The G2 Summit – The Dream Encounter

On April 2, the world’s major economic powers will be in London to coordinate efforts towards solving the global economic woes.  However, who will represent the concerns of Jamaica? Well before the G20,there was the G2 . Working his way through  the protesters, and with  some key contacts, our hero managed to arrange a meeting […]
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Dealing with death in Diasporia

On last Saturday, even the New York skies rained  tears as we said good bye to my dear Uncle C. Uncle Cyril expired early on St Patty’s day in the hospital after surgery.  Death is like an earthquake, an emotional earthquake that jolts us from our normal daily routines as we unite in our grieving, and sort […]
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Jamaican Pop Culture – Insights from a Genius Promoter

Like our alluring spices, the Jamaican pop culture has embedded its savor in some surprising places.  . A few weeks back, I was pleasantly surprised when a Vietnamese colleague whipped out his Iphone and showed me album covers of his rich collection of Reggae artists.He then started humming, and bopping like a rude boy to […]
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Nuns Nuturing Reggae? Now That’s Better than March Madness!

The ritual of March madness is upon us. For those of you from another galaxy, this is the annual event of the determining the best college basketball team in the USA from a field of 65. It is equivalent to the fervor of the world cup on steroids. This ritual affects the work life as […]
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Have You switched to a “pay as You Go” Lifestyle?

Have you noticed the commercials of credit card companies lately? The usual taglines of: “Don’t leave home without it” “What’s in your wallet”. are as popular as Bernie Madoff in New York. More people are now  singing the jingle of freecreditreport.com instead. We consumers are leaving home with  credit card-lite wallets! In addition, the card […]
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A Jamaican Resturant Celebrates 30 Years !

 In these tough economic times, it is good to sense the pulse of how our Jamaican businesses are faring. In ordinary economic times, only 2 of 10 start up business  last more than 1 year. The many business closing signs we see give us pause about future business successes. However, there is something special with […]
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Is this Depressing News or are We just Maturing?

If there is a phrase that resonates throughout the world regarding the state of Jamaica’s happiness, the above statement would indicate our world class position. Well, so I thought! We own the area code of bliss!  Really? When I saw the headline of the survey, The World’s Happiest Countries, I just figured we would be getting […]
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