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Shelly-Ann Delivers Landmark Performance on Jamaican Soil

When Shelly -Ann Fraser Pryce blitzed the 100m last Saturday at 9.15 a.m.ish to obliterate the national record in a pulsating 10.63 it shook the foundations of athletics. In becoming the 2nd fastest woman of 100m ever Fraser-Pryce did something … 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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What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 15/5/20

In Jamaica I Learnt Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) board announced that final school exams will be held in July. Jamaica disagrees with CXC and the fellow members of CARICOM; is keen for a much later date. Some Jamaican high school … 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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Sheikh Mohammed the Child Snatching Billionaire?

In light of the recent statement by the English courts that the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum “orchestrated the abduction of two of his daughters – one from the streets of Cambridge, ” it will be interesting … Continue reading

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My Athlete of the Decade: Novak Djokovic, Not Bolt or Lebron

If only Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was American and not Eastern European. Then his sporting achievements during the past decade would have given him a greater chance of making Associated Press‘ top five athletes of the 2010s. AP went … Continue reading

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World Championship 2019 – Doha Saved by the Athletes

With the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Outdoor Championship Athletics in Doha, Qatar, at an end, I am still bemused why this event was held there in the first place. From the moment Qatar was given the mantle … Continue reading

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A Golden Period of Test Cricket

Many thought that test cricket was on its dying legs. Some were hoping the rise of T20 cricket would finally kill interest in the longer version of the game that I love. They had a convincing argument and such views … Continue reading

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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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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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