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The October 8th publication of the 2019 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) by the World Economic Forum should be required reading for policymakers and business leaders. The report highlights some of the most profound development challenges facing...

When Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck criticised the break-of-day, early-morning arrest of ex-education minister Ruel Reid, and others caught up in damning allegations of corruption, Chuck came across as one member of the privileged class standing...

Last week, the utterances of the minister of justice and director of public prosecutions (DPP) in the wake of the arrest of former minister of education and principal of Jamaica College, his wife and daughter, plus president of the Caribbean...

Minute by minute, my annoyance grows. Since 1738 until now, we haven’t decide on the sovereignty of Accompong, and the Government of Jamaica (and its agents) have been eerily silent. They’re looking like a bunch of yellow-bellied cowards, afraid of...

On October 4, Prime Minister Holness gave his perspective of why he thought Government’s attempt to extend the already unconscionable time Cabinet minutes are kept secret became a bipartisan effort. “I briefed the opposition leader that we would...

There is much current agitation over the economy’s failure to grow. But, except recently by Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Richard Byles, not much identification of its source, the need for long-term planning and implementation. Where there has...

The Government, we hope, is not about to recommit its mistakes when it rushed through the law for a National Identification System (NIDS) which the court, earlier this year, held to be unconstitutional. The upshot: The Holness administration was...

Recently, a patient visited my office complaining of menstrual issues. After taking her medical history and documenting her complaints, I directed her to the examination couch, instructed her to remove all articles of clothing, lie down, and cover...

Every Jamaican, and especially every parent, should express strong support for the principled stand being taken by oversight Minister Karl Samuda in enjoining that all persons being appointed to the sensitive and crucial post of school principal...

Many years ago, a family friend asked me to do a home visit on a friend of his. She was losing weight rapidly and acting strangely. I arrived at the gate and was ushered in. As soon as I got to the verandah, a horrible smell wafted by. The closer...
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