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Category: Culture and lifestyle

How I Learned to Love Patois and Embrace My Jamaican-ness

I don’t remember exactly when I first became aware of my “country” accent, but I recall the gentle teasing from my coworkers in 2001 when I moved to Montego Bay from the sugar cane...

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9 Random Facts About Jamaica

1. According to recent statistics, 56% of Jamaicans have access to the internet and 39% are on Facebook. (*Source: Internet World Stats) 2.  The official name of the MBJ airport in Montego Bay is Sangster...

​What is Jamaican English?

The term “Jamaican English” is sometimes used in reference to Jamaica’s use of English as an official language and at other times in reference to Jamaican patois. However, in reality, Jamaican English is no...

What Language Do Jamaicans Speak?

​There is a lot of misinformation about the language spoken in Jamaica.  Many people in other countries don’t know that Jamaica is one of 64 countries worldwide where English is the official language. Consequently,...

7 Reasons Jamaican Christmas Is the Best

(Updated 9/2017)  Around the world, Christmas is a highly anticipated festive season, and this is no less in Jamaica, where throughout the island, there is heightened excitement as Christmas approaches. Wherever you’re from, no...