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Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

Recently, 63-year-old Barry related for the first time to his grandmother, Veronica Blake Carnegie, that he caught a roving evangelist having sex with an 11-year-old girl some 54 years ago (Gleaner January 21 page A5). This painful experience is...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:40 AMDevon Dick

St. James murder record skyrockets with 263 persons murdered out of a population of 184, 000 so far in 2016 [Gleaner December 27].  This is the parish that became the hub of protest against working conditions of 1831 under the leadership of...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

"That was a Baptist prayer," said Fae Ellington, master of ceremonies for the National Medal for Science and Technology and Innovations, after I had completed my prayer at the function. By Baptist prayer it was a hint at the stereotypical Baptist...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Reverend Ronald Thwaites, the honourable minister of education, preached at the funeral service for Monsignor Richard Albert, his fellow Roman Catholic. The sermon was passionate and called for compassion in dealing with each other because...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Vivian Crawford, pro-chancellor of the University of Technology, told me that I must go and watch the play Guilt Trip. So off I went to the Little Little Theatre to watch another play by Basil Dawkins. Dawkins tackles the perennial issue...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

The Personality of the Year is someone who has displayed courage, achieved against the odds and scaled new heights. The person ought to be an example and motivator for others. In addition, the Personality of the Year has to do with the impact for...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Mary and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Moon Palace hotel, formerly Sunset Jamaica Grande. It was good that this Mexican-owned and operated hotel incorporated the Jamaican phrase 'Yeah Mon' into its promotional literature and...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

This month marks 25 years since I started to write as a columnist: First for the now defunct Daily News and later for The Gleaner. In addition, at The Gleaner I have had the privilege of coordinating its religion page and writing annual reviews on...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Calabar High Old Boys' Association hosted its annual dinner under the presidency of David Miller and chaired by Mike Fennell. It was a gala affair with attendance from the president of the KC, as well as the JC Old Boys, perhaps to get...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:01 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, I went to Washington, DC, United States (US) to officiate at the marriage of my niece, Tahalia Barrett, to Louis Chang at the War Memorial, which is a monument to persons who fought in the World War and gave their lives on behalf of others...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Jamaica marked the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay protest led by Pastor the Rt Excellent Paul Bogle, national hero. Unfortunately, many Jamaicans are not aware of the motivation for, and the implications of, the protest.Scholars...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Last week's visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Jamaica begs for fairness. Sections of the Christian community assumed that his visit was to promote a homosexual cause and engaged in a pre-emptive strike of denunciation and protest....

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 1:47 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, Elaine Cunningham, deaconess of the Anglican Church and principal of St. Hugh’s High School, was the guest preacher at the 30th anniversary appreciation service for Rev Beverly Noble McDonald of the St. Philip’s Church,...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

On Tuesday, the Government of Jamaica signed a memorandum of cooperation with Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa's minister of international relations and cooperation. Much work has already been done in science and technology, sports and education...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

After the Jamaican women won the gold medal over the United States team in the 4x400m relay, Novelene Williams Mills, who ran the anchor leg, when asked what was the cause of the team's victory, said, 'When you have the heart of a champion, you run...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, a Baptist pastor told me that a talk-show host made reference to my December 11, 2008 article titled 'Golding's termites comments again' with a claim that it had implications for Minister of National Security Peter Bunting's comment about...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Yesterday, the funeral for the mild-mannered Solomon Goode was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, St James, where I saw him last in May at the funeral for Rev. C. S. Reid. Goode was my predecessor as pastor at Fletcher's Grove Baptist, Hanover, and...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

The killing of nine persons at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Charleston, South Carolina, including the 47-year-old pastor and senator, is indicative that the American society has a gun culture problem, especially when we...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Arlene Gaynor of the Universal Church accused me of writing a 'faithless article' and also alleged 'He clearly has no faith.' (Gleaner, June 12) because I said, "The greatest miracle is the resurrection which defines Christianity and we should not...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick, Contributor

Recently, I was told that a church leader was on public television claiming that, for him, a miracle was 'a piece of cake', and to support his assertion, he said he has blown on a person's credit card, which was 'maxed out', and the debt disappeared...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

Last week Friday, I attended a meeting hosted by head of Jamaica's USAID, Denise Herbol, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) envoy Randy Berry and LGBT coordinator Todd Larson present, along with persons of faith. The meeting was...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

Recently, I was made aware of a website which helps married people have affairs. It is promoting adultery and propagating that an extramarital affair is a means to help marriages.This website has 34 million members, the world's second-largest dating...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

Recently, William Mahfood, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, apologised to Derrick Kellier, minister of labour, social security, agriculture and fisheries, for stating that Kellier was acted like a "rogue minister" because of...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

According to The Gleaner of April 2, the Court of Appeal in a judgment written by Justice Hazel Harris in the case Paymaster vs Grace Kennedy concluded that Paymaster didn't own the software on which its operations function. That belonged to Paul...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDevon Dick

The Reverend Clarence 'Sam' Reid' was a public pastor because his pastoral responsibilities were not confined to his congregations at Calvary Baptist and Salt Spring in St James. He saw the community and country as his parish. He understood Jesus'...

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