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Jamaica at 50: State of Affairs

dunns river fallsBy: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaica turns 50 this year; not 50 years since it has been around, but 50 years since it has been independent as a nation.

Jamaica is nowhere near to being far from its problems. It is a poor developing nation that seems to be stuck in a constant spin cycle of increasing crime, violence and economic woes. Jamaicans wake up everyday and go to work everyday, just like everyone else. Jamaicans struggle to pay bills and put food on our table. But, you would think that we would be without hope. Not so!

Jamaicans are blessed. The most churches per square mile. The most talented people in music, arts, athletics and creativity.  Jamaicans have a love for life and are blessed with a beautiful and luscious island paradise. Jamaica at 50, is good. High pristine Blue Mountains, un-spoilt Cockpit Country, good vibes and melody.

Everywhere in Jamaica, you can look and there are children playing and laughing, up to some Anancy mischief; but they are happy. They don’t go hungry, because there are trees bearing food everywhere and most neighbours are willing to allow you to pick from their trees. Jamaican Mango, banana, ackee, pear, Jamaican sweet sop, sour sop, apple, june plum, hog plum, cherry and much more.

Jamaica is a paradise indeed.

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About Denise N. Fyffe, Writer

Jamaican writer, Poetess Denise N. Fyffe has studied the areas of Software Development and Design, Website Design, Counselling, and Education. With each new field of study, she has utilised the knowledge gained to help others and fuel her writing. She has transitioned into being a published author, blogger, ghostwriter, web content writer, internet writer and researcher. Denise has published many titles including Honey to my Sauce, Jamaican Pebbles, Jamaican Pebbles: Poetry Pocketbook, Love under the Caribbean Stars, Sensuous One, The Island Journal: Jamaica’s Golden Year, The Expert Teacher’s Guide on How to Motivate Students, Messages to the Deaf and Be Lifted Up. All of which are available at numerous online bookstores including Amazon and Lulu.com. She also manages several websites on the wordpress platform including The Island Journal - https://theislandjournal.wordpress.com/ , Jamaican Poet, The Christian Life, Jamaican Writers Society. Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe

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