Tallawah is not an appropriation of any other culture but Jamaica. It is a testament to who and what underlies a vibrant Caribbean history. Tallawah, tallawah, TALLAWAH!
TALLAWAH: “1. Sturdy, strong, not to be underestimated; tough, stubborn.”Dictionary of Jamaican English; second edition edited by F. G. Cassidy and R. B. LePage; Cambridge University Press 1967, 1980; page 436.
ALTHOUGH Chris Gayle’s Jamaica Tallawahs are aptly named, Jamaica’s historical performance in the IAAF World Championships demonstrates the essence of the word tallawah. This uniquely Jamaican word depicts an individual of small stature exhibiting prowess way beyond his/her size, and one who must never be underestimated.
With the 15th World Championships only days away, we can reflect on the rich past of little Jamaica in this world event and recognise that our track stars — and, of course, cricketers — have given Jamaica and Jamaicans a stellar reputation. Look at Jamaica’s performance compared to the approximately 200 countries and 2,000 athletes that attend this biennial event which started in 1983.
via World Championships facts, expectations and opportunities for Jamaica – Columns – JamaicaObserver.com.
Dr. Hull praised Dr. Harris for demonstrating a deep and broad understanding of the complexities of the fiscal challenges facing St.Kitts-Nevis and declared that the future of the federation is in good hands with Team UNITY .
“He was passionate in his presentation. He has clearly benefited from his longevity of service and it shows in his presentation. His ability to confront head-on the questions raised from the floor was, in each instance, smack on the money,” said Hull on Dr. Harris
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“We have two friends that are in conflict and we say, peace. Peaceful co-existence. That is a policy stand that can withstand all of history. That is a policy stand that is consistent with our own membership in the United Nations, which speaks to peace, non-interference in the affairs of other countries save in very exceptional circumstances, and our policy position is consistent with our commitment to the OAS…democratic charter signed in 2011, and consistent with the view that within the system of the OAS there is a mechanism for treating…issues of human rights.”
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