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.