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Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:08 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

I grew up in the age of the Teen Choice Awards. It was a show that celebrated the best in music and sport as seen through the eyes of a teenager. The producers positioned the show just between the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, which were just too...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

You may know that last week, a baby was stolen from the University Hospital of the West Indies. The day-old girl, whose parents happened to be two employees of that same institution, went missing from her mother's side before visiting hours even...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

The upcoming local government elections have sparked activity in crevices I never knew could come alive.I have lived in Duhaney Park for six months now, and only since the local government elections were called have I seen signs of life in the PNP...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

I'm not a mother - yet. But I've played a motherly role to many and feel as if my brother is a product of my own womb.Last week, when I watched the video from the Cincinnati Zoo of the 400-pound gorilla hauling and pulling that four-year-old boy up...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

This holiday, I did something I never have before. I took off with my family on New Year's Eve and headed for St Elizabeth, and together we did the Appleton Tour. It was delightful. In those two hours, I learnt so much Jamaican history and also so...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I love football because it causes an otherwise apathetic young male generation to display emotion. It's one of the few times I see them get passionate and make an effort to express the way they feel both in actions and words.Football is heart...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I'm not usually one to sing high praises for government agencies, but there is one that I think is good at what it does. This agency can provide real solutions to entrepreneurial issues, and yet they are grossly underutilised.I didn't know anything...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:01 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Free health care was a campaign promise. A cheap tactic to lure the swinging and undecided voters to the side of the Jamaica Labour Party (and persisted with by the People's National Party with the same political goals in mind). Well, perhaps not...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

Too often have there been times when "I love Yous" and "Thank Yous" go unsaid. Far too often, when it's too late, we express love and gratitude to those who have come into our lives and made us better. Our heroes aren't only the seven painted on...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I can't put this prison thing down. It's the first time since writing articles that I've dedicated two weeks to the same topic. However, I feel I must.The minister of national security had a live question-and-answer session last Thursday in an...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 1:02 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

IMITATION IN business is not flattery. Many people view it as robbery. If ever there was a reminder to me that we needed to protect our intellectual property, it was the Tommy Hilfiger 2016 Spring Collection launched recently at New York...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Can elections just come and go already? The political puckery has begun, and I'm so over it.Puckery: It's a word I've coined to describe the silly actions of politicians in the weeks leading up to elections. In some media jurisdictions, they call...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

There are 100 days to Christmas!I can't contain my excitement. I know some reading this article now want to punch out my pepper lights and are saying, "It's barely September; way too early for Christmas talk." But in truth, it really isn't.Already,...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." - Pope Paul VIAs...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Some call them red money. Others call them brown money. But we all may as well call them dirty money. The 10 cent and 25 cent are the lepers of the currency catalogue.Apparently, nobody wants them. Beggars are grossly offended if that's all you have...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

As is the case every year, the looming date of August 6 gets the whole nation thinking about Independence and what it means to them. For those generations before me, the notion of Independence evokes sentiments of freedom from slavery, the liberty...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Last Wednesday, a stabbing occurred in Kings Plaza. A fistfight had taken place between two men 39 minutes prior and one party hurriedly left with both his body and ego bruised.

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

No prizes for guessing where I was all weekend. Thursday from the sound check at 7:30 p.m., all the way to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday after the last note was sung, I was at Sumfest.It's an event I've been going to for a decade and this praise is long...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

I take issue with the Russian roulette played with local government elections and the candidates put forward by each party for nomination.Whenever (if ever) local government elections are finally called, I really think the candidates should be...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

As I walked around the Diaspora Conference last week in Montego Bay, it was very apparent that my peers were missing. Those members of the diaspora in attendance were pushing the age average well above 50. I saw very few persons who were below 35,...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Some fathers don't deserve a happy Father's Day. There was an exchange I once overheard. A woman said, "Pickney a problem," and a man in earshot retorted, "Only if you put dem pon yu head." It was a very loaded comment. One of complete apathy shared...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:02 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

The first time I went to Relay for Life, I bawled my eyes out. Twice.My first bout of tears was brought on by tiny sandbags with candles in them lining the track of the Police Officers' Club. Stapled to them were pictures of a little girl who couldn...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons, Contributor

Now before you Shandy-bottle me, hear me out.There is a very real and present classism in Jamaica that we as a people are touchy about - as we should be. Too many times, we see blatant instances where those born into the privilege of inherited...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

I'm really thankful for the rain, as I'm sure most of us are. But the rain has a way of highlighting the insensitive among us. I took note from the safety of my little car just how many motorists drove and splashed pedestrians without even the...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPatria-Kaye Aarons

Just over a week ago, I heard the story of all stories. Breaking news on Thursday evening was that a little boy had been abandoned at the Norman Manley International Airport by his parents. The tale goes (allegedly as he told it) that he and his parents were...

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