench, thirsting for the culprits neck.… Continue reading The Book Thief by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Wedding: Ways to use doves in your wedding ceremony

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Prince, who is a singer, songwriter, multimillionaire, from the 1980's did a song called, "When doves cry".  We all know that this is not so, but these lovely creatures are symbolic of love and unity. Thousands of weddings have incorporated them because of this… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Ways to use doves in your wedding ceremony

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Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Vows – Tips on how to write them

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Upon meeting and becoming engaged to the person you wish to marry you may want to write your own wedding vows. To many it is highly important that they express, in their own words, how they feel about their partner and what they think… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Wedding Vows – Tips on how to write them

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Rass and di light wire

Zinnn, whum! "What da hell!" I exclaimed, flying out of my sofa as all appliances and electronics gave up di ghost. I moved quickly to my living-room window and door to see what had happened outside. It sounded like Transformers and Optimus Prime had landed in my front yaad or di military had finally decided to… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Rass and di light wire

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Jamaican Wedding: Unique winter wedding decorations

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Denise Fyffe Winter weddings are not as popular as spring or summer weddings; maybe it has to do with competing with the holiday season. Many people may turn to white as a default color option, going for a snow covered and wintry feel. Those who get married at… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Unique winter wedding decorations

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Jamaican Wedding: Summer wedding favors

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe People always throw away wedding favors, eventually, that they have no use for. You do not want this to happen after spending so much money on them. Your efforts and planning would have been for naught. But if you come up with ingenious and… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Summer wedding favors

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Jamaican Wedding Day: Wedding toast etiquette

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Having a wedding toast is a traditional part of Jamaican weddings. This is where family and friends get to wish the happy couple well and relive, often times funny experiences. There are very funny moments to be found when best men, maid of honours,… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding Day: Wedding toast etiquette

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The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens Jamaica

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate… Continue reading The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens Jamaica

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Jamaican Wedding: Meats cooked and served in Jamaica

The tongue seeks to be pleasured on the wedding day and only the most exquisite foods will satisfy its demand. When it comes to preparing the most delicate of meals, the chefs in Jamaica are second to none. Keeping the couple happy is always the main priority and the cooks will ensure this by preparing… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Meats cooked and served in Jamaica

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Jamaican Wedding: The Wedding Cake and Food

Food, and keeping the guests satisfied is also a substantial part of Jamaican weddings. Food is often provided before and after the wedding ceremony, therefore the cost of catering can creep up and test the limits of your budget. A great way to get around this, which involves the family further, is to ask various… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: The Wedding Cake and Food

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Wukliss Mumma

It breaks my heart every time I see him; this young boy, abandoned by his mother in every way, though he still lives with her. People often mouth that she is  a ‘wukliss mumma’. One of those who spit out children and now they crawl through the pathways of Seaview Gardens, at all hours of… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Wukliss Mumma

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Jamaican Wedding: The best dishes prepared in Jamaica

The tongue seeks to be pleasured and only the most exquisite foods will satisfy its demand. When it comes to preparing the most delicate of meals, the chefs in Jamaica are second to none. Jamaican caterers, chefs and cooks are also talented artisans when it comes to creating delicacies. Their main goal is to create meals… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: The best dishes prepared in Jamaica

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Jamaican Wedding: Fruits found in Jamaica

The tongue seeks to be pleasured on the wedding day and only the most exquisite foods will satisfy its demand. When it comes to preparing the most delicate of meals, the chefs in Jamaica are second to none. Keeping the couple happy is always the main priority and the cooks will ensure this by preparing… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Fruits found in Jamaica

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Jamaica Weddings: Choosing a Wedding Colors

Choosing a wedding color can be a bit over whelming. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your choice…

First, begin with creating a vision board with actual articles, images, or items that you like.

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Choosing a wedding color can be a bit over whelming. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your choice…

First, began with creating a vision board with actual articles, images, or items that you like. If that’s too much of a hassle for you, create a virtual one on a website like Pinterest. Be sure to include the what, when, where and most importantly who, this will help you to visualize your creation of your dream wedding. Seems a bit out of order, but trust us, there is a method to the madness.

Start with:

  • What is your wedding based around?
    • A theme, culture, etc…
  • When?
    • Are you having a spring, summer, fall or winter wedding?
  • Where?
    • Consider your venue and mood setting; choose a color that compliments the decor and the emotion of what you want your guests to feel when entering the venue.
  • Who?

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Jamaican Wedding: Pastry made in Jamaica

The tongue seeks to be pleasured on the wedding day and only the most exquisite foods will satisfy its demand. When it comes to preparing the most delicate of meals, the chefs in Jamaica are second to none. Keeping the couple happy is always the main priority and the cooks will ensure this by preparing… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Pastry made in Jamaica

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Seaview Gardens Primary Takes Primary School Rugby League Championship | Jamaica Rugby League

Seaview Gardens is not just a community rifled with dead bodies, crime, poverty and illiteracy; there is more to this Jamaican community and the children are leading the way. ***** The JRLA successfully staged its second Annual Primary School Championship on Saturday at the GC Foster College with 100 children from 6 schools participating. Eight schools… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Primary Takes Primary School Rugby League Championship | Jamaica Rugby League

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Jamaican Beach Wedding – How to plan a wedding on the beach

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe The idea of having a Jamaican wedding on the beach is extremely romantic. Both concepts alone are examples of romance and love; therefore to combine both things should make for a very memorable and special affair. Do you have a beautiful Jamaican beach close… Continue reading Jamaican Beach Wedding – How to plan a wedding on the beach

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Jamaican Wedding: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe For those of you who missed it in January 2011, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wedding ceremony was beautiful. One could not ask for a more glorious occasion which was kept on The Tryall Club property, in Hanover . The wedding ceremony was officiated by Pastor Jakes Blackwell. He ensured that both Jason Pryce and Shelly-Ann said… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About a Writing Career

You need to accept from the start that you have very little control. You can polish your work as much as you can, read everybody and educate yourself as an author; attend seminars; find a terrific mentor; network like crazy; get a top agent and even land a book contract with a great publisher–but what happens to your book once it’s born will seem completely random at times.

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When I published my first short story in Redbook after winning a prize, I thought my career was set.  I was my MFA program’s star (that year, anyway); I’d made a lot of money for a graduate student through the prize and the magazine; I was getting fan mail and queries from agents.  But even though I’d spent over two years in the program, nobody told me what my career could be like.  When I got my degree I was completely ignorant of key aspects of the writing life, with no idea what was ahead of me.  I learned five key things the hard way.

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