What’s Sexy For The Goose?

Why are men and women held to such different sexual standards? It appears as if women are not supposed to enjoy sex. Why should women settle for doddering old men? Why shouldn't we marry hot young men? Who makes up the rules?

Never Mind Yaw, Novelette!

Ongle ting, yu never born wid no baton. Sake a dat, yu can form like seh yu a commissioner. Yu can act good-good. But dem nah gi yu di real-real commissioner work.
Ongl ting, yu neva baahn wid no batan. Siek a dat, yu kyahn faam laik se yu a komishana. Yu kyahn ak gud-gud. Bot dem naa gi yu di riil-riil komishana wok.
The one thing you lacked is it: you weren't born with a baton. So you can pretend as if you're a commissioner. You can act very well. But they're not going to appoint you as commissioner.

Not a word on Mother Language Day!

Instead of deceiving ourselves about the English language competency of most Jamaicans, we should face the facts. English is not being taught efficiently. That's largely because the powers that be assume that the mother language of most Jamaicans isn't actually a language. They insist that it's nothing but a 'corruption' of English. Even so, they don't seem to know how to cure the disease.

Pearly Beach a no fi poor people

UDC better wheel an come again. A no so-so big event fi keep a Pearly Beach. It fi open every day fi everybody.
UDC beta wiil an kom agen. A no suo-so big event fi kip a Pearly Beach. It fi opn evri die fi evribadi.
UDC had better wheel and come again. It’s not only big events that should be kept at Pearly Beach. It should be open every day for everybody.

Phillips Sweetens “Bitter Medicine”

I believe that for important national matters like the Budget debates, translators should be employed to turn technical English into accessible Jamaican Creole. All our talk of democracy is pointless if we continue to exclude the majority of Jamaicans from public discourse.

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