Mon | Feb 18, 2019

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There hasn’t been sufficient time for a deconstruction, and deep analysis, of the Budget Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke tabled in Parliament on Thursday, to clearly determine the philosophy that underpins its numbers and what, if any, role...

Unfortunately, I must use the word ‘Negro’ until the influential people on this planet admit that ‘Negroid’ has no place in racial nomenclature. Other major races – Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Australoid – are named...

Every now and then a patient would be accompanied by her spouse when she turns up for her appointment at my office. In many cases, their presence is welcomed as they are able to ask me questions directly and therefore be more aware of the issues...

“My son is under a doctor’s care today and should not take PE today. Please execute him.” Since my father and mother never saw my report card or homework book because I relieved them of the hard labour of signing those useless...

Parliament is not the Church. It is a place where representatives of the people are supposed to represent the people. Parliament is hardly representative of the people, however. It is dominated by men and they are mainly middle class. That men have...

Most of the storylines are driving the international community’s understanding of the Venezuelan crisis centre on the Maduro regime’s gross mismanagement of the economy, and its clean break from democratic laws and tradition. However,...

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)...
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