A Jamaican Legacy that deserves our Support

Pick up the paper, watch the news, check out many blogs and all you see is the same thing over and over again…Stress inducing bad news! And now, study after study is actually documenting how stress is literally killing us. You’ve probably been affected by the current economic news more than you realize. . No, […]
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I’m Sick of People Using License Plates as Billboards

The ACLU is asking me to write my Florida legislators about a proposal to issue a license plate that proclaims the driver’s Christianity (photo at right). The organization sees this as a blatant assault on the Constitutional separation of Church and State. And before you start haranguing me about the United States being a Christian […]
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Benefits from “the First 100 Days” That May Get Overlooked

You are going to hear a lot today about the new President’s first 100 days in office. Most of it will be “spin.” Political supporters will twist the facts to make him out a hero, while opponents will twist (and where necessary invent) facts to portray him as a villain. But you might not hear […]
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Caribbean Perspectives on the first 100 Obama Days

On the eve of the 100 day milestone of the Obama presidency, A group of Caribbean networks met on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to network and access this young presidency.  This was a reception hosted by the Virgin Islands Development Institute and the Caribbean Professional Network. Invited guests included: Members of the Caribbean diplomatic […]
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Picking the Wrong Side in the Struggle Between Good and Evil

Most credible philosophies posit a struggle between Good and Evil, and urge Mankind to choose the Good side. But as I observe the reshaping of the Republican Party following its shellacking in two successive American elections, I am shocked to find that the party’s leaders are lining up – issue after issue – on the […]
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Meanwhile, Back in the Real World, Life Goes On…

Trying to keep up with the news, as some of us do, you could get depressed. Just as you thought it couldn’t get any worse, ta-daah! Not content with making mischief in Afghanistan, Taliban terrorists are swarming all over Pakistan, threatening to take over the country – and its nuclear arms. North Korea is firing […]
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Raising the Jamaican Bill Gates

Connecting possibilities is something I cherish. I had stopped in my favorite ice cream store to indulge my taste buds with some soursop delight  when I noticed a flier requesting donation of books for a book drive  for the upcoming read across Jamaica campaign. This campaign is powered by a dedicated set of Jamaicans who […]
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Grade Obama’s First Hundred Days? Are They Kidding?

I was astounded to hear CNN “talking heads” announce that they are inviting me (and their other viewers) to “grade” President Obama’s first hundred days in office. The absurdity of the suggestion left me speechless – at first (I don’t stay speechless for long). Now, I have found my voice. I want to rage at […]
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Now, Media Conservatives Are Making Fun of Torture

I am indebted to Karl Frisch, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, for enduring the diatribes that pass for conservative commentary in order to keep the rest of us informed. I cannot bring myself to listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, G. Gordon Liddy and Mike Huckabee. As Dick Cheney […]
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