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Category: Commentary

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05/27/10

Permalink 10:03:40 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary, News

Labourless day (for all except the security forces)

May 23 marks a public holiday in Jamaica, that really isn't much of a holiday... this holiday is labour day. Now I saw that labour day isn't much of a holiday because while normally holidays are days of rest and relaxation on the mind, in Jamaica labour… more »

05/26/10

Permalink 11:58:57 am, by amilnal
Categories: Politics, Culture, Commentary, News

The People's Republic of Tivoli Gardens

Now, I used to say that my country was the only country in the New World aka Western Hemisphere that did not have a history of civil unrest against the state. Well, that horse has left the stable. It is with much sadness that I say that this day has been… more »

05/24/10

Permalink 01:45:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Jamaica’s State of Emergency – Day 2

May 24, 2010:This morning I awoke to news of continued incidents of violence in Jamaica. Personally I have not seen or heard any signs of anything from where I am, above Hope Road, only the occasional helicopter flying overhead. However based on news r… more »
Permalink 12:41:26 am, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Jamaica under a State of Emergency

Today, Sunday May 23, 2010 as my family and I relaxed at home in Kingston, Jamaica we received a call from a friend overseas. “ Unnu alright?” “Sure, why u asks” “ Mi hear se Jamaica a bun down, 2 police station down town has been torched and riot de… more »

05/23/10

Permalink 11:19:36 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Commentary, News, Weekly Rap-Up

The week beginning May 17th 2010

This week has been quite frankly the most exciting week we have seen for this entire year. Minus the fact that my Birthday fell in this week (sadly some events dampened my birthweek), it was truly one which brought alot of excitement to Jamaicans. I was… more »

05/21/10

Permalink 07:31:14 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Commentary, News

Tivoli Gardens on Lock Down...?

If this entire saga was to be put in a movie then where we are right now would be considered the Climax of the film.Yes things are heating up in Jamaica as people have now come out from all sides giving their support to Bruce, and to the "Prezzi" (nickna… more »

05/20/10

Permalink 12:32:19 pm, by amilnal
Categories: Culture, Commentary

Young Men and Virginity

As a youngster growing up in the midst of womanizers, I got some badideas that clashed with my rather ‘proper upbringing’1. One of those manybad ideas was focused on the concept of 'Virginity'. The surroundings inwhich I interacted expressed explic… more »

05/18/10

Permalink 03:30:14 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Commentary, News

The power of one (May 17, 2010 part 1)

I was really torn between typing an article regarding yesterday's activities, and focusing on the speech giving by Bruce Golding last night in his address to the nation. Then I realized I could simply type two different articles, so you consider this par… more »

05/15/10

Permalink 11:18:09 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Commentary

Police being illogical

When last have you been to a major sporting event at the national stadium. Say a football match or maybe champs, or any athletic event, well if you have been you will realize one thing... Traffic is horrible! The worst part about this immence traffic is… more »

05/14/10

Permalink 02:53:17 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Entertainment, Commentary, News

Dancehall Artists shot but recovering

So earlier this week I was receiving messages non stop that popular dancehall artist Oneil Edwards of the group Voicemail was shot and was in the hospital recovering from his injuries. The message also called for a word of prayer for a speedy recovery. O… 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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