• Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns

    I am encouraged by the feedback following my last article concerning the logistics of COVID-19 vaccine and the immediate steps that have to be taken in order to ensure a smooth and timely deployment whenever we have those vaccines in hand. An excellent piece written by Warren McDonald (Past...
  • The American Civil War Version 2.0?

    Is the United States of America on the verge of the continuation of the civil war that supposedly ended on May 9, 1865? My simple answer is yes. My reasons are set out below. However, before doing so it is important to set out a potted version of the...
  • Our Hope And Expectation

    So many of the things we thought would happen in 2020 did not happen, and some even went horribly wrong.  Many of our New Year resolutions were stillborn, having died in the wombs of our minds, long before they could be implemented. Many of us found ourselves with smiles...
  • The Insurrection Revealed As A Master Strategy

    Satirical Corner Once again Donald Trump has proven his worth. The insurrection on Capitol Hill should go down in history as a stroke of genius by the lame duck Donald as President. It invoked memories of the start of the French Revolution, and while not ‘storming the Bastille’ to...
  • 1976-The Invasion of the Foreign Press

    From five years between January 1976 and November 1980 Jamaica was invaded by the foreign press. Newspapers and news magazines from Canada, the USA, Britain and even Germany got into the act. Big-name journalists like James Reston, Arnaud de Borchgrave, Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor and Don Boehning, were suddenly...
  • Developing Potential of Our Children

    There is a news story about a six-year-old boy who is raising funds to help those in need through his art. This caused me to ponder on inherent potential and how we nurture or stifle it. Good for his parents, trusting that their child would show signs as to...
  • Dub: Rhythm, Rhyme, Roots

    Note to Readers: This essay on dub was originally published in a longer form in PREE. I was happy to oblige when the editors of Public Opinion asked me to consider doing a remix and making a shortened version. I grew up in a household where food, music, and...
  • Darnella Frazier – Person of the Year 2020

    TIME Magazine’s selection of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris for Persons of the Year was quite understandable. But it missed the mark. Much as those two people represent the impending dissolution of the ominous dark cloud of Trumpism and the promise of a kinder, gentler society that...
  • Equality v Equity, Justice v A Just Resolution

    Peter Tosh’s famous song Equal Rights states there will be no peace till there is equal rights and justice for all. This is a cry which has been made for eons and one which is hard to argue against. Who, after all, wants to be treated like a second-...