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There is good sense in the proverb about cutting off one's nose and spiting one's face. It is about people doing things not in their best interests or in pursuance of good sense, merely to stand for ceremony, or to save face. This is what the...

The Moravian Church sex scandal has escalated a national conversation on the sexual abuse of children. The story reads like a sordid soap opera, with allegations and revelations being spat out at maddening velocity. Apart from the alleged victims...

I'm deeply troubled by the possibility of an outsider being brought in as the new commissioner of police (CP). Not just any excellent leader, strategic thinker, first-class communicator, change manager and courageous innovator can lead an essential...

If reports prove true, it is likely that the mother of the 15-year-old girl alleged to have had intimate relations with a pastor will soon be charged with, at the least, child neglect.I am in many psychological places with this. One part of me is...

For a culture that prizes secrecy, Jamaica is shaping up to be a different place in 2017 because of the growing nationwide clamour for openness, transparency and accountability.Rocked by recent allegations of a pastor of the Moravian Church having...

Our future depends on the success of our girls, yet their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are disregarded and minimised every day. It is not uncommon to hear Jamaicans say, 'Is just a little sex'. The recent allegation of rape of a...

If we distill Paula Llewellyn's complaints correctly, the real problem with the parish courts is the management systems rather than the efficacy of the still-new Committals Proceedings Act. Perchance we are right, we suggest that the director of...

One of the arguments making the rounds in media is whether Theodore Whitmore erred, as his squad to face Honduras and the USA does not include red-hot striker from Cornwall College, Jourdaine Fletcher. If you were to follow some people, Whitmore's...

Mark Wignall's shallow and ill-informed column in yesterday's Gleaner cries out for a response.Right at the beginning, Mark admits: "Beginning with deflection in response to my simple questions on the Bible while just a teen, and my rational...

Opponents of capital punishment often put forward the proposition that it doesn't deter murder. That proposition is unprovable. But more than that, it disregards the reason for capital punishment persisting throughout history: the need for...
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