Our Story Tours offers Trips and Tours of the Island of Jamaica

Our Story Tours provides private custom tours anywhere in Jamaica. Our Story Tours is owned and operated by Colin McDonald and his team of professional guides, with twenty six (26) years of experience.

Mr. McDonald, the company’s CEO, holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Jamaican Heritage Studies. He is an adjunct lecturer at The Mico University College in Social Studies and Sociology. He is also the program coordinator for the professional certificate in tour guiding.

Over the years, Mr. McDonald taken overseas visitors on tour of the island, giving them a refreshing narrative of the history and culture of the island.

He has also taken them on excursions to many off-the-beaten-path areas of the island to experience the rural interior of the country, interacting with ordinary Jamaicans.

Our Story Tours – Trips and Tours

The trips will take you to many cultural sites, museums and heritage sites, old and refurbished.

He always give a wholesome, honest view and information of Jamaica’s history and contemporary circumstances, giving his visitors time to relax and enjoy the offerings of interest to them.

Music tours of Kingston include:

  • Bob Marley Museum
  • Trench Town
  • Tuff Gong Studios

There is also an exciting selection of tours including:

  • Coffee Tours
  • Hiking Tours
  • Port Royal
  • Marcus Garvey
  • National Heroes Shrine
  • Art Gallery
  • Hollywell National Park

There are also tours of historical places of interest including:

  • Charles Town Maroons
  • Moore Town Maroons

Portland Beaches, Farm Tour of Jamaican fruits and herbs, Cave Tours and various Festivals (depending on season of the year) are also a part of the tour package.

Visitors on tour can also enjoy Jamaican Cuisine and Fruits of the Season, Mineral Springs, Falls and Beaches and Botanical Gardens.

There is also Reggae/Dance hall session, Rum Tour, Rasta Village Tour, Light House Tour and sporting events including track and field events.

Tell us your interest and we at Our Story Tours will work it out for you! It’s a little island with a big heart and varied offerings. Be it a single person or a group, let’s gets in touch and work out the details to your satisfaction.

Our Story Tours

Email: ourstorytours@gmail.com

Tel: (876)-377-5693



Why the Shooting River Bridge in Ramble, St. Thomas is falling down and the NWA not effecting Repairs

“Ramble Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down”

Song by students in Ramble, St Thomas, while the Jamaica Star reported on the Ramble Bridge

The Ramble bridge is used by thousands of commuters to access other remote sections of the parish. Located in St. Thomas, not only is the bridge ugly but it now poses a danger (Williams. 2019, June 28) to both motorists and pedestrians.

The Ramble bridge, is actually called the Shooting River Bridge (Brown, 2015, June 8) as it straddles the shores of the Shooting River and connects the communities of Ramble to Cedar Valley.

The heavily used bridge is in a very dilapidated state. The journey across the bridge is like having a near-death experience, whether by vehicle or foot.

The loud, rumbling noise caused by the loose pieces of wood that shift with each movement makes the approximate 10-second vehicular trek seems like an eternity.

The residents of Bramble have been trying since 2011 (Cunningham, 2011, January 22) to get the Government of Jamaica to do repairs to the bridge. However, they have been frustrated by the inaction and lack of concern for their safety.

So how bad has the bridge deteriorated now?

Shooting River Bridge in Ramble – St. Thomas upgrade plans must include bridges and lights

The Iron supports under the bridge have begun to rot away as pointed out by several residents in Ramble.

“All it need was for them to remove the rotten boards and replace them with new ones before it get to this stage, but is years now dem don’t do nutten to it,” said resident Hylton Grant back in 2015 (Brown, 2015, June 8).

Cars and taxis can comfortably cross the bridge, but it only allows single lane traffic.

The bridge is barely strong enough to and dwidle enough to allow a pickup truck to pass. Anything heavier, and it would easily collapse, says the residents.

There is also no Streetlight near the bridge, even though the Government of Jamaica has plans to install some 105,000 LED Street Lights (Williams, 2018, May 17) across Jamaica. Residents from time to time have changed the rotting wooden boards and reinforced the iron supports underneath, but this is only a temporary measure.

The Government of Jamaica is currently undertaking work in the St. Thomas area to upgrade the parish with plans for upgrade of infrastructure (Williams, 2019, June 27) as well as for re-establish the parish as a transport and work hub.

Hopefully part of their plans will include the rehabilitation of the Ramble Bridge, preferably with some LED Light to make safe passage of the bridge possible.


  1. Cunningham, A. (2011, January 22). Ramble Bridge – A Hazardous Trek. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110122/news/news4.html
  2. Brown, I. (2015, June 8). St Thomas residents call on NWA to quickly repair Shooting River Bridge. Retrieved from http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Death-trap_19080863
  3. Williams, R. (2018, May 17). Minister Williams Hails JPS Initiative to Install 105,000 LED Street Lights. Retrieved from https://jis.gov.jm/minister-williams-hails-jps-initiative-to-install-105000-led-street-lights/
  4. Williams, A. (2019, June 27). St Thomas Pins Great Hopes On Morant Bay Urban Centre. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20190627/st-thomas-pins-great-hopes-morant-bay-urban-centre
  5. A. (2019, June 28). Motorists, pedestrians fear Ramble Bridge. Retrieved from http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20190628/motorists-pedestrians-fear-ramble-bridge

How Jamaicans can make US$1000 monthly with these high demand Gigs on fiverr, peopleperhour or fivesquid

Hello my fellow Jamaican Rabbits!!

The best most in-demand gigs on fiverr, peopleperhour or fivesquid (Deer, 2017, September 18) that will make you the most money.

Fiverr is increasingly popular with most Jamaicans, being as they pay directly to Paypal or Payoneer (Deer, 2015, September 10), with which you can withdraw your money, as Jamaican YouTuber Streetcredstudio testifies.

So the best tasks or gigs that you can set up are usually those that are:

  1. Most unpleasant
  2. Expensive for the client to do
  3. Require specialized skills
  4. VERY few persons are doing
  5. High demand

You definitely need to pay attention to that last two, as the fewer persons that are in your niche, or area of focus (Deer, 2018, May 20), the better chances you have of getting work for your fiverr gig. So says Youtuber Zed Summers in his post on the best Fiverr Gigs in 2019.

So what are the best gigs to engage in on Fiverr, peopleperhour of fivesquid?

Gigs for Jamaican Freelancers – Absolute guaranteed moneymakers

Based on my experience thus far, here are the best, most in-demand Gigs that Jamaicans can engage in to make money quickly.

Backoffice tasks

  1. Video Testimonials (recommended by YouTuber Streetcredstudio)
  2. Voiceover Artist
  3. Proofreading
  4. Transcription

Marketing and Advertising

  1. Social Media Promotion
  2. Marketing i.e. Cold Calling
  3. Surveys
  4. Promotion

Graphic Design

  1. Whiteboard Animation
  2. Speed Drawing
  3. Business Card Designing
  4. Ebook Cover Design
  5. Flyers
  6. Infographics
  7. Create Vector graphics


  1. Keyword research
  2. SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
  3. Fixing or Customization WordPress Blogs
  4. Website/App testing
  5. Backlinking
  6. Pushing Web Traffic

Apps and Bots

  1. Designing Chatbots (Hot in 2019)
  2. Mobile Apps (Gaming)

Website Design

  1. Blog creation
  2. YouTube Channel Creation
  3. WordPress Blog creation
  4. Website design and build
  5. CMS (Content Management System)

Content Creation

  1. Content Writing
  2. Article writing and Editing
  3. Book writing and Editing
  4. Video Marketing (MOST POPULAR on Fiverr)

Good to note that you still need to promote your Fiverr link… mine is for the Jamaican Rabbit. Advertising via flyers local as well as internationally (Deer, 2017, March 26) always helps, and so does free online ads (Deer, 2017, August 26).

Ultimately, it’s best to use some of your earning and pay for promotional ads on Social media and Search engines (Deer, 2018, July 24) as well, as that will help your business to grow exponentially. It is also best for you as an online entrepreneur to get a Website or blog to continuously promote your Fiverr, Upwork or other freelancer account!!

Getting paid is the easiest part, as you are paid either via Paypal or Payoneer (Deer, 2015, September 10) as pointed out by Youtuber Jamaican Boss-lady.

So with all of this, how do you get paid when you get paid?

Getting paid – Paypal, Payoneer or alternatives

Paypal is not as hectic as it sounds, as the Paypal Cheques now take about two (2) weeks to clear. There are also many options to Payoneer as well (Deer, 2017, March 26). Also, you can always convert it to cash via local services such as Remittance Jamaica for a fee.

Sharing is caring so share this helpful article with other members of you online freelancer support groups, such as in the Jamaican Rabbit Online  Group.  Also if you know of any gigs that make more money for Jamaicans, feel free to drop me a line in the Jamaican Rabbit Online  Group and I’ll update the list!!

Here’s the link:

Jamaican Rabbit on fiverr

Jamaican Rabbit Online  Group

Online freelancer Job offers

A-Z Making Money online – Promote your Fiverr Account

Making Money Online – Jamaican Boss Lady on Facebook

Youtuber Jamaican Boss-lady Channel

YouTuber Streetcredstudio

Youtuber Zed Summers


  1. Deer, L. (2015, September 10). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/setting-up-payoneer-prepaid-mastercard/
  2. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaican can make money online – Flyer Distribution of Shortened URL Links in USA and other Countries. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/flyer-distribution-shortened-url-links/
  3. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaicans can make money online – Paypal Prepaid Card and other Payoneer Alternatives. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/paypal-prepaid-card-payoneer-alternatives/
  4. Deer, L. (2017, August 26). How Jamaicans can advertise for free locally and Internationally. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/jamaica-online-classifieds-ads/
  5. Deer, L. (2017, September 18). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month as a Freelancer. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/jamaican-freelancer/
  6. Deer, L. (2018, May 20). How Jamaicans can make money from Instagram and Pinterest. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/jamaicans-instagram-pinterest/
  7. Deer, L. (2018, July 24). How Paid Advertising, SEM and SMM can generate Sales to Jamaican e-commerce Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/paid-advertising-sem-smm-jamaican-e-commerce-websites/





10 best Samsung’s gifts for Jamaicans this coming Easter

We are here to help you to survive Easter with a selection of the main features of Samsung’s best products. They may not be the latest products, but they are still some of the hottest!!!

Here you’ll find some ideas to give the best technology: the one offered by Samsung.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – QLED TV

First on the list we placed the television selected by Times magazine as one of the “best inventions of 2018”, the 4K QLED as explained in Samsung new QLED TV 2018 Television Lineup features Bixby and Ambient Mode.

This recognition highlights features such as its “Ambient Mode” option that mimics the TV with the wall and “Invisible Connection” that eliminates annoying cables and concentrates them in an ingenious box.

Samsung’s new line of 4K QLED models features ‘Ambient Mode’ that shows works of art, weather reports or personal photos when not in use. The QLED TV 2018 includes the models: Q9F (75 “), Q8C (55”, 65 “), Q7F (55”, 75 “), and Q6F (55”, 65 “).

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Galaxy S9

Are you looking for a gift for a technological mom? Being a technological woman means always being connected with innovative products that make life easier. Hence the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the perfect Ester gift as noted in Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands on –Matryoshka doll in a Mercedes 300SL.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 has an enhanced camera with a double pixel sensor and great speed as I’d pointed out in Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands on – Dual-Camera Dual-SIM gives the Best of Both Worlds.

The S9 also has attractive features such as Super Slow Mo mode (slow motion) and augmented reality with AR Emoji. Take advantage of the promotions in the Samsung online store where you will also find accessories for this successful Galaxy.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Galaxy Note9

This is the Smartphone that everyone wants.

The Note9, with less than two months in the market, obtained the title of “Best Test” and the highest score of PROTESTE (the main consumer protection association in Latin America), which reinforces its status as the best device in the Latin American market.

It sports a long-life battery (4000 mAh), its storage of 128 GB expandable to 512 GB as I’d pointed out in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is For Those Who Want the Galaxy and Beyond.

Its incredible performance and speed, its S Pen with Bluetooth technology and its super intelligent camera with innovative technology are just some of the reasons to opt for a Note9 this Easter.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Galaxy A9

Taking a perfect sunset picture on a pristine white sand beach is now a little easier. The new Samsung Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras has an Ultra wide 120° lens, which captures the entire scene with less panning.

Regardless of whether you want a close-up or full panorama, the Galaxy A9 comes equipped with camera options to help you capture the perfect moment.

The Ultra Wide 120° lens allows you to capture everything your eyes see. For its part, the telephoto lens offers a 2x optical zoom to get the ideal composition even when it is far from the subject.

In addition, the reliable life of the 3800mAh battery of the Galaxy A9 allows you to live without limits. Now you can store more and eliminate less with the 128GB storage of the Galaxy A9 and up to 512GB of expandable memory.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Galaxy Series J

Any member of the J Series would be an excellent gift for the little ones and the youngest of the house, who will have their “first Galaxy”. With the Galaxy J4 + and J6 +, developed with design and superior functions that will make them the best option for those seeking the quality of Samsung Galaxy at an affordable price.

Users can have the best image quality with the two new models that come with super AMOLED screen, which reproduces colors with incredible fidelity. In addition, its longer and wider screen and surround sound provide an immersive multimedia experience.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Galaxy Watch

For those who love being fit and stay connected at the same time, there are Samsung wearables. If you want to train and monitor all your movements in a modern way, your best ally will be a smartwatch. Galaxy Watch, the latest smartwatch from Samsung, evolved into a watch that can act as a personal trainer, monitoring around 39 different activities, measuring stress and monitoring sleep, among other functions.

The enhanced battery life of Galaxy Watch of up to more than 80 hours eliminates the need for daily charging and helps consumers keep up with their busy schedule. Samsung’s signature circular bezel and rotating design, it’s more than an aesthetic.

It’s an intuitive way to control your watch. You can choose between two different sizes, a large number of straps and over 60,000 watch faces from the Galaxy Apps Store. The Galaxy Watch has a high-res AMOLED display with an integrated touch function. It has military grade durability, and Corning® Gorilla® DX-plus glass for added strength and scratch resistance.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Soundbar NW700

Nowadays, televisions give you excellent audio quality. However, there are elements that contribute to improving the experience as a spectator, such as the Samsung soundbar, which allow you to enjoy a wonderful sound system when watching the games of the day, movies or series.

For example, the Samsung NW700 model is the ideal choice as a perfect complement to your TV, this due to its features and easy installation. This sound system has seven speakers that move simultaneously, providing clear sound and powerful bass.

Thanks to the modern wide-range tweeter that the NW700 soundbar has, you can experience the same audio quality no matter where in your room you are.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Black Edition

A new kitchen for Easter just in time for Summer Bar-b-Q is a gift that will surprise a wife, a mother or a newly married couple. Through its Black Edition collection – composed by refrigerators, microwave ovens and washing machines – Samsung opted for an innovative design trend using black, printing in its creations the elegance and sobriety that stylize the home spaces.

The Samsung Black Edition series gives a sophisticated touch through steel lines that magnify a metallic texture. In addition, it has fingerprint coatings to avoid excessive marks and ensure a surface that can be easily cleaned.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Hot Blast

The microwave oven is the right hand in any modern kitchen.

With Samsung Hot Blast microwave oven, the gift will be more than perfect because not only will it become a useful tool in the kitchen, but also the consumption of energy will stop being a concern at the time of cooking.

You can follow a balanced diet by preparing different dishes in the microwave, and also save up to 40% energy consumption without having to unplug it, thanks to its ECO mode function.

Jamaican Easter Gifts – Wind-Free

Have a very cool Easter and Summer with the best cooling technology without increase your electricity bill. From now on you can save up to 65% of electricity consumption while maintaining the ideal temperature at home without the need to turn the equipment on and off constantly.

Wind-Free ™ technology is one of the most outstanding innovations as explained in Samsung Wind-Free Air Conditioners is Cooling without the Breeze.

After reaching the desired temperature with Fast Cooling mode, it maintains the ideal temperature without any direct airflow, dispersing cold air through micro-holes for a natural cooling effect, thanks to Wind-Free technology ™.

How Aspiring Jamaican Musicians can get Free Musical Score or Sheet Music

Heard a song and wish you had the lyrics? That’s easy to get, as many a website freely gives you that information (Deer, 2014, September 5). A good example of a Lyric Video is for the song, My Heart Will go on, By Celine Dion.

The sheet music, however, is harder to score (get it?). The Musical Score is the manuscript or printed form of a musical work.

Music Score – Download it here for free

It probably got its name from the vertical scoring lines that connect successive related staves. A score may contain:

  1. Single part for a solo work
  2. Many parts that make up an orchestral or ensemble composition

To this end the Jamaican Rabbit has sheet music in their private repository available for a limited time for free. Just click on this link or the image above and download as much as you wish.

For Special Requested songs call 876-810-3537. Sharing is caring so share this website with everyone you know.


  1. Deer, L. (2014, September 5). YouTube and the Lyrics Videos Trend – How Lyrics Videos ride the Streaming Trend as Musicians Cash in on Sing-Along Craze. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/09/youtube-and-lyrics-videos-trend-how.html