Sun | Feb 28, 2021

In Focus

Adekeye Adebajo

Nigeria’s former finance minister under the Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) and Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015) administrations, 66-year old Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, takes over as director general of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) on March...

About 40 years ago it was my observation that the judiciary, many of whom were baring their faces as sons and daughters who looked like the majority of our people, that is, black-skinned, were much too anxious to persecute poor black-skinned people...
Crystals of CALCITE

Jamaica has six national symbols: the Coat of Arms; the National Flag; the National Bird (Doctor Bird); the National Tree (Blue Mahoe); the National Flower (Lignum Vitae); and the National Fruit (Ackee). These symbols relate to its national...

Last year was a most disgusting time and place to be. A global disease was ravaging the people in every corner, and very few us us knew the best way to escape its clutches. By the end of 2020 as we knew more but at the same time were still firmly...

Imagine the Jamaican police raiding the offices of a media house, trying to find the source of a story about a senior cop! This was exactly the situation faced in 2020 by the Trinidad Express newspaper. However, the Trinidad Express had a powerful...

Washing hands, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings are the surest ways to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 infection and to facilitate recovery. Similarly, more effective sanitising of Jamaica’s social and economic order against the...

It was not so long ago that early one morning we drove out to the West End of Negril and settled by an inn overlooking one part of the gem of the Caribbean Sea. We had a bottle of champagne. I took some pictures. Later we bathed in that sparkling...

Institutions provide the ‘rules of the game’ for the organisation of activities within a society. By building strong institutions, one builds a strong country. In that regard, the Government of Jamaica has embarked upon the establishment and...

With so much happening in the world today, one may ask, is now the time to talk about gender-based violence? The world is suffering the results of a global pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen for more than 100 years. Many countries are...

This month marks a decade since the start of the ‘Afro-Arab Spring’. Led by technology-wielding youths, these revolutions toppled mummified dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The dry Harmattan winds of this North African spring blew across...
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