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Hundreds of persons have died since the Government introduced its potentially life-saving anti-crime zones of special operations bill. How many more will be allowed to be slaughtered while we wait to appease and kowtow to a small but powerful...

Dr Damian Graham, general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), wrote an article published in The Gleaner on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Gov't Oval - By Jamaicans, for Jamaicans'. In it, Dr Graham said, "Jamaican architects,...

My older friends purchased a prostitute for me when I was a teenager. It turned out to be one of the worst experiences of my life.Now, I do not buy sex, in that I have never found the need to venture out on a search for, say, intimate contact with...

St Thomas has had many good reasons from state neglect to have rebelled again since 1865. From Montego Bay, where he was opening the first Jamaica International Exhibition, Prime Minister Holness announced big plans for the development of Morant Bay...

A man walked into a public place and, despite the security detail in place, no one could prevent Congressman Steve Scalise from being shot by wacko, James Hodgkinson, a man whose age of 66 might just need another six to show that we are facing a...

Jamaica and the United States share a deep democratic tradition. I have been fortunate to serve during an election here in Jamaica and to have seen that democratic tradition in action.After a hard-fought campaign, there was a gracious and peaceful...

Government's recent bailout of hundreds of local tertiary students represented a timely reminder of the imbalance between the potential demand by Jamaican students for the provision of tertiary education and the inability of these students to afford...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness indicated recently that he recognised the importance of intelligence-driven crime-fighting and more resources. He also hinted that this initiative could mean the shifting of resources from other critical areas to a...

Recently, I had occasion to request more cable boxes from FLOW. They had initially installed some boxes. However, bearing in mind that my family is quite big by today's standard, and given the fact that the cost of each additional cable box works...

Let me begin with a declaration. I once served as a consultant in the Ministry of National Security and had special responsibility for strategic projects and modernisation. I was the Government's chief negotiator responsible for the now-infamous...
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