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There are unlikely to be many people shocked by the latest allegations of corruption in the world football's governing body, FIFA, leading to Wednesday's dramatic arrest of several of the game's leading executives at a posh Swiss hotel, and America'...

Last week Friday, I attended a meeting hosted by head of Jamaica's USAID, Denise Herbol, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) envoy Randy Berry and LGBT coordinator Todd Larson present, along with persons of faith. The meeting was...

I happened to read some content about the Noranda Company that wishes to expand its interests in Jamaica, increasing the size of its port and wishing to negotiate some additional taxation terms.A matter of quid pro quo should not need a second look...

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) troops last Wednesday was not a big deal. The city was deep inside IS-held territory, IS fighters had controlled 80 per cent of it since March, and we already knew that the Iraqi army can't fight. Even so,...

We appreciate that Carl Williams, the commissioner of police, means well. But there are more credible ways of assuaging Jamaicans and calming their fears over galloping murders than talking sop, which was the essence of his offering last week ...

I'm really thankful for the rain, as I'm sure most of us are. But the rain has a way of highlighting the insensitive among us. I took note from the safety of my little car just how many motorists drove and splashed pedestrians without even the...

Why am I not surprised at Government attacking Jamaica's endemic child abuse problem like a Square One soca song?Square One's popular recording, Kitty Cat, urges fans to "attack it from the back", the popularity of which lyric in otherwise...

This is an open letter to Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica.Dear Prime Minister,Thank you for articulating an unequivocal stance on the protection of children from abuse in your address to the nation on Sunday, May 17, 2015. It was a...

As is rarely the case when it comes to plundering public resources to finance the politics of patronage, the Gordon House consortium turned back what would have been a most egregious raid on the infamous Constituency Development Fund (CDF).But no...

Dinosaurs roamed the Earth up to 65 million years ago. Popular scientific thinking is that most of them were killed off by a large celestial body travelling 150 times faster than a jetliner. It struck the Earth with 100 million megatons (100,000...
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