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    A difficult job for Peter Phillips

    Dr Peter Philips, Mr dependable, the man who has shone in every Cabinet position he has held, has always been a capable pair of hands in which a problem can be placed. He has, in the past, shown that he is more than flexible and able to think outside...
  • Why Christianity is dying

      What’s going on with Christianity? More specifically, what is going on with the major traditional sects of Christianity and why is it that they are visibly dying? Why is it that this religion of two millennia, the major sects which count billions as their members, the religion which...
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    If you made the time to produce children, then take care of them!

    Children don’t stay little forever. There will come a time when they will know, without you telling them about the sperm and egg donors whose total contribution to their existence is their DNA. When John Crow nyam out yuh conscience, and innocent children are made to suffer because you...
  • Mix & mingle in the Rio Grande Valley

    Nanny’s Watch Hill was a focal point. Green and serene, it stands testimony to a free Maroon society. Seemingly sliced in half from its pinnacle to its base, we were led to imagine the tactician and warrior woman, Nanny, at the top, watching the menacing movements of the British...
  • Tribute to fearless warrior Winnie Madikizela Mandela

    There is a saying in South Africa which goes “If you strike a woman, you strike a rock.”  Winnie Madikizela Mandela was a rock.  She proved to be tougher than a rock and over time has cemented her title as ‘Mother of the Nation of South Africa’. Why is...
  • 100 years after jealous, bad-minded people destroyed Garvey

      It’s that time of year again when many people trumpet noise about February being ‘Black History Month’ and in so doing they simply warm over and feed us on the achievements of the same people year after year. Yet, they fail to give accolades and credibility to our...
  • Interfaith discourse can help our nation

    (The article below is taken from a talk prepared by Stacey Mitchell for World Religion Day 2018 which draws heavily on an October 1985 document called the Promise of World Peace)   The celebration of World Religion Day takes place against a backdrop where religion and religious institutions are...
  • The state of our democracy: why corruption is a ‘gendered’ issue [Part II]

    In 2001, controversy linking gender and corruption became the burning issue in anti-corruption policy debate. Two sets of researchers published works that fuelled the great debate. Dollar et al published: “Are women really the ‘fairer’ sex? Corruption and women in government” and Swamy et al published “Gender and Corruption.”...
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    In honour of the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’U’lláh

    A fact of history can only be truly understood if one understands the context within which the fact occurred. Thus, neither the Maroon Treaty of 1739 nor the introduction of Crown Colony Government in Jamaica in 1866 can be fully understood without an appreciation of the context within which...

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