The Tale of Two Earthquakes

On January 12, the 7.0 earthquake brought Haiti to a heap. On May 17, an earthquake, social in nature was unleashed in Jamaica. The Jamaica security forces launched an attack aimed at the Dudus elements of Tivoli Gardens, but the collateral damage of many innocent lives is just the beginning of the unintended domino effects […]
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Is This the World My Dad and Uncles Fought to Save?

It was the war to end all wars, the war that my father (photo above), and his brothers and cousins, fought in – seven Graham boys marching proudly off to the mud and mustard gas of Europe or the sandstorms and lice of Egypt and Jordan. By God’s grace, they returned unharmed, all seven of […]
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The beginning of a new beginning

The beginning of a new beginning (The following was an email from a colleague in response to my earlier posts and in regards tot he deteriorating situation in Jamaica.  I think it echoes what many Jamaicans inside and outside the island, are thinking.  The name has been withheld because this person holds a government position.  […]
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Vetoing Education Funds Was a Dumb Move, Charlie!

With a stroke of his veto pen, Governor Charlie Crist (photo above) handed the contested Florida Senate seat to Marco Rubio yesterday. By slashing the state’s education funding, he antagonized a lot of voters – especially those along the crucial I-4 Corridor – and ended any chance he had of being elected senator in November. […]
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Bottomline: Bruce Golding must go!

As the strife in West Kingston increases and the death toll rises, there is only one bottomline… Bruce Golding must go.   The Jamaica Labour Party has to reject him or die. No reasonable person, party psychophant or not, should see any wisdom or justice in Bruce Golding remaining as part of the country’s political spectrum […]
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It’s Unfair to Blame Obama for the Gulf Disaster

If you blame President Obama for the catastrophe in the Gulf, you might as well blame him for those land mines left over in Thailand and Cambodia. That oil rig explosion that precipitated the worst spill in history was the inevitable result of policies pursued by past administrations. Not only the Bush-Cheney gang but other […]
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Obama Is No Socialist. Perhaps He Should Be

In an article distributed by “Truthout” today, Eleanor J. Bader, a teacher, freelance writer and activist from Brooklyn, NY, makes this observation: It’s obvious that if you repeat something often enough, in an authoritative voice, listeners will begin to believe what you say. That’s the theory behind both advertising and conservative media. The oft-repeated barrage […]
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We’re talking track

  Interesting question I saw posted on another site recently, and I’m curious about how others feel about this; I am rephrasing the question slightly, but the gist is as follows:   Is Usain Bolt the biggest star ever in track and field? The two names mentioned in the original question as comparisons were FloJo […]
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So How would Busta handle this Crisis ?

It may be hard to fathom now, but very soon, we will be faced with the dawn of a new day from the current nightmare we find in our Island nation. We are currently heart broken by the devastation and despair. Our frustrations is absorbing our energies as we contemplate the why questions and attempt […]
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Violence in Jamaica is a Symptom of Global Blight

It’s tempting to think of the current violence in Jamaica as a local matter, a clash between a slum lord “don” and a failed government, a bomb that was waiting to explode when an attempt to arrest gang leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke (photo above) ignited the fuse. In an article exploring the popularity of Jamaican […]
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