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Alexander Bustamente Presented the Jamaican Flag To The Birth of a Nation

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In February 1962, a new Constitution was approved by the Legislature and the Premier Norman Manley called General Elections.

Alexander Bustamente was elected in April and became the first Prime Minister of Jamaica. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica became an Independent Nation and a member of the British Commonwealth.

Jamaica becoming an Independent Nation, now meant that Britain, no longer controlled the affairs of the country. It was now the responsibility of the newly elected Prime Minister and the locally elected Cabinet.

Independence also meant that a Constitution, symbols, emblems, an army, Jamaican currency and passports had to be developed for the country.

As an Independent Nation, Jamaica assigns Ambassadors overseas who represent the country. They sign treaties on behalf of Jamaica and become members of various international organisations. This is important, as it gives Jamaica equal rights on various issues relating to international trade, policies and treaties.

Every year on August 6, (previously first Monday in August), Jamaicans celebrate the removal of our dependence on Britain, to control specific functions of the country. At this time we also honour all those persons who were responsible for the transfer of power.

In October, during National Heritage Week (third Monday in October), we also honour our six National Heroes and one Heroine, in recognition of their contribution to the birth of our nation.

 

Happy Independence Day Jamaica 2015

The island of Jamaica celebrates 53 years of independence today, August 6, 2015. As Jamaicans celebrate this historic Day there are many who ask, why do Jamaicans celebrate?

The country has been through many political and social changes which have benefited some but have not adequately aided the prosperity of others. Like other Caribbean islands and countries in the world, economic and social ills prevail — Jamaica is not unique in its circumstances.

Jamaicans have contributed greatly to the world at large in all aspects of life. The country has produced citizens at home and nationals living abroad who have continuously demonstrated that the size of the country cannot be equated to the achievements Jamaicans have attained; a popular Jamaican term —wi lickle but wi tallawah— bears truth to this.

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MUST READ: hidden treasure discovered in Trelawny

BUNKER’S HILL, Trelawny

THE venture is yet to be completed, but already Bunker’s Hill residents are upbeat about the benefits to be derived from the community’s newest and unique attraction — the Bunker’s Hill Cultural X-perience and River Tour.

The attraction which lies close to the Bunker’s Hill/Dromilly border in Trelawny, features a botanical garden, cascading waterfalls and a huge cave, believed to be used as a hideout by chief of the Maroons Cudjoe, and his followers in the 18th century.

An office, a gift shop, a reception area, and a kitchen, which serves up mouth-watering dishes and delicious juices, are also located on the lush property.

Clover Gordon, a resident of Adelphi, St James, who operates the attraction, describes the start-up of the project as “a divine intervention”.

“I didn’t even know Bunker’s Hill, but after three days of fasting in 2012 I was told through divine intervention that ‘what I have to give you now is not limited to Jamaica, but it is for the world’. Then I was told ‘Vivienne rivers’. So I went in search of all the Viviennes I know, and then I remembered that the name of my driver’s girlfriend is Vivienne, and I remembered too that she said that her mother has a property with a river in Bunker’s Hill,” Gordon told the Jamaica Observer West.

“The voice also said build thatch roof, look about traditional Jamaican food, you are going to get tourists, no alcoholic beverage must be served where you are, and everything must be natural, even the food… so I am going by that order,” Gordon added.

Gordon said after making contact with Viviene, she and her husband, Obrian, visited the property and were “very impressed with its potential”.

Work began on the site a year later.

Since then, the attraction has welcomed hundreds of visitors.

Gordon noted that last August, an ’emancipation celebration function’ was held at the property, which had more than 300 persons in attendance, including Member of Parliament for the area Patrick Atkinson and Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson.

Gordon pointed out that she is now working closely with dance groups from the Wakefield and the nearby Deeside Cultural youth group, as part of her efforts to bring traditional music and dances to the attraction.

She told the Observer West that several approvals from various government entities are now being sought, as part of plans to have the attraction properly licensed.

“Right now I have my licence from the Companies Office of Jamaica, (Registrar of Companies), and I am now going through NEPA [National Environmental Planning Agency], persons are soon to go on the swift water certification course, and we are now doing training through TPDCo’s Team Jamaica… as well as all the other relevant authorities,” she explained.

Arguing that the project is 85 per cent completed, Gordon said the plan is to have the attraction officially opened on Emancipation Day in August.

There are currently 10 persons employed at the attraction, but Gordon is confident that when it is fully up and running, anywhere between 25 and 30 persons will be employed.

Doveton Barnett, a resident of Bunker’s Hill, believes that the attraction will provide much-needed jobs for the community.

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“It is a good upliftment for the community. It will provide jobs. We really hope that we will get a good growth in jobs that we need here so badly,” he stressed.

But, Ameika Gray, another resident, who is also grateful for the opening of the attraction in the community, however, expressed concerns about the poor road conditions in the area.

“The attraction is nice, it is virgin, which makes it very appealing, but both roads leading to the attraction are in a deplorable state and that is going to be one of the biggest setbacks for the attraction,” she argued.

For Charles McKenzie, another Bunker’s Hill resident, the attraction is a hidden treasure.

“It is a unique project that I know the community can benefit greatly from,” he told the Observer West.

“There are a lot of carvers in the community who will be able to benefit immediately from the project once it gets going fully. There are a lot of farmers too who can sell their produce to the attraction as well as the large numbers of visitors who are expected to visit it,” he said.

Did you know social media could affect your Visa Application ???

When applying for a US Visa, it is commonly thought that one needs to do as much as they can to sway the Consular officer into thinking that they will return to Jamaica after their stay, even lying about their obligations and ties. It should be noted, however, that these officers are highly trained persons equipped with techniques to pick up ones intentions. Many persons do not know that their social media pages are also investigated and may be used against them whether one is seeking to acquire an Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visa.

See below as Peter Loblack, Immigration Attorney, answers questions of ones social media involvement in the acquisition of a visa.

QUESTION: Is it true that USCIS and the embassy look at the personal social media pages of applicants for visas and green cards, and even send friend requests to view private information? I heard that is a common practice nowadays; if so, I now know why I have been denied 6 times for a visa. Please tell me it is not true?

ANSWER: Yes, USCIS and consular officers at the embassy routinely review social media pages of applicants for green cards and visas. They have a difficult job to do; they are required to look out for fraud and misrepresentation in the immigration system. It is known that applicants, especially in high fraud countries, routinely lie or misrepresent their marriage, criminal record, children, financial holdings, and/or family history to obtain green cards and/or visas for themselves and their family. It has been documented that marriage fraud and visa fraud are major problems infecting the immigration system. Applicants lie about their intentions and status. Oftentimes, the truth is not grounds for denial but because of false information, bad advice from unscrupulous or incompetent advisors, or even due to ignorance, applicants misrepresent the facts. Unknown to them, fraud or misrepresentation to obtain any immigration benefit results in permanent ineligibility and revocation of visa, green card or citizenship, your deportation, and even criminal prosecution.

To combat fraud, immigration officials have at their disposal sophisticated tools, so I would advise against fraud, forgery, and misrepresentation, and would only consult reputable licensed practitioners. Yes, immigration officials also review all publicly available sources of information. There is not a more reliable indication of intentions than a prior expression of intention from the source itself. Thus, what you, the foreign national, posts or allow on your social media timeline will be used against you.

A tourist visa is solely for short term visits, not for work or to immigrate. Thus, posting on your page that you are relocating to the U.S. or you have gotten a job in the U.S., while having or applying for a tourist visa, if known, will result in denial of visa, denial of entry and/or visa cancelation or revocation. The same is true about your marital status.

The way you portray yourself on your social media page can also result in denial of your visa or green card application. If, for example, you have photos using illegal substance, you most likely will be denied. Drug users and abusers, as well as money launderers and their aiders and abetters, are inadmissible into the U.S., and are ineligible for a visa or green card. A conviction is not required. Just reason to believe that you are a drug user, abuser, trafficker or money launderer. Additionally, your appearance and/lifestyle plays a huge role in the perception other’s have of you. Immigration officers are humans, they will not grant a visa to those they believe are undesirables. Their decisions are deemed discretionary acts that cannot be appealed; so, please be warned.

Based on my 25 years of experience handling all types of U.S. immigration issues throughout the U.S., and outside, I have a deep understanding of the nuances involve in presenting and winning your immigration case or issue. Remember, all immigration lawyers are NOT the same, and not all help is good help. Choose wisely from whom you take immigration advice. General Answers on the Internet is not a substitute for a consultation to address your specific situation. One bad move takes years to correct and may result in constant denial and sometimes deportation. For sound legal advice and representation always use licensed experienced attorneys. Call any of my law offices for all your U.S. immigration matters. I handle immigration issues throughout the U.S. and at all U.S. embassies and consulates.

You can schedule telephone and in-office consultations. Tel 954-327-8800 | 407-295-0099. Like His page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PeterLoblackLaw and to Get my App from the AppStore or Google Play. Search “Peter Loblack Law Firm” for your 24/7 immigration attorney.

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MUST WATCH VIDEO: The truth about Jamaica and Jamaicans

As a Jamaican people we are taught most of our history in dept as we go through high school. It has always been a fascinating thing to hear about how far we have come as a people because of all the struggles we have faced from enslaving to independence.

It is because of this pride why it pains us to know that our entire history may have been a lie told to us from generations ago.

In a lecture held at the Marcus Garvey Museum on October 25, 2014, lecturer Amaru Ka’Re explains why we are not Jamaicans and how we were lied to from the beginning of our very history. Master Ka’Re explained that there were never any Arawak Indians settling here as our first inhabitants. The arawaks were described as “docile, medium built, copper coloured people”, as is seen on our coat of arms, with straight black here. It is said that the Arawaks lived here up to 10,000 years ago but there is no Jamaican archaeology to support this claim, no burial grounds, tombs, or bone fragments to test DNA. He asks “how do you live anywhere for 10,000 years and not leave an archaeological record of yourself?”

He says that the people Columbus encountered on our island in 1494 were likely the same ones he encountered on his visit to America in 1492, and he described them as black-skinned, nappy-haired Nubians. 16th century Florentine, Giovanni de Verrazzano also visited America in 1514 and said that the people he encountered were Ethiopians. He lectures that it is likely that the same people who were in America were the same people who inhabited the island we now live on and that our ancestors were actually here long over 10,000 years ago and were actually called Amaru ( which is where the word America is derived from) or Ol Mec Xi (which means Mexico). The Amerindians were Black People. If you cross- reference a Jamaican with a picture of what the ‘arawaks’ look like you will see that there is no resemblance at all. If you look at a picture of the Ol Mec Colossal head you will see where our actual resemblance lies, which would mean that the Ol Mec inhabitants were also like we are, black.

A lot more can be learned from the lecture as Master Ka’Re speaks about our government, independence, and the queen.

Columbus was a mass-murdering thief
The “Slave Trade” was actually a Race War
Jamaican Citizens are legally British property
Christianity is a psychological weapon
Queen Elizabeth II owns the Government of Jamaica
Jamaicans are neither “independent” nor free

10 incredible places in Jamaica you need to visit this summer

Jamaica, land we love, is the largest island of the Commonwealth Caribbean and the third largest of the Greater Antilles after Cuba and Hispaniola filled with beauty all around. Here are places you should visit this summer.

1. White River Valley

Located by the Old Spanish Bridge in Labyrinth, St. Mary. There’s a rope swing there too.

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2. Island Gully Falls

Location: Breadfruit Walk, St. St.Ann. Note: It’s not in Ocho Rios. It’s actually 15 minutes outside of the town of Ocho Rios.

Island Gully Falls

3. Breadnut Valley Falls in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth

Breadnut Valley Falls

4. Reggae Falls in St. Thomas.

In Hillside, St Thomas, you will find Reggae Falls or Damhead as locals call it. The waterfalls cascading several feet to the Johnson River was dammed many years ago to make a hydro-electric station.

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From a different perspective.

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5. The Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Portland.

The Blue Lagoon

6. Dornoch River in Stewart Town, Trelawny

Dornoch River

7. Frenchman’s Cove in Port Antonio in Portland

Frenchman’s Cove

8. Somerset Falls in Portland.

Somerset Falls

More of the beautiful Somerset Falls.

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9. Enchanted Gardens in Ocho Rios, St. Ann

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10. Boston Beach in Portland

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PHOTOS: 50 Cent enjoys a weekend in Jamaica with his Grandfather!

Rap artist, movie producer, actor, and extraordinaire Curtis Jackson is in Jamaica for the weekend. It is not surprising that he is having a wonderful time because we have some of the best vacation spots and beaches in the caribbean.

Apparently it was a weekend trip for 50 Cent’s grandfather, who desperately wanted to visit our wonderful island.

“Montego Bay, because I feel like it” he captioned his beach-view pictures on Instagram.

On another picture he said “come to Jamaica, my grandfather wanted to go so we here. He do whatever he wants to do”

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5 Incredible Unknown Waterfalls in Jamaica

Reggae Falls

Located on The South-Eastern section of the island, neatly tucked away in a small village called “Hillside” St Thomas, you will find the Beautiful #Reggae Falls ( also known as Damhead).

Reggae Falls is not today what it originally was.

In fact, the water from the Johnson River was dammed many, many years ago to make a hydro-electric station.

Despite this, it is no less spectacular than any other waterfalls on this beautiful island.

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Cane River Falls

Just nine miles outside Kingston you will find Bull Bay -an energetic, close-knit community, and at night, the coastline pulsates with rhythms from the various nightclubs that line the beach.

Cane River falls is hidden in this eclectic community. It is a a local favourite and where Reggae legend Bob #Marley used to washed his beautiful locks.

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Scatter Water Falls

Scatter waterfalls is one of the most unheard of jewels of Eastern Jamaica. Located in the small rural community of #Berrydale in the Rio Grande valley, you will this beautiful #ecotourism attraction. At Berrydale you will meet a very friendly tour guide that will take you across the Rio Grande on a Bamboo raft to your destination. Most of the visitors you will find at this location are locals, and #backpackers.

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Tacky Falls

Located in the eastern parish of St. Mary you will find tacky falls. This is the most non commercialized falls on the entire island and if you visit chances are you will be there alone all day. The falls is named after the #Coromantee slave Tacky, who lead the slave rebellion in 1760. There are no signs, no formal paths, and plenty of hazards on the way to even reach the pretty obscure 60m tall (or higher) waterfall. If you are interested in visiting this falls then it is best to hike with a local guide.

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Reach Falls

Reach Falls is located approximately 45 minutes east of Port Antonio, Portland and is named one of the most beautiful attractions in Jamaica. It was first discovered by runaway slaves from plantations in the neighbouring parish of St Thomas who sought refuge in the hills of the John Crow Mountains

It features a natural heart-shaped #Jacuzzi which caresses every inch of your body with its cascading waters . While it is getting more and more popular, it is still relatively unknown, therefore, you can still find your escape at this magical waterfall neatly tucked away beneath the tall mystical trees of a beautiful #rainforest.

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6 Homemade Toys Jamaicans played with growing up

Yes, for many kids here in Jamaica homemade toys are all they have.

These toys are not the latest fads…far from it as a matter of fact.

But, whether they were made by the parents or the children themselves, the kids still manage to have a lot of fun with them.

These creative kids can make a toy out of anything they can get their hands on.

Gig

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The “gig” or formally called a “top” was one of my favorite toy growing up. Usually made from scratch with branches from the Lignum Vitae tree, which by-the way is our national flower, oops!

We use a sharp knife to shave it down, and shape it at the same time. Then we smooth it off with sandpaper.

When the sanding is done, we put a nail in the bottom for the point and voila! You have your gig. Wrap your cord around it and you’re ready to play.

Wondering whether anyone ever gets cut from the knife? Heck yes! We got some really cool cuts as kids, but it wasn’t a big deal for me.

I would go to my dad and if there weren’t any band-aids at home, dad would just wrap my finger up with a clean piece of cloth, and I went right back to finishing my gig.

Making these homemade toys could be a pain sometimes. Want to hear something funny?

Yes, sometimes after all that work getting the branch from the tree, shaving it down and attempting to put the nail in for the point…Pop!

It would break in two. There goes your hard work down the tube. The other kids have a field day laughing at you. It’s all in good fun. Every dog has its day. Here on the island they say “every dog have dem day.”

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Juice box

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Homemade toys were also made from juice boxes. A truck could be made from an empty juice box by punching two holes in it.

One on the side close to the top, and another one on the same side close to the bottom all the way through.

Two pieces of sticks equal in size and length, are placed through the holes in the juice box.

Then, the plastic spool from cotton thread is placed on the four ends to make the wheels. At the top, which is the part you would drink from, you would tie a piece of cord, Wow! It’s time to hit the road by pulling on the cord.

Empty juice boxes would also be stuffed and used as a ball. These were good for games like ‘dandy shandy’

Wooden toys

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Older boys, like preteen or early teenagers, would make wooden toys like trucks. Pieces of boards and nails would be use to put them together.

Sometimes they would even paint these trucks. I must say, when they were done they were quite fascinating.

Kite

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Kites were made from any kind of paper, preferably newspapers as we couldn’t afford fancy kite paper, flour mixed with water served as paste and the veins from the leaf-like part “pinnate” of coconut trees would make up for the frame. I had some very fun memory of this homemade toy.

Swing

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A swing is made by tying, both ends of a piece of rope to the strong branchof a tree in the yard, a mango or tamarind, is usually the tree of choice.

Place a piece of board 8″ wide and about 18″ in length in the u-shape part of the rope for the seat and start swinging. Awesome!

See Saw

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The see saw is made by using a smooth piece of wood 2″x8″ in width and 6 to eight feet in length, finding a tree that has a V-shape “like two separate trunks that merge at the bottom,” and placing the smooth piece of wood in there and you are ready to go.

There are lots of fancy electronic Children toys these days, yet many kids here in Jamaica use these homemade toys as their primary toys, or go without one. Because their parents don’t have the money to spare on the latest ones.