Thu | Apr 15, 2021

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Jamaican immigrants who sailed on Empire Windrush after reaching the Tilbury in United Kingdom on June 22, 1948.

In 2008, Jamaican-British historian, Colin Grant, published the most comprehensive contemporary biography of Jamaica’s most famous pan-African prophet, Marcus Garvey: the magisterial, meticulously researched Negro in A Hat. Last year, Grant’s new...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness making his contribution at the 2021 Budget Debate in the Parliament. There are concerns being raised on the amended Disaster Risk Management Act that gives the prime minister the power, without any parliamentary approval what

On February 28, in my Sunday Gleaner column ‘Actions speak louder than words’, I wrote, “The proposed amendment to the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) to allow for stiffer penalties … must be urgently implemented.” Like so many other Jamaicans...

Cherry always had a smile on her face but that day it was absent. As I stopped by her roadside stall to greet her I noticed that her head was down and she was deliberately avoiding my eyes. “Hey girl,” I said while urging her to look up. “Why are...

The United Nations (UN) bureaucracy has its sights set on the Caribbean, and that is not a good thing. Allow me to elaborate. As an international human rights lawyer with a decade experience working at the UN, I have had a front row seat to observe...

History education matters! History’s transformative power, and far-reaching implications for cultural, social and community empowerment, and national development, have long been understood. This is why Verene Shepherd, Judge Patrick Robinson, Sir...

At the heart of any thriving economy are the commercial activities undertaken by companies. Companies are the engines of an economy, creating livelihoods for a nation’s people, tax revenue for governments, and the provision of demanded goods and...

Do you have a drone? If you do, launch it and slow it down on a section of Riverton City where you may see a picture in frame after frame of five children sorting glass bottles, metals of various shapes or old electronic units as others with...

We are still in Women’s History Month. This week’s Reparation Conversations in collaboration with the Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies, continues the discussion by Professor Verene Shepherd in her article on...

There are many of us who need to place retirement and post–retirement as one of our top priorities. It is never too late to start planning. The key is to begin by making SMART moves and having a strategy in place. WHAT ARE SMART MOVES • Set...

As I watched parts of the 2021-22 Budget Debate, I had mixed feelings: on the one hand to commend aspects uplifting good governance; but on the other, to insist on an end to continued chronic, gross violations of transparency and accountability in...
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