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The story of Ainsley Rodhen offers a clear and compelling reason to celebrate in one of the most unsettling times in human history. This B.B. Coke High School graduate has successfully shaken the label of ‘ward of the state’ and is proudly wearing...
In this September 11, 2001 file photo, United Airlines Flight 175 collides into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the North Tower.

The globalisation agenda was jolted into a new reality in 2001. The most heinous of terrorist attacks in modern history against the United States on September 11, 2001 (9/11) sparked an unprecedented security threat on a global scale posed by...

It used to be “Have fun will travel” until the World Trade Centre, Homeland Security and COVID-19 replaced travel with travails. Given that many Caribbean countries imposed severe punishments for breaking the present regulations restricting free...

ALBERT EINSTEIN said, “In the midst of crisis is opportunity;” no truer is this than the current COVID-19 global pandemic. It has accelerated the pace at which the world has gone digital, transforming the working environment, the way we carry out...

Few will demur at the idea of Toots Hibbert joining the handful of celebrated figures, including the Jamaican language poet Louise Bennett-Coverley, and the reggae singer Dennis Brown, who are interred at Jamaica’s National Heroes Park, although...

In the past week, there have been developments in other areas of the region’s foreign trade agenda which are of note. They are as follows: • CARICOM-USA – The USA has extended the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) for 10 years to 2030...

We like to say “Things and times have changed.” In the case of virtual schooling, it’s the times that have changed things, and drastically, too. One of the biggest changes I’ve picked up is the shift in priorities, now that schools have essentially...

We welcome the relative candour with which the authorities, including the army itself, have spoken about last week’s alleged attempt by two soldiers to use a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) bus to smuggle marijuana, leading to a chase and gunbattle...

While representing Jamaica at the United Nations Security Council at the turn of the century, there was a buzz about an article in The New York Times which detailed what was characterised as excessive military spending by the Chinese government....

The world is now grappling with a global pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV-2), and we must admit that we are now facing a crisis of biblical proportions; however, Paul Romer, a Stanford economist, in 2004 reminded...
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