Sun | May 28, 2017

Commentary

While we are disappointed about the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) inability to arrive at a consensus on an approach to Venezuela's political crisis, we are encouraged by the Community's reiteration of the principle of "non-intervention and non-...

These days, the longstanding expectation that prisoners would be put to work for society's benefit has been basically outlawed, and so, being idle, jailbirds tend to have a lot of time for exercise, to catch up on the latest news, and for deep...

Jamaican art critics can be very intolerant. Not just the professionals who arrogantly expect us to take as gospel their point of view. It's also the amateurs who depend on the evidence of our own eyes to pass judgment about the value of art....

West Indies cricket fans may well suffer more emotional hardship than other fans in any other sport anywhere in the world. How many other fans can say that they grew up watching an all-conquering team that ruled the world and now have to suffer the...

Philip Sherlock, as a young history teacher at Calabar High School, recounted this conversation with his headmaster, the Rev Ernest Price: "'Couldn't we teach some West Indian history, some Jamaican history?' I will never get over the fact that he...

A significant, but little noted, positive corollary to Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda's inelegant handling of the conflict-of-interest controversy over the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) planting of grass on his private farm is a plan by...

On Sunday, the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (Jamaica District), in an impressive display, celebrated 50 years of autonomy from the British-founded denomination. This act of autonomy was following the lead of the Jamaican...

I am likely to see Smoky about three times per week, but, of course, it depends on how often I visit the little spot close to the car wash. He is fully adorned in framed wire on his back, an extension of it runs to a crown of sorts on his head, and...

The current cass-cass over grass involving Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda should impress upon all Jamaicans the true nature of our politics: to use his words "nasty, stinking; at the garbage level". Many of those at the heart of our political...

Like Theresa May, the British prime minister, we, too, are horrified and sickened by Monday night's terrorist attack at a concert venue in the city of Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and scores more injured.For, as Mrs May said, all...
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