|The Church and secrecy
EVERYBODY, INCLUDING some who may well be sex perverts themselves, has condemned the action of the 46-year-old married deacon, Donovan Jones, who was allegedly complicit in the sexual escapade of some teenagers involving a 14-year-old girl.
Losing the human rights plot
IT'S HARD not to admire those who spend a lot of time and energy for little pay defending the rights of the less fortunate. So, I greatly respect bodies like Amnesty International and Jamaicans for Justice.
Celebrating Independence ... through community building
JAMAICA ENTERED its Festival/Independence celebration season in June. Occasions like Independence should cause us to reassess, each year, where we are as a country, and what we need to do to get to where we want to be.
Strong leadership required to transform public sector (Part II)
IN PART one of this article, I wrote that "A lean, mean enabling public sector is a necessary condition to achieving a better quality of life for all Jamaicans," and that MoU2, like MoU1, is antithetical to this concept of the public sector.
Book review - Insightful, incisive task of 'Reclaiming Development'
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT has seemingly disappeared from the forefront of Caribbean economic thought, given the battle to curb external debts, cope with rising fiscal deficits, and deal with the economic fallout from the loss of guaranteed preferential...
Who remembers Norman Washington Manley? (Part I)
ON TUESDAY last, the 113th anniversary of the birth of Norman Washington Manley passed without much fanfare. There was the usual ceremony put on by the state at his birthplace in Roxborough, Manchester.
One elevated Jackass
THE RECENT confusion and distress about the dissemination and results of the National Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), forced me to think of a time when the children of the poor who attended primary schools were more preoccupied with learning to read...
The last Samurai
SO THE World Cup ended last Sunday, not so much with Italy triumphant as with the shock of Zidane abruptly headbutting the Italian defender Materazzi to the ground and being sent off.