We are not objects

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It is almost impossible to find a woman who has not been subjected to some form of sexual harassment. Disparagement is familiar to many women due to the unwelcome attention of men, with whom they often have no affiliation. And it is sad that young girls are not exempt from the vile behaviours of those Read More

Reminiscence: me and Zimbabwe

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The Christmas season is as good as any to indulge in ‘lite’ nostalgic ruminations and what follows in two parts tells the story of a minor event leading up to the political ascendency of Robert Mugabe. It may also remind us of the toxic influence race/ethnicity could have on the political process; that although other Read More

Reminiscence: me and Zimbabwe

2 months ago Editor Comments Off on Reminiscence: me and Zimbabwe
The Christmas season is as good as any to indulge in ‘lite’ nostalgic ruminations and what follows in two parts tells the story of a minor event leading up to the political ascendency of Robert Mugabe. It may also remind us of the toxic influence race/ethnicity could have on the political process; that although other Read More

Watching the reckless mind at a wake

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One of my favourite non-fiction books of the 21st century is the philosophy text, “The Reckless Mind” by Mark Lilla. Lilla looks at the writings of some seriously strange philosophical thinkers including the Nazi sympathizer, Martin Heidegger (who for me, wrote the best book on philosophy ever – “Being and Time’).At the end of your Read More

The politics of abuse

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Minister Khemraj Ramjattan responded to my article last Sunday, entitled, ‘To preserve itself, the AFC must resign from the government,’  with the following epithets – “nonsensical”; “vacuous chatter”; “idiotic”; “we are not going to block chatterati”; “foolish”; “Ralph kept his mouth shut then he got shelved now he is talking plenty”; “if he wants Read More

The coming hell of 24/7 communication

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Instantaneous, computer-driven communication is becoming a curse, not a boon. It was supposed to free us; it is enslaving us. It was supposed to allow us to concentrate on essentials; it is becoming a pervasive distraction. It was supposed to simplify life through immediate access to information; it is complicating what we do by information Read More

The coming hell of 24/7 communication

2 months ago Editor Comments Off on The coming hell of 24/7 communication
Instantaneous, computer-driven communication is becoming a curse, not a boon. It was supposed to free us; it is enslaving us. It was supposed to allow us to concentrate on essentials; it is becoming a pervasive distraction. It was supposed to simplify life through immediate access to information; it is complicating what we do by information Read More

Blinders in cricket

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I have several friends who are serious cricket aficionados and they are meticulous in sending me almost anything to do with the sport that comes their way.  As a result I see a range of commentary, much of it from established sports writers, and it struck me after a recent riposte by a well-known Jamaican Read More

Blinders in cricket

2 months ago Editor Comments Off on Blinders in cricket
I have several friends who are serious cricket aficionados and they are meticulous in sending me almost anything to do with the sport that comes their way.  As a result I see a range of commentary, much of it from established sports writers, and it struck me after a recent riposte by a well-known Jamaican Read More

De Grandhomme record hundred breaks Windies spirits

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand, CMC – Colin de Grandhomme smashed the fastest-ever maiden Test century and the second-fastest by a New Zealander, to put West Indies to the sword and leave them with little chance of saving the opening Test at the Basin Reserve. The 31-year-old’s aggressive 105, in only his seventh Test following his debut Read More