There is an ongoing debate in Jamaica concerning the validity and usefulness of patois, the local dialect. On one side, some argue that it is an authentic language of communication used by the majority of Jamaicans and should therefore have its place in the school curriculum; on the other side, critics argue that promoting patois
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Alleged cattle rustlers in ‘St Bess’ Reports are that the Black River police were patrolling along Crane road [...] when they saw a black and grey Nissan Vanette minibus [...] with two men onboard. The bus was searched and a cow with branded initials A.L. and A.M. was found. When the men were questioned by
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After most of the children’s books drowned in the hotel flood, we bought some new ones in a local bookshop. One of the books was an alphabet colouring book. The first page had a blob outline and the text, A is for ackee. We had no idea what it was, nor what colour it should
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I was busy scouring the saucepan and would not have looked up if it hadn’t been for the flashing lights of the motorcycle outriders. We’d eaten seasoned rice with saltfish and ackee, the remains of which now stuck stubbornly to the bottom of the pot in a burnt and glutinous mush.
Following the outriders came
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Kingston abounds in roadside exhortations.
Some go for a minimalist approach.
The reference is a call for peace and calm.
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone â€” for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all
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