Tue | Nov 19, 2019

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Recently, the news cycle has been dominated by episodes of angry outbursts, leading to physical violence in some instances. This is almost always due to low emotional intelligence. We all know someone who “nuh fraid fi talk wah come a dem mout” or...

I happen to like Kari Douglas, PNP councillor for the Trafalgar division in South East St Andrew. First of all, she is a woman, so that gets her an automatic 10 bonus points. Second, she is intelligent and is proud of her Jamaican self. I also...

The recent altercation between a mother and a medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children that led to a shutdown of the accident and emergency unit for two hours became the major topic of discussion in the past week. Psychological...

The Government recently brought to Parliament proposed changes to the boundaries for the Municipality of Portmore. The opposition objected on the grounds that the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) had not been consulted ahead of the proposed...

The Malcolms of Poltalloch are typified by historians as feudal inferiors in Argyll, Scotland, who transformed themselves into a wealthy dynasty not only as landlords in their own country, but with enterprises in Jamaica, and, eventually, other...

In 2012, the New York Times wrote a column, part of which read: “China’s economic might has rolled up to America’s doorstep in the Caribbean with a flurry of loans from state banks, investments by companies, and outright gifts from the government...

Excerpts from speech at the recent Jamaica Basic School Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala in the United Kingdom. That the Jamaica Basic School Foundation (JBSF) will, in 2020, celebrate 20 years of service to Jamaica is testament to the...

Though scientists had for many years been developing theories based on evidence obtained through research, acceptance of the term ‘evidence-based decision-making’ became commonplace in the scientific community in the 1990s. The political community...

Excerpts from an address at the recent Camperdown Alumni Gala and Awards Ceremony. The theme ‘Together We Must’ is a clarion call to work to achieve excellence at Camperdown High. It also underscores your mission, which is to be the learning...

The heated paternity leave conversation brings to mind one of Yogi Berra’s notorious faux pas “Feels like Déjà vu all over again”. As usual, the subject has been analysed to death. This is a modern proclivity, especially whenever it involves man/...
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