Herbert Gayle | How long will George Floyd’s ghost haunt us?

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

In my first class in violence studies, my white female professor stated: “There are two philosophical pillars that guide violence experts that make us different from development practitioners. 1. Every perpetrator is also a victim. 2. Saving or…

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Mark Wignall | Breaking the back with a bank loan

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

It Has long been established that it is socially acceptable to trust the village pastor over the town pickpocket. But even though the pickpocket may have a sharp knife in his waistband and may use it if cornered, most times, he sticks out, and he…

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Ronald Sanders | A Caribbean-Central America alliance for climate justice

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

Governments in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and hurricanes. The Central American countries are echoing a call previously made by Caribbean…

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Wykeham McNeill | Stifling the transparency in governance

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke The controversy surrounding the recently named committees of Parliament continues. It started with the replacing of the opposition chairmen with…

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Arna Brown Morgan | Christmas is coming, let us be safe

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

I love Christmas. It’s more like I adore Christmas and have done so my entire life for as far back as memory serves. I am a social person, and Christmas fulfils my mothering urge in every way. I love shopping Christmas sales for bargain gifts for…

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Ahmed Reid | Addressing disparities of human development

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

In the second of the guest column, ‘Reparation Time’ in collaboration with The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies. CRR’s first Research Fellow, Dr Ahmed Reid, highlights the disparities and the large deficits…

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Errol Morrison and Andrew Wheatley | Culture, COVID-19 and diabetes

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living. In the presence of diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar(glucose) levels. It is not only the type of foods or the combinations thereof that you eat, but also how much and…

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The 1980s Historian | Memories of turbulent and volatile Jamaica

Gleaner on November 15th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

Over these recent weeks, the news media have stirred a pot that has brought back to the top of mind several awful memories that relate to the period of 1976 to 1980 in Jamaica, a volatile and interesting period. I was a teenager at that time and…

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Tracy Evans-Gilbert | Keeping children healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

Gleaner on November 15th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

The direct effect of COVID-19 on children appears less severe when compared with adults. A small per cent may have severe presentations, especially those with underlying health conditions. Rarely, healthy children with COVID-19 develop inflammation…

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Alfred Dawes | Pot-bound economics

Gleaner on November 15th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

I recently took up gardening as a hobby. Aside from being very relaxing and fulfilling, it is also quite informative. For one, it helps to remind me of my limitations, where I may have extraordinary success in one area, yet fail miserably in a…

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