• Cry baby Xhaka and the system that outlaws human emotions

    Granit Xhaka of Arsenal FC fame has caused something of a storm in the football world. For those who have better things to do with their time and as such missed the events, what took place was as follows: Xhaka, who is also captain of Arsenal, has been having...
  • I have a sense of discomfort about our port operations

    I have a somewhat uneasy feeling as I retrace the historical steps of a particular industry that had significant roots in Jamaica. That industry incorporated shipping, transshipment, global trade, and logistics, notwithstanding the seeming modernity of the new buzzwords. “Shipping” was a word related to short trips and coastal...
  • Legislative Slothfulness

    The Laird Just about six or so weeks ago there was an item of news that set me off on a prolonged path of musing.  There was the now usual brouhaha between Government aided Secondary Schools which charge a fee to the parents of students however denominated or styled,...
  • What to do about doping in sport

    Doping in sport is once again in the spotlight, as last Tuesday word came that “Super Coach” Alberto Salazar has been found guilty after a 4-year investigation by the USADA, led by the indefatigable Travis Tygart. Readers may recall that Travis Tygart is the man who led the investigation...
  • Coloured World

    The melting pot and a coffee coloured world, dreamy words reminiscent of the 60s, a mantra held by many who believe that through integration and cultural melding the world will become a better place. It is a lovely sentiment, one which I’m sure the majority of the world hopes...
  • Precautions for survival in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

    My sincere condolences go out to our friends in The Bahamas who have suffered the loss of loved ones, and extreme devastation. The slow passage of Hurricane Dorian across The Bahamas was, for me, a new phenomenon in the concept of a natural disaster. This is the very first...
  • Need A New Rhythm As The World Changes

    For persons who play music, rhythm is a part of the essential understanding usually defined in 5 areas: Random; Regular; Alternating; Flowing; and Progressive. These influence the outcome of the piece by singular or combined uses of these tools. In has been said that music and mathematics share a...
  • Lest we forget, everyone wants to talk, not act

    “Lest we forget” is the phrase most commonly used in remembering those who died in the Two Great Wars; 1914-18 and 1939-45. It has been extended to include that wider memory of service men and women who made the supreme sacrifice so that those civilians who were alive at...
  • The three big Cs preventing a growth take-off

    T The three most-mentioned topics of concern for citizens, diaspora members, and well-wishers in the past few months have the same starting letter. They are crime, corruption, and choices. Both individually and collectively, they signal the root causes of our failure to take off on a path towards positive...