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We will remember 2022 for many things – shock, fear, tears, laughter, hopelessness, and Covid-19. There is never a dull moment in sweet, sweet Jamaica and the year of our 60th independence anniversary was no different.

COSTLY ELECTRICITY KILLING OUR XMAS SPIRIT

The holiday season is here again, and in Jamaica it is undeniably the happiest time of the year. We go over the top for celebrations and Christmas is no exception. Tis’ the season for sorrel, freshly painted houses, big family gatherings, lavish dinners and lighted decorations. 

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together to celebrate. For many, the holiday season is filled with joy, laughter, and love. But it can also be a difficult time for some. Christmas heightens the stresses of our everyday life.

TRAFFIC AS DENSE AS A BULLA

This year brought the fullest in-person gatherings since Covid-19 locked us down in 2019. Isolation and loneliness from curfews, and forced social distancing spawned a need for social engagement that many want to fill. Places are getting crowded, we notice, even as promoters deliver more events and new restaurants are sprouting everywhere.

Afrobeat is now one of the most popular and well-known forms of African music, and it is displacing Dancehall on charts in recent years.

JAMAICA ABROAD AND AT HOME

Jamaicans abroad get love and acceptance from people all over the world. Our exuberance and patriotism are hard to ignore. The soft power we proudly exert with our culture drives people’s curiosity and interest in our country, attracting more than four million tourists annually.

KEEPING BREAST CANCER AT BAY

Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives us a chance to look at our situation in Jamaica. Breast Cancers is the most diagnosed form of cancer among women here. Jamaica also leads the Caribbean in breast cancer incidence.

JAMAICAN TRUCKERS RUSH TIKTOK

Jamaican truck drivers are infamous for their road antics. The fast driving, horn honking, gear changing and  jakes jakesing, command our attention often, and inspire glee in many whose usual response is "Machine!"

WHATSAPP IS THE GO TO MESSAGING TOOL

Life is becoming difficult without WhatsApp. This hugely popular app now has more than two billions active users. It lets users text, call, and video chat with others anywhere for free, thus helping people save money. It is the easiest way for people to share photos, audio messages, contacts and video. It is also pervasive, available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone... Read More

STILL MANY FREE FUN THINGS TO DO

In person events are back, and, sadly, more expensive than ever. Inflation took COVID 19’s job of keeping you inside. Not to worry, however we’ve got you!. This week we are alerting you to a few events that promise a great time for the best price - none.