• 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...
  • If You Can’t Hear…..

    So, local horse racing has finally been sent on furlough. This after weeks of stubborn resistance during which countless Jamaicans of modest means and most vulnerable to the current pestilence were herded into cramped, unsanitary Off Track Betting parlours (OTBs) to fiscally maintain horseracing by gambling away their meagre...
  • Time to modify and simplify the economic and accounting apartheid

    The much-repeated “Out of every crisis, there is an opportunity” seems to have become an accepted concept for business and governance across the world. Crisis brings an opportunity to modify or totally change systems; solutions; and influence. It challenges economic outlook; business directions; social trends; religious norms; and some...
  • From Mandatory Quarantine to Self-Isolation

    My wife and I, each year, normally take a long vacation to the Southern Hemisphere during its summer months. However, this year we thought we would change and visit southern Europe, specifically Italy and Portugal, going through and spending some time in the United Kingdom. The planning started in...
  • Social Harmony

    There are huge differences in wealth in Jamaica. We range from native born Jamaicans who are United States dollar billionaires and millionaires to the dirt poor, particularly the rural dirt poor who have basically nothing, not even the land on which their little make-shift lean to is “kotched”. In...
  • Mi good- good tun up: The pride of motherhood, with a twist

    Mothers love and are proud of their children. This is true for the most part; since we have certainly heard of mothers who treat their children in ways that would tell us that they couldn’t really and truly love and care for their offspring. However, many women who live...
  • Being Quarantined is no Fun

    As a joke, on the 21st February 2020 I put a post on my Facebook page asking if anyone wanted a free cruise. I was absolutely shocked by the number of people who replied ‘yes’, considering that the horror stories about people being quarantined on cruises ships and ports...
  • IT MAKES ME SICK!

    Once again Jamaicans must listen to regular bleating from MPs about their “low” salaries. Robert “Chicken Feed” Pickersgill called it chicken feed. Yet so many politicians contest run-offs in order to claim the prize of being their party’s candidate for most constituencies. Why do they struggle so hard to...
  • The fight to eliminate drug cheats from sports must continue

    As a child at the Mico Practicing School, morning assembly featured prayers, songs and a talk by our Headmaster, Ivan Shaw. He drilled into attentive children a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that goes like this: “The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden...