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Jamaican

Unwritten Rules And Norms Of The Jamaican Culture

For such a small country, Jamaica has one of the richest cultures worldwide. While many try to duplicate, a significant portion of or norms can only be experienced here. Let’s Look at some of our norms that have been etched in our culture. We have the remarkable ability to replicate the American accent when talking […]

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Jamaican Relationships

Can A Man And A Woman Be Friends, Just Friends?

Many times I have heard the question; ‘Can a man and a woman be friends?’ I have always defended firmly that it is possible based on my associations with women. However, over the years, my thoughts have evolved. Here is why: During my undergrad years at the University of the West Indies, I contently interacted […]

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The Problem With Jamaican Time

Have you ever been invited to an event which claims to start at say 8 am ‘SHARP’? You set your alarm for 8:10 am, you wake up, get ready and arrive at 10 am and still you are early for the event? If you have done this before, then there is definitely Jamaican blood running through your […]

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How To Get Good Customer Service In Jamaica

It is well known that Jamaica has very bad customer service, at least when relating with other Jamaicans. Customer service agents (CSAs), whether by phone or in person, make it quite obvious that your problems are of no interest to them. Could it be that Jamaican CSAs are so honest, so real, that no form […]

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Jamaican Nicknames

My grandmother is so nice they call her Miss Nicey, her sister is so cool,  they call her Miss Cooly, their brother is so hard they call him Maas Rocky. Given that I am so awesome, will they eventually call me…. Awe-sy!? In the lower and middle class Jamaican society, where bureaucracy and hierarchy fail […]