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In much of the world, the level of violence has been falling for decades. UK data show violent crime at the lowest level since 1981, while in the USA, it has fallen by nearly 75 per cent since 1994. Some areas have done even better. The murder rate...

So 17 months after the former mayor of Montego Bay, Senator Charles Sinclair, sparked a debate about the need for a state of emergency in St James, the rest of the country is now watching on as that same remedy is applied in a parish where 335...

Stepmothers are mean. We all know them to be evil wenches with a trademark hideous, hairy mole somewhere on their faces and an annoyingly piercing nasal voice. Cruelty is what they are good at.Think Cinderella's stepmother who turned her into a maid...

The Americans have spoken about Jamaica's crime situation in no uncertain terms. Whether the country likes it or not, it had better get its house in order.The Government's declaration of a state of public emergency in St James on Thursday, with...

This might sound like a sick pun, but if my child or any other child is being abused, I am not simply turning the other cheek, or, in the recent controversial case, take it on the Chin. Growing up in the typical lower-class neighbourhoods, too many...

There were five different articles of 'Prophecies' published by The Gleaner earlier this month. Get that? FIVE! Of course, I have studied them avidly to see what the upcoming year holds in store. Trust me, we have some serious stuff coming up.I...

Mi no know wa mek so much people a nyam up demself through Donald Trump seh di whole a Africa an Haiti an El Salvador a sh**hole. Dem a gwaan like seh dem never know seh a dat Donald Trump tink bout certain people. All happen, di...

SOS Children's Village, Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre, and Glenhope Place of Safety have all had infernos over the years. Walker's Place of Safety, which, like the others, falls under the umbrella of residential child-protection facility, is...

There has been quite a bit of panic since the start of the year. At the end of the first week, about 42 murders - an average of six per day - were reported. One would think that this would impress upon us the urgency with which we must move to...

Easter was a big event in my village and the little cinema pulled out all the stops so it was non-stop religious movies. One of the perennial favourites was The Ten Commandments. Gerald King went to that and said he reached late, so he only saw...
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