I get excited about football. Our Reggae Girlz are doing very well, although they don’t get the support they deserve. So, enormous gratitude goes out to Cedella Marley, who has been championing the Jamaica women’s team for years and is not only a huge morale-booster but also helping to raise the profile of the team. … More Some Marley news, Part 2: Cedella Marley kicks off new women’s football initiative with international friendly between Jamaica and Costa Rica
A week or so ago I shared the thoughts of eight Jamaican women on their priorities, hopes and plans for Jamaica in 2017. Now it’s the men’s turn! I hope you find the comments interesting, and I think you will find they share similar preoccupations. Hubert Chin, Administrative Director, PRO Communications Limited: As we begin … More Seven Jamaican Men Share Their Thoughts on 2017: What Do They Want to See?
As some of my readers (and all my friends) may know, I am a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club, the greatest club in North London and possibly the world. We “Gooners” (as we call ourselves, after “Gunners” – who are members of the actual team) are, like most football fans, deeply devoted to our … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)
It has been a very busy and somewhat turbulent week – rather like the weather, which is sunshine in the morning and rain in the afternoon, with a bit of thunder and lightning thrown in. We are remembering that one year (and two years) ago, we were already deep into drought conditions. I for one … More Jamaica, Sunday, May 15, 2016: One Point Five, Men in Hard Hats, Thumbs Down Queen’s School, #SaveGoatIslands
The referee gives an extra little trill on his whistle and starts jogging gently towards the exit. It’s half time. He is the only one who doesn’t really care whether Manchester City – the “Blue Moon” boys – win or whether the Everton “Toffees” hold sway. The players who have much to ponder lower their … More Hey! Women Love Football, Too!
OK, I will start off with a couple of really trivial ones: Why do politicians walk around with silly hard hats on when they are out breaking ground or something? Are they expecting the sky to fall? Why did it immediately start raining after we went out and bought a new lawn sprinkler? … More Why