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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:45 AMOrville Taylor

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:46 AMOrville Taylor

Of all of the many commentators who are singing platitudes or slinging mud at Portia Simpson Miller, or patting her on her back, I can speak of her commitment to the poor and working classes. Indeed, there is no doubt in my mind that she has an...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:51 AMOrville Taylor

Lawyers and judges do not make law. At best, they interpret statutes that are enacted by the persons in the legislature whom we have elected. Therefore, if the law is an ass; the lawyers and courts are merely farmers, although much of their animal...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:39 AMOrville Taylor

Yes, it is a big deal that he was celebrating with his national flag. After all, this young man was many miles from home and had only a small number of family members with him here. Moreover, he was a middle-distance runner competing for a school...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:51 AMOrville Taylor

Last Wednesday, a middle-age-to-senior citizen-sounding man called me on radio and was up in arms with the Government and the police over the focus on the recent hoopla regarding ‘rusty-back’ men having sex with children, when in his...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor

And so you saw history unfurl, and Betsy Sullivan cringes while feeling a deep feeling of satisfaction that, after 44 years, another Jamaican, is representing the country in Olympic diving. And yet, apparently in a deep romance with ignorance, and...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:27 PMOrville Taylor

So the Man a Yard has delivered and has found ways of keeping the promise. Well, let's not fight over the details, but he did assure us that those who earned below $1.5m would have been given PAYE tax relief by April 1, 2016. Nevertheless, the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:01 AMOrville Taylor

I am going to remind my friend, Comrade Dr Fenton Ferguson, that despite the propaganda of the yes-men who call me often to say what a perfect job he is doing, the first word in the name of his party is people.Having finally got the anti-smoking...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

So my friend Fenton Ferguson did nothing wrong in regard to his stewardship of the health ministry. True, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said that he must make sure that 'it' doesn't happen again, but his supporters and those who are more...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 1:31 PMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Sometimes cock mouth kill cock. Now the utterances of Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness, about the impotence of the Government to handle crime, might have once again opened him up to more attacks and given to the People's National Party (PNP)...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Slowly, but surely, the truth is coming out regarding what happened in Tivoli Gardens five years ago. For me, the major issue was that more than 76 civilians were killed and we still don't know who killed them.Of course, with the distractions of the...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Heroes' Day: But where is the next champion of the working class?In the space of a week, we have lost two lions in the trade union movement. Literally, members of a dying breed of unflappable leaders, Clive Dobson, former president of the National...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion, and I believe that both the British government and our local leaders need a reminder of our history. Morant Bay was about a detached and insensitive colonial government that did not care...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor, Contributor

When British Prime Minister David Cameron came bringing gifts last week, I was lining up to discuss reparations, the Privy Council, the ridiculousness of having a foreigner as our head of state, and the vexed issue of my right to British citizenship...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor

None lesser than the great Jamaican, Marcus Garvey, said, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots," and if you have no self-confidence, you are twice defeated in the race of life.True...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor

"FIFA fo fum! I smell the blood of a Trini Man." It is another epic fairy tale but it is literally going to be a Grimm brothers' story that doesn't look like it is going to have a happy ending. Like a long African river, our beloved football icon of...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor

Well, unless your hypocrisy is bigger than the occasion itself, the arrival of American President Barack Obama last Wednesday and his meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Thursday are historic. True, it was nothing in comparison with...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Taylor

It can't be that he got a mouthful of Lewinski. It can't be that he snorted coke. It cannot possibly be that he sent thousands of troops to die in search of weapons of mass distraction. It cannot be that he smiled in the faces of Caribbean banana-...

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