Tue | May 21, 2019

Commentary

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was, on the face of it, unanimous in its rejection last week of Donald Trump’s rekindling of the contumelious Helms-Burton Act that allows Americans to sue foreigners who possess ­former US-owned properties in Cuba...

A young married couple named Mary and Joe decided to take a vacation in Apocrypha, our favourite fantasy land beyond the clouds. Mary was seven months pregnant, so the couple decided to have one last idyllic holiday before the baby came and changed...

Surely, if last week taught us ­anything, it’s that not every ­circumstance that seems criminal really is. Especially when viewed with the trained, legal eye. Where laymen see what appears to them as nepotism, corruption and certain jail time,...

Until he conforms to the law, or unless the Integrity Commission is incompetent or guilty of misfeasance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has forfeited his moral authority to expound on weighty matters of governance, or hold to account members of his...

It is important to answer, clarify and refute claims made in the article entitled ‘Tullow and Jamaica – Why the Silence Over the Big Oil and Gas Find?’ which was published in The Sunday Gleaner on May 12, 2019.  ...

Give me some time to get to the case of the dead man who sent a letter to seek donations from the corporation which has more stories than a book of Grimm fairy tales. This week, I am licking my wounds over the World Track and Field (WTF) Relays. A...

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Thursday gone, Gleaner put out one front-page story wid dis ya headline: ‘A Real Threat – Rooms On The Beach Muckraking Could Scare Off Investors, Says Lee-Chin’. Ascorden to Gleaner, Michael Lee-Chin seh if im did own...

I caught a little bit of the Integrity Commission’s press conference on Monday. Then I read the document they circulated to the media. Remember, as I pointed out in last week’s column, these are good folks doing a bad job. I just knew I had heard...

I paid keen attention to Wednesday's sitting of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) meeting as Dr Fritz Pinnock, the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) president, faced questions about the 2017 yacht party for since...

Out of a desire to praise great men when they are still with us, this and succeeding articles will examine the contribution of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to the building of our nation. These articles will avoid the hackneyed subject of his...
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