Sun | May 19, 2024

In Focus

Selwyn  Cudjoe

On a chilly spring day, I arrived in the salubrious setting of Wellesley College in Massachusetts to honour towering Trinidadian Pan-African scholar, Selwyn Cudjoe, who was retiring from the liberal arts institution after 38 years, having earlier...

In this 2010 photo, members of the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force are seen conducting a raid in Kirkland Avenue. Businessman Keith Clarke was shot and killed by members of the security forces during the first operation, while eig

To those who had chalked up overtime hours in peering deep inside the tainted part of the soul of Jamaica, May 2010 would have been a perfect match for the word apocalypse. The heavy-booted members of the security forces had used their excess of...

Erica Virtue’s riveting Gleaner articles on fear and maladjustment gripping our schools, including today’s “Help the Hopeless,” shines a harsh light on the disturbing reality of student behavior in Jamaican schools. Her call for “urgent...

A reader reminds me that it has been over a year since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) imposed the massive salary increase for members of parliament (MP’s), cabinet members and other officials. I distinctly remember the PM stating that with such a...

Silly Season has started early this time around which contradicts the argument that fixed election dates would result in longer campaigns. Reactions to the latest Panderson Polls have ranged from the smugly satisfied to the dangerously delusional....

The forecast of the La Niña phenomenon for the second half of 2024 revives the urgency of strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems against extreme weather events in Latin America and the Caribbean. After a year marked by El Niño, which...

Over the last two years, the Caribbean has witnessed an unprecedented response to the region’s demand for reparatory justice for the crimes against humanity committed against African people, in particular those trafficked and subjected to chattel...

Haiti, a land steeped in history and vibrant culture, stands at a crossroads. While currently, catastrophic challenges persist, beneath the surface lies a wellspring of potential waiting to be unleashed. This presents a compelling opportunity not...

At the time years ago when the complaint arrived in my inbox, the politician was an elected representative, a member of the Cabinet, and a lawyer. According to the complainant, in her private capacity, the politician had done legal work for the...

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is making another appeal for the Government to reconsider its legislative policy on excessive mandatory minimum sentences, especially for children. While we acknowledge the severity of murder and other grave offences,...
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