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Jamaica is not expected to share the same geopolitical considerations as developed countries with respect to the management of the world’s oceans. But a recently launched review, by a British parliamentary committee, of the United Nations...
The espousal of the Christian tradition by the majority is bereft of a beautiful, vital and, for most of us, an indispensable praxis of reason and faith, giving existence sublime meaning and purpose.

The Gleaner editorial puts it well in this weekend’s edition. “..There was a time when deep religious values formed the underpinning of Jamaican society... .” The remark was made in the context of the criminal distortion of ‘religious’ practice by...
In this February 2021 photo, a motorcycle rider, injured in a four-vehicle collision on Hope Road in St Andrew, looks on as members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force assist another rider to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

My interest was piqued when I noticed the articles by Tarik ‘Zawdie’ Kiddoe, motorcyclist and founder of the Back To Basics Mission, and medical doctor Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC). Mr Kiddoe was passionate...

Describing a religious formation as a cult is not helpful, as modern use of the term is really a form of hate speech rather than a technical description. Originally the word ‘cult’ was related to ‘culture’, and referred to a set of religious...

We previously highlighted how socio-economic status affects early detection of breast cancer, prompt treatment, and overall survival among ‘lower-class’ women. An important realisation was that women from less affluent regions suffered higher...

No one, insofar as we are aware, has asked for running commentaries on the investigations being done by the Integrity Commission (IC), Jamaica’s premier anti-corruption agency. What people want is to know that the commission is actually doing its...

The prime minister and the current administration boast about the expansion of Jamaica’s road network, and have stated on several occasions that they have made the most road improvements that this country has ever seen. I often wonder if the...

This month marks 156 years since the massacre of Stony Gut. While the wickedness of the British and their Maroon collaborators was unleashed in places as far apart as Manchioneal and Coley, it was always clear to them that Stony Gut had to be...

Everald Warmington’s case for why the auditor general, Pamela Monroe Ellis, shouldn’t be a member of the Integrity Commission (IC) deserves serious attention and a response from policymakers and legal drafters of its merit, and whether a critical...

Last week, following UNCTAD XV, the first segment of the 15th UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP15) was held virtually hosted by China, October 11-15. The second segment, which, it is hoped, will be in-person, is scheduled to be held in Kunming,...
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