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The Mighty Diamonds – Royalties Dread

Last week I heard an interview that featured Donald “Tabby” Shaw and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson who both are members of reggae group the Mighty Diamonds. The other member, Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, was absent due to illness. Now the Mighty Diamonds … Continue reading

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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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Matthew’s Haiti vs 1 Horse – No Contest

Today much has been reported of the Ruler of Dubai – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum – providing up to £300,000 worth of aid to the people of Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. A few days earlier Sheikh Mohammed spent £2.73 million … Continue reading

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Rio 2016 – Gone in 21 Days

Rio Olympics withdrawal syndrome is creeping in. But before I forget everything – following QPR can do that – here are some of my favourite moments (excl. Bolt,  Phelps, Minxia Wu) and low points. FAVOURITE MOMENTS Diving: Tania Cagnotto (Italy) … 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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Jamaican General Elections 2016: Nomination Day

There is a general election in Jamaica on 25 February. Today was nomination day for candidates to put their names forward. This is my first general elections in Jamaica since the early 1980’s when political violence left a huge scar … Continue reading

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Gayle’s Poor Shot at Female Interviewer

Chris Gayle’s sexist antics during an interview with Ten broadcaster Mel McLaughlin this week was awful. If only McLoughlin had responded to Gayle flirtatious date request by saying  “can we stick to talking about cricket please?”. Then she would have put the … Continue reading

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