Gordon Swaby

Happy Independence Day Jamaica.

Am i late for the party?  No Wait, Still 5 hours left of it.  The definition of Independence is “The capacity to manage one’s own affairs, make one’s own judgments, and provide for oneself.” Well, we certainly are doing a horrible job at that.

To be frank, things are a mess in Jamaica, but let’s not dwell on the negatives of our country, I’ve had enough of it already, let’s pretend as if; as Bob Marley would say “Every little thing is gonna be alright”, but Bob, did you forget about the big things?  Shouldn’t’ we worry about the big things also? We seemed to have been overlooking all the Big things lately, but alas! Every little thing is going to be alright.

Ending, here are a few posts around the Jamaican Blogsphere Re Independence:

Jamaipanese wrote: Jamaica is 46 years old today

Stunner wrote: Jamaica at 46!

Only 2? Sad

i surely forced myself to write this, because it certainly does not feel like independence

P.S I agree with you Stunner.

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 Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 10:25 pm. Filed under Jamaica/Politics, Uncategorized.

  • http://www.yardedge.net Karin/YardEdge

    Agree and agree. Jamaica not doing so well at this “independence” thing…tis truly sad as we have only ourselves to blame. And not being one to dwell on the negative…we really have to get our “S…T” together!

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    i am aware of the problems but I am convinced they can be solved. It's up to all of us as Jamaicans to do our part to contribute to the betterment of our blessed island home. I hate the ppl who sit on the outside and talk shit but they themselves are doing nothing that contributes to a better Jamaica.

  • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

    Thanks for the comments guys

  • trudy

    i am at my orthodontics and i see a laminated news paper clipping about a 15 year old boy named gordon swaby who is creative major waves in cyber world…nuff commendations to you little fella really amazing! use this energy in a positive light and your name will live on in the hearts and on the lips of generations. god bless.

  • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

    Rofl; uhm..thanks? I'm not 15 anymore btw; 17 now… lol @ “little fella”, you must be really old ( i say that in the most sincere way)

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    I was away last weekend (holiday here in Canada) so I never got to write my post on it. Even when I got back I was so swamped, and still am.

    I feel shame…

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Straight to the point Gordon, “Well, we certainly are doing a horrible job at that. To be frank, things are a mess in Jamaica…”, that basically sums up when we have done with our independence.

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Straight to the point Gordon, “Well, we certainly are doing a horrible job at that. To be frank, things are a mess in Jamaica…”, that basically sums up when we have done with our independence.



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