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Fifty years ago this past week, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica, one of the most memorable and frenzied events to have taken place here. It's not that all Jamaica was enamoured by the Rastafarians' claim that God had visited...

Successive Jamaican governments have not been able to provide good-quality free health care; quality free education throughout the life of EVERY child in Jamaica; loving care for our elderly; and unemployment support so that families don't fall off...

I want to bring to your attention the appalling level of oppression being imposed upon the citizenry by the Jamaican Government through the Stamp Office of Tax Administration Jamaica (i.e., the...

Culture forms character in ways that people are often unaware. In an institution like the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), more than 150 years old, there is no doubt that a deeply rooted organisational culture exists.Some aspects of this culture,...

TWO MAJOR growth inducement activities have been staged in the last few days. Last Thursday evening, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) opened up its biennial Exposition at the National Arena. The Expo, now in its 43rd year, closes...

Dentdale is one of the finest Cumbrian dales and lies on the Yorkshire border in Britain. Within it sits Dent, a small village popular with hikers, having its own brewery, a heritage centre and a railway station which, at 1,100 feet, is the highest...

If ignorance is bliss, there are three of our politicians who must be the happiest persons in the world. Combined, their initials are, like the popular antihistamine, DPH. Call it garbage or trash talk, but the affairs regarding the National Solid...

Any attempt by Peter Bunting to challenge Portia Simpson Miller for the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) must be classified as a suicide mission. And one with serious casualties and collateral damage.I am not sure whether there is a...

Just last week, the entire Caribbean, all our diaspora people and cricket fans everywhere, even in England despite their team losing, were all ecstatic about the West Indies victory in the T20 World Cup.My wife, Indranie, who was born in Guyana, sat...

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was set up by an act of Parliament to manage and regulate solid waste in Jamaica. The concept, as envisaged by the act, was that the Authority would be primarily responsible for the regulatory...
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