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Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The carnage on our roads is worrisome, but to blame it on speeding is easy, and misses the point.

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is an old joke about a man whose facial features would stop a clock.

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The extradition proceedings in relation to the 'president'' have taken a turn for the worse.

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Easter Sunday last, my colleague, Ian Boyne, wrote his annual polemic against the Christian commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus on Good Friday and Easter; and I hereby write my annual reply.

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Delroy Chuck, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is an affable, intelligent man, who this newspaper felt was being wasted in his current job and had proposed for higher office.He could do no worse...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Disaster at Hope Zoo - Poor Hope Zoo is still struggling year after year to survive and keep at least the last few remaining animals that they have in reasonable condition.Now a terrible disaster...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Honourable Bruce Golding has instructed the minister of justice "to seek a declaration from the courts of Jamaica ...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's been a cold, hard winter in Britain. By now, sunny, warm weather should have brought people back into their gardens...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The formal Budget debate that follows the official opening of Parliament each year is used not only to present numbers but as an indicator of the policies, plans and tactics that either side will be pursuing to fulfil their...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Few things excite politicians as much as the opportunity to deal in pork - to garner and garnish it, and then to dole it out in dollops to beholden and grateful constituents.It is not surprising, therefore, that the scramble for an additional $300 million...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Just last week I overheard two professionals having a conversation in Kingston.The 56-year-old woman asked, "You think Jamaica will come back?" Her companion, a 60-year-old accountant, a deep-thinking man with a rippling...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

David Muirhead is a distinguished lawyer who has also served as Jamaica's high commissioner to the United Kingdom. Neither we, nor anyone we know, has ever questioned his integrity.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To what extent are we, as Jamaicans, prone to 'trust' other persons? How much confidence do we have in the good intentions of our political leaders, our government, the private sector and the major institutions...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As much as Jamaicans may have come to doubt it, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has convinced us that he is capable of passion - especially when it comes to defending the presumed rights of his parliamentary...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Without considering the message to our children, we're about to seamlessly merge the annual celebration of Jesus' resurrection with another traditional Jamaican celebration - the crude copying of imported culture.For, soon,...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I refer to your editorial of April 1, titled: 'More cause for concern at the Finance Ministry' which I found unbalanced, while missing some of the substantive issues.The changes in the Budget were meant to avoid us going...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A week ago, this newspaper drew attention to the action of a young athlete at the Issa/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships who, having successfully completed his event, pointed to the stands in simulated...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce's Watergate? It is amazing how history is routinely repeated and equally amazing how arrogance and carelessness allow us to repeat the same mistakes made by others.

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding may have made a marginal step towards repairing Jamaica's credibility over his Government's handling of America's request for the extradition of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ford's prescription - Dr Jephthah Ford's letter of Saturday, April 3 states the obvious - our resources are limited.

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." (Ecclesiastes 10:7) Heartiest congratulations to Audrey Marks on being appointed Jamaica's ambassador to the United States (US).

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I knew a Hindu who practised more Christian principles than most professed Christians. Many Christians would consider him incapable of going to 'heaven' simply because he was born into Hinduism and, although exposed to Christianity...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By this newspaper's count, at least 409 people were murdered in Jamaica during the first 90 days of 2010. That translates to more than four persons being killed every day of the year between January and the end of March. And we suspect that we have undercounted.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like most Jamaicans, when I read the newspaper headline last Wednesday, 'Drier days ahead', my instinctive reaction was, 'This must be false prophecy on the part of our weather forecasters'. Facing the prospect of even more severe inconvenience from water lock-offs, such a brief state of denial is a natural human reaction.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I had a revealing conversation with a middle-aged man in front of the Emancipation Park monument soon after it was unveiled. When I told him that I objected to the nakedness of the figures, he perplexedly asked, "Den a no so wi did stay inna slavery?" I managed to convince him that enslaved African-Jamaicans didn't 'walk street' in their birthday suit. They actually wore clothes.

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