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Stories by Garth Rattray

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:13 AMGarth Rattray

Not long ago, I shipped two flat-screen televisions from New York to Kingston. One was sent as unaccompanied luggage and the other was shipped to the port. The experience at the airport wasn’t too bad, but it entailed very detailed...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:40 AMGarth Rattray

The amazing talents of our elite track athletes have spoilt us. Their repeated international successes and world dominance caused many to see them as unbeatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Some years ago, a scientific group did a...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:51 AMGarth Rattray

According to the CIA World Factbook, Jamaica has an estimated total population of 2,950,210. And, between the ages of 25 to 64 (the so-called productive years), we have 619,424 males. An indeterminate number of our males are not real (stand-up) men...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMGarth Rattray

The newly completed North-South leg of Highway 2000 was badly needed. Our little country could never afford to construct that beautiful and magnificent feat of engineering. My opinion of China's involvement in countries such as ours is that it is a...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMGarth Rattray

My disappointment with the recent general election is that only 870,663 out of 1,824,000 eligible voters (47.7 per cent) exercised their franchise. Universal adult suffrage is a hard-fought right, not just a privilege reserved for the fortunate few...

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