Category: Culture

‘Wi Leff’ – Jamaican Terms to Express Heartbreak






‘Wi deh’ This is how it starts. You’ve met the (latest) love of your life, and you’re past casual and like, and are very seriously together. If you’re in Jamaica, your friends will ask:  “Unnu deh?” (are you together?) and








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What’s Right With Jamaica? It’s Carnival!






Byron Lee is the man who must be credited with popularising the concept of Carnival in Jamaica. From as early as 1990, Lee introduced, on an extensive scale, the fire and fierceness of Trinidad’s Carnival culture to Jamaicans. That was








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5 Things To Do For The Easter Holiday in Jamaica






The Easter holidays are a  time of reflection and introspection. But when the reflecting and introspecting is done, most Jamaicans head to one of three places: church, the beach or the homes of family and friends. Over the holiday period,








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10 Jamaican Proverbs To Make You Laugh Out Loud






1. “Monkey mus know weh him gwine put him tail, before him order trousiz.” Translated: The monkey must know where he is going to put his tail before he orders the trousers. Meaning: Be clear of how you are going








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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate






On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four








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What Is Coconut Oil Good For?






Coconut oil is one of the most diverse and handy substances you can have in your house. In Jamaica, we have known this for a very long time. In the days before the popularity of mass produced lotions and body rubs,








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Jamaica Biennial 2017 Awards Announced






The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent








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The Road Calling: diGJamaica’s Ultimate Carnival Checklist






Carnival season is earmarked on many calendars as a time for excitement and fun. In Jamaica, Carnival has become a staple around Easter time. Bands clad in brightly coloured costumes can be seen palaving and parading their way through streets,








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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican






Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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