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I have always maintained that Jamaica has been too ambivalent about crime. On the one hand, we are incensed and outraged when there is an alarming increase in crime and we shout in panic for the Government to 'do something'. But when tough action or...

A week to go before Emancipendence, I am dusting off my gold and green on one of the few occasions that I compromise on my Negrophilia. Doubtless, I am very ecstatic over the semi-final victory over the USA in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.It's not because...

The debate is on in earnest as to whether or not Jamaica can indeed sustain the 7.5% primary surplus target as agreed with the International Monetary Fund under the extend fund facility signed in 2013.One set of persons call for a reduction of the...

As a black Christian, the Charleston shooting raised many issues in my heart about racism and faith in Christ in the world. The shooting broke my heart, brought me to tears, fired up indignation in my soul, and eventually led me to deep and...

'When you fly at the level of eagles, you have no time for the John Crows who fly below.' The problem with that statement is that it is fraught with a major misconception. Vultures fly much higher than eagles and are the world's highest-flying birds...

On the last occasion I spoke on matters concerning Jamaica in Jamaica, I unintentionally stirred up a controversy by stating, in 1999, that the conditions for macroeconomic stability had been re-established, but that the manner in which the crisis...

US President Barack Obama must take time to seriously reflect on that sober, well-reasoned letter sent to him by five members of Congress last week urging him to use his political clout to get the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to relax its...

So, a deal has been struck with Greece. EU leaders/lenders are desperately trying to save face by spinning the 'deal' as including tougher austerity requirements than Greeks rejected in the recent referendum. Maybe. But there were significant...

Lack of water for domestic and irrigation use is one of the most serious environmental hazards. Globally, one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation, says Abundance, written by Peter Diamendic and...

I was to have travelled to the Dominican Republic recently. I look a lot like the Haitians and the Dominican descendants of Haitians living there.Recently, one of our morning dailies was cheerfully reporting 'Dom Rep not 'rounding up' Haitians',...
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