Sun | Feb 19, 2017

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Last Wednesday, a middle-age-to-senior citizen-sounding man called me on radio and was up in arms with the Government and the police over the focus on the recent hoopla regarding ‘rusty-back’ men having sex with children, when in his...

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse than Trump aide Stephen Miller's royal proclamation (in the wake of the courts overturning the infamous travel ban from mainly Muslim countries) that "the powers of the president will not be questioned...

Figurative fingernails having been pulled from the cliff's edge of party leadership to which they'd been clinging, Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller finally agreed to plunge into the unknown waters of retirement on April 2.Like many of her crucial...

Every proposal to have the Jamaican language function as a formal language of education alongside English in a fully bilingual education system is met by the clearly irrelevant point that 'English is the global language'.Every UNESCO research paper...

There’s a new army in Jamaica, and they are recruiting. This is not an army that fights with guns and M16s  – though they are militant about their cause. The tools of this army: knowledge, passion, determination, smarts, love. The...

"At least a quarter of our population live on captured land, almost one-third of the population steal their electricity, while almost two-thirds of the water supplied by the National Water Commission is lost or stolen, which means many children are...

The very first time I saw her was in 1980. She was standing atop a vehicle in a blue jumpsuit with a megaphone in her hand. And, boy, was she fiery that day as she thundered about the unemployment of her constituents in South West St Andrew and made...

The Church, generally, but the Moravian Church, in particular, faces a deep and difficult crisis occasioned by the recent arrests of some of its leaders for alleged sexual relations with minors. The management of this crisis will tell us a good deal...

During the 1970s, Jamaica completed the mental decolonisation process, having legally cut the umbilical cord in 1962.Starting circa 1981, when the first satellite dish was introduced, Jamaica began genuflecting to a new colonial master, namely the...

It was another wild week in Trumpland America, with presidential executive orders and pronouncements that brought many to the streets in angry protests over what was seen as the betrayal of long-held and sacrosanct American values.Around the world,...
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