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Jamaica’s current dengue outbreak is occurring on a scale unprecedented for the island, representing a crisis to which the Ministry of Health and Wellness has had to make rapid adjustments in its planning for and delivery of care to the public. We...

Pain and suffering are an inescapable part of life. If you have ups and successes, you are bound to have downs and failures. We are trained to focus on the highs and live in fear and dread of the lows. When we do end up facing the inevitable hard...

It is my understanding that the People’s National Party (PNP) was badly blindsided by results of a privately commissioned, still unannounced poll in addition to the ‘unkind’ numbers published by NNN/BlueDot. That is quite understandable. Political...

Somehow I have foolishly inserted myself into this whole Patois in schools debate. Of all the people I could have picked an argument with in life, I chose the ones who study the power of words for a living. I, therefore, have no choice but to tek...

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), from reports received, is set to roll out a new system of identifying voters in polling stations in select constituencies in the upcoming general election. This, to my mind, although long overdue, is...

“I need equal rights and justice… Everyone is fighting For equal rights and justice … Everyone is talking about crime Tell me who are the criminals?” – Peter Tosh, ‘Equal Rights and Justice’ A pack of wolves bay at the moon to...

I am illiterate in Patois. There. I said it. I cannot read or write standard Patois. Don’t get me wrong, I can speak it fluently, but I struggle to read proper Patois spelling and wouldn’t even dare take on the challenge of writing it. But since...

An analysis of our Food Import Bill reveals that the major imports of plant based food include: n Cereal – wheat, rice, and corn, both as raw material for processing into consumer-ready products as well as finished products; n Food preparations,...

For years, they have ruled the roost. Gunmen who have gained the support of their communities based on a number of factors and who have been labelled as dons. The first thing is, as much as they are reviled and made evil by police reports on...

Keith Duncan, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and chairman of JMMB, is a stout defender of the government’s achievements in the area of macroeconomic stability. Over the Christmas holiday, he decided to expand his...
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