A dark cloud remains 6:50 pm
The Motion for Suspension of Mr George Wright, MP, notice of which was given in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, was erroneously blocked by the Speaker, and as a result a dark cloud of suspicion remains today over the Parliament. The suspicion might arise, albeit hopefully...
The Commissioner's report
I like reports. It is the one area of my service in the police force that I have had no conflict with my superiors. Work unreported is work not done.
Let's incentivise Diaspora participation
Our Jamaican patriots on the global stage have made us proud as they engage in every facet of human development and continue to exemplify extraordinary achievements in their areas of operation. The conscious benevolence of members of our Jamaican Diaspora of nearly three million strong...
Our Jamaican patriots on the global stage have made us proud as they engage in every facet of human development and continue to exemplify extraordinary achievements in their areas of operation. The conscious benevolence of members of our Jamaican Diaspora of nearly three million strong...More
The Motion for Suspension of Mr George Wright, MP, notice of which was given in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, was erroneously blocked by the Speaker, and as a result a dark cloud of suspicion remains today over the Parliament. The suspicion might arise, albeit hopefully...More
The current kerfuffle involving the Diaspora surrounding remarks reportedly made by the Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang, who is also in charge of the national security portfolio, with respect to the country's crime-fighting strategy, has brought into sharp focus...More
Each year on April 17 the international community pauses to commemorate World Hemophilia Day. The theme this year is 'Adapting to change: Sustaining care in a new world'. The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has forced humanity to adjust to a new normal way of life as we navigate this...More
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles is one of the most prominent exponents of social justice, equality and liberation of Caribbean people, and people of African descent in general. He considers himself very blessed with numerous gifts, including research, oratory, and writing, which he has...More
The vicious killing of women and young girls in our society is once again gaining currency. We have reacted with the inevitable outrage, hand-wringing, and blame assignment in an effort to explain the barbaric nature of what we are experiencing.More
Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced as the “the largest sums to be spent in any one fiscal year on infrastructure projects” some $31.1 billion or 51.8 per cent of the SERVE Jamaica Programme. From his perspective “disciplined policy choices” and...More
It was with shock, horror, a deep sense of sadness, and a mix of other emotions that I cannot even describe that I listened to the recording of a man threatening the woman who dared to leave him because she felt unsafe. If this is not gender-based violence, I don't know what is. So, to...More
There is a saying commonly attributed to late US President Thomas Jefferson that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. There is no period in our modern history when that becomes more relevant. I hope by now people begin to realise just how tenuous and precious a thing liberty and...More
Near 700 Jamaicans have succumbed to COVID-19. This number includes nine people known personally to me. As I reflect on the lives of the victims known to me, and the mark they left on society, I cannot resist the feeling of helpless anger at the attitude of some in our...More
THE Ministry of Health's COVID-19 vaccine roll-0ut continues islandwide this week. Meanwhile, the anti-vaccine WhatsApp messages continue to make the rounds. Those of us who know of the agony of this disease should make a special effort to convince others to take it. Explain to them the...More
The gruesome death of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson, though sparking shock and dismay, has, once again, shown us how normalised acts of violence against our women and girls have become. Without wanting to shift the attention from this young woman's unfortunate and untimely fate, one can...More
John Leonard, American literary and cultural critic, famously said: “To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honour grows from qualms.” More closer home, most of us are familiar with the local expression: “It look like dem shame tree dead.”...More
It is amazing how human conflicts can originate over silly incidents. The British love for pork has been a cause for at least two known wars.More