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Barbados’ coup de grâce against its foreign monarch this week may have been the catalyst for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce next year’s start date of a comprehensive review of Jamaica’s Constitution. That is a welcome development. But...
World AIDS Day

The United States is committed to leading the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming an arsenal of vaccines for the world, and helping every country build back better. At the same time, the US continues to lead global efforts to end the...
WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

As COVID-19 cases were increasing in Europe leading to new restrictions and as a new variant, omicron, identified in South Africa, started turning up in other countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) categorised it as being of concern. With...

Even hidebound, precedent-driven courts periodically reverse themselves in the face of new thinking and evolved philosophies on the matters upon which they rule. In America, for instance, it took 58 years, between its rulings Plessy versus...

Dr Burnett Robinson, the former Senior Pastor of the Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bronx, New York, was fired last week after preaching an inflammatory sermon endorsing marital rape. His fall from grace was swift. On Monday...

There is no question at all that there is a crisis in homicides in this country. Up to the end of last week, the increase was 12 per cent more than the past year, with some of the killings taking on a level of brutality and scale, beyond the...

The operating systems of society are undergoing profound transformation, including a fast-approaching future when computer chips will be near zero in cost and connected sensor devices will be widely deployed, fuelling exponential ‘datafication’ and...

President Xi Jinping attended the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and put forward the Global Development Initiative, calling for accelerating the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

The continuing public debate about Jamaica’s crime situation eventually comes around to the performance of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with scrutiny of its leadership, management and resources. This is understandable because the police...

All that glitters is not gold, unless it is around the neck of someone playing cricket for the West Indies. In the same context, when you see the present West Indian cricketer in his ‘shades’ or sunglasses with the lens facing the back or top of...
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