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MICHAEL BELNAVIS should have long since resigned his post as chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC), if not his seat for the council’s Ocho Rios division, pending the outcomes of administrative, and probably criminal, investigations...
An anti-racism protest in central London on Sunday.  The recent death in America of a black man, George Floyd, continues to prompt protests for an anti-racist agenda across all sectors of society.

With George Floyd’s final nine minutes and the heavy-handed US police response to the ensuing public rage, solidarity marches took place all over the world to protest against black inequality and police abuse. Statues and memorials celebrating the...
Workers remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the Broad Street side of Columbus City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, USA, yesterday. The city says it will be replaced with a different statue or artwork that reflects diversity.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu I...

Jamaica is rightly proud of its record for press freedom, for which the international watchdog group, Reporters Without Borders, based on its 2019 review, currently ranks the island sixth of 180 countries. Indeed, when the rankings were announced...

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and verbal and physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace or places of learning traumatise countless persons every year. Jamaica currently...

I am happy that Karl Samuda has been confirmed as minister of education. He will listen, and he knows what he does not know. Some of the surly uber-tribalists who coveted the post need time to learn humility and gain experience. My hunch is that...

I recently visited my favourite hardware store; so, you can imagine how happy and relieved I was when I saw two signs clearly posted at the entrance. ‘With efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission… NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE...

Sir Patrick Allen is among the elite of the elites who have been appointed by Queen Elizabeth to the Order of St Michael and St George. There are, at the latest count, 2,250 members of that order. Sir Patrick, though, is in its top tier – one of...

Understandably, you might have missed the story because it was published last week in another newspaper, but The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Branch of the West Indies Group of University Teachers (WIGUT) has rejected outright the...

I haven’t had much luck getting an answer to the question I asked last week: “A Lie Dem a Tell Pon Lady Musgrave?” I’ve not been able to track down Nyenpan Tarpeh-Doe, who wrote the 1988 Gleaner story, “Lady Musgrave Road –born out of hatred and...
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