If you have been around for the last few months, you would have certainly remembered this intriguing video of the 98 year old man I shared.
He painted a very interesting perspective on Jamaica's history.
In it, he shared his personal experiences, some quite chilling, of growing up in old-time Jamaica.
Over the few months that followed, the youtube video grew in popularity - amasing over 41 thousand views - from viewers all across the globe!
It is now with sadness, grief and anguish that I have to share with you that he passed on, last Friday night (into Saturday).
He perished in a fire when the small board dwelling he occupied blew up in flames.
Of course, as you can imagine, when I first heard the news I was startled!
I went there to learn more about what happened and to extend my condolences to his friends (he had no immediate relatives there) but it was then that I learned that he actually died in the fire! It was like a bomb fell on me!
I trecked up and over the hill and down to where the house was and took some pictures that I thought would give you an indication of the destruction.
I've also recorded a short video of my visit to the location of the remains.
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A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
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efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications,
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