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Jamaica, the experts in these matters have advised, needs to put aside around J$16 billion a year, over the long term, to be in a position to adequately respond to the natural disasters that the country increasingly faces.The specific sum that needs...

Fifty-three-year-old Morris, a skilled plumber, slowly navigated his trusty old Nissan down the narrow streets of August Town Road and made the turn towards Angola. As he deposited his 13-year-old son at the modest home of his maternal grandmother,...

Last week, I visited an inner-city community because I had to take home a skilled worker. As we entered the community, he said, "you need to come to the ghetto." I interpreted his comments about visiting the ghetto as a call for me to be more...

For the last week or so, there have been conversations around Krystal Tomlinson and her pregnancy for international dancehall artiste Beenie Man. Many persons, like one Lipton Matthews, have stated that she shouldn't be glorified for being pregnant...

No one would question, or would wish so to do, that it was Andrew Holness' humanity that impelled him to visit the home of brain-damaged Tahj Rowe and make a personal donation towards the care of the invalid boy.But, as Mr Holness would know, even...

Imagine watching all five instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean and conjuring up in your mind images of the Port Royal. The mysticism of buccaneers and sunken treasure and sin and sex are a magnet that draws you to that place.You hear the fabled...

Disappointment does not capture the sentiment that I felt reading the article in the recent Sunday Gleaner titled 'Abusive homosexuals'. Aside from the fact that the title itself is overly sensational and problematic, the article itself misses...

Croatia's national team is truly hard-dough, but they could not withstand the French baguettes. However, they played balls to the end. Now it's over and my regret is that the Reggae Boyz were not there, and Jamaicans put their energies behind alien...

It's an old refrain of CARICOM's honchos that the Community's citizens are central to the concept of regional integration. Therefore, as the Golding Report recalled the former Jamaican prime minister, P.J. Patterson, as saying, the region's leaders...

I always beseech women with 'inconvenient' pregnancies to keep them, and I have lived to see many of them return to show off their kids, all grown, loving and responsible, productive adults.Many times, that is the only child that they ever have....
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