The Signing Of the Articles of Pacification: Vintage Jamaica..Countdown to Jamaica's 50th Independence Celebration
A visual retrospective of key moment and events in the history of Jamaica. It was one of the most defining moments in Jamaican history, the likes of which had never taken place before. With the signing of the Articles of Pacification, on March 1, 1738, after prolonged relentless 80 year insurrection, a group of former slaves, were able to force former subjugators to not only have to bend to the idea of having to negotiate with ex-slaves, but walk away from those negotiations with not only a mutually beneficial agreement, but a recognizable and binding "Treaty".
Our Top 10 Picks of Miss Jamaican World
This week Danielle Crosskill was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2011. Here are our picks for Miss Jamaica World since 1976. These pick are not based only on beauty but popularity amongst the Jamaican people and contributions back to the Jamaican society. Be sure to add your favorites to this list. During the year leading up to Jamaica’s 50th Independence on August 6, 2012, each week we’ll be compiling a list of things celebrating Jamaican foods, music, culture, people and more.
On Our Radar: Things That Caught Our Interest This Week
Looking for something to do? Making plans for this week? Are you short on ideas? No Problem. Each week Jamaicans.com Editor-at-Large Karen Mitchell provides her picks of the top Jamaican/Caribbean things to do in Jamaica and abroad. Now you can plan your week and get out!!!
Top 16 Jamaican Track Athletes - Countdown to Jamaica's 50th Independence
Here are our picks for the Top 16 Jamaican Track Athletes (not in any order). This is not in any Even though Jamaicans athletes have represented other countries our list is limited to those who represented Jamaica internationally. Be sure to add your favorites to this list. During the year leading up to Jamaica’s 50th Independence on August 6, 2012, each week we’ll be compiling a list of things celebrating Jamaican foods, music, culture, people and more.
Five Jamaican Foods & Drinks We Gave the World - Countdown to Jamaica's 50th Independence
Here are our picks of "5 Jamaican Foods & Drinks" that Jamaica has given the world. During the year leading up to Jamaica’s 50th Independence on August 6, 2012, each week we’ll be compiling a list of things celebrating Jamaican foods, music, culture, people and more.
Vintage Jamaica - Countdown to Jamaica's 50th Independence
And indeed all focus was on Jamaica in 1966! Still in its independence infancy since only four years earlier allowed to release the secure grip of the "Mother" country England and finally allowed to stand on its figurative two feet and chart its own direction.
On Our Radar: Things that Caught Our Interest This Week
Looking for something to do? Making plans for this week? Are you short on ideas? Who and What's hot in the Jamaican Community? No Problem. Each week Jamaicans.com Senior Writer Karen Mitchell provides her picks of the top Jamaican/Caribbean things to do, people to watch and what to read in Jamaica and abroad. Now you can plan your week and keep up on the buzz!!!
On Our Radar: 5 Things That Caught Our Interest This Week - August 21 - 27, 2011
Looking for something to do? Making plans for this week? Are you short on ideas? No Problem. Each week Jamaicans.com Senior Writer Karen Mitchell provides her picks of the top Jamaican/Caribbean things to do in Jamaica and abroad. Now you can plan your week and get out!!!
A Jamaicans.com Love Story
I joined Jamaicans.com in 1997... unbelievably, fourteen (14) years ago. I was member number 400 and mash (can't remember exactly now). My motivation was a strong and driving need to reconnect with my people and my culture. After living first in Europe for a number of years and eventually ending up in Maryland, USA - I felt like I needed a shot of Jamaica. Never did I think that Jamaicans.com would be the place that I would meet a romantic interest, much less someone who would ultimately turn out to be my best friend and husband.
Speclarations – Jamaica Independence
Jamaicans all around the world flying the black, green and gold with pride. For no matter our concern at all that is wrong on JamRock is still our Yahd! The place where our navel string bury. Is still Jamaica, Land we Love! In Washington Der Capital… the usual fanfare will take place…the dinner gala, the church service -- but unfortunately not the Grand Market Day as money shortage this year has placed that on pause.
Jamaica 49th Independence Celebrations Across The World
On August 6th
2011 Jamaica celebrates its 49th
year of Independence. Across the globe, from Cuba to Africa to North America and the UK, celebrations are planned around the world. We have compiled a list of Jamaica Independence celebration across the world. You are invited to join the fun and festivities in your area. Here are the Jamaica’s 49th Independence events across the world.
Jubilee… Jubilee… Is Emancipation Day Jubilee… Jubilee… Is Emancipation Day …August 1st is the Anniversary of the Emancipation Day in 1838 for the former enslaved African peoples in the Brutish I mean British Empire. A Freudian slip. This year is ever special being declared the UN International Year for Peoples of African Descent.
Your Cell Phone - Friend or Foe?
For many people, if not most, their cell phone is their friend. Perhaps even their best friend. It's true, where would you be without it? You can be in constant contact nearly anywhere with friends, family and work. With the new smart phones it seems as though there is no end to what you can do. Some models have literally thousands of applications that you can download to do different things. I would like to share with you a different perspective on your cell phone.
We Are The Sum Of What We Read
There are numerous objects of demarcation between people who read, reason and write and those who do not. Oftentimes these objects distinguish between those who live in residential areas and those on skid row. An observer sees these objects and begins to generate stories about their proprietors. The verdant lawn behind the automatic gate is a rich man’s picnic ground. The dirty bucket balancing on the cracked building-blocks under the zinc shack is a poor man’s well.
June 2011 Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebrations Listing For The United States
On June 5, 2006, President George W. Bush issued a Proclamation designating June as Caribbean - American Heritage Month. Both the House and Senate, of the 109th Congress, unanimously approved H.Con.Res.71 on February 14, 2006. The measure was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) with the help and support of the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), Caribbean community leaders from across the nation, and friends of the Caribbean. See our comprehensive list of June 2011 Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebrations Events for the United States.
New Blog: Baby oh Baby Jamaica
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Baby oh Baby Jamaica". The Baby oh Baby Jamaica Blog was conceived because we found that not alot of us talk enough about the challenges and experiences of raising our Jamaican children. Therefore we wanted a place where Jamaican mothers and fathers are able share their experiences based on our Jamaican environment and experience.
Make the most of the International Year of Youth
In Jamaica the indolence, apathy and acquiescence normally associated with matters affecting youths persist. As youths we have two options, one, we can accept things as they are and continue turning a blind eye at the negation of our rights or two, we can take matters into our own hands like the youths of Guyana did.
This week's Yaad Info: Pimping the Port | Dog Doo-Doo Fight | Barbados Fingered in More Abuses
"Barbados - An island that reaches past all your stress & gets inside of you" Heeey!! Not our words...that's an actual quote from a Barbados tourism advertisement. But the latest news items sure do give that quote a WHOLE NEW perspective! We try to put a finger (c'mon, how could we let that pass?) on what may be the source of the latest Barbados PR woes. But first we've got a story of the woman who body-slammed a dog, and assaulted it's owner - all because of poop. The takeout restaurant that has cocain on the menu, and the Transport Minister's plea for locals not to pimp the newest port.
New Blog: Jamaican Beauty
Welcome to the Jamaican Beauty Blog. Please feel free to shed light on what you think is appealing to you and what is not when it comes to beauty. I am Simone and I am your beauty expert, but I need your help. See Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and my advice to you, YOU ARE THE BEHOLDER- while other people opinion count and other people see you… Please see yourself.
New Blog: Ordinary Anointments
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Ordinary Anointments" by Andrea Shaw, Ph.D., M.F.A. Ordinary Anointments provides weekly commentary on life, current events, and Caribbean popular culture, offering extraordinary insight into the ordinary in a clear, and thoughtful format.
This week's Yaad Info: Roaches Swarm Food Shop | Reggae Pizza
All OLINT investors will shed a little tear for this one: David Smith pleads guilty to fraud charges. Cash Plus is also in the news, as it seems Carlos Hill wasn't the only one trying to swindle us out of our money. But in this case the allegations are against a well-established, multinational company! This week we also look at British nationals who want to be Jamaican, British pizza that wants to be reggae, and a British artiste dying under strange circumstances. There's also the con job - small breasted con-artists, and stripping con-artists. Another week on the LIGHTER SIDE!
Lyrics Competition - Win a $25 Gift Card
You have until March 26th, 2011, to come up with some creative lyrics to a reggae or dancehall riddim of your choice and posting them in the contest thread. The riddim and the subject are yours to choose. Do you have the lyrics to the next hit single? Will your lyrics sell off?
A Jamaican Fashionista's Story: Satan Wore Blue Suede Shoes and a Pashmina Shawl
Personal Assistants are the guardians who save prominent or successful figures from themselves. I first met Julie Bee while I had been working for a group of Investors who spent most of their days ripping their staff into threads by screaming at the top of their lungs and making distasteful jokes of every female that entered their sphere.
This week's Yaad Info: Raga, BCJ Mix-up | “Porn Again” Christians | Cake Soap Profits Soar
Ragga-ragga-ragga-ragga...so goes the song by an entertainer named for a "scandal" bag, and oh what a scandal we have on our hands this week! Popular daytime show host, Kingsley "Ragashanti" Stewart, was kicked off the airwaves yet again by the broadcasting commission. Just prosecution, or unfair persecution??? We delve into the mix-up! But there's a lot more wacky news to cover: gangsters nabbed in church, cake soap profits on the rise, Christian couples enjoying porn, and Everald "Warrington" Warmington. It's podcast time!
Streets of Kingston
How well do you know your way around town in Jamaica? How well do you know Kingston? Which streets were renamed? Take this quiz to find out.
This week's Yaad Info: Pastor Caught with Weed | Addi di Lecturer | West Indies Bowled!
In the first segment of the podcast we interview Kenute Hare - Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Works. This interview follows up on last week's story about the current ban on importation of used tyres, and the push by some stakeholders to have that ban lifted. After the serious stuff, we look at the Trinidadian pastor who wants more than just the Holy Spirit, discuss the benefits of stoning the west Indies team (maybe a good suggestion), take a quick visit to the Manatt circus, and drink some Vybz Rum at the Kartel lecture at the University of the West Indies.
Facebook Campaign - Join Our Fan Page Today!!!
We are conducting a Facebook Fan Page campaign and are looking for our friends to become Fans. After “liking” our Fan Page you will get our site updates, exclusive live reports & pictures from Jamaican events at home & abroad, videos, recipes, notifications of Jamaican news & events update, exclusive Facebook giveaways and more in real time. Feel free to share this with your friends and help us reach our goal of 2000 fans by the end of the March! Once we hit 2000 we will begin our contests and giveaways. Please click here become a Fan!
This week's Yaad Info: Follow Di Bokkle | Bomb Threat a Hoax | Day of Rage???
Dandy shandy!! Cock-up is a TEN!! Bounty and Kartel show their skills at "sighting" bottles and sprinting, at St. Mary stage show. If Kartel could get a visa to England, we'd probably send him to the London olympics. Maybe we should start "bokkling" the politicians - a student has started a campaign in the media calling for a Jamaican revolution akin to what has taken place in Egypt and Tunisia. No doubt Bruce Golding will try to wiggle his way out of that just like he's trying to wiggle his way out of testifying at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry. More Manatt, more Finsac and a little Scratch Perry, all on this week's podcast.
Win Prizes in the 2011 Jamaicans.com Boardlane Protests Competition
Boardlane will fill with protesters who will take to the Streets of GD and stand up for something or another. Everyone is welcome to participate. However to win, you must post a placard/banner/newspaper article/etc. image with a slogan on it. There will be two categories: 1. Best Slogan 2. Most Creative Protest Depiction . Click here to enter,
Legal Summary of the Mandatory Sentencing Buju Baton may be facing.
On February 22, 2011 Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie) was found guilty by a federal jury in Tampa, Florida of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. He was acquitted of a fourth charge which was attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.
This week's Yaad Info:Manatt Enquiry or Circus? | CIA Agent Phillips?? | Cass-cass in Parliament
Gather round good people of Jamaica!!! It's just 5p to enter the Big Top where you'll be treated to the most hilarious performers on show at this here circus. K. D. the Jester, Phipps the provocateur, and the bumbling, fumbling Emil. Other sideshows include illiterate JUTC drivers, an informant with shady information, and a tracing match in the House of Parliament. Yes folks, the circus has come to town!!
Valentine’s Day Radio Request show hosted by Jamaicans.com and & Irietimes.com Radio
Jamaicans.com & Irietimes.com Radio is offering sweethearts a special opportunity for Valentine’s Day. Jamaicans.com fans, forum members and site visitors can dedicate a classic love song to their special someone.
This week's Yaad Info: Pick Some Plums, Lose Your Gun | Golding, Lightbourne Lies?? | Cops Unfriend Facebook
Aye-ya-yi!!! Last week when we asked Johnny who he thought was the dumbest criminal he said Rev. Al. This week, the good Rev. decided to prove Johnny right...SIGH...the man loves his plums it seems. Also ripe for the picking, are some of the juicy tidbits coming from the Manatt Commission of Enquiry.
This week's Yaad Info: Don is Don, Donovan a Donovan | Thugs Play with Each Other's Pistols | Wining & Fining in Trinidad
Go to JAIL, go directly to JAIL - do NOT pass GO, do not collect $200, go directly to JAIL! Well that's what's gonna happen if you try to smuggle drugs into (of all places) Jail!! Seriously?? Can anyone say "shoe-in for dumbest criminal of the year award"? And while for years, Jamaican thugs have tried to prove that they are Dons not Donovans, as well as bad men not "men", this week we found "Pepsi" trying to prove that he is just Donovan and three bad "men" caught in the act. If you don't get it, ah cyaan help yu!
Reggae Month and Bob Marley Day Events 2011
Bob Marley was born on 6th February 1945 in the village of Nine Mile in St Ann Parish, Jamaica. The month of February there are many events worldwide celebrating Bob Marley. February is also Reggae Month in Jamaica. Here are a list of events celebrating both occasions world-wide.
This week's Yaad Info: Manatt Commission of Enquiry
Drama unfolds in the Manatt Commission of Enquiry, as attorney Harold Brady refuses to testify. But his punishment may be a measly J$500!! Yet another reason to question the purpose of the enquiry, and the cost to the Jamaican taxpayer - we spend J$40 Million, we earn 500 bucks!
The Upbeat Dad: NBA Star Dwyane Wade’s Got His Priorities Straight!
Miami Heat basketball superstar, Dwyane Wade, is easily one of the top 5 players in the National Basketball Association. The shooting guard is electrifying as he displays his skills each time he steps on the basketball court. He led the Heat to the 2006 NBA championship, being named Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the process. He’s well on the way to becoming a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.
This week's Yaad Info: LNG Project full of Gas | Man Steals Identity, then Reports it Stolen | Honduran Cruise Ship or Fishing Boat??
When a vessel comes into your waters with hundreds of people on board, you usually direct them to the craft market, NOT shoot them up! But I guess Hondurans never quite figured the answer to the question: “How many fishermen does it take to pillage a neighbour?”
Jamaica Year in Review 2010 - It was the year of Bruce, AGAIN
Prime Minister Orrett ‘Bruce’ Golding no doubt expected to consolidate plans to move the country forward into a brighter future. Instead, he found himself being the embattled leader. The pronouncements he made at inauguration time, about holding poverty at bay, job creation, and the faith bestowed on him by last-minute sponsors all began to fall like nine pins or stacked cards.
Jamaica’s Top Ten Newsmakers for 2010
We asked the Jamaicans.com writers, editors and bloggers to name their "Jamaica’s Top Ten Newsmakers for 2010". Some of the names you will recognize but some are everyday people who are making an impact on Jamaica and the world in their own way. Some are being criminally prosecuted for alleged crimes that has affected Jamaica and Jamaicans everywhere. We are pleased to present Jamaica’s Top Ten Newsmakers for 2010.