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Tuesday, November 2, 2004


A Jamaican driving in his brand new BMW Z8 pulls over to take a leak.

A truck speeding down the street crashes into his door just as he's about to come out of his car, sending it flying off the hinges.

Enraged, he uses his cell phone to call 911. When the police arrive he explains what happened, "Star, di man jus come lick off de door a mi bimmer!! Mi car write off to rass!!"

The police, after surveying the scene shakes his head in
amazement and says, "You Jamaicans are so aterialistic, you're so into the damage of your car door that you didn't even realize that your hand is still attached to it!!"

The guy, finally realizing this, looks at his amputated hand and screams out, "Blood claat!! Mi rolex!!

Thursday, April 6, 2006

4:56PM - I hear the wedding bells these days - wedding present(s)

One of my good friend is getting married sometime this summer
and I need some help from you guys!

I want to send some wedding gifts to T&T and I want it to be something
special and meaningful to both of them and very traditional at same time.

Since I'm not quite sure about their religion
(I think my friend doesn't have any particular religious preference,
though not sure about his future wife-to-be),
so I don't want to send something religious related item.

When people get married in T&T,
does people do anything special/traditional?
What about gifts and events?
Anything that I should be aware of?

Wednesday, April 5, 2006



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Wednesday, March 15, 2006


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Friday, December 16, 2005


Join </font></b></a>we_caribbean

this is a community for the beautiful caribbean people, the socaholics,
the dancehall junkies, the calypso lovers, all aspects of the countries,
the cultures, the food...the caribbean

Monday, November 7, 2005


people of Caribbean i salute you!

i collect postcards sent from all over the world
and i still don't have a postcard from your region
i appreciate if someone can send me one

in case you can help me i post my mailing address
Pavel Tsapyuk
"Telecom-Expert" company
office 903, building 18
Yunnatov street
Moscow, Russia 127083

have a great time, brothers and sisters!

Wednesday, November 2, 2005


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Monday, October 3, 2005


Wednesday, October 5; 9 PM; 21+

an acoustic performance with legendary reggae guitarist Chinna Smith

with Joseph Israel

Perhaps no other guitarist has had as much influence on Jamaican music, and certainly none as far as contemporary reggae is concerned, than Earl "Chinna" Smith, the quintessential session musician and tour player.

In a career that has spanned over three decades, "Chinna" has made a name for himself with countless sessions for reggaes biggest names, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, and Agustus Pablo to name a few. Smith has literally played with everyone in reggae lending his unique guitar sound and arrangements to well over 300 recordings, including many of reggae music's most memorable classics.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005


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Friday, September 2, 2005


Newslinks about Katrina and how it relates to People of Color and the impoverished.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

2:39AM - CrayonPeople.com


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Saturday, August 13, 2005

3:39AM - Yoruba World promo 'n stuff

First off, I just established yoruba_world for anyone who may be interested in, well, Yoruba stuff, like language, drumming, spirituality (I know that the Caribeanos in here can relate to that via Santeria and botanicas), and food, among other things.

OK, now to my "stuff": So what's going on with the Haitian refugees who are fleeing in every possible direction, especially to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Caribbean nations? Plus, what do you all think about the situation with CARICOM's shaky stance on Haiti?

Current mood: busy

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

12:12PM - So you wanna know what mayarolife is about?

I  just had to go an big up my stomping ground when i was a youth... I have so many good memories from this place.. hanging with my buddy silver_bug  in the local library..to chillin on the beach with my cousins. Nothing can beat the country life, even though i grew up in the city, visiting my grandparents (RIP) in Mayaro ever summer and christmas vacation was always a fun activity. Country people is some kool arse ppl...so check out the site MAYARO LIFE


still under construction...but worth the look

Tell me what you think

Current mood: impressed

Thursday, July 21, 2005

7:32PM - *Blows off the cobwebs*

Damn. Haven't been here in a while....
Anyhow..just posting a pic for all'ya.

Who's going to Caribana? I am!

Sunday, June 26, 2005


Whats going on everybody? I just joined this community because Im half Puerto Rican so Im repping my Caribbean side, plus I have a few friends who are Jamaican and Trini and I just love the Caribbean!

I'm actually going to the Virgin Islands next week on a vacation (Im pretty sure the Virgin Islands are considered part of the Caribbean) St. Croix in particular. Anybody from there or has anyone visited there? Any places in particular I should visit?

Thursday, June 9, 2005

3:15PM - China in Haiti- whoa....


OK, now THIS is interesting: China, which has sent military advisors to Cuba and Venezuela (and is cashing in on the increasing dissatisfaction with conditions in Latin America), is stationing troops in Haiti, which is one of only 26 nations which maintains diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

This will be the very first time since 1421 that China has ever sent troops into the Western Hemisphere, and what better place to send this expeditionary force than to Haiti, the world's first black republic?

Now this is frickin amazing: is it true that the pendulum of power is actually moving westward to East Asia? What could this mean for Haiti? What could this mean for the African Diaspora in general? What could this mean for Latin America as well?

Your thoughts, if you please. Thanks.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005


Ey, waz de vibes?

Friday, June 3, 2005

2:09PM - heyo

hey everybody!
i'm new here it seems like a really cool place !! i'm half jamaican and mexican. so im reping my jamaican side right now! blop blop!! i also feel like i'm cuban to an extent too b/c my best friend is cuban and i hang around her family ALOT so it rubs off!!i luv carribean people!! i luv this community ! ;)

Current mood: happy

Wednesday, June 1, 2005


I think it's a thing called Pride

Being Trini is one of the most important things in my life. I absolutely hate being called African AmericanCollapse )

Sunday, April 10, 2005

5:22PM - Quick sports note.

Quick sports note.

The Boy. Hasn't played Test cricket since the middle of last year. Got dropped from the captaincy AND the team because he had the temerity to stick up for people's right to sign individual endorsement deals with whoever he wanted. Didn't play in the first Test.

Gets picked for the second Test. Not as the captain, though.

Scores 196. And incidentally, is now the leading West Indian batsman in terms of Test hundreds. Has scored over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Plus the two records, plus the taking backj of his old record. Plus being the first captain since Clive Lloyd to win an international one-day tournament with ALL the test playing countries.

What else will you do, Brian?

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