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  1. #11
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    where are you

    Quote Originally Posted by j-kid View Post
    Mi originally signed up strictly fi di laughs (Jamaican style jokes). I needed some stress reliever while at work. Stayed, because I saw where I could positively contribute, and give back to my Jamaican community.
    Jkid been looking for you hope you're good

  2. #12
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    Talking 20 Years

    wow a now mi feel ole, kiss mi nec bak, well congrats Bass Man good job, an all de newbie hav fun, dis a yaad yaw good memories Marcia, Sweetsop so many more miss yu all very much

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by QK13 View Post
    Whooaaaa.... 20 Years Bawssman!!
    Congratulations!!


    For many years Jamaicans.com was a HUGE part of my daily life. This is where my online family lives.
    So many memories, it's hard to know where to start.

    When I first came here, the whole look was different and I was new to the whole forum thing. I originally came here looking after a new friend said... "Jamaicans say Irish girls are rude..." My sister & I were stunned!! I said: When have I ever been rude to you?!?!
    He then explained it and I said Oh... well then you're off the hook....
    Turned out he was kinda right about that.

    I came & read more often and then started posting bits here & there... dis group pon yah nah easy enoh... an ie tek time before mi tun mad juss like di ress a di ppl.


    Then came the first Ja.com Bashment in Elizabeth NJ. I had to go and meet my new friends.

    So... I sent a PM to JamaicaDreamin, who I knew lived nearby, but we had never met and had only minimal interactions on the board. I told her I was going to the bash & asked her if she wanted to go & share the ride.
    She said yes and we've been best buds ever since.
    We took our first trip a yaad together in late 2001 and eventually bought a likkle piece of heaven in Treasure Beach and the rest is history.


    At that bash we met J.com Royalty in person.

    Grandma2 was the first to greet us at the van window!! I will never forget that. Mi good good fren!!

    From there it was pure fun & love... QueenB, Jazz, CountryGal, JahLive, Kingy.... the list goes on.

    After the party I think it was Jahlive's house we went to for more shenannigans... I think it was Capo88 who was feelin frisky when he asked me "Do you have any black in you?"
    And I said "Not right now, but if you play your cards right.... "


    He obviously didn't

    Then G2, hostess of "The Morning Ride" made the mistake of inviting me to Canada to visit her & her family. I told her be careful what you ask for, but she did anyway.

    That was where I met not only her family, but a good portion of the Canadian massive!
    ReggaePlus, Mountaingal, HighOctane, YaadieFiLife, Dahjah, Jkid and our beloved administrator... Marcia


    Marcia told me she drove all the way out from Mississauga to hear mi chat inna patwa!
    I told her I was sorry she wasted the trip cos even doh mi write ie ok, mi cyaan speak none of it less mi soun like a farrina tryin fi chat lakka yaadie. Mi miss her still...

    And mi still love mi some G2!!

    Then there was the Awesome Bronx bash hosted by CountryGal and then the Florida Bash hosted by di big bawssman himself... Lawd mi ave some amazing memories of all the people I came to know an love, all from dis likkle forum.

    Eventually I took on the moderator position for several years. Not always easy, but definitely fun. Respck to mi fellow mods like Pepper & Nanook & Kia an you know who you are.
    And mek wi tek a moment fi remembah Sweetsop... Gone but never forgotten.

    We had a lot of play time here.... Wendy's writing & humor.... Road trips an court cases an always sintin a gwaan wit dat madooman!!

    And then there was "The Morning Ride"

    I got up early every weekday, juss fi be deh when G2 open up di shop an serve up coffee an breakfast an start mi day wid a smile!! Lawd mi did sad when di shop lack.

    I could go on all day about the years and the memories and mostly the people who I have met in cyberspace and in person who are still part of my life and mean the world to me.

    I wish I could still get to all the pictures posted on "MyFamily"... back in the day before we could bombard J.com with photos of bashments & trip reports.

    I am still determined to meet meet Tigrrr and Kiwi. And make our dream team trip a yaad a reality!!
    I'm pushing 60 years old, I have a lot of memories and the memeories from this place are among the fondest most cherished.
    Who knew an online family could mean so much!!


    Big shout outs to AAAALLLA di people who did mek dis place what it was, what it is and what it is still to become.



    Xavia sah, mi wan say tonks fi gi wi dis place.

    Best wishes for many more years of continued success and giving Jamaicans and those who love Jamaica a place to come and meet and share and argue and laugh and even find looooove.

    JAMICANS DOT COM TO DI WORL!!



    https://youtu.be/Hs43M_Y9vc4




    yu de besties, Lawd missus yu memory lang eeen, mi nuh need fi say no more DWL

  4. #14
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    The morning ride!!!!! I forgot about how good it felt each day to have coffee with oonu in the morning.
    So Groovy that I dig me.

  5. #15
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    Yeah babe, mi alright. Travelling quite ah bit, in different regions. Time ah catch up wid mi, but mi still good fi now. By di way, mi e-mail is still di same. How di family doing? Gi mi ah dingle, or drop mi ah line soh wi can ketch up.
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma2 View Post
    Jkid been looking for you hope you're good
    JA.com member #946 for LIFE!

  6. #16
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    Wow..so great seeing some of the ole timers here. The memories...This happened in South Florida

    December Designated “Jamaicans.com Month” in the city of Miramar

    9 hours ago
    by Staff Writer


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    Wayne Messam, the Mayor of the City of Miramar in Florida, has declared December 2015 as “Jamaicans.com Month.” The mayor made his announcement during the popular website’s 20th anniversary celebration event in South Florida on December 4, 2015.
    In presenting the official proclamation to the website’s founder Xavier Murphy, Mayor Messam said, “Jamaicans.com is a trail-blazing platform informing 250,000 subscribers with invaluable cultural and entertainment information.” He went on to say, “I am honored to declare the month of December as Jamaicans.com Month in Miramar and wish for many more years of success.”
    In the proclamation, Jamaicans.com was specifically recognized for its promotion of Jamaican culture, food and people around the world and its audience of 250,000 monthly viewers. The official document went on to state that “the legacy of Xavier Murphy and of Jamaicans.com will be cherished through eternity.”
    Jamaicans.com, which launched in 1995, began its 20th anniversary celebration on December 4, 2015, in South Florida, with an event hosted by Calibe Thompson at the Grand Palm Resorts in Pembroke Pines.
    On December 10, the party moves to The Ripe Jamaican Restaurant in New York for an event to be hosted by “Jazz,” a long-time community member and writer for Jamaicans.com. The Ripe Restaurant, located at 151 W. Sandford Blvd. in Mount Vernon, New York, is owned by Chef Nigel Spence, who has been featured many times on the Food Network, NBC, and CBS.
    Jamaicans.com covers Jamaica and the Caribbean region, and over its 20 years online, has attracted a steadily growing fan base, amassing over 500,000 page views monthly. Additionally, the site has 77,000 followers on social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The site features news, cultural articles, recipes, travel and historical information about Jamaica. It rounds out its offerings with a Patois dictionary. Among its many pioneering activities, Jamaicans.com was the first Jamaican firm to launch a mobile app on the iPhone.
    According to founder Murphy makes particular mention of Jamaicans in the Diaspora – those who live outside of Jamaica and have Jamaican ancestry – “Jamaicans.com has always been a hub for those who want learn about Jamaica and people who want to stay in touch with their Jamaican roots. ”
    Murphy noted the changes in technology that have occurred over the 20 years the site has continued to enjoy rapid growth, saying he is thankful the site has been able to keep pace with the changes and credited its dedicated visitors, sponsors and partners with making this possible.




    Read more: http://jamaicans.com/december-design...#ixzz3tqSKDucG
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  7. #17
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    Wow! lots of old-timers here

    I posted a long *** heartfelt reply and it logged me out and i lost it all dang it!

  8. #18
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    Next time just hit the back button.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    I posted a long *** heartfelt reply and it logged me out and i lost it all dang it!
    JA.com member #946 for LIFE!

  9. #19
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    Mi ****...my keys still werk...

    Hey boardites...Ochigal here. LANG TIME mi nuh see you.

    Had to log on to congratulate Xavier on 20 years...can't believe it's been that long, but then again Ochikid...aka Kyle will be 20 next month so yup...it's been 2 decades of wonderful.

    Sooo many wonderful memories. So many friends made...and some lost along the way. But I know they are with us in spirit.

    Hope you all are good.. miss you lots but life gets in the way sometimes.

    Again congrats to Ja.com

  10. #20
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    few enterprises have lasted across decades... But this one has lasted not merely decades but existed in different centuries and different millennia!!!!.

    Not only that but it inspired academic work... Albeit a really terrible and very banal MSC project was written about sex tourists... (maybe by a sex tourist as well) and portrayed these sad moral degenerates who exchange cash for sexual validation from young nubile male gigolos renta-dreds if u will and seeking otherness to give meaning to their empty existence in a cold uncomfortable milieu ... But it took a light hearted fluffy, poin less throwaway comments i made giving them meaning beyond their actual importance, and featured them as a font of the entire body opinion of Jamaicans on Jamaicans.com and the entire island!..

    Hell of achievement in terms of longevity and academia!!!!!

    Not bad for a JC Alumni!
    Last edited by Wahalla; 12-10-2015 at 11:40 AM.
    What nonsense! How can you have a revolution without shooting people ? Lenin 26th October 1917...
    If Christians go to heaven, I do not want to go to Heaven: Hatuey. 2/02/1512

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