Jamaicans – Out of Many

Perhaps the most startling claim in that video Janice provided a couple of blogs ago is the assertion that there’s no such thing as a Jamaican. Really? I must be a figment of my own imagination then, because I am certainly a Jamaican. I don’t have dreadlocks, can’t carry a tune and don’t smoke ganja. […]
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Rewriting Jamaica’s History

I just watched a video posted by Janice and I wonder where the “historian” in it got his “facts.” According to him, everything we “know” about Jamaica’s past is fantasy. An early history of Jamaica was written by my granduncle, Archdeacon John Graham (photo). And, trust me, he was a decent, honest man. He would […]
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Well Said, Prime Minister!

  Included in Jamaicans.com is a video of Prime Minister Andrew Holness  (photo) delivering his New Year’s address. If you haven’t done so already, you might want to check it out. It’s a pragmatic yet idealistic summary of his stewardship and a preview of his hopes and plans for the immediate future. And, as a Jamaican […]
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Home, Sweet Home

As I scrolled through the news this morning, waiting for something to trigger a response that might end up as a blog, I felt trapped in a time warp with everything that needed saying already said. The aftermath of the horror in Paris continued to unfold with a young woman blowing herself up and a […]
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Jamaica’s Double Whammy

  Of course you know that Usain Bolt beat that mouthy Justin Gatlin in China on Sunday. But did you know Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made history on Monday? If there’s one thing Jamaicans can do – and do superbly – it’s sprint. If I had been born in America or Canada, I might have been considered a sprinter. […]
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Wedding Decor Package in Jamaica

  Are you getting married? Do you need wedding flowers and decor? Are you on a budget? For the next month Helen G Events one of Jamaica’s top Wedding Planning company is offering our Platinum Decor Package for your wedding in Jamaica at a significantly reduced cost. Helen G Events & Helen G Decor are an award winning […]
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Common Sense and Ganja

  On his recent visit to Jamaica, US President Barack Obama was asked about the prospects of legalizing marijuana in his country. He said several states were taking that path but he didn’t see Congress following suit anytime soon. Things are different in Jamaica.  According to an AP report this morning: Drug law amendments that […]
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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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Who Loves Ya, Jamaica?

  I bet you thought it was Venezuela. But, as it turns out, Venezuela was just a fair-weather friend. Now that times have changed and Venezuela is feeling the impact of collapsing oil prices, its honeymoon with the Caribbean is over. It is ending subsidized interest rates on oil exports to the islands. And who is […]
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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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