Monday, July 1, 2024

# 6 Reasons to love Jamaica



53. Memorable Nicknames 

You can call to a total stranger by an obvious trait, and they’ll know exactly who you’re talking to. Eg. Nutsy, broomie, biggz, blacks, fluffy etc.

54. Creative Lyrics 

We always feel like the best way to bring across a point is through song or a catchy, memorable phrase.

55. ‘Likkle but Tallawah’     

It has been said that no matter where in the world you go, you can find a Jamaican.  It’s also been said we have a tendency to do very well for ourselves abroad.


Saturday, June 1, 2024

#5 Reasons to love Jamaica


41. Dialect  

Admit it, patois (pat-wa) makes any given sentence more colourful, effective, or humourous. It’s an added plus when you’re able to go ‘full Jamaican’ if you want your words exclusively understood by another yardie.

42. Predictable weather    

You can look at the sky and almost accurately guess if it will rain or sun will blaze throughout the day, then plan accordingly.

43. Can Take A Quick Dip

Though many of us can’t swim, we always look forward to a day at a river or beach.

44. Abundance of Rivers

With over 100 rivers, you have the option to take a swim, catch water for your home, bathe, wash your clothes, meditate etc.

45. #I LiveWhereYouVacation

You’re in one of the top travel destinations of the world. You’re where many persons would love to be!

46. Comical Sense of Direction

Though a local giving directions may sound unorthodox; they’re often SPOT ON!

47. Artistic

We boast numerous talented painters, sculptors, ceramists, playwrights etc.

48. Eye-grabbing Fashion

We know how to make a statement, no matter what that statement may be. Our most iconic style was probably in the 90’s era of mesh merinos, rasta colours, colourful wigs and outlandish wear, still incorporated in outfits globally.

49. Boas’y  

We don’t have to have a lot of money to show out. You still ah go notice we!

50. Signage Wording

Many of which are humorous by the way, both on and off the streets, but always get the point across.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

#4 reasons to love Jamaica

31. Fun Dance Moves

We can make anything into a dance! Some skilful, some humourous, all contagious.

32. We Mannaz-able 

I’ve noticed that strangers abroad don’t readily casually greet you as they do here.

33. Expletives

Colourful, to say the least. To whom it may apply, they seem to roll off the tongue better than the usual curse words.

34. We Have Fun...always 

We can make the best out of any situation, if we feel like it.

35. Always Have A Vibe       

We know how to enjoy ourselves and spread the vibe to others.

36. Bashment   

Whether it’s a birthday or a funeral, you’ll probably not find one as ‘vibesy’ as ours.

37. Proverbs

Relatable and empowering, and some are even humourous.

38. Bad wi bad!     

You can’t help but feel pride and some invincibility when you say “Ah Jamaica mi come from!” followed by fluent patois (pat-wa).

39. Diversity 

There are various places that allow you to indulge in another culture, via food, languages, leisure activities, or artistic form.

40. Driving Skills   

If you can drive here, you can drive anywhere.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

#3 Reason to love Jamaica



21. Innovative   

We don’t need every piece to make ends meet. We work with what we have.

22. It’s always a Party

On any given day, in any given area, chances are there’s a party going on.

23. Great History 

We’ve overcome many challenges and achieved a lot throughout history.

24. Good Links

If you know someone in a favorable place, you probably are put in one too.

25. Fun Games 

Want a nice like an evening of dandy shandy, loodi, dominoes or bingo?

26. Delectable Pastries

Sen’ a bun and cheese, some bread pudding and 3 banana bread fimi nuh.

27. Christmas Time 

The whole family gets together and indulges in food you probably only enjoy once a year. A time that many Jamaicans look forward to.

28. Pan Chicken

No matter what hour you’re on the road, you can usually find a decent meal to eat.  Pan chicken / jerk pork with hardo bread and ketchup and pepper ah di sweetest ting after a night out.

29. Something for All Budgets

You can quickly plan an excursion. There are many free, affordable, as well as luxurious activity options within any given area.

30. Unique Shopping Experiences     

Van back, hand cart, roadside… you name it, we’ll sell from it from any corner.

Friday, March 1, 2024

#2 Reasons to love Jamaica


11. Friendly

We are the nicest set of rude people you’d probably ever find.

12. Industrious

Most Jamaicans have at least 1 “side hustle”, contributing to entrepreneurship and  creativity.

13. Pioneer Music

Reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady, dub; We have musically contributed a lot to the world with distinctive sounds (and dances!).

14. All-Inclusive Experiences

Whether it be parties or a hotel getaway, you won’t necessarily get the little-worry, all-inclusive experience when you go abroad.

15. Alcohol

World-famous alcohol, perfect for outings, events, cooking / baking, illness remedies, and those days where you really  need a drink or three.

16. Rastafarianism

Probably the most laid-back religion ever, promoting a loving, natural lifestyle and self-pride.

17. High-Grade Marijuana

To whom it may apply: enough said.

18. No Shortage of Street vendors

You don’t have to go far or spend much to curb your peckish cravings.

19. Small Island       

Nothing is more than a drive away. You can visit every parish in one day.

20. Strong Presence in Sports

Our many endeavours throughout the sports industry competing on a global scale is a privilege. Not every country can enjoy this as much as we do.


Thursday, February 1, 2024

The importance of Scale



Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow. To truly build something scalable, people have to know who you are and like you in order to buy from you. To own your traffic means you control your business and as a business grows, its main objective is to continue to meet market demands. Scalability matters because growth means you are working with the customer’s data and resources.

When scaling, consider linear movement, operations, and the next innovative campaign. The linear move will be upward mobility because you were creative enough to garner audiences that trust you. When that event occurs, this is the time to motivate them. Consider the motis operendi that you used to get to this point. Your sales campaign is reflective on the demographics. i.e. millennials are responsive to emails, while boomers are comfortable with paper mail.

Both forms of communication are effective; therefore, pay attention to systems and apply them to the various demographics. For without a system you have a limited chance of sustaining growth. This project is not a solo venture. To scale properly, one must have the right story, team, date and strategies.  If the goal is that they buy something, have all payment methods available. Organize yourself so they won’t feel uncomfortable handing over their money. In some industries, scale is a distinct advantage and a clear competitive advantage. In others, scale creates unnecessary overhead and fragility that leads to larger companies being continually beaten by smaller competitors; therefore, make sure the items are for the correct season. For example, Valentine merchandise should be available in the 1st of February. Always market to the consumer, so that they want what you are offering.

Monday, January 8, 2024

What a life we live


We should choose wisely, this means life is like a double-edge sword. If you think it’s your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realize that it is the grace of God that woke you up. If you are grateful to God, say I am blessed to be alive today. Have you taken note of the CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE?

1.       Church has 6 letters, so does mosque.

2.       Bible has 5 letters, so does Quran.

3.       Life has 4 letters, so does dead.

4.       Hate has 4 letters, so does love.

5.       Enemies have 7 letters, so does friends.

6.       Lying has 5 letterers, so does truth.

7.       Hurt has 4 letters, so does heal.

8.       Negative has 8 letters, so does positive.

9.       Failure has 7 letters, so does success.

10.   Below has 5 letters, so does above.

11.   Right has 5 letters, so does wrong.

12.   Rich has 4 letters, so does poor.

13.   Fail has 4 letters, so does pass.