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The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection of a faster-than-expected recovery by the world economy from its COVID-19 slump should be good news for Jamaica, especially with the forecast for a strong resurgence by the United States, whose...

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is currently implementing its COVID-19 vaccination programme. The programme is being implemented amid growing shortage of the COVID vaccines on the international market as selfish developed countries move to purchase...

I am case 40,000-and-something. Another statistic. This isn’t Eric Garner or George Floyd … but I can’t breathe either. It is 1 a.m.; I have no idea what day it is, but I know I have to wake up. There is no pain when I sleep. Sleep is peaceful and...

In my article of March 3, I enquired whether the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) would be seeking a new secretary general, as coming out of the 32nd Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in February, it was implied that the current...

Althea* was only five years old when she was violated by her stepfather. She was a child, but was old enough to know that something was awfully wrong, and to feel violated. The molestation was documented in her diary, but when her mother came...

The Parliament is about to perform a three-card trick to give Jamaicans the illusion that something substantial has been done to deter violence against women in the face of public anger over Khanice Jackson’s murder. The plan is to expunge the 2015...

It’s Easter time, spring time, time for regeneration. Pandemic and economic crisis time, too. And a subliminal psychosocial volcano which spews out violence, malevolence, and desperation every day - as if just to warn us of the greater danger below...

Many people feign belief in our Heavenly Father. Their lifestyle, behaviour, and mindset speak volumes about what they truly ‘worship’. Many forget that the spiritual path requires sacrifice and that we are all the children of our Heavenly Father....

If indeed Khanice Jackson’s murder has been solved, the credit must largely go to her family and close friends. They appear to have been observant and communicative about their relationships, which allowed them to be ahead of the police in...

The urgency of now requires that ways be found to increase the number of boots on the ground, i.e., increasing the number of officers available for territorial policing duties in the short/medium term. The only way to achieve this is by increasing...
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