Prathit Misra | India adapting to a post-COVID-19 world

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis to hit humanity since World War II. Not only has it cost the world more than 500,000 deaths, it has also led to a sharp economic downturn and countless job losses. In March end India imposed a lockdown to…

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Mark Wignall | Cloudy issue in the Integrity Commission report

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On page 196 of the Integrity Commission report, one section goes as follows: “Based on the documentary evidence provided herein, the director of investigation questions whether the strategic placement of certain individuals in key positions at…

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Hilary Beckles | Sir Everton Weekes – a tale of two islands

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Here again is another case in which the celebration of the life of a dearly departed brings the family together to reflect upon its existential oneness. The Caribbean family is giving thanks for ten years of Weekes, the life of Sir Everton, who…

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Mark Wignall | PNP has two options – defeat and devastation

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All opinion polls in the latter part of 2019 and in the months before COVID-19 crashed into Jamaica with a loud bang showed the Opposition PNP lagging way behind the ruling JLP. When both leaders are compared in various areas, Andrew Holness stands…

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Ghenete Wright Muir | Same-sex couples deserve the same rights

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I had a long and challenging journey to acceptance and would love to see Jamaica embark on that journey. As a teenager growing up in Jamaica, I had similar sentiments to many reading this article. I believed it was wrong to be gay. I was…

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Shandono Burton | Social intervention – an alternative crime plan

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A famous adage states that we cannot defeat death, but we can defeat death in life. For far too long, too many Jamaicans have been robbed of the ability to adequately enjoy a meaningful life. Simply traversing the streets of downtown Kingston, Half…

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Tian Qi | Enhancing China-Caribbean cooperation in building Belt and Road

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On June 18, the high-level videoconference on Belt and Road international cooperation was held in Beijing under the theme ‘Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with Solidarity’. It was attended by the foreign ministers or…

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A fulfilling and enriching journey

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India and Jamaica, and the wider Caribbean share many commonalities from their colonial past, emerging as sovereign nations, vibrant democracies, and the deeply embedded Indian culture. There are numerous layers which provide a heady mix and…

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Mark Wignall | The colour and class complexity in Jamaica

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It was summer of that year, August 1965, to be exact, as I entered Parade from the north-east end. I was on the way from school to catch a bus home. I was almost 15 and could quickly sense that something was wrong, and fear was taking over….

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Colin Campbell | Election 2020 entering the home stretch

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Two weeks ago, I wrote in a column that the 2020 general election was too early to call, which is in contradistinction to being ‘too close to call’. Indeed, reactions varied, mainly because some people are confusing a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)…

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