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Everything that can be said about Fidel Castro - bad and good - has already been said since he joined everybody else who has passed. Including the at least several thousands that he and the Cuban Revolution have dispatched over close to six decades...

Finally, the farcical distraction (aka local government elections)is over.I'm sure JLP leaders, candidates, and voters, God bless 'em, are of the view that the JLP 'won' these elections, but the truth is that the PNP lost. In the most remarkable...

Today, the remains of one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th Century will be buried, but not his memory or the controversy which was his constant companion throughout his extraordinary life. No one can be neutral about Fidel...

Tomorrow, the Jamaica Labour Party takes charge of the majority of the parish councils, now rebaptised as municipal corporations.This will be accomplished with only a third or so of eligible voters turning out and through the hard core of the party'...

Irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming parish council elections, the Ministry of Local Government and/or parish councils, or municipal corporations, as they have renamed themselves, in the name of public safety, must come to terms with the...

The recent explosion at an illegal gas-filling plant on Jacques Avenue in the Mountain View area has once again highlighted the unregulated nature of the petroleum industry.The illegal gas trade has been an ongoing problem for quite a number of...

Andrew Holness' adoption last week of a tripartite framework to monitoring the new standby agreement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrates his holistic, integrated and broad approach to economic development.The standard neo-...

I am not your 'perfect' bank borrower/customer. I am not a robot that always pay my credit card on or before the due date, and occasionally, I do go overdrawn.Moreover, I, like, I assume, most of my fellow customers, don't live on hunky-dory street...

In November 2008, Barack Hussein Obama defeated Republican, John McCain, winning 365 Electoral College votes to McCain's 173, and 53 per cent of the popular vote, to become the first African-American president of the United States. It was a defining...

Arguably one of the wealthiest planters who rose to prominence during Jamaica's era of slavery and sugar, John Tharp was not born in Britain, but in the island.Of English stock, his forbears probably took part in Penn and Venables' invasion of the...
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