“Sweet Home Alabama” – Jamaicans living in the “Deep South”
I am always a bit amused at the reaction when I tell Jamaicans I live in Alabama. Most times it is a very puzzled “why?” or “aren’t you scared to live there.” It would seem the history of segregation in the south and the region’s reputation of being country and backwards still looms large in the psyche of many Jamaicans.
Interview With Jaevion Nelson, A Future Jamaican Leader
This month we interview Jaevion Nelson a young man from York Town and Clarendon College past student who is making waves in Jamaica. He was the 2005 Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence in the Field of International Achievement winner. He is very active in clubs and societies at UWI. He was the Junior Mayor for the Parish of Clarendon in 2003. In April 2005 he was Co-Youth Host for the Childnet International Academy in Monetgo Bay, Jamaica. He is a young man to watch.
Interview With Dahlia D Welsh, Author of HowTo Raise Your Child Like A Jamaican
This month we interview Dahlia D Welsh, author of the boo " How To Raise Your Child Like A Jamaican". We ask her questions about the book and tips for raising your child like a Jamaican.
Interview With Jamaican Artist, Bernard Stanley Hoyes
This month we interview Jamaican Artist, Bernard Stanley Hoyes. He started his professional career at the early age of nine in Kingston. He moved to the US at age fifteen where he continued his art education. His work has been featured in many exhibits and magazines over the world. Some call him the “spiritual color master” for the mixture of color and religion that is evident in his work.
Keeping Our Culture Alive: Interview With Norma Darby of the Jamaica Folk Revue
This month we interview Ms. Norma Darby of the Jamaica Folk Review. Ms. Norma Darby leads this well known Florida-based folkloric group that has been performing for over 30 years. They use Jamaica folklore to entertain and educate about the Jamaican culture. We talk to Ms Darby about her passion for Jamaican culture, Miss Lou and how do we pass on our culture to the next generation.
Interview With Basil Smith Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board
This month we interview Basil Smith Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). We talk to him out the "Brand Jamaica", eco-tourism, heritage tours, marketing to the Diaspora and the future initiatives of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).
People to Watch: Andy Vernon, Jamaican Polo Player and Reggae Musician
This month we interview Andy Vernon. This uniquely talented Jamaican is a professional musician who is making an impact in the world of music and on the polo field. This reggae artist is about to release his first reggae music CD "Chronicles of a CultureMan" featuring the very best in roots music.
Interview With Operator of the Animal House, Maureen Sheridan
This month we interview Maureen Sheridan, operator of the Animal House the animal shelter located in Montego Bay. Founded in the 1990's the shelter has been helping stray, injured, abandoned, and feral (wild) animals and their owners. They provide food, shelter, medical care (including spay and neuter), and adoptive services to both animals and owners in need. They are a charitable organization that runs on donations.
Interview With Jamaican filmmaker Steve "Tehut-Nine" McAlpin
This month we interview Jamaican filmmaker Steve "Tehut-Nine" McAlpin. He has just completed his second movie "Bashment." We discuss this new movie and the challenges of being the Writer/ Director/ Producer of a low budget film.
The Container Project Jamaica
The Container Project is a Not For Profit Community Multimedia Centre providing basic computer training including digital music and video production computer repair and maintenance literacy and numeric competence and accreditation for those who wish to use the centre as a platform for further education and the development of their creative talents. Visiting Artist and facilitators offer socially integrated training in ICT and creative workshops. The objective of the project is to give those young people new hope and new options through self-discovery and the acquisition of marketable skills. We interview, Mervin Jarman, the man behind the vision for this project.
Interview With UK TV Personality & Community Activist, Jamaican David Chen
This month we Interview, United Kingdom TV personality and community activist, Jamaican David Chen. He is passionate about helping young people, uplifting others and human rights. David has been recognized by numerous organizations for his work in human rights.
Interview With Jamaican Heavyweight boxer, Lenroy Thomas
This month we interview Jamaican Heavyweight boxer, Lenroy Thomas AKA The Heavyweight Savior. Lenroy is fighting his way up the ladder hoping to make Jamaica proud with a Heavyweight title. Lenroy is originally from St. Catherine, Jamaica.
Interview With Muna Heaven From NBC Television's The Apprentice
This month we interview Muna Heaven who appeared on NBC Television's The Apprentice this past season. Although Muna did not win, she showcased Jamaica & Jamaicans and made us proud. Her confidence, positive outlook and strong Christian beliefs was an inspiration to many viewers worldwide. Muna will be our online discussion guest in June. She will answer questions on June 26th 2007 between 12.00 pm- 2:15 PM in our forums
Interview With Vera Lowe A Country & Western Line Dancing Teacher In Jamaica
Jamaican Vera Lowe developed a love for country and western line dancing about 13 years ago when she started taking weekly lessons at a local high school and at several community centers in Canada. In 2004, Vera became a "snowbird" in Jamaica where she introduced line dancing by launching classes, first to seniors, and later to other age groups. That first try was not very successful, but Vera persisted because she wanted others to know the benefits and fun of line dancing.
Interview Nicoleen Amoy Johnson President of the Caribbean Association of China
This month we interview Jamaican Nicoleen Amoy Johnson who is the president of the Caribbean Association of China. She has been living, studying and working in China for nearly 10 years. During that time she has completed both her Masters and PhD while working for a few international consulting firms in Shanghai. As the first Jamaican to graduate with a PhD from China and being one of the very few Jamaicans living there and fluent in Mandarin (Chinese native language), she is an invaluable asset to Jamaicans wishing to do business in China.
Interview Jamaican-born actress Raina Simone Moore
Raina Simone Moore is the Jamaican-born actress who recently guest starred on ABC's Boston Legal (Tuesday, February 13th). She has also co-starred on "All of Us" the CW 11 sitcom, which is produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett.
An Interview with Jamaica Farewell’s Debra Ehrhardt
Jamaica farewell is a one woman play based on Debra’s true story of her life growing up in Jamaica and her subsequent journey to the United States during a time of political upheaval in Jamaica. It is directed by Monique Lai who is also Jamaican. The playwright / performer agreed to the following interview with Jamaicans.com contributing writer, Glen Laman.
Interview With The Author Of The Fear Factor: An Analysis Of Crime In Jamaica
We interview, Don Barker, the author of the book Fear Factor which is an analysis of crime in Jamaica and the search for solutions.
Interview With Youtube.com Video Blogger Mad White Jamaican
Many of you have come across the Mad White Jamaican videos on Youtube.com. The video blog is one of the most popular Jamaican videos on Youtube.com that depicts video blogger, Mad White Jamaican, spoofing many Jamaican stereotypes with his comedic clips. This month we interview the Mad White Jamaican.
Interview With Lewis K. Hanna, Co-Producer, of the Jamaican Movie The Rebel
This month we interview Lewis K. Hanna the co-producer, of the Jamaican movie the Rebel that is currently production. Lewis and his team hope to produce more films showing the many sides of Jamaica.
Interview With Jamaican Dub Poet Malachi Smith
We interview Jamaican Dub Poet, Malachi Smith, and discuss his new biographical film. The “dub-u-mentary,” takes a look at how he emerged from a broken home, poverty, and personal and societal prejudices to discover and transform himself.
A Divine Calling
Up close and personal with Lorna Stanley, founder, Operation Restoration, Trench Town. Lorna Stanley had it all. An educated, professional woman in the field of Journalism, she had worked successfully as a Researcher for NBC News, Editor’s Assistant with Newsweek Magazine, as an Aide to Congressman Dan Mica and even operated her own Public Relations business.
Interview With Dr. Stephen Stuempfle, Chief Curator For The Port Royal Exhibit in Miami
This February 16 through June 3, 2007 residents in South Florida will have an opportunity to view a large collection of rare artifacts from the famous Jamaican city of Port Royal, much of which sank under the sea in a devastating earthquake in 1692. Once known as the “wickedest city on earth,” Port Royal has a past far richer than pirates’ treasures. We interview Dr. Stephen Stuempfle, chief curator for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
Ms. Jamaicans.com 2006
You voted and the results are in. Meet the winner of Ms. Jamaicans.com 2006 in a recent interview.
Interview With British-Jamaican Actress Lovena Brown
This month we do “10 questions” with Lovena Brown, British-Jamaican actress who has starred in numerous theatre plays and on the BBC series “Blouse and Skirt”. Her newest venture is the website caribbeancelebrities.com and her Breakfast TV show on the Sky network in the United Kingdom.
Ethnicfaces, A Caribbean Multimedia Company With Purpose
Jamaicans.com senior writer Stan Evan Smith talks to Ethnicfaces, a young Caribbean multimedia company, based in Jamaica, creating a name, carving out a niche market while climbing the ladder of success.
Interview With Mark Pratt, CEO and publisher of New Generation Dad Magazine
This month we interview Mark Pratt, CEO and publisher of New Generation Dad Magazine. Mr Pratt goal is to to adjust society's perception of fatherhood.
Interview With J. Michael Seyfert, Writer/Director Of The Film "Rent A Rasta"
This month we interview J. Michael Seyfert, writer/director the documentary film, Rent A Rasta. The independent documentary explores Jamaica’s sex tourism and the world of Rastafari.
Interview With Myrna Loy, Chief Editor & Founder of 'BLACKBRIGHT' magazine
This month we interview Myrna Loy, Chief Editor & Founder, of Blackright magazine based in London . Many of you may remember Ms Loy from the serial “The other side of Tourism" that was published on Jamaicans.com.
Interview With John Dixon Writer Of The Film Script On Bob Marley and The Wailers
This month we interview John Dixon who wrote and recently copyrighted a script on Bob Marley and the Wailers title "The Black Beatles".
Ten Questions With Upcoming Reggae Soul Singer Cezar
Ten questions with upcoming Reggae Soul artist Cezar
Interview With Barrington Irving Who Will Fly Solo Around The World
This month we interview Barrington Irving the 22-year-old Jamaican-American,who is attempted to be the youngest to fly solo around the world on September 1, 2006.
Interview With Deidre S. Powell Founder Of The Caribbean’s First Legal Research Website.
An interview with Jamaican Attorney-at-Law Deidre S. Powell. She is also the Founder and CEO of the innovative www.pcamonline.com
, the Caribbean’s first legal research website.
Interview With Corporal Cyril Francis Of The Association of Christian Police Officers
The Association of Christian Police Officers (ACPO) was founded to facilitate Christian growth and develop the members of ACPO and their peers. This month we interview Corporal Cyril Francis, head of the St. Catherine North Chapter of the ACPO.
10 questions with Mrs. Enid Sterling-Angus, VP Overseas Operations for the Jamaica Basketball Association
This month we interview Mrs. Enid Sterling-Angus Vice President, Overseas Operations for the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA).
10 Questions with Grace Cameron the Editor-in-Chief of Jamaica's First International Food Magazine
This month we interview Grace Cameron the Editor-in-Chief of Jamaica's first international food magazine, Jamaican Eats. The magazine will be launched July 2006.
10 questions with Lascelles Brown, the Jamaican who won a silver medal with the Canadian team
This month we do 10 questions with Lascelles Brown, a former member of the original Jamaican Bobsleigh Team, and who recently competed at the Turin Olympic Games for Canada. He won a silver medal with the Canadian team.
Interview with Wesley G. Frater who mentors inner city sport athletes
An interview with Tournament of Champions owner Wesley G. Frater who mentors inner city sport athletes in South Florida.
Interview with Carol Lawton an advocate for a Jamaican Diaspora Senator
Mr. Carol Lawton recently started a campaign to get a permanent Diaspora representative senator in the Jamaican Government. This month we ask him 10 questions?
Introducing One of Our Own, the Dynamic LISA MACK!
Members of jamaicans.com have been sharing a lot of Lisa's hopes and dreams over the past two years as a beloved Member (IrieStar), and we wanted to share with you a little of her background as well as the latest developments in Lisa's career since her powerful performance in Star Search.