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Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Presidential systems, say of the United States, employ separation of powers between the executive and legislature. Neither the executive nor the legislature can dissolve the other. In contrast, parliamentary systems, like ours, are based on a fusion of powers. The executive is a committee of the legislature. Each can dissolve the other.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Claude Clarke at the National Commercial Bank's 2010 Strategic Retreat put on by its Group Human Resources Division on July 17.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The question that the front-runners in the harsh, sometimes vulgar and uncompromising criticism levelled at the Opposition for withholding its support for the resolution to have the period of public emergency extended for a further one month have deliberately chosen not to address is: Why did the Government downright refuse to accept the 15-day extension proposal?

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On June 25, the People's National Party (PNP) members of the Senate brought a motion of censure against Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne, citing assault on the "rule of law, scant respect for the administration of justice and gross dereliction of ministerial responsibility."

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is an absolute delight to see the two political parties ganging up against Greg Christie, the contractor general. Mr Christie can be a difficult man and regularly roughly ruffles feathers.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It has recently been reported on more than one occasion that the whistle-blowing bill mandates that employees should report matters to their employers in all circumstances, and further, that I am advocating that this should remain so.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a recent edition of one of the local daily newspapers, it was reported that "a senior member of the Diaspora Advisory Board" had expressed his unhappiness with how the Jamaican public had responded to the apology of Prime Minister Bruce Golding in the ongoing saga of the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair and the related extradition drama of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Crime, identified by Jamaicans as their number one problem, has seen a dramatic decline of 49 per cent over the May-June period, resulting in 87 fewer murders. There was also a 46 per cent decline in shooting incidents over the period. Rape, carnal abuse, robbery and break-ins are also down, praise the Lord.

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

Agriculture embracing cultivation, animal husbandry and fishing provides for human nutrition, clothing and inputs for other food and industrial processing.

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

On Friday, July 2, during the urgings of the opposition senators that the Government should establish an independent commission of enquiry to receive evidence and make determinations and recommendations concerning the non-receding, still in-your-face...

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

Would it make any difference if Jamaica left CARICOM? I asked 20 randomly selected people this question last week. They all shrugged their shoulders.

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

The following is the second part of an excerpt from a presentation made by Rupert Lewis, professor of political thought, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, during a symposium 'States of Freedom: Freedom of States' at the Mona Visitors' Lodge,...

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

We often talk about corruption in government. We should also talk about corruption of government. We must talk about those who are outside of government, who corrupt the institutions and processes of government.

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

If you listen only to the naysayers who dominate economic analysis in this country, and for whom the Government and the minister of finance can do no right, you could easily believe that the Government's borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is heading for disaster.

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

The country needs leadership that inspires, infuses enthusiasm and passion in people and which gives people a real sense that they are stakeholders in this society.

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

The following is an edited version of a letter sent to the Press Association of Jamaica by Faith Innerarity, former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports.The role of the press is of critical importance in any...

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

The arrest, extradition and arraignment of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in just a few days between June 22 and 25 was a demonstration of the swift justice we can have if we really try. In four days, Coke was arrested, taken to a local court where he waived his rights against a local trial, was flown to New York, arraigned in a New York court and pled not guilty to charges.

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

After a disconcerting electoral defeat, Sir Alexander Bustamante mourned, "Jamaica is a real Judas island." The Rev Al Miller, not unfamiliar with Biblical stories, could be forgiven for saying the same thing today.

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

'Good' people have been greatly exercised about the monumental task of resocialising Tivoli Gardens and other communities to be liberated from don rule and don dependency.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Now that Christopher Coke has been apprehended, we might be at a point of knowing a lot more about the west Kingston garrison constituency of which he was 'don'. He said he had much to say.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like the spin doctors and the apologists, Trevor Munroe begins with this: By any means necessary, the present prime minister must remain in that position at this time. What is the best argument to support that endgame?

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICANS FOR Justice read, with disappointment, Kevin O'Brien Chang's article in The Sunday Gleaner on June 20, and found unfortunate the blatant lack of fairness and balance displayed in it.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I created the Tivoli Gardens community-development model to fill a vital need in the development of housing schemes in the area. Rehousing the population of West Kingston was my primary objective when I became a member of Parliament for the constituency in 1962.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is the first part of an excerpt from a presentation made by Rupert Lewis, professor of political thought, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, during a symposium 'States of Freedom: Freedom of States' at the Mona Visitors' Lodge,...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

They flew out the same day, both destined for the same place, North America; one captured, the other released from a major part of his nightmare - and one not of Portia's doing.

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