Day: October 26, 2008

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“Jamaica For Sale” Disturbing Video on Island

The Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) has launched “Jamaica for Sale”, a 92 minute video documentary highlighting disturbing issues behind the island’s normally rosy sun, sea and sand tourism image. “We want to raise hard questions about the tourism industry, especially in light of the recent rise in a certain kind of tourism.  There are costs.  …

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Termite Power: Alternative Energy Source?

Some three years have elapsed since I first, rather by a fortuitous accident of circumstances, stumbled on the idea that termites hold the key to the next generation of alcohol production. I beg your indulgence as I here state the events as it may be of import for posterity to know the circumstances under which …

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Casting Stones – The Death of Reason

I was not at all surprised to read in the Jamaican media of the Rev. Al Miller’s most recent claim regarding divine justice and the death penalty. The mounting fear of being the next random victim as well as frustration levelled at the governing authorities for their impotence and lack of urgency in finding workable …

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She Barks, But Does She Bite?

A recent letter published in the Jamaican tabloid the Star, written to the popular column “Dear Pastor“, tackled an interesting subject. Read for yourself. “Dear Pastor, I have been troubled for quite a while. The problem, my girlfriend, is a sexaholic. Sometimes she wants it five times for one night. This is very taxing on …

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The Nicodemus Effect, Antidote to Bradley’s

As Barack Obama leads in opinion polls across the country, suggesting a sure win if the election were called today, many Democrats are fearful of what is termed the Bradley effect stopping him in the tracks and handing the presidency to John McCain. Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California, was way ahead in …

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