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In the aftermath of recent killings by men said to be of unsound mind, the mental-health crisis has once again surged to the fore, yet there are no clear policy directives on how to deal with these persons who roam our streets in major cities and...

'Zen' means 'meditative state' and is the name given to a school of Buddhism which suggests that the soul grows through actively engaging with life as it is. One of the tools for achieving insight through meditation is a paradox called a 'Koan'. One...

If not outright fearful, we admit to being deeply uneasy. Which, we suppose, is the case with most of the world. With good reason.Today, in Donald Trump, a callow, rude, thin-skinned, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist and narcissistic 70-year-old...

As the final months of Barack Obama's presidency have dwindled to days, and now hours, the sense of foreboding is increasingly laced with disappointment, and even anger. To many of his most ardent supporters, Mr Obama was the man who came to power...

We are concerned at the seeming elasticity of the budget - insofar as it stretches outward - of the Government's controversial municipal cleaning and road-repair projects, as well as the murkiness in which its management has been enveloped. It is...

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown succeeded last Friday in putting the Government on the defensive. He questioned sharply fellow senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith on what other, compromise plan(s) the Government had in...

When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement started picking up steam in the United States after the death of a number of black Americans at the hands of hostile police and citizens, along came its corollary, ALL Lives Matter. Proponents of the latter...

When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, he took more than half a million troops with him, and he still lost. When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, he used four million troops, but he lost, too. And now the United States has deployed just 1,000...

It would be a mistake if, in the midst of their crisis, the Moravians of Jamaica were to merely circle their wagons and nurture a grievance of persecution, of which, judging by the remarks of some of their congregants and pastors, there are...

When I was a lad in the late 1980s, a pastor happened on my community in south St Catherine. I say happened on the community because he had no family or close friends who you could say attracted him to the place. It's as if he just showed up one day...
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