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Category: Culture

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02/21/17

Permalink 05:19:33 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture, Commentary

Speaking Jamaica Patois – Part 2

So, were you able to say the test sentences from part 1 in Jamaican patois?   Test . Can you say the following in Jamaica patois. 1. The bottle is empty. -  De bokkle hempty. 2. My mother loves ginger tea. – Mi madda lov ginga tea. 3. I cut my litt… more »

12/19/16

Permalink 05:10:04 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Gungo Peas

In Jamaica, you know Christmas is ‘around the corner’ when green gungo peas becomes available for sale. Venders can be seen busy picking the precious peas from their pods ready for those shoppers who prefer to buy the ready to cook peas by the pint or qu… more »

12/08/16

Permalink 01:09:09 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Speaking Jamaica Patois

The official language of Jamaica is standard English however many Jamaicans especially in the rural areas can be heard conversing in a language that is not quite English. Some will tell you it’s a bastardize English called Patois or Creole. It is not tau… more »

07/21/10

Permalink 11:29:08 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Ieye

NEW REGGAE ARTIST CREATING AN INTERNATIONAL BUZZ, SHE GOES BY THE NAME "IEYE". SHE IS VERY TALENTED, HER STYLE IS VERY UNIQUE. "IEYE" DEFINITELY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL, NOT TO MENTION SHE IS BEING MANAGED BY REGGAE MOST CROWNED MANAGER/PRODU… more »

07/09/10

Permalink 09:13:22 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

ALAINE BREAKS BOUNDARIES WITH NEW SINGLE “YOU ARE ME”

The summer is already off to a great start for Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Alaine Laughton, more popularly known as “Alaine”, who has not only just released a new song, but also her own record label – proving once again what an amazing talent she ha… more »

07/07/10

Permalink 09:30:28 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Technology, Culture, Commentary, News

Completeness in the ‘Next Generation’

When the SportsMax Centre went dark, and a very futurisitc looking Donovon White was projected onto a giant wall and on all the screens inside the World Cup football hotspot, the crowd went silent. What was Digicel up to?White, who is Digicel’s head of… more »

07/06/10

Permalink 08:35:21 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Artistes Preparing for Sumfest Performance

Reggae Sumfest traditionally brings out the best artistes to the stage and at the same time brings out the best in these artistes, and presently, the confirmed acts are undergoing rigorous preparation to ensure that their Reggae Sumfest performance lives… more »

07/04/10

Permalink 07:52:55 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Culture, Commentary

The Jamaican Market culture

I have been going to the market for as long as I can remember, every saturday morning I would go with my mother (and when I was younger my two brothers) to the market. Since my more youthful days even though I have grown more experienced if there is one… more »

07/02/10

Permalink 09:19:45 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Macka Diamond’s Book Tour Report

Normally when one hears that an artiste is on tour, performances in a variety of cities are the first thing to come to mind, but with all the changes that dancehall music has experienced in recent days, innovation seems to be the order of the day, and Ma… more »

06/30/10

Permalink 10:58:03 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Award Winning Author Set To Take Over Airwaves of Jamaica

Award winning Jamaican born, Toronto based author Sandy Daley, author of the controversial book "Whose Vagina Is It, Really?" will be in Jamaica this week for various radio and TV interviews as she launches her new book. . CONFIRMED RADIO/TV INTERVIEW… more »

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."

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