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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Of all the challenges, worries, uncertainties and fears our people face on a daily basis, crime is by far the worst. RAMPAGE screamed the headline of this newspaper in last Tuesday’s edition, as the country recorded 16 murders in 96 hours.

Friday, December 8, 2017

I have been following Mr Nikoli Edwards as he outlined his frustrated efforts to speak with Dr Keith Rowley since he was invited to submit his proposals on youth development just after one of the Conversations with the Prime Minister.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How should the Korean peninsula issue be resolved? The situation is often compared to a chicken game in international politics between North Korea and the international community, including the United States and South Korea as main actors.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Buying toys is like giving candy, it serves no real purpose other than momentary joy. It’s a childhood habit that will stay with children all through their adulthood and the priority it’s given by parents now, will set the tone for where they fall as our children grow into adults.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Last week, my take on the current extended wave of criminal violence invoked a metaphorical gun to our collective heads. I related my doctor’s tale. His deep sadness. The pervasive air of impunity, and the desperate prescriptions for brutish vengeance.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My grandmother has a saying, one that she evokes every December 25 after the thrill of gift-exchanging and gastronomic indulging has subsided; she says, “Before yuh blink yuh eye… Christmas go be here again.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Fredrick Douglass (1817-1895)

Fredrick Douglass. Born a slave, escaped, world-renowned anti-slavery activist. Said that so long ago?

Monday, December 4, 2017

The real tief-head is when a company has a sexual harassment policy in place, and yet a victim can’t get justice. It says a lot about the risks of speaking out about sexual violence as a working, even professional-level, woman.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Three truths seemed indisputable to those who found ourselves on the HIV epidemic’s social frontlines years ago. One: Ending Aids required challenging authority, passion for sometimes life-threatening activism, and abandonment of respectability politics.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez affirms that every decision is a compromise. Finland, after WWII, plunged into political turmoil. Humanisation and dehumanisation are both possibilities.

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