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In this first article for the New Year, Myrtha Désulmé makes the case for Haiti to be at the centre of the reparation movement. Haiti celebrated its Independence Day on January 1 and its Ancestry Day on January 2, so this article is a timely...
Figure 2: Felt earthquakes in Jamaica in 2020. Note the large earthquake on the Oriente Fault Zone (magnitude 7.7, top left in the figure) that occurred on the January 28, 2020 (and an aftershock the next day).

Every year, many people in Jamaica feel earthquakes. Some years, there are many, some years there are few. But why do we get earthquakes in Jamaica? This is related to plate tectonics. Plates are relatively ridged parts of the Earth’s crust, and...
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Trump supporters participate in a rally Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Washington. As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of elect

To track Trump’s trajectory of duplicity, stunning incompetence, and destruction, some dates and observations must be recalled. June 2015: This is the one always captioned by “… Trump had slowly descended a golden escalator …” the month he...

This has been a year that has tested each and every person on our planet. 2020 will be recalled as a time of tragedy for those among us who have lost a loved one or have endured illness brought about by the coronavirus. People have lost livelihoods...

Jamaica’s economic performance over the last 58 years has made for uncomfortable reading, especially as it relates to economic growth. Since 1962, we have grown at two per cent or more on only about 21 occasions. The major part of our economic life...

Dr Lloyd Barnett, correctly referred to in a recent Gleaner editorial as “a lawyer and constitutional scholar”, has impactfully alerted us in an article in the Sunday Gleaner to the longstanding reality that: “An important factor that must be taken...

In 2020, the percentage of the Jamaican electorate willing to participate in elections fell to its lowest in over 70 years. At the same time, the proportion of our people prepared to justify a military takeover to deal with high crime and...

On Friday December 3, 2020, there was reported to be “drama” at the sitting of the Senate as Peter Bunting was not able to be sworn in because the appointment of Norman Horne was still in effect. In response to the Friday events, the editorial...

Healthy eating is just as important during older years as it is during childhood. As we age, it is important to eat healthy as good nutrition helps to improve how we feel, helps to ward off sickness, and prevents or reduces the onset of chronic...

I came to Jamaica directly from Zimbabwe, where I served as the Indian ambassador for four years. Even before coming to Jamaica, I was captivated by the great cultural icon Bob Marley, who was the only international artist invited to perform at the...
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