Tagged: Jamaican Culture

Home, Sweet Home

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...

One of the Good Guys

One of the Good Guys

  In a world where politicians, actors and sports stars – and celebrities of every stripe – seem to get more obnoxious every day, it’s refreshing to read about someone like Usain Bolt. Not...

Bob Marley’s Jamaica

Bob Marley’s Jamaica

  No Jamaican historical figure is better known than Bob Marley. He put Jamaica on the map – at least Jamaica as the world sees it today. The Jamaica he created throbs with the...

Jamaica “Unknown”

Jamaica “Unknown”

  I watched Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” Sunday night because CNN promised he would be showcasing Jamaica. But the hour-long show left me feeling the Jamaica they visited was, indeed, unknown. To me, anyway. Bourdain,...

Bravo Tessanne! You Make Our Jamaican Hearts Sing

Bravo Tessanne! You Make Our Jamaican Hearts Sing

At this time of year, it’s especially nice to have something to cheer about. And we Jamaicans have Tessanne Chin. Of course you know what I’m talking about.  If you’re not one of the nearly...

What Makes Someone an Entrepreneur?

What Makes Someone an Entrepreneur?

In America, in the year 2013, the most urgent need is jobs. Ask anybody. Check out the polls. The same is true in Jamaica. And everywhere else I’ve ever lived or know anything about....

People Google the Darndest Things: Worldview of Jamaican Culture

People Google the Darndest Things: Worldview of Jamaican Culture

Once again, people’s interest in things Jamaican is ongoing, and provides us all with teachable moments upon which to expand our knowledge. Just a few days ago (according to my tracker stats), someone in...

Jamaican in China endorses Atomic Jamaican-style “Roots” health drink!

Jamaican in China endorses Atomic Jamaican-style “Roots” health drink!

And just to show you how popular such Jamaican style drinks are, within 72 hours of launching the site, we received our first sale with absolutely no promotion or publicity!

Friends in High Places…skewing the distribution

Friends in High Places…skewing the distribution

However, it appears that somewhere in the Jamaican Person Dispersal Prime Directive Personnel Department [that would be the JPDPDPD], there was a miscommunication, a misdirected memo, or some type of clerical error. For on April 9, 2011,

A Patois Primer

A Patois Primer

For those who have asked: Jamaica’s language is English. As a former British colony, the Jamaican political and educational system culture, habits, worldview, and social norms are influenced by British culture. (I believe my...