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When , as the expression goes, the team that set about designing a thoroughbred came up with the camel, they produced quite a worthy animal – one well adapted to its environment. But camels do not win thoroughbred races. Hopefully, Jamaica’s...

Fabian Lewis’ recent letter to the editor in The Gleaner sought to characterise the well-meant call for trying Ivermectin in the fight against the pandemic as “… not only half-baked, but deeply dangerous”. Mr Lewis also attempted to smear the...

Did you see the television clip last week of beautiful Afreen’s mother, herself very unwell, who brushed off her own pain and poverty to devote her whole being to coping with her daughter’s talent and sickness? That’s real heroism and real holiness...

More commonality was shown by CARICOM countries in a vote on Tuesday June 15 at the Organization of American States (OAS) than has been seen in recent times. Eleven CARICOM countries joined 15 other member states of the OAS in adopting a...

If 68 comes before 69, what comes after 70? Forgetting the jokes and tongue-lashing from my friends, male and female, about my 69th year, the answer then, now and in the future, as I head into my 76th year, is back pain. In fact, from 70 onwards,...

The great virtue of democracies is not only that they give expression to the will of the majority, but, also, that they protect the rights and interests of the minority. This is a principle of which we did not expect to have to again remind Marisa...

Jamaicans need to eat more locally produced food, particularly fruits, vegetables and tubers, so that we import less and keep healthy. The 2021 Global Report produced by The Food Security Information Network points to a food crisis driven by...

Sociologists like myself begin with the assumption that human beings are rational, that is, they ground their behaviour in certain precepts and logic. And, therefore, to explain why people behave the way they do, these underlying precepts and logic...

IT MAY be merely coincidental that Herman Athias’ resignation as the chief information and technology officer at the University Hospital of the West West Indies (UHWI) followed immediately on this newspaper’s report on the bungled implementation...

KINDLY ALLOW me to comment on the Gleaner article ‘Why didn’t she call me?’ published on June 8. A 49-year-old lady apparently committed suicide by driving her vehicle into the Rio Cobre on June 4. If she had made a simple call to a friend or...
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