Bringing “the Race Issue Out Of the Closet

It would be political suicide for Mark Golding, a white Jamaican, to censure his black colleagues for telling their own truth about racial politics in Jamaica. This would, undoubtedly, be seen as proof that he is not sufficiently sensitive to issues of race to be able to lead the PNP.

Big Tingz a Gwaan fi VP Records

Miss Pat book pretty-pretty cyaan done. A Maria Papaefstathiou, one graphic artist from Greece, design it./Miss Pat buk priti-priti kyaahn don. A Maria Papaefstathiou, wan grafik aatis fram Griis, dizain it./Miss Pat's book is absolutely beautiful. It was designed by Maria Papaefstathiou, a graphic artist from Greece.

Fi Wi Artist Dem a Lose Out

Fi di lickin a di spoon, nuff Jamaican artist a go lose di spoonful./ Fi di likin a di spuun, nof Jamiekan aatis a go luuz di spuunful./ For the licking of the spoon, many Jamaican artists are going to lose the spoonful.

Taking Andrew Holness At His Word

Why is the Ministry of Education not transforming language teaching? Could it be that the elite do not really want every child to become proficient in English? The high-status language would no longer be a big stick to blunt the child’s imagination.

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