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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...

More reports of children being sexually abused by men of the cloth; Pastor and Jesus and not the same; blind trust is dangerous, and too many sheep put the Pastor above the Bible. However, the abuse is not only sexual. Many so-called pastors...

Last Thursday, one of my mischievous friends sent me the link to a Gleaner article with this headline: ‘Holness urges developers not to be thwarted by ‘bad mind’.’ The subject of the email was, “Is all like you Anju throwing word on.” I had a...

It took the Jamaican State more than 100 years to learn that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) cannot effectively police itself. For decades the JCF had a Professional Standards Branch, headed by an assistant commissioner, with a department...

For the past year, the world’s efforts have been focused on beating back the worst effects of COVID-19, underscoring the relevance of scientific evidence in public health policymaking. The experience of places like the United States and Brazil...

DONNA PARCHMENT BROWN, the political ombudsman, should stay her haste in asking Parliament for additional powers against politicians who break election laws or breach the codes by which they agree to abide during campaigns. Last week, Mrs...

It should be obvious at this point that online schooling was a failed experiment, a trial-by-fire that many students could not withstand. Education in general has been on a major downward spiral for a while now. Last April, The United Nations...

LAST WEEK, I had the opportunity to present recommendations from the 2020 General Election Campaign Review Report which was prepared by the Office of the Political Ombudsman. This was the first time a review of this nature has taken place in...

It may indeed be true, as the officers of the People’s National Party (PNP) allege, that there is more that unites than divides them, thereby providing a basis for the party to rebuild itself into “a formidable and unstoppable” political force. The...

The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held its 52nd session virtually on June 1-2. It was chaired by Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith. COTED...
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