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Commentary

Antony Anderson

The continuing public debate about Jamaica’s crime situation eventually comes around to the performance of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with scrutiny of its leadership, management and resources. This is understandable because the police...
Sri Lankan team members Ramesh Mendis, left, Oshada Fernando, second left, and Dinesh Chandimal celebrate their teams 187 runs victory over West Indies in the first test cricket match as batsman as Shannon Gabriel looks on in Galle, Sri Lanka.

All that glitters is not gold, unless it is around the neck of someone playing cricket for the West Indies. In the same context, when you see the present West Indian cricketer in his ‘shades’ or sunglasses with the lens facing the back or top of...
Amy Ashwood-Garvey.

The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) in South Africa, in collaboration with the London-based Centre for Pan-African Thought (CPAT), recently hosted a virtual lecture series based on the volume...

On the outside chance that it has slipped her attention, Pamela Monroe Ellis, the auditor general, should dispatch a team of auditors to the Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) to fully review the company’s operations, including how it goes about...

Global trade is connected to other critical economic and environmental issues thus requiring coordination and mainstreaming – what will happen at the WTO MC12 has wide implications. The credibility of the WTO, as the global trade body, is also at...

Political representation in Jamaica has always been an interesting mix of personalities and experiences. Within Kingston, the contrast is even more evident, given the juxtaposition of several low-income and middle-income communities. My father...

It is a shame that it will be more than seven years since Parliament passed the Disabilities Act and when it comes into force next February. It will take that long because, according to the labour and social security minister, Karl Samuda, that was...

Vitamin D has long been recognised for its importance in calcium and bone health and preventing rickets, a condition in children that causes poor bone growth and can lead to deformities. However, since the turn of the century, research has found...

During a pizza break in one of our Saturday afternoon domino games, Haemorrhoid was tempted to tell one of his shaggy dog stories. Regular readers have long been acquainted with Ernest H. Flower, whose nickname came from his lazy lament about “...

It is a government policy, as the health minister, Christopher Tufton, reiterated recently, that Jamaica’s health services, including mental health providers, do not discriminate on who they offer care. It ought not to matter if the person seeking...
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