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How To Get Good Customer Service In Jamaica

It is well known that Jamaica has very bad customer service, at least when relating with other Jamaicans. Customer service agents (CSAs), whether by phone or in person, make it quite obvious that your problems are of no interest to them. 866 more words


Back ah country wi go

Still rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I walk through the busy Downtown streets and into the bus park. It’s early, and the air doesn’t quite yet smell of garbage, but the day is hot already and I know the ripe smell will soon follow. 529 more words

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Conflict Of Interest #2: A Stranger Sends You Credit Accidentally.

Today I received $200 credit from a number I couldn’t recognize. With a pleased countenance I tried to figure out who it was that made my day. 138 more words


One Test to Rule Them All

Imagine that you’re 12 years old. You’re about to move on from the primary school you’ve attended for what feels like forever, but before you go, you have to endure the one day that will largely determine what the rest of your life will be like. 697 more words

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"I am a great big bundle of potentiality" - Career Day 2015

Can you guess why all of these school children are dressed in costumes? No, Jamaica doesn’t celebrate Halloween in June (or at all, for that matter). 568 more words

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Naa eng op...

Yesterday, my brother was singing a Kartel song. As he sang the words “eng op no, biebi” my mother expressed surprised that someone so young would know such a word as “eng”. 98 more words

Miscellaneous Language Issues

Conflict of Interest #1: Sitting Beside A Smelly Person In Church

Psalms  1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 318 more words