Culture General

Jamaica Is…

zt
Monday, December 11, 2000 – 9:06 PM

It means to me
Island of Beauty and land of Paradise.

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Koreen – [email protected]
Tuesday, December 12, 2000 – 6:52 PM

Jamaica is where yu always hav sinting fi eat cuz coconut always deh bout.
Eating bun and cheese fi Easta an dancing at a dead yaad..
Salad a kick fi mek yu hav fun..
Yu can never run outta place fi hav fun, dance always a gwaan sumweh…

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paulette – [email protected]
Thursday, December 14, 2000 – 3:51 PM

Jamaica is…even if you nuh have shoes yu a go a school. Yu neighbor can watch you pickney without paying them. yu cook run down an no buck yu toe, yu cook blue drass an a food.

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From Creation (-: – [email protected]
Thursday, December 21, 2000 – 1:39 AM

Lee SCRaTCH PeRRy & THe uPPSeTTeRS !!!!!!!

Hey Mister Music !
sure feels good to me .

Hey Mr. Vibes !!
Love My Life is You ..

Hey Musical Papa !!!
Love & Prosperity too …

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gale – [email protected]
Sunday, December 31, 2000 – 9:35 PM

Jamaica is…home

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nikki fairclough – [email protected]
Tuesday, January 09, 2001 – 3:52 PM

jamaica means a place to kick back relax and enjoy the sun.
Its a place to feel free and roam as far as possible. its a place to find unity.

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Tassia – [email protected]
Friday, January 12, 2001 – 8:11 PM

My mothers country

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Andrea – [email protected]
Friday, January 12, 2001 – 10:48 PM

Jamaica is the closest place to Heaven.

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Chris – Dragon [email protected]
Sunday, January 14, 2001 – 9:41 PM

Jamaica is the most beautiful place on earth and the most wonderful place i know.

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stormy – [email protected]
Thursday, January 18, 2001 – 9:50 PM

jamaica is….a place were every thing is sunny and bright,
all you do is relax all day and night.

jamaica is…. a very special place,were you do the jig
and eat like a pig.

the motels and hotels are great,
you can even skate.

if u like all of these things than u should,
live in jamaica wear its good

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Dunja Niemand – [email protected]
Sunday, February 04, 2001 – 3:33 PM

Jamaica is …. Fun in the Sun !!!

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Alesha Diane Coote – [email protected]
Wednesday, February 07, 2001 – 9:14 AM

JAMAICA IS WERE YOU FIND ALL THE CUTE MEN AND THE REAL ONES THAT ARE READY TO SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE A STEADY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU

WERE YOU GET ALL THE BEST FOOD AND FRUIT FROM

WERE YOU HAVE FUN

WERE EVERYONE IS KIND

WERE I WAS BORN

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Dave Marshall – [email protected],
Friday, February 09, 2001 – 4:39 PM

Jamaica is Hot Sun, Warmth, Romance, Rain on the rooftop, Saltfish & Ackee & “oh lawd” Dumplin, Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, Rice & Peas, Sun drenched beaches, Beautiful Women, Rub-A-Dub.

Jamaica is childhood days, Big Bwoy & Anancy stories, Rema vs Jungle, Love & Hate, War & Peace, Unity, Teresa & Duguma.

Jamaica is memories, it’s where I try to go everytime I think of some place special.

Jamaica is my home….always.

I Love Jamaica.

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Angela – [email protected]
Wednesday, February 14, 2001 – 7:33 PM

Hey everyone,
ok i love jamaica because it is a pretty place and they people are nice.

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Tre
Thursday, February 15, 2001 – 1:12 AM

When I need to Go…ASAP!!

:>)

WHERE…I NEED TO BE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

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Kaley Fedrick – [email protected]
Tuesday, February 27, 2001 – 3:36 PM

Jamaica is the only place where dreadlocks will never go out of style.

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Marian – [email protected]
Friday, March 02, 2001 – 3:09 PM

Where stella got her groove back…

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Richard S. – [email protected]
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 – 4:16 PM

Making and inventing you own toys. Like taking a Cremo carton or juice box and cutting it into the shape of a truck then taking bottle stops to make wheels. Or cutting up the garden hose that you told your mother someone stole and making a wheel by putting a stick in one end joining the two ends. Then taking the hanger out of the closet to form and wire. This is what we called WHEEL and WIRE. With WHEEL and WIRE we could make races, do jumps and perform tricks. Our parents didn’t have to spend big money on toys like today.

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jacki
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 – 10:18 PM

Little children have respect for their elders: they say yes Sar and yes Mam, yes please, thank you please and please I beg yu pardon.

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Nicole

Friday, March 30, 2001 – 4:49 PM

Jamaica is…a place where young people can express theirselves in many different ways …such as the reggae music and dancing. Mi jus wan big up mi yardie dem ..stay strong wi come from far to fail now

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Nadine Campbell – [email protected]
Sunday, April 22, 2001 – 12:10 PM

Jamaica is the only place when you see walking goats and hit them they get curried!!! YUM!! And when fi mi madda is tryin to beat my baxide you can run to da city and hide. LOL And Jamaica is da only place you see blk and white greetings when you arrive!

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Marcilyn Riley
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 – 12:24 PM

Jamaica is the place where de sweet cool breeze blow, de place whey yu do anything yu want
Jamaica is a paradise set out on the blue verizon of the caribbean sea and steals it’s magnificent beauty that the other grudge.
Jamaica speaks to his people in such a lovely way that allows them to love it so much.
Jamaica is the bom and is the most beautiful, loving magnificient place you could ever visit trust me!!!
Jamaica will compete beauty with beauty with any other island or country
and win that.

CHAT BOUT!!!!

JAMAICA A RULE ENOU MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEEN SA !!!

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Trudy Darlington – rude_g[email protected]
Friday, May 04, 2001 – 1:11 PM

JAMAICA is ………………………………………………..tha suger and the spice with every thing dats nice da corn on me feet wit da smiles oveusly ………………………………da sunsine of me day the sports dat mi play

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Alison – [email protected]
Thursday, May 10, 2001 – 12:49 PM

Jamaica is your mother tying a string around your loose tooth to pull it out and you throwing it on the housetop so that it can come back. (Dentist? Tooth fairy? Me neva know nuttin bout dat til me come a farrin :o)

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Ericka
Monday, May 14, 2001 – 3:24 PM

weh yuh fine yuh granny wid a big tobacco cigarette rollup in har mout widout teet.

beef ar chicken foot soup is the Saturday special.

Pickney weh a go a school havi in a bed before 8’a clack a night time.

White Rum pon a Friday evening afta work jam.

where Easter is sling shat season.

Fry fish and festival a Hellshire Beach.

The happy set of people that are on Jamaicans.com.

Weh all a di good looking man dem deh.

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Jamerican – [email protected]
Thursday, May 17, 2001 – 8:16 PM

a beautiful place i saw once when i was 6. Kingston it was. i remember Rose Garden and its beauty. Even though i am only half jamaican, i have the whole heart of the people and the heritage in me! Jamaica is…my home away from home! 🙂

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juliene – [email protected]
Monday, May 28, 2001 – 3:00 PM

jamaica is a place with lots of beaches and

beautiful sunshine. yu wan fi learn fi chat patwa chech mi out.

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Syleste – [email protected]
Friday, June 01, 2001 – 2:31 AM

Jamaica is….
A place a long to go for about a month and relax.
Get my drink on, chill and maybe even get to be blessed with
the presents of a man, who knows how
to treat a woman.

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trisha – [email protected]
Thursday, June 28, 2001 – 4:18 PM

jamaica is where you can mix syrup wid milk an av a wicked drink
jamaica is so cool where i live in georges valley when u dun bade an get u hair plat up an ting u can go ramp ova godfrey but now a housing skeem jamaica is the best place in the world

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Karimah – [email protected]
Wednesday, July 04, 2001 – 12:23 PM

…watching cricket on a jam pack bus and hear the whole bus bawl out SIX…

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dreadzina – [email protected]
Sunday, July 15, 2001 – 3:32 PM

Jamaica is the place were I learned so much from, and everybody should visit there once in their lifetime……

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Pat
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 – 12:27 PM

Jamaica is…buying hostess cakes (wid di likkle cream filling) from the van on Saturdays and buying ice cream and fudge from the man on the bike.

Jamaica is…playing jacks (wid rack stone and marble) and ‘lastic after school until i so late dat yuh know sey yuh a go get a ass’n when yuh go home.

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La-Gaye – [email protected]
Wednesday, August 01, 2001 – 7:15 PM

Jamaica is…
… where children take off their shoes and walk all the way home splashing in every puddle along the way. Stopping at granma’s to say hi and pick plums. Then stopping to play at the preschool playgrounds til almost sunset and are afraid to go home and face mommy

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victoria – [email protected]
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 – 9:52 PM

Jamica to me is this exotic island of beautiful people, food, music and culture. It is an island of paradise. My closest neighbout was this wonderful Jamacian lady who loved Jesus with all her heart ( and is know with Him). She wasn’t wealthy by any means but that did not stop her from offering my family the world, everything she had was ours too. She’d offer us food and money and wouldn’t let us say no to her. She loved Jamaica, her home; I felt bad that she had to live here. To me she represents Jamaica and the love the people have for God, for each other, for music, for life: “one love”

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Bridgette – [email protected]
Thursday, August 23, 2001 – 10:44 AM

Jamaica is where you and you sistren and brethren dem go to the beach and get “RED”. Then find a vendor who a sell fry fish an bammy, some festival, red stripe beer and have him just cater to you and yours. Then you go for a swim, come out a the water and eat again. Then when evenin come you find a session, then fine a nice brethren fi dance wid an lock dung wid him whole nite in a one corner. Then you leave the dance roun 6:00 in the morning, pon a bike back and head straight fi dey beach. Hang out all day a swim, eat. Ahhhh! “Sweet Jamaica”

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Reds (RJR chatter; NY)
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 – 9:29 AM

Jamaica is wey mi can walk barefoot till it black like tar;
sidung pan wall and suck bag-juice; eat outside wid mi
family and when mi did young, get mi backside ‘lik’ by mi
madda and any neighbor who si mi a gwan bad……cho!!!!!
BIG UP JAMDOWN!!!!!

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detta goulbourne – [email protected]
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 – 8:35 PM

jamaica is the only place where we would save our lunch and breaks money to buy hot bread and butter after school.

jamaica is where when rain falls we would tear out our book leaf to make boat, to row in the water on the road side.

jamaica is the only place where we would stone the light post or the banana tree to see if our dinner will be ready when we get home.

jamaica is the only place where tin mackerel and white flour dumpling sweet,along side bogolime drinks.

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Laurel Mcdermott – [email protected]
Wednesday, September 05, 2001 – 3:55 PM

Jamaica is where Gods live but they don’t know

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ZT
Monday, December 11, 2000 – 9:06 PM

It means to me
Island of Beauty and land of Paradise.

——————————————————————————–
Koreen – [email protected]
Tuesday, December 12, 2000 – 6:52 PM

Jamaica is where yu always hav sinting fi eat cuz coconut always deh bout.
Eating bun and cheese fi Easta an dancing at a dead yaad..
Salad a kick fi mek yu hav fun..
Yu can never run outta place fi hav fun, dance always a gwaan sumweh…

——————————————————————————–
paulette – [email protected]
Thursday, December 14, 2000 – 3:51 PM

Jamaica is…even if you nuh have shoes yu a go a school. Yu neighbor can watch you pickney without paying them. yu cook run down an no buck yu toe, yu cook blue drass an a food.

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From Creation (-: – [email protected]
Thursday, December 21, 2000 – 1:39 AM

Lee SCRaTCH PeRRy & THe uPPSeTTeRS !!!!!!!

Hey Mister Music !
sure feels good to me .

Hey Mr. Vibes !!
Love My Life is You ..

Hey Musical Papa !!!
Love & Prosperity too …

——————————————————————————–
gale – [email protected]
Sunday, December 31, 2000 – 9:35 PM

Jamaica is…home

——————————————————————————–
nikki fairclough – [email protected]
Tuesday, January 09, 2001 – 3:52 PM

jamaica means a place to kick back relax and enjoy the sun.
Its a place to feel free and roam as far as possible. its a place to find unity.

——————————————————————————–
Tassia – [email protected]
Friday, January 12, 2001 – 8:11 PM

My mothers country

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Andrea – [email protected]
Friday, January 12, 2001 – 10:48 PM

Jamaica is the closest place to Heaven.

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Chris – Dragon [email protected]
Sunday, January 14, 2001 – 9:41 PM

Jamaica is the most beautiful place on earth and the most wonderful place i know.

——————————————————————————–
stormy – [email protected]
Thursday, January 18, 2001 – 9:50 PM

jamaica is….a place were every thing is sunny and bright,
all you do is relax all day and night.

jamaica is…. a very special place,were you do the jig
and eat like a pig.

the motels and hotels are great,
you can even skate.

if u like all of these things than u should,
live in jamaica wear its good

——————————————————————————–
Dunja Niemand – [email protected]
Sunday, February 04, 2001 – 3:33 PM

Jamaica is …. Fun in the Sun !!!

——————————————————————————–
Alesha Diane Coote – [email protected]
Wednesday, February 07, 2001 – 9:14 AM

JAMAICA IS WERE YOU FIND ALL THE CUTE MEN AND THE REAL ONES THAT ARE READY TO SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE A STEADY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU

WERE YOU GET ALL THE BEST FOOD AND FRUIT FROM

WERE YOU HAVE FUN

WERE EVERYONE IS KIND

WERE I WAS BORN

——————————————————————————–
Dave Marshall – [email protected],
Friday, February 09, 2001 – 4:39 PM

Jamaica is Hot Sun, Warmth, Romance, Rain on the rooftop, Saltfish & Ackee & “oh lawd” Dumplin, Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, Rice & Peas, Sun drenched beaches, Beautiful Women, Rub-A-Dub.

Jamaica is childhood days, Big Bwoy & Anancy stories, Rema vs Jungle, Love & Hate, War & Peace, Unity, Teresa & Duguma.

Jamaica is memories, it’s where I try to go everytime I think of some place special.

Jamaica is my home….always.

I Love Jamaica.

——————————————————————————–
Angela – [email protected]
Wednesday, February 14, 2001 – 7:33 PM

Hey everyone,
ok i love jamaica because it is a pretty place and they people are nice.

——————————————————————————–
Tre
Thursday, February 15, 2001 – 1:12 AM

When I need to Go…ASAP!!

:>)

WHERE…I NEED TO BE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

——————————————————————————–
Kaley Fedrick – [email protected]
Tuesday, February 27, 2001 – 3:36 PM

Jamaica is the only place where dreadlocks will never go out of style.

——————————————————————————–
Marian – [email protected]
Friday, March 02, 2001 – 3:09 PM

Where stella got her groove back…

——————————————————————————–
Richard S. – [email protected]
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 – 4:16 PM

Making and inventing you own toys. Like taking a Cremo carton or juice box and cutting it into the shape of a truck then taking bottle stops to make wheels. Or cutting up the garden hose that you told your mother someone stole and making a wheel by putting a stick in one end joining the two ends. Then taking the hanger out of the closet to form and wire. This is what we called WHEEL and WIRE. With WHEEL and WIRE we could make races, do jumps and perform tricks. Our parents didn’t have to spend big money on toys like today.

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jacki
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 – 10:18 PM

Little children have respect for their elders: they say yes Sar and yes Mam, yes please, thank you please and please I beg yu pardon.

——————————————————————————–

Nicole

Friday, March 30, 2001 – 4:49 PM

Jamaica is…a place where young people can express theirselves in many different ways …such as the reggae music and dancing. Mi jus wan big up mi yardie dem ..stay strong wi come from far to fail now

——————————————————————————–
Nadine Campbell – [email protected]
Sunday, April 22, 2001 – 12:10 PM

Jamaica is the only place when you see walking goats and hit them they get curried!!! YUM!! And when fi mi madda is tryin to beat my baxide you can run to da city and hide. LOL And Jamaica is da only place you see blk and white greetings when you arrive!

——————————————————————————–
Marcilyn Riley
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 – 12:24 PM

Jamaica is the place where de sweet cool breeze blow, de place whey yu do anything yu want
Jamaica is a paradise set out on the blue verizon of the caribbean sea and steals it’s magnificent beauty that the other grudge.
Jamaica speaks to his people in such a lovely way that allows them to love it so much.
Jamaica is the bom and is the most beautiful, loving magnificient place you could ever visit trust me!!!
Jamaica will compete beauty with beauty with any other island or country
and win that.

CHAT BOUT!!!!

JAMAICA A RULE ENOU MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEEN SA !!!

——————————————————————————–
Trudy Darlington – [email protected]
Friday, May 04, 2001 – 1:11 PM

JAMAICA is ………………………………………………..tha suger and the spice with every thing dats nice da corn on me feet wit da smiles oveusly ………………………………da sunsine of me day the sports dat mi play

——————————————————————————–
Alison – [email protected]
Thursday, May 10, 2001 – 12:49 PM

Jamaica is your mother tying a string around your loose tooth to pull it out and you throwing it on the housetop so that it can come back. (Dentist? Tooth fairy? Me neva know nuttin bout dat til me come a farrin :o)

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Ericka
Monday, May 14, 2001 – 3:24 PM

weh yuh fine yuh granny wid a big tobacco cigarette rollup in har mout widout teet.

beef ar chicken foot soup is the Saturday special.

Pickney weh a go a school havi in a bed before 8’a clack a night time.

White Rum pon a Friday evening afta work jam.

where Easter is sling shat season.

Fry fish and festival a Hellshire Beach.

The happy set of people that are on Jamaicans.com.

Weh all a di good looking man dem deh.

——————————————————————————–
Jamerican – [email protected]
Thursday, May 17, 2001 – 8:16 PM

a beautiful place i saw once when i was 6. Kingston it was. i remember Rose Garden and its beauty. Even though i am only half jamaican, i have the whole heart of the people and the heritage in me! Jamaica is…my home away from home! 🙂

——————————————————————————–
juliene – [email protected]
Monday, May 28, 2001 – 3:00 PM

jamaica is a place with lots of beaches and

beautiful sunshine. yu wan fi learn fi chat patwa chech mi out.

——————————————————————————–
Syleste – [email protected]
Friday, June 01, 2001 – 2:31 AM

Jamaica is….
A place a long to go for about a month and relax.
Get my drink on, chill and maybe even get to be blessed with
the presents of a man, who knows how
to treat a woman.

——————————————————————————–
trisha – [email protected]
Thursday, June 28, 2001 – 4:18 PM

jamaica is where you can mix syrup wid milk an av a wicked drink
jamaica is so cool where i live in georges valley when u dun bade an get u hair plat up an ting u can go ramp ova godfrey but now a housing skeem jamaica is the best place in the world

——————————————————————————–
Karimah – [email protected]
Wednesday, July 04, 2001 – 12:23 PM

…watching cricket on a jam pack bus and hear the whole bus bawl out SIX…

——————————————————————————–
dreadzina – [email protected]
Sunday, July 15, 2001 – 3:32 PM

Jamaica is the place were I learned so much from, and everybody should visit there once in their lifetime……

——————————————————————————–
Pat
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 – 12:27 PM

Jamaica is…buying hostess cakes (wid di likkle cream filling) from the van on Saturdays and buying ice cream and fudge from the man on the bike.

Jamaica is…playing jacks (wid rack stone and marble) and ‘lastic after school until i so late dat yuh know sey yuh a go get a ass’n when yuh go home.

——————————————————————————–
La-Gaye – [email protected]
Wednesday, August 01, 2001 – 7:15 PM

Jamaica is…
… where children take off their shoes and walk all the way home splashing in every puddle along the way. Stopping at granma’s to say hi and pick plums. Then stopping to play at the preschool playgrounds til almost sunset and are afraid to go home and face mommy

——————————————————————————–

victoria – [email protected]
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 – 9:52 PM

Jamica to me is this exotic island of beautiful people, food, music and culture. It is an island of paradise. My closest neighbout was this wonderful Jamacian lady who loved Jesus with all her heart ( and is know with Him). She wasn’t wealthy by any means but that did not stop her from offering my family the world, everything she had was ours too. She’d offer us food and money and wouldn’t let us say no to her. She loved Jamaica, her home; I felt bad that she had to live here. To me she represents Jamaica and the love the people have for God, for each other, for music, for life: “one love”

——————————————————————————–
Bridgette – [email protected]
Thursday, August 23, 2001 – 10:44 AM

Jamaica is where you and you sistren and brethren dem go to the beach and get “RED”. Then find a vendor who a sell fry fish an bammy, some festival, red stripe beer and have him just cater to you and yours. Then you go for a swim, come out a the water and eat again. Then when evenin come you find a session, then fine a nice brethren fi dance wid an lock dung wid him whole nite in a one corner. Then you leave the dance roun 6:00 in the morning, pon a bike back and head straight fi dey beach. Hang out all day a swim, eat. Ahhhh! “Sweet Jamaica”

——————————————————————————–
Reds (RJR chatter; NY)
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 – 9:29 AM

Jamaica is wey mi can walk barefoot till it black like tar;
sidung pan wall and suck bag-juice; eat outside wid mi
family and when mi did young, get mi backside ‘lik’ by mi
madda and any neighbor who si mi a gwan bad……cho!!!!!
BIG UP JAMDOWN!!!!!

——————————————————————————–
detta goulbourne – [email protected]
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 – 8:35 PM

jamaica is the only place where we would save our lunch and breaks money to buy hot bread and butter after school.

jamaica is where when rain falls we would tear out our book leaf to make boat, to row in the water on the road side.

jamaica is the only place where we would stone the light post or the banana tree to see if our dinner will be ready when we get home.

jamaica is the only place where tin mackerel and white flour dumpling sweet,along side bogolime drinks.

——————————————————————————–
Laurel Mcdermott – [email protected]
Wednesday, September 05, 2001 – 3:55 PM

Jamaica is where Gods live but they don’t know

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