Independence Special: Jamaica @ 60 & Beyond

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022 54 INDEPENDENCE SPECIAL: JAMAICA @ 60 AND B YOND F ATURE | THE GLEANER | SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022 Yu cyaan sidung pahn cow bak cuss cow kin. TRANSLATION: You cannot sit on the back of the cow and curse the skin of the cow. EXPLANATION: We should not disparage others. Worse yet, we should never be ungrateful to, or disdainful of, those who help us. OLE TIME PEOPLE USED TO SAY ... jamaica at UNIQUELY JAMAICAN LIKKLE BUT TALLAWAH! SPORTING ICONS Published Thursday, June 4, 1998 PRIME MINISTER P.J. Patterson yesterday urged members of the national football team to “go with and as God, dignity and pride” as they participate in the World Cup finals. The prime minister spoke at a send-off function attended by the players and the football management at Jamaica House prior to their departure for France. “The televisions will be on you, the journalists will be at you. You must behave yourselves and know what you do or say,” he cautioned. “This is a historic moment for all Jamaicans, whether they live at home or abroad,”Mr Patterson said, “but remember the whole world will be watching us. You should endeavour to conduct yourselves in a manner that will be to your credit as well as that of the country and your individual clubs.” The prime minister, who had promised during the World Cup build-up that “I will see you in France”, will be leading a Government delegation to the event early next week. Patterson presented the national team and its coaching staff with replicas of the Jamaican Coat of Arms for their lapels. France, here we come! Reggae Boyz off to World Cup finals The Reggae Boyz in 1998. FILE