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No one would claim that last week’s ruling by House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert in the George Wright affair was based on anything other than conviction and principle, rather than a tactical move to help her party and the Government manoeuvre...

The brutal slaying of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson last month is not only unforgettable, but also unjustifiable. Mother, if you can hear me through your grief and anguish, I feel your pain. I wish to express sincere condolences to you and your...

It is a sad and serious indictment on our society that so many youngsters, and people in general, depend on one of our most basic/primal functions for survival and for self-esteem. This is especially true for some women within our inner cities. The...

From church services to court appearances, cloud-based platforms like Zoom have been facilitating video-conferencing, group chats and webinars, as more people adapt to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Against the background of...

As undesirable as it may be, governments of Caribbean countries that are not in International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are being pushed in that direction. Through no bad policy decisions that they have made, governments are confronted with...

In Barbados, it is known as ‘fish soup’. In Jamaica, it is ‘fish tea’ and Belizeans call it ‘Bundiga’. But in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Antigua, the most popular seafood dish is ‘fish broth’. Because the road linking the fishing grounds of...

Howard Gregory, the Anglican archbishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Island and head of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, is a thoughtful and progressive theologian, whose campaigns for social justice often include an insistence on...

Jamaica is a violent society. Parents inflict violence on their children in the name of discipline, and order is enforced in political garrisons by the barrel – of a gun, or the fear of being stuffed in a barrel. Relations between the genders...

One day in early 1998, while I was working as the general manager of Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus Hotel,the British high commissioner in Jamaica gave me the heads up about a forthcoming visit by Prince Philip. Having read and heard about Prince...

Last week’s disclosure of the findings of a survey showing that the bulk of trainees in early-childhood education do not want to teach mathematics has been heralded as a revelation of an imminent crisis. Rather, it is a reconfirmation of our...
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