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Rex Nettleford – Country Boy to Urbane Icon

His is another of the stories of country come to town; the boy who left his dirt poor rural community for the brighter lights of his country’s tourist city of Montego Bay for his secondary schooling, who ended up an Oxford Rhodes scholar and then becoming head of the Caribbean’s premier institution of higher learning, …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Enjoying the Simple Life

One of the best meals I have ever had in my life was Janga rundung and pumpkin turn-cornmeal. In fact, I am ashamed to say that I have heard that our Maroon caterers at Millbank in Portland, Jamaica, are still talking about how I invaded their “outside” kitchen to get some more of that delicious …

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About Joan Williams

Joan Williams is a free lance journalist and writer/publisher of The Original Dancehall Dictionary and Tour Jamaica. She is also a licensed real estate dealer practicing in Jamaica. Her hobbies are cycling and hiking.

Sliver of Childhood

Sometimes a faint, unyielding redolence – announced by earth and sky – preceded rain and mingled aroma of my mother’s cooking. Symphony of raindrops married sound of bubbling, delicious fare. In not too few afternoons my mother hummed some tune, my grandmother too, seated in her red and blue armchair, silvery hair calling from beneath …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

First Snow, Old Memories

I parted curtains yesterday to gaze upon a world blanketed in snow – thick, heavy and seemingly luscious. My mind raced back to that first winter spent in this ancient city, when it snowed heavily, as now. Then, the space I now occupy was farmland, and these buildings upstaging the landscape, nonexistent. Much has been …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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