Sun | Jul 5, 2015

Commentary

Jamaica is into its annual convulsion over drought and the restrictions on water supplies by the near-monopoly supplier of the commodity, the government-owned National Water Commission (NWC). The country will, of course, muddle through this latest...

Quite unsurprisingly, last year's water restrictions have been followed by similar announcements this year. Many Jamaicans may be able to list the number of times in the past that we have had two successive years of record drought and of water...

For many black Jamaicans, 'Chin' is still the generic name for all Chinese people. It doesn't seem to matter that Chinese Jamaicans have many other names such as Chang, Chuck, Chung, Fong, Kim, Kong, Lee, Leong, Lim, Lue, Mock, Shim, Tenn, Yap, Yee...

The mumbling Noel Arscott had a brief interlude of verbal clarity in the House the other day, in rebutting Desmond McKenzie's accusation that fear drove the Government to postpone municipal elections, perhaps by as much as 18 months.The...

Depending on who you talk to, Stephen Francis is either a genius who has come to put Jamaica's track and field on the map, and should be celebrated at every turn, or he is a selfish, arrogant, unpatriotic coach who couldn't care less about Jamaica's...

A politician's lot is not a happy one. Getting involved in politics carries danger for the aspirant's reputation. It is always open season for stalking politicians, and members of parliament are fair game for the hunter who may wound but shed no...

"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less'.'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'" [Lewis Carroll, Alice...

Quite understandably, Michael Lee-Chin received quite a bit of notice the other day for his demonstration of physical fitness with 50 push-ups that hardly broke a sweat. But in-between this bout of lightheartedness, Mr Lee-Chin, the majority owner...

The killing of nine persons at the Emanuel African Methodist Epi-scopal Church in South Carolina in the United States, including the 41-year-old senior pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney, has spurred debate about whether the families of...

When WILL we divorce our blindness and hypocrisy about the impact our music can have on people, including their treatment of people from vulnerable and marginalised communities such as gays and lesbians and women and girls? It has been most painful...
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