Hi guys, my name is Jamil. Welcome to our Back a yard online community. If you’ve just stumbled across this website, landed on this page and wondering what back a yard is all about; Here is the answer:
First and foremost, back a yard simply means home. However, when you hear a Caribbean, especially a Jamaican, use the expression or terminology, it is one that strikes at the seat of our emotion, as it is used to represent the lifestyle, culture, spirit, cuisine and festive mood of our homeland.
About This Website
Here is a little bit about me in the way of introduction and why this website. I am a part of that generation where our parents left our homeland (Jamaica in the 1950’s) on the false premise of a better future here in the U.K.
Our parents had to work hard for many years, skimping and scraping, until they were able to purchase their own home and send for their children or rest of the family. I’m sure many of you readers are familiar with and can relate to this type of story.
In 2015 I was able to go Back a yard. “Man what an eye opener!” To say Jamaica is a beautiful country is an understatement. For all the positive things about Jamaica, what really hit me was the tranquility and spirit of freedom.
After reconnecting with my roots back a yard, I was inspired to create this website to bring a community of our families, friends and acquaintances from backayard together.
Here you can link up in one place, chat online, create family and friend groups, share your experiences and encourage one another. Share your stories, find out more about back a yard, upload your photo’s, albums and videos, voice your opinions, post your events and keep up with the latest news from Jamaica.
On the Jamaican coat of arms the motto is; OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE. Let’s be strong together and not forget one another.
I look forward to hearing from you and your suggestions; So register NOW and get started.
“SO WA YUH A SEH? MEK WE GO BACK A YARD”.