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Correction: "Long", not "taal"

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with someone I work with. I was trying to help her to remember someone and so, I said, “ 340 more words


WTF Friday: luk out nuh!

Throughout my service as I’ve become acquainted with the culture of Jamaica, there have been many moments that make me think, “huh, that’s weird.” Those moments help me discover the ways that Jamaican culture differs from my own and usually serve as inspiration for my blog posts. 145 more words

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Can A Man And A Woman Be Friends, Just Friends?

Many times I have heard the question; ‘Can a man and a woman be friends?’ I have always defended firmly that it is possible based on my associations with women. 547 more words



The roads are blocked from vehicular traffic. It is usually one of the main roads in every Parish. The music man strings up his system, the vendors display their wares, the foodies secure a spot for visibility, the police are on double duty, the air is festive, the mood is delightfully friendly. 327 more words

Point Of View

Redefining personal space

Simone* is 12 years old. She lives in a small one-room house with her mother, two sisters, one older, one younger, and two older brothers – 6 people in all. 659 more words

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Voices of Jamaica - Richard Grant, an artist who cannot hear

I first met Richard Grant when he showed up at our school to paint murals of the Jamaican national symbols. My principal had hired him based on recommendations from colleagues. 719 more words

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The Blue Mountains Jamaica: A Quick 'Peak'

Blue Mountain Peak is the highest place in Jamaica with a height of 2256 meters. The journey to the peak starts at Mavis Bank. You will then cross the river and initiate the thigh burning climb. 232 more words