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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Wooi a Jamaica birthday bash to memba fi centuries

Guddeh Oneil “Nazzleman” Scott, weh win di national popular song contest dis 2016 yah, and Big up to all royal Jamaicans. A nuff people call dih Jamaica Cultural Development Commission JCDC, but still dem nevah mek nobaddy miss nutten in a di recent celebration of di country’s Independence and Emancipation. Ah mean to seh dih […]
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Big Up Jamaicans pon 2016 Emancipation Day

Lawd a massy, mih belly a buss. Today is Emancipation Day when wih as a modern day society of Jamaicans celebrate what galang way back in 1934, when our foreparents were freed from slavery. Some Jamaicans diss a find out seh dih day before diss on July 31st, nuff a dih slave dem did run […]
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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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