Sun | Jan 24, 2021

In Focus

Denise Antonio, UNDP resident representative.

The year 2020 was one of great testing, reflection, and recalibration for all of us due in large part to a global pandemic that redefined all we knew about crisis response and management. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi...
Earl Bousquet

In this week’s REPARATION CONVERSATIONS, a partnership between The Gleaner and the UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), Earl Bousquet highlights the life and contribution of Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis. The article coincides with the...

Camel mounted Border Security force soldiers make a formation during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi, India, Thursda

It was 71 years ago, on January 26, 1950, as India’s Constitution came into effect, the country embarked on her journey as a republic. Our constitution gave us rights as citizens of a free democratic nation, but also placed on us the responsibility...

In this first article for the New Year, Myrtha Désulmé makes the case for Haiti to be at the centre of the reparation movement. Haiti celebrated its Independence Day on January 1 and its Ancestry Day on January 2, so this article is a timely...

Every year, many people in Jamaica feel earthquakes. Some years, there are many, some years there are few. But why do we get earthquakes in Jamaica? This is related to plate tectonics. Plates are relatively ridged parts of the Earth’s crust, and...

To track Trump’s trajectory of duplicity, stunning incompetence, and destruction, some dates and observations must be recalled. June 2015: This is the one always captioned by “… Trump had slowly descended a golden escalator …” the month he...

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the chronic deficiencies in our education system while spurring discussions on the need for mental-health and academic support for students. I, for one, applaud the Government’s decision to establish the COVID...

Most Jamaicans woke up to the news of COVID-19 in March 2020 when a Jamaica-born woman living in Britain travelled to attend a funeral in St Thomas. By mid-year, the spread of the novel coronavirus was more understood even though many of us were...

While “COVID still a keep” and each of us must better observe the rules to manage the pandemic more successfully, 2020 is now history, and history has lessons to teach, providing we are willing to learn. Two such lessons we need to emphasise. One...

As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on some of the positive initiatives that have been deployed by island communities around the world. Island economies have been some of the worst affected globally by the pandemic, with key...
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