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TWO YEARS ago, Richard Byles’ highlighting of the need for upskilling, to ensure better-paying jobs in call centres, upset a lot of people in the industry. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector’s bosses should, though not necessarily...
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AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN and Pacific (ACP) Day is customarily commemorated on June 6, which is the date on which the Georgetown Agreement establishing the group was signed in 1975. This year, the 45th anniversary, the day will be official observed on...
We must contemplate how we will sustain students’ meaningful engagement online.

THE COVID-19 experience certainly serves to emphasise the need for educators to be flexible, dynamic, innovative, and have personalities that captivate students’ interests. In the context of designing plans to ensure the education system does not...

SEVERAL MONTHS ago, I saw a group of workers, mostly young to middle-age men, whose jobs involve intense labour on construction projects. In spite of their hardiness, I found that several of them had no idea that they were hypertensive and two...

In the face of the recession caused by COVID-19, sensible people would hardly demur to the need for the Government to relax its fiscal targets, including the 2026 timeline for lowering the national debt to 60 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP...

I know Peter Phillips to be an exceptionally decent man with expansive ideas about and for Jamaica. So when he assumed financial direction of the nation in 2012, despite the extraordinarily difficult circumstances, I expected great things. He...

Two Saturdays ago, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer displayed the megawattage brilliance of dancehall culture. Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe logged on to witness the stellar clash on the Verzuz stage created by the African...

It is unsurprising that the Government of Jamaica returned to the Parliament with a recast Budget for 2020-2021 fiscal year. The developments since March 10, 2020, when Jamaica recorded its first case of the highly contagious COVID-19, are...

All lives matter, and that includes the police officer who killed George Floyd, kneeling into his neck as he cried, “I can’t breathe,” while the cop, still putting his full weight on him, seemed to be taunting him to get up. Floyd’s brother,...

It is easy to romanticise about the good old days of Air Jamaica as a letter writer did recently while calling for a rebirth of the “little piece of Jamaica that flies”. Indeed, this little airline brokered a pride in its citizenry that is hard to...
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