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15Aug
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How We Got Started

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What’s in a name? Initially a joint family effort, Carleva Bay was born of a need to accommodate our students groups in Jamaica. Nelson and Novella—partners in life and service—purchased the former vacation home of a surfer. They decided to name the house after their mothers, an amalgamation of their given names, Carla and Eva. […]
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06Aug
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Discovering Jamaica Through Its Beaches

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One thing we won’t shy away from is the beauty of our beaches. From white and black sandy shores, to a secluded island a mere boat ride from the city, Jamaica has a beach to serve each of your preferences. Yallahs Bay Shores You can bet that we’re definitely biased on this one. Rocking on […]
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30Jul
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Giving, Loving, Receiving: How We Give Back to Jamaica!

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Though we love raving about our love for great Jamaican home cooking, community is easily our greatest passion here at Carleva Bay. Founders Nelson and Novella Keith have been bringing exchange students to our Center in Yallahs since 2004. As a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, Novella’s students often express interest in teaching, social […]
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