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The bane of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is its slowness in getting things done, and how little information, including hard data, it actually shares with its critical stakeholders: the people of the Caribbean. It hardly ever meets deadlines,...

Recently, the Qahal Yahweh church was subjected to a police operation, supported by the Child Development Agency’s investigations. Aspects of this operation were captured on video. The Qahal Yahweh Church is a separate community church with the...

Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), last week warned Jamaica to be wary of China’s activities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, citing security concerns regarding China’s ties with...

Fifteen months, which is when the next general election becomes due in Jamaica, isn’t a long time from now. We’d be surprised, though, if Prime Minister Andrew Holness, seeking to take advantage of perceived divisions in the Opposition People’s...

This is the third and final chapter in my presentation of what I imagine Gene Autry’s and my bridge-playing friend, ‘Digger’, also a huge fan of betting on horses, would think of Ainsley ‘Jimmie’ Walters’ latest clumsy attack on local horse racing’...

This push to have Patois as an official Jamaican language is nuanced and complicated. Language has been one of the great dividers on this little rock. As people open their mouths, impressions are formed and judgements are passed about education,...

It all has to do with babies. THE 4 VISIONS: The four visions are the aspirations of our national development plan – to become that place where everyone in the world would choose to live, work, raise families, and/or do business. To make the...

In case it might have slipped Prime Minister Andrew Holness, it’s been more than two years since Parliament approved the Integrity Commission Act, to which Governor General Sir Patrick Allen quickly gave his assent. Four months have passed since...

By this, persuaded against their will, the academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) have returned to their classrooms, laboratories and workshops. Despite the fact that ­justice has not yet been done to them, it would have...

The grief, concern, frustration and anger surrounding the prevalence of cancer has led many individuals to seek out and subscribe to the thinnest thread of hope of prevention or a cure. Some ridiculously assert that medical science already has the...
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