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This might be a good time to bone up on our sense of hygiene—or rather our lack of it. Since the whole world is talking about Ebola, I thought we might want to start thinking about the need to be more hygienic to prevent diseases in general. I suppose we could start with men getting the message that the road is not their toilet. Don’t urinate on the side...

The present Ebola outbreak is drawing comparisons with the deadly 14th-century plague, the Black Death, which killed an estimated two-thirds of the population of Europe. It was spread by rats nestling in the bowels of grain ships sailing to both Europe and parts of Asia.

The fuel subsidy is a national scourge. It distorts the market, reduces export earnings, strains the national budget, encourages overconsumption, promotes corruption and hurts the environment. It undermines development and it is an ineffective way to distribute the national fossil-fuel windfall.

The door opens. The bell tinkles. We turn to look. A woman walks in. Her face is pleasant, expectant and somewhat curious. “Could this be her?” Monica Babb, owner of Things Natural Store in Crown Point, whispers to me as we stand at the counter near the cash register. The woman approaches. “Hi.

We were this close. Me and Daren “McDreamy” Ganga, who was dreamier than ever in shades of blue. Then I accidentally almost stepped on Dwight Yorke, who was behind me, and I apologised, and he flashed his signature smile. 

The “forest-fire” scenarios are terrifying: 1.5 million deaths by early next year. We need a bit of panic. But there are two sorts. There’s constructive panic, doing difficult but sensible stuff at catch-up pace. And there’s plain old panicky panic.

Scientists predict that up to 1.2 million people will die from Ebola in the next six months. Ebola is reportedly bigger than the scourge of HIV/Aids, and it is much more easily spread.

Amember of the COP national executive observed that we’ve been debating sexual orientation and the Equal Opportunity Act (EOA) since last century—it emerged from a 1996-1997 parliamentary joint select committee.

Egret looking for a lil’ ease-up down by the cross-words, that dangerous crossroads, which in this year of barbarity and babel-shop talk, quite enough to fry yuh brain.

There is something strange about this year’s results of the scholarships announced annually based on the results of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (Cape). The results were announced Thursday, October 9, much later than usual, with no reason being given for the delay.

We are accustomed to protest action against government policy proposals or corruption in the form of marches through the streets of the capital, pickets outside Parliament, and such like. These are the ordinary expressions of our right to free speech, assembly and association.

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