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Violence at the school

Friday, November, 16 2018    

'CHILDREN witness murder at school,' the headline said. The report told us that the murder took place at the gates of a Kingston preparatory school shortly after one of the parents had dropped off his child. It is reported that a man approached the parent, words were exchanged, shots... Read More

A few political comparisons

Michael Burke | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

So the Democrats won a majority in the United States midterm elections last week. In political discussions all around Jamaica many are divided between the Republican Donald Trump and an unnamed rival from the Democrats. Read More

Law and ethics: Natural or unnatural bedfellows?

Clinton Chisholm | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

Prompted by the protracted debate about the buggery law, gruesome murders, abortion, corruption, the ganja industry, etc, I wish to highlight a dilemma that all free societies face; namely, deciding on the relationship between positive law and ethics. Read More

A huge sigh of relief in American midterm elections

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

The results of the US midterm elections are now in, with the recounts of the governor's and Senate race now underway. Those who lost are licking their wounds or are filing lawsuits to contest results. The winners, of course, are rejoicing on the top of Mount Everest. Read More

The transformation in West Indies Cricket

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

An edited version of the keynote address delivered by Cricket West Indies President Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron on Saturday, October 6, 2018 on his being inducted in the Cricket Hall of Fame in New York, United States.  Read More

Some voters put prejudice before their own interests in US midterms

Victor A Dixon | Monday, November, 12 2018    

The 2018 midterm elections in America proved that some voters lack the political consciousness to make choices to benefit themselves, let alone the country. The politicians whom they vote for know this and exploit it for their own political purposes. Read More

'New face of justice' for Jamaica

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, November, 12 2018    

The largest number of justices of the peace that I have ever seen in one place gathered at Jamaica Conference Centre to hear the vision of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck for 'The New Face of Justice' last Saturday. Read More

The route to legalisation of ganja

Louis Moyston, PhD | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is not as... Read More

Abortion — responsibility and respect

Al Miller | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial. — Hillary Clinton  Read More

We must not be silent about gender-based violence

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the statement made to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, November 6, 2018: I stand today in this House to speak for every woman, every child, every victim and survivor of gender-based violence. Read More

Spending China's money

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Perseverance is everything. — Yoruba proverb (Nigeria)  Read More

Brazil at critical juncture

Earle Scarlett | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

JAIR Bolsonaro's presidential victory in Brazil has engendered hope for the 55.2 per cent who favoured him over Workers' Party Fernando Haddad. The former military captain's right-wing campaign promises may become concrete policies, with “order” — possibly a social... Read More

Balford 'Bally' Reid: A KC legend

Verona Antoine-Smith | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

KINGSTON College's (KC) 14-year winning streak in the Inte-secondary Schools' Sport Association (ISSA) Boys' Championships (1962-1975) has left an indelible mark on many track and field enthusiasts. But none more so than a former athlete who proudly represented his school during that period. He... Read More

Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, were lost for the same reason that Brexit succeeded in the United Kingdom. The... Read More



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