Wed | Aug 31, 2016

In Focus

Once again, we won the Bolt gold vote. For me, there was never a moment of doubt. I told him that much at Mona. He has taught me, a historian, how to read the future.This manuscript, then, is more a tribute to the moment - its message and meaning -...

The law is an ass, not a horse, although many 'neighsayers' at Caymanas Park pronounce them as if they were homophones. I don't know how much of a gambler my friend, Shane Dalling, deputy chairman of Caymanas Track Ltd, is, but he may have played a...

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) should have ended its annual conference last week with the strongest endorsement of the Government's non-mandatory fee policy. The opposition to the Government's announcement of the abolition of auxiliary fees...

The performance of the Jamaican athletes at the Rio Olympics not only confirmed Jamaica's status as a sprinting superpower, but once again exposed the enormous talent and creativity that reside in the two social classes at the base of Jamaican...

"With everything perfect, we do not ask how it came to be. We rejoice in the present fact as though it came out of the ground by magic."- philosopher Friedrich NietzscheIt has been more than Boltmania. Even in an age of hyperbole, this has truly...

In the mid-1990s when Internet usage was just moving past the toddler stage in Jamaica, before Facebook and Twitter and prior to our phones becoming smart, I wrote an article for the Sunday Observer titled 'Libel in cyberspace' examining the...

Damon Runyon, world-famous journalist, raconteur and horse-racing aficionado, postulated two abiding principles.First: "All horse players die broke." Second (aptly describing punters' raison d'Ítre for jumping on to that train to bankruptcy): "A...

And so you saw history unfurl, and Betsy Sullivan cringes while feeling a deep feeling of satisfaction that, after 44 years, another Jamaican, is representing the country in Olympic diving. And yet, apparently in a deep romance with ignorance, and...

Usain Bolt, already a legend, turned immortal when he crowned himself in glory, winning the Olympics 100 metres on three occasions, consecutively.I know this may sound controversial, but I firmly believe that his exploits place him ahead of Muhammad...

Jamaica is 'poised' for growth. And, like Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce or Elaine Thompson frozen in the starting blocks, the country has been so 'poised' for the last 40-odd years.Mark you, this is 'growth' only in what STATIN, the BOJ and...
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