The previous post’s comments reminded me of an amusing photo I’d taken on Old Hope Road in Kingston.
It was the first time I had seen the expression sleeping policeman used in English, although I’d long been familiar with its French equivalent gendarme couchÃ©.
The funniest part, however, is that the sign is directly opposite
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At the recent Commonwealth Games, Jamaica chalked up a remarkable score by winning every single sprint event!
It was all the more impressive given the small size of the population (2.7 million). So how come there are so many fast runners?
Well, if you also look at Jamaica’s ranking in the murder per capita table,
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I imagine many people have a mental list of books they would like to read but never get around to doing so. Top of my list was Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago. Somehow, each time I entered a book store or started browsing on Amazon, my mind would go blank and I would quickly be distracted by
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I spent a chilly morning at the over-air conditioned offices of the National Water Commission offices in an attempt to get my latest bill reviewed.
It was for 22,000 dollars.
It was partly my own fault. Three months in, I noticed our consumption rate had never moved from zero. I had paid each monthly bill,
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Today is Peace Day in Jamaica, an initiative launched a few years ago by an organization going under the banner of Peace and Love in Schools (PALS). Its goal is to promote non-violence in an ultra-violent society. The organization has now changed its name to Peace and Love in Society in an attempt to broaden
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