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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Karen Ebanks
In some of Britain's Caribbean territories and former colonies, judges wear thick wigs of white curls in the tropical heat, sports fans follow cricket religiously, and Queen Elizabeth II is the titular head of state. That doesn't mean people here will be breaking out the tea and crumpets to watch this week's royal wedding.
"I have enough to get done without worrying about this wedding. It really is not a concern of mine at all," said Karen Ebanks, 26, a resident of Jamaica's capital who focuses most of her attention on homegrown culture such as the brash reggae-rap hybrid of dancehall music, which first became dominant in the mid-1980s.
She said many islanders have been preoccupied with Antigua Sailing Week, a popular regatta that's the biggest in the Caribbean.