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Jamaica is on a high now because once again our athletes, led by the iconic Usain Bolt, have brought tremendous glory to the brand. People have been moved to tears, as was evident in some of the images captured in Half-Way Tree Square, which gives...

There are all kinds of liners, and while this one-liner about an ocean liner is not the best you've ever heard, it certainly didn't sink into oblivion, even though some of the crowd might have given it a chilly reception. "Life is all about...

Europe faces a migration crisis. But it's not what most people think it is.This summer has provided us with a steady flow of tragic images: abandoned trucks filled with decomposing bodies; people drowning in the Mediterranean when overloaded...

Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter, at a press conference before his 100m race was telling the media writers to improve on their coverage of the lead-up to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, but they would not heed his call. He expressed...

We have a tendency to throw around offensive words to describe or refer to people without giving much consideration for what it connotes and how it might make people feel. Words and phrases like dunce, miscreant, rowdy, mongrel, homo thugs, dundus,...

Almost anyone with a bit of charisma, loud mouth and willingness to talk in extremes can be a rabble-rouser. Serious leadership is another matter. That is hard business, demanding thoughtful engagement.Of the two, Raymond Wilson, the chairman of the...

There was a boy I knew in high school who came from the tough community of Homestead in St Catherine, located off the Old Harbour Road in the parish. The boy was a superb footballer and had no less talent than many who are now plying their trade in...

Not long ago, in Kingston, I visited a family member of Dr Robert Kho-Seng Lim, a person Chinese people are proud of, and I had the privilege of going through some precious historical documents.Dr Lim, one of the most renowned scientists in modern...

Peter Bunting was noticeably vague about the timetable for the new prison, of which he spoke last week. If anything, the security minister's invocation of a price tag of J$10 billion, in the context of Jamaica's fiscal circumstances, suggests that...

"You must learn to satisfy."It's an expression my grandma used to say to me often that I never quite understood or agreed with. To my then young and adventurous mind, it seemed the motto of the underachiever. It suggested to me that you wouldn't...
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