Inching Toward a Level Playing Field in World Finance

Jamaicans know that “donkey say the world no level.” Throughout history, the island has been a microcosm of global injustice, with the scales heavily weighted in favor of oppressors. The meek indigenous fish eaters that we call Arawak Indians (although they were really Taino; Arawak is the name of their language) were ravaged – probably […]
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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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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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Wanna dance? Change the tune.

President Barack Obama is quickly finding out that bipartisanship doesn’t work if one party is the republicans.  The definition of idiot is to do the same thing time and time again but still expect the same result. I just don’t know how the democrats can again seek to work in a bipartisan way with the […]
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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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