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An explicit call for international collaboration to halt the flow of guns to the region by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the recent 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, placed the spotlight on trafficking and its linkages to...

Do you remember those little tongue-twister games we played, like, “Robinson Crusoe shaved his beard with a rusty, rusty razor blade”, “She sells seashells by the seashore”, and my favourite, “Mr Smith ship sink.”? My US-based friend, Keith, asked...
 A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, September 26. Hurricane Ian gained monstrous strength as it moved over oceans partly heated up by climate change.

On September 23, at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, made a clear and unequivocal statement concerning the impact of climate change. He said: “Mr President, the effects...

The question of how Jamaica teaches English in schools, and therefore the place the country affords the island’s Creole, was not a topic of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) annual conference last month. Hopefully, La Sonja Harrison’s...

In July 2021, I wrote about Haiti at the time of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. I then gave an overview of the Haitian economy. Since then the situation has worsened. I have been reading a book on Jamaica in 1903, and the negative...

When the UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) began in Portugal at the end of June 2022, it marked three decades since the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declared that islands were severely threatened by climate change. Since then,...

It ought to have long been obvious that the regulatory oversight of Jamaica’s environment is in crisis and urgently in need of overhaul. Last week’s repudiation by the courts of a 2018 decision by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (...

One of dominoes’ key strategies is to keep it tight. You should always try to limit opponents’ options. Say a game proceeds with partner posing double-six; left-hand-opponent (LHO) playing six-five; you, five-four; right-hand opponent (RHO), six-...

The Transatlantic slave trade was not an event. It was an ongoing system of brutality and dehumanisation that our African ancestors endured for over 300 years. Unfortunately, when Emancipation was announced in 1838, the torment did not cease....

The Government, through its spinmeister, Robert Nesta Morgan, continues to engage in strategic ambiguities over the use of Jamaica’s arable land for real estate development, rather than declare an end to, or placing a long-term moratorium on, the...
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