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Blackmore’s Commanding Grand National Triumph

Jockey Rebecca Blackmore keeps giving us reasons to applaud her breathtaking exploits on the racecourse. Having won Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, England on Minella Times, Blackmore enshrined her name in sporting history for eternity. She became … Continue reading

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West Indies vs Sri Lanka – Man of the Series: Garfield Burford

The Sri Lankan cricket team’s tour of the West Indies came to an end on Friday with the 2 test series against their hosts both ending in good draws. Due to the ongoing pandemic all of the international matches (West … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival 2021 – Red Letter Week for Blackmore

During this extended period of shutdowns, lockdowns, meltdowns, social distancing and sanitization overload, thankfully horse racing has been a welcome distraction for those who follow the sport, especially in the UK and Ireland. Many folks that’s known me well over … Continue reading

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Time for West Indies Cricket to Break Up?

Since the late 1970s I felt strongly that the concept of a West Indies cricket team was outdated and that the region should have broken up into 5 or 6 teams playing international cricket in their own right; namely, Jamaica, … Continue reading

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Politician’s Portmore Parish Plans

The Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration is going ahead with transitioning the city of Portmore – currently part of the parish of St Catherine – to becoming the 15th parish on the island in its own right. Why … Continue reading

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PNP’s Senate Fallout is Messy

Mark Golding’s brief honeymoon period as Jamaica’s new President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition has hit some potholes. It is just over a month since Golding was elevated to those lofty political positions but … Continue reading

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Viva Maradona

I first became aware of the essence of Diego Maradona back in the late 1970s whilst I was growing up in Jamaica. Not that I had any chance of seeing the great man kick a ball then due to limited … Continue reading

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Barbados Removes Nelson’s Statue

Earlier this week, Barbados removed the statue of the 18th century English soldier, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, from its National Heroes’ Square in Bridgetown. From all indications the statue will be placed at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. But … Continue reading

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PNP Opts for Golding

Mark Golding’s victory over Lisa Hanna for the presidency of the Peoples National Party (PNP) was expected. Some pundits and pollsters expected the race would be much closer. But Golding winning 1740 to Hanna’s 1444 ensured a hotly contested race … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s General Election 2020 – JLP 48, PNP 15 (ish): Blow Out or Damp Squib?

Congrats to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for their drubbing of the Peter Phillips-led People’s National Party (PNP) in Thursday’s general election. The opinion polls have long predicted a seismic victory for the governing JLP administration but few … Continue reading

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