Olive Nelson

  • National or Notional Heroes?

    “Diaspora Jamaicans renew call for Bob as National Hero” was the title of a lead story in the Gleaner of January 29, 2018 – an annually recurring theme with every approach of the February 6 anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth. And for good measure, the Gleaner of February 23,...
  • Prisons, prison deals and politics

    Congratulations are in order for the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) branch of the Jamaican police force who last week completed the arrest of 25 members of the Terrence gang accused of reigning terror on communities in St Catherine, Clarendon, St Andrew, St Mary, Trelawny, St Ann, and...
  • The ascendancy of anarchy

    It was bound to happen. Murderers and violence peddlers of all types are popping up everywhere on the national landscape. Undaunted by the fear of capture, our newly minted gun-toting criminals are no longer waiting on the cover of night to claim their victims. They are now brazenly doing...
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    Dancehall and carnival — vulgar displays of licentiousness

    We are again approaching the end of another soca/dancehall carnival season. Every day now we are being bombarded from our television screens and newspapers with scenes from the carnival blowouts, bang-ins and interviews with people shamelessly trying to make a national hero of Byron Lee for his part in...

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