Beware the Chikungunya!

Every November, my brother Bill and his wife Faye head for Jamaica to recharge their batteries. They stay at the same North Coast resort and usually rent a car to roam about the island and bask in a rosy nostalgic glow. It’s something thousands of Jamaicans who now live abroad will be doing. Some of them […]
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The list of 9 Richest Neighborhoods in Jamaica

The website Atlanta Black Star named their list of  the 9 Richest neighborhoods in Jamaica. A few notable neighborhoods like, Belgrade Heights and Golden Acres are missing. Here is the list. Cherry Gardens Jacks Hill Norbrook Manor Park and Waterworks Millsborough Stony Hill Smoky Vale and Cooper’s Hill Beverly Hills Mandeville See the complete list […]
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Lisa Hanna and Chronixx in a war of words over his “Dumb Government” comments

Last week Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna and Chronixx had a war of words on social media exchanging tweets and instagram messages. The “war” started when Chronixx mentioned “this government as dumb” in a social media posting.  See the war of words below…. Chronixx comments: I’m laughing at the Jamaica government! And the poor […]
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I Don’t Get the Ryder Cup

I got up in the wee hours twice this weekend to watch the Ryder Cup, and now that the tumult and the shouting has died I am left wondering why I didn’t stay in bed. What I saw was confusing and unsatisfying. It’s not just because the Americans lost to Europe.  And it’s not just […]
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The Biggest Losers

In my view, all Americans stand to lose if the Republicans win control of Congress – not just the obvious groups like unions, women, ethnic minorities, students, would-be immigrants and so on. The GOP’s obsolete ideas and plutocratic policies will spell immediate misery for all but the filthy rich. And even they can look forward […]
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Women Hold the Key

“The hand that rocks the cradle” does not rule the world. But it could. And in my view the world would be better for it. I was surprised to hear MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow declare unequivocally last night that if young women abandon their long-standing behavior pattern and vote, “Democrats will win this election.” She was […]
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An Ugly Alliance

  It’s ironic that America finds itself allied with such unsavory characters in a morally motivated crusade against the barbarians of ISIS.  From what I know of the Saudi royal family, I wouldn’t put their pictures on any poster for benevolent government. These dictators rule with an iron hand, I understand. And the society they […]
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It’s a Sick, Sick World

As we teeter on the edge of World War III with Russian bombers being intercepted by Canadian fighter jets and with religious zealots raging out of control, leaving a bloody trail of severed heads, the issue of the day is… Kendall Jenner’s weight. I’m not sure who Kendall Jenner is but I am not in […]
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Managing the Vote

As we head into the home stretch of this campaign season, Republicans are doing everything they can to keep anyone who might be a Democrat from voting. It’s so blatant it would be funny if it weren’t so alarming. They have their work cut out for them. So little time, so many likely Democrats – […]
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Happy Birthday Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle

  On September 21, 1979 Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies was born. Jamaican Chris Gayle a new record for the fastest century in professional cricket by reaching 100 off 30 balls. He is one of only four players who have scored two triple centuries at […]
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