Category: Commentary

To kill or not to kill a gorilla to save a child

To kill or not to kill a gorilla to save a child

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

By: David F. Roberts The world woke up this morning to the unfortunate news that a 450 pound Silver Back gorilla was violently put down in a Cincinnati zoo where he once called ‘home’ in order to save the life of a three year old boy. Without hearing all the facts no one could be […]

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Is Miss Jamaica an embarrassment to Jamaica?

Is Miss Jamaica an embarrassment to Jamaica?

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Social commentary. What is Jamaica’s biggest contribution to the world? That was the question asked to Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell. Her response was Bob Marley and Usain Bolt. Yes, an athlete and an entertainer. What an embarrassment. If her answer was true, it would have been an embarrassment to Jamaica, since her answer was false, […]

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Terrorism – is not a Western problem only

Terrorism – is not a Western problem only

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Political commentary. There are many victims of terrorism carried out in the name of Allah and the prophet Muhammad, but none more so than people of the Muslim faith or people with Muslim names. Throughout the world, perfectly innocent, law-abiding Muslims have become objects of suspicion and fear because of the despicable terrorist acts executed […]

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St Lucia: The snakes among us

St Lucia: The snakes among us

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Letter to the editor: Dear Sir: Another guy, from the same unashamed United Workers Party (UWP) and former minister for national security minister, Guy Mayers, has come out swinging at the United States government. “Honestly I did not see the need or the sense in that investigation and the government actually had to amend certain […]

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Drunken Guyanese minister escapes conviction

Drunken Guyanese minister escapes conviction

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Isn’t it ironic that the very ‘group’ that is supposedly on the side of ‘justice’ is quiet on the matter concerning a ‘drunken’ Minister of Finance (Dr. Ashni Singh) and his saga. Dr. Singh allegedly drove his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and almost killed two persons, and all the so-called ‘Rights’ […]

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Jamaicans are great people…leave Jamaica alone!

Jamaicans are great people…leave Jamaica alone!

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In community news. This is a response to a letter written by someone saying Jamaica needs Jesus to get out of its troubles. See link to earlier letter at the bottom of this letter. Since when Jesus is the hope in Jamaica? Leave Jamaica alone, and give it back what belongs to Jamaicans. Jamaicans are […]

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‘Só’ by Antonio Loureiro

‘Só’ by Antonio Loureiro

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Brazilian music. Antonio Loureiro is probably one of the most fascinating musicians to come out of Brazil in recent times. His recent recording ‘Só’ (Borandá, 2013) finds a highly experimental artist dipping into diverse streams of rhythmic influence. Whether its the title track Só, the almost ethereal Pelas Águas, or the multi phonal textures of […]

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Jamaica Is No Paradise

Jamaica Is No Paradise

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

My heart is aching for Jamaica. Words cannot describe the hurt that the recent events unfolding in Jamaica have caused me. The tears have flowed, and I have asked myself the same question over and over again; what can I do to help? The more I asked myself the question, is the more I realized […]

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Mindset – the best preparation for 21st century jobs

Mindset – the best preparation for 21st century jobs

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In education news. In our fast changing, technologically advanced world, we need to prepare our children for jobs which do not yet exist, using technologies not yet invented to solve problems we do not yet have.  They will need to be constantly learning, unlearning and relearning….throughout their lives. What can a parent or teacher do? Giving […]

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US War on Drugs is a war on Black people says Sir Richard Branson

US War on Drugs is a war on Black people says Sir Richard Branson

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Community news. Sir Richard Branson has spoken up and out against the War on Drugs in the United States.  Branson recently noted that the policies are racist and represent a “war on black people.”  The billionaire made the remarks during an interview with the Metro newspaper. “The fundamental difference [in drug policy] in America […]

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