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The no-nonsense Mrs. Mendez had earned the reputation of being a disciplinarian, such that even Mrs. Donaldson seemed almost an angel by comparison. Her
“Miss D burs’! Miss D burs’!” The spindly-legged boy shouted from his lookout post at the side of the school building, then started running towards the
The rural bus lines sported the familiar names of Magnet, Herolin, Romance, Stream in the Valley, Victor, Bugle Boy, Western Flyer, Clarendon Comet, Blue
“Cooya ‘G’, im de try fi ‘peak!” (“Look here, ‘G’, he is trying to speak properly!”) I would have found the remark amusing, if I had not been its subject.
As darkness fell, from every street in the community people would come streaming towards Thompson Street, on their way to enjoy the latest cinematic offering
In the 1940s, Kingston’s moviegoers already had their pick of covered and open-air cinemas. In the first category were the prestigious Carib and Movies
My father’s younger brother, Charles (Uncle “P” - for Pops), returned home from England in 1946, having ‘won the war'. I lost no time in sharing with my
My earliest recollections of ‘real’ school relate to my attendance at All Saints Infant School, on Matthew’s Lane (“Matches” Lane, the common mispronunciation),