Wed | Nov 14, 2018

In Focus

Although it was not the blue wave that most sensible people wanted to see, the Democratic Party did what had to be done last Tuesday to secure control of the House in the midterm elections. True to his nature, President Donald Trump immediately...

While I'm still trapped in a bubble ventilated by the warm glow of goodwill and injected with milk-of-human-kindness hallucinogens by assisted-living facility caretakers, it's a fine time to applaud some of the good done by political leaders.Long...

History is an amazing teacher. However, too many political leaders and analysts have apparently skipped the class, and, therefore, epitomise the dumb in referendum.Within three days, there were three such elections. Two in the Anglophone Caribbean...

The Jamaican media should be commended for keeping the issues associated with urbanisation in Jamaica front and centre of public discourse. Television coverage and the various editorials, particularly the editorial page of Thursday, October 25, 2018...

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have sparked a national debate in the United States about the removal of public statues or monuments that honour Confederate leaders. The Confederacy was the period between 1861 and 1865 when 11 Southern...

Our consideration of abortion in Jamaica has, for too long, been characterised by contention and an apparent lack of empathy for those directly affected.The result has been that there are vulnerable people who have been denied the space to express...

Mark Ricketts generally writes interesting and highly informative articles on matters of national, regional, and global importance. In his most recent contributions, he has tackled the costing issues surrounding the Covenant for Social...

Last week, I wrote a column with irrefutable facts regarding the lie that Jamaica is the 'most' homophobic country in the world. True to form, two individuals attacked me in a fashion reminiscent of primary-school girls. However, this does not...

Allow me to support the position of my MP, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, in her position on the abortion issue. This is not an attempt to get her to fix the road where I live. Well, not really.But I genuinely believe her position that a woman should have...

Jamaica was invaded in 1655 by the English, who captured the island from Spain. England was emerging as a world power and challenged the hegemony of Spain. The purpose of the invasion was for commerce and political influence.Fast-forward to 2010,...
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