Sun | May 16, 2021

Commentary

Opposition motions usually grow cobwebs in Jamaica’s Parliament. That mustn’t be allowed to happen to the one on George Wright. In fact, the Speaker, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, must, at the next sitting of the House, announce when the matter will...
Andrew Holness

By virtue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) framework, we had revised many of our laws to clarify, and to give institutional definition around things like incentives and so forth, and it was a sentiment shared across the floor that this...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Everywhere yu turn, apartment building a go up inna Kingston. Di developer dem lik down one degeh-degeh house, an next ting, one hell of a apartment building put up pon di lickle spot. Look pon di corner a Munroe Rd an...

May is chock-full of themed days that remind us of our commitments to children and youth, which are great for generating attention, for smart photo ops and high-traffic social media posts. The month is branded Child Month, topped annually with a...

Recent cases of child sex abuse (rape, buggery) have provoked horror and disgust in some quarters, and the lynch mobs are knotting their ropes. But where do child abusers come from? Are child abusers born that way, or are they made so by their ‘...

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness may have had a lapse about the job he holds, its authority and responsibilities, and the risks inherent in it. In which event, he perhaps needs a whisper in the ear from his wife and fellow parliamentarian, Juliet...

COPING WITH the death of a child is one of the most painful events that parents may experience. For this reason, it is frequently referred to as ‘the ultimate tragedy.’ April 2021 marked nine years since Elaine Powell*suffered the tragic loss of...

The date was Friday, April 19. I was in good spirits. I was born on a Good Friday – April 19. So it was my birthday. In addition, the editor had selected my article to be the Letter of the Day. Vanity aside, I was particularly pleased at the...

THE CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) must resist the pressure of the umbrella regional teachers’ organisation to dumb down this year’s school-leavers’ exams. Education ministers, students and their parents, too, should not want to be part of...

THE YEAR 2021 is the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV 2021). In the Caribbean, with a high level of non-communicable diseases and COVID-19, it seems most people still do not consume the required daily amount of fruits and...
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