On the heels of celebrating International Women's Day, I am urging Jamaica's major political parties to increase female participation in politics as a means of reducing political corruption.
In an editorial on Thursday, March 6, this newspaper reflected the expressed concern by University of the West Indies professor, Anthony Chen, that comments by opinion shapers could lead to xenophobia and attacks on Chinese in this country.
The article 'Thwaites emphasises quality over quantity of subjects' in The Gleaner of March 6, 2014 highlights some issues in education that I have been concerned about for some time. One of these is the trend in Caribbean secondary schools to have their students sitting more and more subjects at the CXC/CSEC level...
I write in response to Daniel Thwaites' column, 'The Pinnacle of Independence' (Sunday, March 3, 2014.
The Gleaner recently reported the transportation, works and housing minister, Dr Omar Davies, as having outlined critical steps that will ultimately lead to the signing of a binding agreement with the Chinese company, China Harbour Engineering Company.
I wish to respond to the article of Friday, February 28, 2014 captioned 'Contracts commission questions UWI's expertise on mangroves'.
On March 2, 2014, King Philippe of Belgium signed into law a controversial measure permitting children of all ages to receive voluntary euthanasia on request. The conditions under which this is permitted include terminal illness, pain and suffering.
Over time, I've tried to educate readers regarding the folly of needing external validation, of trying to remake yourselves based on somebody else, or pattern your thoughts to align with those residing in weighty tomes.
Let's get this straight: Our priority now must be reducing our debt and fiscal deficits, lowering inflation, managing our exchange rate responsibly, and generally achieving macroeconomic stability. We must get our economic fundamentals right. Job Number One.