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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

84Dear Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs,You look like a sincere and ambitious man, the sort that takes pride in getting the job done. I’ve seen you, running at a pretty fast pace, pushing eight, even seven minute miles. Not bad.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

As I followed travel and tourism related news for the past week, two stories were hard to avoid. One was the commentary on our Tourism Ministry’s trip to India and the other was Jamaica’s strong tourism performance for 2010.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The week began badly for Americans.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Though it may have had the blessings of a High Mass or a Low Mass and seems to have been sanctioned from as high up as the Archbishopric. It seems that the decision by a group of Catholics to bring out a holy Mas band to jump up in Carnival this year is sparking confusion and strong opinions...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Given the constraints of space last week, this column was unable to offer some critically constructive comments on the impending possible fallout of Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Nizam Mohammed’s action a few weeks ago. The collective and harmonised decision by both Ministers Sandy...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

 As Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport, prepares to launch his campaign to remove Winston Dookeran as Political Leader of the Congress of the People (COP), there are some in the party who view that as a very positive development, while there are others who think that it will harm the party. ...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kaleidoscope of colours
That you bringing me
You freaking out my energy
I’m losing and you’re making me low low low
Don’t know what to do about it
You and I can’t live without it
All I wanna do is just go go go

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I’ve been thinking a lot about tourism given the flurry of criticism online about the Tourism Ministry’s current visit to India, but more in the context of my recent trip to New York City in the US.

Friday, January 14, 2011

There continues to be a proliferation of well-meaning anti-crime initiatives just focusing on crime itself. This would not solve the crime problem. It would only be solved when we begin to address the root causes of crime.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

 For a moment this morning, doing the crossword, I forgot how to spell “medieval”.

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