Tag: culture

COMMENTARY

Culture’s Absurdity

To no one’s surprise, the police to whom two complaints were made, one by a woman needing medical attention, that she was assaulted by a lawmaker, and by the lawmaker alleging an unprovoked attack by a woman, the case has been closed for lack of corroborating witnesses and the uncooperative combatants who cannot be compelled to aid the police investigation […]

COMMENTARY

Jamaica’s Prospects

Just read Mr. Ricketts’ article and the perplexing questions about Jamaica’s prospects. Without saying he is getting it right or wrong, which itself is no shame, let me query the matter from an angle that allows light to flood the darkness. How does one know what the future will be, or more specifically how will something work? To some, the […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Invest $10 Million In Reggae Product

The Government has committed $10 million to initiate and build out a major cultural product, which is intended to enhance the visitor experience through the streamlined infusion of reggae music. Mr. Bartlett said the concept, dubbed the ‘Tourism Reggae Product’, is intended to facilitate the development and hosting of multiple daily reggae events, particularly in resort areas, targeting visitors to […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Put Revival Music On UNESCO Heritage List

Jamaica is seeking to have Revival Music inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This was disclosed recently by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports Denzil Thorpe, at an event dubbed: ‘Salute to the Parish of St James’, at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). “It is our intention […]

COMMENTARY

“Big Up Uno B***D C***T” Self — Words Matter!

At one time, or other we have been suggested in ways that are unorthodox, to put it kindly if not mildly, and to decipher then decide if the unorthodoxy was complimentary or a dagger twisting wound. The ambiguity where none should be might be considered ignorance with respect to the use of language, cultural affirmation and figure of speech. However, […]

TRAVELOG

Enchanting Turkey

Nowhere else in the world can you spend one day chilling in a cave hotel, the next day walking along ancient streets relatively unchanged since Roman times, and the very next at a high-tech exhibit. Turkey has a little bit of everything, from incredible natural beauty to exciting nightlife, to an inspiring historical backdrop. Hagia Sophia Museum/Church This museum has […]

Jamaica

Prime Minister Holness — Creating A Culture Of Work Is Important

The Prime Minister while speaking at the Official Opening Ceremony for the Montego Bay Free Zone Company Limited Data Entry Building Number 7 noted that the policy of the Government is not just to create employment but to create a culture of work. “It is clear that the policy of the Government can’t just be employment. The policy of the […]

TRAVELOG

Explore New Mexico

There are many popular destinations in America that draw visitors each year in tourism. Among the 50 states in America, New Mexico is one unique gem that sets itself apart from any other place in the world. New Mexico (NM) is known as “The Land of Enchantment”. It is located in the southwestern region of the United States while surrounded […]

EDITORIAL

Beauty — An Artificial Concept

In the heady days of the 1970s, a spirit of black consciousness swept across Jamaica that had never been seen before or witnessed since. It was a time of black cultural consciousness which fed off Marcus Garvey’ s philosophy of Pan-Africanism and the Rastafari movement spawned by Leonard Howell. Locally, the movement was grounded in songs by leading reggae artists […]

EDITORIAL

Jamaica’s New “Eat A Food” Culture

Jamaica is said to be one of the most iconic tropical getaways in the world — thanks to its beautiful natural scenery, warm climate, laid-back culture, an elegant landscape that ranges from tropical rainforest and soaring mountains to rolling meadowland, and stunning dramatic coastlines. Moreover, the country’s scrumptious cuisine, pulsating music, and the charm and friendliness of its people make […]