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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...
Locally grown fruits and vegetables on display at Denbigh Agriculture Show in 2016.

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...

P.J. Patterson, a former prime minister of Jamaica, has this newspaper’s support in his call for greater collaboration between Africa and the Caribbean in global affairs. But as Mr Patterson knows, while the interests of countries and regions may...

On behalf of the academic and non-governmental organisations (The Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Diabetes Association of Jamaica), members of the National Mirror Committee (NMC), we are very concerned about recent developments in relation to Final...

Two Fridays ago, while getting ready to go to work, I came across an interesting meme on Instagram. It read: “Let me tell you how real depression is: There are people alive only because their children are.” I found it interesting because I knew...

The length of the term of president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and that organisation’s unique executive structure are pertinent matters for debate by people vying for the leadership of the JTA. But a more urgent issue is the vision...

There is a spectrum of men who produce children. Many men are fertilisers who simply fertilise eggs, with little or no affection or loyalty towards the female or his progeny. Some men only produce children to validate their manhood and to fit in...

Absent schooling and present hunger are the plagues afflicting two-thirds of the Jamaican people right now. Tell mi is lie mi a tell. Last week a horrid and dangerous consensus was finally admitted. It isn’t 120,000: it isn’t even 200,000 of our...

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ latest assault on the jurisprudential merits of jury trial begs for a serious debate on the matter, including a philosophically grounded rejoinder from the defence bar, lest their resistance to bench proceedings is seen...
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