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It may seem distant and the issues complex, but Jamaica has good reasons to pay attention to the row, led by Saudi Arabia, between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours.Not least of why we should have an interest is that more than a handful of...

Between mosquitoes and thieves, despite the campaign promise of the prime minister, I still can't sleep with my windows open.As the murder crisis intensifies, I look to the leadership of the country for a plan. A real plan. Not just tough-talking "...

For years, the residents of Kingston 6 have been complaining of noise nuisances that are produced at functions within the vicinity of their community. These events are usually held at the Hope Zoo, Hope Gardens, the University of Technology, and the...

Jamaica is confronting a major, and worsening, public-health crisis with seriously disruptive pathologies, even if it isn't being formally labelled as such.It's called criminal violence. Should there be any doubt about the condition, or the problem...

Ed Bartlett is too sophisticated to even suggest censorship of the press by the Government. But his suggestion that the press should self-censor is in some ways more sinister, because the implication is that to speak frankly about the problem...

In the last few weeks, with murders averaging nearly six per day and extraordinarily low levels of accountability exposed in high places, even some of the most hard-working and patriotic among our people are beginning to lose hope in Jamaica.One...

It seems as if Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett can't admit that ganja is one of the major attractions that draw tourists to Jamaica. A friend of mine recently told me about meeting two visitors from Lapland. That's way to the north of Finland. What...

Crime in Jamaica is a complex, far-reaching issue that is draining the society. People are cowering in fear. It is pretty obvious at this point that only drastic measures are likely to restrict the fear that has been induced.In a letter published in...

The idea that the marquee event, The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, could be scuttled because of unsanitary conditions borders on the unthinkable. It would be a national embarrassment to postpone an Independence flagship event that...

There is a tendency among gay-rights activists and advocates, which trickles down to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, to chant that there is hardly any progress in Jamaica. Typically, this...
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