Sun | Feb 17, 2019

Commentary

This month, in a week or so, is five years since Cavahn McKenzie, a St Jago High School middle-distance runner, collapsed and died after a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago. Cavahn was 17. He suffered a heart attack For much of last week,...

As customers are by now aware, the current challenges with water supply in the Corporate Area are primarily related to an irreparable break on the 18-inch Ferry Transmission Pipeline, as it is buried under 35 feet of earth and road infrastructure....

In reporting on the Stormy Ramharrack ‘sweetheart deal’, I wish reporters did candid follow-ups. Remember when TVJ reported on diehard Anju ‘Oliness supporters outside Parliament in April 2016? The issue of the day was whether his...

Nobody could ever claim that Fayval Williams isn’t academically qualified for her new job. She has the benefit of an education from one of Jamaica’s top high schools, Ferncourt in St Ann, and two of the world’s finest universities...

For the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), virtue is not the performance of one good act, but is present when someone is in the habit (‘ethos’ in Greek) of performing good acts. Will Durant (1885-1981) summarised...

In recent years, I have expanded my research examining health disparities experienced by African-American women. I came across an especially disturbing statistic: compared to African-Americans, Caribbean-born black people...

China’s unique form of political economy, the socialist market economy (SME), is almost 100 years old. In 1992, these political economic principles were substantively integrated into the Chinese Communist Party Congress (CPC)...

Howard Mitchell, as the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has a legitimate interest, beyond his role as a citizen, in initiatives to fight corruption in Jamaica. Graft by public officials, the anecdotal evidence suggests...

When news broke two weeks ago about the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, I happened to be on the corners with some of my drinking buddies. Almost immediately my-not-so well-informed colleagues started...

A little after midnight on a day in 1974, my one-year-old son, Mark Jr, became ill with what turned out to be gastroenteritis. I had been out late that Friday and I was in a bit of panic as I arrived home and the live-in helper gave me the news that my wife had rushed off to children’s hospital...
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