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Monday, October 31, 2005

Dons,Gangs,Kingfish,Protests And Violence- News From Ja.

The past 24 hours hours have been a very eventful period in Jamaica. Let me summarize the events making up the top stories in the news today.

Early Sunday morning a joint police military operation spear-headed by Operation Kingfish shot and killed Donovan 'Bulbie' Bennett, named as Jamaica's most wanted. The leader of the 'Clansman' gang, which has operated out of Spanish Town in St. Catherine, Bulbie was on the police most wanted list for more than 10 years. [read article]

Monday morning gunmen attempted to attack a police station in retaliation for the death of there gang-leader. This attempt was thwarted by the police, however gunmen managed to shoot and injure three policemen in 3 separate incidents. [read article]

Monday afternoon protesting Spanish Town residents blocked several roads and burnt down a police post. [read article] As a result of this the town of Spanish Town was locked down as business places, schools and public transportation had to cease operations for the day. [read article]

Sometime Monday, Commanding Officer for St. Catherine North, Superintendent of Police Kenneth Wade charged that the ruling political party was supporting the very said gang while the opposition is backing a rival gang, the One Order Gang. He also said that the very citizens protesting the killing are also known supporters of the ruling party. [read article]

It seems that Jamaica just keeps getting worse, dons (who are known killers) are killed by the police after years of terrorizing the public, there is senseless violence in retaliation, inner city citizens mount roadblocks and destroy property in riots as a form of protest and the government officials fuel the violent cycle by supporting the dons to get votes. This never ending cycle just keeps going in the restless island called Jamaica.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Guess This Riddle!

Hey everyone, Just wanted to share a foward that I received in my mail. Here it goes:

It has an average range of 8 inches long.
Its functions are enjoyed by members of both sexes.
It is usually found hung, dangling loosely, ready for instant action.
It boasts of a clump of little, hairy, things at one end and a small hole at the other.

In use, it is inserted, almost always willing, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly into a warm, fleshy, moist opening where it is thrust in and drawn out again and again many times in succession, often quickly and accompanied by squirming bodily movements.
Anyone found listening in will, almost surely recognize the rhythmic, pulsing sound, resulting from the well, lubricated movements.
When finally withdrawn, it leaves behind a juicy, frothy, white sticky substance, some of which will need cleaning from the outer surfaces of the opening and some of it from its long glistening shaft.
After everything is done and the flowing and cleansing liquids have ceased emanating, it is returned to its freely hanging state of rest, ready, yet for another bit of action, hopefully reaching its bristling climax twice or three times a day, but often much less.

What am I???????

As you may have already guessed, the answer to this riddle is none other than your very own...

...TOOTHBRUSH!!!!! What were you thinking?! You PERVERT!

Have a great weekend all.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The JPS Saga

I have been a bad blogger for the past few days. But I have been so busy and I had such an eventful week thus far. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Did your radio stop working recently? Don't have a radio? Don't have a Discman or CD player?Do you have a cell phone or land phone? Do you want to listen to hours of continuous, ad-free music? Can't afford XM? If your answer to any of the above is yes, you need JPSCC! Yes Jamaica Public Service Customer Care is just for you. It's totally free! All you have to do to enjoy free uninterrupted music is call 1-888-call-jps (1-888-2255-577) select option o or 1. Then you are all set to enjoy your long hours of free music.

The Ordeal
I went on the road on Tuesday to take care of some business. On my return home I noticed that I had no light. So upset, I called JPS to see if there was any scheduled power failure. But to my surprise there was none. Then I remembered that on the last bill I received, 2 days ago, I saw a balance brought forward. So I decided to call again to check my account status. To my dismay, the recording was saying that I owed the full amount for the previous month. WHAT! I payed that bill 3 days before the due date! What the hell is this recording saying?

Now Mr. Stunner, has now grown upset! How the hell this system telling me that I didn't pay my bill and I have a record that I payed the bill. So I decided to speak to a customer care agent. So I called and selected option 0. Now I think JPS just wanted to throw some fuel on the fire blazing. I was on hold for about half hour. At one point I forgot I was on the phone and actually thought I was just sitting listening to music. When I finally got an agent, home boy is going to tell me they didn't receive any payment for the account and that my light was disconnected. What the rass! How the %$@*(@! yuh mean seh yuh nuh get nuh money and mi light disconnected. I have a %$@&*&! Credit card statement with the payment on it!

Ok. I decided to call NCB. As I used there online services to pay my light bill. Mr. Agent enlightened me that yes the payment was made and it was sent to JPS. So puzzled, I asked him to check the account number. Low and behold, homeboy Stunner, left off the last digit. Shit! I checked and double checked before submitting the account number. Oh well shit happens. Mr NCB was quiet helpful, as he tried to contact their contact person at JPS to rectify the situation. But just my luck, he could not get anyone in that department at JPS. I think JPS a try spite mi!
Anyway he said I should call back JPS and explain what happened and see if they could help, as he was going to log the problem and continue trying. Ok back to JPSCC for more music.

And music it was! Rass I stayed on the phone for another half hour listening to more music, song after song, album after album. Finally I got an agent, So I explained to her the problem. And of course her first response was that there was nothing she could do. So I said there must be something. So she decided to do some checks with her finance department! Now this takes the cake! It so happens that JPS did in fact receive the money. However, because the premises number was incomplete the payment was rejected and hence nothing was credited to my account. But, dutty, tinking, thieving JPS sit down pon mi money! Yes folks they just had my money and disconnected my light. You mean to tell me, you see a payment made and it was rejected for 3 weeks now, you have the complete customer number and hence contact details, and you didn't call the customer much less contact the bank that you received the payment from? You just sit down on the money! JPS is one rass!

So she had it sorted out and the money was credited to the account and they waived the reconnection fee. So Miss Agent said she is going to try and get it reconnected the same evening , however, she thinks it's a good chance the reconnection would not be done until the next day. A deh suh it done. This was 4:00 pm and all 6:00 pm she still can't get anyone to reconnect my light. 8:00 still can't get anyone! I now make it official that JPS is the worst utility company in the Island, no, the world! Yes, folks I had to buy some Happy Ice to keep my stuff from spoiling as I didn't get back my light until sometime Wednesday. Yep, JPS strikes again!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Bring Back The Hangman!

Since the alarming rise in the Island crime and murder rate, the Jamaican public has been demanding the resumption of hanging. Many in the Jamaican public see the resumption of this form of capital punishment as one of the main ways to curb the escalating crime rate. The Prime Minister himself has announced in his latest address to the nation that his administration is considering pursuing the resumption of hanging. The leader of the opposition has also expressed his support for this form of punishment. So with all this support, why is it that the convicted criminals are not being punished for their crime?

Well, who are the ones against it? The Human Rights organizations are one of the most vocal group of people against this form of punishment. The other anti-hanging supporter is the UK and the EU. The the British Member of the European Parliament, on her visit to Jamaica said, "It's a fundamental issue for the European Union. It's a written-in commitment that no member state of the union will have the death penalty". In other words she is saying that no country that is begging (especially Jamaica) from the UK and the EU will be allowed to resume hanging even if they have the highest murder rate. You can read the article here.

The crime situation in this country has become a malignant tumor, that is crippling the country and driving fear in it's residents. Since the sharp increase in our crime rate the investor confidence in this country has plummeted and the tourist arrival ia also on the decline. These criminals have now even turned to not only raping and murdering women, but also young teenage girls and worst nine and eight year olds! I just read an article in the Sunday Gleaner about three women who were abducted from a bar, raped then beaten, shot and thrown into a sewage main. The crime situation is this country has gotten out of hand and all the attempts the government have made, have failed. This is now one of the last resorts and some external foggies who don't have to deal with the enormous crime rate are saying we should not implement a measure to combat it.

Why should we keep these criminals running on the loose terrorizing and murdering us and those convicted in jail getting fat from our hard earned money? Murderers should pay. Some may argue that innocent persons may pay the ultimate price. However, there are persons on death row who without a shadow of a doubt committed violent crimes and should be made to pay. Dem fi hang! Di damn murderers fi hang. These criminals have nothing to fear. They know that they have a good chance of not getting caught and even if they get caught they will just go to jail and still enjoy life. And ever so often some of these murderers escape from jail only to prey upon innocent people.

This alarming crime situation and these senseless, wanton murder needs to be curtailed. I'm not saying that hanging is the answer, but it can be a deterrent. And in a situation like this, it's worth trying. What do you think?

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Sun At Last!

After suffering from the onslaught of rain over the past week it was a welcomed relief when I looked in the sky yesterday morning. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the sun peeping out, like shy excited child, from behind a thin veil of cloud. I had to run outside and feel the warm rays penetrate my skin. I couldn't tell when last it felt so good to be standing in the sun. Today seems overcast in the city, but hopefully later on in the day we will be blessed with some brilliant sunshine.

Anyway, I'm leaving you with a short post today. It has been a long night at work...As usual. My mind is mighty cloudy right about now, can't wait to hit the sack. Just to make your day interesting here is a fun link you all, it will make your day. When the picture loads, wait a while for the slide show to begin. Click here for the link.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Record Breaking Season!

Hurricane Wilma has certainly amazed everyone, even the people on The Weather Channel. It has broken and set quite a few records in the past couple of days. After peaking at a 175 mph category 5 hurricane it has now loosed a bit of steam and is now a very strong category 4 hurricane. Wilma has become the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin and had the lowest pressure (882 mb) ever recorded for a hurricane. Jamaica has been drenched with days of continuous rain but Wilma has now turned her attention to the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and South Mexico, and as the weather people expects, it's eyeing Florida. The rains have eased up here in Jamaica, but we won't be getting a real break until Friday.

This season has definitely been an extremely active one with 21 Hurricanes battering the Atlantic Basin. Due to the record number of hurricanes this season, all the letters used to name the hurricanes have been used up. As a result, meteorological will now resort to using the Greek alphabet to name any new tropical storm or hurricane. Here is a list of all the hurricane that have made up the onslaught on the region: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Dennis, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katrina, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rita, Stan, Tammy, Vince and Wilma.

Record numbers of powerful hurricanes, massive earthquakes, tsunami and re-emerging diseases. All these disasters, this earth is certainly becoming more and more hostile. Leaves us to wonder what the earth will throw at us next and for us in the tropics, what the rest of this season and worse the what the next hurricane season will be like! All we can do is hope and pray for the best or at least the strength to deal with it. Enjoy the rest of your day people.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Random Stuff

More Rain in Jamrock

More rain in Jamaica as Tropical Storm Wilma (formerly known as Tropical Depression Number 24) continues to poor tonnes of rain on the island. There has been widespread flooding across the island. You can click here and here for the news reports. I took this picture while I was on my was home from work yesterday morning. This rails of this bridge as you can see has been busted by the heavy water that passed over the it. It is now 03:15 am and finally the rain has cooled off...guess not! Hopefully the sun will come out soon.

The Pakistan Earthquake

Someone in blogland, can't remember who (yep, another case of bad memory), made a point that no one has blogged about the devastation caused by the earthquake in Pakistan. Well here is the latest grim news. It is estimated that some 3.3 million (yes 3300000) people have been left homeless, 60,000 people homeless and some 36,000 estimated dead. Search and rescue efforts still continue and international aid continues to poor in (such are the $113 million dollars donated by Saudi Arabia). However it is difficult to reach many of the affected areas due to the extensive damage caused to the road network and other infrastructure. You can go here for more info. This disaster makes Katrina a walk in the park. However, why I think everyone was talking about Katrina is due to the closeness of the area to us and the circumstances surrounding the evacuation of the residents and also the extremely slow response of the mighty US government before, during and after the hurricane. The southern area of Asia seems to get so many disasters of immense magnitude, the tsami still fresh in our minds, monsoon floods and now this earthquake! My sympathies goes out to those affected.

On A Lighter Side

On the lighter side. I just wanted to leave you with two links that I'm sure you will find entertaining. Check these out: funny link 1 (Note: run your mouse over the people standing at the bus stop) and funny link 2 (a really funny video). Enjoy your day, I'll be sleeping.

Monday, October 17, 2005

More Rain! Jamaica Under Water

Yes folks the rain continues here in Jamaica, as Tropical Depression Number 24 lingers over the island. The meteorologists are expecting the system to strengthen to a Tropical Storm sometime tonight or later on in the day. There have been reports of flooding and roads being impassable in several areas across the island. The rain has been falling almost continuously for the past week. I don't even remember what that thing looks like...What's its name again...It's at the tip of my tongue, oh yes I remember now, the sun!

I took these pictures while driving home from work Saturday (one of the few day duties that I'm working this month, back on the night shift again), along Trafalgar Road and the intersection of Trafalgar and Waterloo Road. While driving I began to wonder: weh the hell suh much water a do pon a major ratid road? This is a major thoroughfare in the most developed part of Kingston, Jamaica even, and the road is flooded like this! Then it occurred to me, no proper drain is along the roadway, not even one! That is why the water just gallop along the roadway. These damn jackasses that built the roads in this country need to be strung up an beaten to a pulp. Oh not just them, but the NWA, the city planners and the idiot government of this country. All of them are to be blamed for the suffering that motorists have to face every time a little rain falls. And it's for this reason why they are so many potholes, no craters in the roads.

Well, it seems the depression is depressing a lot of people this weekend, as there were a lot of activities advertised for this long weekend. It seems the rain has quiet a different plan for all of us in Jamrock for this weekend. Whatever you are doing, I hope you still enjoy the rest of your long weekend (even if yuh nuh deh a yard), as for me I going to sleep every chance I get as the pitter patter of the rain makes the bed oh so more comfy!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Weekend Picture

As promised, here is the picture for the weekend. I took this picture in Negril, on the beach behind a little hotel called Shields. If it's raining where you are, you definately will appreciate this one. So relax and enjoy it. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Jamaica’s Fashion Confusion – “Men In Pink Tights”

“Mi caan sey tight pants come in again, …
Mi caan believe mi eye, mi caan believe mi eye,”
– Bounty Killer

There has been a new, disturbing phenomenon that has been growing among the young Jamaican men these days. I have been so very upset about it, but I have not vocalized my opinions as yet. However, as I was browsing through The Star yesterday evening, I was encouraged to likk out against di nastiness by the article that I read. You can read the article here it’s very interesting.

Once upon a time it seemed that women were being liberated and taking on jobs and sports that were male dominated and were celebrating how the tables have turned. Well, sorry ladies, the tables have turned once again! Of lately, it seems the young men in Jamaica have started to invade the female world! What am I talking about?

If you look at one in every 5 Jamaican man at a dance, in a club, or on the street you will know what I’m talking about. It’s the dyamn disgusting way they are dressed. The tight-fitting clothes, I don’t mean close fitting, I mead the tight, no air can pass through, body sucking, jeans and pants that these youths are wearing. Some men have resorted to start buying women’s hipsters jeans and body blouses (no not muscle shirts)! Oh no, that’s not the all. To top it off, these deviants choice of colours: baby blue, bright orange, bright red, yello, turquoise and worst of all pink! Yes you can see young men at these dances in pink and white tight shirts, extremely tight pink jeans and pink or white shoes to match!

It has gotten so bad that even the poor Jamaican women are now having a hard time finding stretch jeans and hipsters when they go shopping! They have to be in a race to get these rare female clothes, as these young men are hogging them up like hot bread.

I remember the days when we used to cuss the women dem weh bleach out dem face! But now these confused young men have started to take that over too. The bleaching, the shaved eyebrows and the textured hair, yes all of that!

What I can’t understand is how such a homophobic society like Jamaica would embrace such cross-dressing! If you ask any of these young men about homosexuality you will hear, “bun batty man”, “batty bwoy fi dead”. However, these same “anti-gay” men have embraced an established dress code of gay men. What is this country coming to! As far as mi si it, dem yute yah confused.

“Mi caan believe mi eye, mi caan believe mi eye,” – Bounty Killer

Have a great holiday weekend all. I'll post a picture for the weekend for thoses who will have time to stop by.

Friday, October 14, 2005

MI Key To Ra..!!!

Ok, so I made it home, after surviving the flood earlier in the evening. Feeling exhausted after the whole flood and traffic ordeal. So I parked my flood ravaged car and headed to the comforts of my apartment. Sleep was on my mind, but it was far from my agenda, even though I had work later in the night. I had a couple of assignments to do, well at least start. So I anxiously dashed to out of the car, trough the security door and presses the elevator button. So I’m at the elevator door and that’s where it happened
Backtrack: Let me give you a little history of this elevator. This elevator has malfunctioning door. At times it starts to open and as you are about to enter this damn elevator door maliciously start closing while you are going through it. An it nuh lock slow! So when this happens usually you would have to stop it from crushing you with your hand, by pushing back on the middle panel of the door. As a precaution I normally hold on to the button to ensure it stays open, but this particular evening I didn’t because it has been behaving itself.
So as I was entering the elevator, this damn door decides to close on me with murder in its eyes! So mi natural reaction was to stop it with my hand, my right hand, and the hand with the keys in it! Before I could register it the damn door boxed the key out of my hand! An as if it was in slow motion I saw the bunch of keys falling to the ground, falling in between the elevator and the walls of the shaft, down to the bottom of the shaft! Everything happening within a split second, “Mi keys to Ra$$! @%&*#%!* keys dem drop down the shaft, dutty ^%@#()*&#*! elevator.” You get the idea.
I was so pissed. What am I going to do? How was I to get in? The only person with a spare is off the island! Anyway I pulled myself together and went to the front gate and told the security of my misfortune. But alas, Mr. Security says, not to worry, he can help me get them back! “Whew”, I said in my mind. “But you will have to wait until di other security dem reach” he said. Being so happy about the possibility of getting back my keys and actually getting inside my apartment and getting some food (cause by now hungry a kill mi!) I said ok. So I told him I would be chillin' in my car until he is ready.
ZZZZZZZZ”...sleep till mi wake up and all now no security. With the hunger pains in my tummy things started to look hopeless again. Finally he came and said he was ready. Salvation at last! So we went in through the security door and Mr. Security enlightened me that he would get the two elevator keys (one the stop the elevator and prevent anyone from using it and the other to open the elevator door) and I would have to jump down the shaft and get them! Ratid, mi haffi go in de go get the keys, mi inna di shaft! But I really wanted my keys, so what could I do? I agreed. So I was home free now right? Right? Hell No!!!
Mr. Security says, “Mi cyan find the key fi stop the elevator.” What? What the Ra..! How the hell mi a go get mi key? The solution. “I will send the elevator to the top floor an open the elevator door and yuh jump down an get they keys”, he said. Do what? Jump in the shaft with my flashlight with the possibility of someone using it while, poor me, down there in the elevator shaft! Madness!!! A dead him want mi fi dead? “Dear Heavenly Father…” I said in my prayer and jumped down the shaft like a sheep to the slaughter. I’ve never jumped down somewhere, grabbed something and climbed a ladder so quick in my life! I was like the flash, of some “Jamaican petty thief”.
Finally, my keys were rescued, I could do my assignments and yes nyam some food! Told Mr. Security thanks and headed into the wicked elevator. Oh yeh, mi mek sure mi hold down pon di button this time.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Rainy, Rainy Afternoon - The Kingston Deluge

The First Taste

Yesterday started out overcast with intermittent scorching sunshine, just as his been for the past couple of weeks. But this was just a decoy from what was about to happen later on in the afternoon! As the afternoon drew near at about 3 or 4 pm the dark ominous clouds appeared and covered the unsuspecting city of Kingston. Then it struck without the usual one-two prelude drops, no it came down with a sudden vengeance. By the time I headed out of school at about 5:45 pm the ground was saturated and there was no one walking with umbrellas. No, the frail umbrellas could not withstand the downpour. As you can see from the picture above the rain was taking control. But this was not the worst of it at all!

Things Get Worst!

By the time I turned of Old Hope Road and headed into Hope Pastures (have to avoid the traffic) I was startled by the river that was flowing along the road way. Trust mi a riva did deh pon di road! Some serious water. Note in the picture above, you are not looking at the surface of the road but at a body of water of about 1 foot! My driving was reduced to a crawl, I'm sure I saw a snail doing the back-stroke pass me and the other cars. Believe it or not the water on the road got even worst as I continued along my route.

Deeper Waters

The water galloped along the road like an unrestrained wild horse! As I battled with the mighty force of the water, I must admit that at times my heart accelerated a bit. The water got so deep at one point that the car felt like it began to float and the water started to splash up on the bonnet of the car! No I didn't get any photos of that, as I had to have all my mental faculties in tact. Fortunately, the driver ahead of me didn't stop or stall or I would have been in some deep sh.., I mean waters.

Finally, after sailing...I mean driving through the flood waters on the road and then the huge traffic pile up (cause yuh done know seh when town people si rain dem head straight fi di road). Trust me the traffic along Barbican River...Sorry, I meant to say Barbican Road was nasty. I finally arrived home dry and safely. One good thing came out of all of this is dat mi nuh haffi wash mi car yet!

The evening's adventure didn't end there. Join me tomorrow for, Mi Key To Ra$$!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Not Just Another Gas Comic

Ok, ok I know I said that Gas Comic No. 7 was the final one, but this is not one in the series. I just happen to stumble upon this one while checking out the comic of the day on The Gleaner's website and I just had to share it with you.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!

Here I am on the night shift trying to stay awake. So I decided to take some time to introduce you to my daily and nightly drink, Coffee. Yes 100% pure Jamaican coffee. The best coffee in the world I may add.

I must admit that I love coffee, I will drink coffee in the morning, in the afternoon and even at nights. But for the most part though I only drink one cup of coffee a day...if I don't smell it brewing! (NO! I'm not addicted!)

I once had some Breyers coffee ice-cream, mek mi tell yuh something a one a di best tasting ice-cream mi eva eat! Trust mi!

Since tonight is a quiet night at work and the sleep is kicking in, even though I had a cup of coffee (It seems coffee doesn't really keep me awake, I just love the smell and taste.) I decided to lookup some information on one of my favorite beverages to share with you. Also I remembered that there was a Coffee Festival at Devon House last Sunday. By the way I missed out on that due to work, damn work!

Coffee facts:

  1. Coffee is the second most traded product in the world after petroleum. World wide coffee production tips the scales at about 6 million metric tonnes. (
  2. Each year some 7 million tons of green beans are produced world-wide. Most of which is hand picked. (
  3. An acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2,000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling. (
  4. Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. (
  5. Germany is the world's second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person. (
  6. Each year some 7 million tons of green beans are produced world wide. Most of which is hand picked. (
  7. Up until the 1870's most coffee was roasted at home in a frying pan over a charcoal fire. It wasn't until recent times that batch roasting became popular. (
  8. The percolator was invented in 1827 by a French man. It would boil the coffee producing a bitter tasting brew. Today most people use the drip or filtered method to brew their coffee. (
  9. A Belgian living in Guatemala invented the first instant coffee in 1906 and later immigrated to the United States. His name, ironically enough, was George Washington. (
  10. The largest coffee-producing nation, Brazil, is responsible for 30 to 40 % of total world output. (
  11. Coffee is high in anti-oxidants and compounds such as vitamins that fights damage to cells. (
  12. Germany is the world's second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person. (

I hope you beneifited from this list of useless coffee facts. Enjoy your coffee this morning...well that is if you are one of the millions of people who enjoy the number one morning beverage.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Cayman Sunset

I took this picture of an absolutely wonderful sunset while I was in Grand Cayman early this year.

I just wanted to give you all a little weekend present. Something for you to look at and forget all your troubles for a while. Have a great weekend, or what's left of it, everyone.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Serious Times

"And Ii seh
These Are some serious times
All I can see round natty is violence and crime
Full time for Rass to centralize socialize and realize
To let the sun shine through out every day
And let the moon shine through out the peaceful nites
This is 7 times rise and 7 times fall but I don't really believe in the falling tings at all
Cause life continues as it goes if u really want to no the true of the true isn't been told
No no no no no"

-"Serious Times" by Gyptian

Serious Times by the upcoming reggae artiste Gyptian seems to be on everyone's tongue and getting some serious airplay. This is one of the latest in conscious tunes that have been making their way to Jamaican radio. His song has put him up within the ranks of other cultural artiste such as I-Wayne, Jah Cure and Fantan Mojah, who have been having a great deal of success on the Jamaican scene and has also been performing internationally.

This song, to me, sums up how thing are right now in the world and also on a smaller and more direct scale in Jamaica. Things are really getting terrible in this country! It's like the wild wild west here in Jamaica. Gun men are killing people left right and centre. Last week gunmen went into a school and shot two students in separate incidents and also at another school gunmen went in and took out a 13 year old girl and raped her. As if that isn't bad enough we have to contend with weekly increases in living expenses. Trust mi times really serious yah now! This song is like a reality check and spurs us to think about how serious things are.

You can see the full lyrics here. You can click here to hear the song. It's not exactly a clip but when the site loads the song will play, just wait a couple of seconds.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Gas Comic No.7 (Series Finale)

Gas Comic No. 7 This is the last one in the series of gas comics. I hope you have enjoyed them and that they have brought a smile on your face despite the seriousness of the issue they speak of.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Gas Comic NO. 6

I promise I will make decent post as soon as I can. Until then I will leave you with another gas comic, Gas Comic No. 6. It seems that every day the gas prices increases in this country.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Pum Pum Rock

As I promised I would be giving you guys a picture over the weekend. This is another sneak preview of the photos that I will be posting on the new version of Scenes of Jamaica. I can hardly find the time to sit down and complete the site. The only thing that I have left to do is to create the picture gallery and that's a lot of work!

I was on my way to Ocho Rios and I just had to stop along the roadside to take a picture of this, oh so special, rock formation. This special area in the Bog Walk Gorge, along the banks of the Rio Cobre is named the Pum Pum Rock. I'll let you guys figure out why it is called by that name!