• Despite the misery, coronavirus is doing mankind a great good

    Out of evil comes good. Being a positive person, I always like to take the position that all things happen for the greater good. Corona caused me to miss, probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya in April 2020 and an upcoming trip to St. Augustine, Florida in May 2020...
  • A time of forced awakening

    I start by congratulating the Government of Jamaica, especially PM Holness and Minister Tufton on taking strong leadership stances, supported by Cabinet and officials, with regard to retarding the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The decisions made in containing the potential spread of the viral infection have...
  • In The Face Of COVID-19: Vigilance, Education And Survival The Name Of The Game

    The cutting-edge media story of the last several weeks continues to focus on the spread of the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) and seems not to be going away (like the virus itself) despite several elections; political campaigning; bombing and war; peace treaties; BREXIT; and several former “hot topics”. This in...
  • Is Millennial Socialism On The Agenda In Jamaica?

    As we await, with great expectation, the campaign thrust in the soon-to-be called general elections, the Opposition PNP has defined the remit of its campaign around the philosophy of democratic socialism. The JLP, long known to be a party of the right, and which subscribes to the enduring principles...
  • Public Opinion And Me

    The re-emergence of the name Public Opinion in Jamaican journalism is stuff that gladdens the heart. Especially mine.    When I learnt in 1961 that the little weekly newspaper at Torrington Road was planning to become a daily, I inquired whether a position as a reporter could be mine....
  • Starting some engines that have been asleep for years

    As 2020 rolls on my success rate is still low, but I am happy to report one success that could boost our expectations for a much improved year and timely responses. In my Postal District the frequency of opening of the Post Office was moved from 5 days per...
  • Problems With Easy Solutions — All That’s Needed Is The Will

    Happy 2020 to all, and let us resolve to be a part of the changes that are required by confronting them every day. If we can be relentless and show numbers, then those empowered to make changes will make them and progress will happen. Let me start with my...
  • Trapped! Oh Yeah!

     When Jimmy Cliff wrote and recorded the song Trapped in 1972, it was about a relationship with a woman, and the influence or spell she had on him that, despite his expostulation, he found it difficult to walk away. Today, I sense we are also trapped in a socially...
  • Patois – Figet it!

    As a product of the ghetto, I grew up in the midst of poverty and violence and among people who were either illiterate or semi-literate but spoke fluent Patois.  I took pride in learning English and I believe I can hold my own in any global forum where English...