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It is a significant oversight by all of us not to have noticed, until Jeanette Calder pointed it out this week, that the Parliament, for a decade and a half, has not debated any of the reports from either its public accounts or public...

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, The Gleaner published an article, ‘COVID INJECTION – Coronavirus fight boosted, fire trucks scratched as Budget slashed by $3.5 billion’, which unfortunately contains inaccuracies concerning the Third Supplementary...

Millions of citizens and residents of the United States (US) and billions of others around the world are delighted to see the back of Donald Trump as he exits the world stage as US president. While he was in the White House the world was less...

As this newspaper observed last week, Jamaica’s law-enforcement agencies are obviously in need of new strategies to stem the flow of illegal guns into the island. Either that or the national security minister, Horace Chang, should explain why...

January 2021 marks a year since the acknowledged advent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its persistent propagation across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted...

People often ask me why I write so much about religion. The truth is that religion has always fascinated me, from the days when I was a Christian until now, years after I have walked away from the faith. In my youth, the fascination stemmed from me...

If only the press didn’t print those macabre headlines and lurid stories of actual homicides, or other crimes. If they didn’t tell the truth, or found a way to finesse the facts. If they found a way to portray an alternate universe, or soften...

In 2016, when the 45th president of the United States of America was elected, I was numb with shock, disappointment, and foreboding. It didn’t require uncommon perspicacity to realise that serious trouble was brewing. The ascension of such a man to...

I have become anxious that we in Jamaica avoid the tragic polarisation of the United States (US) body politic in the inauguration week of President-elect Joe Biden. Actually, we have some reason for satisfaction. Never have we had to mount...

Last week’s court ruling that a police search of the Trinidad Express newspaper 10 months ago was unconstitutional was a victory not only for that newspaper, but for press freedom across the Caribbean. For while the case was about Trinidad and...
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