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There was a time when the police officer was a highly respected member of the community. Regarded as the peace officer among his peers, he was called on to resolve minor disputes, and his counsel was sought by citizens who faced tough, domestic...

Australian wicketkeeper, Rodney Marsh, known as ‘Iron Gloves’ for his sloppy catching, was one of the Aussie ‘hitmen’ or ‘Ugly Australians’ known for their hard-nosed cricket, hostile fast bowling but, most of all, for their verbal abuse of the...

We are generally too unwilling as a people to acknowledge and challenge the implicit bias and usually negative and harmfully stereotypical portrayal of poor people in the media. This bias, whether unconscious or deliberate, is particularly...

It seems not to stretch us too far out on a limb to suggest that the Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government had not yet formulated an endgame to the various states of emergency (SOEs), but instead skilfully manipulated the Opposition...

Back in the days of old, one of my favourite television series was the Four Musketeers, what with its countless fanciful sword fights and intriguing plots. But what stuck with me more than anything was the concept of ‘brother’s keeper’ as...

Horatio Ezekiel Malcolm accomplished much quietly. Very early in his life, he devoted his life as a missionary. His first missionary journey was to British Guiana (Guyana). In those days, Guyana had many jungles and some missionaries went...

Foreign trade is as important to all other CARICOM member states as it is to Jamaica, and their trade profiles are similar. Within CARICOM, foreign trade policy is aimed at increasing exports to third countries, investment inflows, job...

The debate about abortion is reminiscent of the debate about slavery. In both instances, those against abolition quoted the Bible and God in their defence of their right to protect their property, and those for emancipation quoted the Bible and God...

Yesterday’s defection from Labour of seven members of the British Parliament will, as was the case nearly four decades ago, likely again reveal how difficult it is to up-end the entrenched two-party arrangement of Westminster-style politics...

Fifty-three million dollars worth of people rolled out on Sunday to participate in this year’s staging of the Sigma road race. I find it more impactful referring to the donation figure as opposed to the headcount, because it brings into focus...
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