June 19th, 2016

For Fathers & Other Men

by Clinton Chisholm

fathers

The 20th century was, arguably, the first century in human history that a call for men to arise was necessary and rang with urgency because the 20th century was the first century in human history that men had not been …

June 7th, 2016

Playing Deadly Games with Tobacco?

by Clinton Chisholm

tobacco

The recent ‘World No Tobacco Day’ left me a tad puzzled.

If the multiple warnings from the WHO and similar organisations about the health dangers of tobacco smoking are scientifically sound why are governments cat walking around the issue by …

June 3rd, 2016

Rethinking Lady Saw’s ‘Sycomore Tree’

by Clinton Chisholm
I still recall the initial shock on the faces of my ‘Music in Society’ class at the Jamaica Theological Seminary, years ago when, after teaching them how to do a critical analysis of various genres of popular music, I …
June 3rd, 2016

Pregnancy out of wedlock

by Clinton Chisholm

Pregnancy out of wedlock

I wish to congratulate my friend Michael Abrahams on his well-argued Gleaner column on Monday, May 30 about the treatment of unmarried pregnant women in the workplace. I offer a few thoughts in support of his general argument.

First, Christians …

May 31st, 2016

Questions for Economics Experts

by Clinton Chisholm

 Economics

“…the denial of access to product markets is often among the deprivations from which many small cultivators and struggling producers suffer under traditional arrangements and restrictions. The freedom to participate in economic interchange has a basic role in social living.”

May 10th, 2016

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What?

by Clinton Chisholm

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What

Even non-lawyers know that though an accused person need not utter a word in her defence—since the burden of proof is almost always on the prosecution— that right to silence could be read as ‘guilty silence’.

Before I expose the …