This post follows from a Facebook discussion about comments made by Dancehall artiste about Jamaican poet and cultural icon Miss Lou. It is not an effort to praise Miss Lou or even denigrate Ishawna, as much as an outgrowth of the discussion about who can criticise who. Have a read and give me your feedback. Thanks! Continue reading Beyond the “reaching”: Ishawna, Miss Lou and the tablecloth
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Jamaican cricketer and former West Indies Captain is fined for ‘flirting’ with Australian reporter, during interview. Read why this is bad behaviour and not just a matter of ‘cultural confusion’… Continue reading Feminism is Not the Enemy, Bad Behaviour is! (The Chris Gayle ‘Saga’)
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‘A queen knows her worth and does fight for it!’ – Iyanla Vanzant, Value in the Valley The ‘clash’ culture … Continue reading The ‘Ladies’ who would be Queen (of the Dancehall): Saw/ Macka Clash at Sting 2013
The rule of law and democracy are under severe threat in Jamaica. From by all accounts, the situation is extremely … Continue reading ‘Gay’ violence at local university symptomatic of Jamaica’s increasing descent into anarchy and mayhem!
Recently, the affiliate arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Generation 2000, or G2K as it is more popularly known … Continue reading Media Bias and Electioneering Campaigns in Jamaica: What are the Issues at Play?