One thing we won't be celebrating this 50th birthday is our parliamentarians' behaviour. Over the years, we've tried to copy the United Kingdom (UK) House of Commons' style, but lacking its wit and charm, we've only succeeded in creating a House of Common Vulgarity. Missiles and insults alike have been cast across the aisle as medieval armies would cast stones from catapults into enemies' midst.
We are relieved that Phillip Paulwell, the mining minister, either misunderstood the message that was being conveyed to him by UC Rusal's man in Jamaica, or that the company may be having second thoughts about its plan to mothball its alumina refinery at Ewarton, St Catherine.
It's Buju Banton's 39th birthday today, and 'it hurt mi to mi heart' that he's behind bars. Buju should be walking like a champion down Redemption Street. Instead, he's trapped in Uncle Sam's conspiracy to derail his career. It's not an easy road he's been forced to travel.
In the July 1, 2012 edition of The Sunday Gleaner, reporter Nadisha Hunter brought to the public's attention the fact that many boys in our schools are being bullied because they are seen as sissies or gays.
I started just under three years ago. That is, when I was almost 60 years old. That is going to the gym. And I am happy to say that I have been fairly dutiful. Maybe that's because moderate/strenuous exercise produces endorphins. These same endorphins are produced when having sex, laughing and doing other emotionally good things.