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Student-athletes returned to the National Stadium earlier this week to compete for honours in the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Championships, which was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. In some ways, the Government, in giving the green light for...
A senior citizen is inoculated with a dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca by a public health nurse during a vaccination blitz for persons 75 years and older at the National Arena on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Sections of the population in many of the 14 independent CARICOM countries are in grave danger of undermining their own health and economic interests by their refusal to be inoculated against the coronavirus, COVID-19. At the time of writing (May...

Elementary schools in the ‘50s started with a prayer and, the closer you were to the ‘exam’ group getting ready for your shot at the equivalent of the ‘Eleven Plus’, the longer were the prayers and the harder, and more often, the beatings from your...

THE CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) must resist the pressure of the umbrella regional teachers’ organisation to dumb down this year’s school-leavers’ exams. Education ministers, students and their parents, too, should not want to be part of...

THE YEAR 2021 is the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV 2021). In the Caribbean, with a high level of non-communicable diseases and COVID-19, it seems most people still do not consume the required daily amount of fruits and...

For the purpose of this article, children are anyone below the age of majority which, according to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, is “a human being below the age of 18 years unless, under the law applicable to the child,...

Except for implying that there will be a requirement for enhanced training and flirtation around the sector’s use of technology, Matthew Samuda was vague in speaking last week about the Government’s plan for a new law for the private-security...

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a moment of reckoning for world leaders. It has highlighted a weak global health system and various co-morbidities, which heightens the risk of death and disease. The global obesity and diet-related epidemic is just...

There is no doubt that the great work done by Montego Bay Animal Haven (MBAH), in partnership with Save The Scruff, to find some of our local needy “Royal Caribbean Terriers” new homes was necessary and is worthy of accolades, so the Jamaica...

There is nothing particularly revelatory in Minister Fayval Williams’ declaration last week that 120,000 students have fallen out of the education system in the year or so since face-to-face classes were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was...
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