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Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Oh, what a country we live in when one party masquerades as the only one capable when in government of passing 'perfect legislation' even as it sneers and acts all superior and haughty, claiming that any law passed by the other party is on the same...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:15 AM

I am not a fan of international beauty contests. Pageants such as Miss World and Miss Universe no longer hold my interest as much as they did when I was in my youth...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Much of the fuss this week revolved around the late realisation that as citizens of a country considered by many to be on the path towards development into a serious nation, there are certain discomforts that will be par for the course...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Good teachers in Jamaican schools are poorly paid, and the outcomes of our children suffer because the system does not attract the best quality and often cannot retain the really talented persons who do try teaching.Remember that in default of...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Given the proliferation of all-inclusive hotels in Jamaica, Taleb Rifai should have anticipated the sensitivity of industry officials to any criticism, real or imagined, of that model of tourism and, therefore, should have anticipated the backlash...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

We've all heard the Jamaican phrase 'Every mickle makes a muckle'. It means that small things add up to a large amount. It's also an encouragement to be frugal, to save little by little in the expectation that it will add up to something big one day...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The good news is that there has been a sharp reduction in violence in Jamaican high schools over the last seven years. For instance, the likelihood of a student being in a physical fight is nearly 40 per cent less likely today than in 2010.But, as...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

1. The first thing you must remember if you really want to fix road like how we do it a Jamaica is that as soon as the pothole start form, you not to see it. Every foetus and baby pothole must live! Therefore, continue walk and drive over the...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It has long been a bit of a puzzle to me what exactly parents are expected to do when the advisory 'Parental discretion is advised' comes up just before a TV news story or before some other show. What may be a matter of big drama and/or concern to...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There is a video floating around the Internet that was captured at the recent OPM Live Youth Forum hosted by the prime minister. In it, the prime minister is confronted by a young man named Daniel Thomas. This other Daniel identified himself as a...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Is nothing but bad-mind and grudgeful. Lisa Hanna's toned arms are an offence to women with Jello underarms. It's as simple as that. And I'm certainly not throwing words at Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, St Andrew West Rural MP, who accused Lisa Hanna of...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:41 AMTony Deyal

Trinidad and Tobago always wanted a model prime minister, and now it has one. This was one of the comments after the prime minister of the country, Dr Keith Rowley, hit the runway like Air Force One in an event held in Trinidad last Saturday that supposedly showcased Caribbean fashion talent and was hyped as “designed to rock the fashion world”...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:17 AM

Ardent supporters of the British royal family are no doubt thrilled at news of the engagement of Prince Harry and America-born actress Meghan Markle. This fairy-tale romance of how Miss Markle moved from being a descendant of cotton plantation slaves to claiming her prince is the kind of story that’s worth a smile in this tragedy-warped 21st-century world...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:04 AM

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Jamaican Government and the sponsor tourism bodies must be commended for organising the just-concluded Sustainable Tourism Conference in Montego Bay...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Britain's slow suicide sort of makes senseThe numbers are in and they aren't pretty. Britain's chancellor of the exchequer delivered his annual budget last week with a barrage of jokes aimed at sweetening a bitter pill. Britain is slowly strangling...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When normally rational people do seemingly blatantly irrational things, it's usually not because they are stupid.Often, there is a perverse rationality to their actions. Which is what we are yet to fathom in the slow-motion scandal involving the...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast has been the most talked-about local sports official over the last two weeks. In his time, Prendy was a no-nonsense referee who was always prepared to referee a game in the same way a strict headmaster would...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It's a long bad road from Harbour View to Port Antonio, with potholes aplenty, and long have I awaited the promised, smooth, new highway to Boston jerk and Winnifred's Beach. So last week Wednesday, I attended the second of two public consultations...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:05 AM

The last week gave rise to three things of importance for me: the decision by the Prime Minister (PM) to heed the petition regarding the preservation of the Cockpit Country; the assignment of the Contractor General to monitor the $630-million island...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In his apparent haste to impute partisan political motive in the Jamaican Bar Association's (Jambar) proposal for appointing a new chief justice, Delroy Chuck not only misconstrued the gravamen of its argument, but its practical effect on the...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Their numbers hover between 11,000 and 12,000; they all have guns and power, plus the might of the State supporting them. Each year, the number of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members so unmotivated that they leave...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently, The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) participated in congregational worship at the Boulevard Baptist Church to mark the proclamation of the Eat Jamaican Campaign which was launched on November 25, 2003 and observed every year on the 25th...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"Water is the new oil." Water scarcity threatens people's livelihoods across the globe. Countries are increasingly embroiled in conflict over access to water. Ballooning urban populations continue to deplete aquifers, and pollution endangers the...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In India, a case with potentially sinister undertones has divided media. The death of High Court Judge BH Loya in December 2014 is raising questions about the integrity of the judiciary and the political machinery of the country. If what is...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Andrew Holness has it horribly wrong. Or, at best, there is a deficit in his appreciation of this business of justice.True justice, the Jamaican leader ought to be aware, isn't dichotomous or variegated. There can't be sequestered versions for the...

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