Sunday Notes and Happy Birthday, Malcolm: May 19, 2013

Today is Malcolm X’s birthday; he would have been 88 years old. Tragically, his young grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, was murdered on May 9 at a Mexico City nightclub. But here’s a little Caribbean connection: Malcolm X’s mother Louise was born in Grenada – but she had a very sad life, too. Well, with that useful and … More Sunday Notes and Happy Birthday, Malcolm: May 19, 2013

Here’s the second half of the week: April 21, 2013

Well, dear readers, the first part of my weekly review can be found here: https://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/midweek-special-a-jamaican-news-update-for-april-17-2013/ Here is Part Two… “No new taxes”…today: The presentation of the Budget came and went without much fanfare. Local media diligently reported, analyzed and tweeted highlights. But we do know that this annual ritual is…just that. There are likely to be … More Here’s the second half of the week: April 21, 2013

Midweek Special: A Jamaican News Update for April 17, 2013

This is the first of my twice-weekly bulletins. I am attempting to break down my focus on Jamaican happenings into more digestible chunks… Let me know what you think. The Azan mess: On Monday, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a press release on the matter of the construction of allegedly illegal shops on government-owned … More Midweek Special: A Jamaican News Update for April 17, 2013