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Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I was meeting with an attorney-at-law and member of the Jamaican Privy Council, an encounter which gave me an idea of how we could have a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)-Judicial Committee of the Privy Council compromise. The idea is to...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With what seems like an insurmountable amount of international pressure on the global football governing body (FIFA), the head of the organisation has decided to step down. Now, let me be clear, FIFA has its problems, I am the first...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What passes for journalism in Jamaica never ceases to amaze me. While I may give a free pass to a young 'wet-behind-the-ears' journalist for not doing his or her basic homework, that very low standard cannot be allowed in an '...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad that those who mould minds, attend to the sick, and serve and protect, have to be bending backwards to perform miracles daily for only two pence. Wage freeze after wage freeze, lasting over half a decade, has virtually...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Consumers in this country are taken for granted too much. I am sickened by the unprofessionalism and the little regard we have for deadlines. My complaint is centred on the fact that there has been yet another delay in the...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Joy, excitement and pride were just a few of the emotions bursting from the 125 National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) students performing for a generous crowd at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on Sunday. Students from 23 different schools 'United in...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

As I watched the hungry, elderly lady clutch an apple given to her by her visitor, I was gripped with compassion.Wished I could've helped also. But she was thousands of miles away. As the television camera did a close-up, her lips parted with a...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Showtime will join rival HBO with an online streaming service for those that don't want to pay for cable.The cable channel said Wednesday that it will begin streaming in July for US$10.99 a month on all Apple devices, including the iPad, iPhone and...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 2:19 PM

The Ministry of Health is moving this year to design a ten-year development plan to ensure the realignment of primary health care with the population growth and the shifts in burden of disease over the last three decades."It will require not only...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I usually allow your columnists to express their views without any inter-vention or response. However, I feel compelled to respond to the inferences contained in the column 'Politics behind Nation-Growth squeeze', authored by Aubyn...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Murders are at a five-year high, according to Derrick Smith, the opposition spokesman on national security.Smith, speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, said that Jamaica is currently experiencing a spiralling crime situation."Up to...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

With the assistance of Scotiabank, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will have its medical capacity boosted for the 13th consecutive year, with the purchase of high-tech equipment to facilitate breathing in coma patients, and those...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter shocked the football world yesterday when he announced his intention to stand down, but he could remain head of the organisation until next March.Blatter has been under intense pressure to resign since United States...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Economics 101: Money has no intrinsic value. The value of money is in its command over goods and services. Getting more money is not the solution.The minimum wage is somewhere in the vicinity of J$5,000 a week. There was a time when...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

LEEDS, England (AP):New Zealand's bold approach to Test cricket was further vindicated with a 199-run win over England in the second Test yesterday tying an enthralling series 1-1 and maintaining the Black Caps' two-year undefeated run in the longer...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is it that the residents of Tivoli could not find a better lawyer than Carol Gonzalez-DaCosta to represent them at the commission of enquiry? It is as if she is fast asleep with her eyes wide open during the giving of evidence. Her...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Don't know what to make of the junk-bond market? Join the club.One month, dollars are flooding into junk-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The next, dollars are pouring out the opposite direction.Consternation is nothing new for this part...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Without taking any side in the current struggles between the Government and public-sector workers, concerning their demand for increased wages.I would like to propose a very practical way forward in arriving at genuine solutions.I...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In an article in The Sunday Gleaner, somebody compared the passport fees in several countries and concluded that the Jamaican fees were still cheaper than the rest. This may be true in absolute terms but not so in relative terms.A...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has relocated its ticket office and administrative and operations teams from Trafalgar Road in New Kingston and the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) to one location in Liguanea.The airline has leased...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The 95th running of the Cal's Jamaica Derby for native bred three-year-olds over 2400 metres promises to be an intriguing contest, and the sponsors have gone that extra mile to make the day an unforgettable experience.Plans for Cal's Derby Day,...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

HEMPSTEAD, NY (AP):The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime, but police say it was a man's red underwear that led to his arrest on New York's Long Island.Police say 18-year-old Taykim Ross stole $200, electronics and Air Jordan sneakers from...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will begin testing its mobile betting platform by August, and do a full rollout by October, says President and CEO Brian George said."The mobile platform has to be connected to an electronic wallet, which is funded by...

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