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Commentary

Jerome Jarrett

The Chinese use two brushstrokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brushstroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognise the opportunity. This proverb summarises the approach that individuals...
Dr Desmond Thomas

The marathon five-month stand-off that held Guyana in limbo leaves lingering questions regarding the soundness and stability of the country’s political environment. The country can breathe a collective sigh of relief, and the new government get on...

In this environment, Fayval Williams wasn’t going to have a quiet introduction to her new job. But the new minister has to move quickly to engage all stakeholders in the education process, including parents, lest her absence of a honeymoon descend...

The contribution of the late United States (US) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the upliftment of women globally, including here in Jamaica, must never be underestimated, much less forgotten. From very humble beginnings, Ginsburg, who...

I am uncomfortable. When COVID-19 reared its ugly head and was threatening to evolve into a global pandemic, I thought our Government and our Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) did a great job preparing us for its impact. There were public...

My symptoms began with an itchy throat and a dry cough early one morning. I thought that I was having a post-nasal drainage because the cough was not frequent or debilitating. By mid-afternoon I was feeling lousy. I was still coughing and had minor...

More than 60 per cent of the electorate didn’t bother to vote in the latest election because they don’t see their interests connected to the outcome. No, the numbers were not frightened away by the coronavirus or fear of violence. It was just that...

Mia Mottley’s commitment to within 14 months repatriate Barbados’ greatest symbol of sovereignty, by removing Queen Elizabeth as the eastern Caribbean island’s head of state, will hopefully prove a catalyst for faster action on the matter in...

Americans go to the polls on November 3, 2020, with President Donald Trump up for re-election. He will face the Democratic Party contender, Senator Joe Biden. Public opinion polls suggest that Biden is odds-on favourite to win this hotly contested...

Almost all of us are frightened, on some level, by the raging pandemic that has hit us. For those of us who made the very challenging and sometimes unpopular decision to send our children off to college, the related concerns are many, especially...
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