Wed | Dec 19, 2018

Commentary

The Government's plan to increase, in two tranches, starting in the coming fiscal year, employer and employee contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is an important step towards rescuing the scheme.Apart from potentially staving off...

There has been much debate on the issue of extending the three states of emergency (SOEs) currently in force in St James,St Catherine North, and in parts of the Corporate Area. All three SOEs expire in January 2019, and the resolutions seeking...

While driving to work one morning, heading towards Lee's Family Supermarket, I made a right turn on to Pamela Avenue from Red Hills Road. To my surprise, I was met with an elderly man in a wheelchair travelling in the left lane towards Red Hills...

We are using the political process that was meant to keep us free to constitute the strongest shackle fettering national development. That's stupid!Last Tuesday's final sitting of the House of Representatives was preceded with one highly placed...

For many, Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. They absolutely enjoy and look forward to the carols, the sorrel and cake and ham, the festive lighting and decorations, gathering with loved ones, partying, and the church...

Some esteemed biblical characters have been with prostitutes, used maids/slaves to bear children, offered virgin daughters to assuage the lustful rage of lascivious bisexual villagers, got drunk and committed incest, had concubines, womanised,...

The picture Andrew Wheatley painted of himself in his interview with this newspaper a week ago was of a snivelling, remorseful character, too out of his depth to be aware that Petrojam was being incompetently run and, figuratively, sacked by the...

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was established in 1966 and is a compulsory, contributory, funded social-security scheme. Employers and employees make contributions to the National Insurance Fund (NIF), and these contributions are used to...

Governmental issues can get complicated. That's a fact. Plus, very few people actually take the time out to understand the Budget and spending priorities of an administration.The inherent weakness in relying on the media is that often journalists...

Peter Tosh's provocative song, African, on his militant Equal Rights album, was released more than 40 years ago. It opened with this startling declaration: "Don't care where you come from/As long as you're a black man, you're an African."None of the...
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