Wed | Apr 8, 2020

In Focus

The International Monetary Fund headquarters building in Washington, DC.

Government, having said bye, bye to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), declared quite boldly that it was ready to take charge and defend, on its own, the country’s economic independence. For the Government to swallow its pride and say, “Please...
Interferon

“The United States has launched a stunning attack on Cuba’s medical-aid missions, with the Trump administration pressing countries to reject them during the coronavirus pandemic,” Steve Sweeny reported in the Morning Star, March 26, 2020. Given...

Men wearing dust masks while playing dominoes along the New River Road in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth on Friday, March 27.

Chupski dons her mask once she ventures out in public. To the bank, the supermarket, the ­pharmacy, the ATM. So far I have never even tried on the one I have. Maybe I should have worn it last Thursday mid-­morning as I stood at the entrance to the...

“You teach the youth about Christopher Columbus, And you say he was a very great man. You teach the youth about the pirate Morgan, And you say he was a very great man. All these great men were doing was ­robbing, raping and killing. So...

Brazil far-right leader, President Jair Bolsonaro, is now begging the thousands of Cuban doctors he had expelled to return to help them in their own fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cuban Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology...

Many times, the sequel to an award-winning blockbuster fails to captivate eager patrons interested in the narrative crafted by the director. However, it is pleasing to note that this year’s budget presentation, aptly titled, ‘Moving in the Right...

Guyana held general and regional elections on March 2, 2020. At the time of writing, the results of the elections have still not been determined due to a dispute in relation to the tallying of votes in region four, the largest of the 10 regions....

Setting up junior lawyers to succeed! The Jamaican Bar Association has been trying for a while now to encourage established and senior lawyers to volunteer in the mentoring of newly called attorneys. A good and worthwhile effort. However, is...

In the days before a tropical hurricane is expected to hit, people in all communities huddle and plan and create their own dramatic twists to even the most mundane. Those who have been there before can attest to the raw fear felt as hurricane force...

Small developing countries are trade dependent and value a well-functioning multilateral trading system where their needs may be articulated, understood and accommodated. It is generally difficult for small developing countries, like Jamaica, to...
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