BREEDERS’ CUP PREVIEW (SATURDAY)

November 3, 2017

Regular readers already know from yesterday’s preview that the big names to keep onside are FLAVIEN PRAT – by far the track’s leading turf/dirt jockey (30% strike rate on turf; 26% on dirt) and trainers SIMON CALLAGHAN (massive 47% strike rate on turf); BOB BAFFERT (most winners on dirt; 24% strike rate) and WILLIAM E. MOREY (50% strike rate on dirt) Read the rest of this entry »

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BREEDERS CUP PREVIEW 2017 (FRIDAY)

November 2, 2017

Breeders Cup moves to Del Mar – a quaint seaside course with tight turns and short straight whose standout feature is Read the rest of this entry »

AWFUL ABBREVIATIONS ALLOWED?

August 29, 2017

I was amazed that so many readers, especially lawyers, took the time to personally congratulate me on my mini-bio of Vanderpump J (“Pumpy”) Read the rest of this entry »

HERE WE GO AGAIN

August 20, 2017

Four months after government unveiled its sweeping new crime plan including “preventative detention” and zero tolerance for domestic disputes, the number of Jamaicans murdered in 2017 rose to 628 Read the rest of this entry »

JAMAICA BUILT ON CORRUPTION

August 17, 2017

“Corruption” has become a buzz word in Jamaica. Read the rest of this entry »

TIME CHURCH MINDS ITS OWN BUSINESS!

August 13, 2017

Congratulations to Bishop Howard Gregory and Rev Garnett Roper for exposing the local Church’s irrational homophobia.

Readers should know by now that I’m 100% Read the rest of this entry »

INDEPENDENCE LESSONS FROM A GREAT JAMAICAN FAMILY

August 6, 2017

One of Jamaica’s finest public servants is a man named Herbert Samuel (“Herbie”) Walker. Read the rest of this entry »

ISN’T SHE ALWAYS SPECIAL?

July 27, 2017

We’re in between “special” days.

May 14 was “Mothers’ Day” Read the rest of this entry »

PUSSYFOOTING AROUND WITH EDUCATION

July 16, 2017

The Prime Minister used the occasion of his belated induction to UWI’s Wall of Honour to talk about the cost of University education.

This was followed by a very thoughtful column on the issue by Bruce Golding (Accessing university education; Gleaner; May 8) during which he took a pragmatic and economic look at the problem and posited some solutions Read the rest of this entry »

THE THIN EDGE OF THE WEDGE?

July 14, 2017

Lawyers are their own worst enemies.

Except perhaps for Booklist Boyne Read the rest of this entry »