Until we start prosecuting lawbreakers for setting fires, nothing will change. Jamaica will just continue to go up in smoke.
Believe it or not, unemployed people are expecting to get $18,000 per month payback from Andrew, starting in April. That’s what happens when politicians make election promises in a language that is Greek to the majority of the people.
People who don't vote like to think they're superior to those foolish ones of us who still participate in the fraudulent system.
Instead of avoiding controversy, Ronnie Thwaites should have courageously taken the opportunity to reflect on the function of our local language in public conversations about the educational system; and its use in schools! He knows the power of the language.
Throw-word a one big stick. An it lik hot. Chruo-wod a wan big stik. An it lik at. Hurling abuse can be very effective. It hurts a lot.
When the Chairman of the Electoral Commission asserts that English is the official language and election day an official event, he is actually affirming the absolute authority of English as the sole language of official communication. He does not allow any space for the official use of 'dialect'. The mother tongue of the vast majority of Jamaicans has no place in the public sphere.
If our PM/minister of education knew his history, he would never have dared to 'mash up' the holidays with politics. But 'im young; im wi learn.'