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In this May 2020 photograph a coolie helps an elderly passenger to board the special AC train to New Delhi during the COVID-19 lockdown in Howrah, Kolkata.

Imam Ali, a 1907 Indian immigrant to Jamaica, cried when narrating his story of coming to this island: “Our vision was marred by the exaggerated and inflated picture of prosperity in the promised land; contentment yielded to greed and lust for...
Stefan Richards

At the recent launch of the Special Reparation Issue of the Journal, Social and Economic Studies, hosted by the Centre of Reparation Research, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Stefan Richards...
Patrick Robinson File

By any measure, Les Laing, who passed away recently, was an outstanding Jamaican. He was a member of the historic and memorable Jamaican team – the other members being Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley, and George Rhoden - that defeated the USA in the...

Institutions provide the ‘rules of the game’ for the organisation of activities within a society. By building strong institutions, one builds a strong country. In that regard, the Government of Jamaica has embarked upon the establishment and...

With so much happening in the world today, one may ask, is now the time to talk about gender-based violence? The world is suffering the results of a global pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen for more than 100 years. Many countries are...

This month marks a decade since the start of the ‘Afro-Arab Spring’. Led by technology-wielding youths, these revolutions toppled mummified dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The dry Harmattan winds of this North African spring blew across...

On Sunday, January 31, an article in The Gleaner by Corey Robinson titled ‘Millions for illegal abortions’ was published. This indicated the financial burden the country suffers due to the complications that arise from unsafe abortions, amounting...

The scholarship on reparation for colonial atrocities is growing. The latest publication is Social...

February is recognised as Heart Month. The theme for this year is “Check your Heart; be COVID smart”. There are a number of activities planned during the month. The vision of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is for Jamaicans to have a longer and...

In the mid 1970s, I met a well-known gunman of the time with a lifetime alliance to one of our two political parties. We instantly took a shine to each other, regularly meeting at a nightclub in Cross Roads. Dreadlocks, broad smile, and handsome...
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