Look at her...*tears*...our little island nation celebrates her 50th year of independence on August 6! Even with all our challenges and many hurdles yet to cross, I join with every Jamaican who celebrates independence and the achievements of so many of our fellow Jamaicans on the Rock and within our wide diaspora. Check out this recent Toronto Star article titled "Jamaica Punches Above Its Weight" on Jamaica's achievements. There is much to be proud of.
The official Jamaica 50 website has updates and links to all of the events on the island and in the diaspora communities. Me, out here in the outer banks of the diaspora, I'll be cooking up some ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken, rice and peas and celebrating with some Appleton with a few close yardies in Portland (and keeping an eye on our #TeamJamaica at the Olympics).
OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE!