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In Focus

I love all of this focus - this intense focus - on our children in crisis. The national outrage over the abuse and exploitation of our children has forced the Government to push for tougher legislation and has concentrated the minds of our citizens...

The disagreement between the Government and Opposition about the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is merely a symptom of a deeper divide about the Caribbean Community, what part Jamaica should play in it, and, indeed, whether we should be a part of...

Bruce Golding's article 'Civil society's role in governance' (Sunday Gleaner, May 10, 2015) frames very clearly the participatory paradigm involving civil society that is now replacing the purely representational. Although, as he observes, the...

It's official.The director of public prosecutions (DPP) is of the view that egregious nepotism by a public officer in high public office is not corruption. I kid you not.The loud, rumbling noise you hear isn't coming from Caribbean Fault seismic...

A major 201-page US Religious Landmark study was released by the authoritative Pew Research Center last Tuesday showing that Christians have been declining sharply as a percentage of the American population, while the number of atheists, agnostics...

Left-wing, right-wing, it makes no difference. Almost every elected government, confronted with even the slightest 'terrorist threat', responds by attacking the civil liberties of its own citizens. And the citizens often cheer them on.More than a...

The recent news that drones are being considered for use in monitoring Jamaica's marine space is a welcome one. I have long been an advocate of the use of additional forms of technology to assist with managing Jamaica's vast exclusive economic zone...

Political polarisation occurs when an individual's stance and/or vote on a particular issue is dictated solely by identification with a political party and normally occurs in societies such as ours which subscribe to a two-party political system.The...

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The last World Relays in The Bahamas threw up another controversy. Shelly-Ann Fraser's absence from the 4x100m final is a hotly debated issue, and has reminded us that we have a long way to go...

Decolonisation is a process by which nation states reduce their dependency on institutions, structures and processes imposed, copied or inherited from the colonial experience. The ultimate aim is to fashion such to reflect the local realities.The...
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