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No matter how much Karl Samuda and his technocrats contort themselves and attempt to conjure an alternative reality, they can’t alter facts. And the fact is that the results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) for grade six students are poor....

I take my responsibilities as first recipient of a new national honour (a grade higher than O.M.) seriously. Some may say too seriously. As first awardee of the G.O.M. (Grumpy Old Man) Honour for relentless protection of the English language, I...

Dr Peter Phillips, the People’s National Party (PNP) president, is facing a serious leadership challenged from Peter Bunting. His desperate supporters are spreading an argument that “this is disloyalty”. But didn’t Dr Phillips challenge Portia...

Vision 2030, Jamaica’s National Development Plan, was initiated, prepared and finalised in 2009, with input from the Bruce Golding administration, the Portia Simpson Miller-led Opposition, government ministries, departments and agencies, as well as...

In Part I of this article last week, the decision of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) to spend between $600 and $700 million to remove 106,000 dead electors from the voters list was examined. The question as to whether this was the most...

Edward Seaga should not be declared a national hero, and certainly not yet. I read where Desmond McKenzie has recommended it, and while it may be understandable that he feels that way about his political godfather, that’s not a majority position or...

It is an opportunity that he saw or Esau, but this is no Jacob and there is no birthright at stake here. Yet, in this new dispensation, there is but one name – Peter – shared by the two, and the younger, middleweight Jake is seeking to unseat the...

I wish to respond to a story that featured Cumberland High School on Friday, June 21, 2019, titled ‘School fight: Cumberland principal, staff at loggerheads over ‘backra massa’ leadership’. It is necessary to provide clarity and further...

Inspector Rohan Brown’s story, published earlier this week, is not the kind of news item that motivates social-media trolls to hit the share button, which would take it viral. Brown is a policeman who was retired from the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

I grew up with engines – not just the massive and noisy Mack trucks owned by our neighbour, Mr Esack, but the green, steam-belching ones owned by the sugar estate that were up and down the narrow gauge railway line just about a hundred yards or so...
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