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Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The campaign for South East St Mary has elicited a number of extraordinary statements, pictures, and campaign pronouncements. One that struck my ear was the assurance that the people of SE St Mary are buying into the "vision of prosperity". This, of...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There are some people who think that when gang members become engaged in turf wars and kill each other, it solves the problem of violence in a community. Montego Bay is bleeding from gang violence, which ought to give solace to none.The head of the...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There has been a wage(ing) war on social media since last week among some employers and millennials like myself. Millennials bemoan the poor treatment they are often subjected to in the workplace, including unpaid...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The phrase 'catching your royal' in no way refers to Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, although she did catch and seems intent on keeping hers. No splitting heirs for her, she's providing them in really rapid succession.Sarah Ferguson caught...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMSimone Murray

I want to highlight that there is still a light that shines in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I am blessed to have met two diamonds in the rough: Apostle Mervelyn Scott and Prophetess Jonice Frew, two awesome pastors of...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Professor Anthony Chen's novel suggestion that Jamaica seek economic restitution from global polluters at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is, on the face of it, impractical. For even if the question of jurisdiction was resolved, against...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Serendipitously, within the space of one month, three major developments have taken place that, if fully utilised, will forever change our criminal justice system as we know it to exist.First, there was the second test run in some of our courts this...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It appears that the Government is either being disingenuous about its reasons for rejecting the offer from the United Kingdom to partially fund the construction of a new maximum-security facility or is evolving its position and wants to prepare the...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Five hundred years ago next week Tuesday, German Roman Catholic priest and Augustinian monk Fr Martin Luther, OSA, wrote a scholarly letter (in Latin) to his bishop, Albrecht von Brandenburg, protesting the sale of indulgences. This document has...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I was among those who turned up at the Stadium East field last Saturday to watch the schoolboy football double-header. It appeared as if the entire island was there.People did turn up because they wanted to see the defending champions, Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It is not our sense that anything has, up to now, taken place in South East St Mary that should jeopardise the holding of the parliamentary by-election there in four days' time. The political parties and their supporters should not only keep it that...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It was sometime in the late 1980s and the diminutive man was enjoying the huge footprint his commercial establishment had in the Jamaican business landscape. His initial cash outlay in business came by way of the successful dabbling in illicit ganja...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently, a 60-odd-year-old tour guide pointed out the statue of Queen Victoria in Nassau and said she gave Bahamians their freedom, hence her statue is prominently located in Parliament Square, a space for political rallies, popular protest and...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There is substantive documentary and real-life evidence which details the effects on the environment due to mans' reckless actions. Big-game hunting and poaching have been responsible for the near decimation of many species, often driven by man's...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

En route to London a couple of weeks ago, I checked the limited offerings on British Airways' entertainment portal and decided to watch a documentary on Bitcoin, the electronic cash system or digital currency that is currently rocking the...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Stephen 'Franno' Francis leaving MVP Track Club is like Berry Gordy leaving Motown after firmly establishing the label as the foremost hit-making entity in the world. And while Gordy never left what he built, Franno's departure from MVP is to be...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A major perk of being tourism lecturers at one of Jamaica's prominent universities are the frequent opportunities to experience Destination Jamaica through the lens of our visitors. Most recent was an educational tour facilitated through UTech,...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Conventional wisdom will be to ascribe the situation in Montego Bay to the balloon effect: squeeze one side and it bulges at the other. So, the concentration, since last month, of police and soldiers in the community of Mount Salem under the zones...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Presenters (usually people with busy schedules) who sacrifice time and effort to hand out prizes at award functions deserve to be seen and heard by the honourees. They are usually invited to do the honours at these events because of their role-model...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Call it Miss Cleo clairvoyance, wishful thinking, whatever, all I know is that Shane Alexis needs to lose the race for South East St Mary. My desire for his defeat has nothing to do with Shane Alexis himself, and everything to do with a severely...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Stephen Vasciannie has offered a frank reminder of the need for a frank debate on the efficacy of the system for training lawyers in the English-speaking Caribbean, including the reasonableness of the near-monopoly of access to the region's law...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While we've been away, lots happened in faraway Fantasyland, Apocrypha.Oma D'unn, PhD in logic who solved political problems by parable, retired from politics. This meant his sage advice was more widely available so he set up a consultancy 'Oma...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:37 AM

Recently, a patient of mine consulted me for a minor gynaecological issue. While lying on the examination table, she began to berate me for my social media posts ...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Breast cancer is scary and it's the most common cancer in women. It is estimated that one in eight women will probably develop breast cancer. In spite of the advances in medical science, it remains a serious threat to all women.The risk of...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This initiative may, to some, carry a whiff of market day huckstering or a haberdasher's discounting rather than a proper dispensing of justice. But if it helps in clearing the logjam in Jamaica's courts, then it has the support of this newspaper....

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