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Is Boris Proxying Jamaica to force out Baroness Scotland?

It must come as no real surprise to witness a Jamaican government acting as a willing pawn in the UK government’s plans at elevating domestic partisan politicking to create a Commonwealth incident such as the besmirching of Baroness Scotland . … Continue reading

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Fortnight of Old Harbour Stories in Media Land

It has been a newsy 2 weeks for the Jamaican St Catherine town of Old Harbour for an array of mostly positive reasons. Negatively, there was a murder on Marlie Avenue, some kind of execution, not far from the new … Continue reading

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CARIFTA Games 2022 Delivered But Needs a Refresh

The recent 3-day CARIFTA Games  was concluded in Kingston, Jamaica and was a tremendous occasion for both the athletes and the exuberant spectators in the stands. The fans in the National Stadium were just epic in their support for the … Continue reading

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ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 – Aussies, Different Class

As expected, Australia easily won the recently concluded ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand. In the final against defending champions England, the Aussie women simply outclassed their perennial rivals to win the match by 71 runs. The … Continue reading

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The Case for Caribbean Reparations Requires High Profile Advocates and Ambassadors

The recent visit to Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas by Kate & William (Duchess & Duke of Cambridge) has revived the debate of reparations to former UK Caribbean colonies by British in relation to the systematic abuse (incl. slavery) of … Continue reading

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Time Dread for The Mighty Diamonds

It was only the previous weekend that I was talking about The Mighty Diamonds with a dear friend. Gutted that two members of the trio left us last week. The Diamonds name had come up in discussion after my friend … Continue reading

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Cheltenham National Hunt Festival 2022: Blackmore Seals It Late

Well, what more can you say about the Irish jump jockey sensation Rachael Blackmore and her racing trainer compatriot, Henry De Bromhead, as they capped off the 2022 Cheltenham Festival with victory in the yesterday’s main event – Gold Cup … Continue reading

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Sanctions Against Putin Inc: 2 Decades too Late?

The sanctions pushed by Western governments in recent weeks against Russian president Vladimir Putin and his circle of oligarchs, after decades of investments and extravagance in the West, was long overdue. Such vast levels of financial investments into the UK … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day & the Missed Chance on Jamaica’s New Banknotes

When Nigel Clarke (Jamaica’s finance minister) addressed parliament yesterday and announced a raft of new bank notes I thought from the display it must be April Fools. The names of the individuals on these notes are roughly the same from … Continue reading

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Warne the Wizard of Spin

Only last Sunday I heard Shane Warne guesting on the Sky Sports cricket podcast hosted by Rob Key and Nasser Hussain. On that podcast Warne explained his coaching plans for the London Spirit cricket team for the upcoming season of … Continue reading

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