|A biography of international intrigue
On Saturday, I briefly chatted with Shaikh Abdullah el-Faisal, the controversial Islamic cleric, and his agent, Abu Nidal. They did not divulge much because they were yet to speak with the Shura, the executive and consultative body of the Islamic Council of Jamaica.
Radical Trini Muslim group claims it's broke
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):IN A bid to counter claims of financing terrorism, officials of the Jamaat al Muslimeen say the radical Muslim group is flat broke.The group, which tried to over-throw the Trinidad and Tobago government in 1990, says it has...
Alleged terrorists to appear in court
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Three Caribbean nationals will appear in court in Trinidad in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Trinidadian Kareem Ibrahim, 61, and the two Guyanese...
The PNP's rural garrison
With the exception of the snap elections of 1983, which the People's National Party (PNP) boycotted, the majority of constituents in South East St. Ann have never voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) since the granting of adult suffrage in 1944.
'You have done your country proud, Regina'
Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Professor Gordon Shirley, has lauded the performance of Jamaica's Spelling Bee Champion, Regina Bish,in the recent Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship in the United States. Of the 150 participants...
Eating our way to cancer
I have explained to readers over and over again that many of our common health problems such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are related to the vast amounts of refined carbohydrate foods we consume: foods like white flour, white rice and...
Alzheimer's cases to quadruple by 2050
WASHINGTON (AP): More than 26 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease and a new forecast says the number will quadruple by 2050, with the biggest increase expected in Asia.At that rate, one in 85 people will have the brain-destroying disease in 40 years...
Post offices put muscle into Labour Day
A number of projects were undertaken at post offices in observance of Labour Day this year. The extent to which many communities supported their post office was indeed encouraging. Projects varied in scale, but they were predominantly clean-up or beautification campaigns.