Sun | Oct 22, 2017

In Focus

On October 30, South East St Mary electors vote to replace late, lamented MP Winston Green (PNP).JLP candidate Norman Dunn ran in the 2016 general election and lost, in a magisterial recount, by five votes, despite prevailing on election day. This,...

Of all the individual parts that are stitched together to make a society healthy, viable, socially secure and happy, the most important is justice. Lack of justice is similar to being homeless, living on the sidewalk, and subject to the extremes of...

Not every crime statistic is meaningful in its own right. So, for example, when two weeks ago the commentators were shrieking and accusing the devil of all sorts of crimes, because the reports of abuse against children had increased, I sucked my...

Research on a great Jamaican scholar who went to Oxford in the 1950s has led me face to face with the exciting moment when political federation of the Anglophone Caribbean was not only seriously being considered, it had briefly become a reality.By...

I am mortified by the complete deficit of nuance and context in response to the actions taken by St Catherine High School to reprimand the students who have brought the image of their school into disrepute.The most recent onslaught on discipline was...

Guest columnist Milton Wray made a number of inaccurate assertions in the article titled 'Save the pharmacy sector', published in The Sunday Gleaner of October 1, 2017.Arising from this article, the National Health Fund (NHF) has received feedback...

Grade 10 in high school can be a pleasurable place in terms of deeper involvement in academic work, athletic pursuits, bonding with friends, getting to know the opposite sex, and thinking seriously about a career path.Other times, if a child is...

A mother used a coconut machete, commonly called a bill, to beat her teenage child with so much rage that it brought to mind the evils that we experienced when we were on the plantation. Most pathetically, it was not only the busha man and white...

Many happenings deserving of comment occurred while I was sitting on the bench waiting for the call to warm up.For example, even belatedly, I must congratulate Bishop Howard Gregory and the Rev Garnett Roper for exposing Jamaican churches'...

Two seminal thinkers whose ideas on economics have had the greatest impact on the world, and who were founders of rival schools of economic thought, were philosophers Adam Smith, father of capitalism, and Karl Marx, father of communism. Today, sadly...
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