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Category: Culture

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12/08/05

Permalink 09:54:58 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Jamaican Sorrel

Christmas in Jamaica is simply not Christmas without sorrel drink. Once the season begins most homes will have a jug of the rich red liquid cooling in the refrigerator, always ready to offer any one who walks through their doors. The sorrel drink is ma… more »

12/07/05

Permalink 10:45:26 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Terri-Karelle Griffith - Miss Jamaica World 2005

TVJ has been featuring “Our Jamaican Girl”, Terri-Karelle Griffith, Miss Jamaica World and I must admit, the more you see of her the more you can’t help but love her. My granny would say, “What a sweet, boonoonunus girl” and let me tell you, that says is… more »

11/26/05

Permalink 09:56:05 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Boston Jerk Centre in Portland

Boston Jerk Centre It’s the weekend and what better way to relax than a leisurely drive in the country. Today’s destination was Boston Jerk Centre in Portland. We decided to go via St. Thomas and return via St. Mary. After leaving the house at about… more »

11/20/05

Permalink 10:49:56 am, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Christmas in JA

They are beginning to play Carols on the radio stations, pepper lights are beginning to twinkle here and there, and sorrel and gungo are now available on the curb sides. Yes ladies and gentlemen it’s nearing that time again, Christmas in Jamaica. In fact… more »

10/29/05

Permalink 02:59:06 pm, by Journal Admin
Categories: Culture

Heritagefest

Quadrille Dancing at Heritagefest Heritagefest was held at the Ranny Williams Center in Kingston on Sunday, October 23, 2005. It was originally to be held on Heroes weekend, however, due to heavy rains the event was postponed. Heritagefest is a… more »

10/14/05

Permalink 07:22:43 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Heroes Weekend in Jamaica

It’s the long Holiday weekend here in Jamaica and spirits are high. Schools out, Monday is a public holiday and ‘nuff things a gwan’. Whether you are young free and single or married and have a family, there is something happening for everyone. The good… more »

10/13/05

Permalink 12:40:16 am, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Jamaica's National Heroes

With all the talk of Heritage week in Jamaica a lot of focus is being given to our National Heroes. These persons Paul Bogle, George William Gordon, Nanny, Samuel Sharpe, Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Washington Manley and Marcus Mosiah Garvey all hel… more »

09/15/05

Permalink 09:59:57 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture, Commentary

Miss Jamaica World 2005 - Terri-Karell Griffith

Over the years the Miss Jamaica World competition has been a source of controversy. One of the greatest contentions is that no matter how beautiful and/or intelligent the black girls are the ‘brownings’ are always chosen. Well this year 2005, a natur… more »

08/21/05

Permalink 12:05:30 am, by Melba
Categories: Culture

What do you know of the Rolling Calf

Talking about duppies and supper natural beings the other day, my son asked me what was a Rolling Calf. The truth is I have grown up hearing of rolling calves but there has never been a clear explanation of who or what it is. Essentially the rolling cal… more »

08/08/05

Permalink 08:58:54 pm, by Melba
Categories: Culture

Preserving our Jamaican Folklore

Most of us over 35 years of age grew up hearing of creatures of horror in Jamaican Folklore such as ‘Rolling Calf’, ‘Duppies’, ‘Jonkunnu Devil’ and fictitious characters such as Anancy. Our parents, aunts, uncles, grand parents and family friends took gr… 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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