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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...

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...

Do you know anyone you would consider to be effeminate? Have you ever met anyone in school who would have been described as effeminate? Maybe you have met someone who has been described as butch, too. But what and how did you feel and think when you...

People always understood Everald Warmington to be a crude, crass, loud-mouthed boor, but we never questioned his courage.We were wrong! We misunderstood all along. Never mind his flipping of the bird at critics in the gallery of Parliament, his...

The discussion has been all the rage since this week. Theodore Whitmore's ears must be ringing.'Tappa' Whitmore was initially prevented from entering the Catherine Hall venue for the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday. Based on all accounts, the security...

This is an open letter to the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Mark Golding.As you are aware, each day, people from districts across Jamaica, from St Thomas to Clarendon to Westmoreland, are being forced to take to the streets...

Nowadays, talk of abortion falls under the heading of 'sexual and reproductive health', as if pregnancy is a disease to be cured, or a tumour to be excised. On the contrary, pregnancy is a sign that a woman's body is in working order - a sign of...

If there is one issue on which there is always consensus across party lines, it is proposals for members of parliament (MPs) to be allocated more money through the inappropriately named Constituency Development Fund (CDF). It's hardly surprising,...

The Jamaican had made Germany his home for the last 37 years and he had something to say about the controversy swirling over legislation on National Identification System (NIDS) as he called me earlier this week."She was travelling from Jamaica and...
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