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Commentary

This week’s protests by students and faculty of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, demanding increases in the Government’s subvention to the university, is more than a squabble between that institution and the administration, and ought...

In a debating competition, each team takes a side of the moot, and then tries their best to argue that position, whether they agree with it or not. One team wins, not necessarily because their position is valid, but because of their eloquence, the...

A number of organisations in Jamaica, both in the private sector as well as government entities, tend to receive a plethora of customer complaints, which can be based on a variety of reasons. According to some customer service experts,...

The debate about abortion is reminiscent of the debate about slavery. In both instances, those against abolition quoted the Bible and God in their defence of their right to protect their property, and those for emancipation quoted the Bible and God...

Yesterday’s defection from Labour of seven members of the British Parliament will, as was the case nearly four decades ago, likely again reveal how difficult it is to up-end the entrenched two-party arrangement of Westminster-style politics...

Fifty-three million dollars worth of people rolled out on Sunday to participate in this year’s staging of the Sigma road race. I find it more impactful referring to the donation figure as opposed to the headcount, because it brings into focus...

Last year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination for English language recorded a 68 per cent pass (JIS News). Albeit satisfactory, passes in CSEC English language have always remained a long-standing...

There hasn’t been sufficient time for a deconstruction, and deep analysis, of the Budget Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke tabled in Parliament on Thursday, to clearly determine the philosophy that underpins its numbers and what, if any, role...

Unfortunately, I must use the word ‘Negro’ until the influential people on this planet admit that ‘Negroid’ has no place in racial nomenclature. Other major races – Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Australoid – are named...

Every now and then a patient would be accompanied by her spouse when she turns up for her appointment at my office. In many cases, their presence is welcomed as they are able to ask me questions directly and therefore be more aware of the issues...
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