St Catherine

  • The poor will be the real victims

    By Joan Williams As one watches the developments, discussions, and  debates taking place since the scourge of the novel coronavirus attacked the world, it is not difficult to remember the words of Walter Bagehot, the late British journalist, that “Poverty is  such an anomaly to rich people, that it...
  • Horseracing stakeholders must be prepared for compromise

    The flag-burning and demonstration of anger by stakeholders of the racing fraternity outside the gates of the country’s only racetrack a few weeks ago was the physical demonstration of frustration that “no-racing” is having on a group of people who cannot seem to understand that EVERY Jamaican is having...
  • Value at the tote (less is more) and in the St Leger

      Unfortunately, local horse racing continues to bleed customers of all ages. Very few of the millennial generation are sufficiently interested to invest in a tote that extorts 30% of stakes wagered in win and 40% in exotic pools before declaring a dividend; in purchasing horses that cost a...
  • Pearl-clutchers and enhanced security measures

    The nation is in shock to the core at the recent announcement by the Public Defender that hundreds of children have been held in detention (sometimes extended) under the SOE in St James and parts of St Catherine. People’s stomachs are made to turn when they hear tales of...