(The writer is a Visiting Fellow at London University and a former Caribbean Diplomat)
Tension is developing toward the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) from some quarters in Jamaica. This was exemplified by a column in the Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper written by an Immigration Attorney, Mr. Ronald Mason.
In our modern life many of us are busy with our work and domestic lives with hardly any time to break away from the ceaseless noise of our material existence. We are bombarded by various amounts of external stimulation from television, computers and myriad gadgets, tools and trappings of the new high-tech age. We continually absorb and process all this stimuli which takes up a lot of energy and as a result our brains become overloaded, dull and drained of energy. Through experience, I have discovered is a good idea to take a rest from all this technology and the ceaseless chatter of life in order to calm and nourish my inner self.
Rob Steen, sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton (England), reports in a May 9 Cricinfo article “A classic turns fifty”, that scores of delegates and speakers gathered at the University of Glasgow, Scotland (May 9-11) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of CLR James’ Beyond a Boundary, regarded as one of the greatest sports books ever written.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is now set to appoint a new Director-General. He is Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Brazil’s long-serving Ambassador to the Organisation.
The way I see it, in these ‘harsh, economic times,’ we have to be creative as human beings. Even in job creation exercises, we have to keep coming up with novel ideas.