Daviot Kelly

Daviot Kelly describes mumbling and fumbling as two of his greatest obstacles in life, but not when it comes to penning his weekly column, Kelly’s World. A wizard with the pen, Kelly has been sharing his wit and unique perspective with the Flair since 2006.

Daviot Kelly

Jamaican people are their own worse enemy, every single time. Remember when the Government closed beaches, rivers and other places of amusement to help stop the spread of COVID-19?Some people did bawl livin’ eye water because they felt they were basically being imprisoned in their homes.But the COVID numbers stopped heading north as fast as …

No beach (or any part of outside quite frankly) for me Read More »

For some reason, as I was pondering what to write about this week, one word came to mind: ‘shot’. Now in Jamaica, land we love, that can mean a variety of things. The first one would be obvious: somebody got shot, whether by gunmen or the security forces. Thankfully, that’s not where I’m going with …

TO SHOOT YOUR SHOT, OR NOT? Read More »

If I ever get around to fathering children (us guys got a biological clock too you know), then there is one piece of advice I cannot wait to impart. You know how children always tell their parents what they want to be when they grow up? Well, if any of mine ever say they want …

EVERYBODY IS A PANDEMIC EXPERT Read More »

I dedicate this one to a fab lady I know who is burning up my Instagram timeline showing people how to be stylish during the COVID lockdown. Before we look at the dystopian present, let’s trek back to the good old days (and no, I’m not talking February). When I was a mere lad, I …

COVID CHANGING MY STYLE ( IN A GOODISH-WAY) Read More »

“Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck, some nights I call it a draw …” – ‘Some Nights’ by Fun Usually, I end a year with a combination of “good riddance”, “don’t let the door hit you on the way out”, or “may I never see a year like you again”. Honestly, …

Ah 2019, you were a curious year (not a revue or review) Read More »

“The things that excite you are not random, they are connected to your purpose. Follow them.” – Unknown Recently, I was at home and I got caught up watching other people living their (fabulous?) lives on social media. I realised that certain posts and images elicited a response from me. I love to see fancy …

The scary thing about excitement Read More »

I’ve often prided myself on the fact that I’ve never got into a fight. There was one incident in prep school where punches were thrown, but it ended in like 10 seconds, so I don’t think that counts. But any brawls that led to bloodied lips, blackened eyes, and trips to the emergency room? Nah, …

This war dog is tired Read More »

“I don’t have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.” – Whoopi Goldberg There are more than a few times when I think that I’m an alien from outer space; but so far, I have no DNA evidence to prove otherwise. Some of the things that some people almost literally have …

A who trouble dem? Read More »

There’s a meme going around that has hit me to my very core … and not necessarily in a bad way. The meme gives the alleged reaction of different men to any photo of a gorgeous woman that is posted on social media (I’ll use Instagram as my example).  It suggests that the woman’s boyfriend …

Defending the guys with no shot Read More »

I know I’m old-fashioned, but recently I’m beginning to feel like I was born in the Dark Ages or something. There are certain modern trends that I not only wouldn’t follow, but I find them irritatingly idiotic. One of them is the trend of gender reveal parties. For the uninitiated, these are get-togethers that expecting …

You really threw a party for that Read More »