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I had not seen one of my patients for way over a decade. I knew her parents long before she was conceived. I saw her through her formative years, but then she fell off my radar. When I saw her for the first in a very long time, I had to catch up on...
University student using laptop In lecture

The cynicism of more than half the Jamaican citizenry about the national enterprise is the ­greatest threat to democracy. The country needs a big idea, a compelling purpose, around which personal ­endeavour and ­community energy can coalesce....

A few weeks back, Western ­countries came together for the Munich Security Conference. While Davos deals primarily with economic and finance matters, the Munich ­conference ­examines the state of democracies, free markets, security, and global...

Swift, precise action is now needed to reduce the level of violence in our schools. In the last few weeks, teacher- student conflicts appear to have escalated in many of our institutions of learning. It could be that the graphic images now...

Goosey Goosey Gander, whither shall I wander? Upstairs and downstairs and in my lady’s chamber. There I met an old man who wouldn’t say his prayers, So I took him by his left leg and threw him down the stairs. If you think the treatment...

Reggae Month was launched in 2008. It was decided that February – Black History Month and the month that includes Martin Luther King Day and Bob Marley’s birthday, etc – would be the appropriate time to celebrate Reggae Month. Every year, there are...

We welcome the apparent advance in negotiations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the region’s telecoms on a new regime for call and data roaming in the Caribbean, but are holding our applause until there are further and better...

Reparation is an ancient theological concept whereby persons who have committed sins, or who have benefited from the sins of others, must perform some concrete act to expiate their own sin or the sins of others. The need to make reparation for...

Recently, I wrote in this newspaper about the devastating consequences of scamming and cybercrimes affecting Westmoreland, and of the need for the government to spare no effort to go after those who are hiding and scamming across the parish. This...

We are very grateful for the media coverage on the profound health benefits of magic mushrooms and the healing work that MycoMeditations does. We also appreciate the opportunity to clear up any confusion that may have arisen from the article,...
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