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Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMArnold Bertram

In 1934, Osmond Theodore Fairclough (1904-1970) returned to Jamaica, only to find that 100 years after The Emancipation Act, the racist society created by plantation slavery was alive and well. Fairclough, a black man, after graduating from Calabar...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMArnold Bertram

The anniversary of Emancipation provides the opportunity to explore the rarely discussed phenomenon of Jamaica's black and coloured slave owners. In 1833, the year the British Parliament passed the Emancipation Act, an estimate of Jamaica's...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 2:13 PMArnold Bertram

Today, the delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) will ratify the election of Peter David Phillips as the fifth president of the PNP. It will be the first time since the founding conference in 1938 that a party president will be installed by...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMArnold Bertram

The recent surge in the murder rate and specifically the shooting of a nine-month-old baby has left the society in a state of shock and heightened insecurity. The perpetrators of these crimes can be traced directly to the breeding ground for...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMArnold Bertram

The performance of the Jamaican athletes at the Rio Olympics not only confirmed Jamaica's status as a sprinting superpower, but once again exposed the enormous talent and creativity that reside in the two social classes at the base of Jamaican...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMArnold Bertram

It was during the rule of Oliver Cromwell (1649-1658) that England launched a military campaign to capture Spanish colonies in the Caribbean.The enterprise was called 'The Western Design', and some 3,600 men were recruited. However, only a few had...

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