The Life of a Jamaican Ghetto Statistic

4 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
I’m trapped in a hell with whom society decrees to be the worst of living and better off dead. Robbers, rapists, child molesters, carjackers, murderers, and dope fiends who would spend their mother’s monthly rent for a quick fix. And here I am, amongst them. As much as the mere thought disgusts me, I am Read More

Jamaica, Africa, we need to teach creativity in schools

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Creativity: the process of having original ideas that have value.   Two of my classmates in secondary school are now medical doctors in Jamaica. Run of the mill stuff, fixing and treating injuries. Another one is a bank manager, counting money and keeping the balance sheet…well, balanced. I’m approaching the higher reaches of the education Read More

Are Africa and Jamaica being colonized by China?

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
(This is part one of a two part series. This week we focus on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Next week we’ll examine the Chinese in Africa).   Caribbean Confidential Over the space of a few short months in 2013, the president of China was in the Caribbean. He had a checkbook. A month earlier, the Read More

Tanya Stephens takes fierce jabs at Portia Simpson’s record.

7 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Recording artiste Tanya Stephens is today facing massive backlash following comments she made about former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller. Writing on social media, Stephens said that, “Hearing people lament Portia’s departure is like seeing people congratulate my rapist for being a ‘good man’ … she isn’t a good person.” “Besides unqualified AND an embarrassing Read More

Brexit! If You’re An Immigrant From Beyond The EU, What’s Not To Love?

7 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
The Invisible Aliens were watching The Daily Politics from a few days ago, and was taken aback when a lady with a distinctly Jamaican accent bemoaned the UK’s exit from the European Union. We were flabbergasted. Whilst the native white British moaned and wringed their hands over the supposedly impending financial apocalypse caused by Brexit Read More

A Sacred Moment: Bolt Wins Last Race in Jamaica

7 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0 Usain Bolt made an emotional farewell at a sold-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. Sir Mo Farah, Shaggy and members of the Jamaican press were quick to celebrate the “sacred moment.” The 30-year-old brought down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the Read More

A letter to my Bi-racial (cough), mixed-raced children

8 months ago Chad 2
Selena, you are only four years old and you say the cutest things. For example, you always say when I tell you I’m a strong black man: ‘but dadddddeeee, you are not black, you’re brown.’ When I ask you what’s mummy’s color then if daddy is brown, you are always stuck, and we both keel Read More

The Anatomy Of A Song: J. Cole’s 03’ Adolescence

8 months ago Chad 0
  This invisible alien first discovered J. Cole in 2009 on his mixtape “The Come Up.” Seriously, I love every song on that mixtape. It may not be as cohesive as The Warm Up or Friday Night Lights, but some of my favorite J. Cole tracks are all on his first project. Let’s Talk About Read More

The Secrets To Making Bob Marley An Icon

9 months ago Chad 0
Quick! Try and think of something you don’t like about Bob Marley. Nothing, right? All this invisible alien has is a general uneasiness about guys christened Bob who can then be called Robert when it suits them. Seems a little shifty. Other than that, the Jamaican reggae superstar’s place as an icon in the pantheon Read More

Mummy Sold Crack Cocaine. And She Was Right!

9 months ago Chad 7
Even though what we do is wrong… Freeway ft. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel This invisible alien slithered, smuggled my way that is, onto the lower rungs of the middle class (whatever that is) through the back door on account of my formal education (a few degrees here and there), profession (somewhere in education) and by Read More