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ALICIA WALLACE: Gender expression should not be a restriction but an opportunity

LAST week, there were reports of a man attempting to use a women’s restroom at a sports facility. This was later found to be false, and the original report was the result of hysteria. The person who was accused of trying to enter a women’s restroom said that they were merely accompanying someone to the general area of restrooms. It was reported that the person was wearing a crop top. This was an important detail because it gives insight into what the person who made the false report was thinking.

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PETER YOUNG: Wokeness is destroying west, says Boris Johnson

He’s back. To general acclaim, whether you like him or not, ousted former British prime minister Boris Johnson has returned to his old trade by becoming a regular columnist for the UK’s mass circulation tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mail. So he has a new platform to express his views on a variety of issues and to maintain his relevance as a political figure in Britain – believing, apparently, that he still has a future in that most unforgiving of occupations.

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FACE TO FACE: Making a world of difference for people with disabilities

PEOPLE living with disabilities are no different from any other kind of human being; all are deserving of the same level of respect and consideration, so that human rights are truly guaranteed to all.

EDITORIAL: FNM needs to get house in order

ALL is not well in the ranks of the FNM.

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WORLD VIEW – Climate Change Realities at COP28: A Critical Assessment

THE upcoming Climate Change meeting in Dubai – COP28 – is enveloped in hype, yet expectations of transformational change are misplaced.

EDITORIAL: Praiseworthy statistics in fight against HIV

FOR those who remember the challenges this country has gone through in dealing with sexually transmitted diseases, today’s news of continuing declines in cases is the kind of news that seemed impossible to dream of at times.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: ‘Tis the season to be... WHAT?

‘TIS the season to be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la, or so the song goes, but as a friend reminded me it’s also the season for something else – licensing firearms.

EDITORIAL: Promising action at start of COP28

THE United Nations climate conferences – of which COP28 is the latest incarnation – have perhaps too often been seen as talking shops. Lots of talking, not as much doing.

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STATESIDE: Polls showing young and black voters may abandon Democrats

“OH my God!” a veteran pundit exclaimed. “Look at this!” She pointed to a recent copy of the New York Times with the following headline: “Why Biden’s weakness among young voters should be taken seriously.”

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FRONT PORCH: A fitting memorial for the Jubilee?

BUILDINGS and monuments are more than physical structures. They may also serve as memorials, as extensions of the soul, as commemorative landscapes recalling certain events and histories, summoning new generations to inscribe their stories on a living tradition or history.

EDITORIAL: Concerning that Davis was shocked by IMF report

WHEN Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis declared himself in yesterday’s Tribune to be “shocked” by a conclusion from the International Monetary Fund over the country’s deficit, it needs to be considered in light of how government actually works.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Who is a woman?

SATURDAY, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), marked the beginning of the Global 16 Days Campaign, also known as 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

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FACE TO FACE: Neeson Williams - ‘I want to help others’

HE may only be in the sixth grade, but Neeson Williams is already becoming a leader in his community. He has proven that no matter how young you are, you can do amazing things that make a difference in the lives of others.

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PETER YOUNG: Immigration is top of agenda again in Britain

A widely familiar refrain is that politics is a dirty business.

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WORLD VIEW: Breaking the OECD hold on global tax governance

“THE Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is nothing less than a Club of the world’s wealthiest countries which is determined to bend powerless countries to its will”. I wrote that statement in 2002 after four years of negotiations with the OECD against its unilateral imposition of a regime to counter what it called the ‘Harmful Tax Competition Initiative (HTCI)”, launched in 1998.