Does losing your Jamaicans Accent make you a liar?

Jamaican born, Raecine Williams,  writes a very interesting article about choosing her culture over her career. Her dream is to become a  broadcast journalist in the US. She “dropped” her Jamaican accent in pursuit of this career on the advice of a classmate. Now she struggles with the idea of suppressing her Jamaican accent for […]
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MISS LOU A LEGEND AND A HEROINE BORN SEPTEMBER 7 1919

             As I write this it is actually the day after what would have been the 94th Birthday of ‘MISS LOU’ JAMAICA ‘S FIRST LADY OF COMEDY, THE HON. LOUISE BENNETT-COVERLEY O.M. O.J. M.B.E. DIP R.A.D.A., D. LITT (HON). That however does not stop me from reflecting on one of my heroines and a Jamaican […]
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Do you know when is” Pickney Chrismus” in Jamaica?

Do you know when is” Pickney Chrismus” in Jamaica? Easter was considered ” Pickney Chrismus” by slaves in Jamaica as it was the only other time next to Christmas they could celebrate. The celebration period was shorter hence it was called ” Pickney Chrismus”. Note: Pickney means Child in Jamaican patois.
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WIKILEAKS: RECENT ALLEGED HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE DEFIES EASY CATEGORIZATION AS HATE CRIMES

Time: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:00 UTC ————- Summary ————- ¶1. (C) In November and December 2005, two murders in Jamaica were labeled by some gay activists as homophobic hate crimes, although senior police contacts described the killings as resulting from common robberies. On November 30, 2005, a leading HIV/AIDS activist, Lenford “Steve” Harvey, was […]
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Vastaman – Drug Mule and Gunman!

Vasta B. – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] Greetings my illustrious members of Chocko-Blocko. Hope you’re enjoying my weekly Blog-Opera. Every week I’ll recite classic odes surrounding my life and times in the fictitious city of Chocko-Blocko. It was in this city I was resurrected and obtained Superhero status, but let’s not dwell on the […]
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Yaad Pics – Six Hand, Seven Hand, Eight Hand Bunch!

Photo by Dwayne Watkins – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] “Come Missa Tallyman, tally mi banana! Daylight come and mi waan go ‘ome.” The Jamaican folk song known by many through Miss Lou’s rendition, but made world famous by Harry Belafonte, was an ode to the “loader” or dock workers who packed bananas onto ships […]
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‘Team Jamaica’ makes us all bigger and better as one

The following excerpt is from a speech made on the final day of the Team Jamaica course which ended June 4, by Anthea: May I recognize the presence of our trainers and organizers, and judges who made us more complete as Jamaicans. The Team Jamaica Programme promotes the reality that “Together everyone achieves more,” and […]
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Yaad Pics – Cherry’s Spot

Photo by Dwayne Watkins – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] When was the last time you visited Faith’s Pen? A favourite location shared by both the photographer and your editor, Cherry’s Spot serves up some of the most mouth-watering local dishes on hand at the local food attraction. Digital Cameras & More from Amazon.com    […]
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Diaspora’s Secret Sauce – How will We Gain Continued Success?

On Friday, we received the dreaded news of the latest unemployment pain in the US. The media spun it as bad but better. . However there is a very telling story beyond the top level data.  It has to do with the unemployment rate as a function of education. The Wall Street Journal did a […]
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