Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Xulon Press
Release : 2009-01
ISBN-13 : 9781606479896
Hardcover : 184 Pages


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The Rastafarian's uprising in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 'Black Thursday' April 11th 1963 is an indelible monument in the Rastafarian movement which is indigenous to Jamaica. Selbourne Reid, the author of this book, was a police officer and a member of the rifle group in the leading police party, escaped unhurt but some of his co-workers were seriously injured. He saw a man chopped to death within three to five (3Ft-5Ft) feet away as well as one of his co-worker seriously injured. He ran from the scene and while he was running he saw another of his co-worker being hacked to death. Selbourne could not help, as he had no ammunition for his rifle. This book is designed to satiate the reader who has a flare for humor. For example, The account of 'A memorable lie', or 'The Obeah-man' who stripped a young lady in a public place-in a bar-and anoint her nude body with some type of oil which he said would cause her to have an abortion.' This man did other ludicrous acts and was subsequently arrested. There is also a question as to whether Inspector Fisher was saying 'Where is Jimmy?' even when he was being chopped by the Rastaman. Christian and ethical principles are highlighted in this book, as well as some lessons and techniques, which can be learned by some supervisors, public administrators and police or military leaders. Selbourne was employed in Law enforcement and Social work in Jamaica and the United States of America for over thirty-five years. He writes about certain incidents in his work experience. Selbourne Reid graduated with a BSc. Degree in Public Administration from of The University of The West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-04-24
ISBN-13 : 1468575775
Hardcover : 192 Pages


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Selbourne Reid, the author of this book is a retired Detective Inspector of Police. He was a member of the Rifle Squad which travelled in front with Inspector Fisher who led the charge in the operation against the Rastafarians. He saw a man chopped and killed within three to five (3ft-5ft) feet of where he was standing. When he turned around to run from the scene he observed that one of his co-workers who was standing behind him was already seriously wounded and was bleeding from a machete wound he received across the back of his neck and shoulder. That indicated that a Killer Rasta-man had passed behind him and chopped his co-worker. Selbourne ran from the scene of terror as there was no ammunition in his rifle and escaped unscratched. He credits his escape to God’s Divine Intervention on his behalf. Fisher had refused to issue the ammunition to his men. He apparently was hoping to hand over command to Superintendent Jimmy Ricketts who ordered the reinforcement to meet him at the scene but could not be found when he Fisher and his men arrived. He was seriously wounded but was saved by a brave corporal who got a round of ammunition from him, quickly loaded a rifle and shot the Rasta-man who was in the act of killing Fisher while he was on the ground. There is a lot of humor in this book. For example; Inspector Fisher rhetorically asked “Where is Jimmy” on most of the occasions when he was requested to issue the ammunition to his men so many people after learning of what transpired, wondered if Fisher was saying ‘where is Jimmy’ where is Jimmy’ even when he was being chopped in his head by a Rasta- man. Ethical principles and a lesson to public officials in the social services and other public offices are included in this book. For example ‘The Foster Mother’ applicant who prepared herself to grant sexual favors because she felt that such action would guarantee success in her application to become a Foster Mother for her nephew. Selbourne graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc.degree in Public Administration. He migrated to the USA where he did further studies and was employed in New York and later Florida as Child Welfare Officer, Probation Officer and school teacher. He is also the Author of ‘Rastafarian Uprising’ (2010) and’ God’s Miraculous Healing Power’ (2011) which are available at the following: amazon.com, target, Barns & Noble, wwiic.com. essayreid@hotmail.com xulopress.com, authorhouse.com.

Genre : Architecture
Editor : Readersmagnet LLC
Release : 2018-06-07
ISBN-13 : 1948864177
Hardcover : 178 Pages


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Selbourne Reid, the author of this book is a retired Detective Inspector of Police in the Jamaica Constabulary Force. This would be similar to a Captain in some other law enforcement or Police force in the USA. He was a member of the Rifle Squad which travelled in front with Inspector Fisher who led the charge in the operation against the Rastafarians. He saw a man being chopped and killed within three to five (3ft-5ft) feet of where he was standing. When he turned around to run from the scene he observed that one of his co-workers who was standing behind him was already seriously wounded and was bleeding from a machete wound he received across the back of his neck and shoulder. That indicated that a Killer Rasta-man had passed behind him and chopped his co-worker. Selbourne ran from the scene of terror as there was no ammunition in his rifle. He escaped unscratched. He credits his escape to God's Divine Intervention on his behalf. Fisher had refused to issue the ammunition to his men. He apparently was hoping to hand over command to Superintendent Jimmy Ricketts who ordered the reinforcement to meet him at the scene but could not be found when he Fisher and his men arrived. Fisher was seriously wounded but was saved by a brave corporal who got one round of ammunition from him, quickly loaded a rifle and shot the Rasta-man who was in the act of killing Fisher while he was on the ground. There is a lot of humor in this book. For example; Inspector Fisher rhetorically and consistently asked "Where is Jimmy" on most of the occasions when he was requested to issue the ammunition to his men. Many people after learning of what transpired, wondered if Fisher was saying 'where is Jimmy' where is Jimmy' even when he was being chopped in his head by a Rasta- man.

Reggae Routes by Kevin O'Brien Chang

Genre : Music
Editor : Temple University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN-13 : 1566396298
Hardcover : 246 Pages


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Looks at the history of Reggae music and traces its development in Jamaica

Genre : Jamaica
Editor : Manchester University Press
Release : 1977
ISBN-13 : 0719006333
Hardcover : 184 Pages


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Modern Blackness by Deborah A. Thomas

Genre : History
Editor : Duke University Press
Release : 2004-11-29
ISBN-13 : 0822334194
Hardcover : 357 Pages


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DIVAn ethnographic study of cultural policy in Jamaica as seen from above and below in relation to race, class, and nation./div

Bob Marley by Henderson Dalrymple

Genre : Rastafari movement
Editor :
Release : 1976
ISBN-13 : UTEXAS:059173023309680
Hardcover : 77 Pages


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Genre : Publishers' catalogs
Editor :
Release : 2009
ISBN-13 : 0835250210
Hardcover : Pages


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Jamaica by Adrian Boot

Genre : Jamaica
Editor : Schocken Books Incorporated
Release : 1977
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105001976518
Hardcover : 93 Pages


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Text and photographs survey the current state of affairs on the Caribbean island, a state of affairs compounded by poverty, frustration, acquiescence, violence, and the growing fanaticism of the apocalyptic Rastafarians

Rastafari by Barry Chevannes

Genre : Religion
Editor : Syracuse University Press
Release : 2015-02-25
ISBN-13 : 9780815603948
Hardcover : 322 Pages


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The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. Rastafari is a valuable work with a rich historical and ethnographic approach that seeks to correct several misconceptions in existing literature—the true origin of dreadlocks for instance. It will interest religion scholars, historians, scholars of Black studies, and a general audience interested in the movement and how Rastafarians settled in other countries.