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Category: Commentary

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11/01/05

Permalink 09:06:18 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Jamaica's Inner City Communities

Jamaica’s inner city communities are plagued with many problems. Many believe that the root of the troubles stem from the ‘gang leaders’ and ‘Dons’ that control these communities. These persons ‘run things’. Even though most of them work nowhere and have… more »

10/31/05

Permalink 04:10:24 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, News

Jamaica's Most Wanted Killed

Yesterday, October 30, 2005 the security forces shot and killed Donovan ‘Bulbie’ Bennett, Jamaica’s most wanted man. Bennett the leader of the ‘Clansman’ gang of Spanish Town, St. Catherine has been on the police most wanted list for over 10 years. Also… more »

10/30/05

Permalink 05:56:05 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Country life Nice

Broadgate, St. Mary Yesterday my husband and I were invited to the country by friends. It was one of ‘the guys’ birthday, not that we need an excuse to get together and enjoy good food and fellowship. So after doing our regular Saturday chores we he… more »

10/28/05

Permalink 10:06:28 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, News

Missionaries of the Poor Shot and Killed

Today Father Richard Holung and the Missionaries of the Corpus Christi premises at 3 North Street, downtown Kingston are in morning. Two of their brothers’ young trainee priests Suresh Barwa from India and Marco Laspuna from the Philippines were shot an… more »

10/25/05

Permalink 03:08:53 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Jamaican Children at Risk

As the crime situation continues to deteriorate in Jamaica the incidents of abduction, rape and murders seem to have become the order of the day. Not only have these monsters targeted our women but incidents of attacks on our children have also escalated… more »

10/21/05

Permalink 11:08:17 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

The Jamaican Economy looks Gloomy

As an ordinary everyday Jamaican with no official financial background except for my own personal finances I do believe that the future of this country is in jeopardy. Maybe I’m missing something but I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel Today… more »

10/07/05

Permalink 10:18:25 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Tivoli Gardens Raid

On Tuesday October 4, 2005 a joint police and military operation was conducted around 3:00am in the morning in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston. The aim was to apprehend key suspects in the murder of three police men in early May and search for illegal fire… more »

10/06/05

Permalink 06:47:36 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary, News

Barnes Avenue Massacre

On Wednesday, October 05,2005 at around 3:00am gunmen firebombed a house on Barnes Avenue in Maxfield Avenue, South West St. Andrew. Four persons representing three generations from one family were burnt to death as their killers stood guard outside thei… more »

09/29/05

Permalink 09:59:51 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Jacques Road in Turmoil Again

Once again Jacques Road, off Mountain View Road in Kingston is the focus of much attention. In three days one man, three women and a three month old infant was shot and killed by gunmen. Also six homes were destroyed by fire as gunmen threw a firebomb in… more »

09/27/05

Permalink 10:17:07 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Portmore leg of Highway 2000

Toll roads exist today worldwide as alternate routes to other major roadways. To relief congestion in traffic Governments will (without disturbing the already existing arrangements) offer another route. In other words one has an option. The toll roads us… 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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