Seaview Gardens: Ash on car
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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Truth about that City Dump by Denise N. Fyffe

The Truth Not too many people know about this little known fact; well except for those who drive vehicles and live in Seaview Gardens. Contrary to what you are led to believe, rubbish is burnt on a frequent basis at the Riverton City dump . To the extent that when we wake up in the mornings,… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: The Truth about that City Dump by Denise N. Fyffe

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Poem – Babies Bawling by Denise N. Fyffe

It's a constant war, It's a constant tug and fight; I keep hearing babies bawling morning, noon and night; All I hear is bawling, bawling, bawling; All I hear is crying, crying, crying; Tears and more tears But no one seems to care. My heart is heavy To hear the crying and see the tears… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Poem – Babies Bawling by Denise N. Fyffe

Seaview Gardens Jamaica accident at stoplight
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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Breaking StopLights, Breaking Bodies by Denise N. Fyffe

Seaview Gardens The stoplight on Spanish Town Road and Seaview Gardens intersection is a scary place for any motorist or pedestrian. You never know if the drivers will be breaking lights or breaking bodies. My Experience One of the scariest times of year is the Christmas season. During this time, I approach the intersection, with the… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Breaking StopLights, Breaking Bodies by Denise N. Fyffe

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Draw Bad Card, Disturbing the Peace

Seaview Gardens Bob Marley's "Draw Bad Card'. Yes, that's whats pumping on this lane in Seaview Garden's at 6:00 o'clock on a Saturday evening. The next door neighbor seems to be mouthing whomever triggered a week of quiet. It was blessed peace that reigned when the 'siphoners' of electricity got abruptly disconnected. The uneventful and quiet weekend was… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Draw Bad Card, Disturbing the Peace

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Mating Call At night, the Seaview Gardens teenage moonlight lovers come out in all their glory. Shorts and skirts are worn, leaving nothing to the imagination and allowing free access to parts which should otherwise remain under chaste custody. But no, they are drawn like the tide by the high summer moon, then they pair… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers by Denise N. Fyffe

  It is the natural order of life for males to be attracted to females. It is a natural game for one to seek the other and hopscotch their way into a relationship. What is not natural is seeing young boys and girls openly engaging in big man and big woman activities. Children are only… Continue reading Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers by Denise N. Fyffe

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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 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 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

Seaview gardens sign courtesy of Jamaica Observer
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The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens Jamaica

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate… Continue reading The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens Jamaica