Sat | May 15, 2021

In Focus

It was the summer of 2010. Our 15 year-old son was about to select his A-level subjects. He thought he would simply choose the subjects he enjoyed the most. This sounded reasonable. After all, that’s what I did myself. But as a mother, I felt...
Danielle Miller

Violence has been a plague in the lives of many children across the world. The World Health Organization describes violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a...
Jean-Claude Walters Dunn

In Jamaica, the month of May is celebrated as Child Month. Therefore, one can expect an increase in the visibility of local children-advocacy efforts and mainstream media’s general focus on children rights and the issues affecting their growth and...

There is a discomfiting contrast between developed and developing countries with regard to vaccines. The former is far advanced in administering vaccines to their population, and the latter are, for the most part, struggling to source them. Up to...

In her recent article “Control the Developers”, Honor Ford-Smith asked, Why is nobody listening? What is the role of the prime minister in this? Is he listening to the voices that are speaking out? Where is NEPA in this and the NWA? Where is the...

This is my memoir about COVID-19 and my experiences. The memoir talks about what happened before COVID-19, and then in the middle of the memoir, I compare the differences. This memoir also gives different experiences of people around me and the...

“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known.” Less than a week ago, I saw a picture of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central George Wright standing outside the door of a...

What do those of us who were born and raised under the clock want for our cities, our neighbourhoods, our communities in this region that is our home, the home of our children’s future? Kingston is the place where Garveyism, Rastafari, and reggae...

The continued membership in the House of Representatives by Member of Parliament (MP) George Wright reminds us that there is one job in Jamaica where the employer and paymaster have no power whatsoever to fire the employee in under five years, even...

The evolution of the MSME sector in Jamaica along with the thrust towards its survival in light of the challenges currently being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, have opened renewed conversations on the topic of microfinance. It is pertinent that...
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