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Stories by Brian-Paul Welsh

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:11 AMBrian-Paul Welsh

Embedded in our genetic memory is the recurring role of the travelling storyteller embodied by the Griot (pronounced gree-yoh).These charismatic personas enchant village folk with their mesmerising talent in song and in poetry, serving as...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMBrian-Paul Welsh

A nation is the creature of our collective consciousness. We elect influencers who indelibly imprint norms into our culture through their leadership.Those endowed with the power to influence this society are, therefore, vessels of our culture that...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMBrian-Paul Welsh

The banana republicans are currently embroiled in another cantankerous uproar, this time because the Pterosaur in chief dropped a rhetorical bombshell among the swarthy swine.In some countries (heavens forbid, never this one), that type of insolence...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:55 AMBrian-Paul Welsh

Jamaica is a stunning ecosystem of verdant hills draped by wispy clouds, and cooled by crisp, clear waters. It is la isla bonita, Belafonte’s island in the sun. Despite our pride and patriotism, it is, however, far from unique in its surf and...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBrian-Paul Welsh, Contributor

What if, on that fateful day some years ago, the Ministry of Education had placed me at Camperdown High instead of Campion College?What if I had attended a so-called 'technical' high school in the inner city instead of an iconic uptown institution...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMBrian-Paul Welsh

Who is a smaddy in Jamaica? Not a somebody, and certainly not a someone, but a smaddy?Some of us are considered (or perhaps more precisely consider ourselves to be) 'topanaris', while others are considered 'big people', either because of their...

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