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Lewis Hamilton, a Winning Formula for 3 Decades

Congrats to Lewis Hamilton for winning his 4th World Formula One drivers championship. A superb achievement. Yet given Lewis’ unique talent what took him so long? Fair to say Lewis should have been 6 times Formula One champion by now … Continue reading

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Jamaican Dies in Immigration Removal Centre? Who Cares?

Five weeks ago a Jamaican man detained at the UK’s Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Lincoln died. How do we know this? Thanks to a single Guardian article (see below) published on 4 October. “…Investigation has been launched into the death … Continue reading

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NFL vs Trump: False Start

On 24 and 25 September 2017, NFL players, management and owners protested seemingly in response to Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments; made days earlier about players who protest during the playing of the US national anthem. I found the … Continue reading

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1968 – Tommie Smith, 2017 – Colin Kaepernick. What’s Changed?

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin As the new NFL season kicks off, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been denied a chance of playing by team owners and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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IAAF Prize Money Sucks: Do Athletes Need Their Heads Testing?

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and other top athletes are in the final stages preparing for the IAAF World Championship Athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London this August. Next to the Summer Olympic Games the biennial IAAF World Championship is … Continue reading

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Black Lives Hardly Matter: Jamaica’s Murder Surge

Even by its recent standards Jamaica’s current violent crime rate is scary. Since the start of 2017 there has been over 660 murders in Jamaica. So far in June alone there has been roughly 84-90 murders (Update: 141 murders as … Continue reading

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