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A major strength of Kelly Tomblin, the CEO of Jamaica's monopoly light and power company, is her readiness to engage her customers, even when they are angry and she has little with which to appease them. So, in four years on the job, among her more...

Last week, the commissioner of police made a revelation that made me soil myself. It was a revelation, however, that to me explains a lot about the ineffectiveness of, and corruption in, today's force.He admitted that 46 per cent of recruits this...

I've always harboured feelings of sardonic superiority (accompanied by supercilious sneers) over those who abuse access to column inches whining about personal commercial travails.Not anymore. The No Water Commission (NWC) has forced me to...

It seems as if Bolt really nailed it! I'm talking, of course, about his anthropological insight into our culture.Because in the wake of all this unnecessary excitement about a little hit-and-run accident in Rio, the Telegraph newspaper here in...

When I saw the subject heading 'Bad news', mi just kiss mi teeth. It must be one of those fraudulent emails from a friend in trouble abroad who desperately needed money. You know the usual incredible story: "I'm in Timbuktu, where I came to view the...

In my first column in this series, I pointed out that most countries with significant appeal and alluring brand image have clean, safe,...

Liberal democracies tend to give rise to multiple political parties. This phenomenon exists because the very nature of liberal democracies is founded on a multiplicity of the views that contend for acceptance.Populations in some democracies tend to...

It should come as no surprise to the public that a toll-rate increase has been announced for the North-South Highway. The country was warned when the highway was first opened in March that the reduced rates arrived at after howls of protest were to...

In Trinidad, in the old days, if you blocked someone's view of an event, you would invariably be asked, "What happen? Youh father is a glassmaker?" My way of dealing with this comment about my transparency or lack of it was to reply rudely, "Nah,...

So far, there is no cause to complain about the tone or reasonableness of Howard Isaacs, the new president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), although, like his recent predecessors, he started with a screed about better pay and working...
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