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In Focus

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in Alexandra, St. Ann where seven girls died in a fire that engulfed the facility in May 2009.

The news headlines this past week were striking and sordid, but the story is old and reprehensible. For years, children in the care and protection of the State have been victims of one type of abuse or another, some leading to their deaths. The...
Usain Bolt

When the news broke a few days ago that significant US dollar-held funds belonging to Usain Bolt in a wealth-management account had been stolen, the nation froze and waited on the harsh, cold wind. Bolt’s loss was caught up with 40 other high-...
Miles Ogborn

Happy New Year from the Centre for Reparation Research to all readers of our bi-weekly column. This week, we continue to mine the trial transcripts of the Emancipation War in Jamaica, which started in December 1831 and was only suppressed in...

It was about 6 p.m. when I pulled over to my usual parking spot and shut off the engine. As I exited my car and made my way to a vegetable stall set up just outside of a bar, three men rushed over to me. I turned and said, “Yes, what is it?” I...

After weeks of depressing news (fires, road deaths, etc) including a damaging report written by OCG (oops, sorry, dang typos, OCA) alleging predatory sexual behaviour in child care facilities, I needed a good laugh. It didn’t come from PNP who...

Pelé, at the age of 82, closed his eyes permanently on December 29, 2022. His death has left most of us in a state of shock and trepidation. From the age of 17, when he played his first World Cup in 1958, he demonstrated that he was way above the...

In 2016, I first took a picture of it simply because I saw art and earthly beauty in it. But the pictures captured something else. Some of the limbs at the top, maybe 25 feet up, were dried-up and stuck out in areas where shoppers, vendors and...

The Jamaican Emancipation War of 1831-2 (Sam Sharpe’s rebellion) was marked more by the burning of plantations than by direct attacks on the island’s white inhabitants. During the rebellion, over 100 plantations had buildings destroyed in St James...

Knowledge, like everything else in this mortal toil, is subject to the laws of relativity. Let’s take a simple example like names. I know several women whose birth certificates name them Janice but who insist their name is Janis (probably dreaming...

“… A child says he hasn’t anything on. ‘But he hasn’t got anything on!’ the whole town cried out at last. The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, ‘This procession has got to go on.’ So he walked more proudly than...
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