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Stories by Dr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, or Our Lady of Holy Death, is a religious movement that mainstream Christianity has condemned. So far, this warning has been ignored. With origins in Mexico, Santa Muerte has spread to the United States, and is...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

“Do not neglect the works due to the gods and the fathers! Let your mother be to you like unto a god! Let your father be to you like unto a god!” Aittiriyaka Upanishad 1.11.2 (Hinduism) Without a wise teacher, the many truths inscribed in...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:25 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

Sunita Maharaj is an educator and humanitarian. Her appointment as a Global Goodwill Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago has put her at the fore of a phenomenon sweeping Europe and the Americas. Political and economic upheaval across the globe has...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

Leadership is defined as ‘the action of leading a group of people or an organisation’. When rigidly enforced, leadership creates a host of problems ranging from groupthink, loss of individuality, and sheepish obedience, to abuse of power. Rooted in...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

In less than 24 hours, the young man was fast becoming a philosopher. The hospital does that to you. He sat bandaged, but upbeat. After all, he had not broken a single bone after the freak accident outside his home. However, around him gasps of...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

I recently received a letter from a reader, an excerpt of which stated: “Maybe, I am wrong, but I am thinking that one of the reasons why Jamaica is such a violent country is not because there aren’t more Christians, but because we don’t honour our...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

“It’s easy to destroy the black man because his people will help you do it.” Leaving Neverland aired on HBO on March 6 to mixed reviews. Lines are drawn in the sand as Michael Jackson’s defenders work overtime to protect the legacy of arguably...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:12 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

The false preacher replaces the delinquent father/husband, the incarcerated father/husband, the murdered father/husband, and the poor father/husband. Black communities have their fair share of Christian preachers, leaders presumably anointed by the...

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