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The leaking of Norman Horne's treasurer's report highlighting the disjointed and internally competitive approach to fundraising by the People's National Party (PNP) provides a rare insider's insight into the operation of a Jamaican political party...

The strange appointment of Carlos Brathwaite, in place of Darren Sammy, and ahead of the likes of a Kieron Pollard, as West Indies T20 captain, as well as the spurious justification for it posited by chairman of selectors, Courtney Brown, can only...

Most postcolonial countries have found it hard to overcome the handicaps they inherited at independence, and Jamaicans are rightly proud of their superb tradition in athletics and the country's incomparable music, both of which have often catapulted...

Usain Bolt is now most surely the greatest sprinter who has ever lived. Named among sporting greats such as Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, and Pele, the Guardian newspaper calls him "a colossally potent figure in sport's modern history". For the rest...

The Billboard Hot 100 is the official singles chart for America’s music industry. Rankings are based on radio play, online streaming, and physical and digital sales. Two weeks ago, I took a look at the chart and made some interesting...

Last week at a meeting asked for by the Economic Growth Council with the Council of Opposition Spokespersons, Dr Damien King shared his experience of visiting a new energy-producing site and noting the preponderance of foreign workers. This should...

I recently had an unpleasant experience with a gruff and menacing windshield washer at Three Miles. His being refused unsolicited access to clean my windshield made him angry and pungently churlish.My windshield had been thoroughly cleaned prior to...

As Jamaica, in recent months, prepared for, and, over the past fortnight, embraced and celebrated the heroics of its athletes at the Rio Olympics, another cultural phenomenon, involving Jamaicans, has been unfolding abroad, with little attention at...

During the ancient Olympics, the Greeks would put aside politics and wars, declare truces, and attend the games. The games may even have begun as a substitute for war. We do know that they were also an important religious festival for the pagan...

"People always have a way of belittling or trying to explain things they can't understand. But in the world, individuals come along who are exceptional. You have Isaac Newton, you have Beethoven and you have Usain Bolt." - Stephen Francis, coach of...
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