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Last week, the Jamaican political landscape shifted like a tectonic plate, producing a massive civic earthquake as one nine-day wonder was superimposed on another.Just as Jamaicans braced to deal with the Petroscam quake, the PNP's announcement that...

Viewed mostly through the rational lens of political cynicism, the Opposition PNP has taken a gamble that its refusal to offer continued parliamentary support to enhanced security measures will make it more relevant to the voting public.In its still...

In the week that the world marked International Human Rights Day (December 10), the parliamentary Opposition here took the bold step to vote against any further extension of the three states of emergency now running in St James, St Catherine North,...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is bullish about the economy and has been making a strong case that before long, full employment can be attained.Speaking in Montego Bay recently, he said, "If the economy continues on the path that it is now set,...

In any investigation or audit of any arm of government, whether it is carried out by the contractor general or the auditor general, when imprudent and deliberately reckless authorisation of spending is approved by boards or top management and...

I am more than curious and concerned about the Jamaica-Israeli connection, given news that has emerged about the use of Israeli technologies in certain questionable activities globally.The Gleaner, in a news item titled 'Khashoggi's private WhatsApp...

The difference between a jam and a jelly is that jellies are transparent and have no residue of skin, seed or any other visible part of the fruit. Jams, on the other hand are full of all kinds of chunks, many of which cannot be properly identified....

It had to come to this. And they're not done yet.Riding on a dramatic expansion of 'human rights', a man has gone to court in The Netherlands to ask the Government to roll back his age by 20 years! Emile Ratelband argued before the court that he...

In its 151st year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is facing significant challenges as it seeks to provide essential services to our country. During the past week (Police Week), the JCF has had a robust programme of outreach, particularly to...

It is by no means a fallacy to understand that party politics is much more about strategy and timing than it is about taking power and finding solutions to a nation's biggest problems. The taking of power must be attained by overpromising with...
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