Economy 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
The economy took center stage for much of 2011 as the entire world faced difficult economic conditions. In January, the Jamaica Stock Exchange was ready to introduce an electronic trading system that allows real-time simultaneous tracking of stocks on the exchanges of Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Investors in these regions will now be able to buy and sell equities directly, rather going through a settlement bank.
Sports 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
Although American Tyson Gay won the men's 100-meters in Clermont, running the fastest time in the world thus far in 2011, Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade ran a personal best time of 9.96 seconds, compared to Gay, who ran the distance in 9.79....Jamaican, the three-time champion of the WICB Regionals, struggled with its batting in a match versus Windward Islands. The Jamaicans achieved 177 for six in the first innings in the second round match at Queen's Park stadium. Marlon Samuels led the visitors with 40, while Tamar Lambert, Jamaican captain, had 35. Later, the Jamaicans have been victorious in three of four regional first-class matches with the Windwards....
Obituaries for 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
The life of Mortimer "Tino" Geddes, a veteran journalist, was celebrated at Unity Jamaica Church in Kingston. Leonard Dillon, reggae music pioneer, died of cancer at age 68. Community activist and freedom fighter Dudley Laws died at age 76 after a long battle with kidney disease. Barry Llwellyn, the founder of the Jamaican reggae and rocksteady trio the Heptones, died at the age of 64 of unknown causes at Kingston Public Hospital.....See more Obituaries for 2011
Health Issues 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
The health and welfare of children in Jamaica was the focus of considerable concern in 2011. According to a 2011 survey from the National Health Council on Drug Abuse, high school students on the island are subject to suicidal thoughts, stress, and risk of being bullied. They drink alcohol and smoke tobacco and report feeling lonely. Many are overweight and unhealthy and do not feel that their parents understand their problems.
Government and Politics 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
In a year when a survey by Johnson Survey Research found that 60 percent of Jamaicans believed the nation would be in better shape today if it had remained under British rule, the resignation of Bruce Golding from his post as Prime Minister and the ascension of Andrew Holness, Minister of Education, to that position was the top story. And capping the story was the victory of the People's National Party (PNP) over the ruling Jamaica Labor Party in December, ousting Holness who had been considered a "shoo-in" and replacing him with Portia Simpson Miller.
Jamaica's Fiftieth Anniversary: Memorable Jamaican Moments
Jamaica is the 3rd largest Caribbean Island, however, it is a country with tremendous potential and talent. Jamaicans are noted for excelling in all their endeavors; academically, in sports and entertainment. Many Jamaicans in history have aspired to enviable positions that most people dream about in a lifetime.
Jamaica's Fiftieth Anniversary: Controversial Jamaicans
When we think of controversy we automatically think of shame and scandal, however, some people are considered controversial because they stand up for what they believe in or go against social paradigms.
Jamaica's Fiftieth Anniversary: Prominent Physicians
This article has special meaning for me because as a child growing up in Jamaica I was plagued with childhood illnesses that very few Doctors had remedies for, however, there was one Physician, Dr. John Martin, who left an indelible memory in my mind. His professionalism and capacity to be a genuine, caring, healer spoke volumes throughout my life and the lives of many other Jamaicans.
Jamaica's Fiftieth Anniversary: The Top 10 Most Powerful Jamaicans
It is said, that the world's most richest and powerful people live in Jamaica or at the very least, own vacation homes on the Island. As quiet as their wealth and power is kept, many are unable to elude the spotlight because of their famous family names. Personalities such as Johnny Cash, Sir Noel Coward, John F. Kennedy and Princess Margaret, were deemed honorary Jamaicans because of their long vacationing status in the country. They all had one thing in common, and that is the fact that they possessed vacation residences by the glistening Jamaican sea. Here is out list of Top 10 Most Powerful Jamaicans.
New Blog: Black Hair Care
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Black Hair Care". The Black Hair Care blog is by author Brenda Barrett. A self-described health and hair fanatic she decided to turn my hobby into a learning experience. The blog will focus on healthy black hair care maintenance.
New Blog: Jerk Masala
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Jerk Masala". The blog will chronicle the adventures of a Jazz, a Jamaican living in India.
Zombies: Their Caribbean Heritage and Transnational Journey to Wall Street
Voodoo’s incursion of U.S. borders recently took an interesting turn when activists protesting against economic disparity in the United States installed themselves at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Protests against America’s financial sector that began with just a handful of demonstrators in mid-September have spread across the nation and indeed the world, making the “Occupy” movement one of the most visible and expansive populist movements in recent American history. The New York Times describes these protesters as “a diffuse group of activists who say they stand against corporate greed, social inequality and the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process”
Our Picks: Top 10 Jamaican Movies of All Time
Here are our picks of the top 10 movie picks of all times based on popularity and world market penetration. 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.
Free Jamaicans.com Android App - News, Events, Articles, Recipes
We are pleased to introduce our Jamaicans.com Android app now available in the Android Market Place. The application, "Jamaicans.com" allows users to browse news, articles and over 20 recipes with step by step cooking instructions. You can also keep up to date with discussions on the Jamaicans.com forum. The "Jamaicans.com" application is available for FREE in the Android Market Place.
Our Picks of Jamaican Top 12 Famous Jamaicans
You can find famous Jamaicans worldwide in every aspect of life and different professions, from sports to politics to entertainment. This list of famous Jamaican could be exhaustive so we have compiled a list of our top 12. 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.
New Blog: Anancy Gyal Reporting from China
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Anancy Gyal Reporting from China". The blog will chronicle the adventures of a Jamaican “Anancy Gyal” as she spends a year in China.
New Blog: Kid N Play Jamaica
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Kid N Play". If you have kids, and you want the scoop on what’s going on in Jamaica. This blog is for you. The goal of the blog is to provide a resource for parents.
College System - bridging the gap
For the 2011 – 2012 period in the collegiate system in the Jamaica, close to 100 student athletes have been awarded scholarships from colleges. Mico University, University of Technology, University of the West Indies and the GC Foster College of Physical Education & Sport have so far registered their intention to prepare and improve on the development of athletes from various sporting disciplines.
Our Picks of Jamaican Top 10 Cricketers
Cricket once was a premier sport in Jamaica. The sport was brought to Jamaica by the British. It caught on with Jamaicans and became very popular. Jamaica has won several regional championships dating back to the 1960’s. Jamaica has produced many world-class players. Here is our list of top 10 Jamaican cricketers. 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.
10 Books Every Jamaican Should Have in Their Collection - Tales of a Self -Confessed Book Worm
In acknowledgement of Jamaica's Fiftieth Anniversary, Editor-At-Large, Karen Mitchell has picked 10 books every Jamaican should have in their personal library. Be sure to add your books 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.
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.