GUNNING FOR DISASTER

March 4, 2018

To say my recommendation that disarming the citizenry should be a vital tool in any successful crime fighting initiative has gone over like a lead balloon would be an understatement. Read the rest of this entry »

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CAPITALISM GONE MAD!

February 26, 2018

Prominent political illusionist, Fitz Jackson’s suddenly renewed, Opposition-inspired fervour regarding the cruel imposition of exorbitant bank fees on Jamaica’s most vulnerable has led to a raging twitter war with economics lecturer Damien King. Read the rest of this entry »

WE SHOULD BE ‘ABEL” TO SAY “METRES”!

February 23, 2018

Time’s up!

Jamaica decimalized its currency in the 1960s; commenced the process of metrification in 1977; and is alleged to have completed it shortly after the turn of the new millennium. Read the rest of this entry »

RECOGNIZING AND CULTIVATING TALENT

February 13, 2018

When I attended secondary school in 19 (mumble, mumble), Jamaica’s education standards were exceptionally high.

From then, the Campion College template was best. Read the rest of this entry »

NATIONAL IDENTITY SCAM!

January 21, 2018

This is how OPM’s website “sold” the National Identification System (NIDS).

“Why a NIDS?

At present, Jamaica does not have a central national database with the accompanying systems to support secure, reliable identity verification and authentication Read the rest of this entry »

ONLY ONE FREE PASS

January 16, 2018

PNP General Secretary exposed PNP’s thin skin in a letter (Phillips laid wicket for growth) published on Friday.

As usual, Gleaner’s headline was disconnected from the letter that contained no such hostility to reality Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »