Warning Signs of Suicide

June 1st, 2016

These past few weeks have been very sad in Jamaica’s history. We’ve had 4 suicides in approximately one month. There was the 2nd form student from Wolmers’ Boys school on April 25, the father of the 3 year old who killed her and days later killed himself on April 29; politician Faye Reid-Jacobs May 8; [...]

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What Next for Caribbean Cable Operators?

May 7th, 2015

by Marcia Forbes Shocked by Sinclair I was shocked at Gary Sinclair’s seeming honesty and openness as he responded to Journalist Dionne Jackson Miller’s probing questions about cable TV and copyright infringements. Sinclair is the head honcho of the newly merged CWC/Columbus Communication conglomerate that sees the coming together of the Caribbean region’s leading telco (CWC/LIME) [...]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Cable TV Operators & Copyright Infringement

April 29th, 2015

Written by Marcia Forbes BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About ninety-eight (98) channels are being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) told us so in a Press Conference on April 24th. The Commission called this meeting with journalists to talk about programme piracy and to announce actions against [...]

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When did a swim suit become major news?

December 18th, 2014

Imagine how shocking it was for many persons to see our very own Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, in a picture wearing a bathing suit on the beach. Yes! Imagine being in a swim suit on the beach. How preposterous! It caused such a stir that it practically became “prime” news. Let’s just [...]

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Water Parties in a Drought Offensive

July 28th, 2014

Recently in Jamaica, voices of opposition, including the political, have come out against the granting of licenses for persons to hold water parties in Kingston and St. Andrew. Now in a society where it seems hardly anything is ever in poor taste much less wrong, there has been opposition to the call for a water [...]

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Pedestrians and Crossings

July 21st, 2014

On my daily commute to and from downtown Kingston, Jamaica, I have noticed some things about many pedestrian crossings and the crossing of pedestrians.  It often appears that the Jamaican pedestrian is of the opinion that motorists have eyes that provide 360 degree vision. They cross anywhere, anytime and anyhow. What is a amazing is [...]

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