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Jamaican American four-star General Colin Powell, who died of complications relating to COVID-19 on October 18 at the age of 84, was one of America’s most well-known public figures, with four decades of service in which he broke down racial...

This is the first in the series of eight articles looking at the ways that the world will change between now and 2050 and analysing the implications for Jamaica’s future. The period to 2050 will be a time of exceptional turbulence. The world is...
Over the last four decades, climate change and global warming have wreaked massive destruction on small islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

It is nothing short of shocking to learn that, despite the fact that the world is teetering dangerously on the precipice of a climate catastrophe with fatal consequences for small island states, some rich nations are lobbying against paying to help...

Every week, some hot political topic pushes back my preferred subject, namely amateur philosophy. For the two readers who’d take the trouble to wade through those ethereal journeys with me, rest assured we’ll soon return to the important questions...

Breast cancer is a significant public health concern in Jamaica. It is the most common cancer affecting women. It represents a substantial threat to healthcare resources and, most important, patients’ quality of life and, ultimately, survival....

Referendums are pretty cool. Rather than waste everyone’s time debating the most controversial issues over and over and over again in hopes of one day reaching a consensus that sometimes doesn’t even exist, we can actually just ask the people what...

Moral suasion with vaccines has suffered a most unfortunate accident and has crashed headlong into its own limitations. It is now lingering outside the gates of a mental hospital pleading to gain entrance. A more robust approach from the PM cannot...

For businesses, delivering quality customer service is a sine qua non for success. As long as the price is affordable and the quality of customer care as well as the goods and services are consistently pleasing to the consumer, they will continue...

One of the best lines in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather comes from a meeting of the key leaders of the Mafia who were told by their unquestioned leader, the Capo Di Tutti Capi, “We are all honourable men here; we do not give each other assurances as...

“You need to control the testosterone levels in this meeting!” admonished my client’s project manager during a site meeting. This still resonates across the years as my most memorable architect’s moment in handling onsite construction where I was...
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