I’ve just heard that Perry Henzell died this morning. I spoke to his wife, Sally, only a few days ago when we were staying at her hotel, Jake’s, in St Elizabeth. I asked her where Perry was and she pointed over her shoulder, “He’s up there in the house right on top of the hill.”
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Photo taken at Port Royal, Jamaica.
In fact, this tombstone marks his third burial place, because after his death, he was buried in a nondescript area, then around 1953, at the time of a visit of Queen Elizabeth II, his remains were moved to a more conspicuous resting place in the graveyard of St
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17-year-old sentenced to 3 years probation for carnal abuse Judge tells him to skip Biology lessons for a while Paul Henry
Justice Lloyd Hibbert made the comment after Attorney-at-Law Jean Barnes informed him that her client – a former Calabar High School student – was furthering his studies. As Barnes mentioned the subjects her client
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At the swimming lesson, a group of kids were jumping up and down, waving their hands in the air and shouting,
“Uncle Mark! Uncle Mark! Can I drown next, pleeease?”
They were practising life-saving.
After that moment of excitement, my attention was drawn to the sound of the lawnmower … and the sight of
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Talk of banning the “dance of death” is still doing the rounds here in Kingston, or at least it was this morning at the hairdresser’s. The dance in question is of course the “Dutty Wine”. In a country where new dance moves pop up every week, the Dutty Wine has shown unusual endurance since its
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