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Stories by Dr Orville Taylor

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

Somebody died because she was on the back of a motorcycle when someone drove a motor car and collided with the bike. She was the pillion and someone's daughter, sister, friend and mother....

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:33 AMDr Orville Taylor

We all saw the video of an Asian looking man making what looks like rice from something that resemble plastic, and of course, the recent reports of a woman who purportedly had the polymer-based ‘sin-thetic’ staple, which melted instead...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 11:05 PMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

It's another nasty four-letter word associated with females who have no concern for anything but sucking their fill of your blood. ZIKV, the Zika virus, is one of those generally mild microorganisms that knock you down for a few days and, more often...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 7:46 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

I like Chris Gayle. Hold on! Let me qualify, lest one think I am a media worker who is making advances towards him. What I mean is that he is a good athlete. Nonetheless, while I think he’s a good batsman, he is not a great, because every so...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

It is no fun to be driving and your vehicle stops in the middle of the darkest part of the well obscured north-south highway. Nothing was amusing about the car 'bucking' like a ram goat or bull-cow, especially when a wise cracker suggests that the...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

There is a difference between being paid attention and getting 'Noticed'. Last Monday, former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) politician Dr Raymoth Notice was attacked at his home and robbed of his firearm in an attempt on his life. Thankfully, he...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

It is Christmas in just a few days, and I hope Santa Claus hides the rod and other instruments of corporal punishment. What is strange about the debate is that most of the people who claim guidance from the Bible seem to have gone through...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

Bishop Herro Blair might not have a degree in sociology or history, and he might even sound like Christopher Columbus in making the discovery of the century, given that one can't find something that was well known before. Yet, I totally agree with...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

One of the benefits of being able to speak four languages is that I have learned that people die in different tongues, and the death of a Frenchman gets lost in translation when viewed by someone who only speaks Swahili.Can you imagine then when...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

Although I hold no brief for North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce, I fully back his private motion that non-governmental organisations (NGO) and lobbies must open to scrutiny their sources of funding. It is such a no-brainer...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

It is bad enough that we got a number two rating in the Gold Cup, despite our best of efforts to wrest it from the grasp of the Mexicans, who in the view of many were cheated into the finals. Unfairness is a hell of a thing to deal with, especially...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

A week to go before Emancipendence, I am dusting off my gold and green on one of the few occasions that I compromise on my Negrophilia. Doubtless, I am very ecstatic over the semi-final victory over the USA in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.It's not because...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor, Contributor

If I felt that my employer was shoving stuff down my throat that I don't want to eat, I would become sick, too. After all, despite being a pesco-vegetarian, I would react very strongly if any fish was being stuffed into my body against my will....

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

It is the eve of Labour Day, and a visit to the site of the offices of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) a few days earlier left me with such a hollow feeling. It felt like someone had sneaked into the back of the Cockpit Country and...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

It is not as simple an issue as the People's National Party (PNP) and other pro-Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) advocates might think - and they know it. It has long been a personal peeve to have a set of foreigners having ultimate say over our...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

President Barack Obama visited last month, and like his supporters and antagonists in Congress, he has some ideas about the human-rights violations in Jamaica, as well as the way we have treated gays and how the police have allegedly maltreated...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

The National Housing Trust (NHT) is like an ill-fated donkey that has found itself in the hands of idle schoolboys. Those fortuitous jockeys, with little understanding of animal care, give a macabre meaning to the expression, 'animal husbandry', as...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

Now we can breathe a sigh of relief. Well, actually no, because now tens of thousands of casual users of marijuana and almost 30,000 Rastafarians are going to light up and bun down Rome. With a stroke of his pen, the justice minister, Mark Golding,...

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