Tagged: jamaican history

As They Say in Jamaica, “One Fool Makes Many”

As They Say in Jamaica, “One Fool Makes Many”

Lately, this old Jamaican saying keeps popping into my head: “One fool makes many.” The way things are going, it could be the mantra for today’s western society. But I suppose it was always...

Inching Toward a Level Playing Field in World Finance

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...

The Last Whisper of an Epic Era Fades as “Lady B” is Laid to Rest

The Last Whisper of an Epic Era Fades as “Lady B” is Laid to Rest

I hope readers recognized the late Sir Alexander Bustamante as the wise Caribbean prime minister portrayed in my book “Hill-an’-Gully Rider.” I was always fascinated by the sly old fox, and the devious ways...