Tue | Jan 24, 2017

In Focus

Let me make something 100 per cent clear: I'm not a 'defence lawyer'.Frankly, I don't know what a 'defence lawyer' is, but I know I'm not one. To be even more specific, from the very first day I graduated law school, I've acted unfairly by insisting...

The problem of child sexual abuse is an endemic in Jamaica. And it has been for a long time. It is just that we are more sensitive about, and morally outraged by, this issue than previous generations.It was a couple of years ago that it dawned on me...

Yes, the thing we all believed could never happened, has. Look at the bright side. Nobody in Jamaica will ever have to listen to another American lecture on how backward we are compared to them.Donald Trump rose to power on a wave of the sort of...

For all the greatness that clergymen and women impute to David and even describe him paradoxically as 'a man after God's own heart', I've never been a big fan of his. And no, it is not because he cheated in the fight against Goliath, but because he...

The firestorm generated by my column last Sunday is still raging. Unfortunately, but predictably, there has been more heat than light and a surfeit of shadow boxing, shallow thinking, and strawman argumentation.It has been emotively characterised...

There have been reports in the media of remarks made at the recent opening of the 2017 Hilary Term at the Supreme Court about the increase in the number of new cases coming to the Home Circuit Court for trial.In our justice system, more serious...

I'm back after a holiday break.And I've been thinking, which reflective holiday breaks allow one to do better. Famed Gleaner columnist Morris Cargill wrote from his deathbed 17 years ago: "Martin Henry thinks too damn much". To honour Cargill, I...

He who is without sin cast the first stone? Well, if you think such a disclaimer offers latex-like protection, then you have provoked this child to wrath, and I bend over backwards to no man, even if he is a man of the cloth.True, I totally believe...

I am tired of writing about crime. I keep saying the same things over and over. The majority of Jamaicans have no need to be convinced of the commonsensical  things which I   say,  but our elite dominates  traditional media...

In the past, I have refrained from endorsing prayer breakfasts and national marches by the 'people of faith', and nothing will make me hug up the Heal the Family, Heal the Nation service which was hosted by The Power of Faith Ministries...
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