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  • Economic Potential Of Preserving And Incentivizing Our Musical Legacy – Part 2

    Last edition I outlined what went into my choosing 58 albums which are the works of pioneers who opened doors for other Jamaican musicians but who may not have had commercial success or awards to show for those efforts. Some albums, I reiterate, have straddled both categories successfully. The...
  • Economic Potential of Preserving and Incentivizing Our Musical Legacy — Part 1

    The idea of examining the global impact and influence of Jamaica’s music, since independence, has always been high on my agenda, as I firmly believe that our musical legacy has been grossly ignored and that the pioneers of our music have been largely forgotten. Jamaica’s  culture represents the greatest...
  • Jamaica’s Football – Where Do we Go From Here (Part 2)

    Last week I examined the state of Jamaica’s football. Now, I make my recommendations for improvement. The ‘degarrisonization’ of Jamaica’s football. As indicated last week, FIFA has mandated that the governance issues be addressed, but the vexing matter surrounding the voting pool needs to be addressed as a matter...
  • Jamaica’s Football – Where do we go from here (Part 1)

    Sunday, November 16, 1997; June 14, 1998 and May 10, 2015 are dates that all local football fans should have indelibly imprinted on their minds. The nil all draw versus Mexico at the National Stadium on November 16, 1997, marked an iconic moment in Jamaica’s football as the country...
  • Chant down Babylon – Fi di laas time

    “The most disastrous aspect of colonization which you are the most reluctant to release from your mind is their colonization of the image of God” — Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing I had no intention of returning to the issue of religious signs and symbols so quickly after my previous article...
  • New Signs and Symbols For A New Beginning

    The murder of George Floyd by police in America and subsequent global protests have brought into sharp focus, the “heroes” that built the modern world globally. The life and work of these men of “honor” such as: Edward Colston, Cecil Rhodes, Winston Churchill and Christopher Columbus, have come under...