Category: Soapbox

Will President Barack Obama’s visit to Jamaica reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations?

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...

Usain Bolt Named one of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015

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...

Jamaican Usain Bolt ‘will not win Rio 2016 100m final’ will per predictions. Guess which American will?

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...

Obama to visit Jamaica

Obama to visit Jamaica

Today the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) issued a release that United States President Barack Obama is expected to make a State visit to Jamaica on April 9th prior to visiting the Summit...

Miramar’s New Mayor, Wayne Messam, of Jamaican Heritage

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...

Blogger who loves Jamaica explains why he is never going back and cancelled most recent trip

Blogger who loves Jamaica explains why he is never going back and cancelled most recent trip

In a review titled “Jamaica Farewell: Why I Cancelled My Jamaican Vacation & Why I Won’t Be Going Back Anytime Soon!!!” blogger, Billy Walker explains why he won’t be going back to Jamaica. He...

Unscientific study puts Jamaican men in the world’s top 10 of the manhood “size” war?

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...

Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

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...

Jamaican Chris Gayle scores first double century at Cricket World Cup

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...