Jamaica, land of many who are poles apart

Sunday, February 02, 2014    

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Sting is billed as the greatest one-night reggae show on earth. At the 2013 staging, the clash between ace female deejays Lady Saw and Macka Diamond was expected.

I wasn't there, but a week or so after the fireworks, some folks in a little joint asked me if I could bring it up on my phone on YouTube. As they gathered around, Lady Saw bellowed out for Macka Diamond and as she shouted, "Sen out di mongrel," it gave a perfect direction that everything else went — downhill.

As they cussed each other in front of the international cameras, somehow I didn't get the sense that someone like me was being adequately represented as a Jamaican as much as

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