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In Focus

Professor Anthony Bogues

On September 18 the People’s National Party (PNP) celebrated its 83rd anniversary. Given COVID-19 and responsible political behaviour, celebratory events were muted. Anniversaries are always good moments to pause and reflect. Political parties...
Christopher Tufton

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a tremendous burden on health infrastructure globally, resulting in a huge cost of lives lost, social displacement, mental-health challenges and economic fallout. Approximately 20 per cent of persons require...

When will we be fed up with being treated like blind tribal sheep following pee-pee-cluck-cluck behind political ringmasters as they salaciously wallow in sensational auditor general’s reports?

Here we go again. Yet another auditor general report has exposed yet another instance of poor governance at yet another statutory agency, this time Nutrition Products Limited. Wait for it, then watch as opposition spokespersons wag fingers at...

As some world leaders gather in New York for their annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly rituals, the September 22 debate on ‘Reparations, Racial Justice, and Equality for People of African Descent’, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the...

An afternoon radio hostess, apparently linguistically challenged, usually ends her show with “Coming up: the BEST news in the land”. Sigh. Since the content of “news” is never all good much less “best”, I’m sure she means something more like “best...

There was just something I saw in the young man that moved me to speak to him when I was first introduced to him about 15 years ago. Floyd Green. We spoke briefly. In that time, I told him that I saw him moving like a rocket, based on what had been...

The public health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has rightly focused the attention and resources of governments around the world on suppressing and containing it. The cause has been made more costly and more prolonged by those who...

I watched a video recently on social media and I was shocked by the racialisation of knowledge that it portrayed. An African woman was shown two groups of people and asked to choose who she would trust to improve her health and why. In one group,...

In May 2002, following heavy rain, the Cane River on the border of St Andrew and St Thomas broke its banks and flooded the community of Bull Bay, where my parents lived. I was getting ready for my A-levels that morning. We were fortunate – the...

“Mark, the anti-vaxxers are causing all kinds of worries in the United States (US). I am astounded at their reasons for not getting the vaccination. As for Jamaica, our people are rugged, troublesome, hard of hearing, defiant and violent. Not a...
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