Tue | Jan 17, 2017

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It would be a mistake if, in the midst of their crisis, the Moravians of Jamaica were to merely circle their wagons and nurture a grievance of persecution, of which, judging by the remarks of some of their congregants and pastors, there are...

When I was a lad in the late 1980s, a pastor happened on my community in south St Catherine. I say happened on the community because he had no family or close friends who you could say attracted him to the place. It's as if he just showed up one day...

During my brief hiatus, many readers complained that I'm drifting away from my roots."Too much politics!" they grumble. "Not enough satire and dominoes." It turns out the educated elite hate my intermittent forays into lyrics; the people for whom I...

In their time of crisis, the bishops of the Moravian Church in Jamaica mustn't rely on the example of the Roman Catholics in America and elsewhere in dealing with their own.Nothing must be swept under the rug, or be perceived to be so done.That is...

Last week's column, 'No Beach For Local Tourists', touched a very sensitive nerve. I got so many emails from both Jamaicans and other Caribbean citizens who are very concerned about the way in which hoteliers dominate the conversation about public...

I'm told about a security guard down at the old Public Works Department who used to see a 'worker' go out the gate daily with a wheelbarrow full of rubbish, supposedly to empty it into the gully. One day Guardie just got a sense and, feeling...

There is a vigorous debate taking place across the country. It is a debate necessitated by the spate of murders and the need to suppress crime at the expense of civil liberties and human rights. There have been 41 reported murders up to January 12....

If reports prove true, it is likely that the mother of the 15-year-old girl alleged to have had intimate relations with a pastor will soon be charged with, at the least, child neglect.I am in many psychological places with this. One part of me is...

For a culture that prizes secrecy, Jamaica is shaping up to be a different place in 2017 because of the growing nationwide clamour for openness, transparency and accountability.Rocked by recent allegations of a pastor of the Moravian Church having...

Our future depends on the success of our girls, yet their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are disregarded and minimised every day. It is not uncommon to hear Jamaicans say, 'Is just a little sex'. The recent allegation of rape of a...
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