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MSJ condemns Israel’s ‘continued oppression of Palestinians’, urges Caricom and TT gov’t to take a side

“[…] Not content with this massive assault on Palestinians’ rights to self-determination, the state of Israel has been continuously expanding its land and reducing the areas in which Palestinians have been living.  “[…] On top of this has been the systematic oppression of Palestinians whose economy and even water supply …

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Noble: The riddle of Khan, Young, and Hernandez; and what it says about our desired leaders

‘Dislike of an individual is material in politics. Someone with an unlikeable persona may be unelectable in a diverse national contest… by contrast, good governance requires honest treatment of the business issues…’ (Martin Daly, November 2020). This Daly quote is relevant when considering the recent cabinet reshuffle in the light …

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Demming: Gov’t must act on sexual harrassment and gender-based violence

Womantra and 2Cents movement have both survived firestorms of social media criticism that they allegedly mishandled accusations of either sexual harassment, gender-based violence or sexual grooming perpetrated by persons in positions of leadership. Ironically, both organisations are engaged in much-needed work that can fundamentally change our cultural landscape, but they …

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Noble: Not so fast; facts are stubborn—why TTPS poll is unfortunate attempt at misdirection

The Mark Twain quote ‘facts are stubborn, statistics are flexible’ seemed appropriate last week, as the news about New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s misclassification of 9,000 Covid-19 deaths broke, shattering the carefully groomed image of his pandemic achievements as a national leader.  Cuomo, ably assisted by his aides, sought to …

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