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COMMENTARY

The Gospel Of “Us Against Them”

The gospel of “Us Against them” in which our enemies become our footstools- with God’s help- is an intriguing mindset. It begs the question, “Who would you be without your enemies?” Have you noticed that “The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory” is our default and preferred battle cry? Sigh! Talk about answered prayers as we spill blood and […]

COMMENTARY

The What Of A Thing

The recent articles opine on reality while pointing to the nature of reality as revealed by the patterns inherently embedded in its manifestations. ‘The what’ of a thing is important.  The why of it is more subtle, nuanced, and fundamental to more of the same, or enabling a turnaround. Shouting “Fire!” in a theater is reckless at best or mischief […]

COMMENTARY

The Risk Of Failure

One can define failure in such a way that it puts you in conflict with yourself. That, like in anything in which you persist to get comfortable being in conflict with yourself, is dangerous. It’s akin to a frog getting comfortable or being OK in “warm” waters. Many of us use a definition-not unrelated to our upbringing- where failure is […]

Soccer

The Good, Bad, And Ugly From The Euro…. So Far!

The year 2020 will forever be known as the year when a once-in-a-century pandemic devastated the world. The pandemic also shut down major sporting events worldwide, including the Euro 2020 football championship. The delayed tournament is currently underway, and it has produced drama, spectacles, and flops. In this article, we will look at the good, the bad, and the ugly […]

BUSINESS

Millionaires Continue To Grow In Numbers Despite COVID-19

According to a report from Credit Suisse, more than five million people became millionaires for the first time across the world in 2020 despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. The report notes that while many poor people became poorer, the number of millionaires increased by 5.2 million to 56.1 million globally. Recovering stock markets and […]

SPORTS

The Different Shades Of Marlon Samuels’ Cricket Career

When Caribbean cricket lovers hear the name Marlon Samuels, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the brash and flamboyant batsman that delivered match-winning knocks on the biggest stage? Or is it the hot-tempered batsman that stirred up controversy both on and off the field? In this article, I will review the good, the bad, and […]

SPORTS

Will We Ever See The Glory Days Return To West Indies Cricket?

The West Indies dominated world cricket for almost two decades spanning the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. In that period, the West Indies won back-to-back ODI World Cups in 1975 and 1979 while making the finals in 1983. The dominance of the team is seen by the fact that the team played 42 test series between 1974-1995 and in that span […]

Jamaica

Tourism Ministers Of Jamaica And Saudi Arabia Discuss Areas Of Collaboration

Jamaica and Saudi Arabia are exploring a number of areas in which there can be collaborations between the two countries. This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, after guiding the Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, on a tour of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre at the University of […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID Cases Now Over 50,000

Jamaica’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 50,054. Forty-nine new cases were confirmed from 459 samples on Sunday. This represents a positivity rate of 9.2 per cent. The death toll remains at 1,061. There are now 103 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the country. Eight of the cases are critical. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want […]

SPORTS

Assessing The Positives And Negatives Of Jayden Seales In His Test Debut

Caribbean cricket lovers have longed for the return of the glory days when the West Indies dominated world cricket for nearly two decades. The backbone of the team was having a quartet of dominant fast bowlers. In the 1970s to 1980s, there were bowlers like Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Collin Croft. The 1990s were dominated […]