I love my island Jamaica and show that pride everywhere I go. This is why nothing would please me more than to have our island back to the way it used to be, the way my grandparents said it was. That’s taking it way back.
Raping children and murdering families, bleaching our skin and robbing the elderly is not us. It’s not the Jamaican spirit- at least it’s not supposed to be. We are one love, the type who come together in a crisis to help each other. We are the communities who support our football and netball teams, as well as our local artistes and help them buss. We are the people who can spot one of ours anywhere in the world just by the way they walk, stand or ‘suck’ dem teeth.We Jamaicans are unique, and all eyes are on us.
Let’s make it grand!
-Shilo M. Evans
(From my book “Plain & Simple”)