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In the search for positives from that Papine, St Andrew, police incident that has been the subject of much public discussion this week, one takeaway, even by the non-cynics, may be that no one died. Indeed, no one was fired upon, unlike the...

"Here in Jamaica, there is just not enough honesty regarding the guns that have been here since the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, I am tired of the grand narratives about missing fathers when, in many of the hotspots, the young 'shottas' were well...

The graveyard shift is a work period that runs through the early morning hours, typically covering the period between midnight and 8 a.m. It is also the title of a Stephen King short story and the 1990 movie based on it. The synopsis reads, "In a...

The recent school rankings based on performance at CSEC examination level tells a tale of woe for all-boys schools. The figures are calculated based on each secondary school enabling its cohort at the end of its five years of secondary education to...

In another two weeks or so, the news cycle will turn its attention to the education system - well, CXC passes to be exact - and then the usual, sometimes niggling issues, such as length of tunics and how fitted pants are, that we tend to complain...

In his contribution to the 2016-17 Sectoral Debate, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Karl Samuda recognised as an imperative his "mandate to mobilise, harness and encourage the potential of the micro, small and medium-sized...

Portia Simpson Miller, the opposition leader, this week substantially expanded transparency in public life with the most comprehensive release to date by a politician of his or her assets and liabilities. She gave media organisations copies of the...

So here comes Dr Enoch Karl Blythe, riding into the PNP leadership contest on his dray, being pulled by a lone tick-infested mule with a small head, spindly legs and a belly looking not dissimilar to Loud Senator's girth.Dr Blythe's vehicle to the...

Sunday gone, I made a day trip to Montego Bay for the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Michael Lester at National Gallery West. We sped across the length of the island in two hours and 15 minutes using the new highway. Twice we were stopped...

The most recent development in the Caribbean financial sector is that of the threat of correspondent bankers continuing to provide their services to the region. Prominent local financial institutions such as Jamaica National Building Society and...
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