Hon. Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Paulson exhibit Steady hand

On last Sunday evening, the Honorable Audley Shaw held a national address to share with the nation and the diaspora the state of the economy, and steps being taken to shepherd the nation through the turmoil of the world economic troubles. His calm, yet commanding persona communicated a credibility that will serve the Island well. […]
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Bolt wins World athlete of the Year – so why am I kissing me teet?

The email from my friend Marva regarding the IAAF awards in which Usain Bolt was named male world athlete of the year was the tipping point.The story triumphed that Bolt will be getting US$100K.  There he was posing proudly with Prince Albert II of Monaco in Monte-Carlo of all places. So what’s your problem Chris […]
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If You have not read this by Thursday – don’t bother!

My perspective on Thanksgiving was irrevocably shaped on a Monday evening 22 years ago.  You see that eventful day started with a phone call from my mom. The call came unusually early that morning, and she did not have good news.   Dad had been rushed to the hospital late last evening, and they thought he […]
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Our Most Critical Need

Quick, What do these folks have in common?  First the people line up Samuel Sharpe Abraham Lincoln  Winston Churchill OK, what’s your answer? Give up? Well, all three became great leaders during tough times!  The under girding principle that drives leadership is trust; trust based on demonstrated character and competence. Those famous words of Winston […]
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Immigration Forebodings

I have been told that I am multi-talented, however prophesy has never been a gift mentioned before. I am not looking for this burden. However, on my first post US election comment, I mused about the coming tension between the middle class and the poor. I saw the grip on the middle class slipping away […]
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Bolt & Oliver’s Analysis of the G20 meeting

Come with me to the BWI airport outside of Baltimore.  We are catching up with our two representatives, awaiting their Air Jamaica flight.  They had agreed to share their thoughts on the G20 summit of last Saturday. Reporter: How did you manage to get into the conference; Bolt: You see this grip?  It was full […]
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Bolt & Oliver go to Washington for G20/ G21 Summit

The Reagan National airport is buzzing with diplomats, arriving for the G20 summit. However, there is a a crowd gathering around two special guests. Wow, we are in for a treat from some really special guests. Let’s listen in: Reporter: Welcome to Washington!  We have not heard from you since the Olympics. Bolt:  Thank you […]
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Wow! – Obama secret sauce revealed!

Can you be in church and take the Lord’s name in vain? Yes we can!  I found myself in this predicament.  It was after church, and we were socializing in the lobby. The conversation quickly turned to the state of the election.  Two of my friends whipped out their IPHONES, fired up an application and […]
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Turning Lightning to Gold

The gold days of this past August Olympics are fading like the leaves of Autumn. My attention now turns to football, yes American football. As I watch the titanic battle between the Colts and Steelers, that commercial poked me in the eyes yet again. It was AT&T’s new commercial promoting their 3G service.  A sprinter […]
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Taming the Recession a Yawd

It’s Saturday night, and I must be a glutton for bad news.  I just fired up my Kindle and checked the headlines from one of the newspaper I subscribe to. The blaring headlines are telling: US jobless rate jumped to 14 year high of 6.5%. New York headed for dark days Berkshire Net Income Falls […]
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