Mon | Jan 18, 2021

Commentary

If only the press didn’t print those macabre headlines and lurid stories of actual homicides, or other crimes. If they didn’t tell the truth, or found a way to finesse the facts. If they found a way to portray an alternate universe, or soften...
President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, January 12, in Washington. He was traveling to Texas.

In 2016, when the 45th president of the United States of America was elected, I was numb with shock, disappointment, and foreboding. It didn’t require uncommon perspicacity to realise that serious trouble was brewing. The ascension of such a man to...
A barrier is guarded on Saturday, January 16, in Washington as security is increased ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice- President-elect Kamala Harris.

I have become anxious that we in Jamaica avoid the tragic polarisation of the United States (US) body politic in the inauguration week of President-elect Joe Biden. Actually, we have some reason for satisfaction. Never have we had to mount...

As they are preparing to exit the White House and the State Department on January 20, the outgoing Donald Trump administration has planted some explosives for the foreign policy of the government of Joseph Biden Jr. A grenade has already been...

One night in The Bahamas, staying in a hotel with a casino, I learnt a major lesson about my relationship with God. I fancied myself a poker player in those days and, with nothing to do and temptation a short elevator drop away, I indulged. I...

It took a long time for Jamaica’s Government to come around to the obvious. Nonetheless, we welcome its intention to seek bilateral agreements to acquire COVID-19 vaccines from other developing countries that are developing drugs against the...

I witnessed an atrocity this morning that made me want to, at the very most, turn in my ‘man’ card or, at the very least, hang my head in shame as a man, as I contemplate what we have come to represent. A young man stood at the taxi stand as the...

I am an avid and habitual listener to Nationwide News Network; ask my wife! But I must say that I am disappointed at how they are reporting the abortion issue. In the wake of Argentina’s senate voting to make abortion legal, Jamaican...

POPE FRANCIS’ decision on Monday to allow women to perform some altar duties during Roman Catholic Mass is a welcomed, but tentative, move away from anachronistic gender stereotypes. But not fast enough. What the pontiff must now do is to take the...

Professor Claudette Fay Durrant, former head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, died on January 8. Her passing is being mourned not only by her family, but by the library...
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