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The Case Against Reparations for the Caribbean-Part 2

by Cato Rand Read Part 1: here In the trans-Atlantic slave trade, white Europeans went to a place where slavery existed and bought humans to work on plantations in the New World. These white slave traders went to West Africa … Continue reading

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The Case Against Reparations for the Caribbean- Part 1

by Cato Rand Historically, slavery was not illegal and even more than that, it was a culturally accepted practice in many societies. Certainly in wide swathes of Africa slavery was widely accepted. As a matter of fact slavery continued as … Continue reading

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PAUL BOGLE – NATIONAL HERO (and ORIGINAL DON?)

by Cato Rand The celebration of National Heroʼs Day has prompted me to do some research on Paul Bogle – appointed one of our countryʼs first five national heroes appointed after the National Honours and Awards Act was established in … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on that Jamaica Labour Party Leadership Race

  by CATO RAND So Audley Shaw has tossed his hat into the ring in his quest to become leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and unseat the incumbent – Leader of the Opposition – Andrew Holness. I must … Continue reading

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Globetrotting

by CATO RAND At regular intervals I hope to be commenting on happenings in places other than our island home TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – JACK IS BACK I know us Jamaicans think that there is never a dull moment in … Continue reading

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Fixing West Indies Cricket?

by CATO RAND About 6 or 7 years ago I wrote an open letter to the then President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Mr. Ken Gordon, via the daily newspapers here in Jamaica. It was a suggestion on how … Continue reading

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Joining the Debates pon de Rock

by Cato Rand I wish to comment on a few recent happenings in our country. TOLERANCE AND SEXUAL PREFERENCE We may be getting there (at a glacial pace it would seem) but as a society we have to fully embrace … Continue reading

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