Jamaica Year in Review - Top Stories of 2014
The year 2014 brought changes and progress, as well as some sadness and setbacks, to Jamaica and the Caribbean. Governments enacted laws and struggled with a variety of economic and social issues as they attempted to reflect the people's will. Individuals in the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora made significant contributions over the year, both to their home countries and to their adopted lands. The business sector move forward with innovation and support for new endeavors. Artists and entertainers made their mark around the world, providing their unique regional perspectives. Athletes from Jamaica and the Caribbean continued to overcome challenges and push themselves to ever higher levels of performance. In short, 2014 was an eventful and active year. Here are our picks for the Top 10 stories of the year.
Watford Hill Primary School: A Model for the Jamaican Diaspora
Something wonderful is taking place at the Watford Hill Primary School; it should be a model for the Jamaican Diaspora. The Watford Hill Primary School was established in 1896, is owned by the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) and is located in the parish of Hanover in the rural community of Woodlands. It is a small school with 77 students and 3 teachers, a part time reading coach, and the principal. Most of the students are from the community with only a few from other neighboring communities.
VIDEO: Christmas advise White Yardie on getting the most food at a dinner
Have you ever gone to a friend or family dinner where the food is exceptionally good and you want to take home a "big plate" for yourself? How do you take home the “biggest plate of food” without looking too “gluttonous”. Comedian White Yardie shows us how to do this.
VIDEO: Watch These Jamaican Teenager Boy Men Serenade & Bring Their High School Sweethearts To Tears On Graudation Day
These teenagers do an amazing job serenading their high school sweethearts on graduation day. They bring the teenage girls to tears. Listen to their great rendition of the Boy's to Men hit song, "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday".
What Legacy Will Bill Cosby Leave Us?
There are so many angles to the Bill Cosby 'holy crapola batman' situation. Personally, I’ve started to think that there is more than enough to demand a public 'grand jury' on his moral standing. I never invested much in previous stories but one would be foolish to try to avoid the weight of numbers over the time. Not that I’m saying that I believe that he did what he is accused of doing, but I’m now inclined that way.
VIDEO: See What Happens When A Jamaican Grandfather “Drops” Legs to Ska – Amazing Dance Moves
Do you think you have dance moves? Do you think you are too old to be dancing? See what happens when a Jamaican Grandfather “Drops” legs to Jamaican Ska music. He has some amazing dance moves
VIDEO: Jamaican Rastaman Has the World’s Longest Dreadlocks After Growing it for 40 years
This Jamaican Rastaman has been growing his dreadlocks for 40 years. He should be in the Guinness World records books.
VIDEO: Jamaican Nurse, Sidia Rose, who treated the African Ebola patient in the Texas hospital speaks to CBS 60 Minutes
Hear what the Jamaican Nurse, Sidia Rose, who treated the African Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in the Texas hospital had to say to CBS 60 Minutes TV show.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending October 3rd, 2014
Goat Islands Still under Consideration for Development | Jamaicans Dismiss Scientific Explanations for Chikungunya Virus | Government to Use Technology to Track Public Sector Workers | Golding Says Legislation Drafted for Decriminalization of Marijuana | ISIS Crimes Lead Montague to Table Motion in Senate | Disagreement over State Funding of Political Parties | Doctors in Jamaica Say They Are Not Ready to Handle Ebola | Long Delays for Treatment at Hospitals in Kingston Due to Protests | Jamaican Brings Island Cuisine to Berlin | Police in Trinidad Deny Killing Jamaican | Serbia Holds Promise for Jamaica, Says Honorary Consul | Opposition Leader Holness in UK | London Festival Scheduled for October 25-26, 2014 | Caribe Tv to Bring Caribbean Culture to Television in United Kingdom | Jamaican Artists, Locally and in the Diaspora, Called to Jamaica Biennial | Jamaican Author Calls for Greater Recognition of "colon Man" | 40 Medals in Total Won by Jamaica at Tae Kwon Do Competition | Team Manager Says Windies Ready to Meet India | Hue Should Drop Lawsuit, Says JFF | Jamaica Sport Agency to Enhance Island's Sports Tourism
LOWE & BEHOLD: Jamaican Chinese Trace Roots From Harlem To Circa BC
Nell Vera Lowe was no ordinary woman. Despite the fact she struggled to make ends meet after migrating to New York to settle on one of the most crime-riddled blocks in Harlem she had extraordinary dreams and perhaps that is why she is the subject of a documentary film featured during the recent Urbanworld Film Festival.In a 59-minute documentary feature directed by Jamaican Chinese filmmaker Jeneatte Kong, Lowe’s revealing life-story unfolds to reveal the path she took at age 27 arriving in the Village of Harlem in 1945.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending September 26th, 2014
Pickersgill Says Jamaicans Still Have Confidence in the PNP | Alpha Boys' School Gets New Name | Taylor Warns Against "false Sense" of Security after Recent Rains | Patterson, Former Jamaican Prime Minister, Wantsto End Ties with UK | National Reparations Commission Says Island Due J$416.3 Trillion | Government Reviews Ban on E-Cigarettes | Supreme Court Building Fumigated Due to Chikungunya Fears | Entrepreneurs to Adopt Prudent Business Practices | New Jamaican Envoys to South Africa, Canada, T&T Named | College Loses License, Student's Future Uncertain | Jamaican Ramsay-Hale Named Chief Justice of Turks and Caico | Jamaican Founder of UK-based Charity to Receive Award | Jamaican Birthright Programs Revived by Grace Kennedy | Jamaican Physician Named as Ethicist at Carpha | Local Families, Diaspora to Join in Sunday Dinner Project | Diaspora-sponsored Project Helps 225 Cataract Patients in Manchester | Yohan Blake Pays $52 Million to Government for Property in St. Andrew | Fraser-pryce Named Ambassador Special Envoy | Blake Recovering from Surgery for Injured Hamstring | Doctors in Jamaica May Have More Influence after Fifa Ruling
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending September 19th, 2014
Marijuana Decriminalization Moves Forward, Rastas Welcome Changes | Family of Mario Deane Rejects Government Help with Burial | Jamaica Expresses Support for "Cuban Five" | No Need for Deep-water Search Equipment, Says Lewin | Million Man March Comes to Jamaica | Parliament Will Review Sexual Offenses Act | Williams Officially Takes Leadership of Police | Regulator Takes Ocg to Court over Report on Process of Project Bid | Funeral for Hopeton Lewis Held in New York | Nambian Film to Feature Jamaican Intellectual Stuart Hall | Winner of Jamaica Independence Essay Contest 2014 Announced | Defeated NY Candidate Expresses Gratitude for Support | Patterson Reigns as Miss Jamaica UK | Collection of Sound System Operator in UK Stolen | Aviation Industry Looking to Make Caribbean Travel Easier | Campbell Brown Motivated after Victory at IAAF Continental Cup | West Indies Has Huge Win over Bangladesh | Russell Leads Team to Three-wicket Victory | Schafer Promises Jamaica to Be Strong for Finals of 2014 Caribbean Cup
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending September 12th, 2014
Small Plane Crashes near Jamaica | Kellier, Charles Move to End Poverty among Jamaicans with Disabilities | 40 Years of History Collected, Exhibited at National Gallery | Underage Drinker Program Goes into Effect | Low Suicide Rate on Island No Reason to Celebrate | Dixon Resigns, Harvey Named Acting Permanent Secretary | Politics Should Not Be a Factor When Addressing Chikungunya | Vaz Trial to Begin in February 2015 | U.S. Embassy Praises Jamaican Authorities Responding to Plane Crash | Number of Child Abuse Cases in Jamaica Rose in 2013 | Jamaican Actor Stars in Panamanian Film | Paralyzed Jamaican, Held on Drug Charges in Trinidad, Released | In the UK, Bisexual Jamaican Released from Detention | Jamaican Candidate in New York Primary Loses to Haitian | Ministry for Overseas Jamaicans Desired by MP Parchment | Association Recognizes Williams' Appointment as Police Commissioner | Three Jamaicans Win at Iaaf World Challenge | Johnson Still among the Best | Women's Premiere League Mid-season Final Scheduled for Stadium East | Williams to Represent Caribbean in Iaaf Continental Cup
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending September 5th, 2014
Gay Rights Activist Drops Challenge to 1854 Law | UWI Only Island University Endorsed by UCJ | 2014 Coffee Crop Smallest in Five Years | National Gallery of Jamaica Praised by Hanna | U.S. Civil Rights Attorney Joins Legal Team Representing Deane Family | Opposition Party Objects to Jamaica's Imf-oriented Policy | Four Jamaica Police Officers Arrested on Blackmail Charges | Deane Autopsy Confirms Death from Beating | JAMPRO to Head Delegation at China Business Conference | Impact of Caribbean Americans Could Increase with Census Numbers | Huge Crowds Celebrated West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn | Caribbean Culture Celebration Marred by Killing, Injuries | Jamaican Running for State Assembly Seat to Represent Brooklyn | "Jamaican Mafia" Patrons Disappointed at Scheduled Premiere Event | Golden Krust Food Chain Sues Rival over Name Rights | Marie Gill, Jamaican Entrepreneur, Named Influential Businesswoman | Senior Team Wins Gold at Taekwondo World Cup | In Spite of Illness Kerron Stewart Wins 100 Meters in Berlin | Bolt Wins Honors in Cricket; Singh Wins in 100 Meters | WICB Keeps Policy Intact for Regional Players
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 29th, 2014
New IMF Loan Approval Expected | Private Sector Representatives Not Impressed by Goat Islands | Police Seize Cocaine on Jamaican Wharves | Demonstrators Protest Bus Fare Increase | Jamaican Fbi Agent Rejected by Police Services Commission | Rattigan Surprised to See Application Rejected | Water Commission Partners with Private Firm | Former Agriculture Minister Clarke Dies | Jamaican Diaspora Ready to Partner with Government | South Florida Enjoys Independence Celebrations | Health Sector in Jamaica Aided by Diaspora | Protest Planned in New York to Address Death of Mario Deane | Jamaican National Arrested in Philadelphia for Drug Trafficking | Diaspora Feels "dissed" by Rejection of Fbi Officer's Job Application | Howard University 2014 Freshmen Include 22 Jamaicans | Jamaican Film Maker Nominated for Award at T&T Film Festival | Bolt Sets New Indoor Record | Whyte Wins Gold in Women's 200 Meters | Spencer, Three Other Jamaicans Win at Birmingham | Sprinter Bolt to Play Cricket in India
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 22nd, 2014
City Twinning to Benefit to Black River | Reduced Funding Impacts Human Rights Lobbies | Fire Brigade Receives Donation from Petrojam | U.S. Government Allows New Appeal for Buju Banton | Davies Announces Hikes in Bus Fares | River Miners in Clarendon Told to Make Sand | 200 Percent Increase in Senior Bus Fares Worrisome | Bus Fare Hikes to Be Protested by Opposition | Wayne Golding Elected to Diaspora Advisory Board | New Jersey Welcomes Member of Jamaican Parliament | Global Video Challenge Won by Jamaica Youth Theater | Baltimore to View Premiere of Marley Musical | Brown Encourages Jamaicans to Participate in Diaspora Survey | Gabriel Walters Plays Music Around the World | Jamaican Diaspora Remitted Us$16 Billion over a Ten-year Period | Kenneth Benjamin to Be Honored by American Friends of Jamaica | Bolt Wins in 100-meters in Rio | Hyde to Focus on Track | Jamaica to Compete in Hockey World League | Hyde Leads Jamaicans to Good Start at World Youth Competition
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 15th, 2014
Government Gets Millions in Alleged Illicit Assets | Water Management Contract Signed by Jamaica and Brazil | De La Haye Says Ganja Decision Should Be Based on Science, Not Votes | JLP Wants Human Rights Commission Created | Harris Calls for More Recognition of Maroons | National News Network in U.S. Features Jamaican Bamboo House | Deane Death Prompts Audit of All Those in Police Custody | Improvement Needed Students' English Performance, Says Thwaites | Enterprise Golf and Tennis Event Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend | Yutzy to Lead Food for the Poor 5k Walk/Run on November 8 | Clare Says Fewer Jamaicans Will Live in U.S. In the Future | Government to Help Kimani Ffriend, Incarcerated Basketball Player | Diaspora Revival Sought by Jamaicans in Southern United States | Jamaican Doctor Helps with Ebola Crisis in West Africa | Jamaican Students Head to Canada for Junior Achievement Competition | Dr. Basil Morgan Receives Marcus Garvey Unia Award | over 1,000 Participants Register for Tae Kwon Do World Cup | Fraser-pryce to Run in Birmingham Grand Prix | Powell Achieves First Win in More than a Year | Jamaica Beats Trinidad and Tobago in First CPL Playoff
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 8th, 2014
Cemex Encourages Building of Concrete Roads | Jamaica Students Opt for Studying in China | Government Receives Donation of C$5 Million from Canada | "Smart" Technology to Be Applied in Jamaica's Shantytowns | Government to Create Fbi-type National Agency to Fight Crime | Jamaicans Urged to Take Active Role in Shaping Future of the Nation | Two Days of State Mourning for Former Governor General Cooke | Henry Says Jlp a Major Help for North-south Highway Link | Food for the Poor Has New Executive Director | Jamaica's Government Attempts to "map" Diaspora | Demonstration at London Embassy Targets Anti-gay Law in Jamaica | Diaspora Advisory Board Elections Open for Southern USA | Clarke Supports Obama on Immigration Plans | Court Rules Jamaican May Stay in Cayman Islands Pending Legal Review | Jamaican Prosecutor in Running to Lead High Court in Florida | Spencer Receives First Gold for Jamaica in Women's 400-meter Hurdles | Taylor Brings Tallawahs Three Wins in a Row at CPL | Bolt Adds to Jamaican Gold with Win in 4x100-meter Relay | Coach Arthur Says Tallawahs Still Have Work to Do
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 1st, 2014
JAMPRO Enhances Image with New Office | New Prepaid Electricity Service Slated for End of 2014 | Women's Federation Born of History of Strong Women | Officials Plan "zero Tolerance" on Rules for Personal Watercraft | Controversial Tax Bills Passed by Senate | Jamaica Rare Earths Project on Hold | Drought in Jamaica Results to Crop Losses of $8 Million | Eight JCF Members Fined $650,000 Each Following Conviction | U.S. President Honors Retired Jamaican-born Air Force Officer | 100th Anniversary of Marcus Garvey Organization Celebrated | In Atlanta, Jamaicans Celebrate 52nd Anniversary of Independence | Raymond Chang, Businessman and Philanthropist, Dies | Food Lovers Joined Together at Jamaican Jerk Festival in Queens | First Online Video Portal for Blacks in Uk Launches | Government Committed to Making Stronger Ties with Diaspora | Jamaicans in Dubai to Celebrate 52nd Anniversary on August 6 | Jamaican Women Sprinters Take Medals in 100-Meters in Glasgow | Riley Wins Men's 110-meter Hurdles Gold Medal | Richards, Bailey-cole Achieve Gold-Medal Finishes | Jamaicans Win Women's 400-meters, Triple Jump, 110-Meter Hurdles
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 25th, 2014
Government Creates Policy to Reduce Poverty | Drought in Jamaica Getting Worse, Says Pickersgill | Former Police Officer Gets Sentenced for Fraud | Watching World Cup Meant Lower Murder Rate | Teachers Receive Computer Tablets in E-learning Project | Jamaica Drops in Ranking on Human Development | Shaw Believes Tax Collection Act Amendments Are "Unconstitutional" | Amnesty International Calls for Transparency in Ellington Case | Jamaican Spends Summer at Alaska Camp | Delayed Visa for Doctor Angers JDCF | Jamaican-born Convict Saved from Deportation from UK | Jamaicans in United States Prepare for Future | Jamaican Ganja Featured at Policy Meeting on Drugs in Budapest | Tourist Board Sets up in Glasgow | First Jamaican Association Formed on Staten Island | Three Jamaicans Have Lunch with Queen Elizabeth II | Henry Looking to Boost Badminton Locally with Commonwealth Games | Spencer Keeps Winning Streak Going | Alia Breaks 50-meter Breaststroke Record in Glasgow | In Oregon, Jamaicans Fight Cold and Rain to Advance in World Juniors
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 18th, 2014
Government Action Not Possible in Voip Dispute | Government Plans to License Psychologists | Cultural Center Opens in Montego Bay | New JLP Website to Reduce Dependence on Large Donors | Prisons Do Not Rehabilitate Adults, Says Auditor General | Bunting Says Funding Lost Due to Concerns about Human Rights | Agriculture Recovering from Recent Natural Disaster | Police Take Action on Homeless Men in New Kingston | Jamaican May Be First Female Bishop of Church of England | Jamaican Martial Artists to Defend Reputation in Florida | First Jamaican Bobsled Coach, Howard Siler, Dies | Poetry Fest to Feature Internationally Known Jamaican | 2014 Diaspora Community Honors Announced | Bartlett Wants Diaspora to Support Diplomacy | London Ceremony Dedicates Site for Statue of Mary Seacole | Jamaican Summer Camp Moves to United Kingdom | Blake Injured at Glasgow Grand Prix, Ashmeade Wins | Jamaican Women Win Caribbean Basketball Championship | Powell, Simpson Allowed to Return to Competition | ASAFA Powell Returns to Track
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 11th, 2014
Ferguson Emphasizes Cuban Cooperation in Report | Hylton, Baugh Argue over Economic Partnership Agreement | Canadian Group to Conduct Disaster Preparedness Exercise | Airports to Implement New Security Plans | Hanna Says Jamaica Not Ready for Same-Sex Families | Jamaican Will Not Extradite "death Squad" Ex-policeman | Jamaican Purple Yams Have Cancer-fighting Properties | Tavares-finson Says No Need for Caricom Commission on Ganja | Program at Miami Art Museum Examines Caribbean Films | Jamaican Taino Woman Proud of Her Heritage | Soccer Team in Philadelphia to Get Striker Brian Brown on Loan | "inspiring Woman" Honored by New York Liberty | Jamaican Sports Star, Forced to Leave Home, Has New Life in Norwich | Nominations Underway for Southern Usa Diaspora Representative | Vp Records Marks 35th Anniversary | Jamaicans in United Kingdom Warn Against Privatization | Parchment Sets Hurdles Record | Bolt, Fraser-pryce to Join Jamaican Team in Commonwealth Games | Jamaica Looks Overseas to Recruit Female Football Players | Boothe Wins Six Medals at Swimming Championships
Having a Party? Make It Jamaica Style! - How to have a Jamaican Themed Party
Now is the perfect time to invite your friends to a Jamaica-themed party, complete with tropical decorations, traditional foods, and lots of reggae music. The Jamaican theme can be carried throughout your party planning, beginning with the invitations.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 4th, 2014
News Laws Designed to Address Athlete Doping Difficulties | Chinese Businessmen Attacked in May Pen | Many Government Websites Vulnerable to Hacking | Thousands of Jamaicans Protest Repeal of Buggery Act | Bunting Says Ellington Not Forced out of Job | Senate to Review Ganja Bill Aiming to Erase Criminal Records | Shaw Calls for Details on Government Spending of Loan | Pickersgill Recommends Preparations for Impact of El Nino | President of Jta Reaching out to Educators in Los Angeles | Jamaican Students to Study Medicine in Cuba | Police in Canada Arrest Jamaican Police Officer | Jamaican Ship Intercepted Carrying over 2,300 Pounds of Marijuana | Uk Denies Asylum to Bisexual Jamaica Due to "Dishonest Sexuality" | Israeli Magazine Features Recording Artiste Teflon | Jamaican Guilty of Running Prostitution Ring | Samuels Gains Recognition in Italy | Campbell-brown Wins 100 Meters, Spencer Wins 400-meter Hurdles | Knibb Wins in Discus Event at Jamaican Senior National | Dwyer Beats Weir in 200 Meters | Bolt Chosen for Jamaican 4x100 Relay Team for Commonwealth Games
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 27th, 2014
Jamaica Lacks Adequate Morgue Facilities | Barbados Says Myrie Has Been Paid | Ferguson Calls for Private Sector to Join in Promoting Health Tourism | Opposition Party Creates Economic Advisory Council | Three Police Officers Arrested on Corruption Charges | Hylton Succeeds in Getting "Gag Order" Lifted | Report from Child Development Agency Slams Children's Homes | Firefighters in St. Catherine Hampered by Lack of Equipment | Jamaica and Japan Celebrate "one Love" Festival | New Chief Justice of Turks and Caicos Is a Jamaican | Caribbean Investigative Tv Program to Air in South Florida | Jamaican Scholar Receives Research Fellowship to Israel | Jamaican High Commissioner to Uk given International Jurists Award | Simpson Miller Will Not Have Public Meeting with Nationals in Florida | In Guyana, Jamaican Students Conduct Counseling Sessions | Reggae Concert Set for July 4 at Niagara Falls, NY | Blake Will Not Compete at Commonwealth Games | Asafa Powell Will Run in France Prior to His Doping Hearing | New Zealand's Vettori to Join Jamaica Tallawahs | Bolt Says He Will Run in Commonwealth Games
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 20th, 2014
Court Allows Bain to Continue as Director of HIV/Aids Training Network | Health Ministry to Receive Donation from Food for the Poor | Youth Minister Demands Explanation about Sex Education Program | Jamaica Could See Marijuana "Rush" Due to Decriminalization | Over $500 Million Marked to Improve Agro-parks | Jamaicans for Justice Apologizes for Sex Ed Program | Caricom Nations Concerned about Jamaica's Ganja Decriminalization | Government Considers Legal Action Against JFJ | Jamaica's Poet Laureate Gives Reading in UK | Jamaican Culture Exhibit on View at Washington Embassy | Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant Celebrates Silver Jubilee | Miami Consulate Launches Essay Contest | Jamaican Teenager Receives Scholarships to Nine U.S. Universities | Burrell Roots for England at World Cup | Canadian Minister Marks Jamaican Diaspora Day | Jamaican Americans Honored in Florida | Nadal Falls to Jamaican Opponent | Blake Plans to Be at the Top by the End of the Season | Powell, Simpson Cleared to Compete | Fraser-pryce May Not Participate in Commonwealth Games
5 Best Jamaican Celebrity Quotes this Week!: "Who Said What?"
"I have held the Football World Cup all these country's playing for..." - Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top 5 Celeb quotes to find out!
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 13th, 2014
Police Want Streets Lights Erected at Ward Theater | Paulwell Believes Jamaica Can Lead Region in Renewable Energy | Family Association Seeks to Restore Values, Health | Pastor Donates Medical Supplies to Health Ministry | Jamaica, Russia Develop Stronger Relationship | Critics Warn of Problems Linked to Proposed Disability Act Changes | Clarify Book List Policy, Education Ministry Tells JTA | Government to Decriminalize Personal Possession of Marijuana | Florida Adds Residency Requirements for In-state Tuition | Guntley Presented with Professional Honor | Jamaicans Held in Haiti to Know Fate Soon | Jamaica Tourism Board Supports "Eat Jamaican" on Diaspora Day | Erskine Receives Tourism Award | Conservationists in Uk Concerned about Survival of Jamaican Iguana | Anancy Festival Slated for June 28 | Project Launched to Map Jamaican Diaspora | Usain Bolt Takes Pass at Ostrava, Paris Competitions | Jamaica Loses to France in Fifa Wolrd Cup Warm-up | Stewart Takes Place of Fraser-pryce at Grand Prix | In Oslo, Williams-mills, Spencer Achieve Victory
Top 10 Jamaican Comedian & Comedic Actors
Jamaicans can find humor in just about any situation. Comedy is not just an art in Jamaica but a way of life. This week, take a look at the top 10 influential Jamaican comedians & comedic actors, both past and present. From Miss Lou in the ’1950s', to Itty & Fancy Cat the ’2000s', we look at comedians & comedic actors who have played a defining role in Jamaican comedy. So without further ado, here are our top 10 Jamaican comedians & Comedic Actors:
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 6th, 2014
Jilani Presents Credentials to Jamaica's Governor General | Altered Seasonal Worker Program Unlikely to Hurt Jamaicans | Electricity Thieves Responsible for Increase on JPS Bills | Jamaican Land Authorities Offer Land Titles | Visa Requirements for Jamaicans Going to World Cup Revised | Prime Minister Criticized by Holness on Energy Project | Ex-police to Be Tracked | Prime Minister Will Not Fire Paulwell | Event Features Comedy to End Hunger in South Florida | Program Aims to Help Legal Residents Gain Citizenship | Connecticut Home to Many Jamaican Immigrants | Obama Names June as Month Recognizing Caribbean-american Heritage | Jamaican Government Intervenes in Deportation of Tommy Lee | Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Slated for July in New York | Jamaican Arrested in Bahamas Following US $3 Million Pot Find | Ex-convict from Jamaica Fights Deportation in U.S. | Ciccone to Represent Jamaica at Davis Cup | Kaliese and Novlene Win, Fraser-pryce Comes in Last | Gayle to Create Branch of Academy in Jamaica | Fraser-pryce Wins in Switzerland
Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"
"I'm just heterosexual and have always had a stance. Being heterosexual, being a woman and being a mother should give me enough right to embrace that about myself without offending anybody," - Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten Celeb quotes to find out!
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 30th, 2014
Police in West Kingston Make Peace with Residents | Jamaican Iguana Threatened by Chinese Port Project | Decriminalization of Marijuana Recommended | Jamaica Completes $50 Million Development and Growth Project | Lime Expands Subscriber Base, but Sees Revenues Decrease | Ministry Issues Guidelines for Jamaicans Going to World Cup | Jamaican Speller Advances in Scripps Spelling Bee | Patterson Urges More Understanding in Debate over Gay Issue | Simpson Miller Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree | Atlanta Celebrates Caribbean Festival of 2014 | Gambia Roots Festival 2014 a Success | Gay Community in New York Stops Queen Ifrica Performance | Jamaican DJ Indicted in Dakota Lottery Scam | American of Jamaican Heritage Serves as Aide to U.S. President | Jamaican Sound System Operator Dies at 80 | Scholarship Fund Created to Aid Jamaican Students | Jamaican Men Set Record at IAAF World Relays | Powell Appeals His Doping Ban | Under-21 and Reggae Youths Lead in Senior League Semi-finals | Organizer of Rankine Tennis Tournament Happy with Results
Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"
"I hope the younger artistes will take a page out of my book and think about longevity and not just getting a buss, because a buss does not mean that they have made it," - Do you know which Jamaican celebrity said that this week? See our top ten Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!
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Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 23rd, 2014
Spanish Town Faces Traffic Congestion | orrison Named Jamaica's First Science and Technology "Czar" | Rights Activist Says Prime Minister "betrayed" Gay Voters | Entertainment Registry to Be Created in July 2014 | University Removes Professor Brendan Bain from Directorship | Children a Major Priority for Jamaican Government | Two Kingston Police Arrested Without Bail | UWI Picketed in Show of Support for Fired Professor | London to Celebrate 52nd Anniversary of Jamaican Independence | Jamaican Designers Featured at Black Dress Event in NYC | Jamaican Carnival Expected to Transform Commonwealth Games | Jamaican Woman in Ireland Victim of Hate Crime | Foundation Brings Jamaican Culture to Diaspora | Canada Suffers Shortage of Patois Interpreters | Jamaican One of 12 Designers to Win Award of Excellence | Jamaican Dave Productions to Provide Show in Philadelphia | Jamaican Williams-mills Wins 400 Meters in Shanghai | Bolt Not Included in Jamaican Squad | Jamaican in Second round of Tennis Competition in Germany | Kemarley Brown Clocks 9.93
Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"
We need to see the support in album sales. Exalt your support for the music in the record sales, that’s the real support. By purchasing the album it makes the artiste feel worthy,” - Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great celebrity quotes to find out!
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 16th, 2014
Thwaites Says Youth Culture Not "Conducive" to Student Achievement | Kingston Sees Major Police Presence | Senior Police Superintendent Convicted of Corruption | EU Provides J$11.5 Billion in Aid to Jamaica | Mitchell Tels Government to Teach History and Civics | Plan for National Prison Revised | Forbes Sentenced to Six Months Hard Labor or Fine of $800,000 | Airlines Flying Again after Huge Fire at Sangster International | Jamaican Singers Participate in Gambia Roots Festival | Uk to Hold Fourth Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference | New York to Be Site of Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival | Jamaican Lesbian Leader to Visit California to Discuss Activism | Homeless Jamaican Man in Uk Refuses Money Raised to Help Him | Jamaican Jazz Singer Performs in Florida | Legalize Cannabis, Jamaican Poet Tells Gambia | Web Platform Launched by Jampro to Enhance Global Reach | Ashmeade Wins Doha 200 Meters | Fraser-pryce Wins 100 Meter at Doha Opener | Three Jamaicans Victorious at Cayman Invitational | Longest Ocean Race in the World to Moor in Jamaica
Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"
"Hardcore dancehall music is promoted more than reggae. People are forced to accept what is being fed to them" - Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great Jamaican quotes to find out!
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 9th, 2014
Groups Call for Government to End Power Plant Project | Unicef: Jamaican Boys Suffer Physical and Verbal Abuse | Allen Says Government Is "Pitiful" at Managing Solid Waste | World Bank Provides Jamaica with New Lending Program | Campbell Wants to Revive Abortion Debate | Environment Trust Wants Clear Boundaries for Cockpit Country | Report on Teachers Alarms Parents | Clean-up of Middle Cay Undertaken by Conch Fishers | Jamaican Honored at Concert in New York | Florida to Allow In-state Tuition for Undocumented Caribbean Students | Hendrickson Receives 2014 Martin Luther King Award | UK Radio Host Says "gay Is New Defense" Against Deportation | Reggae Ambassador Award given in Toronto | Demarco Arrives in Uganda for Second Performance | Private Club in Glasgow to Be Site of Jamaica House | Festival in New York to Celebrate Jamaican, Caribbean Heritage | Richards-ross, Fraser-pryce Headline 11th JII Competition | Blake's Doping Ban Reduced after Appeal to CAS | Blackwood Achieves First Hundred | Rickman, Russell Win Gold, Silver
Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"
"Open-minded music is music that does not have any limits or boundaries on it. So everyone can get into it, because it's not in a box, it's not in a prison. It is free music" - Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!