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Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 9:18 AM

The exact year when Jesus was anointed as the Messiah was foretold by the prophet Daniel – “Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince shall be...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Women and men are not the same, and they will never be. A while ago, a video in circulation ridiculed the European Union for supposedly claiming that “women equal men” and “men equal women”. That is to say that we are all the same. That assumption...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Online publication The Daily Beast carried an article last Wednesday which stated in part, “It’s been said that if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns – but that is not true in Japan, which has some of the strictest laws on the books...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

A significant positive correlation between a country’s information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and its economic growth has long been the received wisdom. Promoting policies and plans that inure to the roll-out and...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

March is Women’s History Month. So this latest ‘Reparation Conversations’, done in collaboration with the Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies, outlines some reasons why Caribbean women deserve reparation. Verene...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

For three years of my career, I was deeply involved as the United Kingdom’s leading official in Commonwealth matters. The highlight of this time was the meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, of all the Heads of Government in 2003. Her Majesty, the Queen, was...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:19 AM

About 40 years ago it was my observation that the judiciary, many of whom were baring their faces as sons and daughters who looked like the majority of our people, that is, black-skinned, were much too anxious to persecute poor black-skinned people...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:19 AM

Nigeria’s former finance minister under the Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) and Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015) administrations, 66-year old Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, takes over as director general of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) on March...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:16 AM

Jamaica has six national symbols: the Coat of Arms; the National Flag; the National Bird (Doctor Bird); the National Tree (Blue Mahoe); the National Flower (Lignum Vitae); and the National Fruit (Ackee). These symbols relate to its national...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Two of the fundamental principles underlying Jamaica’s system of constitutional democracy are: “a) Governmental Accountability, b) Transparency”. (Access to Information Act 2004). Additionally, chapter 3 of Jamaica’s Constitution states that “All...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:15 AM

At the recent launch of the Special Reparation Issue of the Journal, Social and Economic Studies, hosted by the Centre of Reparation Research, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Stefan Richards...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:15 AM

Imam Ali, a 1907 Indian immigrant to Jamaica, cried when narrating his story of coming to this island: “Our vision was marred by the exaggerated and inflated picture of prosperity in the promised land; contentment yielded to greed and lust for...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:12 AM

By any measure, Les Laing, who passed away recently, was an outstanding Jamaican. He was a member of the historic and memorable Jamaican team – the other members being Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley, and George Rhoden - that defeated the USA in the...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:10 AM

I became a strong advocate for public-private partnerships while doing research for a course of study in health economics. This is based on my belief that government, business, and society are all inclusive to the development thrust. However, in a...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:10 AM

The work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) takes me and my team to boardrooms and ball fields; to powerbrokers at the pinnacle of policymaking, to unsung heroes influencing change in marginalised communities. Now, when I walk into...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Last year was a most disgusting time and place to be. A global disease was ravaging the people in every corner, and very few us us knew the best way to escape its clutches. By the end of 2020 as we knew more but at the same time were still firmly...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Imagine the Jamaican police raiding the offices of a media house, trying to find the source of a story about a senior cop! This was exactly the situation faced in 2020 by the Trinidad Express newspaper. However, the Trinidad Express had a powerful...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:13 AM

Washing hands, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings are the surest ways to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 infection and to facilitate recovery. Similarly, more effective sanitising of Jamaica’s social and economic order against the...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:13 AM

It was not so long ago that early one morning we drove out to the West End of Negril and settled by an inn overlooking one part of the gem of the Caribbean Sea. We had a bottle of champagne. I took some pictures. Later we bathed in that sparkling...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Institutions provide the ‘rules of the game’ for the organisation of activities within a society. By building strong institutions, one builds a strong country. In that regard, the Government of Jamaica has embarked upon the establishment and...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

With so much happening in the world today, one may ask, is now the time to talk about gender-based violence? The world is suffering the results of a global pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen for more than 100 years. Many countries are...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:08 AM

This month marks a decade since the start of the ‘Afro-Arab Spring’. Led by technology-wielding youths, these revolutions toppled mummified dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The dry Harmattan winds of this North African spring blew across...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:22 AM

On Sunday, January 31, an article in The Gleaner by Corey Robinson titled ‘Millions for illegal abortions’ was published. This indicated the financial burden the country suffers due to the complications that arise from unsafe abortions, amounting...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:11 AM

The scholarship on reparation for colonial atrocities is growing. The latest publication is Social...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:08 AM

February is recognised as Heart Month. The theme for this year is “Check your Heart; be COVID smart”. There are a number of activities planned during the month. The vision of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is for Jamaicans to have a longer and...

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