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Stories by Robert Lalah

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah

Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson isn't the biggest fan of formal, glitzy affairs - particularly those at which he is the centre of attention. However, as head of Continental Baking Company, including its ubiquitous National brand of baked goods, the modest...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah

Dr Fenton Ferguson seems like a nice guy. He has that older, decorous, almost stately way about him, making him the ideal candidate to play the role of a celibate country parson in a movie, if ever the opportunity arises.Of course, Dr Ferguson, as...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah, Assistant Editor - Features

Hours-long traffic jams, six-lane roadways and pay-for-use highways in the mountains are part of everyday life in 2015 Jamaica. Five or six decades ago, however, the idea that the makes and models of motor vehicles on the island would be as diverse...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah, Assistant Editor - Features

When Julian Robinson and I met up for lunch in New Kingston recently, he was, ostensibly, quite tired. He should have been. His 10-month-old baby allowed him little more than three hours sleep the night before."I take the night shift because my wife...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah, Contributor

We Jamaicans are a complicated people prone to bewildering vacillations on moral matters. We demonstrated this clearly in two very different scenarios recently. The first was Jodi Stewart-Henriques' online tantrum on Usain Bolt's supposed...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah

It’s safe to say that Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has lived a, let’s say, interesting life so far. She’s a long-time political figure, loved by many, loathed by others, but the story of the experiences she’s had along the way, even within the context of...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah

Just over an hour after Barack Obama arrived in Jamaica Wednesday night, Natasha Clark, a mother of two from Stadium Gardens in Kingston, was by his side. Clark, a tour guide at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road in St Andrew, was...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah, Features Editor

On his way to Jamaica on Airforce One, United States President Barack Obama and his staff were listening to Bob Marley's Exodus album. Natasha Clark, the tour guide at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road in St Andrew, where Obama made an...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Lalah

You'd hardly get away with calling Thalia Lyn, the woman behind the Island Grill chain of restaurants, a stuffy business woman. In fact, in many ways, she's very much the anti-business woman. Even with the remarkable success she's achieved in her...

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