|The Zimbabwean dictator is no fan of Jamaican men|
Some Jamaicans are clamoring for an official Zimbabwean apology: "Glen Harris, a laborer and father of two children, said he felt irritated when he heard about the Zimbabwean president’s chiding remarks on a local radio program. Like the large majority of Jamaica’s population, Harris is black. 'This is an African leader talking like this? Black man should stick up for each other. We’re all Africans,' he said on a Kingston street of low-slung concrete buildings and sheet metal fences."
However, some Jamaicans agree with the Zimbabwean dictator: "Still, a few Jamaicans aren’t aggrieved with Mugabe, who received a top government honor during a 1996 visit. They note that their island is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and that far more women graduate from university than men, and say Mugabe may have a point, even if he was being overly broad by disparaging Jamaican men. 'Is President Robert Mugabe really on to something? Certainly, his observation that our ‘universities are full of women’ while our ‘men want to sing and do not go to colleges’ is a truism, which none can deny,' Northern Caribbean University administrator Vincent Peterkin wrote in a letter to the editor of The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper."