Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Claimed Madness, Rainbow and Song

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. 

Wa Mek di Prime Minister a Bow To di Queen?

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?

Getting ‘Bun’ In the Chinese Grocery

The newly arrived Chinese were supposed to be permanently at war with black people. But what shortsighted cynics like Gloster did not anticipate is the fact that some barriers can be easily overturned, given the right motivation. The sex drive is a powerful social leveller.

The High Cost Of Development

Soon, Cayman will be almost completely overrun by foreigners. They will be the primary beneficiaries of development. For Caymanians, the price of 'development' will be loss. Loss of land, loss of social place, loss of identity.

Death By Satire In Paris

Despite the flawless French of the Kouachi brothers, they were unquestionably alienated from mainstream French culture. Though born in France, they had a fatal flaw. Their home culture was not French. Their religion was not Catholicism; it was Islam. And they were radical Islamists at that.

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