Fri | Nov 17, 2017

In Focus

Andrew Holness has stirred up a hornets' nest, and if he does not navigate this one skilfully, he is going to get a sound whipping over his temerity to want to ban parents from beating their own children.The State can 'tolerate slackness' by banning...

The people of neglected St Thomas are again in a rebellious mood. They have had many good reasons, because of state neglect, to have rebelled again since 1865.For days, last week, they "put their shoulders to the wheel", as National Hero Paul Bogle...

I am neither a cockroach nor a fowl, but I cannot keep my mouth shut in this minor tussle, where the facts, the minister of national security, and the commissioner of police appear to be on different pages.But my first caution to the powers that be...

Ideas have consequences. And some of those consequences areunintended consequences.The Protestant Reformation had massive consequences for the 16th century, in which it occurred, and in every subsequent century up to now. We live in a world in which...

In the year 2000 when the nation experienced another of its spikes in the murder rate and some influential members of the big business community made sufficient noise, the politicians reached for the Crime Management Unit (CMU) and made SSP Reneto...

Much has been written in the press about the provision of legal education, the latest being the comments of the minister of education of Jamaica.In the analysis of these issues, it is important to refer to the historical and logical basis for the...

If it's an accurate reflection of the energy, political savvy, and determination that the then opposition JLP brought to the by-election in North East St Ann in mid-2001, we can safely remove the present PNP Opposition from the heater and call it...

Regular readers recall that I recently spent time in MoBay because The Old Ball and Chain's 'baby' required surgery.As I wrote then, although we were booked in the fabulous Half Moon Hotel, Old BC insisted that we live at the hospital, where she...

Is it only people who are bored or discontented with their marriages who cheat? Is cheating a sign of some inadequacy in a marriage? Do happy couples cheat? Yes, says marriage therapist Esther Perel in her new book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking...

Economic and social outcomes in Caribbean countries following their independence were impressive. Per-capita incomes rose sharply, poverty declined, and impressive strides were made in increasing life expectancy, reducing infant mortality, and...
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