Sun | Aug 1, 2021

In Focus


Sam Sharpe

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, a collaboration between The Gleaner and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), University of the West Indies, Professor Verene Shepherd, director of the CRR, reflects on another Emancipation Day...

Richard Azan

Richard Azan and Ian Hayles have in common the fact that in September 2020,both of them were swept away by the Andrew Holness and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political tsunami. After that, the differences between the two People’s National Party (...
 Far too many Jamaicans are victims of discrimination and inequality. It’s so commonplace that we know the stories and can detail how these negative experiences impact people’s lives in a multiplicity of ways.

The Jamaican Emancipation and Independence projects are not yet complete. Much work is left to be done to fulfil the dreams of those who fought tirelessly and sacrificed their lives for us to be free and independent. Yes, there is a lot we can be...

Has the political party formerly known as the People’s National Party (PNP) changed its name to Better Rise United Clique Up Party (BRUCUP)? Although I haven’t seen an official announcement, this must be so because in any other party, the immediate...

On June 22, the Government made a decision, which it knew was a big gamble on its part and on the part of the country. The big players in the tourism sector were reaping early rewards for their jump-start on opening. Those in the entertainment...

Many of us in the Caribbean are deeply saddened by the recent developments in Haiti and in Cuba. We are also saddened and concerned by the lame, inconsequential response by CARICOM on the assassination of Haiti’s President Moïse, which was ignored...

The year 2020 will be remembered as one where a bad situation for many of our fellow Jamaicans got even worse than they had ever imagined and challenging for them even to think of how to address their needs for food, clothes, shelter, medicine, etc...

Haiti represents an unfortunate conundrum for the Caribbean as it has long been plagued by instability. To date, no clear solution has emerged on how to address the nation’s challenges. Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, increased...

For the small island developing states of the Caribbean, the issues of food security and malnutrition are closely tied to agri-food trade, owing to the region’s dependence on food imports and the food-lifestyle choices of the population. Given...

So, despite arrogant, bigoted chants of “Football is coming home” from British boors, “home” turned out to be Rome. Then nerdish liberals (and BoJo) suddenly sounded astonished (nothing was said when spectators booed teams who kneeled before an...
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