Dreams, Dons & Dancehall

It's really hard for me to paint an unbiased and objective portrait of Tivoli Gardens. For a bunch of reasons. But let's see how this goes. My grandfather opened a drugstore in July of 1945 on Spanish Town Road, which was and still is, one of the main arteries in downtown Kingston. A block or…

Scammers, Oh Scammers, Oh Scammers.

Over the next few months I am going to be writing articles focusing on some of the scams, poor customer service, and competence issues we face in Jamaica. These are situations that we all deal with and many times we accept rubbish service and scams simply because we can't be bothered. We grumble, cut our…

Fire Fenton Fast

I don't know Fenton Ferguson personally. I have seen him at perhaps two social gatherings and he appears like an affable, decent, older man, not dissimilar to many of my own relatives. He apparently likes to dance and seemed polite in his dealings with people at the occasions where I observed him. That's all nice…

Presidential Protocols

So Christopher "Dudus" Coke, past student of Ardenne High, Don of Western Kingston has been sentenced to the maximum term of 23 years. The President will not be in the residence at any point in the near future. West Kingston and eventually the greater Jamaica will come to terms with what this absence will mean…