Tagged: Cuba

Bienvenidos, amigos cubanos!

Bienvenidos, amigos cubanos!

  I recall hearing, when I was about six or seven years old, that my mother’s father, Mass Con, had lived in Cuba. I think he was managing a sugar cane plantation. The thing...

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

The word “Socialism” strikes fear into the hearts of most Americans. As a slur, it can usually be counted on to turn the tide in elections. But as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, words mean...

The Cuban Trade Embargo Makes Absolutely No Sense

The Cuban Trade Embargo Makes Absolutely No Sense

President Obama should immediately end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. It makes no economic or political sense. Indeed, I am surprised that he is hesitant about making such an obviously popular move. He...

The Americas Summit & Golding’s alter Ego

The Americas Summit & Golding’s alter Ego

 Thank God for an unevenful resolution to the hijacking situation. At approximately 6:40 am (Monday, April 20) members of the Jamaica Defence Force Counter Terrorism Operations Group entered the cabin of the aircraft and...

If you stick a knife 9 inches into my back..

If you stick a knife 9 inches into my back..

Am I going through writer’s angst or is there nothing really interesting to blog about? It’s so bad that I’m taken to book reviews, even though they are really informative books. In high school...

Sanity is Returning in America, Especially in Foreign Policy

Sanity is Returning in America, Especially in Foreign Policy

Are Americans ready for sanity? After decades of policies driven by special interests and greed, will the nation be able to adjust to governance based on common sense? I hope so because it looks...

A Sneak Peek at John McCain’s Hidden (Global) Agenda

A Sneak Peek at John McCain’s Hidden (Global) Agenda

I am indebted to John Maxwell (photo below, right), one of the terrific columnists who make the Jamaica Observer such a good newspaper, for opening my eyes to an aspect of John McCain that...