Gordon Swaby

The Thing About Us Jamaicans…..

Jamaican Flag, Gordon SwabyI really love my country…ALOT, i love every aspect of Jamaican life, the people are beyond description. Everything we do, we do it well, regardless of what it is,we have some of the most creative ( And when i say creative i mean creative, i mean seriously, where else in the world can you find someone who makes an orange peeler from scratch with everyday tools, a man who can open cans with his teeth, climb electrical pools with his teeth and many more unreal abilities), and resilient people anywhere in the world; we are one of the most recognized Caribbean islands out there and regardless of our size we seem to stand out anywhere we go.

We are known for many things, good and bad, whether it be our horrible crime rate, our exceptional atheletes, charasmatic singers, or our anti-gay stance, i could go on and on to state the plethora of things we are noted for, but that would take a while so i’ll spare the details…use your imagination, because once you can imagine it, then someone in Jamaica has probably done it.

We are very proud people, and regardless of the times we still seem to make the best of any situation, as we all know we’re in challenging times, food prices are high and still going up, fuel is getting more and more expensive, , all around the price of everything is being jacked up, hurricanes are getting more common and deadly and with all of is this happening we still have a smile on our face.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.

Lovingly made on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 7:46 pm. Filed under Jamaica/Politics, Uncategorized.

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    Yeh, dun kno ah we run tings — BRAPP!

  • Esteban Agosto Reid

    Gordon,apparently, your spirits are somewhat different today with respect to Jamaica. I remember reading your 2008 New Years prediction regarding Jamaica and it is in contravention to the views that you are now positing.As a matter of fact, it was all doom and gloom, even a tsunami was predicted.Your new found nationalism is very positive and intriguing.Indeed, there must be some revelation or epiphany with respect to your radical transformation regarding the land of wood and water, despite all its sores, scabs and warts.Brethren,nothing is wrong with loving your country, and displaying a sense of nationalism and patriotism.RESPECT!!

  • http://www.advance-gamers.com Gordon Swaby

    Who says my mind changed about the tsunami?, i still think it’s coming:P, false hope is a waste of time, but in all this I LOVE MY COUNTRY

  • http://mythoughtsonstuff.com Leon

    Amen to that! Couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s nice to hear a Jamaican bigging up his country for once.

  • http://www.advance-gamers.com Gordon Swaby


  • Long Bench

    Whatever we think is unique in and about Jamaica also exists in similar or related form elsewhere. Even the arrogance. We’re special because we think so. Textbook definition of ethnocentrism. What’s the saying? Self-praise is no recommendation.

  • http://www.advance-gamers.com Gordon Swaby

    It’s not only self praise, other people have mentioned it, we really are special people. It’s not often a small Caribbean island makes such a mark on the world… a third world country at that. I don’t think Jamaicans are special i know we’re special, and even if it is arrogance, i don’t care, if other countries can be arrogant and sing about how special there country why can’t we do it.

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