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This week's ousting of South African President Jacob Zuma, the surprise resignation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and before that the forced resignation of Robert Mugabe, 93, as president of Zimbabwe, call for a reflection on the...

Recently, Parkland was voted the safest city in Florida. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in that city is highly regarded by the Florida Board of Education.Last Wednesday, a nightmare unfolded at that school. Nikolas...

I walked into a bat. Not a cricket bat, but a costumed demon bat, tall, grinning headpiece with long ears, black velvet arms, and to a seven-year-old, scary like hell. I was at my Uncle Bem's 'parlour' or 'cake shop' in Carapichaima (a village in...

It seems that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will acquiesce to the public outrage and instruct that Bryan Sykes be permanently appointed as Jamaica's chief justice, after an uncomfortable fortnight for the Government of having him act in the post. It...

The story is told in hushed tones of well-known journalist Evon Blake, who jumped into the pool at Myrtle Bank Hotel, a whites-only facility in downtown Kingston."One summer day in 1948, as tourists and elites casually colonised the poolside deck...

Basil Dawkins, in one of his better plays, uses the biblical parables of the prodigal son and Noah's Ark as the backdrop to his newest play, Pressure Drop. Pressure Drop is the title of a song by reggae icons Toots...

There is a deepening consensus that Jamaica needs not only a new police chief, but one with skills not usually perceived as being the most critical for the job. It should be someone of high intellect, versed in the modern techniques of management...

Recently, I read an article in The Guardian newspaper titled 'Trinidad's jihadis: how tiny nation became ISIS recruiting ground'. The article reported that more than 100 of Trinidad's citizens have left to join the Islamic State (ISIS), "including...

When I attended secondary school in 19 (mumble, mumble), Jamaica's education standards were exceptionally high.From then, the Campion College template was best. Campion focused on development of the mind and emphasised analytical thinking. Teachers...

After its bungle that allowed an interregnum, though brief, between the end of tenure of the previous Police Service Commission (PSC) and the naming of their successors, the Government has appointed a new five-member commission. Gordon Shirley, the...
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