Sat | May 25, 2019

In Focus

While most Jamaicans may have become aware of the push to establish a National Identification System (NIDS) in recent years, the idea is not new, and has, in fact, been on the drawing board from as far back as 1979. The passage has been a roller...

Why is the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation further traumatising our already highly traumatised children? On a bright and beautiful Sunday morning, right at the start of Child Month, little children dressed up in their Sunday best were...

Jamaica is firmly trapped in a political cul-de-sac surrounded by thoughtless, unimaginative finger-pointing passing for political debate. It’s sad. Not to mention pathetic. Political discussion in Jamaica today is bereft of philosophy, wit, or...

Whenever Mother’s Day comes around, I am reminded of a thought that came to me years ago. I was a senior statistician at the time, working on the country’s labour force figures, when it dawned on me that housewives were not recognised as part of...

Why is Jamaica not being given a full update on the Walton-Morant Licence given to Tullow Oil and the United Oil and Gas, regarding the estimated 229 million barrels of recoverable offshore oil and gas that have been discovered? The Caribbean is...

While the hot (well, maybe, warm) topic is still constitutional law, this might be a good time to take another look at the constitutional principle of separation of powers from a different angle. I’ve proposed that the very concept of a justice...

How the public make up their minds about these things we never get to know, but in the most recent RJRGLEANER Communications Group polls, conducted by pollster Don Anderson, Christopher Tufton was adjudged the best-performing Cabinet minister....

On January 17, 2019, a few days before the Corruption Perception Index 2018 revealed that Jamaica had fallen two places in global rank, an urgent and comprehensive appeal for integrity in the private and public sector was made by the president of...

He is a Jamaican lawyer, very well known, but he would prefer that his name not be attached to anything that I may write in this article. Last Thursday, he emailed me: “So, the Mobile Reserve (MR) is to be disbanded. I am not sure that such a...

So, the chickens released from JCF coops over decades are finally coming home to roost. Their coops weren’t opened last Sunday when many completed their return home for some serious roosting. The first coop was opened almost immediately after...
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