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Dramatic scenes of party supporters from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) frolicking together at nomination day activities flashed across all media platforms earlier this week. These scenes were widely applauded...

The term 'all-inclusive' can mean 'including everything or everyone' or 'denoting or relating to a holiday or event in which all or most meals, drinks, and activities are included in the overall price'. In practice, when you pay big money for a...

The devil, they say, is in the details. Which is why Andrew Holness, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader, has a job of exorcism to do if discerning people are to be convinced that Beelzebub isn't hiding in opaque numbers.Perhaps the most exciting...

Jamaica's politics, too often, seems to give awful maladies to its practitioners. Many appear to take leave of what, or what little, good sense they may have possessed and appear to develop a proclivity for stand-up comedy, oblivious to the gravity...

From all the poll numbers I have seen and the general 'pox on both your houses' that exists at street level, especially among those under 35, indications are that the February 25 election will attract another low turnout of registered voters.This is...

The letter came from the St Catherine District Prison (as it was called then in the 1980s), and from a man on death row. I was then the pastor of the Phillippo Circuit of Baptist Churches.He said he had read my articles in the newspapers but had...

Towards the end of Lavern Clarke's enjoyable article 'Jamaica's spectacular LNG record' (Financial Gleaner, December 4, 2015), she concluded: "With Bogue and Old Harbour in play, around a third of base load capacity would be fired by gas, a cleaner...

We don't know the cause of Sunday night's killing of three people at the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) rally in Montego Bay. But there should be no rush to judgement that aggravates tensions, leading to a self-fulfilling spiral of violence during the remainder of the campaign for the February 25 general election.  

Dear next man I hold: Yu lucky is a ZIKV year, because I had plans. It sounds a little crass and a lot desperate, but I am not alone. The reality is that I'm finding more and more women in their mid-30s seriously considering the path of single...

Jamaica is trapped in a vicious cycle of corruption and entitlement caused by people's expectation, based on historical reality, that politics is the path to personal profit, power and profligacy.Which Jamaican leader will be first to break that...
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