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  2. 1. Small Snake Population There are very few snakes on the island of Jamaica. The mongoose was imported to Jamaica to rid the cane fields of rats in 1872. As an added benefit, the mongoose has killed off almost the entire population of snakes. So running across a snake is a rare occurrence in Jamaica but when you and if you do, they look something like this. 2. Foreign Crops The original inhabitants of Jamaica, the Arawak, grew corn and yams. Today, the major crops of Jamaica include sugar cane, bananas, and mangoes. None of these crops are native to the island; they were imported to the island at varying times in the island’s history. Coconut Palms, breadfruit, and bamboo were also imported to the island. 3. Bond, James Bond British writer, Ian Fleming is famous for his 007 James Bond character. After designing his dream home, Ian Fleming choose to have it built in Jamaica and name it Goldeneye. In Jamaica, he wrote ten of his world renowned James Bond spy thrillers. 4. Olympic Winners In 1988, Jamaica became the first tropical country to enter a Winter Olympic event. It was the bobsled event. The movie, Cool Runnings, tells the story of the Jamaica’s first foray in to the Winter Olympics. Only the United States has won more Olympic and World medals than Jamaica. 5. Flags of the World Jamaica is one of only two countries in the world that has no colors in common with the flag of the United States of America. The other country is Mauritania (green and yellow). Libya used to have a solid green flag but has since changed it to include red and white. The Jamaican flag is green, yellow, and black. Two yellow stripes intersect in an X with green filling in the top and bottom and black on either side. 6. Innovative Jamaica Jamaica was the first country in the Western world to build a railroad. They built their railroad a mere 18 years after Britain built theirs. AT&T copied Jamaica’s telephone system because it was so well developed. In 1994, Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to launch its own website. 7. Blue Mountains and Moons The stunning Blue Mountains in Jamaica are named for the mist that covers them. From a distance, the mist appears blue. A second moon in a month is called a blue moon; however, there have been half a dozen sittings of sapphire colored moons in the past 40 years. 8. Orchids Everywhere Over 200 species of Orchids grow wild on the island of Jamaica. 73 of the species are unique to Jamaica. There are a 1,000 species of trees and 500 species of ferns. Jamaica is the best place to see wild flora and fauna.
  3. Efforts are underway for the establishment of a library and museum to honour reggae great Dennis Brown. The foundation set up to preserve the work and legacy of the singer, popularly referred to as the Crown Prince of Reggae, has commenced. Brown's contemporary and close friend, Freddie McGregor, shared the update with a massive audience gathered on the Kingston waterfront on Sunday for the annual tribute concert dedicated to Brown. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer following his performance, McGregor noted that the foundation's efforts were previously concentrated on the concert. Now that the event is on its feet, the next project is a library and museum. Click Here to Read More.
  4. Mia Dailey, the one-year-old who was shot by gunmen as they slaughtered a man at West Street in downtown Kingston Sunday morning, is responding after surgery, a relative told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “She’s responding, but there is no feeling in her legs,” the relative said. “The X-ray suggests that there is some injury to her spine, so they are doing further tests to determine the extent of the damage, and they’ve brought in a specialist to consult on the matter.” Mia, who had been seated on a chair outside her house awaiting her bottle, was shot in her abdomen and spine when gunmen attacked and murdered 43-year-old Andon Robinson, shortly after 7:00 am. Click Here To Read More.
  5. Hail Massive, We are happy to announce a new feature on the forum called Members Award This system provides administrators the ability to award their members with badges that show in their profile and, if chosen, on their posts. Members can also earn awards and rewards based on; Content Count Profile Completeness Profile View Count Reputation Level starting a Topic in a Specific Forum More on what awards and rewards will follow. Stay tuned for more.
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    Published in 1924, Jamaica Anansi Stories includes folklore (including animal stories, modern stories and old stories), transcriptions of folk music, and a large collection of riddles, all cross-referenced with folklore studies from other cultures. The trickster Anansi, originally a West African spider-god, lives on in these tales. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion; he is able to overturn the social order; he can marry the Kings' daughter, create wealth out of thin air; baffle the Devil and cheat Death. Even if Anansi loses in one story, you know that he will overcome in the next.
  8. Marriage means that the wife comes first. In order to be an effective father or son. He needs to be happy and fulfilled. Second priority are kids ....then mommy and last but bit least baby mama. The sidechick should not be in the picture in the first place. But the man has an obligation to pick a good wife who would be empathetic to all the important ppl in his life. And mommy must respect that her son is now married and has a family of his own. The responsibility is on the man to manage these relationships and set realistic expectations.
  9. The child. Everyone else can fend for them self.
  10. The child will be happy when both parents are able to co-exist in a loving relationship. Even if the parent still cares for the child after separation, the separation itself will have an impact on the child..that said the importance of the wife in a man's life should take priority.
  11. But even if all doesn't fail, the child best interest should still be a priority. However, what about when that child grows up and leave home?
  12. The child because when all else fails the child's best interest should be considered. Making sure as much of that childs innocence is preserved make for a functional adult.
  13. In regards to my kids, my love for them can’t change and its unconditional, whereas I could divorce my wife or fall out of love with her. But I can’t stop loving my kids
  14. The answer will vary based the the man's morals. A cheater will say his daughter, a deatbeat man will say his mother, a man who's feeling unloved or unwanted at home will say side chick and a man who is serious about building a family will say his baby mother.
  15. Wife comes first. A husband and wife’s job is to run the household and raise the children as a team by fulfilling their respective roles together. Taking care of your parents is always a high priority for any man/women but this priority does not take precedent over priorities that pertain to the marital home and very immediate family. As for baby mother/side chick. . 1.) If the baby mother is in addition to the wife, firstly, where is her husband? Secondly, her priority isn’t even a question as long as the child’s taken care of. Likkle card on Mother’s Day will do. 2.) Side chick? What is that?
  16. Side Chick dwl. Always the wife, it is Holy Matrimony. If a man has a good relationship with his Mother, he will treat his wife good.
  17. The Wife should come first. The respect for the mother should still remain however The wife should be his number one priority.
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