Monthly Archives: March 2020

Windrush Report – Public Inquiry Needed

The first conclusion I came to as I read Wendy Williams’ recently published “Windrush Lessons Learned Review” was we need a public inquiry. Once the COVID-19 pandemic has hopefully subsided I trust the UK government will agree to such an … Continue reading

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Bob Andy 1944-2020

Bob Andy’s recent passing is indeed a real shocker. As he was a regular caller in Jamaica to a couple of phone-in radio shows hosted by Mutabaruka and Bongo Jerry Small respectively. Bob’s song “Going Home” kept me going in … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learnt During the COVID-19 Crisis – So Far

In Jamaica 1. That public hospitals continue to be in a dire state, despite all the outlandish pr statements of health modernisation by politicians. It was staggering to hear Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie – Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – state that there … Continue reading

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McCoy Tyner 1938 – 2020

The late jazz pianist McCoy Tyner was known mainly for being part of the legendary quartet led by saxophonist John Coltrane during the early 1960s. Elvin Jones (drums) and Jimmy Garrision (bass) were the other members of a foursome that … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed the Child Snatching Billionaire?

In light of the recent statement by the English courts that the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum “orchestrated the abduction of two of his daughters – one from the streets of Cambridge, ” it will be interesting … Continue reading

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Priti Damning Claims by ex-Home Office Chief

The latest skirmish stories between Home Secretary Priti Patel and her senior civil servants at the Home Office was as predictable as Rafael Nadal winning the French Open. But for Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s top civil servant/permanent secretary, to … Continue reading

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Chang and Samuda- Anti-Crime’s Latest Double Act

The recent appointment of Senator Matthew Samuda to the Jamaican cabinet post of Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security (or is it Economic Growth?) is rather odd. This is not based on Samuda’s suitability but how Prime … Continue reading

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