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Black hair products, women's diseases and UWI research priorities

The research done by white people on black people's health, published in journals, which black people do not read, is amazing. Today we consider the epidemiology of African Diaspora women especially in the prevalence of hormone- impacted conditions, and the likely links... Read More

A journey indeed!
On Wednesday evening of this week a group of distinguished guests gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston to witness the launch of a book which captures a slice of Jamaican history. The publication in question goes by the title My Political...... Read More

Political delay tactics in Advent
“But every time there is a problem… they set up another commission of enquiry, and when the commission… submits its report they set up a committee to examine the recommendations of the commission. And when the committee makes its report they set up a...... Read More

Christmas: Tradition vs Truth
At the outset you should know that I have advocated in print and in sermons for the removal of Christmas as a calendar event and public holiday.... Read More

Dealing with the cesspool of corruption at public agencies

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Jamaicans seem to have become inured to the yearly revelations of corruption emanating from the Auditor General's Department (AGD) concerning the operations of government entities. Does anyone remember Adrian Strachan, that veritable public servant who was succeeded by the present, very... Read More

Indiscipline and Ja's development

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

 Without discipline there is no life. — Katharine Hepburn  Read More

Autopilot, ethical leadership and governance

Henry J Lewis | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches people by example… If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man [person] to become a law; unto himself... — Justice Louis D Brandeis, US Supreme... Read More

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Sean Major-Campbell | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

The following is a lightly edited version of the homily for the celebration of World Human Rights Day delivered on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Christ Church, Vineyard Town.  Read More

Mueller's logical end game is President Pelosi

Grace Virtue | Monday, December, 10 2018    

In the wake of the US midterms, and the realisation that in less than 60 days he will face a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Donald Trump endorsed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the speakership, which she held from 2007 to 2011. Read More

Getting a fair share of that cake

Jean Lowrie-Chin | Monday, December, 10 2018    

Jamaica is reeling from the auditor general's report on Petrojam. The US$1,000 birthday cake conjures up images of Queen Marie Antoinette's response to he r starving people's cry for bread: “Let them eat cake.” And so, members of the royal... Read More

Will we finally see accountability at Petrojam?

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

THE forensic report of the auditor general into the operations of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and Petrojam is finally out and has, as expected, exposed what I would describe as deep-bone rot at the two entities. The report depicts two entities in which money was being spent... Read More

Dalton's win should awaken us to new realities

Al Miller | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version [NIV]  Read More

MISSION: ACCOUNTABILITY

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

IN the wake of the recent report from the Auditor General's Department on activities at Petrojam and Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, columnist Canute Thompson pores over the content and charges the Andrew Holness Administration to act swiftly and decidedly against the allegations of... Read More

PNP's 'love the poor' politics left the nation poorer

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

A bird will never hatch from a snake's egg. — Bafumbira proverb, Uganda  Read More

The 1970s: Tumbling of the feet of clay (Part 3)

Edward Seaga | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Problems seemed to be following Dudley Thompson. On May 30, 1980, the Supreme Court ruled that his July 18, 1978 nomination as a candidate for the by-election to contest the St Andrew Western seat was “unlawful and unconstitutional”, as was his election to... Read More



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