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Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AM

We hope that the plan to dissolve the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) isn’t a case of the Holness administration learning the wrong lessons from the Petrojam scandal and opting for a solution that might make it more difficult to identify,...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Two years ago, I left Jamaica en route to Europe, a course of action that only became possible after earning an international scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in journalism, media and globalisation. After a year of living in both Denmark and...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) ought to be ranked as one of the most inefficient, uncaring, and insensitive companies in Jamaica. On Monday, September 9, we discovered, at about 6 a.m., that the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The domino game became contentious. The Beast was becoming frustrated and, in a rare move for such a mild-mannered person, he raised his voice at the Dunce. “What’s the matter with you? ” The Beast asked in as testy a voice as he could summon. “...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Audley Shaw seems to have rediscovered his voice and with it, a remembrance that agriculture is part of his ministerial portfolio. Many people will be happy – if it lasts and he sustains his advocacy. Last week, Mr Shaw, who is also the minister of...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Last Tuesday morning, shortly after waking up, I checked my phone to see what was trending on Google. At the top of the list was the name ‘Jarrid Wilson’. I was not familiar with this person and was curious about him and why his name was at number...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The letter in your September 7, 2019 edition, under the headline ‘PEP textbook errors embarrassing’, had a number of misleading and erroneous information based, unfortunately, on wrong assumptions, which may confuse your readers. Please see the...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AM

At the resumption after the summer break, the members of the House of Representatives stood for the customary minute of silence in memory of three deceased former members, Dr Kenneth Baugh, Lawrence Broderick and Glenville Shaw. After about 30...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:07 AM

I want to make it clear that I am not a political creature. I am not aligned to any political party. I have very good friends on both sides of the fence. However, there are things about the People’s National Party (PNP) that I find very strange...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The impression that most people have of a court is that of a deadly serious place, but my six-year experience of working in the Resident Magistrate’s Court does not exactly match that impression. I have witnessed times when even the RM and lawyers...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Representation is important. It is critical that all members of society see themselves in media and in public spaces, be that on billboards, buses or street art. It is in seeing ourselves that we see ourselves. For many, we in Jamaica for decades...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Hopefully, the group Montego Bay Pride is a juristic person, in which event it should seek an injunction against the St James Municipal Corporation and its chairman, Homer Davis, to prevent them their constitutionally guaranteed right to free...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:27 AM

A diabetic truck driver en route through a St Catherine community urgently needs food to elevate his precipitously falling blood-sugar level, or else he could possibly die. The truck driver is unable to access food because it is a little after10 at...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:26 AM

We are due some serious conversations in Jamaica, what with these traffic pile-ups, the ever-high road deaths, and the ongoing struggle to have some order on the roads. Road mortality has once again coursed past 300, so it is plain that we still...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:26 AM

 Pon Thursday, September 5, four day after her birthday, Queen Mother Mariamne Samad draw her last breath. She was 97, not 99, as some people a seh. She did born eena 1922, eena di belly a di Marcus Garvey movement. Fi her...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMLeroy Dixon/Guest Columnist

Like many Jamaicans, I watched keenly to see the outcome of the People’s National Party (PNP) internal election on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Admittedly not a huge Peter Bunting fan prior to the start of his campaign, I must admit to having...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

It is a fact that many law-abiding citizens are bothered by the scale of recklessness displayed by motorists, especially those who operate public passenger vehicles. Indeed, more than 250,000 traffic tickets have been issued already this year for...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

David Lloyd George was not very much liked by Dame Margot Asquith, the wittiest woman in England at the time and wife of the man he succeeded as prime minister of England in 1916, Herbert Humphrey Asquith. Renowned for her wit, Dame Margot said of...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

This newspaper desperately wants to take at face value Robert Montague’s assurance of a positive medium-term outlook for the Alpart alumina refinery and that its Chinese owners, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), have been up front with the...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Now that he has defeated his rival, Dr Peter Phillips has a huge task on his hands. It is not just to unify the party. It is to rebuild the party’s democratic socialism. To my mind, this is the deeper and more critical need. Like many other...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The difference between the votes cast for the two PNP Peters last week might have been 76, but if only 39 persons had voted differently, the result would have been reversed. Considering that it was only 39 people (about a busload) out of 2,778...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has taken note of a letter published in your column by a D. Bowen on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, and wish to respond to the issue raised. First, the ministry sincerely regrets the deficiencies in...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:09 AM

In April of this year, the most popular man in the People’s National Party (PNP), Damion Crawford, squared off with political neophyte, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz, in a by-election in Eastern Portland. A key element in the...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Jamaican economy has had an average of less than one per cent annual growth for the last 30 years. At this rate, it will take well over 70 years to double our current gross domestic product (GDP) level. The Holness administration in 2016...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Prosperity gospel was dealt a massive blow by one of its former disciples, USA evangelist Benny Hinn. According to the video clip circulated on Monday, Hinn has backslided from the tenets of prosperity gospel, or health and wealth gospel....

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