Thanks but no thanks, Mr. Shaw

Tamara Scott-Williams says Audley Shaw should shelve his ambitions to lead the JLP and be prime minister.  She would prefer someone not allied with decades of lack lustre economic performance; fresh blood that can move the country forward.   Scott-Williams likens our scenario to the current world domination of our track athletes under the expert coaching of Stephen Francis and Glen Mills. We need leaders who will bring out Jamaica’s best.
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Food in mouth disease

Once again a Jamaican artiste has been barred from performing on the international stage because of homophobic comments. Queen Ifrica’s sound off during the Independence Day Grand Gala has resulted in Canada withdrawing the work permit for the popular reggae artiste to perform at Rastafest.  A Ministry of Youth & Culture statement deemed Queen Ifrica’s comments inappropriate for a national, state-funded event, especially with so many children in attendance.
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Untapped excellence

“There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica.” These words from the Governor General’s recent Independence Day message struck a cord with British High Commissioner David Fitton. Our impressive Grand Gala and the infectious energy of Jamaica's people are examples what is right about the country. Despite the challenges, like Sir Patrick Allen, Litton feels there is a good side that can contribute to putting right the bad.
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Hair-raising success

The  Pocket Rocket’s blistering track feats at the World Athletic Championships have captured international attention.  And so have her shocking pink hair extensions. Barbara Gloudon says we should not to be fooled by the little lady's cuteness. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a smart woman.  Athletics is still a man's world so how else does a diminutive woman get the attention of sponsors? Visibility makes sponsorship and sponsorship makes for pension. Read article

Goodbye, God?

Are we turning our backs on God?  Biopsychologist Dr. Nigel Barber predicts by 2041 the majority of Jamaicans will no longer believe in God, in keeping with global trends towards atheism.   Barber sees a significant correlation between development and atheism;  affluence makes people more confident about the future and therefore less relaint on religion to cope with uncertainty and distress. Read article

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