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Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Technological innovation and automation are accelerating at a blistering pace, so much so that fears of a dystopian future in which machines and artificial intelligence displace human workers are becoming commonplace.But a future of robots and...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In view of the prime minister's skilful handling of the anti-buggery question from the hosts of Good Morning Britain, I recall back in 2011 when we last heard what Mr Holness thought about taking gays out of the closet and putting them in his...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Words uttered by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes suggest the promising emergence of a transformative shift in the way business will be conducted in the nation's courts.If Mr Sykes has his way, inordinate delays in getting cases to trial and delivering...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' recent positive statements about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Brussels and London will help greatly to disrupt the tyranny of hypocrisy around human rights that has been plaguing our...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers starts, "Numbers have exercised their fascination since the dawn of civilisation. Pythagoras discovered that musical harmony depended on the ratios of small whole numbers and concluded that...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The jewel of social media has come under heavy fire with the recent Cambridge Analytica saga. It was first reported that the data leak affected 37 million Facebook (FB) users; then it was increased to 87 million.Regardless of the figure, the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are several current topics which demand public comment. This week's column is a potpourri.More needs to be said on the granting of indemnity from prosecution to low-ranked Jamaican soldiers known to have invaded the home of a private Jamaican...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am in agreement with Arlene Harrison Henry, the public defender, that the state of public emergency in St James should be ended rapidly.First, the public emergency is being used to justify detentions on a mass scale, which is a serious violation...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Neither surprisingly nor unreasonably, Peter Bunting is being battered for signing, six years after the fact and on the eve of a general election a declaration to the effect that the three soldiers accused of murdering Keith Clarke acted in "good...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness deserves credit for his obviously evolving views about gay rights and whether homosexuals were to be ministers in Jamaica's Government.Asked in a leaders' debate seven years ago whether he endorsed his predecessor,...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The short lifespan of a human being is woefully too brief to adequately witness species change on the evolutionary ladder but socially, it is much different.In 2008, then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, responding more to his base at home than to his...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A former Baptist tutor at United Theological College of the West Indies is now licensed to preach in the Church of England and his wife is now a church warden, a significant position. This discovery was made on a recent visit I made to England to...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was perhaps coincidental that last Sunday while preparing to go to St Thomas, the news featured an item on delays to the start of the improvement project for the coastal road running from Harbour View via St Thomas to Port Antonio, sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

No matter what side of the fence you found yourself on with the Hillel Academy slavery assignment story, and no matter what your ethnicity, we should all commit to making our collective assignment the compensation for the brutality of transatlantic...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Having at first said no to the meeting between Theresa May and Caribbean leaders to discuss the burgeoning humanitarian crisis over Britain's recent treatment of the Windrush generation of West Indian migrants, Downing Street eventually woke up to...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

April is the month of summits. With the Summit of the Americas having ended on April 14, national leaders from CARICOM, including Jamaica, and Canada are in London to participate in the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I write in response to Maurice Tomlinson's suggestion, in relation to anti-sodomy laws that the British government should apologise "for leaving them when they departed." It seems to me that Britain should be commended for its past wisdom in having...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitz Jackson, relying on alarmingly increasing murder rates in non-ZOSO, non-state of emergency (SOE) areas, called for a comprehensive, long-term islandwide crime plan and retreated to an irresistibly political exclamation, "Jamaican lives matter!"...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fifteen months ago when Caleb Orozco succeeded in his challenge against Belize's buggery law, we hoped that it was the start of "a forceful headwind" that would blow away from elsewhere in the Caribbean these antiquated, fire-and-brimstone laws that...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I retain a copy of the report showing Keith Clarke's body sketched on paper and the angle at which multiple bullets entered and exited his body. I remember writing details of that report into an exclusive story for Nationwide Radio and how the...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Whenever something bad occurs, we always want to know what happened. It's not necessarily morbid curiosity, it's usually the need to have all the possible details so that we can avoid the same situation that ended in disaster for someone else.So,...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Who found the history assignment question on African slave torture, set at Hillel Academy for its grade-nine students, objectionable and offensive, giving rise, according to your newspaper, to "intense social media pressure" (the current bane of...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:06 AM

The recent high-school rankings based on the results of the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations should come as no surprise, even though they will induce panic among parents of those who recently sat GSAT or are already...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

You would be hard-pressed to find a sensible person who would challenge Nigel Clarke's broad thesis of what is required for Jamaica to achieve economic independence, as well as his call to ensure that when the country concludes its economic support...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:03 AM

Several months ago, while hanging out with a female friend of mine, I noticed that she was not her usual self. She was subdued and distant. The next day, she called and told me that she realised that she had been feeling out of sorts the day before...

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