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Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Have you ever heard older people reminiscing on the 'good old days'?Dependent on who the person is, they may be talking about their days growing up in 'country'. Now, I have always felt that not all rural areas are created equal.For instance, some...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." Oprah WinfreyI've always tried to be like granite when it came to my emotions - tough, uncompromising and...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

We can argue that it never truly was, but I'm sure the historians and the sociologists would tell you differently. But I keep pointing to the fact that family feuds and even wars have been started because of women, or more particularly, the way men...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

"A mighty pain to love it is, And it is a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain. It is to love, but love in vain."- Abraham CowleyI promised I would make this Kelly's World light and funny for Valentine's Day. But lions eat...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

John Steinbeck once said, "A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ."If he's right, then at this rate I'm supposed to be on life support. OK, no one who is gainfully employed and has a roof over their head can be that downtrodden....

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Man, times have really changed. Growing up, my parents never spoke to me in a certain manner. And if me think me did bad, I couldn't dare talk to them in any old fashion either.Granted, there were a few times when I thought they were a little too...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:28 AMDaviot Kelly

The crime statistics from 2016 showed that a number of murders committed in Jamaica were of a domestic nature.I'm not talking about 'man-and-woman' argument alone. I mean that apart from gangs, many murders were the result of disputes between...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

I think I've figured out what's Jamaica's biggest problem - lack of patience.Think about it. How many of the accidents, especially fatal ones, were later attributed to speeding and/or improper overtaking? And that, my friends, has to do with people...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:18 AMDaviot Kelly

Growing up, I remember a song that said reading maketh a full man, so read and read all you can.Reading does introduce you to many things and can make you more well-rounded. So it's a little (OK, more than a little) messed up that so many Jamaicans...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:28 AMDaviot Kelly

I'm wondering if I'm mean, or if I just expect too much out of life.I was invited to a little community get-together by a friend - so mi forward up. Despite fairly straightforward directions, I got lost (rolls eyes). But anyway, I made it safe and...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Now, I thought we were electioned-out after the event in the United States. But, unfortunately, we had one more to deal with before the end of the year. Anyway, while I was heading to work on election day, I put on what I felt like wearing. Nothing...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 12:55 AMDaviot Kelly

There are many things that peeve me (and I mean whole heap) – but I really, really don’t like to be wrong. When I was a child and the teacher asked a question, I sometimes shuddered at putting up my hand for fear that I would get the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

You know when you jump into something because it seemed like everyone else is doing it, only to realise it really isn't for you? At least not right then?Well that's what happened with me and social media.At first, it was fun! Whole heap a fun! I...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Ever hear someone say they're having a round robin and invite you to come by and support?If you've ever been to one, you know it's a 'drink-up' (or 'drink out'), which usually has some good music and maybe some food (soup is always a sure winner)....

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."That is the mantra by which Donnette Chin-Loy Chang has lived her life. She has had extensive careers in media, communications and public...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Well, Matthew turned out to be like one of those men who talk a good talk but can't mash ants.Hurricane Matthew was supposed to bring death and destruction to Jamaica, particularly St Mary,St Thomas, and Portland. Now, while he did give us some...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

It is amazing that one so young could leave such an indelible mark.The tears have not yet begun to dry after the death of Dominic Alessandro James, the unquestioned leader and captain of the St George's College (STGC) Manning Cup team. On September...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Talk about the stock market and trading, and some people will shy away faster than being called to sing karaoke.But one person who knows the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) inside out is Marlene Street Forrest, the current general manager. Under her...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Sarifa Insurance Brokers has a new home. The two-year old company has moved its operations from Braemar Avenue to Phoenix Avenue. President and CEO of Sarifa Christopher Blythe said he started looking for a new space in April. They moved out in July...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

CEO of the PetroCaribe Development Fund, Dr Wesley Hughes, is pledging continued support of the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre in downtown Kingston.Dr Hughes was bringing greetings on Tuesday at the 201st anniversary of Bolivar's famous 'Letter from...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

When told he was getting a 'CD', Anthony Chang jokes that he asked "of whom?".Of course, what the caller meant was that Chang would be receiving the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for distinguished service to the public and...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Several outstanding members of the Jamaican business community are among this year's list of persons who made the National Honours and Awards list. They have sacrificed blood, sweat and even tears in their quest to contribute to the growth and...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

You may not find F and G Williams Furnishing in the Yellow Pages, but this small operation has been producing quality furniture for more than five years.Frances Rookwood-Williams operates F and G with her husband George Williams. She has been...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

If you feel like a punk for telling a fib or two in your lifetime, just remember you're NOT Ryan Lochte.The US swimmer told Rio police at the Olympics that he and three other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. Thing is, Lochte kinda forgot to mention...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 11:07 PMDaviot Kelly

The 2016 Summer Olympics ends today, so all you folks who used up your sick days to watch them at home, go back a work!Jamaicans, as usual, wowed the world with our performances. It wasn't perfect, because there were a few medals we had projected/...

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