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Political debates are hardly ever the stuff that those 40 and younger are even remotely interested in following. But add some spice and fireworks to it, and a new Verzuz is immediately generated. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke is young, handsome,...
Sir Trevor Hassell

As the Caribbean begins to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much consideration being given to legacies of the pandemic that will contribute to the socio-economic development of Caribbean people. Many of these legacies are expected to be...

Community kitchen in the Gurudwara where food is prepared by volunteers.

The golden-domed Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (abode of the gurus) in India’s capital city of New Delhi, the place of worship of the Sikh community, is cooking 100,000 free meals daily for the needy who have lost their livelihoods because of the COVID-19...

This bar I know in the Kingston 8 area is, in the best of times, so cramped that if a man should walk in there and inside his shoes, he has athlete’s foot, within an hour, every man would be infected with ‘tinking toe’. That is, of course, a joke...

The crisis of COVID-19 facing Jamaica and its tourism industry must be used as an opportunity to revolutionise the industry and re-engineer the sector to accommodate the new world we will exist in after COVID-19. There is no doubt that this crisis...

Colm Delves had the two most important qualities of a successful CEO – ability and affability. Joining Digicel in 2003 from Hibernia Foods and initially working on a mobile licence in Lebanon, he was soon appointed CFO, quickly making his mark....

Last Thursday morning, I went to visit my youngest grandchild, three-year-old Morgan. As she emerged from her bedroom with her tablet in hand and a scream on her lips then saw me and barged towards me, I knew that a full embrace was not going to...

May 9 marked a very special day for all Russians as the day of the victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic war. At 00:16 hours on that day in 1945 Act of Military Surrender was signed by the German military leaders in Berlin. The...

I cannot quite remember the exact day he called me, but I know that it was sometime in the early 1990s. Six weeks before that, he was selected as constituency caretaker for a rough garrison seat that was going through some changes, slowly but...

The national priority at this time must be the protection of the Jamaican people against the onset of COVID-19. This has to be done by striking the balance between implementing protective public-health measures and providing a supporting economic...
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