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In Focus

Karl Blythe will be soundly thrashed by Portia Simpson Miller at her party conference in September and sent back as a scapegoat into the political wilderness. But that will be completely beside the point.Take his challenge as comic relief, as fodder...

Jamaicans are spending too much time obsessing about Donald Trump. They can rest assured Trump doesn’t spend a millisecond thinking about them. Expressions of horror at Trump’s likelihood of becoming POTUS are everywhere. His utterances...

Someone just woke up one morning, decided to get a gun and shoot at police officers. Call him a madman or a misguided youth, but when you are a police officer staring down the barrel of a gun in the hands of a murderer, you don't have time to ponder...

She was found in the green bushes in Orange Hill. The coincidence of colours tells you that crime crosses colour lines and all age groups. It is not a body, the carcass of an animal, or remnants of a praedial thief's predation. Nevalesia Campbell...

I want to use this opportunity to beg LASCO to enter the housing market.This is not free advertisement, which this very successful Jamaican company doesn't need. LASCO's slogan is 'We make living affordable', and under that banner the company has...

When Charles James Barton, MD, first came to Jamaica about 50 years ago to take up a post in the university radiology department, he made a point of seeing every stage play in Kingston. He had enjoyed theatre and cabaret in Edinburgh where he had...

I am a terminal nuisance, especially as it relates to the English language. I believe we inherited some good from our colonial slave masters, including the Queen’s English. It’s a challenging mixture of nuance, complexity, contradiction...

Monday night, June 20, 2016, I gave my young son 'The Talk'. Not about the birds and the bees, but about the systemic prejudice built into the American judicial/police structure. I spoke about dealing with the police, generally, and, specifically,...

After the learned Queen's Counsel attorney general recited her constitutional CV as leader of the Bar and chief legal adviser to the Government in Parliament Tuesday, she immediately made explicit her contempt for the Constitution when she...

The lunatics are now in total control of the asylum. On Tuesday, Jamaica's attorney general promised ordinary citizens' constitutional rights "may have to be abrogated, abridged or infringed because ... the evidence we are examining convinces us...
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