Hartley Anderson: Were the Pan Am Games really worth it?

In an age where pragmatism should account for much, I challenge the establishment by suggesting that in its present format, events like the Pan American Games seem to have outlived their usefulness and could be a burden, rather than a benefit, to participating countries. Not unlike the Commonwealth Games, the Pan Ams was originally conceptualised […]
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Campaign Against Social Security is Under Way

Score another victory for the right-wing PR machine. This morning’s headline in our local newspaper screamed that America’s Social Security fund is now “cash negative.” The story came from the Washington Post, which used to be a reliable newspaper, and I am sure it was reproduced on front pages across the nation. The story was, […]
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Jamaica’s Pam Am Performance Review

Raymond ‘KC’ Graham,head coach of Jamaica’s track and field squad to the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, has declared that his under-strength team performed beyond expectations in the athletics competition here. Read more>> Source: Jamaica Gleaner OTHER TRACKNEWS Mexican Memoirs  Spence looks to 400m Doctor, diplomat, athlete…A look at the life of Arthur Wint 
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Is “Freedom” as Ugly as it Looks in America Today?

As far as I know, America is the only country with a constitution that protects ugly behavior.  I am thinking about the broad tolerance provided for despicable remarks and the reckless permission to “bear arms.” I could muse in vain all day and not come up with a sensible definition of “freedom.” For starters, does […]
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Puma+ Bolt+Daegu = $$$$$$$$$

The performance of Jamaican track star Usain Bolt in Daegu has bolstered Puma’s third-quarter profits, the global athletics brand said in its September earnings report. Puma net earnings remained flat at €81.7 million but sales increased 10.2 per cent to €841.6 million due, in part, to Bolt’s performance and Faas, a Jamaican-branded shoe. The company said sales […]
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How Propagandists Exploit the Media’s Weakness

I spent nearly all of my working life in newsrooms – in Jamaica, Haiti, Canada and the United States. And I know how susceptible reporters can be to cunning manipulators. We are only human after all, and sometimes we just aren’t that bright. But I’ve never seen anything like this! As traditional journalism fades, the […]
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