Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Jamaica is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae superstar Bob Marley. The singer, who died in 1981 aged 36 after a battle with cancer, would have turned 70 on February 6. The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company, in conjunction with Tuff Gong International, the record label Marley founded, are […]
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Requiem for the Heavyweights

  With the complete meltdown of the great Tiger Woods, the suggestion that one of the greatest quarterbacks in history had the football deflated so he could grip it better in rainy weather and other revelations rocking the world of professional sports, we fans could be forgiven for feeling disillusioned. The hype is unabated. The […]
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And the Winner Was…

How do you judge feminine beauty? Must a woman have flowing locks to be called beautiful? Must her figure conform to a set of preconceived measurements? Must her voice be well modulated, her manner graceful, her teeth perfect and her eyelashes long and sweeping? Do you have an image of the ideal woman in your mind? […]
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Legalizing the Wisdom Weed

I just read in Salon.com that Jamaica is about to legalize ganja. And I was puzzled. You mean to tell me it still isn’t legal? When I was a boy, I used to see the East Indian workers on the banana plantation (where my father was the overseer) puffing contentedly as they took a break from […]
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The hashtag fuel #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWoning the fury at Miss Universe as many claim Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed

Social media has exploded with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon as people express their fury at Miss Universe, claiming Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed.  Television viewers worldwide witnessed the audience  at Miss Universe pageant booing when Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was named 4th runner up (5th place). Social media and the internet “lit up” as people expressed […]
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Lessons from Greece

Education is simply learning from the experience of others. So it’s not surprising that the Republican base includes so many uneducated voters. These people are like toddlers who have to learn for themselves that playing with fire can be painful. But surely the party’s leaders know better? Apparently not. They seem to have learned nothing […]
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You won’t believe what happened to Kaci Fennell right after the Miss Universe Pageant tonight

Kaci Fennell was not only the favorite of the audience at the Miss Universe pageant but also loved by the other contestants. Here is a Repost from @pageantguy on twitter: “Half of the ‪#‎MissUniverse‬ contestants cheering & lifting up Jamaica immediately after crowning. Crowd yelling Jamaica”
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Did Boehner Break the Law?

I have come to expect rudeness from Republican lawmakers. They routinely display bad manners. Representative Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!” during President Obama’s health care speech six years ago is one memorable example. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s trademark bullying at town hall meetings is another. I could come up with dozens more, and I’m sure you […]
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