Jamaica has gone through tumultuous times; Enslaved Africans worked the Sugar Plantation under British rule. But the Maroons (free Africans) served as a thorn in the British side, forcing an agreement when the two groups came to stalemates in the wars that ensued.
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I decided to stop at Devon House this past Friday at mid-day, as I was about to walk by it to take a taxi back to campus. I was travelling with my course text-book and thought, how different it would be to sit and read in a garden. I picked a solitary spot where unoccupied benches were gathered, then took a moment to gaze around. Perfectly manicured trees and grass everywhere just slowed my heartbeat to match the calm rhythm of nature around me. I began to contemplate about how nice it would be to have my very own future backyard look this way.
It’s not easy taking this MBA program, but living on a tropical island balances everything.
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Following my heart, in the Land I Love, turned out to be a good decision. I celebrated Independence Day at the annual gala held at the National Stadium. I stared in awe at the numerous performances; including shows about Jamaicans fighting for freedom. Now, I am charged to be optimistic about a brighter, more united future for my Jamaica, the land I love.
Celebrating Emancipation Day in Jamaica by visiting historic sites featuring Bob Marley such as: Independence Park to view his monument, the Government Yard in Trench Town where Bob Marley was raised, and Tuff Gong where he produced his music.
Reminiscing on Jamaica's beauty as the days of departure draws near- by spending mornings at the Mona Dam, afternoons at Hope Gardens or sitting on grass admiring the gorgeous UWI campus, and enjoying one last Sunday at Port Royal.