Winter 2021

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J AMAICAN A MERICAN CLUB N EWSLET TER 10 REASONS PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE J AMAICAN IF ..........

4. You can't say "three" or "thing" ... you say "tree" and "ting".

Caption describing picture or graphic. 1. You have another pot

you called dutch pot. 2. When someone sympathizes with you, you comment “Yuh tink seh it easy?" 3. You point with your lips.

8. You nod your head upwards to greet someone.

9. You always find 5. You say words yourself standing like Heg (instead of next to plenty of Egg); Hingland luggage and boxes (instead of Engat the airport. land) 10. When you trav-

6. You give directions with your hands, even if it is in another state. 7. You show disapproval by sucking your teeth.

el home, you bring an extra suitcase going down, it has none of your clothes; returning it has food.

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10 REASONS PEO-

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PLE KNOW YOU ARE J AMAICAN IF ..........

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T HE P ARADIGM 4 S HIFT

Here are some 4 positive thoughts B OOK CLUB

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J AMAICA IS ...

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The “healing waters of Jamaica” are made up of several natural mineral baths and hot springs that are thought to have therapeutic properties.


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J AMAICAN A MERICAN

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N EWSLETTER

T HE P ARADIGM S HIFT Whether you are on the island or in the diaspora, employment opportunities are restrictive. With such rapid changes that are occurring in the job climate, one has to be prepared. Here are four common mistakes to avoid:

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1) Complacency The thing for sure is change. You may be in a company for 5 years; you are vested in the company’s retirement plan and your boss likes you. Then one morning you come to work and learned that your boss died over the weekend and the replacement boss does not like you, so now what? 2) Professional Neglect

Office protocol has changed over the years. No one faxes that much or send the large brown envelop around the office with correspondences. Did you learn how to email or text yet? Have you heard of Facebook or Twitter? Do you have such accounts? Did you take advantage of the free classes the company offered? 3) Tighten up your inner circle Just because someone is by your side does not mean they are on your side. Eliminate the energy drainers and manipulators in your life. They will feed into you self dought and stifle your growth. 4) Over talking yourself out of a job The stars aligned and you did get that interview. Don’t tell the HR person something negative unless there in a learning lesson you want to impart. Inform them in a tactful manner of possibilities, flex abilities and how you will be an assent for the company.

Finally, here are some income ideas for the entrepreneurs, who don’t want a 9-5 job.

H ERE ARE SOME POSITIVE THOUGHTS Creating delightful memories is what a trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is all about, so friends these are the places you must visit whenever you get there. Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios Caption describing picture or graphic.

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This beautiful property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors

1. Change your mindset. 2. Invest in your health 3. Put a value on your talent. 4. Stay original and create your own blueprint. 5. Stop waiting, just make it happen.


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B OOK C LUB R ECOMMENDATION


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Organization J AMAICAN A MERICAN C LUB

PO Box 62 Elk Grove, IL 600009 USA E-mail: JamaicanAmericanClub@yahooo

This not for profit club's sole purpose is to create unity among positive people who have passion; therefore, the Jamaican American Club will not align itself with any religious, political or social classes that are unwilling to respect an individual's choice for their interpretation of the world. Goal: Help the community remain viable.

UNITED WE BARGIN DIVIDED WE BEG!

Intended audience: Any individual who would like to help is welcome.

WWW.JamaicanAmericanClub.org

J AMAICA IS …..

Jamaica is 'Rum and Red Stripe.'

Jamaica is 'Kola Champagne , Manish Water.'

Jamaica is 'FryFish & Bammy, Coco Bread & Patty.

Jamaica is 'Irie, Nyabingi, Boogooyaga, Legobeast.

Jamaica is 'Anancy and Big Boy stories.'

Jamaica is 'Bun and cheese , and Sorrel and Rum cake.'

Jamaica is 'GRANDMARKET NIGHT!'

Jamaica is 'Kin-Puppa-Lick!, Blouse and skirt!, Gouzum!'

Jamaica is 'Rhattid!, Blough-wow!, Geeze-uwiz !!


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