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Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

We have been plagued with the ugly monster of crime and violence in Jamaica since the early 1970s. In fact, I think that we should celebrate 2020 as the world-leading crime capital for half a century.Initially, the crime problem was aided and...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

It look like seh di people dem weh in charge a di North-South Highway never study sums eena fi dem primary school. If 500 vehicle pay $1,000 toll, an 1,000 vehicle pay $500 toll, which money bigger? A di said same money.Every...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Should anyone doubt the relevance of the Commonwealth to small countries like those of its members in the Caribbean and why Jamaica has a stake in its continued revitalisation, there was ample evidence in Kingston last week.The Commonwealth...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

It is rather inconsiderate that people who are on PATH (the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education) have to reapply every four years to continue receiving financial support from the Government. Failure to do so, according to the...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

"If we get caught with a snap election, it will be a great ejection," said the PNP MP to me of Dr Peter Phillips. "He has spent many years in the political process. We are not now prepared to wait on him still trying to generate positive tea leaves...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMGlenn Tucker

The US media have been criticising President Donald Trump for refusing to condemn white supremacists for a terrorist attack that killed one woman and injured several other persons. The rally these persons were attending had many persons wearing...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Amid the chaos and dysfunction that continue to characterise the Trump administration, the Jamaican Government must find a way to maintain its interests with the United States, as difficult a proposition as that might seem.But even as Jamaica seeks to...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM

St Peter was someone I could get along with. As I sat in what was called First Standard of the village Anglican or EC school, learning to read, write and make the most of the teacher's frequent absences from class, or in Sunday school, the stories...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM

We don't know whether there is a pecking order in Andrew Holness' Cabinet, and, if so, where Horace Chang falls within it. But Dr Chang, it seems, has been ascribed the authority to speak on the behalf of the group to attempt to appropriate to the...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM

One of the most powerful fronts in the war to change and reform (some would say to corrupt) our culture is language. An important strategy is to change the definitions of strategic terms in our cultural vocabulary (like marriage, sexual intercourse...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The postmortem into the London World Championships is still continuing. Much of the discussion centres on decisions made by the team management, especially as it relates to the relays. Every time there is a global tournament, it seems there is...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM

I wish to share a story of my visit to three separate banks on Wednesday, August 16. My mother and I wanted to put each other's names on our respective bank accounts.Our first stop was at Sagicor Bank's Hope Road office. When we went to Customer...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The killing of Micholle Moulton and the shooting of her sister is worse than we thought. Seventeen-year-old Micholle was being considered for the position of head girl for Meadowbrook High School. She did 11 subjects at the CSEC level. She was a...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The nationalist fusillade Peter Bunting trained on Chinese companies in Jamaica last week reminded this newspaper of a proposed project involving one of Beijing's firms on which sensible intervention by the opposition MP and entrepreneur would be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

In the latter part of the campaign leading up to the February 2016 elections, Dr Peter Phillips had seemingly taken on a pet political project - questioning Andrew Holness over the ownership and construction of a mansion in Beverly Hills.The small...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

It's 3 a.m., well before cock crow. The alarm goes off - time to get up and go to training. Jamaica's athletes are on the move, tracking and fielding, preparing for the moment when they will make us proud. We have become so used to them...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The thing about legends is that despite coming to an end, they abide for eternity. The legend Jamaica bequeathed the world, Usain Bolt, had always wanted to retire after the Rio Olympics in 2016, but fans, and perhaps sponsors, pressured him into...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

And so it ends. A disappointing campaign at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, bookended by reports of a catfight between two members of our mile relay team, moments before the final.When the Legend pulled up with cramp on the final...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

It is not often, in recent times, that this newspaper has found itself in support of positions held by the Police Federation. That's because the union for the rank and file of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has mostly busied itself with irrational...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The recent requirement for sub-officers and constables to give six months' notice of their intention to withdraw from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) may prove as difficult to enforce as the Public Health Tobacco Control Regulation which...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The current barrage of verbal exchanges between the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the president of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, is part of a long, miserable and contentious relationship between both countries.The acrimony can be...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Peter Bunting is not an ordinary Jamaica citizen and is in no position to insist to be so considered. He is not only an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, but he has held high political office, including the critical one of minister of...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMRobert Evans

It certainly is a privilege to be a member of the generation that has been able to enjoy the performances of Usain St Leo Bolt - by far the most extraordinary sprinter the world has ever seen.He has run against royalty (unfortunately losing under...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Last Sunday, I wrote a piece on the political crisis in Venezuela. Then on Wednesday, I wrote an article on Donald Trump's hyperbolic language about North Korea. But it never occurred to me that the next article would be about Trump, North Korea AND...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:40 AMGarth Rattray

The amazing talents of our elite track athletes have spoilt us. Their repeated international successes and world dominance caused many to see them as unbeatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Some years ago, a scientific group did a...

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