Wed | Oct 17, 2018

Commentary

We confess to sorrow and a sense of loss over the Craig Butler-Leon Bailey affair. For there is the unwisdom of young Mr Bailey and, worse, at the cynical wilfulness of those who, in the end, may coax him to moral perdition, unsaved by his...

There will be several activities at the University of the West Indies (UWI) this week to review and analyse the circumstances under which Walter Rodney, a prominent Guyanese historian, political activist and academic, was declared persona non grata...

On October 15, 1968, Dr Walter Rodney was declared persona non grata by Jamaica and not allowed to leave the plane that had brought him back from a conference in Canada. Opinions on this issue varied then and vary still today.Any analysis, at least...

Elva Ruddock was my friend. After getting involved in comedy, it was inevitable that our paths would cross. I recall my first time on stage at a comedy show. It was 2005 at the Christmas Comedy Cookup at Backyaad on Constant Spring Road. Owen...

Since this is the time when we try to remember our national heroes and bestow honours on worthy Jamaicans, I thought I would remember the late Carmen Verity who, for me, epitomised many of the qualities of real Jamaican heroism. Carmen Lawrence...

National Heroes Day is a time to remember and pay homage to our national heroes. It is also the day that we openly acknowledge those among us who have earned national honours and awards. A hero is defined as “a person who is admired for their...

The case of Jamal Khashoggi highlights the growing impunity with which the ruling Saudis conduct their business, including, it appears, the brazen murder of their critics. But it should also be further warning that with the moral licence afforded by...

Walter Rodney came from Guyana to Jamaica in 1960 to study history at The University of the West Indies, Mona. He graduated with first-class honours in 1963. He then went to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and...

A Jamaican man once admitted that his socialisation had led him to see non-consensual sex as a norm. He learned that 'no' means 'no' only after he attended a gender sensitivity workshop as part of his professional training.Many persons, male and...

The GDP is finally looking up, scamming might be on the wane, and the top two per cent and their children are even reconsidering if they should emigrate to the US, as long as they can afford a new Audi. Thanks to the so-called disruptors, innovation...
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