Afghanistan: fantasies, fears, foibles and facts

What’s The Matter With The World?

President Nixon and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, left, in Shanghai at the end of Nixon’s visit. (Credit Bettmann/Corbis from NY Times) Trumps war on China reminds …
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Sex and the Players

A man does it and it doesn’t affect his game. A woman does it and it tarnishes her reputation. So the mantra goes. America’s international women’s …
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Nina Remembered

As we come to the end of another Black History/Reggae Month, we feature Eunice Kathleen Waymon ( Nina Simone) who was an accomplished piano and …
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Reggae Roadblocks Challenges the Obstacles

The perceived international, domestic, and perhaps in some cases, inherent obstacles to the growth of Jamaican reggae are being challenged. ‘Reggae Roadblocks – A music business development …
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Television in Jamaica … ha

In 1962, when Jamaica celebrated its Independence, there was no television station to capture it. JBC, the Jamaica Broadcast Corporation was established in 1963. JBC was …
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Bird on a Blackberry Bush

It was just a few days to go before Christmas and we went over to Adam’s Bagelry, the only real bagel factory in the Caribbean, …
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Manneken Pis in Brussels, Belgium.

The Aye Ayes Have It

When I was in my salad days and very green in judgment, I was often accused of being too “manish”, a term reserved for those …
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Let the Right One Win

I read somewhere that the word “politics” is really two words and not one, something like “harass”. The writer explained that the first syllable “poli” …
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