Rex Nettleford

  • Progress blunted at Independence

    Public Opinion was launched by Osmond Theodore Fairclough in 1937 specifically to create an awareness about the need for a political party. It succeeded in 1938 when the People’s National Party (PNP) was born. But it also may be credited with promoting the national movement which, distinct from the...
  • Walk-foot people matter (Part 1)

    One might say that nowadays most Jamaicans take the following propositions as axiomatic truths: Not all motorists are “people of quality” (you know that oft-quoted line from the late Rex Nettleford about a buttu in a Benz is still a buttu). Notwithstanding this first proposition: All people of quality...