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Stories by Michael Abrahams

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 12:13 AMMichael Abrahams

Everald Warmington of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) defeated Dennis Jones of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the 2007 general election in Jamaica to win the parliamentary seat for the South West St Catherine constituency. However, in...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 12:49 AMMichael Abrahams

Apparently, there is now a going rate for romantic interludes with a child. Last week, a local newspaper reported that a 30-year-old married man was fined J$150,000 after being caught by police kissing a 13-year-old girl in an abandoned building....

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 12:21 AMMichael Abrahams

When I was in prep school, I was a member of the Cub Scouts. As one of the nature activities, I had assembled a butterfly collection. It was really delightful, or so I thought, and included butterflies of various sizes and colours carefully mounted...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:12 AMMichael Abrahams

Serena Jameka Williams is one hell of a woman. Her list of ongoing achievements is mind-boggling. She is currently ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis, achieving this status on six separate occasions over a 13-year period. She is also the...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 11:05 PMMichael Abrahams

I believe Bill Cosby's accusers. At least, most of them. Even if some may have lied or embellished their stories, it is highly unlikely that more than 40 women would have just concocted sordid tales to bring him down.Many of these women do not know...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:12 AMMichael Abrahams

I recently saw a cartoon depicting three children sitting on a bench outside a principal’s office, obviously in serious trouble. The first child said, “I said the Sh-word.” The second child said, “I said the F-word.”...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:14 AMMichael Abrahams

As Father's Day approaches, I have been reflecting on some of my funny, bizarre and scary fatherhood experiences. The joyride began on the day that my first child, my daughter Aliyah, was born. She came nine weeks early, and weighed only 3lb...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:12 AMMichael Abrahams

Jamaicans are a special group of people. Most of us believe in God, with Christianity being the main religion in the country. Many Jamaicans will also tell you that they have faith in God. But, at the same time, we are also a very superstitious...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:07 AMMichael Abrahams

It has come to my attention that many Jamaicans are very interested in what people are doing with certain body parts below their belts and above their knees. So, being the helpful person that I am, I decided to construct a guide to pelvic policing...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:10 AM

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Father Ho Lung's assessment of Lisa Hanna as the disappointment of the year, based on a photograph that she posted on Instagram. My article, titled 'Beauty and the Priest', was sheer satire, as...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 10:25 AMMichael Abrahams

Masturbation is a touchy subject. Pun intended. I recently read an article about an elementary school in San Francisco giving out pamphlets to its students, aged five to eleven, warning them of the 'sins' of masturbation and abortion....

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