Mon | Apr 22, 2019

Commentary

Don’t take at face value Peter Clarke’s declamation about a “moratorium” on new abstraction of water from the aquifers and rivers in the Rio Cobre Basin. It hides more than it reveals. And what is hidden is injurious to Jamaica’s agriculture. Mr...

My earliest memories are filled with trying to understand the purpose of my existence and the mystery of the hereafter. As I became older and saw cruelty, violence, suffering and death, I wondered how it was that a (supposedly) loving God could...

I once thought Parliament was the forum where there would be ideas about all aspects of governance for Jamaica, where stories about people’s aspirations would be told, debate sharp, reasoned and sometimes light-hearted, difficult issues contested...

The ban on single-use plastic bags and straws which came into effect earlier this year is being hailed as a success by Senator Matthew Samuda. The young government senator has been one of the main drivers of this project. Judging from the images of...

In 1998, I left the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and took up a job with Petrotin, the national oil company of Trinidad and Tobago. Petrotrin was recently shut down by the Government, and with it the hospital. This is a recollection of...

An open letter to Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn: As I shared my story before you in Parliament on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, I realised that we had similar stories. We both had brain tumors called prolactinomas while pregnant, but...

The solution to income inequality, according to some moneyed experts who benefit tremendously from capitalism, is pretty simple: teach people financial literacy so they will be less ignorant about money, have less debt, and have money set aside for...

There is logic to the Opposition’s demand that the Government account for its spending on the development of the National Identification System, now that the Supreme Court has held that the law on which it was predicated is unconstitutional. The...

The Jewish Feast of Pesach (Passover) begins tonight, and the Christian Feast of the Pascha (Easter) begins tomorrow night. There is an unbreakable connection between these two high holy days of two of the great world religions. For the Jews,...

Pat Rousseau is being deservedly eulogised for his achievements in law, business, and sports administration. Not surprisingly, what hasn’t received as much attention is his contribution to public service. Yet, it is the sphere in which he leaves...
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