• Reggae Girlz

    An early goal, nervous first 20 minutes with unnecessary turnovers, meant that despite excellent goalkeeping, and Jamaican determination right to the final minutes — Brazil 3 (ranked 10 in the world) Jamaica 0 (ranked 53 in the world) was not unexpected. As we sat in Grenoble’s full stadium with...
  • Jamaica Derby Preview

    The Jamaica Derby’s 99th running is scheduled for tomorrow but Public Opinion deadlines mean readers must be satisfied with a very early preview. I’ll be looking at the horses I expect to be running as, at time of writing, declarations won’t be final for a few days. The public...
  • Political Responsibility vs Public Service Accountability

     Elected Politicians, are men and women who go to the citizenry in general elections seeking firstly, nomination, and then secondly, election as Members of Parliament. We love them and we hate them. They foist themselves unto us.  They go out of their way to seek us out, to court...
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    A Frightening New State Of Bravado Among Criminals

      Crime continues to raise its ugly head across the nation, and the blame game continues to dominate the news, ranging from the incompetence/corruption of the Jamaica Constabulary, all the way to calls for the influence of politicians over illegally armed supporters. Speculations of all possible causes are on...
  • TV Coverage Essential To Racing’s Survival

      If horse racing isn’t to die with its aging fans, two vital factors need to be added to its crash cart: namely marketing and availability. Currently, racing is limping along without the assistance of either. The marketing team seems unable to attract a decent number of new sponsors...
  • Instead of killing the messenger…

    Jamaican politics is a tribal thing. It always has been. This is in no small part due to our size and the domination of only two political parties since the people gained the right to both vote and self-governance. Many are the tales of people from as far back...
  • Limited resources no excuse for sport administrators’ bungling

      The “title” Brand Jamaica is an interesting one. To me it signifies that the word Jamaica invokes a feeling of awe and envy when it is read or heard by non-Jamaicans. “Brand Jamaica” is mouthed by entrepreneurs, politicians, sport administrators who want to convince us of the impact...
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    NIDS laudable, so let’s address the concerns

    It is with sadness that I extend my sincere sympathy to the family of the Most Honourable Edward Philip George Seaga. He was a Prime Minister about whom character and corruption were never mentioned in the same sentence, and whose intellect for understanding the ordinary Jamaican was one of...
  • Our broken windows need fixing

        Jamaica has a serious crime issue, and it is not relegated to one area of activity. We rank high on corruption, we rank high on the murder charts, we rank high on the rape/sexual abuse charts, we rank high on the drug trafficking charts and the list...

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