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  Portia Simpson Miller didn’t bring to her politics or leadership a deeply philosophical, intellectually transformative or moral authority that distinguishes a handful of those who are entrusted with power.  She offered no large,...

I never met Lester Lloyd 'Jim Brown' Coke, the infamous enforcer based in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) garrison of Tivoli Gardens, but I suspect that I would have been repulsed by his company.While awaiting extradition to the USA in 1992, a...

Arthur Edgar, former principal of Calabar High School, recently published his autobiography, My Story, which reflects on his 80 years. Prominent among the highlights of his life was his eight years at Calabar. Edgar and I entered Calabar the same...

For years, the residents of Kingston 6 have been complaining of noise nuisances that are produced at functions within the vicinity of their community. These events are usually held at the Hope Zoo, Hope Gardens, the University of Technology, and the...

The domino game was interrupted while Gene Autry and I travelled to 'Cloud Nine' for pizza.We announced our presence with "Percy, two 'full house' and a pepperoni!" Youngsters born after 1970 are spoiled brats who have veggie pizza (ugh!) or...

Nearly seven years ago, in July 2010, this newspaper suggested to the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) that, given its deepening state of atrophy, it should disband itself and make way for a new farmers' organisation with a clear and coherent...

The mere title above will provoke dismissive responses from persons of faith. However, the purpose of this question is not to provide fodder for some pseudo-philosophical discourse aimed at causing Christians...

Years ago now, the Jamaica Defence Force had advertised for about 10 civilian workers. The morning when applications were to be received, both the Duppy Gate and Cotton Tree entrances to Camp, from early o'clock, were corked with young men, some...

As if out of nowhere, a hardy malevolent tree grew right in the middle of the little village that was once called Paradise. It used to be an exotic place where many guests would play and frolic without fear. But this tree grew, spread its branches...

While reliving the horrors experienced by so many families after another spate of bizarre violence across the country last week, I couldn't help but picture Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett's rictus grin plastered on television screens while the elderly...
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