Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer
Quote of the week
"Be yourself, because an original is better than a copy." ~Anonymous
Joke of the week
On a ship an American, an English man, and a Jamaican were sailing. Suddenly the Devil appeared and said, "Drop something in the sea; if I find it I will eat you ... If I can't, then I will be your slave!"
The American dropped a diamond. The Devil quickly found it and ate him.
The English man dropped a tiny platinum piece. The Devil found it and ate him too.
Now it's the Jamaican man's turn, he proceeded to open a bottle of water, and poured it in the sea! His words to the Devil, "Yeah man, find that nuh!!! Yuh tink seh Jamaicans a idiot?"
Discussion topic of the week
What are your thoughts so far on the performance of our athletes at the Olympics in London?
Oneila Campbell: I've been up to date with the Olympics and I like the performance of the athletes in London. The fact that they all went there to represent our country, some in good shape, some are not, they are still doing their best. There will always be bittersweet moments. They just have to continue training and put God first all the time. Team Jamaica all the way!
Adrain Way: I have mixed feelings, I expected some persons to perform as they have always delivered in the past, but haven't stepped up as planned. Congrats to the regular performers they have made us proud, likes of Usain, Shelly-Ann, Veronica, Yohan, Alia and Samantha, they did well. Proud of the team overall, expected more but I am happy. Team Jamaica RUN THE WORLD.
Lennox Scott: Man, I am telling you, these athletes overall make me feel so good within myself and emotional as if I am actually there at the Olympics. And as for our very own, their performances are exceptional.
Gabrielle Anderson: I am a Guyanese living in Jamaica and I have been so proud of this country. I admire their strengths and I don't mean to be biased but our Caribbean people rocked the tracks - awesome performances all around, they gave their all. My heart melts to see them perform.
Tamara McPherson: I am utterly disappointed because I was anticipating a better performance. However, I am pleased with the performance of our athletes, Alia, Shelly-Ann, Usain and Asafa in particular, even though Asafa made his injury get the best of him.
Kimberly Leach: I don't think this year was their year at all because they could have done better; looking at the performance through the season they weren't doing so well either. I believed they did better in Beijing and no matter what I still represent for Jamaica, and I am proud of them all the same.
Picture of the week
Nothing beats the talent of our Jamaicans, from sports to cultural activities we always find a way to stand out, as is demonstrated by this man on stilts at the Jubilee Village, Stadium on the Independence weekend.