Tag Archives: CARIBBEAN

What I Learnt During Pandemic Week Ending 13/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS 81 year old Chambers’ death, after being incarcerated for 40 years without trial, continues cause anger across society and in the diaspora. The current PNP vs JLP squabble over Mr Chamber’s death- on who … 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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Windrush Report – Public Inquiry Needed

The first conclusion I came to as I read Wendy Williams’ recently published “Windrush Lessons Learned Review” was we need a public inquiry. Once the COVID-19 pandemic has hopefully subsided I trust the UK government will agree to such an … Continue reading

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Chang and Samuda- Anti-Crime’s Latest Double Act

The recent appointment of Senator Matthew Samuda to the Jamaican cabinet post of Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security (or is it Economic Growth?) is rather odd. This is not based on Samuda’s suitability but how Prime … Continue reading

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David Lewis 1923 – 2018

Wilton David Lewis 1 April 1923 – 29 June 2018 Affectionately known as “Mass Wilton”, “Bredda Lew”, “Daddy Lew”, “Missa Lewis” and in his younger days…”Bishop Twenty Nine” My dad died in the early hours of 29th June in his … Continue reading

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Windrush Day – Poor Timing?

The British government announced that 22 June will be declared Windrush Day. In their press release they stated.. [“A national Windrush Day will take place on 22 June every year to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their … Continue reading

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Jamaica Labour Party Government 100+ days in Power

It seems a lot longer than 100 days since Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister – March 3 – after defeating the governing People’s National Party (PNP). Holness has declared innovation,bold and transformation … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Andrew Holness

Andrew Holness must be congratulated for leading his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to victory over the losing (governing) People’s National Party (PNP). Holness ran the better campaign. PNP’s campaign was too arrogant and sloppy. JLP went from 21 seats in 2011 … Continue reading

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More FIFA Arrest Hits CONCACAF

Once again Swiss plain clothes police walked into a posh Zurich hotel and arrest 2 FIFA officials on corruption charges on behalf of the US Justice Department. One of the officials arrested today was Alfredo Hawit who is interim president of … 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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