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The University of the West Indies (UWI) needs to reverse the incertitude in the region about how, and by whom, it is handling the Byron governance report calling for an overhaul of how the institution is managed and financed. That requires that it...

As teenagers, we have had to conform and adapt to this thing that has caused our social skills to plummet and has wreaked havoc in other areas of our lives. The pandemic was a surprise and an interruption to the fast-paced schedule that was once...

The COVID-19 pandemic is still stuck in our collective craw. Having made its appearance in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, it remains a global nuisance. Over three million people have died and many are battling severe or...

By virtue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) framework, we had revised many of our laws to clarify, and to give institutional definition around things like incentives and so forth, and it was a sentiment shared across the floor that this...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Everywhere yu turn, apartment building a go up inna Kingston. Di developer dem lik down one degeh-degeh house, an next ting, one hell of a apartment building put up pon di lickle spot. Look pon di corner a Munroe Rd an...

The sick joke through which we are living is more confusing than the Abbott and Costello classic skit “Who’s on First?” to which I paid homage with the title. The World Health Organization (WHO), tasked with ensuring health for the people of the...

Student-athletes returned to the National Stadium earlier this week to compete for honours in the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Championships, which was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. In some ways, the Government, in giving the green light for...

Sections of the population in many of the 14 independent CARICOM countries are in grave danger of undermining their own health and economic interests by their refusal to be inoculated against the coronavirus, COVID-19. At the time of writing (May...

Elementary schools in the ‘50s started with a prayer and, the closer you were to the ‘exam’ group getting ready for your shot at the equivalent of the ‘Eleven Plus’, the longer were the prayers and the harder, and more often, the beatings from your...

Given their too many experiences of powerful developers – sometimes with the complicit state agencies – jackbooting it over their rights, Prime Minister Andrew Holness will appreciate why many people will be wary of plans to make it easier to...
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