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Much has been said about what is loosely referred to as the 'management of the economy', and much credit for this has been given to the previous government. Our macroeconomic indicators are said to have been moving in the 'right direction'....

I read with some concern an article titled 'Basic-, infant-school students' assessment begins Tuesday', posted in the online edition of The Gleaner of Monday, May 9, 2016. In its opening paragraph, the report states: "The literacy and numeracy...

When we were teenagers and young men, the idiotic factions from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) would work on different days. It might sound silly, but the 'Labarites' would grudgingly engage in projects approved or...

The recently appointed board of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has acted on a decision not to renew the contract of Managing Director Colin Campbell and to this end Mr Campbell is being paid for the three-month notice period. Campbell...

With the 2016-2017 Budget Debate now under way, the historian in me drove me to pull up from my sources a couple of old Budget speeches by leaders of government at critical junctures in the nation's history.I have often made the point that Edward...

However, it is with a heavy heart and some nerve that I dare to ... well, just to make a few comments on two topics in his column titled 'Swapping white Queen for non-executive monkey' in The Sunday Gleaner of April 24, 2016.Ripping into the...

The ticking time bomb, which requires an urgent national response, is the continued degeneration of our young urban unemployed males into a lumpenproletariat, which produces violence as a commodity for sale to organised criminal networks, or used...

Well, 'The Donald' has trumped all his Republican rivals and is now their presumptive nominee.Meanwhile, 'The Hillary' is still left to battle a dinosaur with the potential bite of a gnat. That is, Bernie Sanders, who, with all his far-from-...

"Jamaica is an extraordinarily violent country," said that good gynaecologist and actor Dr Michael Abrahams in The Gleaner of Monday May 9, 2016. He was later on Power 106 close to noon, giving...

So the Man a Yard has delivered and has found ways of keeping the promise. Well, let's not fight over the details, but he did assure us that those who earned below $1.5m would have been given PAYE tax relief by April 1, 2016. Nevertheless, the...
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