• Time For a Hall of Fame or National Sports Museum

    The annual “thank you” for our athletes who have performed and brought this nation pleasure and joy over the past 12 months — known as the RJR/Gleaner Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony — has inspired a debate about how we say thanks to...
  • Continued And Innovative Tourism Development

    With the recent opening of the Port Royal Cruise Terminal and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport being selected at the World Travel Awards as the Caribbean’s leading airport it is clear that the tourist industry is still growing in Jamaica. There have been recent debates in the news about...
  • 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...
  • Prayer for Mankind

    O Thou kind Lord!  Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock.  Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same  household.  In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of...
  • This Is A Decade For Serious Choices

    Jamaica has long faced three major problems — crime (gun crime), financial security/national fiscal independence, and food security/land security. Though our governments, past and present, have tried (some more than others) to tackle these problems, they persist and have become more acute. Despite measures intended to secure physical security,...
  • Happy New Year!

    Congratulations to 2019 Champion Trainer Anthony Nunes on a comprehensive and emphatic victory in the championship race. After his obvious disappointment in 2018 he put his foot on the gas from the outset in 2019 and never let up. His handling of the classic season was outstanding and resulted...
  • Men And Women Are Like The Wings Of A Bird

    By Angelada How do we address inequalities between women and men on our path to peaceful coexistence? How can we overcome cultural barriers to achieve greater advancement of women? “These are major questions in our country, but there is little consensus on the issues,” said Mohamed Ben Moussa, a...
  • 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...