Tag: Jamaican

Jamaican Tales of Running Belly

Emergencies are emergencies. They can catch you anywhere anytime, completely unexpected. One of the most dreaded of these emergencies is what Jamaicans refer to as ‘running belly’. You hear the term ‘running belly’, and maybe a cartoon images of well-built

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Timeline: The Western Jamaica ‘Light Sentences’ Debate

Background to the Issue Senior investigators within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have drafted a document which reveals that judges in St James, Westmoreland, Hanover, and Trelawny are opting more for fines, suspended sentences, and probation orders for persons convicted

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A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of seven states of

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All You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Drug Treatment Courts

What is a drug treatment court? The drug treatment court is not quite like other courts in Jamaica. It’s primary purpose is to help with the reduction of drug abuse in the island. A drug treatment court is designed with

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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What’s Right With Jamaica? 18 Guinness World Records

What’s Right With Jamaica? Jamaicans have always considered themselves to be exceptional, and this is evidenced in how their infectious culture has diffused to pretty much every corner of the globe. Even the Guinness Book of World Records bears testament

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