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Commentary

We have twice, in recent weeks, commented on the passing of two talented and stalwart public servants - Herbert Walker and Gordon Wells - whose deaths appeared to have been little noticed by officialdom.The response, or lack thereof, was unfortunate...

On Heroes Day of this week, an unprecedented number of 15 people were given national honours for their contribution to sports. None of the 15 people were recognised for what they did this year, in particular.In virtually every case, people were...

At the turn of the 19th century, only a small portion of the Jamaican population was even nominal adherent to the Christian faith. The Anglican Church - the church of the colonial Establishment - maintained about 20 church buildings across the...

"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem," read the Facebook update. So said, so done. Within a couple of days, the #MeToo hashtag...

Either the newspapers did the esteemed scholar and Anglican prelate, the Most Reverend Dr John Holder, a disservice in the reports on his presentation at the recently concluded Intimate Conviction conference at UWI or else my senior colleague could...

It is perhaps true that Jamaicans are not given to critical thinking, so they readily imbibe the populist spiels of politicians and others who hold power. On that matter, we defer to Clement Lambert, a lecturer at the School of Education at the...

Economists live in self-constructed bubbles that exclude reality and treat statistics, surveys and numbers as divine.It's sad, because they only ever experience mathematics gone mad. In that regard, they're a lot like some doctors. I've always...

"... One orb to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."Five months ago, during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, he was invited to open the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (I'm not making that up.) The huge, darkened room...

One of the most beautiful things about observing modern life in the tropics is the ease with which so many now share all the underlying parts for the world to see. By this I mean, lately, my gaze has been fixed on the abundance of our undergarments...

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is a company of potential good but whose existence as a political football, and often a feeding trough, weakens its value to commuters and the national economy.The latest trading of accusations between the...
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