The story behind President Obama Waving A Rainbow in Jamaica

Many of you may have seen the photo above of the rainbow in the background as President Obama departed  Jamaica. The iconic photo went viral and everyone has different interpretations of what it meant. The two most dominant interpretations are 1.It represents a fresh start for US/Jamaica relations and 2. President Obama, an advocate for gay rights was […]
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Will President Barack Obama’s visit to Jamaica reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations?

This week US President Barack Obama visits Jamaica.  Will President Obama’s visit to Jamaica improve U.S.-Caribbean relations?  Jamaican-born Attorney Marlon A. Hill  examines this question in a Miami Herald article titled “Obama visit should reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations”. Below are a few quotes from the article. “As the 44th president of the United States (the first of African descent) prepares to […]
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Usain Bolt Named one of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, has been named one of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015.  The diverse list includes Lionel Messi, Shaquille O’Neal, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and many other famous athletes during that 20 year period. Below is the list of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015. No. 20: Sidney Crosby No. 19: Barry Bonds No. 18: […]
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Jamaican Usain Bolt ‘will not win Rio 2016 100m final’ will per predictions. Guess which American will?

Dutch statistics firm, Infostrada, is predicting that Rio 2016 will be a miserable Olympics for Usain Bolt in the 100m. The company monitors tracks events around the world in all Olympic sports. They convert these results into a formula to predict who will win each Olympic medal. Infostrada is predicting that Usain Bolt will not […]
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Miramar’s New Mayor, Wayne Messam, of Jamaican Heritage

In a tight election held yesterday (March 10, 2015), Wayne Messam was elected as the new Mayor for the city of Miramar, Florida. The son of  hard-working Jamaican parents, Mr. Messam beat Mayor Lori Moseley who many expected to be re-elected.  Jamaican-born Maxwell “Max” Chambers was also elected as a Miramar Commissioner.  In 2013 Miramar […]
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Unscientific study puts Jamaican men in the world’s top 10 of the manhood “size” war?

Social media has lit up with Jamaica’s newest “supposed” claim to fame in the world manhood “size” wars. An unscientific study of world “manhood” sizes by Mandatory.com has Jamaica in the top 10.  Jamaicans on twitter and facebook are bragging about this new “accolade” and “bigging up” Jamaica.  Does it really matter?
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Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

  This week the Bob Marley estate won a court battle against against a clothing company, A.V.E.L.A. and other merchandisers accused of using the reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music (Marley’s heirs) control the ownership of the late reggae star’s likeness. Does this mean we will see less of the “cheesey” […]
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Jamaican Chris Gayle scores first double century at Cricket World Cup

Photo Courtesy of the ICC Cricket World Cup Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century when he made 215 against Zimbabwe as the opener for West Indies in World Cup Pool B match in Canberra, Australia. Gayle’s 215 surpassed the previous World Cup best of 188 by South Africa’s […]
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Has Kaci Fennell broken the Internet with her Trinidad Carnival costume?

Miss Jamaica Universe, Kaci Fennell has lit up the internet with a photo of her Trinidad Carnival costume. She is drawing praises and criticism on social media. Some say the costume is not appropriate for the Miss Jamaica Universe to represent the country, while others disagree. Didn’t she wear less than this at the Miss […]
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