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It says somehing about Scarlette Gillings that, nearly two decades later, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) still remains such a critical institution for infrastructure development in so many communities. That's the result of the Government'...

It's the classic chicken-and-egg employment conundrum droves of university graduates face: employers require that they have work experience, yet no one is willing to hire them so they can get it. With today's competitive job market, how will...

I'm forced to report the Old Ball and Chain is not a Sergio Garcia fan.It all began in 2002 when Sergio disrespected her favourite 'other' man, Tiger Woods (eclipses even Pierce and Denzel), after the US Open at Bethpage Black. Sergio suffered the...

Jamaica is into its annual convulsion over drought and the restrictions on water supplies by the near-monopoly supplier of the commodity, the government-owned National Water Commission (NWC). The country will, of course, muddle through this latest...

Quite unsurprisingly, last year's water restrictions have been followed by similar announcements this year. Many Jamaicans may be able to list the number of times in the past that we have had two successive years of record drought and of water...

For many black Jamaicans, 'Chin' is still the generic name for all Chinese people. It doesn't seem to matter that Chinese Jamaicans have many other names such as Chang, Chuck, Chung, Fong, Kim, Kong, Lee, Leong, Lim, Lue, Mock, Shim, Tenn, Yap, Yee...

The columnist's job isn't to gather lost sheep, so I don't ordinarily reply to letters that lack worthy content. But by placing Pete Delisser's musings as Letter of the Day instead of in the garbage (where, shockingly, all the letters of praise...

The events leading up to May 24, 2010 regarding the president, Michael Christopher Coke, aka 'Dudus', as the country in West Kingston, known as Tivoli Gardens, is being shown on air.This nation was caught up in a series of events from late 2009 up...

It's really a commonsensical decision for the justice ministry to authorise an increase in the daily stipend handed to jurors who help to decide cases in the nation's civil and criminal courts. It is something of a national disgrace that it has...

My mother was recently admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Ward 3, my first experience of what a gravely ill patient may expect at UC (the usage endures). This encounter has made me...
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