VIDEO: Shaggy says Jamaican Diaspora are not organized & not connected to Jamaica…Is this an insult to Jamaicans Abroad or is it True?

Shaggy in a news conference with the Jamaican Observer made some very interesting statements about the Jamaican Diaspora. He discussed a lack of “Jamaican community organizers” in the diaspora  and that many Jamaicans abroad have no connection to Jamaica.  Is this an insult to Jamaicans abroad or is it True? What do you think? Below […]
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What’s Going on? God Knows!

I watched Morgan Freeman’s “wormhole” show last night and  was left wondering why I am so dumb. Then this morning  I read that the Japanese are messing with the global currency market to increase their exports and I feel even more like a gibbering idiot. There’s so much that I do not understand. Please don’t tell me […]
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It’s Not Just Hispanics Who Are “Illegal Immigrants”

A Chinese-Jamaican friend sent me a video of a speech by author Amy Tan that reminded me of an often ignored aspect of immigration reform. (You remember the movie The Joy Luck Club? Well, she wrote the book.) Tan was born in America but her parents were not. They were born in China. And, in […]
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Matthew Schuler from the Voice to perform at Shaggy and Friends in Jamaica along with Tessanne Chin

Matthew Schuler, from the Voice, announced on his Facebook fan page that he will be performing in Jamaica in the Shaggy and Friends benefit concert. He will join Voice season 5 winner Tessanne Chin in the line up. Below is the announcement from his Facebook fan page. “Soooo My first show will be International…Ill be […]
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Looking on the Bright Side

One of my dad’s favorite poems began with the assertion: It’s easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song but the man worth while is the one who can smile when everything goes dead wrong. Oddly, it was written by an American poet, and my father wasn’t a fan of American literature. […]
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Overheard at the Dentist’s Office

Dental Hygienist:  Hi Karl!  How was your Christmas?  Wait, I almost forget that you don’t celebrate Christmas.  Why don’t you celebrate Christmas, again?  Is it because your maternal side is Jewish? Karl: To the contrary, I was born Jewish (maternal) but I don’t practice Judaism.  In actuality, I don’t celebrate Christmas based on my Pentecostal […]
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Christmas in Jamaica for ole time’s sake?

Puss juk, oonu sih yah now — dis Christmas yah gawn in 2013, was one piece a sinting. Mi travel through dih city a try find some goodas celebration in true Jamaican style an nutten. Not even chocklit tea.. Everybody a holler and a bawl bout hard times. Vendors a camp out extra inna bendown […]
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Cheesecake For Your Wedding in Jamaica Anyone???

Cheesecake cheesecake how I would love a great slice of thee right now. I basically only eat and love cheesecake from Pebbles Pastries and I use Pebbles as my exclusive provider for cheesecakes and cupcakes for weddings in Jamaica. My faves are their double chocolate and red velvet. I have not tasted any other cheesecake […]
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