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Is The Veto Contrary To Democratic Principles?

By Rupert Johnson One of the basic principles of democracy is that once a legitimate vote is taken then the participants in this electoral process should abide by the decisions of the majority. Thus, it is ironic that in the ...

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A Vasectomy Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of!

By Sandy Daley The subject of child support has always been a touchy one, especially within the Caribbean community. Many Caribbean men believe that women should not turn to the court system for child support, even if they themselves are ...

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Be True To Yourself

Be True To Yourself

By Rupert Johnson According to Oprah Winfrey in order to succeed “you have to be 100 percent of yourself.” In other words don’t try to be someone else. I have my doubts about the 100 percent characterization in that we ...

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Unselfish Canadian Kindness: Beyond Description

Editor’s note: We received this story, last week, in an email from one of our readers. It’s such an amazing and touching story — about unselfishness and kindness — from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, written following 9-11, that we thought we ...

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Tuff As Nails: A Life Filled With Purpose!

Tuff As Nails: A Life Filled With Purpose!

By Sandy Daley When Michael Brandon Hill, a 20 year old man with a history of mental illness snuck into the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur Georgia last Tuesday, armed with an AK 47 style rifle and ...

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If You Want It, Just Go For It!

Margaret Thatcher wrote, “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to work hard and a certain sense ...

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What’s Holding Back Women Today?

What’s Holding Back Women Today?

Despite Major Advances, Women’s Counselor Says Same-Gender Infighting among Enduring Problems It’s safe to say that women are on the ascendancy on many accounts: • Throughout the next decade, women will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth ...

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Voters Sent A Clear Message To Ontario Liberals

Voters Sent A Clear Message To Ontario Liberals

By Rupert Johnson People should not read too much into one or two by-elections, but the by-elections in Ontario on August 01, 2013 were fundamentally different. The five by-elections that were held in former Liberal strongholds signalled a significant warning ...

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Nothing Seems To Be Sacred

Ever since I was in grade ten, I made it a point to begin seeking out knowledge on my history and culture, as that information was absent from my school experience. It was amazing to see how my awareness about ...

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