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  • The Art Of War In Action

    Having spent some time reflecting on the management of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, my thoughts zeroed in on The Art of War, written over 2,000 years ago and a classic which historians attribute to Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu. Though published long ago,...
  • Jamaican Water Woes

    Second to the violence, pollution is, to me, the worst part about living in Jamaica. The air pollution and the physical garbage, or more specifically plastic, is uncomfortable.  As someone coming from Canada where not littering and environmental awareness are instilled as a social value from a very young...
  • The Coronavirus: To Be Forewarned Should Be An Advantage

    Science fiction only remains fiction until science proves the facts in an irrefutable way. Over the centuries several religious beliefs; planetary data; the universe; the flat Earth; gravity; and many other scientific facts were reasons for charges of heresy and witchcraft. Many people lost their lives to capital punishment,...
  • There may be hope for horse racing, but…

    An article that appeared in the Sunday and Monday edition of the Gleaner has reignited discussion on the topic of the future of the racehorse industry in Jamaica. Ainsley Walters, a veteran racing journalist and host of his own radio programme on the local racing industry, in a two-part...
  • Similarities between the Amazon and Jamaica

    The South American fire season is entering its last stages, and it has been one for the records. The fire season (or dry season) has seen the Amazon, starting in Brazil, reaching an inferno stage while the world cries crocodile tears and does half actions. This has been so...
  • Canada, The Quiet Imperialist

    With friends like Canada who needs to fear the USA. Canada has for many decades been viewed as the polite nation in the North American power duopoly, acting in a more reasonable and circumspect manner with the Caribbean and the broader world while the Americans act in ham-fisted ways....
  • Marooned

    Halfway Tree is already bustling as I hop onto the mini bus bound for Portland. The bus, intended to seat 20 is holding around 30 people as it pulls out of the line of colourful vehicles and onto the road. It is hot and dusty as we make our...
  • 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...
  • Sex, Lies, ‘The Church” & Choice

          “It is interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions — the church and the law court — the men are wearing the dresses!” — Florynce Kennedy   Prochoice: Respecting Human Rights Since the 1970s, in Jamaica, Governments have skirted...