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Juliet Holness Jook Out Her Government’s Vaccine Programme

Last week in Jamaica the local media and some supporters of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) were apoplectic that government MP Juliet Holness was openly blunt in her criticism of her government’s handling of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Some … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Whitewashing of Lawrence Rowe’s Career Needs to Run Out

The West Indies versus the touring Pakistan 2-tests-cricket-series concluded last month with the visitors winning the 2nd test to level a very entertaining series. Both matches were held at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. On the outside of Sabina Park these … Continue reading

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Lee “Scratch” Perry 1936-2021

In the past 18 months Jamaica has witnessed the passing of numerous giants from the golden age of Jamaican music (1960s-1980s). Those that have left us include Bunny Wailer, Bunny Lee, Toots Hibbert, Bob Andy and Dobby Dobson. Yet this … Continue reading

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Summer Olympic Games 2020 – A Late Late Review

It’s hard to believe the Olympics came and went and passed with flying colours thanks mainly to the participants, coaches and volunteers. Before I forget I best jot down some of my moments of the greatest sporting show on earth. … Continue reading

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PNP – Stop the Pantomime

In Jamaica, the ongoing pandemic has halted the island’s theatre industry yet the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has managed to keep the public entertained with its endless pantomime of infighting and inappropriate comments. The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics – Women’s 200 Metres (hopefully)

The 2020 Summer Olympics finally starts officially this Friday in Tokyo, Japan. But even though sports fans will be looking forward to watching the events it is still hard to fathom that no spectators will be at the venues. Now, … Continue reading

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The Briana Williams/Boldon Coaching Conundrum

Jamaica’s national senior and junior athletic trials – known also as the Olympic trials – concluded recently with some sterling performances especially from the female athletes. One of the outstanding accomplishments at the trials was that of top 400 metres … Continue reading

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Past & Present RJR Crew: In Their Own Words

In order to get the slightest inclination into the history of Jamaica post 1962 there is no more a reliable source than the island’s local radio stations. So it is welcoming to our ears that Radio Jamaica’s Beyond The Headlines … Continue reading

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Passenger Rail Services Returning to Jamaica?

Jamaica’s Transport Minister, Robert Montague, recently announced in parliament plans for the restart of the local rail passenger service on a restrictive access basis. In a very brief statement on the subject of passenger railways Montague said: “As for the … Continue reading

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Shelly-Ann Delivers Landmark Performance on Jamaican Soil

When Shelly -Ann Fraser Pryce blitzed the 100m last Saturday at 9.15 a.m.ish to obliterate the national record in a pulsating 10.63 it shook the foundations of athletics. In becoming the 2nd fastest woman of 100m ever Fraser-Pryce did something … Continue reading

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