Lennie Little-White | Who will save our youth?

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

“You teach the youth about Christopher Columbus, And you say he was a very great man. You teach the youth about the pirate Morgan, And you say he was a very great man. All these great men were doing was ­robbing, raping and killing. So…

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Hard times ahead

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

Reality hit home last week when Jamaican bars and their best friends in psychology class, churches, were ordered to radically scale down their activities. Bars, one of the mainstays of our women most socially and economically deprived, were ordered…

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Mark Ricketts | A nation with a capacity for caring, but much more is needed

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

The global pandemic is real, with almost 8,000 deaths worldwide and nearly 200,000 persons having contracted the virus in 155 affected countries. What is particularly comforting for this country, amid pain and the not knowing, is the bedside and…

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David Salmon | ‘Moving in the Right Direction:’ A student’s perspective on the Budget

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

Many times, the sequel to an award-winning blockbuster fails to captivate eager patrons interested in the narrative crafted by the director. However, it is pleasing to note that this year’s budget presentation, aptly titled, ‘Moving in the Right…

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Norris McDonald i | Cuba’s biotech success helped China overcome COVID-19

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

Brazil far-right leader, President Jair Bolsonaro, is now begging the thousands of Cuban doctors he had expelled to return to help them in their own fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cuban Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology…

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Orrette Fisher | Jamaica needs oil reserves

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

Guyana held general and regional elections on March 2, 2020. At the time of writing, the results of the elections have still not been determined due to a dispute in relation to the tallying of votes in region four, the largest of the 10 regions….

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Elizabeth Morgan | Jamaica: 25 years at WTO [Part III] Challenges and achievements

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

Small developing countries are trade dependent and value a well-functioning multilateral trading system where their needs may be articulated, understood and accommodated. It is generally difficult for small developing countries, like Jamaica, to…

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Mark Wignall | Fighting wise and staying strong

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

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Lorna Phillips | The case for structured mentoring in the legal profession

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

Setting up junior lawyers to succeed! The Jamaican Bar Association has been trying for a while now to encourage established and senior lawyers to volunteer in the mentoring of newly called attorneys. A good and worthwhile effort. However, is…

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Canute Thompson | Truth and political bias

Gleaner on March 8th, 2020 | File Under In Focus -

One of the flaws some people make when engaging an opponent in an argument is to accuse the person of having a bias. The fact is that all of us have biases. The key is to be able to recognise, admit, and contain them and thus limit their impact on…

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