13 August 2004

As we approach the US elections


“A nation’s artists and musicians have a particular place in its social and political life. Over the years I’ve tried to think long and...
06 August 2004

The tale of the Breadfruit


I notice that in this year's emancipation celebrations the breadfruit has been highlighted and there is no doubt about the significant role played by ...
30 July 2004

La Luta Continua


Next Sunday, August 1 is the anniversary of emancipation, an event that was perhaps the single most significant one in the history of black people in ...
23 July 2004

Reflections from Jamaica


A packed day last Wednesday in Jamaica, the day on which I normally write my column, prevented me from submitting anything to the paper. The week in ...
09 July 2004

Carnival and the World Cup


Well another carnival has passed and the usual informal reflections and postmortems will no doubt be already in progress. We have to stop this stupid ...
02 July 2004

As we start the Carnival count down


I really have little time to carry on any sparring exercise with Otto Sam. I have difficulty understanding what he is all about but am convinced that ...
25 June 2004

American Politics- A Tragicomedy


American politics has become something of a tragicomedy, largely because of George Bush and his entourage and the war in Iraq. Bush these days is a pi...
18 June 2004

Lessons on Banana


The Searchlight newspaper of last week had as its headline “UNFAIR- Prime Minister Criticizes World Trade System” According to Hawkins Nanto...
11 June 2004

About Seasonal Love


It was just a couple days ago that I was able to get around to reading Otto Sam’s piece that appeared in the NEWS of May 28. It certainly makes f...
04 June 2004

Reflecting on 15 years as a columnist


The Context within which I writeSome time ago I was encouraged to produce a collection of my newspaper columns, but never really responded to it. Ther...