Sun | Feb 23, 2020

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“Call me Fatty.” I could tell her story but she wanted a name change. Hers is the wickedest bun story I ever heard. At the time, she was living with her baby father in the house they had bought together. Often, her best friend would come over and...

A major thrust of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen’s 2020-21 Throne Speech was that economic independence for Jamaica is no longer a dream. It is becoming a reality. That reality was encapsulated in the theme “Towards a Decade of Growth”,...

There has been, in recent times, a strong effort to encourage critical thinking among students. It is considered that critical thinking is an important aspect of training people to think so that they can be more productive and positive in their...

A few weeks ago when another extended moment of hell exploded at the bus hub at Chancery Street in St Andrew and a few more of our Jamaicans entered the realm of those who were shot dead, one side of Buzzer’s bus was shot up and the windscreen was...

Normally, we would save year-in-review articles for December or even January of the following year. But January 2020 feels like a whole year by itself so we might as well break with tradition and give the longest month of the year its due. It was...

In terms of my expectations for economic success for Jamaica, I wonder whether I am too hard on the country, and is it really doing much better than I give it credit for. On February 3, 2020, The Gleaner pointed out that the international ratings...

The unprecedented level of domestic violence, especially against women, that our beloved country has witnessed in the past few years is not only as a result of a negative subculture, but some of its roots can also be attributed to certain decisions...

‘Demagogue’: A demagogue or rabble-rouser is a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting emotions, prejudice and ignorance to arouse an audience, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation. –...

“You do know that song is about celebrating scamming, right?” “Yes,” he replied. “But you do realise that a lot of the same rich people I target got their money from scamming one way or another. What I do is to right their wrongs and give back some...

Prior to our Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, our women never had the right to vote. Fast-forward to our 2016 general election, we find a record number of female house representatives sitting in Parliament. We elected our first female prime...
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