Thu | Oct 17, 2019

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It’s pathetic how obsessed we are with other people’s sex lives, how afraid we are of reality, and how careless we are with our children’s futures. So Delroy Chuck, in opening a parliamentary debate on the report of a joint select committee...

The People's National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are in a war that doesn't involve guns, ammunition and borders drawn. That stupid thing was for another time like in the 1970s when the police didn't really know which side had the...

I consider myself lucky to have two hometowns I love – Kingston, Jamaica, and Glasgow, Scotland, but unfortunately, the two have a sad connection. My current home, Kingston, Jamaica’s capital and economic hub, is ranked the 16th most dangerous...

Last year, The University of the West Indies celebrated its 70th anniversary. There was a special event held on the Mona campus where the university’s significant achievement was highlighted on video. The UWI had accomplished the remarkable feat of...

Having the power to do something is not the same as having the right or authority to do so. Someone needs to advise the main players in our educational institutions that simply because they are in charge, it doesn’t mean that they can do as they...

How long is the Canadian media going to continue skimming the surface issue of blackface without plumbing the depths of the real story of anti-black racism, race and colour prejudice, black Canadians, and white privilege in what is supposed to be a...

In the face of adverse circumstances, the PNP’s secretariat produced a high-quality conference last weekend. Peter Bunting, architect of much of the adversity, did his best to ensure that conference was all about him, not the PNP. According to The...

If there is one freedom that the rich, the middle class, and the poor enjoy equally, it is sex. But sometimes it seems as if the fates have made it out too crude and comedic in the general sense of humour that governs sex. In my close to 70 years...

When do you know you are old? I expect every one of us will reach that conclusion at a different age. Some will associate reaching old age when their employment ends at 65 or 70. Others won’t accept that they have reached old age because there are...

So, states of emergency (SOEs) are once more hot topics. I’ve repeatedly characterised recently declared SOEs as panic-stricken, knee-jerk reactions to long-time, steadily escalating murder rates (no ‘emergency’ there) likely to fail. I take no...
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