Sun | Dec 8, 2019

Commentary

It’s disappointing that it is only an acting appointment the Integrity Commission has made to the critical post of director of corruption prosecutions. The good thing, though, is that unlike what appeared to have been the case with her predecessor...

‘World Bank says poor need money’, ‘Federal agents raid gun shop, find weapons’;,‘Woman missing since she got lost’; ‘Homicide victims rarely talk to police’, ‘Cows lose their jobs as milk prices drop’, ‘Breathing oxygen linked to staying alive’,...

Patterned off the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), traditionally, the programme structure and content of Jamaican radio were mainly British. So, too, were the voices of the presenters. Retired and currently adjunct University of the West...

Recently, a valedictorian at a tertiary institution concluded his speech with the use of an expletive. Expletives in our context are crude expressions; obscene expressions; curse words; swear words; cuss words. It is an expression that is widely...

The year has not yet ended, and we are crashing towards the 400 mark for road-related deaths. It is not that the relevant authorities are oblivious to the underlying causes for these mounting road fatalities and accidents, but from the average road...

It’s an old habit of Jamaican governments, through their national security ministers, to curry favour, or attempt to ingratiate themselves, with the police, even as they declare an intent of holding the constabulary to account. They, of course,...

Not until well into adult life was it clear to me that I had missed a day of science class. I was a long-time big woman when I discovered that starches turn to sugar in the body. You know, like dumpling, and bananas and rice and my beloved bread....

President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya will be hosting the 9th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States in Nairobi, December 9-10. The theme is ‘A Transformed ACP: Committed...

The plastic ban that took effect on January 1 of this year was monumental in separating the men from the boys and the ‘pros’ from the ‘cons’. Consumers were given a shocking glimpse into the kaleidoscope of the true colours of their service...

The great and the good who descended on Port Royal last week, toting another package of promises for the town’s development, were perhaps lucky that, after three and a quarter centuries, the spirits of the buccaneers who once controlled the town...
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