The 2019 Cricket World Cup has been marred by several wrong decisions, batsmen being ruled not out when, in fact, they were out, and vice versa.

To give an example, in the 11th over of the England-India match, Jason Roy, on 21, nicked the ball and was out caught behind. However, umpire Aleem Dar ruled not out, even signalling a wide. But India chose not to review the decision for fear of wasting the one measly review allowed in a 50-over match so early in the innings.

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NOT one to take criticism lying down or to rely on others to toot his horn, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on Friday presented the media with a cache of self-generated statistics, shifted the goalpost as needed, threw in a graph or two and evaluated himself as having succeeded in rolling back crime in his first year in office while offering a guarantee of even better to come.

EVENTS that rock us into further consternation about the state of our country and whether “we gone through” are occurring with increasing frequency.

Sadly, the responses of our rulers are superficial.

IT was Nietzsche who wrote if you gaze long enough into the abyss it will gaze back at you. I think the level of criminal activity for so many years has made many of us glimpse into the abyss and, at times, I am afraid one day I may look too long.

THE most damning aspect of the last Moody’s report is that, after four years, it sees no prospect for economic diversification under this administration.

The Marlene McDonald affair raises important issues about the fate of our women. Progress, as measured by the number of women in leadership, does not tell the whole story.