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One Love, Two Bob Marley Museum Experiences in Jamaica

April 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM | by | ()

Something you’ll undoubtedly notice while in Jamaica is that Bob Marley is gone but not forgotten – he is everywhere. His music, his likeness, his lyrics decorating random buildings.

There are also two distinctly different museums where fans can pay their respects: Nine Mile, Marley’s childhood home in St. Ann and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston (where President Obama recently took a pit stop while in Jamaica on official business).

Here’s a closer look at both stops:

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Six New Foursquare City Badges, from Vegas to Jamaica

June 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM | by | ()

Yet more international city badges have just dropped, in time for your summer travels! Location-based social network Foursquare is deep into the city badge awarding, and the last week has seen six new ones, for your checking-in pleasure.

These newest city badges go to Kingston, Jamaica; Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Portland, OR, USA; Riga, Latvia; and Ghent, Belgium.

How to get the badges: First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists: Kingston (list); Trois-Rivieres (list); Las Vegas (list); Portland (list); Riga (list); and Ghent (list). Then travel to the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.

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American Airlines Plane Overshoots Kingston Runway, Lands On Beach With Injuries

Where: Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica
December 23, 2009 at 9:04 AM | by | ()

A planeful of people headed down to Kingston, Jamaica for the holidays got the shock of their lives last night when their flight, American Airlines 331 from Miami, overshot the runway during a horrible rainstorm. The plane bounced on the runway, crashed through the fence at the end of the tarmac, skidded across the roadway and lost some landing gear and at least one of its engines before coming to rest on the beach, just short of the ocean.

All 154 passengers and crew survived, but some 91 injuries have been reported, including broken bones and more minor scratches. Since this was technically a crash, the airport closed and other Kingston-bound flights were diverted to other Jamaica airports.

This incident, and the general scary island-y nature of Kingston's Norman Manley airport and its one sea-bordered runway adds it to our ever-growing list of the World's Most Dangerous Airports. To check out a picture of the American Airlines accident, head here.

Related Stories:
· American Airlines Flight Narrowly Avoids Sea on Landing In Jamaica; Injuries Reported [NPR]
· Light injuries as plane overshoots runway [National Post]
· Travel Accidents [Jaunted]

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