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Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Let's have a conversation about sex.We seem obsessed with the subject (not necessarily a bad thing). But our obsession is a dark one wherein religion makes sex taboo. It's dirty. Disgusting! Shameful! We must pretend it doesn't exist or speak of it...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Detective constable 'John Smith' had seen the constant deterioration over the years, but was prepared to stick it out and do his job within the parameters of serve, protect, and reassure."In the latter part of my stay with the police force, I used...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Andrew Holness, in an otherwise impressive presentation to the recent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Conference, offered a commitment that when debt-to-GDP ratio is at 60 per cent, and Government is in a position to increase spending:"We will not make...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Until we put the best expertise available at the disposal of those who administer the affairs of the youngest of our citizens, the fruits we reap will be bitter and sour.It has long been my contention that we must give our children the best chance...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMartin Henry

Events of Science Month and Journalism Week kept me happily engaged at The Pegasus from morning till night last Monday.The Scientific Research Council (SRC) was hosting the first day of its two-day 5th Biennial Science...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:41 AMMartin Henry

Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Something is rotten, and it is not in the state of Denmark. It is right here in Coopers Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica. And judging from the pictures flooding my Facebook wall and Twitter timeline, the decay has spread beyond the confines of just my...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:03 AMRicardo Nuncio

No longer solely the purview of environmentalists, sustainability is now a firmly established business imperative, and thankfully, too. While more of us are purposefully engaged in examining the future, not only through the prisms of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I read with interest Mark Ricketts' two-part series of articles (last published on October 14, 2018) commenting on Party Leader Dr Peter Phillips' presentation on the final day of the People's National Party's Annual Conference in September.Although...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May has three options for leading her country out of the present state of uncertainty resulting from the outcome of the referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union.The delay in making a decision on the terms and...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By the time you read this column, you will know that the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will have completed two-thirds of its annual conference, and today, Sunday, PM Andrew Holness will seek to deliver his best speech in the hope of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Fitbit, Apple watch, a Google Home or Alexa device, your personal data have probably been shared by you, in some cases without your knowledge, with myriad business-related entities.Not only have...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The verdict is in. Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown has been convicted on three counts of murder.I personally do not like the word 'verdict', and it is not because of how clumsily it rolls off the tongue. Rather, given that law is not science and...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's footprint on the international stage is much bigger than its matching land mass. Our creative industries, as one sector of production, remain in a nascent stage because successive governments see them as nothing more than window dressing....

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a regional institution of CARICOM, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has led in fostering the spirit of regionalism and giving relevance to fostering Caribbean solidarity despite the disappointing political odds against it, which has...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The legal profession seems determined to ignore the real problem and use some lawyers' avariciousness to make freedom of contract the scapegoat.The Gleaner reports (November 11): "Faced with a mountain of allegations against attorneys, the General...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMElizabeth Morgan

My father was 10 years old when the First World War, the Great War, the war to end all wars, started on July 28, 1914. He was 14 when it ended on November 11, 1918. He was 35 when the Second World War, the sequel, started.I thus grew up with many...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of this eclectic column, what should the columnist write about?It would be an interesting exercise, certainly for the writer, to go back and look at what was written about for the first column each November...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One hundred years ago on Sunday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. Known as the Great War, it was "the war to end all wars". In just over 20 years, this proved to be a forlorn...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:11 AMCarol Archer

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...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I've deliberately waited almost a year after his untimely passing to pay my full (NOT 'fulsome') personal tribute to deceased icon, Ian Boyne.It's my hope that the time has allowed some to reflect on the big picture called life. Those with eyes to...

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