Afghanistan: fantasies, fears, foibles and facts

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Jamaica’s Chikungunya Epidemic

After months of denial of the scope of a chikungunya outbreak in Jamaica, and with several deaths related to the virulent illness, the government has …
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Britannia Rules

The evil that men do lives after them and so too their laws. This is the case of the British in India. Ironically, I saw …
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Don’t Know Beans

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. The name comes from the Capuchin friars, …
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Islam: Threat or Salvation?

In light of reports that some Muslims in Barbados are planning a housing development that excludes Christians and Jews, we reproduce this piece originally published …
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Women, Wheels and Deals

William Congreve (1670 – 1729) was an English poet and playwright. Two of his characteristic pithy and witty turns of phrase, both from the play …
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