Mon | Jan 27, 2020

Commentary

We appreciate America’s policy, reiterated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Jamaica last week, that it isn’t US policy to disclose why it revokes travel visas issued to individuals, as has happened to two senior Jamaican...

Violence in Jamaica is a perennial problem. Our murder rate is consistently in the top 10 globally. During the first half of the first month of this year, about five times more people have been murdered in Jamaica than were killed in Singapore,...

I still vividly recall those high school days, at St George’s College, when I walked to the heart of Parade in downtown Kingston to catch a ‘Jolly Joseph’ (Jamaica Omnibus Service) bus home. Sometimes I was lucky enough to see a number 1 bus parked...

We are all emotional beings. The problem is that one half of the world’s population is consistently being told they are not emotional but rational. And this is the badge of honour they wear. When the going gets tough, they must muster up all the...

The University of the West Indies welcomes opportunities to participate in this meaningful discourse on higher education funding within the Caribbean context. It is arguably one of the main development challenges facing our regional community...

Recent happenings at two of the country’s tertiary institutions have demonstrated how things can fall apart when boards do not give reasonable attention to their legal and ethical responsibility to provide oversight of the institutions they are...

It just happened in Jamaica, but with a vengeance and some missiles. According to The Gleaner (January 13, 2020), vector-control personnel carrying out fogging exercises are facing hostility from residents across Jamaica, with the latest reported...

Years ago, I did a small study exploring the experiences of male victims of domestic abuse in Jamaica. As I recall, the literature had no explanations for female abusers not being able to control their emotions, or that it was their fathers’ fault...

Perchance no one in Jamaica has paid attention, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), concerns over political divisions notwithstanding, may be on the cusp of the long-elusive economic breakthrough. The issue is whether Jamaica is ready to grasp the...

As someone who has studied both the natural and social sciences, I have been fascinated by the concept of entropy. Entropy is defined as “the degree of disorder” in a system, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the entropy of the...
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