Another trying week. On CVM Television’s Live at Seven last night, my fellow panelists (Raymond Pryce and Shelly-Ann Curran) and I tried our best to put a lighter spin on the week’s news with host Simon Crosskill, but we barely succeeded. It was impossible to avoid the news of murder, violence and anger, both at home and … More The AG Wants to Curb Our Rights, Alpha Girl Recovering, and Farewell to JEEP: Jamaica, July 9, 2016
Every day is hot, dry and windy. I am waiting to hear news of bush fires in the hills, again – like last year, and the year before. The drought is hurting badly; today must have been the hottest day of the year for us – according to the Jamaica Weather website it was 37.5° … More The West Gets Wilder, Ganja Education Needed, and Hopes for Dragon Bay: Saturday, July 2, 2016
The Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) issued a short press release today, expressing its shock at Monday night’s withdrawal of the Minister of Environment’s stop order for the removal of sand from a property in Negril to a new hotel development in St. Ann. Executive Director of Jamaica Environment Trust Diana McCaulay observed that Minister … More Negril Chamber of Commerce Is “Appalled”; NRCA Chairman Concedes “Bungling”; and Is Jamaica For Sale?
I heard my first Christmas radio commercial last week. Jingle bells and all. I was quite shocked. It is, after all, still October, last time I checked! It has been around ten days since I last wrote, and the past ten days have been, shall we say, a rather rough ride for some of our … More Not Babies in the Real Sense, The Bathroom Break, and Bright Young Journalists: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A small and rather weak tropical storm named Danny is trundling its way into the Caribbean. We might get some rain, and we do need more – much more, to ease the drought. But Kingstonians generally seem less miserable than they did last week (or perhaps it’s just me, as I am feeling better physically … More Athletic Distractions, Living in Sewage and the Mysteries of the Hub: Sunday, August 23, 2015
It’s been a humid week so far, quite oppressively so. I am thankful for this evening’s wonderful Qigong practice at Trueself Centre of Being, which saved me. Have we got carried away by our own hype? A former Panama Canal Authority official has a word of caution about the glorious planned logistics hub – at least, … More My Qigong Day: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Queen Victoria allegedly said this, using the royal “we.” It’s not clear what did not amuse her, but I don’t think it was her politicians. Do you know who does not amuse me? One guess. Are our political leaders incompetent, or just plain crafty? I don’t know. I became so impatient with the Minister of … More We Are Not Amused: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Not the best of Sundays. The prevailing mood in our household is bitter, after Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club defeated Arsenal Football Club in the North London derby. So, our pathetic season is basically over. I am sorry to inflict my football passions on you, dear readers. But it hurts as much as being stabbed in … More Is It Really March Already? Sunday: March 3, 2013
Last night I watched an interview with a young Jamaican on CVM Television’s “Live at Seven.” The young man is 22-year-old Brandon Allwood, an intelligent young man who attended one of Jamaica’s top high schools, former editor of the “TeenAge” Observer magazine (where I first met him) – and since he was in his teens … More Listen to the Youth! No, Stop… REALLY Listen, Please!