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Stories by Peter Espeut

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 4:19 AMPeter Espeut

It is in seasons like this that I miss my colleague and foil, Ian Anthony Boyne (1957-2017), who could be relied on to write a column attacking traditional orthodox Christianity for celebrating the Feast of Easter. His argument, following his...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 11:03 PMPeter Espeut

THE EDITOR, Sir:I enjoyed reading your article published in The Gleaner on Friday, November 17, titled 'Pregnancy is not a disease'. It is obvious that you were taught the nuances of pregnancy, and have 'embraced' the concept of the right to life of...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMPeter Espeut

My wife, Velia, is the campus minister (chaplain) and a guidance counsellor at Alpha Academy; She and the school community were in shock last week when one of their second-form leaders travelling in a 'robot' taxi on the way to school was shot in...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMPeter Espeut

As you read this, two national election campaigns in two different countries are being staged in front of the eyes of those who choose to watch. In one country with a fixed election date, the would-be presidential candidates are being grilled by...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPeter Espeut, Contributor

Now that the audits of the public-health system have been published, we can see why Health Minister Fenton Ferguson refused for so long to release them to the public.As bad as we might have assumed the conditions in government hospitals to be after...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 12:45 AMPeter Espeut

Our family pet dog is in heat again, and our yard is being invaded by every male dog in the neighbourhood looking for only one thing. Panting and drooling, they follow her around, and will be discouraged neither by shouting (from me or their owners...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 1:50 AMPeter Espeut

First, congratulations to the Calabar franchise and the Edwin Allen franchise for winning the respective titles at the Boys and Girls Athletic Championships held last weekend.  Those schools were able to attract an impressive array of track and...

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMPeter Espeut

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has announced that he intends to take steps to bring to an end the practice by some mostly traditional high schools of ‘buying’ athletes and footballers away from lower-ranked secondary schools, in order to boost the buying school's chances of winning the Manning Cup, Olivier Shield, and the high-school athletics championships.

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