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Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After I kicked the bucket a decade ago, on April 8, 2000, to be exact, I decided to head straight for hell.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A year ago, leading economists were fearful that the global economy was sliding into a great depression triggered by the free-fall in financial markets and credit crunch that was suffocating businesses.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Harold Brady, a senior Jamaican attorney, has admitted that he made a mistake in signing a contract with United States law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips (MPP), indicating that he was a "consultant to the Government of Jamaica," and "hereby confirms...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 10 years after the commencement of discussions on the reform of Jamaica's sexual offence laws, a new law is finally on the books.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By heading in a general election more than two years before it is due, Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago is taking a political gamble in which he believes he holds the better hand and...

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

When Christopher Tufton encouraged farmers to cultivate cassava as part of a major 'grow more to feed ourselves' campaign, he was excoriated for the idea in some quarters.

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.

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