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In a court system still clogged with work-a-day cases, there is usually little focus on idea rulings, or significant declarations by judges that will likely enhance the rights of citizens. Last week was a case in point. In the midst of the...

ON MARCH 30, I saw a video clip which was being circulated, in which there was a well-known tele-evangelist saying in a loud, authoritative and strong voice, ‘In the name of Jesus, standing in the office of the prophet of God, I execute judgement...

AS I sit here contemplating the COVID-19 pandemic that has beset us here, there and everywhere, I can’t help but think of the many stories I have heard about good, bad and dumb people. We have countless numbers of good people – dedicated...

Three weeks ago, as the depth of the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became increasingly clear, this newspaper urged the Jamaican Government to make a quick beeline to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a standby arrangement...

FOR WHAT purpose do we elect our Government? For some, the Government exists to carry out the bidding of the people. But it does seem as though there is an increasing sense that the Government is only truly successful in the performance of its...

Hundreds of thousands will die from COVID-19, famine, and armed conflict. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to devastate most countries with fear and death worldwide, the Fourth Seal, which is now opened as recorded in the Bible...

WHEN, A week ago, this newspaper reported that panicked nurses at the private Hargreaves Memorial Hospital refused to treat a patient with symptoms of COVID-19, we assumed it was an aberration. Jamaican healthcare professionals were just that –...

As the COVID-19 pandemic gallops across the planet, leaving a trail of sickness, death and social upheaval in its wake, a debate has raged among lay people as well as medical professionals regarding who should be wearing masks. There is no argument...

MANY PEOPLE have convinced themselves that the only thing the Government is good at is public relations. Some have implied, in their utterances, that the lot of us who are impressed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his team have allowed...

LAST MONDAY afternoon at 4:30 p.m., I was disappointed by a notice from Parliament that the sitting of the House of Representatives scheduled for the next day was cancelled. Disappointed because parliamentary duties are what I am sworn and paid to...
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