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Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's Valentine's Day.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The pressures of a bad economic situation exemplified by the record 20 million Americans out of work, massive loss of wealth by families, and the insecurity arising therefrom, are fuelling anger against political incumbents in the United States.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican Parliament is supposed to be the final authority for deciding how much revenue should be raised for the national budget.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the event of appeals, it could be a long time, even years after the March 8 date that Justice Ingrid Mangatal set for a hearing of the matter by the full court, before there is a legal determination of the...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) negotiations are over and the Government has secured a new extended-fund facility for Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The police yesterday disclosed that a young girl who had been kidnapped in Clarendon earlier in the week was freed by her abductors. What the police did not say, but which we assume to be the case, is that a ransom was paid. This case is not an isolated incident.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When will we, as citizens of Jamaica, wake up to the truths outlined in Peter Espeut's commentary on Friday, February 12, titled 'The largest divisions'?

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me space to express on behalf of the common Jamaicans how sad we are to learn through our daily news that the body of our beloved professor had been cremated and will be returning to us in an urn.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In September 2008, a 22-year-old women's studies graduate from Sacramento State University with the pseudonym 'Natalie Dylan' announced on the radio programme of 'shock-jock' Howard Stern that she would auction off her virginity online and the act would be consummated at a brothel, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, in Nevada.

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Different types of politicians respond to different stimuli. Military dictators respect only the force of arms, as exemplified by Stalin's famous contemptuous remark: "How many divisions does the Pope have?" Since the Pope has no military might...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are heartened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding's swift and unequivocal response to the report that investigators from the Office of the Public Defender were on Wednesday barred from entering the Horizon Remand Centre to gather information on the...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dennie Quill got it right!Dennie Quill, You are right on the money! You have to wonder who is more gullible, the Jamaicans who were naive enough to believe such returns were legally possible, or the learned lawyer who believed a stranger's proclamation...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It might well be that the Factories Corporation of Jamaica will pay less in rent for larger offices it proposes to move to in New Kingston than for the one it now occupies in downtown Kingston.So, Mr Karl Samuda, the commerce and industry minister...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Given Jamaica's long, unseasonal and continuing drought, it is understandable that the National Water Commission (NWC), the state-owned company that produces and delivers piped, potable water, has stepped up what is labelled a conservation...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The day Professor Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford, OM, died was the same day I received an advance copy of my book, The Cross and the Machete: Native Baptists of Jamaica-Identity, Ministry and Legacy, in which Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor Emeritus...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SCORES OF Cash Plus investors were broadly optimistic about the prospects of getting a payout last Christmas based on pronounce-ments by the trustee in bankruptcy. In fact, following Hugh Wildman's press conference, many started to think...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Dominoes and in life, sometimes we have to give to get. One Saturday afternoon, playing against Dr S. Blank (senior lecturer in the faculty of domino) and Jimmy Hunchback (the worst yet luckiest domino player in the world), Gene Autry posed double six.

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the immediate aftermath of Haiti's big and destructive earthquake, it was an article of faith in Jamaica that a seismic event of that magnitude was unlikely to leave the level of damage that was wrought upon Port-au-Prince...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Aren't you ashamed,Mr MP?I am asking the member of parliament (MP) for East Rural St Andrew to fix the road in a district called Dublin Castle.

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are happy that Prime Minister Bruce Golding has now clarified Jamaica's position on the future of its relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti after the seeming game of baiting and brinksmanship that was being played last week by his information...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Explanation on water needed - We, the citizens of this country, would like an explanation from the National Water Commission (NWC) and, by extension, the Government as to its plans to address the current water problems being experienced by a great number...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

That the male students in high school are not performing as well as their female counterparts is a fact. That is not debatable. This we must discuss and carry on the discussion until we find a solution....

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Among the most pragmatic and sensible actions of the Golding administration, despite the occasionally silly rhetoric in Opposition, has been to maintain Jamaica's mature and textured foreign policy, which is proving particularly useful during this...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have known Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington for many years and have consistently found him to be a professional, dutiful, bright, level-headed and exemplary policeman. I am especially pleased with his impending appointment...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recent events have propelled the efficiency of our police force's inventory management system (or lack of) into the forefront of our attention. Though tragic, the alert but fortuitous find of the weapons cache on Munster Road may serve to convince officialdom...

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