Bad luck is reputed to be worse than obeah, but seeing the way that things are working out for the JLP in office I’m not sure recent events can be chalked up to bad luck alone. Some kind of obeah or “science” may provide a more convenient scapegoat for the series of unfortunate events that is befalling members of the Jamaica Labour Party, it is … Continue reading With Friends Like These…
I sent the letter below the RSF as I was disturbed at the high rank of Jamaica in comparison what most people here acknowledge to be reality. _____________________________________________________________ To: “Reporters Without Borders” firstname.lastname@example.org; “Reporters Without Borders Americas Desk” email@example.com; “Reporters Without Borders Internet Desk” firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam: As a patriotic natural-born Jamaican, I am ever-eager to see Jamaica rank as highly as possible on the … Continue reading Open Letter to Reporters Without Borders
Some years ago an advertisement for the fast food restaurant Wendy’s made the phrase “Where’s the beef?” part of American culture as a means of questioning the substance of something. Today as I read the Gleaner and Observer I found two articles that said pretty much nothing. I will quote form them generously so their full context cannot be lost. The first one is among … Continue reading Wey di beef deh?
Note to the reader: This this the first is a series of posts on the many deficiencies of the Jamaican media that I will undertake, especially focusing on the failures of the print media in Jamaica. Below is an email sent to the editor at the Sunday Gleaner. Of course it was harshly critical so they didn’t publish it. The email text is published unaltered; … Continue reading Wha pass fi news a Jamaica