Sun | Feb 26, 2017

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We don't know how Justice Dennis Morrison, the president of the Court of Appeal, will decide among the three justices reviewing Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry's bid for status in Maurice Tomlinson's constitutional challenge of Jamaica's law...

Immigration policy isn't an easy or straightforward subject. For instance, I was once holding forth among a group of native-born Americans, explaining that according to my immigration policy, there would be open borders for all Hispanic women aged...

Can you imagine that Jamaican youths are still being told by political leaders and talk-show pundits that their main art forms are not worthy of the space they occupy and that they are breeding criminality by dancing?Conservatives, as well as...

This week, the Trump administration reversed the decision of the Obama White House allowing so-called transgender students in public schools to choose the toilet in which they do their business according to how they self-identify. Transgender is the...

The carte blanche defence dancehall receives when one dares to whisper of its vices is unfortunate. Dancehall can't be treated as some autonomous entity, distinct from her content.Where the content of dancehall deserves to be scolded, it should be...

Discussions are still continuing about the performance of the Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional 50-Over final. We were beaten by the Barbados Pride, and there are still those who claim that captain Nikita Miller got it wrong regarding his deployment...

We are surprised that having talked about this matter for years and with the proposed implementation date a mere month away, the Jamaican government and public sector unions appear so far apart on a new pension scheme.A question that will be asked...

Following the financial sector meltdown of the mid-1990s, the formation of FINSAC and the creation of institutions run by foreigners to sell off the assets of those affected, on about five occasions I sat with groups of debtors and listened to...

Recently, there was a public education campaign discouraging payola to get a record played on radio, whether the product is good or inferior. But there needs to be a companion discussion about how to get one's record adequate airtime.It is amazing...

It baffles me how deafeningly silent we are about the complaints of persons employed in one of the 55 call centres and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Jamaica. They often lament that they are paid low wages, treated inhumanely,...
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