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Jamaican Patois (Pronounced: Pat-wa)

Perhaps you heard Jamaicans talking and you just absolutely fell in love with the language. You probably didn’t understand a word they were saying, but the accent made it seem interesting. 799 more words

Kingston: Creative City Not?

Kingston on the Edge (KOTE), an urban art festival held every June, will not celebrate its tenth anniversary this year due mainly to dwindling support from corporate Jamaica. 828 more words

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Never Mind Yaw, Novelette!

Two spelling systems are used for the Jamaican language below. The first, which I call ‘chaka-chaka’, is based on English spelling. The second, ‘prapa-prapa’, is the specialist system designed by the Jamaican linguist Frederic Cassidy.

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O is for Out of Many, One People

Before I came to Jamaica, I was really only aware that most Jamaicans came originally as slaves from West Africa, although there were some white Jamaicans of British origin who roots can be traced back to those dark days.   396 more words

Home In Jamaica

Claudia Rankin

Yes, and the body has memory. The physical carriage hauls more than its weight. The body is the threshold across which each objectionable call passes into consciousness-all the unintimidated, unblinking, and unflappable resilience does not erase the moments lived through, even as we are eternally stupid or everlastingly optimistic, so ready to be inside, among, a part of the games. 14 more words

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XXXTENTACION Hits Out At Drake For "Stealing" Jamaican Culture

XXXTENTACION has only been out of a jail for a little over a week, but he’s been economical with his time since then — dissing one of the biggest names in the game over and over. 192 more words

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Chanting down greedy hoteliers

Last week’s post, ‘No Beach For Local Tourists’, touched a very sensitive nerve. I got so many emails from both Jamaicans and other Caribbean citizens who are very concerned about the way in which hoteliers dominate the conversation about public access to our beaches. 856 more words

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