|Less care of boys
Girls are favoured over boys in the provision of high-quality health care and expenditure on medical treatment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported recently. The report suggests caregivers, who are mostly mothers, generally spend more on girls' health than that of boys.
Change of hearts! More Jamaicans want casino gambling legalised
The tide of public opinion regarding casino gambling is changing. Now, more Jamaicans want the Government to legalise gambling of outlawed casino games, such as roulette and blackjack, than those who are against the controversial amusement.
No to gays running for public office - survey
Although Jamaica is considered the most politically tolerant among several countries in the region, most Jamaicans would not support a known homosexual running for public office.
Immigration changes in Britain worry Caribbean
new immigration pro-posal announced recently to increase citizenship fees and landing charges for visa holders arriving in the United Kingdom (UK) has left Caribbean nationals and non-European residents in Britain worried.
Castro made his mark ... Intellect impressed Manley
FIDEL CASTRO stepped down as Cuba's president last week, ending a romantic, yet acrimonious 49-year tenure. Few leaders in modern history matched the bearded, cigar-smoking revolutionary in terms of longevity, charisma and resilience.
Libel reform critical to governance issues
President of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Desmond Richards, is passionate in his welcome of the Government's decision to review the country's libel laws, to give the press more power to uncover public abuse and the mishandling of power.
Point and Counterpoint
A report submitted by the Abortion Policy Review Advisory Group recommending, among other things, the repeal of sections of the Offences Against the Person Act which addresses the termination of pregnancies, has stirred up a great deal of debate. Below, we publish a sampling of views on both sides of the debate.