• The Green Future

    I use this medium to offer sincere congratulations to the Hon Floyd Green MP, the new Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries. I not only wish him well but assure him that he has my support and advice, which advice he will be able to freely read from time to...
  • PNP To Contest Outcome Of General Elections

    Satirical Corner The People’s National Party is to seek an injunction to have the 2020 General Elections declared null and void. In an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court, the party says that with a voting turnout of 37%, the will of the majority have not been fully expressed....
  • The Task Ahead

      For those who think things are bad now in Jamaica now, in my book, the real tragedy lies ahead when the lack of foreign exchange earnings start to be felt. Naturally, without foreign exchange, imports on which we depend so much, are going to get super-expensive.   So far,...
  • IAAF To Rule On Bolt’s Status As The Fastest Man

    Satirical Writings The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the world governing body for the sport of track and field athletics, is to hear a case brought before it by the United States Track and Field body to remove the title from Jamaica’s Usain Bolt as the fastest man...
  • Mass Weddings – Mary Morris Knibb

    In the 1940s and 1950s mass weddings constituted a campaign to reduce high rates of illegitimacy and were spectacular public rites of accessing citizenship. These weddings were attended by prominent public officials, social workers and members of the community. In a 1941 wedding in Kingston, 36 couples were married...
  • The Burning Deck

    By the time you read this, general election results would be known and I have no way of knowing the results as I am writing on the day after the final political debate between the two leaders of the major parties, five days before E-Day. It is important that...
  • St. Ann – More Than The Garden Parish

    ” A people without the knowledge of its history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.”  Marcus  Garvey. August is the birth month of Jamaica’s first National Hero, Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey and without prejudice, I suggest that this is when most Jamaicans remember him. “Emancipate yourself from...
  • To Shrug Off The Yoke Of Neo-Colonialism

    Jamaica this year is 58. The journey to this milestone was a hard one but, in the end, independence was achieved. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica waved goodbye to the centuries of formal bondage which entailed that this island in the Caribbean was a resource colony for an even...
  • Life’s Lessons

    Fifteen or so years ago, our daughter had a lovely black Labrador Retriever, “Tango”. Despite profuse and heartfelt promises that she would feed and walk her, in practical reality, Daddy did. Daddy, it turned out, was trained.  But, as a result of repeated daily action, Daddy, unlike Tango, also...