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link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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5/22/20, 9:29:28 PM 
Jamaican Flag Wins it all in the World Cup of Flags 2020 Competition

The Jamaican flag emerged as the winner of the World Cup of Flags 2020 event, competing against flags from around the globe. The competition was conducted on Twitter, with 64 elimination rounds and voting taking place over six weeks.

What began as a game on Twitter by Election Maps UK to alleviate the boredom of stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest generated worldwide interest and participation. While no prizes were awarded, Jamaica earned bragging rights. A total of 192 flags were entered and Barbados came in third, for two Caribbean countries in the Top 3.

The competition was a nail-biter, coming down to Jamaica and South Africa in the final rounds of voting, with Jamaica earning 50.7 percent of the votes and South Africa receiving 49.3 percent. A total of 298,000 people voted in the online Twitter poll. The turnout was significant – South Africa has a population of 59,220,538 and Jamaica’s is estimated at 2,959,659.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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5/22/20, 9:33:26 PM 
Meanwhile, in Florida 12-Year-Old of Jamaican Descent Receives NASA Rocket, Space Center Robotics Scholarship

Jayda Washington-Boothe, 12, who is of Jamaican & Bahamian descent, has received the 2020 NASA Rocket and Space Center Scholarship for Robotics. The scholarship covers tuition and room and board in Huntsville, Alabama. Jayda won the scholarship after completing a rigorous application process, which included providing a resume and references, completing a research project, and patch application. She worked on the application from August through November of 2019.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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5/22/20, 9:36:02 PM 
And not to be outdone, Jamaica sends the Donald a present- just to show what shithole countries can do.

A special gift to clean his batty.

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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5/22/20, 10:29:07 PM 
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with all the shit in Washington that should be of a little help.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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5/23/20, 5:24:44 AM 
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Feeling lonely fatarse? big grin

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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5/23/20, 7:05:28 AM 

Come in problemguy.

It's ok to bring your sidekick TriniStar with you.

link granite Joined: Oct 31, 2013
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5/23/20, 8:13:45 AM 
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lol lol lol

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5/23/20, 9:45:48 AM 
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big grin big grin big grin big grin

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5/23/20, 11:01:36 AM 
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lol lol

link Toney Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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5/23/20, 9:02:29 PM 
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Dat gyal is 12 years old! Cudda fool me. shock

link Headley Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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5/23/20, 9:09:12 PM 
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I wonder why you would refer to a 12 year old as a gyal. We call a 12 year old a child.

link Headley Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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5/23/20, 9:12:33 PM 
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Don't know if it's true but I heard somewhere that the Ja flag is the only one with no white in it.

link JayMor Joined: Dec 14, 2002
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5/23/20, 10:37:44 PM 
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Jamaican Flag Wins it all in the World Cup of Flags 2020 Competition

You know, for the month I spent in Ghana (last January) it struck me how prevalent the Ja flag was on vehicles there, most especially the 'tro-tros' (mini-busses) and lorries (cargo trucks). Drivers just love to have flags on their vehicles and the most popular is our national flag. (Ghanaians love Jamaican culture and music but I think the fact that our colours actually coincide with those of the Asante standard may contribute to the reason.)

But can you guess what was to be encountered even more? A picture of white, Scandinavian-looking Jesus! I saw only two of them sporting dark hair; all else were blond. And what I saw zero of was a black Jesus. Crazy as heck.

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link Headley Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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5/24/20, 10:46:36 PM 
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I saw only two of them sporting dark hair; all else were blond.


I am getting older and less religious everyday. If I wasn't so busy I would worry.

link hubert Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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5/25/20, 7:01:33 AM 
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In 1962 it was the first one without red,white or blue.
The one that was raised had a white hoist portion that is in vogue all over today.
The official flag has that portion as black. Don't know why the white is allowed,. Perhaps because they are made in China
or those in charge don't give a hoot...
The colors are Black,gold and green.


rolleyes

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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5/25/20, 8:17:20 AM 
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You know, for the month I spent in Ghana (last January) it struck me how prevalent the Ja flag was on vehicles there, most especially the 'tro-tros' (mini-busses) and lorries (cargo trucks). Drivers just love to have flags on their vehicles and the most popular is our national flag. (Ghanaians love Jamaican culture and music but I think the fact that our colours actually coincide with those of the Asante standard may contribute to the reason.)


If you go to Guyana, you will see many mini-busses with both the Guyana and Jamaica flags in them.

link Headley Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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5/25/20, 9:04:02 PM 
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The colors are Black,gold and green.


I suspect those in charge don't know. I was privy to a discussion of Chinese flags on a Jamaican site. One participant in the discussion who is a senior government employee and head of a number of govt owned institutions noted that the Chinese flags were there because the Chinese were the contractors.

I was surprised because I assumed he would know the flag protocol is that no foreign flag can be flown by itself in Ja. Any foreign flag must be accompanied by the Ja flag and the Ja flag must be higher and to the left if there is an agreed vantage point.

If we put aside the symbolism for a minute and look purely at the design it is remarkable. Put the Ja flag in a group of 100 flags and it still jumps out at the viewer.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 10, 2004
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5/26/20, 8:55:53 AM 
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Neither Barbados nor Bahamas feature white in their flags for starters.

But Jamaica is one of a very select few without red, white or blue in it... and only if you consider Sri Lanka's flag as having no red (the background that the lion sits on can be considered up for debate). Otherwise it stands alone.

link JOJO Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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5/26/20, 1:02:38 PM 
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Dat gyal is 12 years old! Cudda fool me.


Yes dumbass. That is a 12 year old CHILD. She looks every bit like a child. Perhaps it is time for some introspection.

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