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Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMElizabeth Morgan

My father was 10 years old when the First World War, the Great War, the war to end all wars, started on July 28, 1914. He was 14 when it ended on November 11, 1918. He was 35 when the Second World War, the sequel, started.I thus grew up with many...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of this eclectic column, what should the columnist write about?It would be an interesting exercise, certainly for the writer, to go back and look at what was written about for the first column each November...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One hundred years ago on Sunday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. Known as the Great War, it was "the war to end all wars". In just over 20 years, this proved to be a forlorn...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While I'm still trapped in a bubble ventilated by the warm glow of goodwill and injected with milk-of-human-kindness hallucinogens by assisted-living facility caretakers, it's a fine time to applaud some of the good done by political leaders.Long...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Although it was not the blue wave that most sensible people wanted to see, the Democratic Party did what had to be done last Tuesday to secure control of the House in the midterm elections. True to his nature, President Donald Trump immediately...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

History is an amazing teacher. However, too many political leaders and analysts have apparently skipped the class, and, therefore, epitomise the dumb in referendum.Within three days, there were three such elections. Two in the Anglophone Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:11 AMCarol Archer

The Jamaican media should be commended for keeping the issues associated with urbanisation in Jamaica front and centre of public discourse. Television coverage and the various editorials, particularly the editorial page of Thursday, October 25, 2018...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I've deliberately waited almost a year after his untimely passing to pay my full (NOT 'fulsome') personal tribute to deceased icon, Ian Boyne.It's my hope that the time has allowed some to reflect on the big picture called life. Those with eyes to...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When a citizen exercises his right and goes out on a limb to actively support the police by telling what he knows about crime and then is threatened by insiders, it signals that many people are justified in 'see and blind, hear and deaf'.The message...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rape is just about the worst thing that one human being can do to another. It is a repugnant act that generally carries a life sentence for the victim and for the convicted perpetrator as well. Therefore, this horrific act, or any attempt to carry...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have sparked a national debate in the United States about the removal of public statues or monuments that honour Confederate leaders. The Confederacy was the period between 1861 and 1865 when 11 Southern...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Our consideration of abortion in Jamaica has, for too long, been characterised by contention and an apparent lack of empathy for those directly affected.The result has been that there are vulnerable people who have been denied the space to express...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week, I wrote a column with irrefutable facts regarding the lie that Jamaica is the 'most' homophobic country in the world. True to form, two individuals attacked me in a fashion reminiscent of primary-school girls. However, this does not...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Allow me to support the position of my MP, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, in her position on the abortion issue. This is not an attempt to get her to fix the road where I live. Well, not really.But I genuinely believe her position that a woman should have...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica was invaded in 1655 by the English, who captured the island from Spain. England was emerging as a world power and challenged the hegemony of Spain. The purpose of the invasion was for commerce and political influence.Fast-forward to 2010,...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mark Ricketts generally writes interesting and highly informative articles on matters of national, regional, and global importance. In his most recent contributions, he has tackled the costing issues surrounding the Covenant for Social...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 7:16 AM

National Heritage Week was bookended by National Heroes Day last Monday, which was followed by World Food Day. But ‘Heritage’ is too much bandana and Miss Lou, blue draws and Bob, Anancy and the other seven Heroes.In National Heritage Week, Prime...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In this country, I can speak my mind, criticise the Government, take on the Opposition, strip religion, and excoriate bigots. But bet you if I say that anal sex is disgusting and nasty, some homophile tribalist will continue the straight-up lie that...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some years ago, I went to a pharmacy. An elderly woman was before me, so I stood a few feet behind her for privacy. A cheerful pharmacist came back to her and quoted a price. The woman responded and the pharmacist left and returned, quoting a lower...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A political party out of power will have its best days in sniping at little matters, magnifying them in the public domain, and in exposing genuine wrongs by the ruling administration. In reality, the worst that could happen to a party like the PNP...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There's trouble brewing in the East.JLP seems to have targeted some 'safe' PNP constituencies for political overthrow and is employing shrewd strategies to that end. In the past, 'safe' constituencies were usually surrendered by the other party with...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two weeks ago, I tried to explain why I considered the three states of emergency (SOEs) declared recently to be contrary to the constitutional provisions permitting SOEs to be promulgated.I still maintain that the very first SOE was an admission of...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I was born in Jamaica in late 1950 at a time when illiteracy and ignorance were not greatly considered by the colonial authorities as major faults to be repaired. A person who had a stroke and unfortunately ended up with, say, a side of the face...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is something visceral about sex offenders and, in particular, males who commit sex crimes. Yes, we know that women who allow little boys to put on learner's signs and have sex with them are also paedophiles, according to statute and...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is Part Two of a two-part series. Last week's article was mistakenly published with Mark Wignall's logo.Jamaica produces no capital goods, much of the raw materials needed for manufacturing are imported, and almost every agricultural product we...

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