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MILAN – The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged the stock of physical and human capital. Firms have postponed or cancelled investment projects, and laid-off or furloughed workers’ skills have deteriorated. The crisis, however, has boosted the...

NEW DELHI – One of the most significant socioeconomic changes accelerated by COVID-19 must surely be the rise of digital labour platforms. Of course, platform-based employment had already been growing exponentially before the pandemic. But...

ISLAMABAD – This month, G20 finance ministers agreed to a proposal to issue $650 billion worth of the International Monetary Fund’s reserve asset, special drawing rights (SDRs), and an additional six-month moratorium on debt payments...

The not-so unthinkable happened last week as Portmore United and Waterhouse Football Club were ‘forced’ to pull out of the 2021 FLOW Concacaf Caribbean Club Championships (FCCC) because their teams were not prepared for the effort. Now...

With violence against women at the top of the country’s collective agenda, and the #metoo movement not yet in the world’s rear view mirror, it is interesting that the government of Jamaica were on the verge of passing a sexual...

The Gleaner laid bare last week, the terror under which an entire community lived on account of a killer in its midst. The story reminds us of the Edmund Burke quote “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...

This week The Gleaner looked at varying issues, including CARICOM’s digital agenda, Jamaica’s need to up the ante on its vaccination drive to facilitate economic recovery, and Johnny Grave’s out-of-place comments on matters of...

Many may know the prominent Marlene Hamilton Hall located at the University of the West Indies, but who is Marlene Hamilton? Hamilton was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), her 1991 appointment making her the first...

Maureen Samms-Vaughan is known internationally as a pioneer in the field of child health, development and behaviour. A native of the parish of St Thomas, Maureen knew early on that medicine was where her heart lie. In those innocent years she would...

Jamaica has the most bars in the World per square mile, and it is no fluke that our spirits have gained notoriety worldwide due to their quality. To mention the word rum and not mention Joy Spence would be tantamount to blasphemy, as the affable...
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