Can she return suddenly and get full custody of our son in Jamaica suddenly?
A fight developed at the school, and she took me to the criminal court after she had me locked up for a night for hitting her. After that she went to the Family Court in Jamaica to get full custody of my son. Can she really get our son?
Book Review: Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories confronts the subject of bullying by using a well-known Caribbean folk tale, "Anancy, Snake, and Tiger," in the multicultural setting of Miami, Florida.
A Conversation with Joelle "Wendy" Cohen Wright on her new book “A Soh It Goh!”
This week we interview Joelle “Wendy “ Cohen Wright who recently penned her second book “A Soh It Goh!”. Joelle "Wendy" Cohen Wright is fast becoming one of the Caribbean's well-loved comedy writers. With her irrepressible sense of humor and a flair for dramatics, Joelle's writing style has the right comedic timing that is sure to induce laughter through her storytelling abilities in Jamaican patois.
Review: Do the Reggae: A Celebration of Jamaican Culture through Film at BAM - New York
This year, Jamaica celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain. The essence of this celebration is the idea that Jamaica, as a nation, is a reflection of several key themes that relate to human survival. That a nation of little over 2.7 million people could have such a great impact on the world is a remarkable fact. It is then no doubt that Jamaica is blessed beyond belief with people who have remarkable talent, remarkable strength, and remarkable aspirations.
Jamaicans in Business - Interview: Urcia Pearson
This week in our “Jamaicans in Business” interview series we feature Urcia Pearson owner of GlamDuo™ . It is an Atlanta-based a full service Wardrobe Consulting and personal shopping firm. Urcia also has a blog “I Am Here For Style” which seeks to help anyone to stay in “style” on a limited budget. Here is our conversation with Urcia Pearson.
Interview with Jamaican photographer and author, David Muir
An interview with Jamaican photographer and author, David Muir. He recently published the book "Pieces of Jamaica" which is a collection of photographs that captures the candid beauty of the Jamaican people and its rich and diverse landscape.
Can my uncle chase us from family property in Jamaica?
Hi, I grew up on a property in Jamaica with my dad. The land was a family land where everyone just lived until they were old and died. There is a woman who married to one of the family members, and although not the owner she was paying the tax for my great great grand uncle as he could not read. So where my dad was alive he used to pay taxes by giving the lady money to pay.
Is this neighbour really selling my land in Jamaica, how can I stop him?
My family own land in Jamaica, and the brother that had the title died. The problem is that there is a man living who says he is the head of the committee for the community and he is selling my family land, or we have been told that he has. He does not have the title for this land, but we were told that he is gone to Kingston to try and get papers. What I want to know is what can I do to help my family in Jamaica as they are they are poor people farming to feed there family and the community. I live overseas I need to know what I can do to stop this man please. Thank you have a blessed day.
On the morning after the 2012 beach clean up of Ft Rocky by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), one of our staff members went to check on the site. There he found the mountain of waste taken off the beach by over 2,000 volunteers uncollected – the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) had been said to be “on their way” the previous afternoon.
Book Review: A Jamaincan’s Journey to Time and Patience: Broken Vows, Shattered Dreams, Redeeming Grace
A Jamaican’s Journey to Time and Patience is Derrick Garland Coy’s portrait of his multi-ethnic family whose African, Chinese, and European roots merge in Jamaica during the 1800s, then scatter across the globe in the mid 1900s, sending him on an odyssey to discover and fulfill God’s call in his life, heal family wounds, and share Christ’s message of redeeming grace and love.
Our Unity Is More Important Than The Remarks Of One Man - A Zimbabwean Response to President Mugabe
In the song Africa Unite, Bob Marley sang “How good and how pleasant it would be before God and man....to see the unification of all Africans... we can safely assume that Bob was expressing a yearning for the African diaspora at large.
Can I ever get a copy of the Will anywhere in Jamaica?
Hi good day. I would like to know how do I go about obtaining a copy of a will from the supreme court in Jamaica.
Book Review: My Darling You
A collection of six short stories set in Jamaica. They all deal with a love theme. From first love between teenagers to the aftermath of lost love for the more mature, love doesn't always end in 'happily ever after' even when there's a bit of fantasy thrown in. Each story provides food for thought about romantic love and relationships.
Book Review: New Beginnings
New Beginnings is a contemporary rags to riches tale set in the island of Jamaica. It gives us tantalizing glimpses of the Jamaican inner-city life along with the completely opposite lifestyle of the rich and famous. It also touches on the decisions that one girl has to make between two completely different lifestyles and two completely different men, one an inner city don and the other an uptown Casanova.
Can I pay taxes for my Jamaica property from America?
I'd love to pay my property taxes from the New York, America (USA). Can one can apply to get the amount of property tax figures he/she owes from any website online. Do you know if it possible also to pay up taxes for property online.
Conversation with Kitty Fashionz Swimsuite designer, Jamaican Candice Peart
This week we have a conversation with Candice Peart the owner of Kitty Fashionz. Candice is a young, ambitious, woman, aspiring to show her creativity through various art forms. In June of 2008, Candice began designing clothing and found she had a passion for swim wear. Candice’s brand for her swim line, has been featured in multiple fashion shows in Jamaica. She is an upcoming Jamaican designer and one to watch. Here is our conversation with Candice.
My Personal Bolt Story: Why For Me Usain Can Do No Wrong!
With the euphoria of the 2012 London Olympics all but waning, I have listened to all the discussion in the public arena about the whys and the wherefores of Usain and his personality, prowess, longevity and the like! But I tell you, none of those discussions hold much weight for me because of my personal experience with Usain Bolt. This story I have shared with a few when I speak in defence of Usain whenever I hear any ill-word about him.
Book Review: The Unrepentant Mother
This is the story of a little boy, who was left in Jamaica by his mother when he was 6 months old. He was living with his maternal grandmother. He was then given the chance to go live with his mother in Canada. But when he went there, he met a mother he had never met before. He came to learn something about her that he wished he had never known.
Immigration: The Application Process for DEFERRED ACTION is Now Open to The Public
On August 15, 2012 Immigration opened the application process for Deferred Action for children and certain individuals. This means that Immigration is now accepting applications for this new immigration benefit. You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if...
How do I sell Jamaican land from overseas?
I spoke to you about 30 minutes ago and gave you my email address and phone number. I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty to email you first as, I am seeking your guidance as how would I go about selling land in Jamaica when both parties whose names are on the title live overseas.
Book Review: The Preacher and The Prostitute
Maribel struggled to forget her past, when she dabbled in prostitution, made porn videos and was a nude poster girl. She became a Christian and made a decision to use her singing talent to glorify God. However, she quickly realized that a young, single, attractive, talented girl was never going to remain unnoticed at church.
A “SimStar” is Born: An Interview with a Aspiring Tennis Star Simone Vranov-Brown
This week we interview a vibrant young lady who makes her mark on the tennis court. Born to a former Jamaican Olympian and a mother from Denmark, Simone Vranov-Brown is an aspiring tennis star whose determination and discipline are bound to make her a household name. Simone is ranked 219 in the US and 43 in Florida and is striving to earn her world ranking by the end of this year. Her overall goal is to be the next Grand Slam champion!
Book Review: Toy Soldiers
Stephen Thompson's brave story centres on the plight of Gabriel Powers, a man who finds himself in a hostel for addicts after the most frightening flight from Hackney and the world of crime he grew up in. For Gabriel to come to terms with his addiction, he must first confront his demons, and although his hostel worker and lover Marcia is there to help him, the journey to back to the wastelands of West London is harrowingly and brilliantly recreated.
Movie Review : Heart of Summer
Well-read moviegoers will appreciate the references to classic Shakespearean characters Romeo and Juliet and the fair maiden Ophelia as they take in the warm and fuzzy, yet heart wrenching story of Omari and Naomi in the recently released film Heart of Summer. Indeed, the story of forbidden love is a universal one. However, Jamaican-born Director Adrian Allen puts a new twist on it, incorporating modern urban life, Caribbean sensibilities, and religious issues that build to a compelling crescendo.
Jamaica's home-based track and field programmes working
The success of Jamaica's track and field programme over the last two Olympic Games can almost be credited to the decision of MVP Track Club and in recent times Racers Track Club's decision to keep its athletes here in Jamaica for training.
How do I get a title for property, can you recommend a lawyer please?
Hi, I've been following your articles. I need to obtain my title for a property in Jamaica, who or how can I get that done. can you recommend a lawyer to me. Please?
A Conversation with Jamaican Vivienne Chance the executive producer of the film the "Heart of the Summer"
This week we interview Vivienne Chance the executive producer of the film the "Heart of the Summer". The movie is set to be released for screening on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8pm at the South Florida Film Festival. Vivienne has been working in the film industry since 2003 along with Director and Cinematographer Adrian Allen. Together they own Steadyimage Film and Video Productions. Some of her projects include: Writing and producing the animated cartoon series, Ananse The Spider, being a part of the production team and the official voice of the annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Producing the live stream and live social media experience at the annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Producing HBO specials for The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2011 and 2012, various music video productions, including Billy Ocean's newest "The Question is" to mention just a few. The Heart of the Summer was made with Jamaican actors and a Jamaican production team in and around South Florida. Here is our conversation with Vivienne.
Did the executor, caretaker, lawyer steal my aunt's Jamaican property through fraud?
I would love to know what is going on with my aunt's property in Jamaica, and if possible get my name on it. My aunt died shortly after she bought property and built up a house. She and her husband had no children, so they adopted me and raised me. My aunt's husband with a lawyer, went to probate court and replaced her name with his name only on the title after she died.
The Bolt Effect ©
We are able to embrace these moments in time with honor and gentle dignity, and respect for ALL, including those who might not have been as kind to us in the past. Let us lead by our finest examples of graciousness, dignity, compassion, and love.
A Conversation with A Possible 2016 Olypmian, Jamaican Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom
As we are learning from the 2012 Olympics, Jamaica is more than Track and Field. This week we have a conversation with diver Yona Knight-Wisdom, a young Jamaican diver who hopes to represent Jamaica in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Usain Bolt Wins Consecutive Gold in Olympics 200M
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran 19.32 to win the Olympic 200m title. He became the 1st person in the history of the Olympics to win consecutive gold in 100M and 200M. His training partner Yohan Blake was second in 19.44 and fellow teammate Warren Weir was third in 19.84.
Race and Class Interaction in Jamaica - And its Impact on the World
In all my years in Jamaica, I never once was asked to identify my “race.” So I find it discomfiting to respond to the questions I frequently get here in America - when I have to fill out some government document, for example. It seems absurd to describe myself as Caucasian or African-American or Hispanic or Pacific Islander… or whatever. All I know about being Caucasian is that there are some mountains in Russia by that name. I have never laid eyes on the vast continent of Africa, don’t speak Spanish and couldn’t find the Pacific Islands on a map of the world.
Jamaica's National Heroes: Their Legacy 50 Years Later
Jamaica is a country in the Caribbean that is well noted for its beautiful surroundings, warmth and magnificent cuisine. However, Jamaica is much more than a sparkling gem within the Caribbean community. The island has been blessed to have been home to notable Jamaicans who fought long and courageously to bring awareness to conditions that still plague our world today. Citizens such as The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, The Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe, The Right Excellent Nanny Sharpe of The Maroons, The Right Excellent George William Gordon, The Right Excellent Paul Bogle and The Right Excellent Norman Washington Manley. These individuals have been memorialized in Jamaica's History as National Heroes, not because they created one, death defying act of heroism, but because they made it their life's work to promote Heroism each and every day of their lives.
Updates & Images of Usain Bolt's Historic 100m Olympic Win
See Images of Usain Bolt Historic 100m Olympic Win. Keep updated on the Team Jamaican at the Olympic games in London. See the schedule for each day and results for each event. Join the online discussions about the Olympics.
Can my grandmom get Jamaica title as only surviving child without the other grandchildren interfering?
My grandmother wants to get a title for a property left to her and her sisters by her dad. She alone has been paying the taxes and now the children of her other siblings (who are all deceased) wish to claim what their mothers were to get. Can she get the title without any problems?
Double Standard for Jamaican Male & Female Athletes & Celebs: Sanya Richard-Ross
One of the realities of being Jamaican is that many of us have had to leave our beloved homeland in search of educational opportunities or employment. For some the decision was made by parents and others have made their own decisions. Reality is we all have to do what we can to survive. A soh it goh. I've noticed something really interesting. No one criticizes Donovon Bailey, Ben Johnson, Lynford Christie, and other male athletes for competing under the flags of other countries. No one dissed Jimmy Cliff or even Bob Marley when they living abroad. Shabba Ranks received a heros welcome when he returned to Jamaica after an extended absence. When it comes to female celebrities and athletes, it's a different matter. Merlene Ottey received a TON of criticism for competing for Slovenia. The latest casualty is Sanya Richard-Ross.
Review: Wayne Wonder's New York Birthday Bash
Wayne Wonder's Birthday Bash and Caught up Video Release at Crimson Nightclub on July 24, 2012. Wayne Wonder, flew into New York on Tuesday July 24 to celebrate his July 26th birthday at Club Crimson in downtown Manhattan. Hosted by Mr. Cee of Hot 97, and sponsored by countless supporters in the entertainment industry, the club was definitely thumping with hard reggae dancehall beats and Wayne Wonder songs spinning on the decks of the popular club and radio DJ.
Review: Patriotism Aglow On Emancipation Eve Another wonderful evening in ‘E-Park’, as it is fondly known, with the remarkable NDTC Dancers and Singers doing their mento thing, eyes fastened on them for as long as the performances lasted and no one bored or looking to lose their seats for any reason. E-Park was jam packed with thousands of folkscarrying balloons and flags or wearing some combination of black, green and gold; they came early eitherto secure a seat or to find a place that would be a perfect vantage point from which they could capture the view.
Sweet, Sweet Jamaica 50th Independence Celebration Independence is to black, green and gold as Jamaicans living abroad are to holding on dearly to their culture. If no other group of people is known all over the world for their global influence on music, food, fashion, and sports, it is Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora. As I reflect upon Jamaica’s Independence celebration in 1962, I am reminded of the high-spiritedness that accompanied it. Streets were filled with police and soldiers, marching bands and hoards of people on the sidewalk waving them along with their free black green and gold flags on a day that did not allow for rain, only for the hot, tropical sunshine.
Online Innovation Festival Day 1 - Videos and biographies of three innovative Jamaican organizations
Please join the Institute of Caribbean Studies and Jamaicans.com in celebrating Jamaica's 50th Anniversary by giving recognition to the struggles and achievements of Jamaica's visionaries. The Online Innovation Festival will run from August 6th to August 10th on the ImagineJamaica50 blog. Each day, videos and biographies of three innovative organizations will be posted. Representatives can be seen discussing their current projects and past achievements in their respective fields.