Category Archives: Caribbean

England vs West Indies – The Pandemic Series

As I feared, the visiting West Indies cricket team crumbled to England losing the 3rd and final test match and giving the host a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. As a West Indies fan I was disappointed at how the West Indies … Continue reading

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Deryck Murray: Sobers bowled faster than Hall and Griffith

The above remark by former West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman-Deryck Murray- drew a surprised reaction from myself and indeed his interviewer Andrew Mason on Mason & Guest (Voice of Barbados). Murray described how Sir Garfield Sobers, during a spell, could step up … Continue reading

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Larry Gomes Speaks!!!

As a life-long fan of West Indian cricket there are many of players who brought joy to us that we know very little about. Most let their cricket do all the talking, so few wrote memoirs. Larry Gomes – who … Continue reading

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BREXIT 2020: Goodbye UK, Possibilities for CARICOM?

As the UK walks away from the EU I feel a tinge of sadness at how this unnecessary breakup managed to materialise. Having collaborated on behalf of the UK public sector with EU counterparts for many years I look back … Continue reading

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PNP Leadership Race: Peter vs Peter vs ?

Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP) will have a leadership race as Peter Bunting has confirmed his intentions to challenge current leader, Peter Phillips. In his statement Bunting remarked “Dr Phillips has made an outstanding contribution to the party and the … Continue reading

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World Press Freedom Index – Jamaica Safe at Number 8?

The RSF (Reporters Without Borders) recently released the latest annual world press freedom index. Norway came in at number 1 with Finland and Sweden ranked number 2 and 3 respectively. Jamaica was ranked number 8 out of the 180 countries … Continue reading

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Some Takeaways from the Ongoing Windrush Scandal

What next for the Afro Caribbean community in the UK following the latest set of deportations? But here are some takeaways from the ongoing Windrush scandal.  The Conservative Party is definitely back as the nasty party. The current Conservative government’s … Continue reading

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Pro-Trump Fox News Presenter Calls for Reparations for African Americans

Last Sunday evening I watched a segment on Fox News that blew me away. Yes, that Fox News. Firstly the issue was about race in America and the monologue was read by Steve Hilton. But oddly Hilton’s comments did not … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Corruption Spillage Everywhere

The recent Auditor General’s report into the failing operations at the state-run oil refinery, PetroJam Limited, has understandably angered Jamaicans. The report highlighted entrenched levels of abuse of public money and power, poor governance, corruption, bullying, nepotism, misappropriation of funds, … Continue reading

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Amber Rudd: Windrush Scandal’s Real Winner

It has been a terrible week for some victims of the Windrush scandal and those of us who support their ongoing fight for respect, justice and compensation. First, we had written confirmation from current Home Secretary Sajid Javid that at least … Continue reading

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