Ramadan

  • Local and Global, Us and Them

    Together, we are groping our way through a time of unprecedented anxiety, distress, and uncertainty. Anxiety in the face of a potentially deadly disease that so far has no antidote. Distress at the suffering it has provoked all round. Uncertainty as to what will follow: when and in what...
  • Now is our time to leap history’s hurdles

    The curfew starting at 3:00 pm over the Easter weekend brought a time of quiet; time to think above the usual hustle and bustle; above the needless blowing of horns by impatient and frustrated road users; above the crass behaviours of the up and downtowners throwing garbage out of...
  • Holiday or holy day double standard

     The Holidays (Public General) Act was promulgated on 27 April, 1895.  Jamaica was still then cuddled firmly in the bosom of the British Empire and was the subject of Crown Colony government. Queen Victoria reigned.  The Act declares that the days set out in the Schedule to the Act...