Tue | Oct 17, 2017

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It is perhaps true that Jamaicans are not given to critical thinking, so they readily imbibe the populist spiels of politicians and others who hold power. On that matter, we defer to Clement Lambert, a lecturer at the School of Education at the...

Economists live in self-constructed bubbles that exclude reality and treat statistics, surveys and numbers as divine.It's sad, because they only ever experience mathematics gone mad. In that regard, they're a lot like some doctors. I've always...

"... One orb to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."Five months ago, during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, he was invited to open the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (I'm not making that up.) The huge, darkened room...

With the political squall over Shane Alexis' candidacy for the South East St Mary by-election, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has promised to make a Cabinet submission that he hopes will lead to a constitutional change making non-Jamaicans ineligible...

All eyes are turned towards the South East St Mary by-election. Because of the close parliamentary seat count delivered by the last general election, both parties desperately want a win there.How interesting, therefore, that the contest should...

On National Heroes Day, when three of our national heroes were founders of the first three modern political parties, we have a house full of 'foreigners'. We fought for the right of universal adult suffrage, which we gained in 1944. Somehow in 1962...

The Peter Tosh Museum opened on October 19, 2016 to an invited audience. On November 1, at the public opening, I was moved by the first group to visit - schoolchildren from the Horace Clarke High School in St Mary, Jamaica. What a beautiful thing...

Last Monday, I got a call from FLOW. It was a nice lady offering reparation. She admitted that I had, in fact, requested a service package with long-distance calls! But somehow, my request didn't get into the system. That's how I ended up with an...

The United States says it will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018 in what could be interpreted as a move to push the body to make fundamental changes being demanded by Washington. The reason given was UNESCO's anti-Israeli bias.Indeed, this...

Please allow me to respond to your Letter of the Day published on October 9, 2017 under the title 'Intensify dialogue on scrapping buggery law'. The letter was written by the Bishop of Buckingham (England), along with Father Sean Major-Campbell....
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