Curtis Ward | A coherent foreign policy defines a nation’s sovereignty

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I begin with the premise that a coherent foreign policy defines a sovereign nation and without which is chaos, misunderstanding, and mistrust in bilateral and multilateral affairs. A coherent foreign policy is a predictable guide to the behaviour…

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A look back at the life of DK Duncan

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Dr Donald Keith Duncan, who was better known as ‘D.K.’, died at the age of 80 and was considered one of Jamaica’s most radical and influential politicians. He was a two-term general secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), a minister of…

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Mark Wignall | Understanding PNPYO’s stance

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Last Monday, Nationwide News reported on a letter from the PNP Youth Organisation to People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips giving him 30 days to walk away from his political leadership of the PNP. It was also reported that the…

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Zaki Cooper and Daniel Lightman | Ivan Barrow – a cricketer worthy of fame and glory

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As the cricket season comes to a close, the football season in England is getting under way. The world’s eyes will be on Old Trafford as the home of Manchester United, but earlier in the summer, it was the neighbouring cricket stadium that was…

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Audrey Pottinger | Parental psychosocial concerns when a child has cancer

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Despite scientific advances over the past 40 years that have improved the survival rate for some childhood cancers, receiving the diagnosis that your child has cancer is likely ranked as one of the worst nightmares for parents. It is only surpassed…

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Kwesi Marshall | What’s in our food? - Addressing obesity prevention through front-of-package labelling

Gleaner on September 13th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

Your doctor has advised you to reduce your sugar consumption. You are told to cut down on your saturated fat intake, too. Not to mention completely avoiding something called trans fats. Unsure of what you should do, you phone a nutritionist friend…

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Maziki Thame and Linnette Vassell | Beyond the numbers – the substance of women’s representation

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Eighteen women have been elected to Parliament. Compared to 2019, this is a 50 per cent increase of women in the Lower House. This comes at a time of historic and drastic decline in citizen participation in the electoral process; a narrowing of…

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Glenn Tucker | Tools for economic recovery and sustainable development

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke recently highlighted the urgent need for jobs and hard currency. He hopes to address this problem by aggressively diversifying the economy. This should not surprise those of us who have developed a huge reservoir of…

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G. Anthony Hylton | Sober leadership required from and within the PNP

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Not for the first time in its history, the oldest political party in the English-speaking Caribbean, the People’s National Party (PNP), is being called upon to elect or appoint a new leader, consequent on the outcome of a general election loss. The…

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Mark Wignall | Seven seconds of hell

Gleaner on September 13th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

It was just another ordinary, boring Tuesday morning, and I was out and about in my usual haunt. In the 1980s and 1990s, it would be Ackee Walk, Grants Pen, Casava Piece, and Bull Bay. In the nights when Tino Geddes was alive it would be Denham…

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