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Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:07 AM

The latest development concerning the coronavirus pandemic is the pending approval in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, and elsewhere, of several vaccines with the potency to immunise individuals against the infection and spread...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:05 AM

Two Fridays ago, another fracture was applied to the frail and wobbly body of the People’s National Party (PNP). It was another tragic act in what is either deliberate farce or accidental comedy. In the PNP’s post-election chapter, it presents...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Twenty-seven percent of women and four per cent of men polled across the world say they have experienced sexual harassment in a one-year period alone, according to a Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) study published in 2018. For too long, women,...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Damion Crawford, People’s National Party (PNP) vice-president, senator, and spokesman on culture and entertainment had a supersensitive, private telephone conversation with two PNP-connected ladies sometime in September. Recently, it was leaked,...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:06 AMNorty Antoine - Guest Columnist

In 2015, I conducted a rather small study on the impacts of WhatsApp group chat on tertiary-level students’ perception of a first-year composition course that they were pursuing. That study was eventually presented at a conference in Ohio themed’...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 9:34 AM

Over and over, our political leaders have promised us to implement the measures necessary for much- needed changes to our Constitution. In 2022, Jamaica will celebrate its 60th anniversary of Independence. Unless we begin to implement the...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:05 AM

The reparation movement has a long genealogy. It started as a fight for freedom by those captured and sold into slavery in the Americas and subjected to unimaginable abuse by enslavers and continued on the heels of Emancipation as formally enslaved...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Human rights and constitutional violations in Haiti have been ignored for too long by the Organization of American States (OAS). The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has also avoided dealing with incendiary political issues in Haiti. Meanwhile, more...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Not long after Omar Davies was handed the peachy sweetness of the safe People’s National Party (PNP) seat of South St Andrew in 1993 so that he could be named minister of finance, he had a wake-up call about violence, criminality, and gunmen. He...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:08 AM

This outgoing year of 2020 is extraordinary. We have experienced the most serious global pandemic in a century, which is still wreaking havoc across the world. Some countries are facing the threat of a second wave of infections. To contain the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:20 AM

I love Christmas. It’s more like I adore Christmas and have done so my entire life for as far back as memory serves. I am a social person, and Christmas fulfils my mothering urge in every way. I love shopping Christmas sales for bargain gifts for...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:20 AM

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke The controversy surrounding the recently named committees of Parliament continues. It started with the replacing of the opposition chairmen with...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:19 AM

Governments in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and hurricanes. The Central American countries are echoing a call previously made by Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:18 AM

It Has long been established that it is socially acceptable to trust the village pastor over the town pickpocket. But even though the pickpocket may have a sharp knife in his waistband and may use it if cornered, most times, he sticks out, and he...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:17 AM

In my first class in violence studies, my white female professor stated: “There are two philosophical pillars that guide violence experts that make us different from development practitioners. 1. Every perpetrator is also a victim. 2. Saving or...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:17 AM

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living. In the presence of diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar(glucose) levels. It is not only the type of foods or the combinations thereof that you eat, but also how much and...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:15 AM

In the second of the guest column, ‘Reparation Time’ in collaboration with The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies. CRR’s first Research Fellow, Dr Ahmed Reid, highlights the disparities and the large deficits...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:07 AM

I recently took up gardening as a hobby. Aside from being very relaxing and fulfilling, it is also quite informative. For one, it helps to remind me of my limitations, where I may have extraordinary success in one area, yet fail miserably in a...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:07 AM

(I am confident that when all the votes are counted in the United Stated presidential election, Joseph R. Biden will be elected president.) President-elect Joseph (Joe) R. Biden’s history of strong support for multilateralism in dealing with...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:06 AM

The direct effect of COVID-19 on children appears less severe when compared with adults. A small per cent may have severe presentations, especially those with underlying health conditions. Rarely, healthy children with COVID-19 develop inflammation...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:06 AM

It was must-watch television in the 1960s to early 1970s. Hogan’s Heroes was an extremely comedic spoof on the antics inside a German prisoner of war camp. In one scene, a sullen-faced SS officer says to the camp commandant, “The SS has no friends...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Over these recent weeks, the news media have stirred a pot that has brought back to the top of mind several awful memories that relate to the period of 1976 to 1980 in Jamaica, a volatile and interesting period. I was a teenager at that time and...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:12 AM

“Democracy is messy, and it’s hard.” – Robert Kennedy, Jr. After more than 200 years, the American journey “to form a more perfect Union” continues, with important lessons for other countries pursuing a democratic path. According to Harry...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:12 AM

At the time I am writing this column, Thursday night at 11 p.m., the votes coming in from Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina have not yet been fully counted. In an election where voter turnout has hit records and mail-in...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Established on December 5, 1974, the institute is present in 14 CARICOM member states and serves a collective population of approximately 6.2...

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