Gordon Robinson

  • Is Institutional Racism Invulnerable?

    Jamaica seems to have caught B.A.L.M. (Black American Lives Matter) fever. Jamaicans were all agog about the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and leapt enthusiastically onto American bandwagons proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” when, in reality, not one American protester gave a flying fig about countless Jamaicans with similar fates as...
  • What Is “Dancehall Culture”?

    The overwhelming successful live stream clash between Beenie and Bounti has once again brought “Dancehall Culture” into sharp focus. It also gives me a platform for yet another Grumpy Old Man rant on the subject. For the umpteenth time, “Dancehall” is NOT a musical genre and it’ll never be one...
  • Donkey sey? No! Donkey know!

    On Tuesday, May 5, an historic announcement was made in Parliament by PM Andrew Holness. He reminded MPs of their complaints that $1,000,000 added to CDF allocations to address constituents’ COVID-19 relief needs was inadequate. Then he announced Sandals Foundation would donate, as a “gift”, $500,000 per MP to...
  • IT MAKES ME SICK!

    Once again Jamaicans must listen to regular bleating from MPs about their “low” salaries. Robert “Chicken Feed” Pickersgill called it chicken feed. Yet so many politicians contest run-offs in order to claim the prize of being their party’s candidate for most constituencies. Why do they struggle so hard to...