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The turmoil of mutiny and coup in Burkina Faso

By Moussa Traore / October 1, 2022
Breaking News We just heard from reliable sources that the mutiny ended up in a coup. Lieutenant Colonel Damiba has been overthrown by one of his close allies, 34 year old Captain Ibrahim TRAORE. The latter, a kingmaker, was instrumental in…
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Africa and the freedom fighters’ conference to Antony Blinken’s African tour

By Moussa Traore / September 17, 2022
The 1960s were the years of celebration, of victory for liberation moments for Africa; the days of “indépendance Cha Cha” in French-speaking Africa. One event that remains engraved in our memories is the “Freedom Fighters’ Conference” or “All African People’s…
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Chang’s controversial ‘shoot to kill’

By Kayla Ellis / September 25, 2022
The police officers’ mantra is “to serve and protect”. According to a report done by Amnesty International, “Jamaican young men, especially those in marginalized and disenfranchised neighbourhoods, have been scarred by unlawful killings by the police”. Amnesty also noted that…
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Imminent weather threat approaches Jamaica

By Chris-Kay Young / September 26, 2022
Jamaica’s Meteorological Service has issued a severe weather warning for the island, with the high-pressure system expected over the weekend. The latest bulletin issued by the Met Service at 5:00 am Thursday 22 September 2022, indicated that, as the strong…

Minister Chang: It seems that Jamaica is a lost cause

By Richard Hugh Blackford / September 25, 2022
As a child I became aware of the adage, “an eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind”. It took my growing-up years to fully understand the exact meaning of this adage, and nowhere else in the world…

Freedom of expression and censorship in the art

By Veerle Poupeye / September 17, 2022
Part 1 Freedom of expression is considered to be a basic human right and is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a related UN document (1966), states, “Everyone has…

Welcome to a very active “Hurricane Season”

By Subrina Hall-Azih / September 25, 2022
This is the time when we in the Caribbean get extremely anxious and often fearful of the outcome of the hurricane season which usually starts as early as June and ends around November. However, nearly every year presents a few…
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The Politics of the Global Climate Crisis

By Fernon Wilson / September 25, 2022
It has been a long summer with many climate disasters globally, ranging from unrelenting heat waves in China, Western Europe, and parts of the USA to devastating floods in Pakistan, India, and sections of the USA. Many of the world’s…
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Molly, Vaping and Edibles frequently used by high schoolers

By Admin2 / September 4, 2022
A new study has found that there are three main drugs being abused by Jamaican secondary school students. “When we asked about the popular substances that are currently being abused, molly, vaping and edibles are what came out as the…
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Diabetes, heart disease among worldwide health killers

By Chris-Kay Young / September 25, 2022
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now exceed infectious diseases as the “top killers globally”, with one person in 70 dying every two seconds from an NCD, said the United Nations health agency in a new report, released on Wednesday 21 September 2022….

Editorial

Editorial: Politicians and the police have been meeting with criminals for decades

Editorial: Politicians and the police have been meeting with criminals for decades

AnonymousJun 19, 20223 min read

Jamaica is a very strange place where many people ignore the truth (the available evidence) when discussing public issues. If…

Editorial: Pockets of excellence in a sea of underperformance

Editorial: Pockets of excellence in a sea of underperformance

AnonymousJun 12, 2022

Jamaica seems to be cursed with under performance in economics, crime, national security, healthcare, agriculture, education, public transportation, and manufacturing…

Editorial: The Importance of teaching music in schools

Editorial: The Importance of teaching music in schools

AnonymousJun 4, 2022

Music educators have long known, through scientific research and practise in their field, that students who learn music significantly improve…

Editorial: Boarding schools, discipline, social order, and violence

Editorial: Boarding schools, discipline, social order, and violence

Jamaica continues to be plagued by social disorder and homicidal violence. Critical thinking and empirically-based solutions to the problem of…

Editorial: Geopolitics and the war between Russia and Ukraine

Editorial: Geopolitics and the war between Russia and Ukraine

AnonymousMar 6, 2022

Major powers (for example the US and Russia) attack weaker states (states without nuclear arsenal) when they perceive that their…

Health

Protect your health after flooding-CDC

Protect your health after flooding-CDC

Chris-Kay YoungOct 1, 20223 min read

The Atlantic hurricane season impacts the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico between 1 June and 30…

Diabetes, heart disease among worldwide health killers

Diabetes, heart disease among worldwide health killers

Chris-Kay YoungSep 25, 2022

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now exceed infectious diseases as the “top killers globally”, with one person in 70 dying every two…

End of Covid-19 pandemic in view

End of Covid-19 pandemic in view

Chris-Kay YoungSep 17, 2022

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic is “in sight”, after revealing that weekly…

Vaccines for Monkeypox disease available in September

Vaccines for Monkeypox disease available in September

Chris-Kay YoungSep 4, 2022

The first set of vaccines to treat the monkeypox disease is expected to arrive in the island this month, says…

Baby-friendly status upgrade for Mandeville Hospital

Baby-friendly status upgrade for Mandeville Hospital

Chris-Kay YoungAug 28, 2022

The Mandeville Regional Hospital is now an internationally-certified Baby Friendly Hospital (BFH). This recent certification is inspired by a global…