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Commentary

Although a frequent critic of the sloth of Jamaica’s Parliament and the often imbecilic behaviour of its members, Ronald Thwaites is also cognisant of how badly members of parliament (MPs) are paid and isn’t ashamed to make a case for better...

The world watched during the Mueller investigation to see whether evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere with the 2016 United States (US) presidential election would be exposed. But in vain! It turns out that the...

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll This pretty much describes United States (US) foreign policy these days and the method of communicating in what they confuse as foreign policy, whether from...

On Monday and Tuesday, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) met in Georgetown, Guyana, chaired by Dominica’s Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Francine Baron. Except for two brief notices in...

The realist theory of security is defined as the security of the State and territorial boundaries carried out by military force to avert external threats to the states and its people. The Caribbean probably has never had to deal with such threats...

We hear it all the time – a vehicle stolen here, a vehicle stolen there. However, no one seems to really pay much attention to this serious and emerging threat to our national security – motor vehicle theft. There is a very high demand for motor...

Audley Shaw gets it. Kamina Johnson Smith doesn’t. Or, so it appears. So, she shoots the messenger, rather than confronting the substance of the message. Mr Shaw is the minister of commerce and agriculture in Andrew Holness’ government. Mrs...

The unending devaluation of the Jamaican currency against the United States dollar is caused by one simple fact – Jamaica is managing two official currencies. The Jamaican dollar, by force and authority of the Government, without regard for the...

The Diaspora has been deluged with marketing, emails, articles and social media posts promoting the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) has yet to even attempt to resolve any of...

Jamaica is a nation of entrepreneurs and this is what makes us so successful and resilient in the face of great odds! The very history of this great nation was woven by people who took enormous risks and ­excelled. Today is no different, as every...
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