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Spirits were lifted in the country this past week. That is usually the case when the topic is track athletics. I must confess that I was not as confident of the usual Bolt/Shelly-Ann successes.On the men's side, my fears stemmed from the fact that...

I honestly would like to write another column on the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, especially since Usain Bolt shoved the Gatlin challenge back down his throat along with a good dose of pride.Like every Jamaican and those who advocate...

Usain Bolt's awe-inspiring, thrilling victories in Beijing were not just a triumph of talent and training. It was a triumph of will; a triumph of spirit; a triumph of character.Best-selling celebrity Jamaican-Canadian writer Malcolm Gladwell puts it...

On World Mosquito Day (August 20), the KSAC and the South East Regional Health Authority teamed up for a town square meeting in Mandela Park on chik-V and ZIKV, two new mosquito-borne diseases. A much less exciting affair than the gatherings in the...

Crime and violence should not be left to National Security Minister Peter Bunting or to the police force alone; crime fighting should be everybody's business. Crime is not only affecting the People's National Party or the Jamaica Labour Party; it is...

A vote by the world Seventh-day Adventist Church last month to retain the status quo of barring women from being ordained pastors has earned them much abuse in the Jamaican media. The church has dared to violate a cardinal virtue of 21st-Century...

For many years, Rosie would complain of joint pains but she never visited the doctor. She worked all her life braiding the hair of white tourists in Ocho Rios.She recently had to stop working because the joint pains in her hands and knees had become...

Jobs will be lost! This is how mergers work when there are overlaps or duplication of skill sets. With their proposed merger, there will be no way around this, given that both RJR and Gleaner are primarily known, respected and trusted for their news...

It's fashionable to honour modern, strong Jamaican women.It's also right. But I find many modern 'feminists' too ignorant or forgetful of women upon whose shoulders they stand, but for whose usually unheralded courage and accomplishment, despite...

Marcus Garvey would've been proud of Raphael Young. We know Garvey. Or so we think. Last Monday, August 17, his birthday was commemorated in little pockets here and there under the theme 'Liberate the Minds of Men through Education'.Garvey scholar,...
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