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Stories by Anthony Gambrill

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:33 AMAnthony Gambrill

In 1661, just six years after the English captured Jamaica, a young Peter Beckford came to the island seeking his fortune. Few records of his early years have survived but Jamaican historian Frank Cundall claims that he accompanied Henry Morgan on the assault of Panama in 1671...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:26 AMAnthony Gambrill

The Rev Patrick Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, served his congregation at Kilmichael Glassaray in Argyllshire, western Scotland, and it was here, on March 13, 1673, he baptised his son, John. The couple had four daughters and three more sons....

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 2:33 PMAnthony Gambrill

The conventional wisdom is that the riches extracted from Jamaican slavery and sugar, at least in part, underwrote the British Industrial Revolution. More recently, opinion has suggested that most of the wealth was spent on grand estates. The...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

Given the realisation that the whole world is now a target for ISIS terrorism, the Government of Jamaica is taking steps to prepare for its consequences. At an alleged press conference, de facto Minister of Information Sandrea Falconer recently...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

We always had Labrador dogs. The first given to us as a wedding present, I named him Cholmondley, which the English pronounce 'chumley', giving the impression that he was of aristocratic descent. He may have been, but he quickly became just another...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

Man, I tell you, I’ll soon be down to my last quattie. "How so?""Everything crash. I was making a pile from the lottery in Westmoreland, but the Sav-la-Mar don moved in.""You were lucky to escape with your life.""My shrimp farm in Clarendon was coming along. I was about to sell my first batch, when...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

Remember when we got married in January, 1971, and Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) danced at our wedding in a garden ceremony near New Castle? And Eddie Thomas, my best man, taught the Gordon Town mento band to play Here Comes The Bride as you...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

As you travel up Hope Road into Papine, you pass a road sign indicating that you are entering Chandos Place. It is a last reminder of a dissolute aristocratic English family that once owned more than 3,000 acres of the Liguanea Plain known as Hope...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill, Contributor

Now that we have finally got over the Obama-Sister P $500-million love-in, isn't it time, we, as did President Obama, ask, "What a gwaan?"This is the time of year we pat ourselves on the back for having another record winter tourism season. Even the...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Gambrill

The jury is still out as to why, for sure, Tiger Woods, the one-time wunderkind of golf, is now ranked 60-odd in the world. His fall from grace and leader boards primarily began after the revelation of his havinga series of mistresses, which...

Published:Sunday | December 28, 2014 | 12:16 AMAnthony Gambrill

In our 'fi-mi' country, there are quite a lot of winners - some big, some small - but inevitably, most Jamaican are left out.

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