4. Law and order. Think being Jamaican means you have to be athletic? Think again. Introducing Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson who was elected to serve as a judge in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2014. He is the only Jamaican and the second person from the Caribbean to serve on the ICJ in its 70-year history. Justice Robinson is a symbol of inspiration in the legal world with a long and distinguished career in public service. Wish you were Jamaican now? You should.
5. The Jamaican sensation. The Voice. Tessanne Chin. All titles that aptly to the talent, grace and poise that is the Jamaican songbird. No ordinary singer, Chin is best known for winning Season 5 of NBC’s reality TV competition The Voice. As if we needed to remind you, Chin’s amazing vocal range, quiet beauty and sparkling personality stole the hearts of millions on the show. Look up #TeamTessanne on Twitter and you will get the picture. Jamaicans are too cool for school.
6. ‘Water baby’ Alia Atkinson. At the age of 26, Alia Atkinson gave Jamaica the greatest Christmas gift ever when she won our first ever gold medal in the world swimming championships, becoming the first black woman to do so. We can’t say enough about this promising young lady who even has her own foundation. Get in the know about this record-breaking Jamaican. 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alia Atkinson
7. The I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E Jody-Ann Maxwell. The ten-year-old Jamaican had a historic victory in the esteemed international Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee (now the Scripps National Spelling Bee) in the United States. To date, Maxwell is the only non-American to win the competition, beating out nearly 300 competitors. Doesn’t matter what age, Jamaicans turn everything they touch into gold. Her amazing coach, the late, great Reverend Glen Archer was also a legend in his own right.
Now that you see that being anything other than Jamaican is just uncool, we encourage you to find a Jamaican link so you too can claim all the fantastic benefits of either being Jamaican or knowing one. Good luck!