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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: A warrior falls

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: A warrior falls

March 7, 2013 | Comments: 32

Though most of us figured he had not long to live once a seriously ailing Chavez was returned to Venezuela from Cuba and also I heard renowned journalist Dan Rather ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Who is laughing?

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Who is laughing?

February 28, 2013 | Comments: 30

It is not like the old days. “Dose days gone.”  Nowadays we do not seem to worry about our image and national self respect.  Our government omits to pay our ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: A nature island without a nature festival

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: A nature island without a nature festival

February 21, 2013 | Comments: 17

On a particular day some years ago I sat with Mr. Sheridan Gregoire then Head of the National Development Corporation at his invitation in the office of then PM ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Those who failed 2013 Carnival

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Those who failed 2013 Carnival

February 14, 2013 | Comments: 19

For weeks we were overwhelmed with those who profess to know all about these things analyzing every detail of calypso songs and arguing over which calypso is better ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Branding

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Branding

February 7, 2013 | Comments: 14

We are surrounded everyday by big brands from corporations and media on all sides.  You are drilled into having the latest pair of  Jeans,  or  perfume.  We are ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Jump up time again

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Jump up time again

January 31, 2013 | Comments: 16

It is bottomless sorrow when the parents have to bury their children. It is worse when a child is lost in violent confrontation with others who believe that violence ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: My problem with Carnival

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: My problem with Carnival

January 24, 2013 | Comments: 25

If Jesus the Christ would have walked into this church he would have been greeted with a yelling voice commanding him and everyone of the faithful attendees to ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Of Lennox and Freedom of Information

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Of Lennox and Freedom of Information

January 18, 2013 | Comments: 70

Happy New Year! I am starting this new 12 week series today and will revert to the regular Thursdays after this. I write at a time when calypso is in the air and ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: What is the State of the Republic and didn’t I say that before?

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: What is the State of the Republic and didn’t I say that before?

November 1, 2012 | Comments: 10

On  a visit to London , I boarded a bus, one of the double floored  red beauties that colour the London traffic and  charms you into stratospheric delusions when ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: DBS Radio and the making of the King Creole

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: DBS Radio and the making of the King Creole

October 25, 2012 | Comments: 18

Language is the foundation of civilization  and without a systematic form of communication used and understood by all, then nothing could ever be done. Language is ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Eddie would say koté ou ka alé Waitukubuli (whither thou goest)

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Eddie would say koté ou ka alé Waitukubuli (whither thou goest)

October 18, 2012 | Comments: 39

When you are talked about, you’re often thought about.   Some say the only way you can gauge your success is by the way people act towards you and what they say ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Backbenchers on the debate bus

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Backbenchers on the debate bus

October 11, 2012 | Comments: 54

We watch with nearly fanatical interest the political debates on our TV sets backing one debater  or the other and arguing over their performances.  There are ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: V.O.T.E – Voice of the Electorate

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: V.O.T.E – Voice of the Electorate

October 4, 2012 | Comments: 38

Democracy works only if the people are involved in it to make it work.   The soul of demo- cracy (people rule) is free and fair elections and so the mandate of ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: The civil servants and the midnight clock

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: The civil servants and the midnight clock

September 27, 2012 | Comments: 17

I noticed four civil servants on their way up to work in the government office building: first two ladies and then two males.  The two male civil servants who ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: The journey of a five dollar bill

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: The journey of a five dollar bill

September 20, 2012 | Comments: 15

How the money is made, or where it comes from is of little interest  to us, just place it in  our hand and its ‘home sweet home.”   But the five dollar bill ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Look out! They want to change the Constitution

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Look out! They want to change the Constitution

September 13, 2012 | Comments: 79

I think that the entire unnecessary roar now on-going  about the process by which the president should resign is just a deliberate way to amend parts of the ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Are leaders born or made?

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Are leaders born or made?

September 6, 2012 | Comments: 35

Take a look at how a simple proposed resignation of one president and subsequent procedure to appoint a new president has become a big issue.  See how a simple act ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: And a president disappears

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: And a president disappears

August 30, 2012 | Comments: 71

Some may say he never appeared in the first place and was more like a recluse unwilling or too scared to be in the limelight especially on matters related to ...

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Dennis Joseph Weekly: Whose prayer does God answer?

Dennis Joseph Weekly: Whose prayer does God answer?

August 23, 2012 | Comments: 71

We all agree that terrorism is a horrible and heartless form of evil and is motivated by religion as well as politics.  Those who practice it will argue that their ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: What’s in a name and whose name is in your passport?

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: What’s in a name and whose name is in your passport?

August 16, 2012 | Comments: 36

The most beautiful name for Jamaicans right now is Bolt, the legendary sprinter superstar who has raised Jamaican pride to a new dimension.   So what’s in a ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Music in Da Da Land Part 3

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Music in Da Da Land Part 3

August 9, 2012 | Comments: 10

In this final part of the journey I will give a very brief summary of the paper of ideas on the way forward which I presented to the minister responsible at various ...

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DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Music in Da Da Land Part II

DENNIS JOSEPH WEEKLY: Music in Da Da Land Part II

August 2, 2012 | Comments: 11

I am grateful for the emails sent to me by those who want to say something about something because they read something  about something but do not want to say ...

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