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People, including young students, are ­generally proud to declare that they hate maths, wearing it like a badge of honour. Even though it is a practical subject, many ­people approach maths with trepidation. They find the ­subject boring and...

Maybe we can get through the climate crisis without a global catastrophe, although that door is closing fast. And maybe we can cope with the huge loss of jobs caused by the revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) without a social...

Give us this day our daily bread. Regardless of whether it is leavened or unleavened, made by the sweat of my brow or somebody else’s, low salt or high sugar, bulla or cob, bake or roti, bun or roll, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m a bread-aholic. As...

This month, I was travelling on a first-class ticket on Delta Airlines from Atlanta in the United States to Kingston, Jamaica, and had a major disappointment. I visited the lounge in Atlanta, under the mistaken view that a first-class ticket...

The closing arguments in my last article surrounded a view espoused by the late emperor, Haile Selassie, that evil men triumphed because those with the power to stop them did nothing. I am happy to see that over the last week, at least two...

Even if the Integrity Commission might argue that the law dictates that the purchasing cost of real estate be disclosed in the statutory declarations of public officials, we do not think it beyond the imagination of the anti-corruption body to...

I have read Yvonne McCalla Sobers’ contribution to The Sunday Gleaner of August 11, 2019, titled ‘Abortion: Whose decision?’ and have the following two scientific comments. The first surrounds McCalla Sobers’ claim that unsafe abortions are the...

The Government of Jamaica is the 51 per cent majority shareholder in Noranda Bauxite Company, while the remaining stake is held by private owners. I am extremely grateful to the Maroon community warriors who drew my attention back to this fact as I...

The development status of members, i.e., whether they are designated developed, developing or least developed countries (LDCs), has now become a contentious issue at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Note that all WTO members are not countries....

The recent publication of the 2017 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), showing a 2.2 percentage point increase in the rate of poverty, has set off...
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