Coping With Calabash Withdrawal Symptoms

In 2001, the founders of the festival – Colin Channer, Justine Henzell and Kwame Dawes – could not possibly have anticipated the grand reach of their vision. The Calabash International Literary Festival thrives on serendipity.

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.

Chanting down greedy hoteliers

Tourism is now vital to our economies across the Caribbean. But we have to find a way to balance the requirements of the tourist industry and the needs of citizens. We can't just fence in tourists and fence out locals.

If Lloyd D’Aguilar Is Right …

I think it's really wicked that Lloyd D'Aguilar has been dismissed from the enquiry. He has done so much work to ensure that the enquiry take place at all. When a lot of us shamefully forgot about the massacre of civilians, D'Aguilar and the Tivoli Committee kept the issue alive.

Funny Degrees No Joke

If we don't clean up the tertiary education sector, the quality of all degrees across the board will be compromised. It won't be just the fly-by-night operators that will have to close shop. All universities will be in trouble if Jamaica becomes known as a market for bogus degrees.

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