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Category: Commentary

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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 »
Permalink 03:02:10 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, Travel

Travelling with Animals

You are preparing for a trip by air and you want to take your beloved pet with you, so you ask, can I take my pet? To answer your question, you need to answer the following questions; · Are you travelling domestic or international? · Are you physically… more »
Permalink 02:40:26 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, Travel

Baggage Allowances

When booking your travel arrangements, you should always take into consideration your baggage needs. Depending on the purpose of your trip and the length of your stay, how many bags do you need to carry? Does the carrier that you are booking allow free b… more »

02/19/17

Permalink 09:09:54 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, Travel

Flight Choice

Everyone knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Hence when choosing a flight, a straight flight between two destinations should be best as it takes the least time. What about cost? Sometimes you will find connecting fligh… more »

02/06/17

Permalink 06:03:46 pm, by Melba
Categories: Education, Commentary, Travel

How to read your Flight Times

The most common reason why passengers miss their flights is because they misunderstood the travel times on their itinerary. Each airline does ‘their own thing’ when it comes to how the flight times should be written on the Passenger’s Itinerary Receipt,… more »
Permalink 05:39:59 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, Travel

Airline Tickets Explained, what are the elements of cost on my Airfare

There are several avenues to get an airline ticket today. You can go online to the airlines website or a third-party travel site. You can call a travel agency or a tour operator. Or you could go into an airline ticket office. Irrespective of how or where… more »

01/19/17

Permalink 06:56:03 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Happy New Year 2017

The year 2016 is over and what a year it was. Within our personal lives, we all enjoyed some positive and happy times as well as some trying and challenging ones. Some of us had to duel with health issues either for ourselves or a family member. Some enj… more »

12/10/16

Permalink 12:02:38 am, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Jamaica’s Performance at the World Travel Awards 2016

The World Travel Awards (WTA) recognizes excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. In fact, the awards have been referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry by The Wall Street Journal. Top hotels, airlines, travel agencies and ca… more »

12/05/16

Permalink 01:56:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Who is Raising your Child

Most persons in their sixties who grew up in Jamaica will tell you that they were raised by their grandparents. Yes, Mommy and or Daddy were around, and would ensure the children went to school however Grandma was the person who was most in charge of the… more »
Permalink 01:53:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

General or Local Elections - Your Opportunity to make a Difference

Elections is a time when the citizens of a nation vote on who and which sets of ideals will govern their country. Depending on the type of Government practiced, usually there are two or more parties (political bodies) involved unless it’s a Monarchy or D… 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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