Over the year and a half of the pandemic, I’ve kept on wondering who is the target audience for the press conferences hosted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW). It couldn’t possibly be members of the public who are not fully competent in English. On April Fools’ Day 2020, Dr Tufton made a... Continue Reading →
We carry the imprint of ancestral homelands. We remember our origins across oceans of history. Our consciousness is not insular.
Kartel a nuh God bredda. But im talent mighta help fi save wi from drop inna di pit a hell./ Kartel a no Gad breda. Bot im talent maita elp fi siev wi fram jrap ina di pit a el./ Kartel is not God's brother. But
Many of us are acting insanely. We are afraid of taking the vaccine that will provide a measure of protection against COVID-19.
On August 4, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze joined the ancestors. She is certainly not done. Death will not silence her song. And her rainbow promise will not fade. Breeze has left a legacy of poems, short stories, scripts for theatre and film as well as numerous recordings of her vibrant performances that will, indeed, endure.
A carpet of grass at the front of one’s house is not a sign of true wealth. It signifies entrapment in an ideology of Englishness that is fundamentally alien.
Di said same queen weh gi wi independence a rule we same way. Wa kind a independence dat?/ Di sed siem Kwiin we gi wi indipendens a ruul wi siem wie. Wa kain a indipendens dat?/ For quite a long time, both political parties have been saying that it's time for the Queen of England to no longer be Jamaica's head of state. The politicians know we're forming the fool pretending that we are truly independent. The very Queen who gave us independence is ruling us just the same. What kind of independence is that?
The global reach of sound system culture is not usually acknowledged in Jamaica. Sound systems are treated with such contempt that some of us simply cannot understand how this buguyaga sound could possibly appeal to audiences across the world.