Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Cunning Pussy!


CHILDREN are routinely accused of doing wrong by their parents or guardians, found guilty, and sentenced to some form of punishment – often without a trial and irrespective of their cries of innocence. Yes, I know, children also often lie! … Continue reading

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Decision 2011: Seeing ‘Red’, while searching for ‘Green’


PORTIA Simpson Miller and the People’s National Party (PNP) have been given a mandate to form the next Government in Jamaica. The electorate spoke in a resounding voice – by a margin of 41-22 seats – and rejected the incumbent Jamaica Labour … Continue reading

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The Unseen hands…


Christmas gatherings It was a wonderful Christmas party – the food was great; the decorations simple – but exquisite; you may even have gotten a present or two; and the music was nice. You left feeling satisfied (hopefully not having had too … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wash My Clothes


Ok Ok – let me correct that: I don’t wash my OWN clothes. Gotcha! Years ago, as a youngster, I didn’t have much clothes. Not surprising really, since I was the last child for a single mother of four. As … Continue reading

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Kindness from a Stranger


MY 1990 Nissan is not in the best condition. After much repair work, I may yet have to replace the transmission. It barely has the capacity to reverse and I have to map out my routes to avoid the necessity. But, … Continue reading

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The ‘Stump’ was still a ‘Tree’…


While travelling along the Spanish Town by-pass recently, my friend expressed her love for a particular tree. It was odd, because – the tree – although surrounded by many others which were ‘fruitful’ and laden with leaves – was bare. … Continue reading

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To Vote or Not To Vote: That is the Question!


Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, last evening announced that the country will go to the polls in its sixteenth general elections on December 29, 2011. Choosing the Date The date was hardly a surprise for me: given his own comments … Continue reading

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