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There are a handful of people among them Trinidad and Tobago's Ken Gordon, Jamaica's Oliver Clarke and Harold Hoyte of Barbados whose contributions to the business end of media in the English-speaking Caribbean are probably equal to his.None would...

How to "make life in and through violence" in Jamaica is the problem an exhibition at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia ponders. Titled 'Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston', the exhibition is constructed around a film called Four Days in May...

If ever you stand in line at the ABM in Duhaney Park, you are sure to meet the most ambitious woman in history. Her petite frame is always clean, sometimes even fashionable. Her slippers often complement the colour of her blouse, and her hair is...

For all nationalists, it should be profoundly embarrassing that it has taken the bosses of the International Monetary Fund to convince us of the home truths about public-sector reform.First, it was the under-reported counsel of the deputy director,...

When a youngster grows up under-privileged, sexually, physically, and psychologically abused, and feeling abandoned/ ignored/unloved by mainstream (read privileged) society, there is a real danger that he/she will become dysfunctional and do...

We sense ambivalence, if not unease, in some quarters over the Government's proposed enhanced use of metal detectors at Jamaican high schools as part of violence-prevention efforts, as announced last week by the education minister, Ruel Reid.Part of...

I have zero confidence in the Jamaican State's ability to gather sensitive information about me and safeguard it, or make sure it's never deployed for other purposes. In fact, I think it would be a mere matter of time before some genius businessman...

I was recently sent one of the most disturbing videos that I have ever seen. It was of a boy declaring that he was going to take his own life.

This is Part Four of a five-part series themed 'It is a disgrace how we treat the police'.Recently, there has been more talk about new crime plans, but such talk must start with our police, as New York City discovered in the 1990s when homicides...

Circumstances are rapidly maturing that are demanding our conception of the need for both a new-style IMF and a 21st-century post-IMF Caribbean economy.The elements of the regional dialogue are coming together. They might constitute at this time a...
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