Jamaica

  • 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...
  • mountain climber

    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...
  • The jungle in us

      Recently a comment made on social media by an unsuspecting visitor caused much brouhaha online. The poor soul made the mistake of saying that she was vacationing in Jamaica and feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting the jungles in Portland. Comments ranging from ‘typical first world person degrading...
  • What, exactly, is ecotourism?

        I imagine many of us, when we think of ecotourism, think of long hot boring walks through deteriorating old places, primitive conditions, lectures, perhaps museums, all fairly intimidating effort compared to luxury resorts. But the two are not incompatible, often going hand-in-hand. The dictionary definition is tourism...
  • Catch a Tiger (if you can)!

        So Tiger Woods, unquestionably the best golfer of all time, is back! Eleven years after he last won a Major (US Open at Torrey Pines); after FIVE back surgeries including spinal fusion; at least two failed come-backs (one in which he couldn’t even pitch the ball on...
  • male athletes

    Not just 9 points at Champs…

      Well, we have come to the end of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championship, and we saw a comprehensive win by Kingston College over arch rivals and defending champions Calabar. It was a nail-biting finish on the girls’ side between defending champions Edwin Allen, who narrowly defeated Hydel....
  • THE FUTURE MUST BE NOW!

      The new horse racing promoter has tried manfully for two years to revive a dying sport but CPR isn’t working and there are no defibrillators in sight. SVREL’s unaudited accounts claim almost $200 million in capital expenditure has been made but fans aren’t seeing the money in the...
  • South – South endeavours

        At the risk of engaging in juvenile simplicity, it is clear to me that if we, collectively, can get more Jamaican companies, whether large, medium or small, to become more profitable, to employ more persons , to become more efficient, and generally to become more successful and...

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