Tivoli Girls take aim at Soldiers


The Gleaner, Las May, June 15

While Jamaicans along with the rest of the world take in the World Cup, the media here have been poking fun at recent events such as the state of emergency and the routing of criminals from their innercity citadels. The Las May cartoon above is priceless i think, in this regard.

Crime has indeed plummeted with hardly any murders taking place although a major art heist was reported a couple of days ago when thieves raided the studio shared by artists George Rodney and Lois Lake-Sherwood making off with artworks and antiques.

Meanwhile back in Tivoli Gardens where the female population is getting antsy because of the sudden disappearance of their menfolk, go-getting women are hitting on JDF soldiers according to a story in The Star today which announced that “A shortage of men in west Kingston is said to have caused female residents to be fighting for the affection of soldiers who are now posted in the community.”

A resident opined:

“Bway, to some extent yu can’t even wrong dem because a pure woman deh a west Kingston now, most a di man dem run weh and dem probably naw come back, suh di woman dem affi fight fi wah dem want.”

You can read all about it here.

Author: Annie Paul

writer, editor and avid tweeter anniepaulose@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Tivoli Girls take aim at Soldiers”

  1. In the words of my kingston friend, “yuh nuh ‘ear seh di time fi gunman baby dung a tivoli ova? A souljah baby time now!” Until things radically change in terms of the opportunities that women have to sustain themselves economically, they will continue to exchange one set of [man]problems for another…

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