Sun | Aug 25, 2019

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The ministry of praise and worship has become a popular aspect of the worship experience in a wide cross section of Christian denominations. Particularly with the emergence and expansion of neo-Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical religious...

It’s always sad to see religious dogma laying waste to high-quality intellect. Take Peter Espeut, for example. He keeps reminding me that we attended the same excellent Roman Catholic-run secondary school. So I know he’s grounded in one of the most...

Jamaican farmers could soon have the chance to grow hemp. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Audley Shaw has said that he will be looking at hemp production. He hopes that banks will be more open to dealing with hemp farmers...

Earlier this year, the decision was taken to disband the current configuration of the Mobile Reserve. This was a crucial step in the ongoing process of the internal restructuring and expansion of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Since then,...

The history of Bob Marley and the Wailers has become so distorted over time as every music industry yearner stakes a claim to a piece of his legacy that I’m compelled to set the record straight insofar as I can. An August 12 article from online...

When I came back to Jamaica in the 1970s, I was shocked to find out that de facto discrimination existed in local advertising in the print and electronic media. I came home ready to hang up my shingle as a filmmaker-cum-communications consultant,...

Living in Jamaica and trying to make a difference in the lives of the people through politics can sometimes be a jarring experience on your psyche. Starkly different realities exist side by side in Jamaica, and the inequality seems to have got...

In our anthem, we pray: “Justice, truth be ours forever.” These words seem aspirational rather than actual. If the tune could carry, they should be reordered to: “Truth and justice be ours forever,” as you must first have truth to foster justice....

What a preckeh since the latest living conditions survey (tabled August 2) established that poverty increased by 2.2% in 2017! Nothing but dysfunction has followed. The saddest part was the deplorable but unsurprising glee with which the PNP...

One year after the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) scraped by with a one-seat win over the People’s National Party (PNP) in 2016, Portia gave up the leadership of the PNP, and Peter Phillips was awarded the post, with all who could...
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