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Chloe Brown. Imani Green. Christina McFarlane. Mishane McFarlane. Let us never forget their names. These are some of the children whose lives have been cut short by a bullet from a gun. Pervasive gun violence represents a grim tide that has been...
Cuba’s Director General of US Affairs Carlos Fernández de Cossio (centre) puts on a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, after a press conference in Havana, Cuba, on January 12, 2021. The Trump administration has re-designated

As they are preparing to exit the White House and the State Department on January 20, the outgoing Donald Trump administration has planted some explosives for the foreign policy of the government of Joseph Biden Jr. A grenade has already been...

One night in The Bahamas, staying in a hotel with a casino, I learnt a major lesson about my relationship with God. I fancied myself a poker player in those days and, with nothing to do and temptation a short elevator drop away, I indulged. I...

The Ministry of Foreign Relations condemns, in the strongest and most absolute terms, the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act. For months...

Judge Vanessa Baraitser of the Central District Court of England and Wales reached the right decision against extraditing Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States, but for the wrong reason. Which is bad for journalists and journalism...

“ Thou shalt not lie” from The Ten Commandments “… the truth will set you free” John 8:32 “Speak the truth and speak it ever, cost you what it will …” Memory Gem Like many people, last Wednesday, January 6, I watched on television the...

Occasionally, whenever I watch cartoons, there is a genie somewhere in the show that pops out the bottle and tells its captor that they have three wishes. I’ve always wondered why the boy or girl doesn’t simply use one of the wishes to wish for...

There were a few bits of good news to be salvaged from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s (STATIN) report on the economy for the 2020 third quarter, which – as everyone knew would be the case – was overwhelmingly bad. According to STATIN, the...

“ Too many voices on my head, like my ears are seeing red.” (Rob Giles) These lyrics aptly describe the variety of actions and mixed messages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The collision between government policy, scientific research,...

During my childhood, I was in awe of America. I watched American films and television shows, read American comics and magazines, and listened to and enjoyed American music. I visited New York and Florida on several occasions and enjoyed visiting...
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