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Muhammad Ali: Another Positive Influence Gone in 2016

With Muhammad Ali passing away last Friday, he joins a long list of respected influential figures to have died in 2016. That list includes Music: David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Dennis Davies (drummer on Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster”), Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Leon … Continue reading

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No Mr D.C. – Fight for Slavery Reparations by the Caribbean Must Contiue

David Cameron’s recent visit to Jamaica raised the emotive topic of slavery reparations to levels I have never seen before. For many of us  – whose ancestors went throught slavery and British colonial rule until 1962 – reparations is long … Continue reading

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Bob Marley Day

Bob Marley would have been 70 today had he lived beyond 1981 until now. Just goes to show that despite the great man’s long absence his contribution to music continues to be appreciated and celebrated. In Jamaica numerous events are … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Garvey in Old Harbour in 1930

Below is an article from the Jamaica Gleaner of 29 September 1930. “Mr Marcus Garvey at Old Harbour” “Last night quite a representative of citizens met in the Ludford School [now Old Harbour Primary] and listened with marked attention to a … Continue reading

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Keep Mary & William on the National Curriculum

There are understandable concerns in some English quarters as the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, plans to revise the national curriculum for history studies. According to the Daily Mail, Gove has earmarked to remove from the national curriculum, Crimean War nurses … Continue reading

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Black History – Kindergarden style

My girlfriend Maxine is a teacher at a kindergarden achool in the Portmore area of St Catherine, Jamaica. She is well respected by her colleagues children and the parents. Maxine and her colleague “Aunty Diana” “has made it her priority to teach their … Continue reading

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