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GUYANESE Dr Yesu Persaud’s death last week, at the age of 93, did not command too much attention in Jamaica. Not even the island’s private-sector institutions seemed to notice much. There was no significant statement of his seminal contribution to...
Police patrol a section of Franklyn Town last November. A blanket state of emergency was imposed in all Kingston police divisions last year.

The Government continues its obsession with its favourite diversion, namely, states of public emergency (SOEs). Wherever the prime minister or national security minister is heard these days, they are drowned out by the sound of toys being thrown...
Only 22 per cent of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

ONCE AGAIN, our lives are being disrupted by a COVID-19 wave, the fourth since this wretched pandemic began. This surge is being driven by the Omicron variant, the most transmissible to have evolved so far, with local positivity rates climbing...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Nuff a di Seventh-Day Adventist dem inna Jamaica backward, backward, backward. Mi couldn’t believe it when mi hear seh di President a di North Jamaica Conference, Dr Karl Archer, interview Dr Burnett Robinson fi di talk show...

Maybe Transport and Mining Minister Audley Shaw and Rev Dr Rohan Ambersley, of the Sterling Castle New Testament Church of God, live in different countries, because they didn’t make the connection with the other. Thank God for the sociology; we...

While politicians oscillate between outrage and sorrow at the murder rate, the perpetrators of these heinous crimes walk freely in their own sovereign states within Jamaica. The Gulag Archipelago is a non-fiction literary work by Russian writer and...

KIERON POLLARD, the captain of the West Indies limited-overs cricket team, was refreshingly frank about his team’s failings in their 2-1 defeat by Ireland in their recent One-Day International (ODI) series, and the generally poor state of batting...

I WAS in the Bahamas working with health department employees, community leaders and hospital staff on dengue prevention. When we wrapped up a session, one of the participants who knew I was staying at the Atlantis asked, “So you’re in the casino...

Rejecting the accusations of bullying and despotism that were levelled at Mia Mottley, the overwhelming majority of the electorate of Barbados returned her and her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to government for a second consecutive term at a general...

NOW THAT Kavan Gayle, a government senator and head of the trade union aligned to the ruling party, has added his voice to the matter, the administration may be inclined towards a robust discussion of how Jamaica might implement an unemployment...
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