Wed | Jan 18, 2017

In Focus

The firestorm generated by my column last Sunday is still raging. Unfortunately, but predictably, there has been more heat than light and a surfeit of shadow boxing, shallow thinking, and strawman argumentation.It has been emotively characterised...

There have been reports in the media of remarks made at the recent opening of the 2017 Hilary Term at the Supreme Court about the increase in the number of new cases coming to the Home Circuit Court for trial.In our justice system, more serious...

I'm back after a holiday break.And I've been thinking, which reflective holiday breaks allow one to do better. Famed Gleaner columnist Morris Cargill wrote from his deathbed 17 years ago: "Martin Henry thinks too damn much". To honour Cargill, I...

Everybody wants a prosperous new year. There were many such wishes after midnight last night. But how many know exactly how to achieve that? How many are willing to pay the price?Thirty years ago this year, in 1987, I created a television programme...

In a few days, the country will see the departure of the second Commissioner of Police in three years, and of course, there is rife speculation as to why. Dr Carl Williams, a man who rose through the ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to...

I was fortunate enough recently to overhear a conversation between a senior member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government (name withheld by request) and an investigative journalist (name withheld by request) of a prominent Jamaican newspaper (...

It is no secret that Jamaica had another successful year in 2016 on the economic front. Big growth numbers came in the July-September quarter, positive outlook came from the rating agencies, a new precautionary standby agreement (PSBA) was signed...

"The price of greatness is responsibility."- Sir Winston Churchill Today is the beginning of the year, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a New Year Message will, understandably, give hope to his people by highlighting expected improved performance...

Let's just accept that Christmas is a secular holiday that is intended for family and friends to come together, take a long break from work and school, and have some warmth and fun. Apart from the fat...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."- Sir Winston Churchill Christmas is a time of giving. Individuals, civic and community leaders, and businesses have always played their part in providing bonuses...
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