Tagged: culture

Does losing your Jamaicans Accent make you a liar?

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...

MISS LOU A LEGEND AND A HEROINE BORN SEPTEMBER 7 1919

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....

Do you know when is” Pickney Chrismus” in Jamaica?

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...

WIKILEAKS: RECENT ALLEGED HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE DEFIES EASY  CATEGORIZATION AS HATE CRIMES

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...

Vastaman – Drug Mule and Gunman!

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...

Yaad Pics – Six Hand, Seven Hand, Eight Hand Bunch!

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,...

‘Team Jamaica’ makes us all bigger and better as one

‘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...

Yaad Pics – Cherry’s Spot

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...

Diaspora’s Secret Sauce – How will We Gain Continued Success?

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...