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There is nothing at all "unfortunate" about William Mahfood's comment that the country needs a system, not a "go-to" guy, however good, to get investment hurdles removed and to get something done.Mahfood, in an exit interview as a very vocal...

I know. Time to leave Rev Al alone. Except a man who acted solely at the behest of a mass murderer and drug don whom he actively hid from police during a road trip to nowhere continues to insist he's God's Jamaican representative who resolved a...

Only three and a half years ago, Jamaica was on the verge of an economic meltdown net international reserves were below US$1 billion; the current account deficit was in double digits; public debt was at around 150% of GDP; investor confidence was...

I read with interest the article in your paper dated Wednesday, September 21, 2016, titled 'Pension plan revolt', about the Desnoes...

The recent decision of Hopefield Prep to deregister a three-year-old student because his hairstyle was in breach of the rules of the school has been the source of much comment in Jamaica.The current media activism on social issues is at its zenith...

In Part 1 of this series, I examined the principle and practice of performance-based contracting and showed, among other things, that school improvement plans (SIPs), which are being developed and used by some schools, represent the key elements of...

The race for US president has been getting closer and more complicated.With the 'pivoting' of Donald Trump and the pneumonia-induced 'faint' and 'deplorables' comment of Hillary Clinton, the polls have become much closer.Mark you, Trump hasn't...

Two recent political events have cruelly exposed the absence of hope for good governance for Jamaica.Take the PNP conference and election of officers. The way in which PNP dinosaurs (oops, sorry, 'stalwarts') inside and outside the party have closed...

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.-Warren Buffett We spend a lot of money on education. Our public investment in education of 6.1 per cent of GDP is much better than the average 5.2 per cent of developed countries. As for enrolment at the...

"On an island overflowing with exceptional talent on both sides of the mixing board, to suggest that just one man was the most influential is perhaps absurd, but if you took a poll, Prince Buster would inevitably win by a wide margin. From Judge...
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