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Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:59 AMJaevion Nelson

Far too many people who are entrusted with the responsibility to ensure the care and protection of our children are wilfully ignorant about the realities they face and what actions are needed to facilitate their wholesome development. Consequently...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:54 AMJaevion Nelson

We have a tendency to suggest there is no plan to address crime and violence and that the police are inept when there is a spike in (or reporting of) murders. Admittedly, it can be rather daunting keeping abreast with the news given the healthy...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

We have an uncanny knack for missing the point in this country. We have erroneously reduced the issue relating to guidance counsellors supporting students around sexuality and related matters to be about supporting them to accept or reject their non...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

It is an absolute shame that for many students, the guidance counsellor is the last person they would go to for support or assistance when they need it most. This has been the case for as long as I can remember and, seemingly, not much has been done...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

The preservation and restoration of national heritage sites such as the Ward Theatre should be a major focus of the efforts to redevelop downtown Kingston. Sadly, this will and can only happen when we begin to display greater appreciation for our...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

THE POLITICAL silly season is upon us already. Scandals are highly probable and sentiments will only get more ludicrous. Unfortunately, we the people - the electorate that is expected to exercise our franchise by voting - will have to suffer this....

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:01 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Many of our leaders seem to have begun their political life prematurely, while others are tenured but performing at the level of a first-term parliamentarian. Our leaders seem to spend more of our (and their) time and resources in squabbles and...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Ever so often we are treated with one or two of the same news stories and documentaries about the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are homeless in Kingston. Whether it's done by local journalists, foreign...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Violence against women and girls can have detrimental effects on women and girls themselves, their families and the wider communities of which they are a part. Reports are that one in three women and girls experience violence, yet we seem to be...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Great Britain is benefiting tremendously from the lack of consensus and interest among our people - parliamentarians included - in the fact that we ought to receive reparations for the atrocities and injustices committed against our ancestors.If it...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

It is no secret that many of us, young people or professionals in particular, are utterly frustrated with the way in which successive governments and political parties conduct themselves and the affairs of the country. We have lost hope. We have...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Children under 16, the age of consent, who are sexually active are in dire need of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, but we are too busy parading our warped morals and values while they suffer and scream desperately for our help. It's a...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

SOME OF our educators, including and especially our principals, are often as misguided and distracted as some of our leaders. They tend to focus on the wrong things (read their ego) and have a warped measure of success. It's all about inter-school...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

Social problems like homophobia and transphobia are so much more complex than many of us are willing to accept. Some of us conveniently ignore what people, especially those from vulnerable and marginalised groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

It appears a great many of us missed critical biology lessons or opted to do so at Sunday school. I have concluded that can be the only explanation for our belief that raising the age of consent from 16 to 18 years, as it currently exists in Section...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

There has been a lot of talk over the last few weeks, especially in social and mainstream media, about transgender(ism), which is an umbrella term referring to persons whose gender identity is different from their biological sex. Biological sex is...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson, Contributor

It is rather frightening that we continue to allow successive governments and public entities to squander scarce financial resources in a country as ours where debt to gross domestic product is one of the highest globally, hundreds of thousands of...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

It appears a great many of us - media practitioners included - are clueless about how the contravention of the rights of minority groups such as people with disabilities (PWD) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can impact...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

It is disappointing that replacing the Privy Council with the 12-member Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) - established in 2003 under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas - continues to be met with much opposition because some Jamaicans believe, as...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

The termination of pregnancies should be legal in Jamaica. There is absolutely no sense holding on to such an archaic law that serves our society no purpose whatsoever. Sections 72 and 73 of the Offences Against the Person Act should be repealed in...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

The rigid notions of masculinity and femininity that we have subscribed to are hurting our children. They grow up thinking that there is only one way to be man and one way to be woman. Consequently, this cause many children and youth to feel...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

There is a deafening silence that has clearly impaired our ability to hear our children weeping for our help. The shamefulness of our nonchalance and inaction has seemingly muzzled the vast majority of us. The gruesome stories of rape, murder and...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 11:02 PMJaevion Nelson

Hundreds of Jamaicans, mostly males, are detained every year by the police and often subjected to cruel and degrading treatment while incarcerated in police lockups and in correctional and remand centres.Prison conditions and the cruel and inhuman...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

There is a limit on how far an individual from a certain social class and educational background can go in this society. The system is designed to maintain an order that holds some groups of people back for the benefit of some. Ever so often, many...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJaevion Nelson

Many of our children's right to education in a safe learning environment is being violated by other children who bully. They are repeatedly hit, kicked, or pushed to hurt, or called names, threatened, or teased because, among other things, of a...

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