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At their summit in Barbados in a week’s time, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders must clearly articulate their vision for the Commonwealth, including how they expect the organisation to serve their interests, and whether its current secretary...

I grew up believing that Jesus was a white man. The Jesus I saw in my grandmother’s illustrated Bible was white, as well as the one in the framed ‘Sacred Heart’ picture displayed prominently in her living room...

In my recent column ‘Read the Bible Literarily, not LITERALLY’, printed in both the Jamaica Observer and the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, February 4, I stressed the need to recognise various literary features of the kinds of literature in the Bible...

“And you shall know the [bitta] truth! And the [bitta] truth shall set you free!” The Book of John 8:32 The Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has the fastest-growing economy in the world today, with an average growth rate of 9.5 per cent...

We believe Kingston’s Mayor Delroy Williams is sincere when he articulates his vision for transforming Kingston into a great place in which to live, work and spend leisure time. Indeed, business people and residents have been yearning for that kind...

“I love you” are three of the most life-changing and relieving words that bring melody to the human ear; yet, this affirmation of affection or deep care is one that is hardly uttered by many men. Former American psychologist, Abraham Maslow, in...

The Yoruba in Nigeria call it ‘Agbalumo’, Hausas know it as ‘chiwo’ and to the Igbo it is ‘udara’. Throughout Africa they boast about its many health benefits. One writer claims it can do everything, including preventing gum diseases, minimising...

Whether it was of its own volition, or nudged by the Holness administration, the Integrity Commission’s appointment of Greg Christie to be its executive director was an inspired move. At the same time, no one should expect that, in his new position...

I am sure almost all of us who live in Jamaica have to go through two, three or four police/military checkpoints as we go about our daily business. What do the authorities hope to achieve by these operations? Do the young boys and girls who staff...

Many of us have never been homeless, but thousands of Jamaicans live this reality on streets, in open lots, and in abandoned structures. A recent interaction with a homeless person struck a deep chord with me and caused me to reflect on life. It...
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