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With the Court of Appeal having ruled against him in the senate-seats saga, Andrew Holness is again at a hard place. His leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is under threat, and there are serious questions about whether the party will be a...

Come tomorrow, thousands of Jamaicans will be packing the National Stadium for the final day of Champs. It has become much more than an athletics festival. It's the biggest social event on the calendar. Even people with only a passing interest in...

Last Tuesday, Phillip Paulwell apologised to the Jamaican people for the assault occasioning bodily harm caused by the wholly preventable fires at the Riverton dump; but he did not apologise wearing any of those official, constitutional, statutory...

It is possible that we misapprehend and overstate its significance. Any other interpretation would be cause for even greater concern. That is, the Jamaican health ministry's statement about pollutants in the atmosphere at the height last week of the...

In 2011, an ambitious Andrew Holness, captivated by the irresistible lure of power and fame, allowed himself to be hoodwinked into believing that he was the best person to secure a second term of office for the then ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP...

Ruddy Spencer doesn't need a column to say how underwhelming he thinks Andrew Holness' speech was, because cutting a sleep was commentary enough. But unlike Ruddy and some others in Parliament, I stayed (mostly) awake.I think Andrew did well enough...

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, last week delivered a budget that, in his words, signals the end of austerity. Speaking with a triumphalist tone as he outlined what clearly is a budget intended to win the upcoming elections...

When Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller speaks in the Budget Debate today, she will, hopefully, keep at the back of her mind Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore, who died on Sunday, aged 91, and to whom she will likely pay tribute...

Before they were record-breaking track athletes or politicians or world-famous singers or TV personalities, they were plain ol' people. And long after the activity that caused them to rise to fame, they will still just be people. Society forgets...

The Riverton fire is getting more attention than any other annual event, including carnival.Why the shock, awe and outrage? Haven't we been here before? Repeatedly? Governments prioritise SUVs over fiscal targets and fiscal targets over all else,...
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