Sun | Jan 21, 2018

Commentary

There is need for clarity from the Holness administration on where it is going with its policy to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks whether by taxing the products or by voluntary restraint by manufacturers.Most countries that have tackled the...

The Americans have spoken about Jamaica's crime situation in no uncertain terms. Whether the country likes it or not, it had better get its house in order.The Government's declaration of a state of public emergency in St James on Thursday, with...

This might sound like a sick pun, but if my child or any other child is being abused, I am not simply turning the other cheek, or, in the recent controversial case, take it on the Chin. Growing up in the typical lower-class neighbourhoods, too many...

The 2018 Grammys will be held in New York on January 28, and all eyes are on the Reggae category. Overall, it has been a great year for reggae for many artistes, like Sizzla, Tarrus Riley and Charlie Blacks, who have all broken new ground with their...

For tourism interests, 2017 was a relatively good year, and this trend is poised to continue in 2018, largely because Brand Jamaica remains strong, we have attractive indigenous product offerings, and we have the best tourism workers in the world as...

Often in life, we catch glimpses of people's life in the public domain and wrongly conclude that we 'know' them or a lot about them. We read and hear about them in the media and we may even follow their careers with passing or great interest. Then...

On October 31, 2017, the world marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, that deep split within Western Christianity that began with Roman Catholic theologian and monk, Martin Luther. It was preceded in the year 1054 by a deeper...

The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) are based on the National Security Policy, which recommended a 'clear, hold and build' strategy for normalising the high-crime communities in Jamaica. Clear, hold and build is a strategy used in areas with...

Towards the end of 1973, I moved out of my parents' house and started a 'dolly house' with Ann-Marie, my girlfriend (who would eventually become my wife), and the infant son, Mark Jr, that we had recently, wonderfully and magically made."Place the...

About two weeks ago, the head of the Police Officers Association (POA) made some serious and far-reaching allegations against the honourable minister of national security. The claim was that the honourable minister was interfering in the allocation...
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