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Sonia Lewis Blossoms on the Art Scene

Jamaican-born artist Sonia Lewis considers herself a late bloomer. Throughout her award-winning career in catering and gourmet cuisine as a restaurateur, as well as a designer of cut-work garments and table linen for local consumption and export, the artist satisfied her lingering appetite for art spending more than just a few vacations at the Louvre …

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Will Golding Step Down Voluntarily?

Bruce Golding has done it again. He has once more left egg on the faces of those who trusted him. His private sector power base must be apoplectic by now in disbelief or rage after his most recent disclosure regarding the embarrassingly mangled Manatt business and the whole sorry Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke extradition affair. Bruce …

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Pat Robertson, God and the Devil

Televangelist Pat Robertson’s demented claim that Haiti’s disastrous earthquake was the result of a pact the Haitian slaves signed with the devil to win their freedom has probably gained more converts to atheism and agnosticism than have the efforts of Dawkins, Hitchens and the rest of the “new atheists” vanguard together. In the midst of intense grieving for a …

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Whence Cometh These Prophets

It is regrettable that the Gleaner has again found it fit to publish the so-called “prophetic utterances” of Steve Lyston and his unstoppable band of seers who insist they speak on behalf of the Almighty. It made the “News” again this year, but is it really news, and is it really necessary? When you read through these predictions, you …

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Double Standards: One for the Poor, One for the Rich

“What a day that will be in Jamaican politics when politicians associated with a scandal will rise and say “I relinquish the office!”” “Jamaica’s electorate needs to progress to a point of strong reciprocity, where a politician with the slightest whiff of scandal will have 30 seconds to say, “I relinquish.” “British voters have been …

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Golding – All that Glittered

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding needs to do some dusting of his cabinet. But only after he’s dusted himself off. The abundance of divisive nonsense-statements that he and his band of ministers seem to come up with is drawing more than ribaldry from a nervous and watchful public. Following his diagnosis of “termites” in the …

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English Faces 21st Century Challenges

The pre-eminent French language society L’Académie Française is stepping up its activity. Its barely concealed contempt for English language intrusion into the beloved français is legendary, but there are some signs that the protective veneer is wearing thin. Through the medium of the internet and the arena of business, English continues to relentlessly chip away …

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Water Woes and the Twilight Zone

The residents of the peaceful village of Sherwood Content in the parish of Trelawny on Jamaica’s north coast are far from content. Their long-standing disquiet and frustration over their sporadic water supply was highlighted over the holiday season when their most famous son was forced to bolt four miles away to the Windsor River just …

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