Category Archives: Culture & Society

A Jamaican Christmas

There are two pillars of a Jamaican Christmas: food and family. It is a time when family members return from all over the globe to celebrate with their loved ones in Jamaica. Everyone looks forward to the heavy Christmas cake, … Continue reading

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The #Haiti Aid Effort: Five Unasked Questions

The coverage of Haiti’s problems in the last few weeks left me both disturbed and annoyed. The coverage of the cholera outbreak and the run up to Hurricane Tomas’ passing over the country has been not only very uncritical, but … Continue reading

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Legacy of Miseducation Continues

A recent letter to The Jamaica Gleaner hit the nail on the head. Be sure to visit the article on the Gleaner’s website and check some of the inane comments made. LETTER OF THE DAY – Legacy Of Miseducation Continues … Continue reading

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Foto Flashback: Rockley Beach, #Barbados

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International Day of Peace 2010

Every year, September 21 is celebrated as the International Day of Peace. There is just too much violence and aggression in the world. Don’t believe me? Take a look below. Not only are these just the figures for murders, some … Continue reading

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The One Where the Blipsterfarian Goes to Kingston’s Fashion’s Night Out. Vicariously. #fnoja #fno

Crowds shopping in Kingston. Courtesy of The Jamaica Observer. Other people’s incessant use of mobile phones during dinner and long queues annoy me. But not as much as hours of sitting in traffic. And that’s just what Fashion’s Night Out … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, by Gage Skidmore. It’s that he is a moronic, racist provocateur. Let us consider the background. In the dying days of the summer of 1963, Dr. King gave his monumental ‘I have a Dream’ speech to a crowd of hundreds … Continue reading

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