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Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:07 AM

The gods of Africa are angry. Kenyan intellectual, Ali Mazrui, enunciated the concept of Pax Africana in 1967, arguing that Africans must create, cultivate, and keep peace on their own continent. His related principle of “continental jurisdiction”...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Technology is exponentially pushing the bounds of possibility and changing the face of human interaction. Smartphones and social media have experienced explosive increases in popularity in the last decade. With the rise in use of these platforms,...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Social media has become a vital online space where many youth have voiced their opinions, networked, shaped their personal styles and formed ideas on the world in which they live. It enables simplified avenues for income through social media...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:20 AM

Violence has been a plague in the lives of many children across the world. The World Health Organization describes violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:20 AM

In Jamaica, the month of May is celebrated as Child Month. Therefore, one can expect an increase in the visibility of local children-advocacy efforts and mainstream media’s general focus on children rights and the issues affecting their growth and...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:20 AM

This past week, I had the good fortune, on behalf of NIA, to present and share perspectives at two important virtual forums. One was on the theme “Linking Good Governance to National Development”, sponsored by the JAMP and the PSOJ, with the...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:18 AM

It was the summer of 2010. Our 15 year-old son was about to select his A-level subjects. He thought he would simply choose the subjects he enjoyed the most. This sounded reasonable. After all, that’s what I did myself. But as a mother, I felt...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:17 AM

I thought I was free, I thought everything was fine. My country, however, did not think the same way. We were going to be in a state of lockdown for two weeks. It was only Saturday, the lockdown started on Monday. The news that weekend was filled...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:17 AM

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, a collaborative initiative of Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) and The Gleaner, continues to provide a round-up of key issues around reparation on national, regional and international stage....

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:09 AM

We recently compared the previous and current legislation governing insolvencies. We also looked at how the Insolvency Act (2014) has made significant improvements benefiting both companies and individuals in the event of financial distress. In...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:07 AM

About a year ago when Jelly made contact with me, it was mostly about a time not so far back in her life when she met a 30 something plus Jeff when she was just a sliver over 16. At 18, she began living with him. For the next six years, she floated...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:13 AM

There is a discomfiting contrast between developed and developing countries with regard to vaccines. The former is far advanced in administering vaccines to their population, and the latter are, for the most part, struggling to source them. Up to...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:13 AM

In her recent article “Control the Developers”, Honor Ford-Smith asked, Why is nobody listening? What is the role of the prime minister in this? Is he listening to the voices that are speaking out? Where is NEPA in this and the NWA? Where is the...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:12 AM

This is my memoir about COVID-19 and my experiences. The memoir talks about what happened before COVID-19, and then in the middle of the memoir, I compare the differences. This memoir also gives different experiences of people around me and the...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:11 AM

“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known.” Less than a week ago, I saw a picture of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central George Wright standing outside the door of a...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:07 AM

After a few months of effusively contemplating her next move, rumbling, glowing thoughts of magnanimous proportions, the La Soufrière volcano in my home country of St Vincent and the Grenadines erupted – explosively. On April 9, the new normal...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:23 AM

The continued membership in the House of Representatives by Member of Parliament (MP) George Wright reminds us that there is one job in Jamaica where the employer and paymaster have no power whatsoever to fire the employee in under five years, even...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:22 AM

The evolution of the MSME sector in Jamaica along with the thrust towards its survival in light of the challenges currently being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, have opened renewed conversations on the topic of microfinance. It is pertinent that...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:19 AM

In today’s Reparation Conversations, the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) provides a round-up of key reparation news on the international stage. These represent successes of the movement, an indication that activism for redress for historic...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:18 AM

“Mr Wignall, you haffi talk to di Government an mek dem stop dese price increases. Poor people have less money, an now price raise up.” Clarice has a shop and bar. Her man operates a small gaming operation. I was forced to tell her that both of the...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:11 AM

What do those of us who were born and raised under the clock want for our cities, our neighbourhoods, our communities in this region that is our home, the home of our children’s future? Kingston is the place where Garveyism, Rastafari, and reggae...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:14 AM

The Motion for Suspension of George Wright MP, notice of which was given in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, was erroneously blocked by the Speaker, and as a result, a dark cloud of suspicion remains today over the Parliament. The...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Like most instances of madness in this world of digital distress, many of us saw the blurred video of something appearing to be a man and a woman doing something. Maybe to each other. But it wasn’t quite clear. After that, the floodgates on all...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Professor Edwin Samuel Jones, Ed, as he was affectionately called by faculty and by associates alike, was my very dear friend and deeply admired colleague for over 50 years. Ed’s earliest engagement with the university world over a half century...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 11:50 AM

Access to investment and finance has defined how island states are able to progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and plan their post-pandemic economic recovery. With the pressure of the last twelve...

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