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World Press Freedom Index – Jamaica ranked 8

World Press Freedom Index for 2017 was recently published and out of the roughly 180 countries analysed Jamaica was ranked 8. (In 2016 Jamaica was ranked 10.) Number 1 was Norway followed by Sweden. The British and US media came … Continue reading

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Lindy Delapenha – Jamaica’s Finest Sporting Personality

Jamaica’s Lindy Delapenha -post WW2 British Air Forces veteran, sporting giant and media pioneer – passed away last week. He was 89. To me Lindy was Jamaica’s greatest all round sporting personality. Some may say Usain Bolt, but when you … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Person of 2016. My Picks of Winners & Losers

Time Magazine shortlist for person of 2016 were as follows Donald Trump Simone Biles Hillary Clinton Beyonce CRISPR Scientists Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Nigel Farage The Flint Whistleblowers Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin Mark Zuckerberg Winner: Donald Trump My own list would … Continue reading

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US Elections: Winners & Losers

In a mainly 2 horse race it is hardly surprising that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Especially given the other unusual events that’s happened in 2016 such as BREXIT and the Chicago Cubs. To me here are some of the … Continue reading

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Are Labour Party Women Just for Window Dressing?

Labour MP Caroline Flint’s exact quote back in 2009,  before resigning from Gordon Brown’s government was.. “Several of the women attending cabinet – myself included – have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing,” she wrote. … Continue reading

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Chilcot Reaction: Don’t just blame Tony Blair

One of the sad aspects of the Chilcot report is that most of its contents was known at the time leading up to the Iraq War in 2003. Through Whitehall & various media sources – e.g.  Govt leaks, Private Eye … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America – Off!

Al Jazeera America is no more. The closure of the television news channel this week is sad for those of us into hard news. The timing of the closure is baffling. Here in Jamaica most cable television package includes news channels … Continue reading

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