True Story. A few years ago I went to New York to see family and was being introduced to the North American side of the clan and all the various younger cousins and kin folks. One particularly pubescent girl gave me a winning smile and said ‘Hi, my name is Shelivya’. I thought at the moment my mind as well as my hearing was playing tricks on me so I asked her to repeat and sure enough it was not faulty auditory wiring. Her name really was pronounced ‘She-live-yah’. me being the joker that I am, remarked “Where she live again? Over deh so?” For some reason they never found my wisecrack funny.
First comes love, then comes marriage and sometimes shortly after…the divorce. Often what started out so promising can be as temporary and fickle as fashion and when it comes to nuptials, happily ever after sometimes only exist in fairy tales. There are many weird and wacky international tales of love and loss hence we sought to whet your appetite for the bizarre with a few marriage and divorce laws that will either make you chuckle or cringe.
As a young teen, she dreamt of a life of service to God and so she applied to become a nun after finishing 5th form at Alpha Academy. The Mother Superior wisely told her to wait a year and see if she had the same convictions and you guessed it, during that period she met the man who would become her future husband. Though she did nt get to wear a habit, she instead cultivated a different habit, one of service to the nation as Jean Lowrie-Chin has blazed several professional and philanthropic trails that is a living testimony to her faith, fortitude and fearlessness.
Recently someone came up with the clever phrase ‘Jamaica is not a real place’ and at first it made me raise my eyebrow but then upon reflection I get the message it is sending: things in Jamaica are sometimes way stranger than fiction. Case in point – the new 17 million dollar sign out by Montego Bay round-a-bout. Now in all things common sense, why does a sign cost that much money?! What in the beans and burritos happened in that calculation to run it up to that amount? Is there gold dust mixed into the cement?! Enquiring minds definitely want to know.