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Frankly, we would not frown on any member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the Senate if he broke ranks and voted with the Government on the constitutional amendments to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), whenever that vote is taken...

I recently met a businessman who, unsolicited, introduced himself as a "Comrade for life". I, therefore, became perplexed when he embarked on a severe and protracted criticism of several policies carried out by his fellow Comrades.He animatedly...

An outsider looking at our culture would be amazed at our acceptance of make-believe. The late Singaporean prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, may have noticed this when he characterised Michael Manley's redistributionist world view as "quixotic". Lee may...

As Jamaicans show their patriotic side during these Emancipation/ Independence celebrations, it is a given that appetising delicacies and rich ethnic foods will take centre stage right up there with the entertainment of all genres. The fact that...

I recently met a businessman who, unsolicited, introduced himself as a "Comrade for life". I, therefore, became perplexed when he embarked on a severe and protracted criticism of several policies carried out by his fellow Comrades.He animatedly...

A peer without peer could be deemed peerless but a peer without care is not just careless but seemingly couldn't care less. This is the case of Lord John Sewell, 69, a peer beyond compare, deputy speaker and chairman of committees at the House of...

Martin Henry in his article 'Atheists need a New Testament', published July 26, made many claims which have no factual bases. Atheism is a lack of belief in a god or gods. It has nothing to do with belief. It needs no testament. It is not a faith (...

Peter Bunting now needs to clarify his clarification. For no one is any the wiser about his proposal for an oversight body for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the agency that probes accusations of excesses against the police...

The rate of homicide in Jamaica peaked in 2009, when it was 63 per 100,000 people. For comparison, the rate in the UK is about one per 100,000 people, so the rate of killing in Jamaica was more than 60 times higher.After Christopher Coke was...

Yesterday's Gleaner contains a report ('Committee divided over definition of corruption') in which Minister of Justice Mark Golding is quoted as saying: "There is no reason to suspect that the definitions of acts of corruption in our law are...
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