Thu | Nov 26, 2020

In Focus

I love Christmas. It’s more like I adore Christmas and have done so my entire life for as far back as memory serves. I am a social person, and Christmas fulfils my mothering urge in every way. I love shopping Christmas sales for bargain gifts for...

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke The controversy surrounding the recently named committees of Parliament continues. It started with the replacing of the opposition chairmen with...

In this November 6, 2020 file photo, a resident walking through a flooded street looks back at storm damage caused by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras.

Governments in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and hurricanes. The Central American countries are echoing a call previously made by Caribbean...

I recently took up gardening as a hobby. Aside from being very relaxing and fulfilling, it is also quite informative. For one, it helps to remind me of my limitations, where I may have extraordinary success in one area, yet fail miserably in a...

The direct effect of COVID-19 on children appears less severe when compared with adults. A small per cent may have severe presentations, especially those with underlying health conditions. Rarely, healthy children with COVID-19 develop inflammation...

Over these recent weeks, the news media have stirred a pot that has brought back to the top of mind several awful memories that relate to the period of 1976 to 1980 in Jamaica, a volatile and interesting period. I was a teenager at that time and...

“Democracy is messy, and it’s hard.” – Robert Kennedy, Jr. After more than 200 years, the American journey “to form a more perfect Union” continues, with important lessons for other countries pursuing a democratic path. According to Harry...

As the world’s first national-level exhibition with import being its theme, the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at its third session, is being held both online and offline in Shanghai as scheduled for November 5 to 10, 2020. By holding the...

At the time I am writing this column, Thursday night at 11 p.m., the votes coming in from Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina have not yet been fully counted. In an election where voter turnout has hit records and mail-in...

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Established on December 5, 1974, the institute is present in 14 CARICOM member states and serves a collective population of approximately 6.2...
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