It seemed like a good idea…

Was gonna rag on Tiger Woods a bit more (what the heck, its the Christmas season) but another distraction came up. Though giving him a pass this week, I must say that from all reports, if he doesn’t go back to golf, he could be a budding porn star, the first cablasian one to boot. […]
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Everything crash

Heyyyy everybody!  I’m a star by association. Not close association mind you, but I was in a bookstore with Glen Beck.  Glen who?  The darling of the right-wing religious nutcases.  No I didn’t speak with him, shake his hands or ask for an autograph.  It didn’t appeal to me to even want to see him.  […]
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He’s not the prime minisiter, he just plays one on tv.

I was in Jamaica when prime minister Golding addressed the issue of the firing of BoJ governor Derick Latibeaudiere. But that is only for time reference for the moment. I will address that issue further on. As is usual when I visit Jamaica, I try to get a feel for what is happening from the […]
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The Harder They Come

I’m going to wander a little bit from the usual path, by going into the world of film. Actually it’s not much of a wander when you see that my ‘two most important films’ to come out of Jamaica are the “Harder They Come” and “Life and Debt”. The 2001 documentary “Life and Death” (from […]
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Which is tastier… a pork burger or Lassie?

I cannot go further without paying tribute to the outstanding performances of the Jamaican team in Berlin. It was both heartwarming and a tear-jerker. (tears of pride of course). Jamaican tourism minister Ed Bartlett wasted much time in announcing the intent to capitalize on the athlete’s success. Of course I wish him well. But, I […]
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Surprised? Surpriiiise

I notice the government of Jamaica is selling everything and I mean everything even if its nailed down. Jamaica has become a veritable yard-sale. On the block are several sugar lands, Air Jamaica and now Up Park Camp. Yes you read right. The government is selling the army lands for building purposes. Bad idea that […]
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Of Irany and irony

Independence Day (July 4 Rule #1… never put fireworks in the hands of morons). I just love the smell of cordite in the evening. Reminds me of Baghdad… boom, boom, boom. Wooohoo. So what has transpired recently? Well, Michael Jackson’s death continued to reign over the news cycle even though he wasn’t resurrected 3 days […]
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Lessons to be learnt

Events over the last few weeks gave insight into the mass media. Basically, they are whores… and not to the truth or news. Immediately after the Iranian election, the American television news media began to portray the election results as fraudulent… with their only proof being the demonstrators in the streets. I could not find […]
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Hand-jobs and more

Recent posturing by Israeli pm Netanyahu might appear to be an aggressive response to Barack Obama’s wish for peace in the mid-east. According to news reports, Netanyahu is signaling that he may resist Obama’s call for Palestinian statehood, and that he may authorize military strikes against Iran if the United States doesn’t act first. In […]
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Talking about faith

I really don’t want to s spend too much time on Jamaica’s budget but I note that in prime minister Golding’s presentation, he is supposed to be putting emphasis on the youth, initiating a programme called Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at helping high school leavers get employed. More like setting them up for business, […]
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