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Seaview Gardens, Storytelling

Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Running on the roof

  As if all the daily shenanigans weren't enough, one had to also deal with those being kept after midnight. When you live in a house with zinc roofingc, you are very sensitive about said zinc. It seems that no one likes to walk on concrete ground anymore. Whether day or night, people think it… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Running on the roof

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Seaview Gardens, Storytelling

Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Violence

Violence, is often a common reaction for people bred in a volatile community. I am not used to it, nor am I trying to assimilate to such a culture. The dictionary defines violence as "behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something." When I moved to Seaview Gardens, I had preconceived notions of… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Violence

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Seaview Gardens, Storytelling

Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Rass and di light wire

Zinnn, whum! "What da hell!" I exclaimed, flying out of my sofa as all appliances and electronics gave up di ghost. I moved quickly to my living-room window and door to see what had happened outside. It sounded like Transformers and Optimus Prime had landed in my front yaad or di military had finally decided to… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Rass and di light wire

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Wukliss Mumma

It breaks my heart every time I see him; this young boy, abandoned by his mother in every way, though he still lives with her. People often mouth that she is  a ‘wukliss mumma’. One of those who spit out children and now they crawl through the pathways of Seaview Gardens, at all hours of… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Wukliss Mumma

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Seaview Gardens Primary Takes Primary School Rugby League Championship | Jamaica Rugby League

Seaview Gardens is not just a community rifled with dead bodies, crime, poverty and illiteracy; there is more to this Jamaican community and the children are leading the way. ***** The JRLA successfully staged its second Annual Primary School Championship on Saturday at the GC Foster College with 100 children from 6 schools participating. Eight schools… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Primary Takes Primary School Rugby League Championship | Jamaica Rugby League

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Yuh tink me an yuh a size

  "Yuh tink me an yuh a size!" Almost every Jamaican child has heard this volley back at them in the heights of their misbehavior. It is no simple utterance and must be taken as a premeditated threat with serious repercussions to follow, which aims to put you back into your place. As I close… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Yuh tink me an yuh a size

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Seaview Gardens, Storytelling

Seaview Gardens Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

I find that life can be unpredictable, unfair and full of surprises; many of which are not the good kind but even so, it is up to us to make what we will of it. My life had its share of the unpredictable, the unfair and the surprising. Far too many of these events have… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe