Night Work For Women

In these enlightened times, women ought to be free to choose when they work. But there's definitely a downside to freeing up women for night work. It's not all about emancipation. In fact, night work seems to be just another form of exploitation of cheap labour.

Leadership Crisis At UWI, Mona

Secondment is a tricky business. It's leaving and staying at the same time, somewhat like a bad marriage. You don't want to cut your losses and just get a divorce. But you do want the freedom to roam.

Apologies to the ‘Penis Poet’

In any case, sex is a theological issue. It’s not a trivial matter. Some theologians argue that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was sex. That’s why Adam and Eve realised that they were naked only after eating it. Not each other, of course.

Jamaican Men Love Oral Sex

In the dancehall sense of the word, bowing suggests deference to the woman’s pleasure, a gesture no upstanding man is prepared to admit that he makes. But, of course, women do bow as well. It’s the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

HAJ Building ‘Solutions’ On Sand

The reckless policy of the Housing Agency of Jamaica - converting protected lands into house spots - is a classic example of building on sand. This practice is not at all sustainable. It’s short-term thinking at its worst.

Cooking Up A Storm In The ‘Intellectual Ghetto’

Last Thursday, as I watched Kevin MacDonald’s magical documentary on Bob Marley, I kept thinking of just how many talented people have emerged from Trench Town! That ghetto has certainly been a centre of intellectual ferment. If the University of the West Indies could find a way to recharge and transmit the creative energies of Trench Town in its heyday, we’d definitely be cooking.

Jobs For The Girls (And The Old Men)

Arthur Williams' disdainful reduction of adult females to mere 'girls' is pure sexism; putting women in their place as minor players in a big man's world. Nobody in the JLP is complaining about jobs for the boys. Why not? Is it because the presence of boys (or old men) in the Cabinet - whether PNP or JLP - is 'natural' and, therefore, taken for granted?

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