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Intimate partner violence is such a norm nowadays that experts have developed classifications like physical, verbal, economic, emotional, psychosocial and sexual violence that women – and girls – are likely to experience.

When Burnett Robinson, senior pastor of the Grand Concourse Church in the Bronx, preached his sermon on November 13, he did not know it would be his last. But he dug his own professional grave with his words. The Seventh-day-Adventist Church was...
Delano Franklyn

President of the Senate Tom Tavares-Finson, who former Prime Minister Edward Seaga once described as being from ‘good stock’, was at his party-political tribal best in the Senate on Friday, November 26, when he railed against Opposition senators...
The hidden danger of trans fats in our everyday foods is real and present. As consumers we all need to be aware of what we are eating. Our manufacturers must be required to include all ingredients on labelling including  front-of-package labels.

Jamaicans have the right to the best quality, healthiest food possible, but we are totally unaware of the presence of one of the most harmful ingredients, trans fats, which are hidden in many of the packaged foods that we eat every day. In a recent...

Among the most nonsensical statements uttered by a British Parliamentarian and repeated in the British newspaper, The Sunday Times, is that Barbados will become a republic at the dictation of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The...

This is the sixth in a 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 first article in this series suggested that the reforms needed to avert...

I’m still kicking myself for a minor error in last Sunday’s column ‘Corruption: public enemy number one’. I dated PNP MP Heather Robinson’s resignation from representational politics (after refusing to “hug up gunmen”) in 2012 instead of 1996 when...

Just two days before, a double hit job had snuffed out the lives of two men. In the little joint about a hundred metres away from where blood was spilled, the place was packed with men talking about everything else but murder. “Tings a tun up fi...

Rarely in the world have women’s and girls’ rights been challenged in such a concerning way as they have been in Afghanistan. The European Union (EU) has made it clear that future EU development assistance will depend on the respect for norms on...

The 1692 ‘Plan of Kingston’ laid out by John Goffe was an economic enterprise and business venture established by the Monarchy of England, Jamaica’s governor, privateers, pirates, buccaneers, and planters. As merchants, many of these persons held...

Public Enemy Number One in all “Developing Nations” is corruption. EVERY national failing and social evil stems from that root. Jamaica’s economy is stagnant because fiscal and monetary policy is often corruptly implemented. Government contracts...
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