If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If yu kyan bok op vikchri an kraasiz An gwaan laik di tuu impasta dem a di sed siem ting;
Journalism for John was more than a job. It was a jab; a prick of conscience./ Dis nyuuspiepa raitn a no suo-suo wok fi John. A sinting fi wok op yu kanshens.
Dear David, Nuff thanks for the positive vibes. The basic answer to your question about why we carry on so bad about accepting our Jamaican language is plain old "mental slavery," as Marcus Garvey put it so eloquently. We just can't deal with the fact that speakers of various African languages who were forced to... Continue Reading →
Mrs. Sonia King, retired Head of the Paternity Testing Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, has written a wicked little book in which she reveals some of the truly entertaining cases she worked on for more than three decades. This is edutainment at its best! In Jamaica, the term ‘jacket’... Continue Reading →