HURRICANE SANDY and other weather systems that impacted the island this year have exposed weaknesses in the country's environmental governance structure which require serious attention, if only for the purpose of protecting our fragile economy.
Not surprisingly, and only 10 months after the People's National Party (PNP) formed the Government, The Gleaner has started in earnest an aggressive and persistent campaign against the Government, and particularly, Prime Minister Portia Simpson.
With the euphoria of collecting my degree from former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, lots of joyous smiles, proud hugs and tons of pictures, one would assume that I was on cloud nine. For one of my friends, the rapture of a one-night stand with his canister that contains his bachelor's degree was just that - a one-night stand.
For more than 100 years, the impact of patriarchal values on the marginalised status of women in every society in the modern world has been challenged by individuals and organised groups of women.
I have been rather disappointed to hear much of the public reaction to the security guards' beating of the allegedly gay youth at the University of Technology (UTech) recently. I was in a restaurant watching the noonday news on one of our local TV stations when the video was aired publicly.