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Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In Part 1 of this series, I explored what I regard as the issues facing the Moravian Church. I argued, in the February 5, 2017, In Focus publication, that the current crisis wherein some ministers have been charged for alleged sexual misconduct...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I have turned down opportunities to host radio talk shows. I would be a marketing disaster. Few people would be interested in listening to me in this tribalised society. I am not hysterical, sensationalist, hardline, doomsday, andbelligerent.I am...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"May as well dem give har it," said Fedo to me. We are at a spot way north of Papine and the discussion was mostly about crime, the police, and the way forward for the leadership of the JCF."Why do you believe it is the best thing for Jamaica to...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

So, Lisa Hanna seems intent on separating herself from the pack and proving she's a genuine national leader. Those (both of you) who read these rambling rants should've discerned by now, she's my number one pick for PNP leader. I don't mean some...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Orville Taylor

Somebody died because she was on the back of a motorcycle when someone drove a motor car and collided with the bike. She was the pillion and someone's daughter, sister, friend and mother....

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday was the first anniversary of that February 25 general election that returned Andrew Holness and the JLP to government after one term out. Had it not been a weekend day, the 25th would have been payday. But the prime minister was not...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:51 AMOrville Taylor

Last Wednesday, a middle-age-to-senior citizen-sounding man called me on radio and was up in arms with the Government and the police over the focus on the recent hoopla regarding ‘rusty-back’ men having sex with children, when in his...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse than Trump aide Stephen Miller's royal proclamation (in the wake of the courts overturning the infamous travel ban from mainly Muslim countries) that "the powers of the president will not be questioned...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Figurative fingernails having been pulled from the cliff's edge of party leadership to which they'd been clinging, Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller finally agreed to plunge into the unknown waters of retirement on April 2.Like many of her crucial...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It had to come to this: a revulsion and backlash against fake news and 'alternative facts', which had for long inundated social media and the Internet, masquerading as liberation from 'controlled news sources' by the elite.The rise of 'citizen...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Every law takes away some of our rights.That's why there are anarchists. Anarchism is not lawlessness, as we are often led to believe. Anarchism is a political philosophy that holds the State to be undesirable, unnecessary and, in fact, harmful, and...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Like some persons who read Ian Boyne's article in The Sunday Gleaner (of January 8 and January 15 this year, in which he called for the suspension of some of our constitutional rights in Jamaica's fight against crime, I was compelled to ask the...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:44 AMImani Duncan-Price

There’s a new army in Jamaica, and they are recruiting. This is not an army that fights with guns and M16s  – though they are militant about their cause. The tools of this army: knowledge, passion, determination, smarts, love. The...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Our loving leaders are handing out gifts for Valentine's like card sharks dealing poker. Just as we're told it's safe to go out again by a 'crime plan' presentation that would've made my old Crown and Anchor man 'Boot Heel' proud, here came...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

My critics have provided not one practical measure that could possibly save lives tonight. Not one. They howl about 'knee-jerk' reactions, rail against my 'panicking' and putting forward 'bankrupt ideas that have not worked in more than 40 years',...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Every proposal to have the Jamaican language function as a formal language of education alongside English in a fully bilingual education system is met by the clearly irrelevant point that 'English is the global language'.Every UNESCO research paper...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"At least a quarter of our population live on captured land, almost one-third of the population steal their electricity, while almost two-thirds of the water supplied by the National Water Commission is lost or stolen, which means many children are...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Delete the video from your phone, you pervert! Unless you are sending it to the police. And, for the record, if you are sending it to any other police officer who is not involved in the case, you are guilty of child pornography.If my language is...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Church, generally, but the Moravian Church, in particular, faces a deep and difficult crisis occasioned by the recent arrests of some of its leaders for alleged sexual relations with minors. The management of this crisis will tell us a good deal...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For the last dozen years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been scaring the world with its annual Global Risks Report.The brightest, biggest spot at the WEF last month was the arrival of President Xi Jinping, the first Chinese leader to attend the...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The very first time I saw her was in 1980. She was standing atop a vehicle in a blue jumpsuit with a megaphone in her hand. And, boy, was she fiery that day as she thundered about the unemployment of her constituents in South West St Andrew and made...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It was another wild week in Trumpland America, with presidential executive orders and pronouncements that brought many to the streets in angry protests over what was seen as the betrayal of long-held and sacrosanct American values.Around the world,...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

During the 1970s, Jamaica completed the mental decolonisation process, having legally cut the umbilical cord in 1962.Starting circa 1981, when the first satellite dish was introduced, Jamaica began genuflecting to a new colonial master, namely the...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, andnothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open."(Luke 8:17)As both a Christian and a child advocate, it is deeplydisturbing that it is the case of a Moravian pastor...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The famous Doomsday Clock set by the world's most eminent atomic scientists was set at two and a half minutes to midnight on Thursday, a 64-year high, partly because of Donald Trump's assuming the United States presidency.The symbolic clock, which...

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