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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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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