As if the recent shortage of cement in Jamaica was not bad enough for the construction industry, I read in today’s Gleaner that companies will now have to factor the cost of blood offerings into their budget plans:
CONSTRUCTION WORK came to a halt at the PiÃ±ero Group hotel site in Pear Tree Bottom, near
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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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Following up Zinnia’s links on my earlier post, I found this mildly interesting article, I was born this way, from the Jamaican Gleaner in 2001.
More fascinating was the comments page.
There’s an initially amusing flame war between TT and Saleem and his girlfriend, before the online casino comment spam takes over. The page was
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I’m gonna chase you out of earth!
So begins one of my all-time favourite songs, Chase the Devil by Max Romeo, produced by the divinely crazy Lee Perry. Its startling opening lines are lifted from the Bible.
Romeo: Lucifer son of the morning, I’m gonna chase you out of earth!Isaiah 14:12: How art thou
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