Enforced economic activity that exposes children to risk and keeps them out of school is criminal. Most times, the perpetrators of abuse are the parents of the children, usually the mother.
In an age in which intellectual property does have real value, it’s not flattering to have your creative ideas stolen. You can’t just let people monkey around with your intangible assets.
One of the original meanings of conversation is the action of living together. In 16th century English, conversation meant sexual intimacy. So I speculate that this is the origin of our Jamaican expression, the gentleman I am talking to./ Iina di 16th senchri, ‘conversation’ did mean seksin. So mi figa se a de so wi get fi wi Jamieka taak bout di jenklman mi a taak tu.
If we really want the Air Jamaica jazz and blues festival to ‘tek life’, TurnKey needs to jook it with a lot more jazz.
From the grave, Bob Marley cannot rise up in protest against the ways in which his intellectual property is being exploited by Babylon. Dead men sing no songs.
The BOCAS lit fest, founded and directed by the formidable Marina Salandy-Brown, has opened its mouth and made a lot of creative noise. Let's hope the Jamaican private sector is listening.
Even God speaks ‘Patwa’. And ordinary mortals feel they are too good to read the Bible in ‘Patwa.’ What a thing if and when they get to heaven! I guess they will ask for a transfer to hell if God should dare welcome them in this way: ‘Kom iin, kom iin! Mi glad fi si unu!’