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The newly built Green Acres Police Station on St John’s Road, Johnson Pen, is swamped by floodwaters. Drainage works are yet to be undertaken to alleviate the flood risk.

“… If it rains heavily enough and long enough, there will be flooding … ” wrote L.C. Nkemdirim and Eleanor B. Jones in ‘Flood Regions in Jamaica’, having studied, mapped, and published in 1978 the flood pattern on the island. The peak period,...
Far-right party Brothers of Italy’s leader Giorgia Meloni

Three weeks ago, I revealed the contents of a memo written by Michael Manley to David Coore (chairman of a Constitutional Reform Parliamentary Committee) dated May 25, 1994. In that seminal memo, Manley postulated : “Jamaica’s ‘first past the post...
Advancing age brings on health concerns that were never a thought when one walked blithely in bodies that functioned on automatic pilot.

The Hon Louise Bennett-Coverley always encouraged us not to take ourselves too seriously. Miss Lou said to laugh at yourself! This is a sure antidote for depression. I got a superchance to take this advice recently when I went to the Jamaica Public...

Africans and their descendants in Latin America have long fought for recognition of their humanity, justice, and equality in the face of oppression. Key examples throughout the region include the Palenque de Yanga in Mexico, San Basilio de Palenque...

On the death of the Queen of England, my family recalled with some irony the jingle we learned when we were children: CALL: When the queen died? RESPONSE: She died last night! CALL: She leave any money? RESPONSE: She leave 10 pounds. CALL: Mary...

On July 28, The Gleaner published a report on statements made by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding under the heading “‘We have messed up”. He, essentially, pointed fingers at “successive administrations” that failed to advance Jamaica’s interests...

As the African Union celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the acceleration of the partnership between Africa and the Caribbean has come to the fore. Afro-Caribbean relations date back to the infamous epoch of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, which...

On June 5, 1995, Bruce Golding was close to the end of his first go-around as a JLP MP. In that capacity, he had been asked by the Secretary to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional and Electoral Reform to sign that committee’s report...

Political parties enjoy their best times when they win governmental power. They also can afford to accept the accolades from the media and those in other influential sectors of the country who find it convenient to shower them with praises. At...

The announcement of the death of Elizabeth II, Sovereign Queen of several realms, including seven in the Caribbean, plunged the world into deep sadness. She was not Queen in the far-flung countries in which millions of people now mourn her death,...
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