Olive Nelson

  • A Message To The PNP Hierarchy: Put Up Your Swords And Give Mark A Chance

    November 7, 2020 was a day like no other for Jamaica and the USA. It was the day on which delegates of the People’s National Party (PNP) headed to the polls to select a new leader and the day on which the result of the USA presidential polls of...
  • The brave new world of public transportation

    As a child I grew up on public transportation. All of my secondary and most of my tertiary education was pursued under the offerings of the Jamaica Omnibus Service Ltd (JOS) — an English-owned company which was nationalized by the Government of Jamaica in the 1970s before going out...
  • National or Notional Heroes?

    “Diaspora Jamaicans renew call for Bob as National Hero” was the title of a lead story in the Gleaner of January 29, 2018 – an annually recurring theme with every approach of the February 6 anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth. And for good measure, the Gleaner of February 23,...
  • Dancehall and carnival — vulgar displays of licentiousness

    We are again approaching the end of another soca/dancehall carnival season. Every day now we are being bombarded from our television screens and newspapers with scenes from the carnival blowouts, bang-ins and interviews with people shamelessly trying to make a national hero of Byron Lee for his part in...