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October 2009

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by Brenda Lee There is a saying, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know IT’S ME.” Accepting…

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The Magic of Michelle

CHARLES M. BLOW Forgive me in advance for fawning, but Michelle Obama is the coolest first lady ever. She clinched it for me this week by jumping double Dutch on the South Lawn as part…

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My Appeal to the Gunmen of Jamaica

Is our Romantic Island Dead and Gone? by Basil Waine Kong Somewhere people feel safe, go out to restaurants and clubs at night with no concern about their safety, but not here in Jamaica. We…

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Jamaicans, We are Everywhere

The Impact of Jamaicans on the world   by Basil Waine Kong I left Jamaica in 1959 when I was fifteen years old and returned after I retired on reaching my 65th birthday in 2008….

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Why I Side with Portia Simpson-Miller & the PNP

Basil Waine Kong, Ph.D., JD I believe that People’s National Party President; Portia Simpson-Miller, is a rare gift to Jamaica and to humanity. She is charismatic, astute, a visionary, cares deeply about the people and…