2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many... Continue Reading →

Malcolm Gladwell An Chik-V

If it tek chik-V fi force wi fi see seh wi can't gwaan so careless bout evriting inna Jamaica, dat a fi wi 'Tipping Point' fi true. If it tek chik-V fi fuors wi fi si se wi kyaahn gwaahn so kielis bout evriting ina Jamieka, dat a fi wi 'Tipping Point' fi chruu. If it takes chik-V to force us to see that we can't continue to be so irresponsible about everything that matters in Jamaica, that truly is our 'Tipping Point'.


My computer had a stroke a few months ago and I've been in denial.  I've finally accepted the fact that my old iMac will never be the same again. Its hard drive has become very, very soft.  So I bought a new computer and I'm back in business.  I hope you enjoyed my first post... Continue Reading →


Better we all drive inna 'Patwa' than crash inna English/ Beta wi aal jraiv in a 'Patwa' dan krash in a Ingglish/ Better we all drive in 'Patwa' than crash in English

Every Hoe Have Dem Stick A Bush

A no no problem fi me if di stick an di hoe dem join up ascorden to fi dem preference. Mi no business. A fi dem business. Di big problem a when di stick an di hoe hitch on pon one anodder an dem no match. / A no no prablem fi mi if di stik an di uo dem jain op azkaadn tu fi dem prefrans. Mi no bizniz. A fi dem bizniz. Di big prablem a wen di stik an di uo ich aan pan wan anada an dem no mach. / It’s not a problem for me if sticks and hoes connect however they choose. That’s not my business. It’s theirs. The big problem is if the sticks and hoes get stuck and they're not compatible.


UWI Museum

Yes we did! We extended the exhibition of reggae-related posters by Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson through the month of April.

Michael’s posters have been attracting lots of positive comment from visitors and people have been interested in his statements about his inspiration for the vivid posters.

So keep on coming. And we’ll keep you posted!

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On May 7, 2001, the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica hosted a luncheon to mark the retirement of several faculty members.  At the time, I was head of the Department of Literatures in English and it was my most pleasurable duty to write the citation in... Continue Reading →

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