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Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am more than curious and concerned about the Jamaica-Israeli connection, given news that has emerged about the use of Israeli technologies in certain questionable activities globally.The Gleaner, in a news item titled 'Khashoggi's private WhatsApp...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It had to come to this. And they're not done yet.Riding on a dramatic expansion of 'human rights', a man has gone to court in The Netherlands to ask the Government to roll back his age by 20 years! Emile Ratelband argued before the court that he...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The difference between a jam and a jelly is that jellies are transparent and have no residue of skin, seed or any other visible part of the fruit. Jams, on the other hand are full of all kinds of chunks, many of which cannot be properly identified....

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is bullish about the economy and has been making a strong case that before long, full employment can be attained.Speaking in Montego Bay recently, he said, "If the economy continues on the path that it is now set,...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

You ever feel like you're living in a movie? I just returned from Cape Town where I completed a course sponsored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on development, inequality and sustainability. The challenges faced by the South African...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans are all hot and bothered over the recent auditor general's Petrojam report.For sure, after reading the articles of the report only (no pictures), PNP has exposed a huge erection Playboy magazine publishers would've been proud to have...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In any investigation or audit of any arm of government, whether it is carried out by the contractor general or the auditor general, when imprudent and deliberately reckless authorisation of spending is approved by boards or top management and...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:01 AMAndrew Wheatley

In my previous article (Part 1), I outlined how new technologies such as smartphones, smartwatches, and other smart devices capture data about us and, with or without or knowledge, share this personal data with a myriad of different entities. Such...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In its 151st year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is facing significant challenges as it seeks to provide essential services to our country. During the past week (Police Week), the JCF has had a robust programme of outreach, particularly to...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is by no means a fallacy to understand that party politics is much more about strategy and timing than it is about taking power and finding solutions to a nation's biggest problems. The taking of power must be attained by overpromising with...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has been appealing for Jamaicans to start thinking first class. Dawn Ritch used to call him 'Chuckles'. Chuck, you make me laugh, you makeme cry.In fairness, Honourable Chuckles has been leading a bold programme of...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

During the era of the slave trade, Liverpool delivered two and a half million slaves to the Caribbean and North America. The port was responsible for nearly 400,000 slaves arriving in Jamaica alone, more than London and Bristol combined in the years...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is a high degree of irresponsibility floating around the Caribbean these days. It occupies positions of influence either as the elected government or as opposition parties. The danger inherent in this type of Caribbean irresponsibility is...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite views to the contrary, one of our biggest exports has been our culture, in all its marketable manifestations. A big part of what has made our cultural artefact so marketable is our language, i.e., Jamaican Patois, or creole.Jamaican Patois,...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobyn Miller

The following op-ed comes in commemoration of World AIDS Day, which is observed every year on December 1.HIV/AIDS has come a long way since the early '80s when it first turned up on our doorsteps. Of the nearly 34,000 persons estimated to be living...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Growth performance has not lived up to the hype of earlier forecasts. The growth trajectory, captured in the appealing phraseology of 5-in-4, was to be achieved by next year. this year, growth was expected to be 3%. The 5-in-4 has lost its lustre,...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Let's have a conversation about sex.We seem obsessed with the subject (not necessarily a bad thing). But our obsession is a dark one wherein religion makes sex taboo. It's dirty. Disgusting! Shameful! We must pretend it doesn't exist or speak of it...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Detective constable 'John Smith' had seen the constant deterioration over the years, but was prepared to stick it out and do his job within the parameters of serve, protect, and reassure."In the latter part of my stay with the police force, I used...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Andrew Holness, in an otherwise impressive presentation to the recent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Conference, offered a commitment that when debt-to-GDP ratio is at 60 per cent, and Government is in a position to increase spending:"We will not make...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Until we put the best expertise available at the disposal of those who administer the affairs of the youngest of our citizens, the fruits we reap will be bitter and sour.It has long been my contention that we must give our children the best chance...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMartin Henry

Events of Science Month and Journalism Week kept me happily engaged at The Pegasus from morning till night last Monday.The Scientific Research Council (SRC) was hosting the first day of its two-day 5th Biennial Science...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:41 AMMartin Henry

Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Something is rotten, and it is not in the state of Denmark. It is right here in Coopers Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica. And judging from the pictures flooding my Facebook wall and Twitter timeline, the decay has spread beyond the confines of just my...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:03 AMRicardo Nuncio

No longer solely the purview of environmentalists, sustainability is now a firmly established business imperative, and thankfully, too. While more of us are purposefully engaged in examining the future, not only through the prisms of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human...

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