After 52 Years of Independence, Jamaica Got Many Rivers to Cross

It has been 52 years since Great Britain “cut wi loose” and as Jamaicans officially cut the cake on Wednesday August 6, 2014, maybe it’s time that Jamaicans stop for a minute to consider whether or not they have any regrets for leaving the colony.

Yes, Jamaicans say “wi little but wi tallawah” and who can deny this given the many achievements by this small country but at the same time it’s hard not to look at some of our neighbours with envy.

But as a Jamaican, I have no regrets every time I think about the challenges we face, Jimmy Cliff’s song many rivers to cross comes to mind

So tomorrow when Jamaicans put on their yellow, green and black, I hope they remember what those colours stand for,

BLACK represents the strength and creativity of the people which has allowed them to overcome the odds, YELLOW for the golden sunshine and GREEN for the lush vegetation of the island

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