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Commentary

Over the longer term, it may not amount to much. But last week's vice-presidential elections appear to have altered the leadership dynamic within the People's National Party (PNP). The loser was Phillip Paulwell. He was elected as one of the party's...

Prime Minister Holness is shouting out - notice the frantic voice - that "we must stick with the states of emergency (SOEs) and zones of special operation (SOZOs)"."Murder is 20 per cent down. Divide the forces equally across the parishes, and you...

Phillip Paulwell and Wykeham McNeill came to the battle armed with their long-term savvy among PNP delegates. Damion Crawford showed up with dreadlocks, a record of being unafraid to open his mouth and constructively criticise his own party, and a...

I'm struggling to take a hard-line position on the issue of political appointments. The age-old practice has always troubled me.Once there is a change of government, start counting the casualties of war.It's par for the course that not only are the...

So, Jamaica's traffic chickens have finally come home to roost.For the past 10 days, motorists have clogged the airwaves weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth at the horrendous gridlock caused by the apparently inept traffic planning, resulting...

Enter the dreadlocks! Damion Crawford, doing his best Biggie Smalls impression, has kicked in the door waving a piece of two-by-four and in the process sent his vice-presidential rivals scampering for cover as he captured most votes in the race for...

This newspaper welcomes the seriousness and weight Jamaica's Government says it attaches to the Windrush Generation saga and the effort it has invested in protecting the rights of its citizens victimised by the scandal. Indeed, we are heartened by...

I'm in favour of progress, of upgrading our infrastructure and our roads. We have long ago outgrown our housing solutions, water supply, power supply, public transport system, roads, public health facilities, schools, prisons, police stations and...

Depression affects millions of us. Unfortunately, many persons afflicted with the condition are undiagnosed, and a significant proportion of those who have been diagnosed are not treated. Reasons for the absence of treatment include denial, stigma...

Justice and equity demand three immediate changes in the Government's relations with the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). And I accept responsibility for these not being settled during the last administration.The first is the balancing of...
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