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Portia Simpson Miller

written by owen, Sat, 25th Feb 2006 at 9:26 pm

Portia Wins the PNP Presidential Race

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Gods Child commented: A girl said to me "Jamaica Mash-up. Portia ah coco-head". I say Jamaica mash-up already. Let's wait and see. I know nothing about her political track record. ... read 9 more

Sex Bus

written by owen, Sun, 19th Feb 2006 at 9:44 pm

I hung out with the wrong type of girls in high school. Sometime last week a police arrested some girls from a certain suspected Kingston based all-girls high school who allegedly where having sex on a bus. Reports are unclear to what seems to be either a regular occurrence or an urban myth. But even urban myths have some truth behind them, even if the truth is extremely complex and difficult to follow. Maybe I just hang around the wrong high school. The television report showed the girls with their faces hidden to protect the identity of what seems to be 2 or 3 minors either in 2nd or 3rd form (the local high school grade structure 5 years//forms). This could all be a mis-understanding and old people trying to prove yet another urban myth, victimizing the young girls whom might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the wrong bus. There is a even a popular Vybes Kartel Song "School Bus" based around similar events. Dance-hall artists will sing about anything these days but it doesn't mean its not true.

Accounting to CVM Tv News on Friday, February 17 2006

FOR YEARS SCHOOLS ISLANDWIDE HAVE BEEN PLAGUED WITH THE PROBLEM OF PUPILS BEHAVING IN A LEWD MANNER, IN SOME CASES ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT. AS DARA SMITH REPORTS, THE AUTHORITIES WHO HAVE BEEN PAYING SERIOUS ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE, STEPPED UP THEIR DRIVE AND YESTERDAY ARRESTED TWO GIRLS UNDER THE JUVENILE ACT. MEANWHILE, THE TRANSPORT AUTHORITY SAYS THE OPERATIONS WHICH ARE CARRIED OUT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE POLICE WILL BE ONGOING. IN INSTANCES WHERE BUSES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH DARK TINTS AND LOUD SOUND SYSTEMS, THE AUTHORITIES SAY THE OWNERS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE THEM.

As with anything else in Jamaica in order to find out anything you have to go to the source (or someone close enough to feel the heat of the fire as it burns). Luckily enough for me, being as aloof as I am, I happened to be in the right place at the right time, making no progress with the girl, her much younger sister came from the alleged school. According to her, the reports where all circumstantial and that the girls were not even involved in anything lewd, they (the people) are just seeking to tear down the reputation of her beloved school. She then went into tears (not really) over the fact that every where she goes people exclaim that "a da school dey de girl dem come from". Well whatever happens its going to be an unusual weekend for the those involved. It will probably blow over by tuesday morning, like pretty much everything else.

In Other news

Clarendon College mourns tragic loss of a female student was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the road in front of the high school.

New News Site Section

Sex & Relationships

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shay commented: i think that even though we hear our artist sing about sexually related issues it does not give a school girl thr RIGHT to go on a bus, under a treeor even worst a gutter atv school to have sex. what about INTEGRITY doesn't that exist in among our young people any more, come on we need to do better people. ... read 10 more

Only 113 dead in January

written by owen, Sun, 05th Feb 2006 at 9:47 pm

Its been raining on and off for the past couple of days which is good. It is either a sign of the start of an early hurricane season or that it somewhere needs to get flooded. Probably. Only 113 people kill since January, a 23 % reduction according to the gleaner. With the rise in kidnappings it sorta feels like I'm living in Columbia. Busy signal has a new website. The Air Jamaica Jazz festival come and gone. I still don't have a new camera so no new pictures from my vantage point.

I've been watching bmobile singles for the past couple of weeks as well. No, I don't vote. I should have entered that competition but you dun know. They should I totally gone with a less uptown girl still. I don't want to sound racist by saying "more jamaican" but what the heck I said it already. The chick reeks of privilege. How you get the cards a so you have to play them. She cool even if her last name isn't "real ghetto slam". She plays her cards well. As far as see it Jamaica needs more reality TV. Everybody loves to watch other people in the hope that they will do something really silly. Its called entertainment.

They've been clamping down on bad cops over the last 6 months. Really its going to be pretty hard to pay off any policemen especially when it comes to traffic violations. They also have increased the amount of money NHT lends on mortgages, only god knows why. Nothing happens without a reason in this country.

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michael_halvorsen commented: i hope you are banging mad bitches. if i was jamaican, i'd be banging tons of bitches. so get on top of that, and on top of 'dem bitches. ... read 5 more

Ever Blazin

written by owen, Sat, 14th Jan 2006 at 12:23 pm

Well, the only movie theater in Portmore, St. Catherine Jamaica has closed until further notice.        I don't think its the cost (7 USD?) of the movie ticket. Much like the Baskin-Robbins that was across the street. The last movie I went there to see was Transporter 2 (which apparently nobody else watched). Before that it was The Matrix Reloaded and Revolution. Even further in the past Hannibal, MI2 and The Matrix. Most movies don't even deserve to be watched in the theatre but the theatre should be there just in case. What has happened to the movie watchers in Portmore? Nobody wants to travel all the way to Kingston to brave long lines and heavy traffic just to see a 2 hour movie in a crowded theater. A movie which by nowadays standards will suck 90 percent of the time. King Kong was very good by the way and Aeon Sucks could have been better. Miss Theron is always hot though.

I often wonder if the counterfeit dvd movie market has grown to such an extent that it has taken out a theater? Watching a movie at home could never compare to watching it at the theater a 30 foot screen with the sound turned up to maximum. Unless you have no neighbors or your own private theater. But people who live Portmore are of a different breed, anything is possible. Even the closing of the only theater that ever been in the Portmore will not unseat them even a little. Maybe by now everybody has a dvd player. But why would anybody need a dvd player when they have the best cable service in the world?

The reasons behind the closure are still out of my reach but the schedule has already been taken off the company website. I guess it is only a matter of time before the entire mall becomes one vacant lot, especially now that the new Highway 2000 project is nearing completion. With easy access to Kingston I suspect that only companies with strong niche markets will be able to operate efficiently in Portmore. Well I could blame the government, or probably it as a result of the radiation from the thousands of cellphones in the area.

Update


Douglas Graham's Palace Amusement Company has closed its Portmore cinema, following a precipitous decline in revenue - that was more than twice the decline reported by the other cinemas in the group during the September quarter.
- Poor attendance forces closure of Palace's Portmore cinema

Well I guess that explains it all. Damn you!

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2006

written by owen, Thu, 29th Dec 2005 at 7:56 pm

I really don't know what Jamaica will be like in 2006. I expect the murder rate to go down because really its getting boringly redundant. Renato Adams is free again and Vibes kartel is married to girl from the Bronx. I expect the dance-hall industry to be on the rise. Tami Chin be finally releasing her album. I pray on a daily basis that the inflation and that the value of the dollar doesn't slip further into oblivion. Buy Jamaican. I expect that the government has a plan. Or that the kids up UWI with THIER OPINIONS hurry up and graduate so that they can change the country for the better instead becoming a slave to the money and working for THE MAN. I don't foresee anything in the way of terrorism because its really hard to get 3000 Jamaicans to be in any one place at anytime, plus its just not a Jamaican ting. Yes, it is safe to visitjamaica.com we can't have enough tourists and white people. Probably safer than anywhere else.

I really can't make anymore predictions for the upcoming year at the moment. I am still high off the christmas cake I have been eating since friday. Mother always seems to let lose on cakes and the sorrel with too much rum, smirnoff or whatever. I am not sure. Well all I have to say is look out Florida we've got your number. I expect the hurricane season to start early. February or someplace there. Less hurricanes but with faster winds and even stranger paths.

Met up with Dr. D, Mad Bull, Cali J, Stunner, Scratchie and Shotta M on Wednesday at La Kabana Restaurant and Garden Bar just above Half-Way Tree. Unfortunately I left before the the photoshoot but it won't happen next time when I have my own camera and more time. Take note when they say 7:00pm to 7:30 they mean 7:30 until everybody leaves. Dr. D has the full round up of the event. Will make a couple reservations at La Kabana in the coming year. Wish I could have stayed till it dun. :(

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michael_halvorsen commented: happy new year owen. i wish you the best man. ... read 5 more

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