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    Breathing while being female is DANGEROUS in Jamaica

    “Burnt like a dog” is a mother’s cry, as her innocent 14-year-old girl child goes missing and turns up burnt to death, like an animal. Found in the same area where just last year another innocent girl child was shot in her bed, for refusing the advances of things...
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    FORWARD TO THE PAST

    In the Gleaner of Friday 17 August 2018, the following was reported on a speech given by the Minister of Education Senator The Hon. Ruel Reid; Education Minister Ruel Reid has made it clear that he would be making a strident push to shake up the educational system that...
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    Emancipendence, Garvey and the charade that passes for a modern Jamaica

    The recently coined word “Emancipendence” has been cleverly used to describe two quite separate events that culminated over 100 years apart. They do, however, represent two cooperative efforts that transcended racial descent, giving rise to a concept later described as “Out of Many, One People”; our Jamaican National Motto....
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    Men have feelings too

    We tend to, because they don’t talk or cry as much as we do, forget that men are human beings with feelings. Men are often times socialized to be tough; which basically translates to, you shouldn’t show emotions; don’t cry, don’t talk about what hurts you, and never seem...
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    Cut the crap, we are in danger of losing Jamaica

    Let me begin by paying my condolences to the family of the late Suzanne Couch — musician, composer, singer, and chef extraordinaire — her husband, Peter; daughter, Sara; and her family, also the O’Connor and Espeut families. Her passing leaves such a void in all of our lives, as...
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    If we hope to get to the World Cup again…

    Well, the World Cup is at the centre of Jamaica’s attention now, and we went in with enthusiasm and a certain degree of ignorance. Firstly, there are no shortages of “analysts” who have little experience in the intricacies of world football administration at a practical level. This is unlike...
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    The “Top Cop”

    The position for the “top cop” was apparently deemed only an “acting” position for Novelette Grant, who, like her male counterpart who eventually got the nod, was only months away from retirement. I cannot even begin to pretend that I was surprised that she was only allowed to act,...
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    The continuing saga of a world in chaos

    For the past three weeks I have been assisting a colleague with the delivery of a course in Negotiation, (which really could be called Negotiation and Influence). One of the realities is that the two aspects (Negotiation and Influence) are normal functions that we engage in everyday, sometimes in...
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    Kingston vibes

    With Kingston now enjoying a certain celebrity, having been named a Creative City of Music by UNESCO in 2015, it’s useful to reflect on how those of us who live in the city experience it. As poet Derek Walcott observed in his Nobel Lecture some years ago: “A culture…is...

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